Young Geoffrey (ed_rex) wrote,
Young Geoffrey
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Pointless, Personal Blathering - Feel Free to Skip Over ...

  • I am tired. Three or four hard-drinking nights in a row, then a long day with my brilliant niece today and an hour or two before Laura and I head out to 5ive - yes, a club and yes, I'm dressing up, and yes, I'm kind of nervous about it. Laura bounces from assuring me there's nothing to fear to giggling maniacally.

  • I quit smoking for almost a full day this week.

  • Work is thoroughly demoralizing and I recently realized I need a break from it. Though we can't afford it, Laura and I will be doing a road trip, not this coming week but the one following. Look out Ottawa, Montreal and - maybe - Quebec City!

  • I have a lot I want to do and a number of things to say but ... have I mentioned that I'm very tired?

  • Thursday, I commented on a rare political post by crankygrrl about the situation in Iraq. She didn't respond but someone named redstarrobot posted a couple of thoughtful, if disagreeing, replies to my remarks. I managed a response to his first, but when I tried to answer his rebuttal I found that both of us had been deleted from her friends' list. People often confuse me.

  • I am making an effort to read Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver, the first volume of his System of the World trilogy, which promises - if nothing else - to be quite probably the longest book I'll have ever read. The first volume is roughly 1,000 pages, set in very small type and at a guesstimate, it clocks in at close to half a million words.

    I am currently somewhere around page 250 and have yet to have a clue as to what the plot is going to be, or even if it has one. It's a little intimidating, to say the least, but it has so far been by turns interesting and sometimes funny, so I will keep at it for a while yet.

    I am pondering posting a running commentary as I get through it.

  • I think Laura is just about through primping and preening (yes, she looks delectable!), so it is just about my turn to perform the requisite ablutions. Goodnight.
Tags: 5ive, quicksilver, stephenson
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