Just got back from a business trip to Las Vegas. They even have slot machines at Baggage Claim at the airport, so you can start gambling even before your bags come off the plane.
More photos on Flickr.
I was in Montreal again last week. Very busy schedule, but got a chance to walk around in the evenings and take photos. And went to La Banquise again for poutine:
Just finished reading Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson. A very enjoyable tale of hackers and genies in an unnamed Middle Eastern emirate.
I just finished reading Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City by Anna Quindlen. Author Quindlen has always been fascinated by the city of London, which she was intimately familiar with through reading classics set in London. Yet, in 1995, until she was 43 she had not been there. When she finally went to London, she said, "it felt less like an introduction and more like a homecoming." Quindlen takes us on a literary tour of the city through her eyes as well as through the writings by great authors who wrote about and set their stories in London.
There was a wine tasting at the wine store this evening, and I was persuaded to buy a bottle of Le Chat 2009 60% Grenache noir/40% Syrah. Then I came home to do a little photo shoot for the 365/2013 project. The cats got involved.
Andrew Lane has written an "authorized" Young Adult series of Young Sherlock Holmes books, starting with Death Cloud and Rebel Fire (in the U.S.--there are a total of five books so far in the U.K.). The books feature a 14 year old Sherlock Holmes and show how Sherlock Holmes acquired some of the traits mentioned in the Arthur Conan Doyle series, such as his logical and deductive thinking, his interest in beekeeping, boxing and the violin.
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