Jumpdrives & Cantrips

End Trans?
April 5, 2008, 1345
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Contrary to all appearances, Jumpdrives & Cantrips has not shut down as of April 1 (that would be a rather cruel April Fool for those of you who enjoy the site). Instead, life took a front seat with some additional work and family issues that required resolving.

I also happened to hit one of those bumps that I encounter every once in a while as a reader. Sometimes I just don’t want to read. And so I did other things of muchly fun in the past while that I highly endorse:

  • Playing RockBand. It’s an awesome co-operative game that encourages people to work together to “play” instruments in a band or sing. I’m partial to the drums–it’s enjoyable beating the crud out of things in an artful manner. Even people who have no sense of rhythm can get by playing it, because there are visual cues to get you through when your internal pitch-o-meter is less than helpful.
  • Seeing friends from out of town. Always enjoyable, and our friends have one of the smartest two-year-olds I’ve seen in a long time, despite his having a stroke early in life and various seizure issues. He spent part of the night testing different methods to try and politely trick me into giving abandoning chocolate to him. He didn’t get it, but he was more inventive than any adult probably would have been!
  • Getting stormed upon. I love storms, especially when I am not directly in them, and our somewhat balmy weather in Winnipeg has been punctuated with brief ice storms and hail this week. Yesterday I went to work and it looked as though some giant sea salt machine dusted our front yard, but it was leftover overnight hail!

As much as I love reading, I think if I read books when I didn’t feel like it, it would be a greater travesty. I wouldn’t enjoy them just because I didn’t want to enjoy them at that point in time. And you’d probably get sick of reading loads of more-cranky-than-usual reviews. However, I’m currently working on the review for the third Jani Kilian book, Law of Survival. After this one, I’m going to take a break from the series for a while to catch up on some other books. Grimspace by Ann Aguire is still on the list, and I’ll see where I am after that.

Any requests? Send ’em on in.