November 27th, 2006

20111112, Marilee

Mars Crossing by Geoffrey A. Landis

This is the story of the third expedition to Mars; they hope to be the first expedition to live. There are six people in the crew and most of them have secrets. Landis gives us their backgrounds intermixed with what's happening on the expedition. Disaster happens and they must start an impossible trip to get to a rocket that might take them back to Earth. I found it rather predictable, but still interesting to read.
20111112, Marilee

Brain? No Brain?

My dream last night had me working in a university and I had to keep correcting some high-up guy who made poor decisions. Suddenly, he had me strapped to a stretcher and they were going to operate on my brain. I escaped and a chase ensued. I think this comes from the head CT tomorrow and reading Joan Slonczewski's Brain Plague.

I almost didn't go to the Giant today because I only needed three things, but I needed one of them soon, so I went. A friend had her mother and husband die a day apart, with her husband dying on their anniversary. She knew this was going to happen, she'd moved them both home to take care of them, but it's still a big sorrow. I needed to buy her a card. Otherwise, I bought the essentials of life: bread and ice cream.