November 21st, 2006

20111112, Marilee

Eternity's End by Jeffrey A. Carver

This is the most recent of a set of books set in the same universe. The handwavium for FTL is called Flux -- a kind of mystical quantum sponge that must be conquered with visualizations by the riggers. In this book, a rigger who has been captured by a pirate escapes only to find he's in manufactured trouble back at home -- manufactured by the planetary officials who are secretly in league with the pirates. He agrees to make an undercover trip back to pirateland and to look for a ship, the Impris, which is caught in the Flux, which will free another species from disgrace. This is a fast-moving, late-night-reading, danger-dodging book. I love it.
20111112, Marilee

Too Much To Do

But I'm going to let some of it go rather than having another TIA like I did two weeks ago. I have a list of things I'd like to get done before the cleaning lady comes tomorrow because it will let her clean more and easier, but I'm just going to get done what I can and let it be.

I was at the grocery today and had an in-house coupon to use. The terminal wouldn't take it. Even when the supervisor came over, he couldn't make the terminal take it. So he took the coupon and had the clerk just pretend I paid him the coupon amount extra. Someone did a very bad job with that coupon.

We've hit winter. Spirit and Giorgio have started sleeping on the bed when the sun goes down. Shiva is still sleeping in the recliner.