Oooh, geekitude: as an "active Blogger user," I have a Gmail account now. Shiny. I'm using it for LJ comments and mailing lists; it won't replace my steelypips address for a number of reasons. So far, my only complaint is that it collapses unrelated LJ comments into "conversations" (by same day and subject line, it looks like so far), which is unfortunate because you can only apply "labels" to whole conversations, but I've put in feedback on that. Even without labels, it ought to be easier to find things in those archives than with the pathetic search function in Eudora Light 3.0.6 (which I am still using because it keeps my e-mails in plain text, and if I can't get to my e-mail in a text editor, I get very paranoid). Otherwise it looks pretty spiffy so far.
I managed to squeeze into my doctor's schedule this week to talk about my seasonal allergies. I'm very happy with the prescription eyedrops, as my eyes are really the worst of it, but I'm not sure yet about the Allegra samples—it's hard to tell whether I felt excessively sleepy and echo-y because I was very tired those days or because of drug side-effects. Most days, generic OTC Claritin works well enough, so I'll just try the Allegra again if I should be so lucky as to have both an awake and an outdoors day. (Not this coming week, alas, which I am not looking forward to in the least.)
We went to a department picnic-party-thing yesterday, which was pleasant. After that, we rented The Triplets of Belleville, which is incredibly strange in a good way. Hardly any dialogue but beautiful rich sound, lovely movement (including CG so well integrated I didn't realize it was there), and just absolutely weird and wonderful characters (I want a model of the dog like the animators had in one of the DVD extras). And yes, I know Return of the King sweep and all that, but it still should have won the Oscar for Best Song.
(Quite a contrast from the Bakshi version of The Lord of the Rings, which Chad just surfed past on the Cartoon Network. Words fail me.)
And now if you'll excuse me, I have a soundtrack to buy.