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Achieved the sleeping in part. Achieved the relax part. My back is still hurting when I get ready to get out of the recliner, and other very ocassional random times. I tried putting Ben Gay on the place it hurts, but my hand doesn't bend that way. Naproxin left over some a similar event expired a year ago, but I think it may have done some good. Mostly sticking to Ibuprofen.

Wanted to watch the Raiders game, which Tivo claims to have recorded, but the NFL channel lies. Only one of the four it claims it recorded were actually carried on that channel. The Raiders have an exclusive local contract, but Tivo didn't list it. Boo hiss.

I did manage to see the new LA Rams come from behind and win their pre-season opener aqainst a much better Dallas team. Cal hero Goff was pulled early, his receivers didn't understand that when the ball hits their hands, they are supposed to hold onto it. And the front line forgot to block for him on 3rd downs. My guess is for some reason he is not popular with his teammates.

Also watched some of the Tennessee/San Diego game replayed late tonight, but missed Mariota. What is he doing still playing in the NFL?

4 pm I was at Starbucks Pear Ave, Janice was a little later than usual. The place was pretty empty, most of the outdoor seats were available but we stayed indoors because it was 90° outside. She filled me in on her very fun Fiji trip.

Home, had snacks and a small frozen entree for dinner. 8:45 got to the karaoke party in south san jose. No birthday girl, even though it was supposed to start at 8:30. She arrived with a small gang just before 9. There was only one person in the group I knew, the place was loud and there was another birthday party at the tables near the karaoke, so we had to make do with lounge seating, which was a crowded mess. One of her obnoxious friends pushed me aside to talk (and flail) to the one guy I knew, so I gave her my seat and went to the far end of the tables. I finally gave up after an hour, found my car blocked on the driver's side, had to crawl in on the passenger side and do some contortions to get into the driver's seat. It wasn't easy. It wasn't pretty.

Home, I medicated myself with mint chocolate chip ice cream and the aforementioned Titans game. And two lactose-killer pills and a pair of Naproxin.

In other news, emo girl announced her engagement to the guy who had dumped her. If I understand the story, he told her she needed help, she got help, he un-dumped her and proposed. All in a week. I am very happy for them, but I'm not really. It means I will never have a chance to get to know her better, which is the selfish side of me, but also this all happened too quickly for it to work, and I fear the coming implosion.
On my way back from Starbucks I found the street to turn on to get to Monday's interview. By the time I need to be there, I'm pretty sure there will be visitors' spaces available.
At Target the other day I bought three different feathers on a stick toys. Spook was not really interested in chasing any of them. :-(


Plans for tomorrow:
If I get up in time, 10:30 Silicon Valley Sunday Assembly (humanists) in MV. Speaker is Seth Shostak, from SETI. It has been decades since I went to the assembly because why can't they do this in the afternoon like real atheists?
Probably watch the 49ers game on Tivo delay

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