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Misc notes to all my lurvely friends

  • Windows folks, a new version of the ljwin32_sema client is out, and it's pretty cool.

  • sinnie, you and jellybeanzulu need to get together and poop your flush valve funny-ness. He just told me my flush valve was going to end up being my... (wait for it) waterloo. Groan.

  • Two more real live letters went out today. matinee and snidegrrl, keep an eye on your mailboxes!

  • I really want to play network settlers of catan, but no one is around to humor me, though jellybeanzulu and zen_raven do a good job most days.

  • I would just like you all to view today's to-do list, and be thoroughly impressed. Laundry's in progress, too, so hah.

  • I hate starting things with a blank page. It frustrates me. The presentation I had to create today drove me nuts, because I had to start from scratch -- no template no noting. Give me something to edit, and I ca n turn crap into goodness, but it's much harder to start with a clean page. this goes for those delicate emails, too.

  • Dog training without the dog went well; the trainer lady is so nice, which pleases me.

    • Of course, I spent too much money on dog food, nature's miracle, a portable water thingy, a bags on board dealie, and another tie out chain that's now a bit too long instead of too short.

    • But, I also gave in and got the dog two specially-treated-to-not-splinter real bones; one filled with peanut butter flavor, and one unfilled.

    • He seems to be happy with it, as he's still chew chew chewing.

  • For those of you dog folks out there, my dad sent me this link on why dogs are smarter than you might think. Pretty interesting.

  • I finished Reliquary, last night, and I think I will be trite and cheesy and read the third volume of the Princess Diaries next, since I just picked it up from the crackhouselibrary.

    • Oh, and jessparkJess, I kept wishing Pendergast and Margo Green would get together. Does she ever reappear in any of the rest of the books? I know you've said Pendergast does...

  • One last thing: can the Cubs embarrass me any more?

    • At least Kyle Farnsworth still has the hottest boo-tay in the game

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matinee From: matinee Date: July 31st, 2002 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: August 2nd, 2002 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)


Your stationery is still much better than mine, though :)
jesspark From: jesspark Date: August 2nd, 2002 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Margo Pendergast? Sadly, no. :(

High on my list of people who irritate me are those who assumed that Smithback was Margo's romantic interest when, clearly, it was everyone's favorite "albino" FBI agent. =) While Pendergast has a starring role in the latest Preston/Child novel, there isn't so much as a mention of Margo, and D'Agosta is only brought up once, in passing. If you've read Thunderhead, though, characters from that book reappear for The Cabinet of Curiousities... but I still miss Margo. :(
maigrey From: maigrey Date: August 2nd, 2002 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Margo Pendergast? Sadly, no. :(

I haven't read it yet, having heard your gushing on the subject, I checked out every single preston/child book the library had (Cabinet is still on reserve, but I have the rest), and have read Relic, Reliquary, and have just now started on Mount Dragon, which looks really interesting -- I love those genetic thrillers.
jesspark From: jesspark Date: August 2nd, 2002 08:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Margo Pendergast? Sadly, no. :(

You know what I find extra-keen about Mount Dragon? That Douglas Preston's brother is Richard Preston, author of the "real life Mount Dragon," The Hot Zone. I just think it's cute that Douglas Preston could be like, "Hey, Rick, help me out with this."

Mount Dragon is one of my favorite Preston/Child books; I still think I'll have to go with Relic as my favorite, but Riptide is right up there, too. I think The Ice Limit is probably my least favorite -- that, or Reliquary, but I wouldn't consider either of them bad... my least favorite Preston/Child books are still considerably better than most of Michael Crichton's work, in my opinion.

Oh, and check out their website. They're so adorably geeky. :)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: August 2nd, 2002 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Margo Pendergast? (cont)

Oh, and I forgot: how could anyone want to date Smithback? I wanted to smack him all over the place in Reliquary, and was only mildly annoyed with him previously in Relic.

but Pendergast? Hot, with a capital H. I had a friend in high school with blond hair that was almost white, and I imagine Pendergast has the same color hair.
jesspark From: jesspark Date: August 2nd, 2002 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Margo Pendergast? (cont)

I dunno -- I have this (at times unfortunate) attraction to the class smartass, and I melt if a guy can be described as "lanky." But Pendergast... oooo, man, you're right; I'd have to take both. =) I guess I can be grateful that neither character was in the silver screen adaptation of Relic; that movie was as terrible as the book was great, and I'm glad Smithback and Pendergast weren't ruined by being in it.
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