Margaret (pling) wrote,

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So I did my talk this afternoon - I appear to have got reasonably good at just winging it. Which is just as well, as that wasn't one of the better prepared talks I've given. Still it seemed to be comprehensible, and cover the necessary stuff - and at least one of my jokes amused at least one of the people ;)

Rest of the day at work was rather bleh ... stuff happened but that's about all I can say about it. I picked up a parcel on the way home, and got home to find another had arrived - 2/3 of my amazon order :) I got "The Domination" by S. M. Stirling which I'd read from the library once before (what if the losers in the civil war had set up home in South Africa, and really bought into the whole fascist master race concept? I remember from my last read that one of the strengths of the book is that the characters are likeable, yet there's that voice at the back of your head saying "but that's not right, in fact it's really rather evil"), and I got "The Price of the Stars" by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald (space opera through and through - but with a difference in that magic works too, I've read some of the other books in the series this is the first of out of the library and decided I'd start buying them).

Just one more book left to arrive, and a CD I ordered a while ago - Voice of the Beehive's first album which I have on tape but we don't even have the tape deck set up any more, I'd managed to replace the other two albums a while ago but I've not seen this one in the shops.

Damn, just realised I forgot to buy new ink cartridges for my fountain pen at the weekend, and I need to write my Uncle's birthday card before I go to bed. Ah well, there are other pens.
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