Apr 032014
  • We have a date for the Alabamians Can Read discussion of The Great Gatsby! Join us Sunday evening, April 13, at 8:00 CDT. Stay tuned for the location. (And if you haven’t started the book, you still have plenty of time. It’s not a long book.)
  • Microsoft confirmed this week that the Windows Phone personal assistant is Cortana. My contract is up in September. Sounds just about right.
  • Would you believe there are only four daytime soap operas left in the United States? They are The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, and General Hospital. This is down from a high of 19 in 1969. As of Tuesday, General Hospital has aired continuously for 51 years.
  • Finished Breaking Bad earlier this week. It’s very, very good. I retract my earlier hesitation to call it one of the best. A post of some sort is forthcoming. It’s not topical, so I need to make sure I can bring at least a little something interesting to it. We’ll see.
  • With 29 days down and 17 to go, I’m confident saying I’m going to make it with my Lenten vegetarianism. I expect to be 100% compliant. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. Special thanks to Rhiannon for taking an interest and sharing her experiences. And wouldn’t you love to love her? (Sorry; couldn’t resist. She’s the first actual Rhiannon I’ve ever known.)
  • Tried Sam Adams Rebel IPA last night. It’s closer to the flavor profile of Sierra Nevada Torpedo or Harpoon than is the Sam Adams Latitude 48 IPA. I liked Rebel all right and would drink it again, but Torpedo’s place at the top of my list is safe.
  • Got out of March without turning the air conditioning on. Monday was marginal until the sun went down.

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  3 Responses to “Thursday miscellanea #278”

  1. The Great Gatsby is not a long book, but it is a dreadful one.

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