Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The weekend

Been celebrating all weekend and will continue the next one. Had some most amazing creatures over, such as linguists and an African pygmy hedgehog. Drank too much, but at least managed not to eat too much cake.

An amazing discovery: pancakes made with corn flour actually taste of corn, and are yellow.

Reread Speaker for the Dead and was actively bothered by the fact that the characters (in a fairly high-technology society about 5000 A.D.) seem to have no cell phones, no laptops and no PGP. For some reason this did not bother me when I first read the book about 5 years ago. This is weird in any case: the cell phones already existed in 1986 when the book was written.

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