My Feet Hurt

It’s been busy in Brownpauland.

At work, a whole bunch of db-driven single-destination vacation sites are up, Cancun Vacations being the flagship example, with other destinations like Acapulco and Cozumel. Some other themed sites out as well: Vacations,, and Beach Vacations among them. (CSS layout, of course. Not my best markup work, but it makes the dough. Validation to follow in the future. Probably far future.) Many, many more websites are still in progress, and it will be a while before I have any time to work on personal projects.

On the homefront, my brother Francis has returned to Chicago after a weekend visit. Weather was perfect for long, tiring rambles around the National Mall, but with heavy tourist season drawing to a close, many of the usual DC-land attractions have been closed and shuttered for maintenance, security enhancement, and bronze-polishing. Ol’ Thom is locked behind wooden walls and metal scaffolding, the Gump Pool has been drained while the new eyesore is finished up, America on the Move remains in a renovatory standstill, and Rubens is hidden away within walled-up exhibition halls. Still, a fun time was had by all.

Oh, and for Hallowe’en, I dressed in my pambahay. (Tagalog for “house clothes.”) Next year, I promise I will be better prepared.