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Rep of the Day #2166

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A team of cross-trainers crowded Pearce out of the gym today, so he did a few workouts at home while I prepared my dinner.

Pearce is climbing again now, but my time is completely absorbed by App Academy; any free moments I do have are reserved for friends. It’ll be good to climb again when I’m free two months from now.

burning in the sun

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August 27, 2014 at 9:54 pm

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Spiral of the Day #2165

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Spiral of the Day #2165

The stairs down from class have an ancient-dusty-library smell – a hint of comfort going up or down.

I worked all day, as always, but I am still out of commission otherwise. To bed, to bed, so I might transform into something stronger by morning.

audi famam illius

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August 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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Eye of the Day #2164

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Eye of the Day #2164

The skylight gazing down on travelers as they return home at the end of the day.

Today went well but I am wary of my health at the moment, so I will be sleeping early.


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August 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm

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Hour of the Day #2163

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Hour of the Day #2163

I studied throughout the day, taking breaks for meals and naps with Laurel. We woke up early, so the day was long, and we’d accomplished quite a lot by the time the low sun sent rainbows scattering across my ceiling.

Assessment 3 is tomorrow. I feel ready for it. This is good.

you’d never have a clue

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August 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

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Patterns of the Day #2162

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Patterns of the Day #2162

Laurel’s nails wear a houndstooth pattern this week, and her phone has always worn the intricate shapes that Kendra wove.

While I write this, Laurel’s phone has been glowing a lullaby, so I shouldn’t dither here any longer. Morning will come, and too soon—

I summon you here

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August 24, 2014 at 12:32 am

Photo of the Day #2161

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Photo of the Day #2161

A snapshot from the evening, after a long week learning to talk to databases. Mitch made a burrito worthy of legend for Laurel and me, and we all watched a few cartoons together before starting to nod off.

In a spare moment I started to think about code-things again, but was immediately thrown off that track by the sound of Leyla’s coffee grinder. It was a good save – learning these things is great, but I need to live elsewhere as well.

Resting tonight, and then a weekend studying.

full steam ahead

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August 22, 2014 at 10:41 pm

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Pond of the Day #2160

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Pond of the Day #2160

I ate my lunch quickly today, and with the time remaining I was able to slip into the museum a few doors down from App Academy. I can see this little pond from the street, so the place has piqued my curiosity for the last two weeks.

There’s a sign asking visitors not to photograph the paintings, so I followed their word. A photograph would miss the point of the thing, anyway; when you see them in person, you get to appreciate all the subtle textures on the canvas – especially the ones with paint piled on so thick that mountains have formed.

I’d like to sit and stare at a painting for a while, to try and be absorbed into the mindset of the painter or the mood they meant to create, but all I could manage today was a cursory tour. Perhaps I will with more time to spare another day.

the time we had

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August 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

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