Daily Archives: June 25, 2003

Metro Mania

You know, I sure hope that those higher fares that I’m going to start paying can keep vehicles off of metrorails and make doors that can cut people’s arms off.

I’ve had a heck of a commute. Red line difficulties at the Silver Spring station which include some sort of vehicle on the rails, and someone breaking a door on the red line train that I managed to get on.

Somehow, I still managed to make it from Tenley to Clarendon in 30 minutes. Might have been the fact that I jumped from Farragut North to Farragut West, completely ignoring the whole “transfer” phenomenon.

Good to be here, though. Bandwidth courtesy the Apple store in Clarendon. Good people here.

So, I'm done

Finished Monday, in fact. I’m not disappointed. I’ve read a couple of reviews that compare books 4 and 5 to Empire Strikes Back.

I’d have to agree. Darker turns, more psychological, and the good guys don’t “win” so much as “get away.”

The only thing is, I hope that Rowling doesn’t resort to an army of House Elves to overthrow the Death Eaters and save the day, a la the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi.

Oh god.