May 23rd, 2004

Dead Dog Cat

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A couple of days ago, I finished another book. This one was urged on me by forestcats as an interesting view of management response to others. Called Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, it did a very good job of helping me re-think some of my working relationships.

On the Netflix front, forestcats had requested Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, but we dumped it after about half the film. It seemed way too contrived, although the very young Antonio Banderas was a bit amusing. We watched it dubbed in English; I would have preferred English subtitles, in Castellan, but the screen stopped being Widescreen once I did, so I changed it back.

Later, I inched my way forward in the Babylon 5 Season 5 set; I think I've got half the DVDs to see yet.

Dungeonmaster was freaky last Friday. For those who haven't been paying attention, DM will be on Saturday nights henceforth; plan accordingly. The house oversold (my fault, but what can I do?), and we ended up with some folks in folding chairs off to the side; others (including me) sat on the staircase. We were entertained by the last scene, in which Suki's friend Bryan ended the show by proposing, on bended knee, with a lovely ring in hand. Suki was great, staying in character, when all she wanted to do was grab her new ring and take a close look at it... Very cute!

Last night, we drove out to Apple Valley, in the High Desert, to party with Kristen, who graduated from Junior College that day. It was a good time, and she was delighted to see us. We made plans with her and her family to meet on 6/5 to see the new Harry Potter film, followed by dinner and Dungeonmaster. Looking forward to that!
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