May 22nd, 2007

bluebeard

Car, spring, Vinge

Got a new door latch installed in the car today, yay!

New door latch is broken and doesn't work properly, boo!

Ah well. It's very spring, despite the cold and damp; all the iris are blooming and on the drive along 93 back from Golden there were big swathes of purple and gold in the open space. I had to stop and take some pictures, but I don't think they came out.

My Mom & Larry are down from NE to deliver the boat, which they sold, so I dropped by my brother's place to visit them this evening. Played with kittens, listened to my niece (who is six) read a couple books for us, and recounted stories of various times when we set things on fire as kids.

I had enough time at the dealer's to finish Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. It's a brilliant techno-thriller. Collapse )

In many ways, I could see this being a very accurate picture of what the future might really be like, and that's always an impressive achievement. Good book.