Wednesday had a slight change of plans from the usual, since Steve had a bunch of work to do. That meant no Rock Band 3, so Stephanie and I pooled our resources for dinner—salad, chicken, and the last of the leftover enchiladas. And then we watched episode 6, season 4 of “Babylon 5″, “Into the Fire”, which showed the resolution of the whole Shadow/Vorlon problem. A paraphrase of the whole thing would be Sheridan saying, “We can find our own way! Quit @#$%ing with us! The humans, Centauri, Minbari, Narn, Drazi, and so forth have earned the right to do our own thing without all of you butting in!” (It’s interesting to see that happen in a fictional setting, because in real settings, those with the most power never leave those with less power alone.)
Thursday had only the normal amount of stuff at work. This was reasonably good, since I was the only person from my team who was there. I’ve also been reading The Skinner by Neal Asher, a sci-fi book about a few people who travel to the planet Spatterjay. Personal almost-immortality, horrible wartime atrocities, nasty insectoid aliens, and an interestingly designed ecology combine to form a very interesting story. I’m only about 2/3 of the way through the book, though, so it could still fail to deliver.