I’ve begun to catalog in my sleep. I dream of animals telling me about new subject terms. I get frustrated because they can’t write the terms down, and I know I won’t remember them in the morning. I solve XML problems gracefully, teasing out the important parts, leaving the rest like a pile of autumn leaves. By the time my alarm goes off, I’ve been at work for hours. Subject terms are, indeed, forgotten, and XML remains beastly. I think I need to learn XSLT. I don’t even know if that’s a grammatically correct sentence.
This is gross, but I feel like my teeth have gotten significantly yellower in the past three or so days. I have three theories for this: 1.) I’m imagining things, and my teeth have always been like this; I’m only noticing now, 2.) amoxicillin, even though my dental hygienist friend says the discolored teeth/antibiotic thing is developmental, or 3.) VitaminWater. Yes, that’s right, folks — I tasted my very first VitaminWater this week. I chose it based on flavor and the cool black label, only noticing later that the flavor was called “XXX.” I also discovered this new vitamin called “evaporated cane juice.” Mmm.
It’s definitely not the worst thing I’ve ingested this week. I’m an eating and drinking monster. I am in total snack mode. I can do better than this. I even did do better than this on Saturday, when we made Jamie Oliver’s scallops with roasted tomatoes and prosciutto on a bed of smashed white beans. Very tasty. It’s just hard to get motivated most other nights.
So, when I wrote that first paragraph, I was pretty down about having to learn XSLT, but looking into it a little more, I think it might actually be manageable. It might even be fun. It almost makes me want to go to work right now, at 9:20 p.m., and play with it.
But first, other news: Went to a concert last night — Hello Kavita (missed most of that show, sadly, because they’re pretty good), Bela Karoli (fantastic — a new favorite, AND I discovered I know one of the band members), and Sea Wolf (who I really liked circa November/December, but whose lyrics I grew bored with). Bela Karoli definitely made the evening worthwhile, though, and you should check them out.