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June 27, 2021

Back into It in Trichotomy

Visits It’s been 2 months since we have been fully vaccinated, and we have been taking advantage of our regained freedom. The first in-person social visit was upstate to my in-laws. We stayed w...


May 29, 2021

Pandemic Projects in Trichotomy

We went upstate to visit La Professeure’s parents last week. It was our first post-pandemic visit. I’ll write about that later but it was the surest sign that we are slowly returning to normal, s...


May 02, 2021

Off my Arse in Trichotomy

Vaccinated I got the second dose of Pfizer vaccine last weekend, so I should be fully vaccinated by next week. The case number in Nassau county is about the same as last summer, though it’s tren...


Vaxxing up In New York, the vaccine availability was extended to 40+ at the end of last month. The morning when I became eligible, La Professeure scheduled an appointment for me. Then told her f...


March 21, 2021

Cooking Survey in Trichotomy

By now everyone in my immediate family has gotten at least one dose of the vaccine, for various reasons - Cheesedog , Spencer, La Professeure, her siblings and both sets of our parents. (Not me t...


March 06, 2021

Creations in Trichotomy

You blink and they are in high school Little Boo-boo has been accepted to his top choice of high school. We haven’t spent as much time together since I moved to the suburbs, but I’m very proud o...


February 28, 2021

Another Month in Lockdown in Trichotomy

Misadventures in Food There’s been a few snowstorms in the past month, so we’re staying in. And cooking a bit more than usual too. For valentine’s day I made a mille crepe cake with some flash-f...


January 18, 2021

Same Sh*t Different Year in Trichotomy

The new strains Pretty much all my medical professional friends got their vaccines (including some here), which was great; but the administration of the next phase is so muddled. We heard stori...


December 31, 2020

Year-end survey for 2020 in Trichotomy

1. What did you do in 2020 that you’d never done before? Zoom 2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? No resolutions 3. Did anyone close to you give bir...


Silver Linings With a pair of vaccines having been approved, here and cases spiking everywhere post-Thanksgiving, we have been hunkering down more: we don’t want to be 林美香. A few weeks before Th...


November 15, 2020

Work/Life Balance in Trichotomy

Streaming concert When Hallie IV died, I started using La Professeure’s hand-me-down Dell desktop from 2006 as my personal computer. I still use it for some work, like editing sound files or vid...


September 14, 2020

Make the Right Call in Trichotomy

Out of a job During the summer, La Professeure’s school was scrambling to prepare for a school year with Covid, and with conflicting directions about how much in-person instructions there would ...


“Live” concert Our music organisation partnered with a startup company/club that “networks” people who love music and music organisations. I don’t know what that means - I have read their descri...


Heatwave When we moved into the house, the inspector had told us that our central A/C would be due for replacement any time. We even got a few thousand dollars knocked off from our purchase pric...


Disney ride We stayed in our house for the most part during the first month of the pandemic lock-down. The only time we left the house was to take our daily walks around the neighbourhood. Aroun...


April 29, 2020

Health Drama in Trichotomy

(No, this is not recent.) I think it comes with aging; our bodies fall apart gradually. Part of the drama that happened during my hiatus here are several health episodes. Septum Our company went...


April 17, 2020

Routines in Trichotomy

The Setup Heading into my 7th week in lockdown. But I really don’t notice much being changed… I’m still working, except I don’t have the commute. The company buys everyone a monitor (and keyboar...


March 29, 2020

Work Drama in Trichotomy

NDS's Fledglings I just passed my 7th year anniversary of working at New Hip Company last November, but I switched teams a year ago before that, so it was like starting up from scratch again. B...


March 26, 2020

Music Stuff in Trichotomy

Now that I have time to reflect on it, maybe some notable stuff did happen in the last 3 years… Carnegie Hall I didn’t play at the Carnegie Hall concert last year, but the year before, I did pla...


March 23, 2020

The Quarantine in Trichotomy

The Setup The reason I am back here is because of quarantine. I’m starting the 3rd week of working from home now and haven’t ventured more than a few blocks from my house. This feel strangely si...


March 22, 2020

Sheltering-in-place in Trichotomy

Um... Hi? It’s weird. 3 years is a long time, but as I’d written before, I feel like life had come to a standstill. Even though OD reopened, I see no reason to go back. And how I’m writing for ...


I’ve by now adjusted to the new timezone (La Professeure hasn’t). It’s been a fun month with trips to Sydney first, and then to Russia. But now it’s back to normal routine, and I have to look for...


For a change, we did not have to take an early flight this Viking cruise. So we took a leisurely morning, having breakfast at the restaurant first, and then the panorama room, saying goodbye to t...


We woke up at 6:30 for a 7:30 tour to visit the Peterhof palace today. That was a price to pay for the early admission. There were very few visitors at the time we got there. It’s billed as the “...


We woke up early in the morning (after having a late night the previous night) to go to Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin. The palace was nice; we took a guided tour round the garden first, and onl...


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