July 2, 2008: Linquistics, Warren, Camping, etc.

Another one of my photographs, from Flickr, is being used in a news article.  You can see a picture that I took of Dominica and my “His and Hers BlackBerries” recently used in an article about “Teen Insomnia Linked to Cellphone Use” on NowPublic.com.

I needed a book that could be carried easily on the train for reading (maybe I need to get an Amazon Kindle device?) so I started reading “What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy“.  Unfortunately I bought the book late last year and now the second edition has been published and I am stuck with my first edition, out-of-date, version.  Oh well.  The book primarily deals with the knowledge domain of linguistics, not with video games as you might suppose.  This is a serious book.

Today is my day out in Warren so Dominica dropped me at the train station on her way to the office.  It was a busy day at work today.  Being a holiday week lots of people are out so there is always something to do.  I was so busy, in fact, that I never was able to get lunch and had to wait until I got home.

I got to skip my usual hour to hour and a half long train ride home this evening because one of my team members who lives in Kearny, New Jersey – a main suburb of Newark – had driven in today and was nice enough to give me a ride home.  That saved me half an hour or more.

We spent the evening relaxing and watching Third Rock from the Sun.  Tomorrow I am working from home with Oreo.  Friday is a holiday for both Dominica and I so we are traveling up to her parents’ house after work tomorrow where are new stock of camping supplies will be waiting for us.  We got free, two-day shipping, because we are trying out a membership with Amazon Prime.  We will let you know what we think once we try it out for a while.  Then on Friday mid-day we will drive from Frankfort to Pavilion, NY to spend the weekend camping in my dad’s yard to test out our new camping equipment.

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