December 17th, 2009

Dead Dog Cat

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So, a few hours ago, we laid down our hard-earned money, and paid for a flat screen plasma TV - Samsung 50". There's going to have to be some pretty aggressive furniture moving in the immediate future, as the thing is going to have to be installed in a week. For the time being, we're making no attempt at putting in any upgraded sound system; in fact, the stereo we DO have will be moving into the living room (I SAID there's going to be some pretty aggressive rearranging going on, didn't I???). I think that we're going to shift the Playstation 2 into the den with the new TV, and leave the Wii in the living room with the older set, but at this point, it's undecided. In addition, we're going to have to do something with the VCR. Probably, the VCR and the Wii, with the cable hookup, will all go with the older TV, with the former two on a switch box for the rare times we'll use the VCR, and the cable still hooked up as is. But we'll see.

This weekend was supposed to be restful, but we're going to have things to do F/Sat & Sun. Oy. They'll probably be reasonably fun (well, maybe not Saturday night. Or Sunday. But Friday should be a gas!), but we'll just have to wait and see.

Oh, and I love forestcats to distraction. Just saying.
Dead Dog Cat

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Strange day.

Before leaving for work, I decided to give up on reading a book by Garrison Allen, called Movie Cat. It's part of a series of murder mysteries set in a small Arizona town, and they seem to revolve around a mystery bookstore, and the store cat seems to get involved. My interest started because the cat's name was Mycroft, and his description wasn't all that far away from that of our old cat, the Gray Mouser, may he rest in peace. Now, with Mouser in his grave, it just doesn't have the verve to keep my interest.

Then, I read Fables #91, with interesting results. New politics, to boot.

Finally, I read a short story that I downloaded online from Tor.com by Charles Stross, set in his Laundry universe, called Overtime. Nice Christmas/Cthulhu crossover...