I’ve worked for Starbucks for 15 years. Now I don’t remember without a doubt that we wouldn’t give you regular coffee if you had purchased a latte first. That really doesn’t seem correct though.
Moving from a free network that reaches 300 million people to a pay streaming service with 25 million subscribers is not a lateral move.
Whereas I’ve taken advantage of this to wake up before my boyfriend, go to Starbucks, drink my drink, then get a refill coffee to bring to him. He was so appreciative that I “bought” him coffee and I was like... yeah... sure I did. lol
I always give myself a buffer zone of time because I’d far rather sit and read at the gate than run and stress about whether I’m going to make the flight.
I’m a fan of Neal Stephenson’s work and I read the blog and occasionally the books of libertarian economist Tyler Cowen. This is a longish article but it was totally worth my time.
If you like the novels, you’ll like the stories. many of them are about three pages long, but also a few novellas. I really like these, but I am not sure I always know exactly what is going on. They are not easy.
Finished the trilogy last night. I have to agree with everyone who told me to do the whole thing in one go. There’s so much from early on that comes into play later. Those last two chapters were a whirlwind.
I did that once when I tried to reread the Song of Ice and Fire books in the mid-’00s so I could understand what was going on in A Feast For Crows. I got about sixty pages into A Storm of Swords before I realized I’d skipped an entire book.
I spent a whole summer in Chicago without air conditioning — this was back in 1995, the same year they had the massive heat wave and all the old people went to Walgreens to avoid getting heatstroke. I remember going to see a lot of crappy afternoon matinees at the Hyde Park movie theater — aka “the Sony Hellplex” — to…
Short stories, almost all of them with an overt supernatural element.
Yep, reality is usually more compelling than fiction but the narratives are usually messier and the endings usually aren't as satisfying.
About halfway through reading Cibola Burns in the Expanse series I realized that I had skipped over Abadons Gate so now im reading Abadons Gate
Just picked up The History Behind Game of Thrones by David C. Weinczok and we seem to be conspicuous by our absence. Maybe he’s saving it for the sequel?
I don’t know if it was my mentioning of Dark Matter that did it, but you’re welcome, anyway. :)
It is supposed to get that hot in Chicago today.
We’ve had a record heat June around here, but July is staying cool, so far. Anyway:
I just finished C.L. Polk’s Witchmark. It has some tonal similarities to Amberlough (if Amberlough had actual fantasy elements) though some people *coughcough* might find it a little twee. I really enjoyed it and found the world-building excellent although there could have been a little more explanation of the rules…
Holy crap was this good. The sort of book I found myself making time for throughout the day because almost all of the stories are excellent.