la knabo (_boy_) wrote,
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brief update

I've been pretty busy and haven't done much with LJ for a while. Maybe that'll change in the near future, maybe not - I just don't feel like I've got a lot to say lately. Instead, I'm reading and thinking (and watching movies). Anyway, here are a few things I've been up to:

  • We recently opened an account with Netflix. There's a feature that recommends movies based on your ratings of movies you've seen. In the last couple of days, I've rated 594 movies and TV shows. It was like the quiz that never ends.

  • I've been feeling like reading sci-fi. After the extraordinarily bad prose in Commune 2000 A.D., Asimov's I, Robot almost made me cry. From there, I went to Ringworld - again, sad prose and cardboard sexist characters wrapped around a couple of interesting ideas. Larry Niven can eat Mack Reynolds' lunch any day. From there, I started Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow - a parallel story to Ender's Game written around another character - so far, so good...

  • I've been reading Mary Daly's autobiography Outercourse. What fun! I'll probably write more on her later.

  • I've started going to my company's fitness center, usually at night when no one else is there. After three years, I think I'm in the final stages of mourning the loss of my invulnerable twentysomething body. From here on out, I'm going to require regular maintenance.

    That's my life, a bit.
  • Tags: life, sci-fi
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