My computer at home wanted to reboot last night to finish some updates, but it borked on restarting. I was worried for a moment that something might have happened to the hard drive, but it seems to have recovered. Still, I should make sure all the important stuff is backed up.
Somebody's looking at the apartment for a second time with his wife this afternoon, he really liked it, apparently. I'm mildly surprised there hasn't been more interest, it's a very nice apartment in a great location at a reasonable price. I mean, the former governor lives two blocks away. It's a nice neighborhood. I suppose it's an odd fit, though. It's more toward the higher end of prices for 1 person in an apartment of that size (maybe), but it's kind of small for 2 people in terms of closet and bedroom (dining and living room are quite nice). Really, though, it's an awesome place in its own way.
Drinks with coworkers after work.
I'm reading The Golden Ocean by Patrick O'Brian. It's another boat book, an early one. It's one of the two books he wrote about people in Commodore Anson's squadron. This one is from the perspective of an Irish midshipman. It's decent. The Unknown Shore, the other one about that voyage and which I just finished, is better. It is also quite explicitly similar to the Aubrey-Maturin series.
Subscribing to a brand of political discourse blinds one to seeing the other side of it, it seems. I am, of course, not immune to this bias, but I noted a rather extreme case of it in a friend of mine who is often rather perceptive, but sometimes surprisingly rigid in his Conservative viewpoints. Interestingly, he doesn't like reading fiction. And this is a note about fellow-travelers, not the person mentioned earlier: concern about "political correctness" is so 1993. I can safely ignore anybody who complains about it.
More G&S listening.
Reebok still hates children and promotes a fitness brand which encourages unsafe behaviors (with children! won't somebody think of the children!).
Ignoring Ron Paul is sort of mean-spirited of the media to do, and he is a very interesting figure: articulate, principled, strong-minded. But he's also completely unelectable and the media only wants to cover winners. I mean, laughs from Jon Stewart aside, why cover somebody who's not going to be the Republican candidate?
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