greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,
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Howard Hughes and the One-Eyed Squirrel

Sun and clouds today, mostly sun now as we slide towards sunset. The high was 90˚F, and it's currently 87˚F.

Not a terribly remarkable day, but it did include a huge breakthrough so far as putting together the new edition of From Weird and Distant Shores is concerned. An old friend in Tampa, Christopher Wilde, was able to coax the files into opening without scrambling the text or losing format, which was a game changer. I can now proceed with the layout, so thank you, thank you, Chris.

Other than that, I answered email. I didn't get much done today. The afternoon movie was J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), likely my third favorite Star Trek film. Between Benedict Cumberbatch and Peter Weller, this film brings the villains. I got some work done on one of the Pleistocene samples (see photo below). I finished reading Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven (1971), which I liked quite a lot more than The Left Hand of Darkness, even if, admittedly, The Lathe of Heaven isn't a whole lot more than an elaborate Twilight Zone episode and the thing hinges on a pretty by-the-book Mad Scientist. I enjoyed it.

Oh, and I managed to sleep until almost 8:30 a.m.

That was today.

Later Taters,
Aunt Beast




4:54 p.m.
Tags: 2013, computer stuff, friends, fwads, good movies, j.j. abrams, pleistocene, star trek, the twilight zone, ursula k. le guin
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