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October 1st, 2006

Well THAT Was a Long Book!

Last night, after graveyardgreg went off the air and mammallamadevil retired for the evening, I finally finished The Most of P.G. Wodehouse. This is a big honkin' anthology of Wodehouse's various series -- Eggs, Beans and Crumpets; Mr. Mulliner; Ukridge; Lord Emsworth; Jeeves and Wooster; and Quick Service, a stand-alone novel.

Bottom line: didn't care for Ukridge, will have to look into more Lord Emsworth. I can see why Jeeves & Wooster is the most popular of his creations, they're definitely the most likeable. I also noticed that he uses a lot of the same bits over and over, from the idea of distributing prizes at a school treat to the phrase "he moved, he stirred, he seemed to feel, the rush of life along his keel." This can start to lead to a kind of "if you've read one you've read 'em all" feel after a while, but I suspect that's inevitable when you are looking at such a large body of work spanning the man's entire adult life.

I think now I'm going to have to take a break from Wodehouse, as much as I like him, tho -- after that massive a dose, it's definitely time for something else.

-The Gneech

Visitation

mammallamadevil has wandered off back to her hotel, thus ending the visit (as her flight is in the a.m.). 'twas fun and relaxing; plus by their mutual request, we took her to have dinner with my parents, and it seemed that a good time was had by all.

Last night, we'd all gone out to dinner with camstone and mooivos, and of course, graveyardgreg has been spinning tunes for us in the evenings, so it was almost a mini-furmeet, concurrent with but not connected to the PandaGuy Picnic. (We talked about going to the PG Picnic, but the general consensus seemed to be that it would be better to just relax around the house, so that's what we did.)

It's always nice to hang out with Kerry when we're -NOT- sitting at a dealer room table, so we can just chitchat or whatever, so I'm glad she could come. Seeya next time, MLD! :) Hope we didn't freeze you too much. ;)

-The Gneech

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