January 30th, 2005

baby Mouser

(no subject)

Happy birthday, girlwonder_01!


You're completely and utterly legal now!

I feel like asking, "What'll you do for your birthday?", but I'm afraid you'll say: "I'm going to Disneyland!" ...
  • Current Music
    house noises
Mouser tree

(no subject)

After long attempts at reading, I've dumped a couple of books the last few days. As many who read this journal know, I don't make dumping books a habit.

First, I had been trying for some time to read a novel given me as a going-away gift when a fellow I worked with at Friendly Hills Medical Group moved on to Kaiser. It was Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis. I've been trying to read it now for over 5 years, and finally gave up. I have said before that I have to find something of interest in the characters to bother taking the time to read books, unless the book is non-fiction. In this case, I just didn't click with the main character, a medical student from the era before antibiotics.

The second dumped book is Beggars and Choosers, which was given to us long ago at an SF convention by our friend David G., who now lives in Atlanta. I think it was a WorldCon, and David had purchased the book there, gotten it signed, and read it, and decided not to keep it. I can see why. It is part of a series, and it just didn't spark me at all. So now we have a collectible item that I go "eh!" to.

Last night, axelicious and his fiancee (sp?) Liz came over for steaks, and they brought me my Hanukkah gift from my beloved forestcats, a PlayStation 2. The item just isn't available out this way, due to shipping problems; Sony ships to the local stores a small number, and the locals buy them up in a matter of minutes. Anyway, we set it up, and then he and I got deeply involved in a game of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. Nice. I really appreciate that they helped forestcats out with this. It should be delightful...

Here's hoping that Leah has a fantastic birthday...
  • Current Music
    house noises
Mr. Princess

Comics

Got a couple of comic books this week.

WE3 #3 of 3 came out; what a bittersweet series this one has been, especially in view of having had rabbits, cats and dogs as pets. I hope they plan on putting this one into trade paperback status, it's quite good.

Witching #8 shows the series still pretty disjoint, and it's hard to follow. I've got a bad feeling about this one long-term.