August 11th, 2009

little krad

getting together with high school buddies

Last night, a bunch of my fellow members of the Class of 1986 at Cardinal Spellman High School got together at a bar in Westchester. One of our classmates who moved to Atlanta was in town visiting family, and we used that as an excuse to get together.

This is the second one of these that we've had this year. I missed the last one, unfortunately, and I came within a hairsbreadth of blowing off this one -- too many deadlines, too hot outside, etc. -- but I'm glad I ignored the voices in my head and went anyhow. There were folks present who have remained close friends since high school, folks I hadn't seen at all since high school, folks I don't remember at all from high school, and folks I've only seen a few times since.

It was absolutely fantastic. If you've friended me on Facebook, you can see many of the pictures that were taken.
  • Current Music
    "Johnny 99" by Bruce Springsteen

Schott's Miscellany 10 August 2009

The Smithsonian Institution Act came into law, creating a museum, library, and research program (1846)


J.K. Rowling's book recommendations, according to a list compiled in 2007 by the Royal Society of Literature:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Tale of Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Hamlet by William Shakespeare

VESPASIENNE--a public lavatory
"George was caught again in a dubious vespasienne."
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    "Acres Wild" by Jethro Tull
chronic rift

The Chronic Rift Roundtable: Audio Dramas on the Internet

This week's installment of the Summer of the Rift is now available: a Roundtable discussion on audio dramas on the Internet. The growth of teh intarwubs has resulted in an explosion of audio dramas. John (who has been involved with a ton of 'net audio dramas, including "The Dome") and Orenthal (who has provided voices for "The Dome" and "HG World") host this discussion alongside Jay Smith (producer and writer of "HG World") and Jeffrey Bridges and M. Sieiro Garcia of Pendant Audio.

The episode is available on iTunes, and also directly from the Rift web site (where you can also comment on the episode) and from podOmatic's Rift page.
  • Current Music
    "Romeo & Juliet" by Dire Straits
d'argo's lament


Got the first issue of D'Argo's Quest done. This third D'Argo-focused miniseries takes place between seasons 3 and 4 and will feature the return of a character from the third season.

Have to do some revisions on Farscape #2, then tomorrow I dive back into Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon.
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    the Yankees-Blue Jays game on Ch. 9