September 6th, 2009

Sea dragon

Vista sucks

I find it highly amusing that I've now spent 20 minutes trying to get the computer to connect to the internet (including a reboot that froze, leading to a hard reboot) and the net result is that we're all sitting here using our phones to surf the web.

I do not understand why our computers and the software on them work so shamefully slowly.

Have my hotel booked for Venice!

After much searching, J and I finally found a hotel in Venice for our October trip with varina8. Who would think places would book up so very early? Who would think I would have ultimately put in about ten hours looking for a freaking room (2 hours this morning alone)? That said, big props to the Lonely Planet Hotel search, which came up with a variety of options ($500 a night not being one I was interested in; $75 a night for leaky showers and protruding nails also not so interesting to me), the most attractive being the Hotel Alla Salute. We spent a little extra and got a canal room - J pointed out that the paychecks will be coming in by that time and we could probably get a nicer one without breaking the bank.

Next stop: buying a new pair of trousers for work. I've got so much to do these days when I'm at home because I'm way too busy to fool around online at work (and don't like making internet purchases on my phone). With luck I'll actually get outof the house for a bit today but really, I'm very happy with the fact that I'm not hacking and coughing and want to kind of build on my "getting over my cold" momentum.
reading is fun-damental

Need a book for tomorrow

I feel like I've spent all weekend trying to get over this cold. God knows I havent't so much as made it to the sidewalk in front of my house since I walked in the door Friday evening. So that leaves me with a limited number of things to say about what I accomplished this afternoon, although I did finish my Pitmen Painters review.

This leaves me wondering about tomorrow. Help me make an important decision:

Poll #1454074 Pick me a book

What book should I read next?

Kalahari Typing School for Men (mystery)- McCall-Smith
An Alien Heat (sf) - Michael Moorcock
Jane Eyre (classic) - Charlotte Bronte
Family Trade (sf) - Charles Stross
PopCo (unsure of genre) - Scarlett Thomas