31 May 2013

Friday Miscellany

Amtrak willing, as you read this, I am on my way to Washington, DC, to see the German men's soccer team take on the Americans in a friendly on Sunday. I'm seeing my sister and some friends, as well as my brother-in-law and his girlfriend.

I've added share this links to the blog, so you can just click a button and share to twitter or wherever.

I plan to make headway in this year's Hugo nominees as I sit in a train for about 12 hours round trip, fingers crossed it doesn't take more. The last time I did this, I was delayed an hour at least each way. Which is why I'm always somewhere between horrified and amused when I see Germans ranting about how horrible Deutsche Bahn is. I challenge them to come here and try to get from Raleigh/Durham to Memphis by train (hint: you can't) or take a cross-country trip (hint: those 3000 miles will take 68 hours, with a short layover. You can drive from coast to coast in about 45 hours.)

Right, tangent. Sorry.

I don't know if there'll be a post on Monday. I might have time to write something up about the short stories, but I won't make any promises.

1 comment:

KIm N said...

I love "Amtrak willing," it's so true. Even with the hassles, I love Amtrak. Have a great trip and enjoy the football!