Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[personal] Omaha, my home away…plus books!

Despite what garyomaha thinks, I am willing to admit to being in Omaha. Or at least someplace in the Midwest.

Charmingly uneventful flights today. The Hertz Random Upgrade Program hath given unto me a Ford Edge. I swear I had this exact same vehicle some time last fall. (This happens to me about once a year.) My hotel hath Randomly Upgraded me to a half-suite, or as karindira says, a room with a partition and a sofa. Um, yeah.

My pants kept falling off me today, or nearly so, so I spun by Target when I got here and bought smaller pants. I confess to not being ashamed of this. I’m on a different schedule this week, working at the Day Jobbe through Friday wrapping up the Big Project of late (for which I have received preliminary kudos from Senior Management), and flying home Saturday. With luck, a Sunday hike with tillyjane and possibly the_child.

Also, over the long weekend I finished reading Nick Harkaway’s The Gone-Away World (which I liked immensely and will review shortly), Russell Banks’ Rule of the Bone (which I liked for rather different reasons), and José Carlos Somoza’s Zig Zag (which I wasn’t so taken with and will review shortly in order to explore why). About to start reading Special Topics In Calamity Physics.

Expect continued light blogging with intermittent bursts of hypergraphia.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

Tags: books, child, omaha, personal, travel

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