Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Work / Life / Blogging Balance for this Week -OR- Just Hopping Along

The stairwell landing and window in what is sometimes called the Aerospace Building by L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, D.C., 2:42PM September 18, 2013. There is a kind of Edward Hopper-esque feel to this image, don't you think? (Well, maybe updated to contemporary American Office Building World.)

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This is a quick morning posting from home to note a few things ...

I actually brought the computer home last night but I never posted an entry. Instead, I went (as mentioned in my previous entry) to the Beacon Bar & Grill rooftop bar / lounge with AP and company, and then a smaller group of us when to Larry's Lounge.

Happy hour downstairs at the Beacon Bar and Grill, Washington, D.C., 7:01PM September 17, 2013. We later went upstairs to the Sky Bar with its sweeping view to the west and north.

Of note, this hotel bar/restaurant is located directly across the street from the YMCA where I go. I frequently look at the Sky Bar across 17th Street -- several stories above my usual 4th floor vantage point -- while on the treadmill.

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Lounge area of the Beacon Bar & Grill Sky Bar, Washington, D.C., September 17, 2013. Yes, it's a slightly blurry picture but that's as good as my cellphone camera can do sometimes.

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I am going into the office around noon today, but owing to a compressed work schedule -- two tasks coming due about the same time -- I need to work some hours from home tonight after I get home from the gym (where I need to go).

Speaking of Edward Hopper, this is one of my two favorite works by him: High Road (1931).

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Anyway, as a result, I will not be posting an entry until at least Thursday night. I am supposed to go to the Ren Fest on Saturday in Crownsville, Md., with Quill but I am unsure about this because it is so early in the morning and I know how that doesn't work out for me. I can do something else with her -- go to a museum and dinner or something like that. OTOH, I feel like I should actually try to do something in the morning for once.

My other favorite Edward Hopper painting: Chop Suey (1929).

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OK, that's all for now. I really do want to post lengthier updates with links and cover topics I keep intending to cover -- whether economic and political pieces by Paul Krugman and Jonathan Chait, respectively, or photo summaries of my Jersey shore vacation last month -- but it is difficult to find the several hours of uninterrupted time I need to do so.

Oh, yes, I made a follow-up doctor's appt. for next Friday, and this should allow me to get the dermatology referral I forgot to get last time.

-- Regulus

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