1. Finished The Glass Mountain on Friday. Rydill’s hit another home run with this one. Where Children of the Shaman was a line drive over the left field fence, Mountain‘s more of a moonshot into the farthest reaches of McCovey Cove! Totally worth the lopsided exchange rate of the pound:dollar.
2. NaNoWriMo is kicking my ass but I did make some progress this weekend, organizing some of the research I’ve done on Taino culture for the backstory and incorporated it more fully into what I’d written already. May not get to 50,000 words but I should definitely end the month a few exits further down the turnpike than I would have otherwise.
3. Howard Dean’s a slick little opportunist, isn’t he? First, he concocts a totally slanted internet vote for his legion of lemmings to “decide” whether he should become the first Democrat to abandon the public financing system and gives them two whole days to get online and cast their ballot. 105,000 of his alleged 600,000 disciples do – a rather apathetic 18% – and 85% of them follow him off the cliff, declaring: “Go ahead, Howie, join forces with your ivy league drinking buddy Dubya, scrapping the campaign finance system that is supposed to ensure special interests cannot buy an election outright, despite your vow just a few months ago that you would make it an issue if any of your opponents were to do this exact same thing!” Then, he makes the announcement on a Saturday to ensure a minimum of press coverage. Karl Rove would be proud! Amazing what money and a lust for power can do to supposed principles. Should Kucinich fall by the wayside in the primaries, I will officially be through with the Democratic party.
4. Fantasy football officially sucks this year as my three teams drop to a pathetic 8-23 combined. At least the Jets won a game, though.
5. You are an enzyme.
You are powerful, dark, variable, and can change many things at your whim…even when they’re not supposed to be changed. Bad you. You can be dangerous or wonderful; it’s your choice.