this week i

saw chief joseph band at chief ike's, nice to be there without the sweaty hordes.

dragged my father to a prairie home companion at wolftrap, then late-night cheesesteaks & subs.

exchanged e-mails with cms regarding the best way to identify and categorize expenditure and utilization trends among long-term care facility residents in mcbs data; the results of this analysis should supplement our ongoing examination of high spending medicare beneficiaries.

preferred nabokov's observation that 'our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness'.

agreed. strongly agreed.

replayed those first six words. perfect.

celebrated graduation..

remembered the job market.

admired a t-shirt.

spotted tadpoles.

caused trouble.

watched nighttime volleyball.

ate bertha's mussels..