I am interested in reading The Fatal Shore. The founding of Australia is cool. The book is available very cheaply from amazon used.
nathan mentioned the Flashman series, which I also have been wanting to read. I should do so!
Platypodes (pedantic construction of the wrong plural) are cool because they can sense electrical fields. And only their left ovary is functional.
So I was thinking about student loans and debt and investment at class last night, so I was playing with my financial calculator rather than paying much attention. The wifing unit has a big student loan with a bad interest rate. The other ones aren't so bad, but they add up - debt sucks. Still, some have interest rates that aren't terribly offensive, to the point where I think investment could reasonably be expected to beat them. But it was fun to play with the calculator a bit, play with some figures. We should look for some leeway, but if we find even more leeway than we could make right now, things could be decent, and then there'd be an abrupt transition from paying off absurdly massive loans to socking away pretty good amounts of money. This depends on things which would be very easily upset by the slightest perturbations. Maybe I'll program a spreadsheet for this, I think Excel has functions for it, but I could just make a worksheet, it would be good practice. Making a worksheet using the functions, too, would be good practice.
I woke up early this morning, extra early. I did not want to get in to work early because I am going to do gaming today (instead of training, I've lost the entire week) and will leave straight from there. I hung around the house a bit and read from my book. I was almost finished, so I wanted to get close enough to finish it off on the train ride in so I would only have to take one book for the train ride to gaming.
Somebody brought in free pizza. Will go back for seconds in a few minutes because it looks like everybody has had a chance.
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