October 9th, 2006


Gee, just what I wanted for my birthday! Thank you, Dear Leader!

The Norks finally pop off a nuke. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe promises to get medieval on their ass. Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive expects that the PRC ain't gonna appreciate being faced by the Kid either, and brings the Photoshop love as well. On the other hand, Defensetech says it's a dud, but on the gripping hand the Reverend Sensing says "not so fast with the snark".

Meanwhile, back on the home front, it's another lazy day at the castle. Doing a little cleanup, hanging out in front of the computer, recharging the Palm, wasting time with bankers, that sort of thing. No plans for tonight, really. I may just hang around and catalog books until it's time to hit the rack.

Homework called on account of disinterest

I suppose I should be getting my head back into Serious Mode by finishing my reading for tomorrow night's class, but honestly, I'm having a hard time giving a shit. So I think I'll just grab the TX and catalog some more books until my hands get tired.

Part of what trashed my mood was going to the laundromat. I needed to do laundry, but on this occasion the convenience of having the $3 Bulk Washer and all the big tumble dryers was almost totally occluded by the misery of having to listen to 102.9 WLTE-FM and its sappily romantic Delilah program. OMFG, was I not in the mood for that show. Normally I can just tune it out, but on this occasion I'd compounded the problem by reading John Barnes' A Princess of the Aerie, which is a savage mindfuck all by itself, and well, it was just a really depressing way to be spending one's birthday. (Ja, I am emo, hear me whine.)

So...I have a couple of e-mails to fire off, and then I think I'll buckle down to the cataloging. So far the vast majority of the collection is SF in paperback. What a surprise, eh?