First, Robert Lynn Asprin, author of the Myth series of novels as well as the Phule’s Company series of novels is dead from natural causes in New Orleans. He died in May in bed whilst reading a Terry Pratchett novel. I just found out when I got my new issue of Locus Magazine.
Second, Adrian is in the doghouse today. After skating it seems his new shoes picked up a large quantity of dog shit. This, alone, is not news. The fact he didn’t notice and got in my new car with it, is news. I have used massive amounts of carpet chemicals, and in a few hours, we’ll see if you can tell or not, happily you can barely tell there was ever a problem. He’s my friend, so murder is probably out of the question. But I figured a little public humiliation will at least make me feel better about cutting the day short to go home and clean up shit stains. However, skating and breakfast were fun. And I hope Adrian feels better. I’d hate to kill a sick man.
Third, Erin visited yesterday — an always fun event. I have given Erin dishes and silverware from my overstock. Yay. If anyone’s moving, I still have overstock available for a new abode, just ask. I also took her to the office to get hurricane supplies such as lights, batteries, and whatnot. Today she’s home awaiting a mattress for her new bed which, as of yet, is unused. We also passed a gas station where diesel was $5.39 a gallon — near the airport of course.
Fourth, I filled out Identity Theft Affidavits for all the credit bureaus today. They’ll go out certified return receipt tomorrow.
Fifth, I’ve written my flame of Western Digital and will send that off to them. I am still hating them greatly over my hard drive. Also, I am sending a copy to Apple Computer, so they know what kind of shite they sell in their stores. CBL has declined to write a letter indicating what files were on the drive, and I respect their desire. However, a quick perusal of Google has shown me there are massive failures of this drive. They have some sort of QC or design flaw.
Sixth, a special shout-out to Maury who sent me this link about the Room 8 School Cat. I can’t tell you why I liked it so much, but I did.
Seventh, I got a copy of my “independent medical evaluation” which is basically accurate but there are some errors. I have written a correction letter and sending that in as well.
PS: iDrive still sucks ass. I haven’t yet written a missive, but I will. Soon. I just have to stop finding new stuff to hate about it. I may never finish. I support the execution of the person who invented it.