I returned Monday afternoon from a four-day trip to Carbondale, IL, where I went to university, and met some of the best folks around. This trip there was a lot drinking, a lot of jamming, a lot of Jeopardy!, and Trivial Pursuit 1984, a lot of deer meat, a cookout, and laughter. It was good to see all them kids again (as well as meeting a few new ones) and I look forward to returning soon.
Here is a recap of my day since returning from Carbondale:
Read two chapters in Gene Wolfe's The Shadow of the Torturer
Watched the first part of Carlos: The Miniseries, chronicling the life of Carlos the Jackal, an international terrorist
Perused 2666 by Roberto Bolano for the fiftieth time
Made pizza rolls (twice)
Talked to a buzzing fly but did not, I repeat, did not swallow it
Read a Clarion story by the talented Kali Wallace
Wrote a bit more in a new short story
Worked on the novel
Despised writing "worked on the novel" in blog
Drank too much water, peed a lot
Absently wondered (again) why the media ignores Ron Paul
Took a long walk
I'm off to the library next to look for some books on ancient Chinese culture and military.