is broken! is no work!

FYI - to anybody who's trying to contact me today, my email service provider is out, and tells me they won't be back up until tomorrow. This sucks, but they also tell me all the mail will get through eventually. If you need something right away, give me a ring.

UPDATE: As of 9:30 this morning, fastmail is saying it'll be another 30 hours. Doh! They've been rock solid for the 3+ years I've been using them for my IMAP provider, but I guess everybody has a bad couple days now and then. In any event, I've put a rollover system in place using my gmail account, so for all intents and purposes, my email is functional and seamless again ... but if you've sent me anything in the past 24 hours, I didn't get it, so please resend it.

Unless you're that guy who keeps trying to get me to buy stock ... I'm telling you dude, try ninjas.

UPDATE: As of Sunday evening, it's back, and I think I got all the email that was pending. As of right now, my inbox is empty and I've replied to everything that needs replyin'. If you didn't get one you expected, as always, please to follow up. Gracias.



Uberjam and I took a little trip this weekend for our anniversary (number 6, thank you very much). We went up to Horseshoe Bay, where they've recently opened a resort. We stayed at the Marriott, and had us a good ol' time.

When we arrived, we were told that our room had been upgraded. Significantly. "It's a very nice room," said the concierge, in a way that almost creeped me out. "That's no extra charge."

Nice room? The Stephen F. Austin Presidential Suite turned out to be bigger than our freakin' house! Well, not quite, but there was a kitchen, a conference room, two (2) bathrooms, a huge patio ... you get the point. Here's a shot of the living room:

We felt more than a little silly in there - I mean, it really could have held a family of 6, or an entire conference on neurophonology. But who are we to look a gift horse in the mouth? Considering the fact that we'll almost definitely never get to stay there again, we decided to enjoy it for what it was worth.

Which mainly consisted in sitting on the patio and eating fruit. And taking closeup pictures of the rug. Three cheers for simple pleasures.

Anyway, it was a great way to wind down and spend some time together. The next day we hit up the Bluebonnet Cafe for some lunch, and then spent the balance of the afternoon at Hamilton Pool.

Pretty rockin' anniversary, but not as rockin' as the next 6 years are gonna be.

More photos here.