April 20th, 2004

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As good as it gets

Today was long and boring and filled with review of the preliminary invoices, which I probably shouldn't talk about since they most likely contain Deep Dark Secrets of the Evil Banking neighbor for which I work. The high point was finding that despite falling off the dietary wagon over the weekend, I hadn't gained any weight since last week.

After work I had an appointment for a massage in Roseville, but since it had rained all the drivers in the Twin Towns were having spastic fits and driving at 15 mph on the Interstate. This meant I was half an hour late, but the masseuse nonetheless did an excellent job of getting me relaxed - which was my first priority after spending 45 minutes in slow-moving traffic. We'll work on the shoulder tendonitis next week.
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Not just the usual elf and dwarf crap

How do I like Joel Rosenberg? Quite aside from his Metzada Mercenary Corps stories (see Not For Honor and Hero) and his hard work on behalf of the concealed-carry permit law here in Minnesota, he makes even the trite "D&D players get stranded in the magical world" plots work and work well.

The "Guardians of the Flame" series has been out for some years, but like Allan Cole & Chris Bunch's "Sten" series, I was a while in getting around to them. Oy, were they worth the wait! So far I've read the first three books in the series (2, 3 and 1, in that order) and a sequel to the main series, Not Quite The Three Musketeers, and all of them are well written, with a touch of mordant humor that's too often missing from this subdivision of the sword & sorcery genre.

Just in time for the resumption of bus riding.
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