Pickup rider

Here’s LRN1 hitching a ride in the back of a pickup. That’s him in the back. I have no idea who that is in the foreground. Part of my famous Guatemala series.

Greetings from the train! Seems like a long time since I’ve written here. I’ve been working on indexing most days – a hundred names indexed and a hundred arbitrated is my normal quota. I’m at well over 5,000 total names. I’m really enjoying it – it’s kind of addictive.

Anyway. Got a few things done at work. Not enough, but I’m hoping for better productivity tomorrow. Can’t complain, though. Well, I can, but I don’t think I will right now.

Tonight’s LRN4’s book group, and it’s at our house. One of her friends is bringing her new iPad for me to play with. Don’t know why, but I’ll be happy to oblige. I’m certainly tempted by one of those things. Although I now have four laptops from which to choose – two work ones (don’t ask) and two personal machines. I’m using the worst of the lot right now – my netbook equivalent. It works fine and I’m happy with it, but it’s not an iPad. Maybe if we hadn’t just bought a new car. Maybe next year. Maybe when the early adopters have all gotten theirs and the prices come way down. We’ll see. In the meantime, I’ll be happy to play with LRN4’s friend’s machine.

I’ve rediscovered James Lileks’s daily blog and website. I’ve enjoyed his work for quite some time, but his blog – The Bleat – had gotten a bit tiresome a year ago or so. I’m delighted to report that it’s interesting again. Highly recommended. He even produced a Diner podcast in the last week or so, which I’ve always enjoyed. They’re amusing and always feature some very strange old music. The only problem is that he’s only producing them every few months at best – not nearly frequently enough for my needs.

Not much else to report today, so I’ll leave you with this shocking food violence news: pizza brawl!

See you tomorrow.

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