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Oh, hello May! I didn’t realize it had been quite that long since my last update. I’ve been a little busy. Right now in fact I am updating this blog instead of working on my vows, because, I am a procrastinator (and so can you!).

Hang on, though, I did complete the Treehouse and Code Academy Ruby tutorials this month before house and wedding stuff got the best of me:

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It’s going to be a system shock, but I have taken steps to prepare for my Ruby Foundations II class which begins immediately when I get back from our honeymoon, in fact I am missing the first class. (SEE Future Mary — I am trying to look out for you. I’m sure you’ll be fine. You got this.)

I haven’t listened to this yet, but I’m looking forward to NPR’s take on When Women Stopped Coding.

Instead I have been listening to Startup.

Did you click that link above about Procrastination? It’s super good, worth a read. Here’s another opportunity to click. You’ll have to read the article to understand my reference to Future Mary. (Or maybe not.) The blog author seems to be doing ok, so it makes me feel less bad about all my time spent in Quadrant 4…

Yesterday my friend Shu invited me to a last-minute Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) show here in Seattle. The set list was 26 songs, one per letter of the alphabet, which is totally something I would do (and have)! Anyway, if you are a fan, here are Stephin’s choices:



…plz. forgive typos. I could not figure out how to spell pied-à-terre, which makes the “M” entry a bit sketchy.  This was written in my stone notebook, which I love!

Yikes it looks like I cheated a bit on my picks (from 2010). Not a ton of overlap, which just goes to show off his enormous repertoire. I am planning to walk down the aisle to a Magnetic Fields song… can you guess which one? (Here’s a hint: it is not in either of these playlists.)

Well worth the night out!

Signing off with much love from me — enough to sustain you for the rest of May. Some of you reading this I will see very soon. 🙂


p.s. this house was not headache free, but thank the lord jeebus that we’re not on the rental market anymore. Holy heck, Seattle. Some cool data wrangling here (and links to the raw data too): a week of mining Seattle’s Craigslist apartment listings.