a rich tapestry.
And that's it.
My talk to the sangha on Monday went well enough, all things
considered. It was what it was, which is mostly the point.
Speaking of, a bunch of us went up
to Jikoji today, for the
Sunday morning sitting/service/lunch. They're all sweet people,
lots of fun, and maybe a bit offbeat from living up in the hills
(though I'm sure it's also self-selecting). Beautiful place, and a
I went to a barbecue/gathering last night in Berkeley, ate too
much sausage and sugar, and got to hang with some folks I don't
get up to see too often. This couple I'm friends with owns a house
with a big garage and a finished basement and third-floor attic;
it came with 3 tenants, and they added 3 more, so there's 8 people
living there. It's a neat place.
Lots of relationship threads floating around, shifting and
changing. None of them are really the one I want, but reality
I've developed a reputation at work already (after three
weeks). Our Director of Engineering is actually working in an
office with some of our contractors in San Francisco, and only
comes down on Fridays. She looked over at me and said,
"You do do that!": until Tuesday (cubicle installation), we
have an area of open tables as a workspace, and it's most
comfortable for me to have my feet up on the desk, and I'm often
thinking about stuff, scratching my hands idly. She said she's
heard stories about me, that I "sit around all relaxed with your
feet up, get up and kick ass", and that they've "never seen
someone so relaxed about kicking ass". It's nice that I can do
what is for me not a whole lot of work, and have it be effective.