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[Jun. 20th, 2014|07:59 am]
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So, i last posted Monday. Let's see. Tuesday was strangely calm at work and meeting light. I rattled around a bit just catching up with myself. In the evening i listened to Fuzzy Nation, light science fiction by John Scalzi. (Apparently in this revisiting of a work from the golden age, Scalzi focused on the human and corporate dynamics and less the human and alien dynamics.) Listening, i actually managed to do some cleaning up of the place while waiting to collect Christine at the airport. Hers was a late flight, made later my some sort of jetway snafu.

I was back up at 6 am on Wednesday for work. Long work day. By the end of the long workday, colored as it was by a number of production issues (none were due to any error on our part, but it certainly was consuming), i knew i would be back to work early again. I worked from home yesterday, starting quite early again, and my last call was at 9 pm.

So... all work, no play.

Today i'm trying to take it easy as we have installs including at midnight.

There were some interesting things that crossed my mental path.... but no, i can't think of anything now.

Looking back at last entry, i see i mentioned my mother might get therapy. I'll call tomorrow as i drive to Jasper Ridge for a landscape photography walk. When i called on Father's day, my father couldn't talk freely - and i think there was some tension i recognize from the last time i talked with them and found i had interrupted a fight.

The Jasper Ridge walk will be lovely, i hope.


[User Picture]From: seawasp
2014-06-20 05:02 pm (UTC)
Fuzzy Nation is a reworking of Little Fuzzy, one of my favorite books of all time. What I've heard about it has not encouraged me to pick it up.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2014-06-23 02:09 am (UTC)
So i read Little Fuzzy on Friday. They're definitely different books for different times. I have to say the resolution of Little Fuzzy feels far more Deus ex Machina (the Space Navy to the rescue) than does Fuzzy Nation. The thuggery of the large corporation in Fuzzy Nation is more subtle, too - and perhaps more plausible? The humans' understanding of the fuzzies is very different in the two stories, and the observations and excitement in Little Fuzzy is absent.

Different stories: i enjoyed them both, but i didn't have a favorite book messed with! I can certainly appreciate staying far away.

I should be reading more Oz to prepare me for your book!
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