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Day February 19, 2006

Apologies and a note…

The pace of writing around here at Extended Phenotype has really slowed down of late, which is something I feel bad about, and hopefully I can catch up on things fairly soon. The new job at Microsoft has been pretty intense, and when you add in time for the gym after work and nearly 2 hours a day of commute from Maple Leaf to the eastside, I just haven’t had my normal energy for reading and posting.

(Side note: it’s 4:30 p.m. on Sunday here at Cloud City Coffee here in Maple Leaf in Seattle, and a guy just walked in wearing a bathrobe, wool cap, and big red puffy down mukluk slippers. Naturally, he’s also unshaven and looks like he just woke up. Ahhhh…to be young again…)

But I can’t complain too much about the job. There is never a dull moment, and the range of things I’m working on is really varied, and I’ve got some very smart coworkers. So I’m just hanging in there, and hoping to settle into a “normal” routine, though I’m a bit frightened that this is normal, or even lightweight (since we’re in the planning stages of my projects). But great things are afoot, and Friday was especially good. I can’t talk about anything we’re doing, but hopefully I’ll be able to fairly soon.