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December 8th, 2007

(no subject) @ 10:50 pm

I've moved my computer out to the living room so I could be near a power source and table so I can set up my scanner. I didn't do a major amount of scanning, but did rescan a page I was needing to do for a book I started reading a long time ago. That made it possible for me to finish the book. What a disappointing/cliffending (redundant, sorry) ending. Makes me want to read S. M. Stirling's second and third book in the second series. This book was The Sunrise Lands, and it impresses me how Stirling's speculative fiction flows so freely and (from what I can tell) truly. I can only imagine what research had to go into imagining a land of America over 20 years after the lack of complete technology. Only technical glitch I noticed in the book was that at the very end of the book, they mentioned a Mormon stake center and, from what I could tell, called it a temple. Not all Mormon church buildings are temples. You'll notice a temple because it actually looks ornate whereas normal church buildings (meeting houses and stake centers) are very utilitarian and humble looking.

I ended up ordering pizza last night. I waited an hour and called them to ask about my order. They said that they tried to deliver it, but no one was there. I told them, in no center terms, that they were full of crap. I was here, and actually was listening for someone. The thing about this house is that it's and old house, and therefore, even though it was built in wartime, you can hear most everything, especially when people come to the door. So they sent another driver out to me, and they found the correct address. Luckily, the pizza was good (it's my first pizza I've actually had delivered to Oak Ridge since I've been here).

Holly is getting here tomorrow evening some time. She'll stay here tomorrow night, and then we'll leave on Monday morningish for northeast Tennessee. I can't wait to see her! It would have been a much better weekend if she were here, but she's got lots of final week finishing stuff to do, so I understand.

Well, time to get to sleep so I can get to church and stay awake during my meetings. More soon, and sorry for the misspellings tonight, I'm not typing properly for some odd reason tonight.
 
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From:joatsimeon
Date:December 10th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)

Well...

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Glad you enjoyed it. And I now have a Mormon first reader.

Yers,
Steve Stirling
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From:djner
Date:December 10th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)

Re: Well...

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Thanks for the comment. I suppose I should ahve guessed that you would have had some kind of search for your name on the Live Journal community. Very cool.

I'm sure that you've got other Mormon readers as well, just no one's mentioned it. I'm newly Mormonized myself. The technical issue I found re: temples may not have actually been one, I'll have to look again and make sure. Didn't make much difference if there actually was one or not.

Let me know if you have any oher Mormonish questions, and I'll try to answer them to the best of my abilities. Looks like you've ahd some good advice on the topic, and probably have advisors, but I've read all of your previous books in this series and can help if you need it.

Mind if I add you as a friend?

Ner
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From:superhappytime
Date:December 13th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
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So...no commentary yet on the new coach? As an Atlanta Falcons fans, I couldn't be happier to see the guy gone...but he should be a good college football coach again....
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From:djner
Date:December 14th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
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Dude, I've been so busy with interviews and craziness with packing taht I haven't been able to gleen much about the ex-Falcons now Arkansas coach. I'm just glad that we have a coach. I'll reserve more comments about it when I get to Razorback country. I hope he will be a good coach, we need one.
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From:superhappytime
Date:December 14th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
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yeah...I thought he was a terrible hire at the NFL level (and he proved that), but he's had success in college. It will be interesting to see if he can maintain it at a "big" program with high expectations. I feel the same way about GT's new coach (Paul Johnson from Navy). When you're at a smaller school, all you have to do is upset a few people when expectations aren't high...it's different when you're expected to do better. I think Petrino is a lot like Les Miles--good offense, but questionable decision making under pressure. In any case, the SEC West should be tough...LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, and Ole Miss all have big name coaches now.

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