1. This is the 200th post for 4Q10D. I'm not sure what sort of celebration is appropriate for such a thing, but there you go.
2. About 80 pages into Pride and Prejudice now, and apparently there is to be a ball. A big ball. All the balls in this book are big, and they are always bouncing, to the left and to the right. It's my belief that these big balls should be held every night. Or not. It is not good to have heavy metal music playing through one's mind while reading Jane Austen.
3. There have been Complications in Meryton. Apparently Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham do not get along, no not at all. There has been much earnest dialogue about this situation - as about all things in this book - and the Bennett girls have agreed that there can be no rational explanation for this. At least Jane has. Elizabeth has let it slide for the moment, but no doubt it will become important later on, when something happens.
4. Our big Labor Day Weekend excursion was to go visit Kim's parents, there to partake of a Family Gathering. The kids played until they were ready to drop and the adults ate until they were ready to burst, and a good time was had by all.
5. Apparently both Newt Gingrich and Laura Bush are defending Obama's speech to the school children. How sad is it that Newt Gingrich, of all people, has to be the voice of reason among conservatives? For a man who made his reputation as a rhetorical bomb-thrower, this has to be a disappointment.
6. I am the undisputed Battleship king of this household, but not by much. Both Tabitha and Lauren came within a ship of sinking me this weekend. I know that as a parent I should be glad my children exceed me, but it is somewhat surprising to see this happening so quickly.
7. This week looks like it will be unconscionably busy. I'm looking forward to Saturday.
That is all.