Saturday, April 17, 2010

No Renters Yet


  1. That Howard guy is first in the hearts of his countrypersons, ayup.

    Seems it's pretty good news all around. We had a good trip to Oakland and back today. Nice weather.

  2. Beautiful day here: sunny, bright, blue with small wind. Cool, mid fifties. I kin live wit' it, lol! Glad listener's kiddle's home safely. Wishin' that for the rest of the world travelers, too. What a bloody mess we've made of Mama. . . .

  3. Ally update at baby. . . .

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    Hallo fellow travelers. Mother Nature and Mother Earth have the last word.

    We had some cold rain today, but not much by way of wind, at least.
    Worked at the Book Mine, then went hunting for shoes and a chair and found

    Can anyone explain to me why President Obama can't go to the state funeral?
    Why can't they fly him in a little south of there then scoot him in below cloud
    level using helicopters?

    Sleepy. Back tomorrow. ♥


  5. Bill Thomasson4/18/2010 12:04:00 AM

    Got my computer back. There was a bit of tension earlier when Best Buy called to say they had found 105 "virus traces." I told them frankly that made no sense. Sure enough when I went in and looked at the diagnostic printout there were no viruses, no adware, and 23 tracking cookies about which I am totally unconcerned. The technician ran the diagnostics again with the same result. Best guess is that they put the label about the viruses on the wrong computer.

  6. Bill Thomasson4/18/2010 12:16:00 AM

    Finished The City and the City. Definitely enjoyed it, although at the moment my guess is that it will not be my top pick in this elite company.

    You can indeed argue whether it is truly science fiction. It is basically a police procedural with elements of spy thriller toward the end. But all this takes place in a setting where two city-states exist in the same topographic space. Only the citizens of each city pretend not to see the people, vehicles, and buildings of the other. Indeed, by puberty they have gotten to the point where for the most part they don't consciously see these things, even while maintaining sufficient awareness of them to avoid collisions. No explanation for this weirdness is ever offered, which puts the book in the category of magical realism rather than science fiction. I am happy with both genres, but many science fiction fans become frustrated when what they think is science fiction turns out to be magical realism because the rational explanation they keep expecting never happens.