Today was one of those rare rainy days in Phoenix, with an overcast sky and swampy mugginess. In short, a highly welcome change of pace.
Picked up Andrea at daycare after work in a light drizzle, got her in the car and started it up.
“What’s your car doing?” I heard from the backseat.
I thought maybe she was confused about what was on the radio, but no, just the regular NPR Bad News From Around The World. Engine sounded fine.
Again, “What’s your car doing?”
And then I realized it was the windshield wipers. Today was the first time in her memory she had seen windshield wipers.
“For the rain on your car?” she guessed.
“Yes, so daddy can see when it’s raining.”
I am continually amazed by the fact that she is going to grow up with the Sonoran climate as her baseline for normal weather.
Posted Wednesday, 10 August, 2005 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.