I took the money my parents and K's sent me and bought a creative labs 40 GB jukebox thing. I am using it even more than I thought I would. It has been pretty spiffy to get reaquainted with so much of my music collection. On shuffle though, the device has an obsession with The Clash.
Thanksgiving was fun but just not the same without the hippies. Since moving to Colorado, our tradition has been a get together with R & E, everyone making some sort of vegetarian dish, since R & E were so inclined. It was always a ton of diverse and tasty food. Then we went bowling, it was amusing to say the least. Since R & E moved to Washington, we hosted the get together at our place and had friends over, the food was all very good and very diverse, but we just didn't have the gumption for bowling.
Lessee here, K's therapy and treatment for the damage to her wrist seems to be helping, only time will tell though. She has ganglian cysts which seem to have shrunk since the injection, but the intersection syndrome still flares badly whenver she's at work. Hopefully the ongoing treatments of electricity and cortisone will help.
I'm pretty sure the company I work for isn't long for the world, they've been in trouble for a while but there has been no progress, I doubt they have 6 months left. I think I'm going to go be a short order cook and give up on the whole computer thing.
My laptop got knocked off the coffee table, it snapped the Linksys wireless card almopst in two. So I need a new one of those, it was a B, I'm debating going G, but my WAP is B, and I don't really want to spend enough to get a new WAP right before Christmas shopping. I don't really take the laptop out, so I wouldn't get any bandwidth benefit until I replace the WAP, and I think I can get a used B card for like $20 nowadays.
I am currently re-reading Summer of Night by Dan Simmons. One of the best, if not the best horror novel I've ever read. I don't know what I'm going to read next. I'm thinking about reading all the Tolkien stuff again, I haven't for a few years. Suggestions are welcome.
As for music, it has been a great Autumn, new Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello and Leonard Cohen. The Waits album is fucking phenomenal, and K got me this collection of singles and soundtrack stuff called Book of Moses, from him, it really filled the gaps in my collection. Cave's new 2 disk set is quite good, certainly better than the last 2 albums from him and the Seeds. COstello's new rock CD, is good, the orchestral one left me a little cold. The new Cohen, is I'm sorry to say, bad. I read the lyrics and some of them are as strong and brilliant and harsh as ever, but I can hardly listen to the performance itself.
We saw PJ Harvey in Denver last month. She played my favorite song of hers. To Bring You My Love. So I was pleased but honestly I think she put on a better show in 2001.
There, pretty much all caught up.
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