Tuesday, November 08, 2005

One of Those Days

We had a power outage at work today and when it was over the phone system didn't come back up. Guess whose job it is to either fix it or figure out who needs to call in order to fix it? Yup. I reached a point pretty fast where I wanted to whack the next person who came to tell me the phones weren't working. It was nothing I could fix and after a special delivery part replacement, the repair guy finally had it all back up a little after 5. At least I don't have to worry about dealing with it tomorrow too. If you had one of those days too or if you just want some silly entertainment, play with the singing horses (click on them to make them start and stop). And for something book-related, Random House has been busy. They've got some kind of devilish deal with Focus Films to collaborate on "all aspects of the books-to-film process, including rights, script development, production, marketing, publicity and movie tie-ins," and they announced a pay-per-page e-book project. It's sort of a strange idea and I'm not sure what to make of it. In case you missed it, Anne Rice's new book, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, reveals that Jesus was a vampire. Okay, that's not only lame but pretty old by now. The NY Times review.