…. again. Captain “I am to misbehave” Mal (my mac; and yes, I name my macs) was sidelined for months. The battery died and swelled up and I couldn’t find a replacement for a long time, until D ordered one for me from London. So what’s been going on? in my side of the woods, I’ve had to deal with some major issues at work, the scope of which won’t appear on this blog, but suffice to say, the conflagration was hard to put out. Been trying to exercise more (largely D’s doing; posting more on my activities in this regard soon) and traveling more (yay!). In the next few days — or ok, maybe weeks — will be busy posting more entries — starting with this!
Accomplishment: Finished (finally — after three years!) Stephen King’s Under the Dome! Wrote about this in an earlier post and back then, I was telling myself I would finish it, but ended up shelving it for other titles. So I finally finished it. So how was it? Hmmm, not as good as some of his other works. I get the impression it was some sort of thought experiment that went on too long. I don’t really regret reading it, but I can’t help feeling that it was a bit of a letdown. Still, and all, that’s a book off the book debt — though I’ve racked up several additions to the pile in the meantime!
Accomplishment: Finished The Rosie Project! I love this book and I wish I had an actual physical copy! This was languishing in my e-book library and so one time that I was madly trying to finish an article but couldn’t, I procrastinated and read this in a day — in my cube! Best decision ever! It managed to get my brain un-stuck and distracted me so I was able to write my article better, after I’ve read it. Best procrastination ever!The Rosie Project is about Don, a geneticist who had problems finding a partner/wife so decided to design a questionnaire that would find him the perfect woman. Then he meets Rosie, who is totally unsuitable for him in every way. Needless to say, things do not go according to plan. It’s a light read, yet made me think about the choices we make and is a great commentary on the dating scene and the hoops people go through to find someone suitable. Go read it!