Minor crisis yesterday. My computer wouldn't boot up. It would turn on, make all the appropriate noises, and then... blank screen. It's done this before, most notably after I moved up here. And once last weekend. It gets fixed through a combination of blind luck and threats - seriously, I have no idea what combination of poking around the wires and blowing on stuff makes it work, but working it is. So, I'm happy once more.
Brief update: finished The Englishman's Boy - FINALLY! It was okay, in the end. I wouldn't reread it, but I wouldn't tell people not to read it. I liked the last chapter a lot more than the rest of the book, because it tied in to the first chapter, and then brought the whole story to a satisfactory, if unhappy, ending. We meet to discuss it on Tuesday.
I went to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on the IMAX screen at Science North yesterday, with a fellow Dal grad who moved to Sudbury in the summer, and a co-worker of hers. It turns out the co-worker has family in the same area where I'm originally from down south. At the end of the outing, I got invited to a Stitch n' Bitch yet another co-worker of theirs is hosting. Looking forward to it - must start Christmas presents for my sisters, so this is as good an excuse as any to start.
As soon as I finished TEB last night, I started Going Postal. Utterly and completely brilliant! It has all the elements of a classic Pratchett novel - reluctant heroes! Highly intelligent tyrants! Fiendishly evil villains! Weird old guys! The Glom of Nit! (Hey - read the book yourself if you want to know what that is!)