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Re: your mail (from r to k, 22 Dec 1996)

On Sat, 21 Dec 1996, Kirk L. Israel wrote:

> Hmmmm-- diamond seems to be down.  And I couldn't get to
> allegro for most of the day...
> I read "Diamond Age" today.  It's been too long since I've sat and
> devoured a book from start to finish like that.  It was good, though a
> little too lesson-book-like at points (there's a word I'm look for there)
> and some parts seemed a little confused at time. The tie-in w/ the teacher
> being the skater from "Snow Crash" (at least that's what I think it was)
> was cute.
> I bought a carton of egg nog-- maybe a trip to get some Kahlua is in
> order? Plus I found a small jar of diced garlic I already bought, that 
> plus some french or italian bread from still warm from the grocery 
> store down the way:
> 	A book of Stephenson's underneath the Bough,
> 	A cart of egg nog, a loaf of garlic bread, and Thou
> 	After some shopping in the Wilderness--
> 	A tilt of head, a nuance of touch, and *Yow!*
> [bad poet?  me?]
> 			deliquently,
> 			kirk

how clever!  (he was a mathematician as well as a poet, you know...)  
yes, let's do garlic bread soon, but garlic out of a jar might not cut 
it...   i'm going over to joan's this afternoon, maybe we could do some 
shopping tomorrow?  are you working tomorrow?  i just can't remember...

ps, i think i need some time to digest friday night, please don't 
over analyze my silence?

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