Last night when I went to sleep, I was working on configuration of one of our compute cluster systems at work - sleep came suddenly so I just set down my tea, closed my laptop, hopped in bed, and fell asleep. When I woke up, I hopped up, used the restroom, went back to the couch, drank some (now cold) tea, and hopped right back where I was (text editor still open in a configfile) - it was almost as if the hours between hadn't passed. There's something weird about that -- I guess computers allow for that style of work (maybe the same kind of thing is possible for authors as well)..
After an insanely busy beginning of the day at work, I went to the Phipps conservatory for lunch and to see the Chihuly exhibit (unfortunately, I forgot my camera). To my surprise, much more of Phipps was open than ever before (including some parts that I would guess to be new construction) - not only was the exhibit fantastic, they also had an exhibit (read: large room) on Thai vegetation and culture, all in a large room with a motif of waterfalls and caves. I think actually living barefoot in an area with waterfalls and caves (and laptops with nice internet connections so work and intellectual things could happen too) would be wonderful. ... I guess cities arn't bad because they're very efficient ways to organise society, but living out in the middle of nowhere has it's appeal too.. ... waterfalls and caves... hmm. After finishing the main part of Phipps, I had lunch there - I was initially bothered a bit by how expensive it is, but their food is fantastic - the mushroom sandwich I had was exquisite, and even the cornchips (which fit a category of foods in my mind where excellence or poorness is difficult) were wonderful. Wow. Having forgotten my camera, I missed out on chances for good photos, but if any of the cellphone-pictures turn out well I'll toss them up later.