Finished reading Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman. I reviewed it on Thursday. I enjoyed it, but I almost feel like I should post a list of post-2000 movies that I’ve enjoyed. There are good movies made after 1989!
Deal Me In: I pulled 10♦ which was “Cargo” by Sean Logan from New Traditions in Terror, edited by Bill Purcell. Frank is paid a large packet of money to drive mysterious cargo through zombie- and rebel- dotted Mexico. He isn’t supposed to open the cargo and he’s supposed to follow the eleven point list of directions to the letter. New Traditions stories take the usual horror tropes and monsters and gives them a twist. Here, the twisted trope is less the zombies and more the old-fashioned Blue Beard “follow directions or you’re dead” type stories.
I didn’t get quite as much Bout of Books reading done as I wanted, but I never do. This week I’m hoping to finish Poe: A Life Cut Short by Peter Ackroyd. And I’m keeping up with The Count of Monte Cristo.
Web-pocolypse: I’m the webmaster-type person for our local ultimate frisbee association. On Friday, the web site went down. There has since been much consternation and emails to different support people. Very annoying.
Wicked Witch Retired: Been rewriting, which for me is a slow process.
Nothing much else is planned for the week.