January 9th, 2006

Dead Dog Cat

Bridget's birthday

Embarassingly enough, we got a call yesterday that postpones the birthday bash at Portillo's by one day. For those who expressed the intention of participating, instead of Saturday the 14th at 6:30 PM, the party will be on Sunday the 15th at 6:30 PM. Please acknowledge the change, and let me know if you can attend; otherwise, I will try to call those who notified me. *Sigh*
Dead Dog Cat

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A busy weekend; I did manage to listen to episode 7 of the BBC radio version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and also read a number of comics, as I catch up:

First, there was The Book of Lost Souls #2 and 3, both of which I found almost lyrical. Looks to be a fine series.

Next was Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead #6, the last of the series. Disappointing, I'm afraid.

Then Supreme Power: Nighthawk #5 of 6; violent and gorey. Hmm.

Then Down #3, by Warren Ellis. We're seeing some evidence of character change, and I'm finding the crime boss as depicted as a possible good guy. Very interesting.

And then, I really finally got going in catching up with Hunter: The Age of Magic reading issues #7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. Very interesting; again, I wonder why Vertigo hasn't put these out as graphic novels yet?

I'm oncall for about another 24 hours; can't wait to get done with it already. I could use the uninterupted sleep.

We've become regulars at a local all-you-can-eat sushi bar, where surprisingly the quality is quite high. They've become the hangout for a lot of local youth, and it seems that the police and fire folks from the nearby municipalities have taken to the place. I always have a good feeling about a place where the waitress has gotten to know you enough to immediately know what your favorite potable to imbibe is.

...and on to the workday...
Dead Dog Cat

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Could it be age? Or fatigue? In any case, I forgot to mention a couple of things in all these posts the last couple of days.

On the one hand, I forgot to mention that the wedding party in Maui went on a sunset cruise in the waters between Maui and Lanai on New Year's Eve before the party at the house. Food was far from spectacular. That was where forestcats and I saw the "green flash" as the sun set. Other than that, it was a forgettable trip.

On the other, I forgot, in this morning's posts, to mention that forestcats and I watched a Netflix DVD of Cyrano de Bergerac, a 1950 version of the story, done in florid style, B&W, with excellent fencing. Pretty good, all-in-all.

Whew.