I was a skeptic at first but these miracles work

It’s good to grab any moment of joy that you can find, even if it’s fleeting, and even it’s while sitting on a packed train on the way to work. I’m sitting there, listening to the new Hold Steady album, “Stay Positive”, reading Charles Stross’ new book “Saturn’s Children”, and the song “Hey Sapphire” comes ...

Watching and reading

Found myself watching a surprisingly large amount of TV stuff tonight, which seems common for Monday, but not really any other night. Watched Good News Week, Burn Notice (new episodes, but still season one apparently), Boston Legal and 30 Rock. With a large amount of Top Gear before that. And taping City Homicide and Mark ...

Carousel jumping book choices

Am quite tired right now … it’s that usual thing about getting to the last weeknight and really starting to feel it. It’s quite usual for Thursday nigt but it doesn’t last. Picked up some new books today. Finally got myself one of Scott Westerfeld’s YA books — been curious as to how they read, ...

If only all blog comments were this smart

Charlie Stross has another insightful post which he starts with a few semi-random links, and his readers then link them together into a discussion on housing, energy, homelessness and potential messed-up futures. Really interesting stuff. And the commenters are both insightful, and courteous as all else. I can’t get five comments on some sites without ...

Fun, fun, fun …

Went for what was supposed to be a minor stop at Westfield Parra tonight, ended up getting quite a few things, though I expected all of them sort of. Picked up another Wii game — this time, the new Mario Kart. It’s funny to see something that has such a strong history, yet I really ...
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