Frozen wedding

Here are Loyal Readers Numbers Three and Four fighting off freezation at the wedding on Saturday. As mentioned yesterday.

Normal day. Drove the Miata and, for the first time in at least a few months, came home with the top down. I was chilled but not frozen upon arrival. No regrets.

Met my new boss today. Engineering is reorganizing (prepare three envelopes!) and my real boss is now a very nice woman. It looks like my job will pretty much go on as before. As predicted.

Got a call from the service manager at the Honda dealer. My Loyal Readers may recall that my car was in the shop a couple of weeks ago with transmission trouble. They changed the gearbox oil and pretty much left it in that inconclusive state. Well, it seems they got a call from Honda yesterday, informing them that there’s a known problem with six-speed transmissions, for which there will be a technical service bulletin coming out soon, possibly accompanied by a warranty extension or even a recall. He noted that two weeks ago, they laughed at him and acted like they didn’t know what he was talking about, but now they’re admitting the problem. The good news is that my transmission is going to be rebuilt. As soon as they figure out how to fix the problem, that is. My car’s still very drivable, though, so that’s no worry.

I just finished listening to Love Conquers All, by Robert C. Benchley. What an entertaining book! It’s basically a collection of a bunch of his articles from the 1920-ish time frame. He’s dry and hilarious. One example: he was reviewing Rip Van Winkle, by Percy MacKay, and invited the reader to:

“Just ask for “Rip Van Winkle” and spend the evening falling out of your chair. (You wake up just as soon as you fall and are all ready again for a fresh start.)”

Apparently, he didn’t like it much. Benchley’s book is highly recommended, and I’m on the lookout for more of his stuff (for free, of course). I enjoyed the guy who read the book too.

I’m also working on America Alone, by Mark Steyn (in print form). It’s overdue at the library, so I’m trying to finish it as quickly as possible. Another day or two at the most. It’s basically about the threat to America and the world from radical Islam. His point is that it’s basically too late for the rest of the world to do anything about it, so America is the world’s last best hope. As usual. Recommended reading also.

Time for my Tuesday evening meeting. See you tomorrow.

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