I had breakfast at 12:30am tonight. Went to Shari’s and grabbed some Traditional Eggs Benedict and a bastardized raspberry lemonade. Martin got pie.

The colossal mistake I made tonight did not involve eating breakfast after midnight. I didn’t think to go to a midnight release of the new Harry Potter book. Instead, while others are losing sleep reading Harry Potter, I have only Rainbow Six to keep me company until Amazon (via UPS) brings me my book tomorrow. Will it be worth waiting? Hell yes, but I’d rather have a full stomach and the book now.

If only I were “sick” tomorrow. This is where standards of workmanship become detrimental to my literary longings.

Finally, Lunch is Mine!

Waiting patiently, I finally had a random invitation to lunch after church! Yes! The family is pretty nice and considering I’ve now spent Christmas, Easter, and Nick’s 18th birthday with them… well, it’s kinda nice to have a family here to hang out with. It’s a big family, too, consisting of Matt and his wife Heather, Matt’s brother Nick, and Matt & Nick’s parents. Oh, and don’t forget the babies. Babies are good for many things: drooling and other bodily functions, crying, but more importantly they’re also cute when they giggle and make for excellent objects to poke and tickle.

I also went and saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix yesterday. I’d say they had to rush it at least as much as the fourth book to fit everything in, but they did the best they could considering movies can’t be six hours long. I recently preordered book #7 and am awaiting its arrival on Saturday. If UPS dares to deliver the book later than when I leave for work… DOOM!

What’s New?

I have nothing to say to you because you have nothing to say to me.

Update: I must have been bitter when I posted this. I may have had a point, but I lost it. Now, I’m feeling cheerful. It’s Christmas in Harry Potter-land — book 5, “Order of the Phoenix.” I started rereading the series about two weeks ago. Unfortunately, I won’t get through book 6 again before I move, but I’ve been enjoying what I’ve had time to read. I may have to discover a library…

In the spirit of Christmas, I’ve just finished listening to the two Christmas songs I have in my collection. That’s right, I’ve got two Christmas songs out of 3,778 total MP3s currently residing on my computer. The sad thing is this doesn’t even include all of my albums as I’ve still got at least 40 or 50 more albums I need to copy (or recopy) to my computer.

If you’re curious, the 3,778 MP3s comprises:
– 32 genres
– 556 artists
– 247 albums
9 days, 22 hours, 47 minutes, and 36 seconds of music
24.89GB of hard drive space — for the non-geeks, this translates to 213,803,471,995 bits (a bit is either a 1 or a 0)

Oh, and before you start calling me an evil pirate and sicking the RIAA on me… these are all legal. These copies from my own collection of albums and a subscription to eMusic keep me quite happy.

The Best Series of Books Ever

In order, the following are my picks for best fictional book series of all time (that I’ve read):

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter
Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game & its parallel series Ender’s Shadow
C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia
Scott Adams’s The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Frank Herbert’s Dune
C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, etc.)
Isaac Asimov’s Foundation
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time

If interested, please list your own favorites in the comments — especially if you’ve got favorites I’ve neglected to mention or haven’t read myself.