Vampire head drawing, done a very long time ago. This one didn’t turn out quite as well as I’d hoped.

I saw a foreclosure notice taped to the door of one of the condos in my building when I went to pick up the mail. How wonderful. In the months ahead, I wonder how many more of those there will be.

Took the tests that company wanted me to take. The first one was pretty easy; there was only one question that I didn’t know right off the top of my head. The second one was a lot harder. I don’t know how well I did on the second one, probably not that well. The problem is that many people have bought into the idea that all databases everywhere must be normalized to at least level 2 or 3, and that level of normalization makes many queries more complex than the same queries would be on less-normalized tables. And I’m not as good at database design and SQL as I am at general programming, since Dan and Mark handled all the database design and most of the SQL at the old company. Oh well, it’s out of my hands now.

Fuzzball: got her CAT scan. The odd thing is that they didn’t know how much to charge me for it, since the radiologist isn’t finished looking at the pictures yet. It might be expensive.

I read one of the local free newspapers while eating lunch. From that, I learned that the Mediterranean restaurant half a mile away is pretty good, and the bar near that restaurant has karaoke several nights a week. I’ll have to remember those things in case I want to go out some night and not drive anywhere. Also, according to that newspaper, many Phoenix politicians are corrupt, incompetent, foolish, or all 3 at once. (Does this surprise anyone?)