Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

October 31, 2004

serendipitous weekend

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 10:05 AM

’twas a serendipitous, domesticated weekend. A fun weekend, by any measure. We spent Friday at home, cleaning in between bouts of watching the final chapters in the 3rd season of 24 (or was it the other way around?), Orna cooked delicious meals, and all was fine at Casa Orna & Muli.

On Saturday, we had lunch at Orna’s parents, and visited my grandparents in the evening (something we don’t do nearly often enough). They showed us their wedding album, which took place approximately 50 years ago. Incredible. Orna’s parents gave us two book cases, which we put in the living room, and immediately set about filling with books. We are now at the most unnatural state of having more book shelves than books. I immediately set out to rectify the situation by shopping first at thinkgeek (actually, I was looking for a coffee mug there) and then at amazon. Thinkgeek refused to accept all three of our credit cards due to some unknown yet consistent screwup at their credit card provider. It should not be this hard for me to give you my hard earned money, damnit! (still, I want the stuff enough that I’ll actually call customer service on Monday and attempt to order by phone).

On amazon, I bought volumes three and four of James Newman’s World of Mathematics, and Hawking’s On the Shoulder of Giants.

I went to bed reading Bertrand Russell’s My Mental Development, and fell asleep just before my brain exploded.

This morning started with a great gym workout, the first of two today. This one was aerobic, the second one, together with Orna in the evening, will be weights training. I’m looking forward to it.


  1. Intense
    You’ve accomplished much. Compared to this, setting up a laptop is less exciting šŸ™‚

    Comment by moshez — October 31, 2004 @ 1:39 AM | Reply

    • Re: Intense
      Heh. If there was one thing missing from this weekened, it’s hacking.

      Comment by mulix — October 31, 2004 @ 1:42 AM | Reply

  2. Your coffee mug
    That‘s not a coffee mug. That‘s a coffee mug.

    Comment by mux2000 — October 31, 2004 @ 2:04 AM | Reply

    • Re: Your coffee mug
      we almost got that one… but the combination of electricity, hot beverages and late night coding scares me for some reason.

      Comment by mulix — October 31, 2004 @ 3:35 AM | Reply

      • Re: Your coffee mug
        That’s not such a high voltage… a few AA batteries, that’s all.

        Comment by mux2000 — October 31, 2004 @ 4:04 AM

  3. A good tree is a dead tree. Why “Serendipitous” though? What revelations did you have during the weekend?

    Comment by yrk — October 31, 2004 @ 3:30 AM | Reply

    • I’ll email you, it’s a bit more private than I would like to share in this forum šŸ™‚

      Comment by mulix — October 31, 2004 @ 3:36 AM | Reply

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