Thursday, the big excitement was figuring out what to do with a problem we can only characterize as “a bouncing chicken”. That and dealing with a number of other minor crises, including one that was due two days ago that I was not informed of until 11 am, and another one that had been happening for days that I was not informed of until about 5 minutes before quitting time. Really. I don’t know what it is, but people have seriously lousy timing when it comes to telling me stuff.
Also finished reading Outrageous Fortune, a book that Tyldesley gave me in the unilateral gift exchange. It’s quite possibly less coherent and more confusing than Illuminatus! for most of its length, which is really an achievement. Yet in the last ~80 pages, the author makes the previous few hundred pages make sense in a twisted sort of way. Which is all good. Tyldesley said he gave me a copy of the book because he felt that he needed to inflict it on somebody else. OK then.
All in all, it was kind of a loooong day. I spent some time petting Moira and chatting with Stephanie on Skype after dinner. And learned that apparently, I’m invited over to Stephanie’s house (again) for dinner tomorrow. I guess there are a bunch of leftovers, and someone has to eat them, so it might as well be me. (This is not a bad thing. . . .)