I guess it’s another catch-all. The holiday weekend is pretty much here, so everything is starting to slow down, and that is perfectly fine with me. I’ve been enjoying (NOT!) some bowel distress over the past 24 hours, so I’m glad that there’s no work tomorrow. I prep’d my butt off for an Arbitration on Wednesday and it went south on me because the panel didn’t like my client – they actually said that to me after. Hours and hours of prep down the tubes.
I’m just about done with Greg van Eekhout’s (like Vonnegut?) first novel – Norse Code. Despite the title, it’s actually been quite a good piece of fantasy fiction. If I were in another line of work, perhaps I could have read this book over a weekend, but with distractions and trials, it has taken a bit longer. Great action, well written, and sexy cover. What more could you ask for? As a rumination on Ragnarok, it’s a bit more fluid and entertaining than Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. The retelling of myth is a bit more fluid in Gaiman’s work, but the van Eekhout has been a more cohesive read. I certainly liked them both, but in being a bit less ambitious, Norse Code is actually more fun. Although, I don’t think Gaiman was going for fun.
Company’s coming to mpomy HQ to help celebrate the holiday. We’re looking forward to Oscar and his mom and dad. Pictures will undoubtedly be posted. Also, we’ve arranged a trip to Morris Arboretum to hang out in nature’s beauty with my mom and our guests. It should be just the ticket after my beleaguered week.
Over at Fretbuzz.net, the insanity continues. we’ve got Mr. Delaruss now actively blogging, which is great news. I’ll also try to do little more micro-music because it’s so damn fun. Maybe Oscar can help with the next composition.
We have also found out that a cousin has breast cancer – which absolutely sucks. She’s got a bunch of little kids and she’s almost definitely going to have to go through some of the most heinous shit. But she’s got a great husband (Em’s 1st cousin) and they’re within shouting distance of top notch healthcare. It’s still going to be a bumpy ride for that family, so we’ll be sending the good vibes that way as the situation and treatment regimen become clearer.
And lastly, I’ll be trying to get Em to watch Virtuality tonight. It seems like good, low-impact fun before our guests arrive, and I need to take another look before I write up my thoughts.
Have a great weekend, everybody.