Et cetera

First, the Gray’s Anatomy obession continues, with 5 more episodes down the hatch this evening when I could have been doing a dozen other things. Well, not all of it was bad. There were some funny parts.

I finished The Demon-Haunted World on the train this morning, and I will have more to say about the themes in that book (science, pseudoscience, and religion), but I am still formulating my thoughts (plus, I want to catch another episode before going to bed). Sticking with the science theme, I’m going back to some of Asimov’s science essays, which I do from time-to-time. I read all of his F&SF essays years ago (I have all 40 or so of the collections) but every now and then I’ll read one again hoping the information will stick better.

I left a message for the roofer this afternoon but haven’t heard back yet. I’ve kept my landlord posted. Maybe I’ll get a call tomorrow?

I have an important meeting at 1:30 PM tomorrow to demonstrate the prototype application I’ve been developing for one of our groups. One of the Big Vice Presidents of the company will be attending the meeting because the idea behind this whole project was his, so this is his baby. It will also be the first time he’s seen what I’ve done. Fortunately, I’ve done a pretty darn good job and I’m not too concerned.

I’m more concerned about having to get up at 4:30 AM. I’ve got a 6 AM session with Bernard in the morning. Because of that, I’m not going to watch Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Good writing or not, 10 PM is just too late for me.

I got my T-Mobile bill, which is nothing unusual, except for the fact that it was exactly twice the usual amount. Exactly! I fumed. I hemmed and hawed. I ran through sarcastic conversations I’d have with customer service people about the shoddy quality of their billing system. Then I cooled down and took a closer look at the bill. Seems I forgot to pay the bill last month. It’s one of two bills that I get that are not paid automatically. See, I knew this automatic payment thing was going to cause problems!

[This is me, in humble retreat…]