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tuesday

As required by my training grant, I attended a lecture about conflict of interest yesterday. The title, "rules and desires", made the topic seem a bit more exciting than it really was. Actually, it was a little more interesting than the core message of "be good, tell the truth" would suggest.

The mid-day event broke the day in half; so I spent the afternoon at home, assembling some furniture and cleaning out a room upstairs to function as a home office. I still have shelves from IKEA that need to go on the wall. I'm reluctant to install them for fear of breaking the walls.

The Tuesday social activity was visiting greenlake for a makeshift picnic. We bought food from nearby establishments (for me, Zeek's) and sat by the wading pool to observe happy kids and dogs. When night fell, we adjourned to Rachel's swanky new apartment to watch high-quality programming on Bravo!. Watching "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" was actually a pretty funny, entertaining experience. The amount of effort put into the opening credits is remarkable.

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Queer Eye is my new favorite show! I've seen the first two episodes like three times, which maybe I shouldn't admit to. It's just sooooo good though, especially the one last night. It's amazing the changes they make with those guys.
It is one of the most meta-entertaining reality (/unscripted) television shows around.

The makeover part of the show is O.K., but it's really all of the other stuff that (often indirectly) makes the show good. Their giant SUV, stylish lair, and harsh commentary. I was watching the show with a few guys from Microsoft who really enjoyed the comment about the "fab five" not being the "five fags from IBM".
Yeah, my favorite part is the end of the show where they watch everything and make comments. I loved it when they were ripping on that guy's girlfriend - they were so mean and hilarious!