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WEEK 32 2009

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Saturday 8 August 2009
Saturday - moving. Twelve hours plus, intensive labor somewhat mitigated (made possible, actually) by a couple of cheerful hardworking teenagers, John & Tyler. More tomorrow, but we got most of the heavy 4-man stuff.

The low point in all the moves I've done was an old boss, Bill M. Mike wasn't quite that bad...

Friday 7 August 2009

Friday - back to Lancaster. My brother is moving this weekend, I'll be helping. He has a U-Haul, and the old rental and new purchase are only a few miles apart, so it shouldn't be too bad. I'm bring the spare work laptop, but am not sure that I'll have time to use it the next few days.

Riley *sleeping* on his beloved scratch pad
Riley sleeping on his beloved scratch pad!

Thursday 6 August 2009

Thursday - working. I guess I need to add to the books read list: #41, The AI War (Biofab #3) and #42, Final Assault, (Biofab #4), both by Stephen A. Berry. A lot of deus ex machina, happy coincidences, a number of pointless plot threads taken up and discarded, and copious rather boring 'action'. I remember liking these when they came out originally - the last being published in 1988 - perhaps my tolerance for space opera is declining.

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Wednesday - working

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Tuesday - working

 Monday 3 August 2009

Monday - working.

Sunday 2 August_2009

Sunday - the day started off well enough, there was more than enough to do. In particular progress was made on the yard work.

A late lunch at an Asian buffet unfortunately resulted in a bit of stomach upset, and not much got done in the late afternoon and evening :-( This gave me time to finish Book #40, The Battle for Terra Two, by Stephen A. Berry. This is the sequel to last weeks Biofab War, and about the same level. In this book the hero is sent to battle the evil insectoid aliens in an alternate universe.

Tabulating Books Read So Far This Year (BRSFTY) I noted a problem: what was Book #24? I see that it doesn't seem to be in the weekly blog, but the timing would be about right for:.

Book #24 Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot. Yes, that T.S. Eliot. A fun book, and it completes the list:

#1 Accelerando
#2 The Surgeon's Mate*
#3 Hanging Woman Creek
#4 She*
#5 True North: Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole
#6 50 Acres and a Poodle*
#7 The Lord Protector's Daughter
#8 Simple Courage*
#9 All The Windwracked Stars.
#10 Escape from Hell
#11 Ayesha, The Return of She*
#12 Washington Schlepped Here*
#13 Crusade: Destroyermen, Book II
#14 Shakespeare: The World as a Stage
#15 The Precipice*,
#16 The Ionian Mission*
#17 Last Call
#18 Maelstrom: Destroyermen Book III:
#19 Imager
#20 Allan Quatermain
#21 She and Allan
#22 Hammerfall
#23 Treasons' Harbor*
#24 Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
#25 Nova
#26 The Jennifer Morgue
#27 Wisdoms' Daughter
#28 The Ghost Map*
#29 The Far Side of the World*
#30 Captains Courageous
#31 Irish Lace
#32 The Reverse of the Medal*
#33 The Moonstone
#34 H.M.S. Beagle: The Story of Darwin's Ship*
#35 Alone Around the World
#36 On Stranger Tides
#37 The Long Voyage
#38 The Letter of Marque*
#39 The Biofab War
#40 The Battle for Terra Two

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Foster Park California, gatepost

Photo Notes: Another lion at Foster Park, June, 2009

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