I've been reading random Aubrey/Maturin on my commutes interspersed with other books. As I've discussed before, they are the perfect commuting books. It has confirmed my impression that the first two are definitely the best, the third is also quite good, but by the end it's mostly amusing and well-written genre fiction. Nothing to be ashamed of reading, but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it unless the reader is into that sort of thing. I'm reading Post Captain right now. Probably the best of the series.
We are watching The Wire. We're in season 2 at the point where they just killed McNulty. Didn't see that one coming. Best show ever.
The wifing unit has little interest in seeing Game of Thrones, so I started watching a little bit. It's good television, not as good as the books. A lot of boobs on display. Just finished the episode where they revealed Robb is secretly Jamie's son.
NATO protests unremarkable so far. Only a handful of dead hippies rotting under the bridge. I'm quite annoyed at the cryptic nature of some of the information surrounding closures, delays, etc. Can't comprehend the maps. I especially want to know because the street in front of my church is marked yellow for some reason and - this is at least explained - the street behind is marked with blue and an explanation that at least one lane will be closed or something. Great, but what does the yellow mean and when is this supposed to be the case? If Sunday, great, I'll go somewhere else. Motorcades are mucking up traffic on Saturday, so I won't go anywhere then. I am being told to stay home from work and work from home on Friday and Monday.
The wifing unit is flying in on Sunday. That could be interesting.
The wifing unit had never seen The Blues Brothers, so we watched it. The surprise twist at the end where Carrie Fisher was secretly Jake's sister was great. It's a little-known fact that, apart from a couple scenes in downtown Chicago, most of the film was made in Milwaukee.
Not that I'm sticking around much longer, but I still need to be paid more. Since I'm leaving anyway, maybe I'll just see what happens if I bring it up. Why the hell not?
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