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Thanksgiving II

News, Auto ·Sunday December 1, 2013 @ 21:14 EST (link)

Since we are close to both families again we get two Thanksgivings; one in Ontario and one in WV. Since we are lending my in-laws my 2000 Toyota Solara, I drove it up after work (leaving around 1630); Honey drove up during he day.

On Thursday we ate Thanksgiving dinner at Twin Falls resort state park, which put on a lovely spread.

Saturday we (Honey and I, Honey's mother, Emily, and her… friend… Josh) went to see Catching Fire, which was pretty decent, although in terms of pointing out the evils of present states rather than a hypothetical one probably didn't do much; the infringements were not subtle: more Star Wars than Brave New World or Nineteen Eighty-Four. On the other hand, American audiences tend to need to be hit over the head with these things, thanks to the wonderful government school system which produces such perfectly indoctrinated drones if parents aren't careful to substitute and supplement.

I had managed to get added to the right VPN groups, finally (the Tyco acquisition messed the network up good; some cameras still aren't responding and the evapi.exacq.com sample server is still not externally reachable, so I was able to check in and do some work on my parser generator ("OmniX"). I hope to work on it as a low priority item and have it ready for 2014 when we'll be doing more work with configuration through the API.

We headed back Sunday after church, leaving at 1230 and getting home around 1930 which only brief rest stop breaks.

Books finished: Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, Time Travelers Strictly Cash, The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time.