October 15th, 2007

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Finished A Betrayal In Winter by Daniel Abraham. It goes a long way for me to say I enjoyed it and the way it ended even though what I was hoping to happen didn't. The story went a totally different direction than I had thought it might. Now I must wait for the next one (it's a quartet, as if you couldn't tell from the titles) which I believe will be called An Autumn War.

Have read but not actually begun any of the projects in the Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet: the Happy Hooker. Largely because there are too many that I want to do, I'm having trouble choosing a starting point. Yarn, I need more yarn - but who doesn't?

Oh, and I finally watched the movie Navy Seals because it was free, and because I was curious how it would compare with Suzanne Brockmann's portrayal. All I can say is, for a team dedicated to stealth these guys made an awful lot of racket. But I suppose you wouldn't really have an action movie if your guys just snuck in, got the job done quietly, and snuck out again without firing any weapons or breaking radio silence. I did like the HALO insert, and the bits with the pagers were funny, if somewhat cruel. Also, without knowing her real height, they managed to make Joanne Whalley(-Kilmer, at the time) look remarkably short, so much so that I didn't recognize her until the credits rolled.
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just when you thought it was safe to pick up a prescription

Why, in the name of time, when we have mp3s and Digital Surround Sound and cell phones that will not only play music and movies but will damn near go out and get you some popcorn, does all telephone hold music still sound like it's being played from badly worn 8-track tape that has been sitting on top of an electromagnet? Complete with drop-out gaps in the sound when the track changes over. Argh.
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So, that's how I spent my afternoon. I suppose I should be grateful I'm not on hold still. The call to OPM only took 9m18s, which is a definite speed record.