April 19th, 2014
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April 15th, 2014
The weekend was busy. Very busy.
Saturday, my wife and I volunteered for the Grilled Cheese Invitational. I helped with the box office, while she took tickets from those who'd bought them online. We ran into a number of folks that we rarely see, including many who now live in the Bay Area. Very nice. I had a bit of grilled cheese as well as a very tasty lobster bisque during the proceedings.
Later that evening, Noodle and axelicious stopped by, and we went out for Mongolian BBQ for dinner. Afterwards it was sit and chat. A very pleasant evening.
Sunday, we did some building of supports for the tomato plants, started repairs on some damage that brushette caused, and then went to Dungeonmaster for the chaos episode. Folks seemed to like the episode just fine; now to get down to review the sixth script...
Last night was first Seder for Passover, and we had a lovely time with it. I managed to get there just in time from work. Things were a bit chaotic as we used several resources for the prayers, songs, and readings, but it all worked out nicely. Food was wonderful, too.
Home, we stayed up to watch the lunar eclipse, at least until totality. It amazed me how the Moon looked so much more spherical than it does with the glare of reflected sunlight. It was definitely orange; it was also very amusing to realize that Mars was nearby as we watched. I'm convinced that we also saw a number of dim meteors at the same time, making it just about perfect. Lovely sight.
April 14th, 2014
April 13th, 2014
Mea culpa: I missed immer_nachoha's birthday yesterday...I hope it was a good one!
April 11th, 2014
April 10th, 2014
April 9th, 2014
We had the privelege of a visit from the daughter of friends; she stayed overnight and had fun with the menagerie as well as the garden. I showed her Asterix of Gaul, which she enjoyed, and in the early morning while my beloved slept, I let her watch the recent version of Charlotte's Web. A good day, all-in-all.
Over the last several days, I've been catching up on months of backlogged comics. First was Fairest #18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, which brings me up to date. The story's hopped about a bit, but not bad. This is the only spinoff from Fables that I'm presently reading.
Next was Telikos Protocol #1, 2, a new saga with interesting artwork; seems to be about Earth after severe environmental disaster, and the sudden arrival of aliens leading to first contact that is a mess, and entirely believeable. #3 is due ?
Then, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin #1, 2, 3, 4, 5; it finishes with #6, and I'm half done reading that right now, and I expect to finish it before I leave for work today. This is a standalone adventure of Harry Dresden (of whom, many books that I've read, and a former TV series that lasted...well, not long) unrelated to the present book saga. If you like Dresden, I'd say read this too. It's been collected into a graphic novel, if you're interested.
A day or two ago we finished watching season three of Sherlock, the brilliant BBC TV series setting the detective in the present. The writers on this series are astonishingly good. If you haven't tried this series, you are missing out.
April 8th, 2014