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Posted by on Jul 4, 2008 in Books, Local, Real Life | 0 comments

Happy 4th

I will be playing alto sax on a nice, sunny (i.e. incredibly hot) stage at the park later, and there will be BBQ, a movie, etc., so don’t think me a total workaholic.

But right now I’m at the office “making license plates,” as I’ve come to call mundane work that can’t be sloughed off on someone else and still has to get done (hat tip for that term – Neal Stephenson, in the excellent book Cryptonomicon), and I’m getting a strange kick out of it. I had a whole lot of coffee this morning, I’m listening to Charlie Parker on my office stereo much louder than I could during business hours, and life is kind of serene…