In Which We Wish You A Merry Kari

8 April 2003

Sometimes I am not as much of a morning person as I appear to be. A pop-up ad with Eminem on it popped up (as they are wont to do), and it read, "All posters, $5.99," but what I read was, "All posers, $5.99." Which is a pretty good deal when you think about it. You could get them to wash your kitchen floor or something.

It's the morning for book comments, evidently -- I got two sets of them on DBM. Both of which were generally positive, so hurrah for me and my book. Me and my last book. Hurrah for me and my current book, too, actually. Working away on that -- I'm working on chapter 30 today. With the giant crows and the sauna, but not the giant crows in the sauna. I really doubt that crows much care for saunas.

I finished reading Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire, and it was interesting, particularly in the context of current war policy discussions. There were WWII plans like "Operation Starvation" aimed at Japan. That was its actual name, Operation Starvation. Can you imagine that today? Or the repetitions of "there are no civilians in Japan?" This particular book alternated between dry and gruesome, which actually seems about right for the subject matter, not a flaw but the only way to handle it.

I'm moving on to Mary Gentle's Ancient Light. Should be a sufficient change, I'd think. Haven't started it yet to be sure.

Oh, I guess I forgot to post this. I'm just working and worrying around here. I don't think that was supposed to be one of the lines from Mom's mousey Christmas special song, but it seems to be coming out that way around here.

And it's Kari's birthday! Everybody have a happy Kari day.

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