i. I've added a new tab to the top o' the page titled "Concerts." It's a chronicle of the shows I've been to.
1+1. I started a new project at work recently. It's some nice and fancy bridge hydraulics, running a few different HEC-RAS simulations. This is for the East St. Louis project I mentioned several months back. It's nice (and fun) to be doing something different.
... Stewartland now has a new computer (thanks Mom!), usurping my 8 year old laptop and Keisha's 6 year old piece of junk. It took some work and updating and motherboard work, but it's nice to have friends that are more than capable when it comes to that kind of stuff. Me, I'm squeamish.
4444. I checked out a different translation of The Brothers Karamazov. I own the Constance Garnett translation, which is fine but oddly clunky; so far the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky is proving easier to read. I'm alternating between translations, depending on where I'm reading.
%. It's February and I'm in flip flops.
six. Lent began last week. Last year's was an amazing experience. This year we're doing something a little different. Taking our inspiration from Isaiah 58, we're trying to be more intentionally selfless and more giving. We felt that fasting was good for us last year as a kickstarter, but we also feel like it should be more of a normal practice instead of an annual thing. Thus, we committed to fasting one day (24-hrs) per week indefinitely. Been doing it for quite a while now, and it's remarkable how much I look forward to and dread the thing. Still, I long to draw closer to Jesus and to live more intentionally.
7. Does anyone else make playlists for parties? I'm hosting poker at my house this Friday and I'm working on the tunes. This is common practice for me, though I wonder if it's common for everyone?
7.b. Any particular song I should add to the list?
ocho. I've been in a writing slump. Not much creative writing going on, not really. I've daydreamed and thought of some ideas, but I've not had the time or the drive to put thoughts to words to screen. Most of the time I keep thinking on the grander story, the world that links the tales I'm most intrigued with. Perhaps one day...