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So I've been trying to tackle Cryptonomicon as part of my "I'm gonna read all the Neal Stephenson on my shelves" kick. I really like his writing style, but for some reason I can't get into the story. In all the time I've been carrying it around with me I've only managed to get about 50 pages in. Do things start to get a little more exciting soon? Because at this point it just seems like a somewhat droll war epic, and I have only minor doubts about that being the case.

Help me out people. Gimme some input, please.
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These are the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicise what you started but couldn’t finish, and strike through what you couldn’t stand.

I hide the long list for you under here )
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I thought this was interesting...

Turn In, Tune In, Veg Out

And this was entertaining...

Cosmic Struggles of Cultural Proportion

Gotta love the analyses of entertainment media as a reflection of societal norms.
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Although I'm not quite certain where to begin. But hey, that's always the problem, so I guess I'll just start typing.

David called me this morning. He went to see his lawyer today, and apparently some sort of agreement has been made with the courts about his whole legal thing. The good news: He's going to be on probation for the next 3 years. This is definitely better than going to jail for 5-10. The bad news: For the next 2 years, he has to pay $500 a month. This adds up to about 12 g's. David is not too happy about that, but he seems to be so good at making money that I doubt there will be a problem. He says once he's done paying that he'll pay me back the $200 I lent him. Not that it really matters, I don't care when he pays me back. Usually when I lend people money I don't expect to get it back. Which means I don't typically lend people money either. Hell, my sister owes me more than I can even keep track of. So that's that. I'm really happy for him. I'm also glad that I no longer have to worry about him being put in jail anytime soon. At least, not for this. If he keeps driving drunk on occasion, that might be another story.

But anyway. I'm still enjoying the vacation in Denver. Today we didn't really do anything, but it's all good. It's just been one of those chillin' type days and it's all good. I did finally manage to get my oil changed today though. That's always a good thing. After all, I was like 2000 miles past the mark. But yeah, now my car will run all good again and that makes me happy. I went to Jiffy Lube so they washed my windows and vacuumed the floors and that's cool because it means I don't have to take my car to get cleaned so soon anymore. I can wait until I get back to ABQ.

I finally found the cards the school gave me for change-of-address stuff since they're changing the mailbox system. This will be useful so I can give the information to all the places that like to take my money. Hmm... need to log on to those websites later.

Tomorrow I'm going to lunch with the Chad. I don't know where I want to go though and that sucks because I'm sure he'll want me to pick the place to make sure I'm pleased. There's this cool looking Italian place on I-25 that I'm considering. Maybe I'll get lucky though and he'll have something planned. That would certainly make things convenient. Meanwhile, does anyone know of any good places to eat in Denver that I won't come across in Albuquerque?

Last night we went to eat at Bahama Breeze. The atmosphere in there was kick ass!!! The food was pretty damn good too. We went in to eat on my discount (since it's a Darden restaurant) and then the food took a while so they discounted it even more. By the time all this was done we were eating for half off. Our server was awesome too so I tipped him like $20. Our check would have been about $70 with no discounts so I think that was pretty decent. We brought home lots of leftovers since the portions were quite large. We also tried this chocolate mousse dessert that was to die for. I really wish we had one of those restaurants in Albuquerque. That would rock.

Well then, other than that there isn't much to discuss right now. I've almost finished reading Stephen King's Dark Tower 5: Wolves of the Calla. It's a really good book. Although the flaps say stuff about upcoming additions to the series, so I'm thankful I won't have to wait long for the next installment. But yeah, once I'm done with it I can loan it to Donnie to read. That is, if he isn't already working the morning shifts at Denny's by the time I get back. Oh well.

Hmm.... I have to remember to get online and change my schedule around tomorrow since it's the disenroll date. I just hope the class I want to get into opens up! Of course, I don't know how much good it will do me since I still haven't taken a math placement test and can't sign up for the math class I want. I guess I'm just screwed. I wonder if I can find something else to take instead.

But yeah... I'm starting to ramble about stuff no one cares about. And Amber is leaning over my shoulder like she's anxious to go eat dinner at Noodles. Yay food!

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