December 11th, 2004

Culture Shock

Yesterday, after nearly nine years in my current car (a 96 Mercury Sable that replaced a 90 Mercury Sable), I picked up my new Ford Five Hundred.

The car is cool, but it will take some getting used to. ("They put that where?")

And tarkrai is coming in next week to pick up the Sable. Long may she run... :)

One Meme Over the Line

From weirdsister and catalana:

Instructions: Take this list of authors, remove those whose efforts do not grace your shelves, and bring the list up to ten by adding some more that do. New paragraph indicates newly-added authors.

Terry Pratchett
Connie Willis
Orson Scott Card
Neil Gaiman

James Thurber
Donald Westlake
James Schmitz
Olaf Stapledon
Bill James
Peter Stone & Sherman Edwards

(This was done in the upstairs library. There might have been more survivors if I searched the house diligently. :) Also the last entry is from the book for the musical "1776" and I couldn't properly split them up under the circumstances, now, could I?)

Removed: William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Charles de Lint, Tom Robbins, Robert Anton Wilson, Ayn Rand.

That's Incredible

daisy_knotwise and I went with Bonnie and Sam to see "The Incredibles" tonight, making us about the last people in the world to do so. (At least, among those who intend to see the film.)

If you ever enjoyed reading a superhero comic, this is a fine film to see. If you didn't, you might just enjoy it anyway.