Musings and such
Para los letrados
|New happenings and no news (October 17, 1999)
Well, I've kind of been existing. Nothing particularly new happening--still doing that weekly back-and-forth to Boston, still eating too much, health is on the downswing... eh! It's been a relatively miserable weekend. Continuing throat problems, shoulder pains that kept me up all night on Saturday, and the realization that for some reason I've accumulated six or seven orange vials with assorted anti-inflammatories, anti-histamines, muscle relaxants, pain supressors, microbial annihilators, nasal inhalers and such. One would think I'm a hipochondriac. If anything other than inconvenient, it's given me a whole new brand of respect (to add to the existing) for people on HIV cocktails. I have trouble sticking to a three-pill-a-day regimen of industrial-strength Tylenol/codeine. Eek.
Finished reading Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon this weekend. Damn, that was a good book. There's definitely genius in the mind of a man who can write a mathematical and logical description of a cryptographer's horniness. Between that and a Harry Potter book I read a few weeks ago, I've had a rebirth in reading passion I hadn't had since high school. I had forgotten how difficult it can be to put down a well-written novel.
The silence from the teeming masses has been deafening. Mail has come from few people. My favorite:
We found your site, Saddle Sores - Confessions
of a Capital Pain in the Butt,
You've obviously not read a single portion
of my website, otherwise you'd
People never cease suprising me--you'd figure that someone would understand that there IS such a thing as negative marketing...
Things of which I want to take pictures to show all of you faithful readers: