Then, at the top of the Madison hill, the sun came out again and there was a HUGE rainbow to the east. I had to call faintheart because he's got the view to appreciate it, 65 floors in the air. I think I confused the receptionist - how many messages about rainbows does one normally relay? - but the word got through.
Then I came home and read a book I didn't know I had. I must have gotten it at a convention, I don't remember buying it... City of Pearl, by Karen Traviss (the prologue is online) - which I notice is listed with a publication date of March 2004.
It was pretty good - strong characters, quite a bit going on but all well-handled. Some interesting choices in her future history, and a lot of 'green' content; most of the characters were well-rounded and she does a bit of playing with stereotypes. A pleasant surprise considering I didn't have idea one what I was getting into, silting down. Aha - turns out she's a Clarion East alumna. *nod*
I'm at home today - I've got people coming to collect stuff, plus I was thinking I probably needed a mental health day in here somewhere.