(Parties continued to be the theme of the weekend; we spent much of Monday at something that I think was actually admitting it was a Labor Day party. That was also fun, and gave us an opportunity to use up the remaining meat that we had bought in a panic, once we realized how many people had actually shown up at ours.)
We did manage to give away the Harvard Classics, to ladymacgregor, who I gather is planning to actually follow the a-bit-a-day reading plan outlined with the set.
Dance practice was last night; since it was Rosh Hashana, I ran it. It was a big, boisterous, fun practice. We were all slightly disappointed not to succeed in dragging any freshmen to it, but we had enough relatively-new folks that the Guild Fair seemed to be worthwhile, and folks had a good time.
Tonight, we pause and catch our breath -- make dinner, watch some TV, and begin to merge comic books. I've spent much of the past few months climbing back on the wagon there: I got my comic book database updated to Rails 2.something so it would run again, and finished sorting the last bits. Now, I have nine runs in the Spare Oom, consisting of an average of about 7 boxes each. I figure that I can do two merge passes, bringing that down into two Really Big Runs, and at *that* point I will be ready to bring the Ancient and Original Comic Book Sort (from 1991) home, merge the whole damned thing, and finally have all 90+ boxes in order. (And at that point, I can figure out which bits I actually want to keep, and what I'm getting rid of.) Progress continues to be slow, but at least it's back to measurable again.
Looking forward to a non-crazy weekend: the main highlight will be Cooks Guild, which will have a panel discussion consisting of msmemory and new_man talking about feast preparation. That lets us catch our breath for the *next* two weekends, which *will* be a little crazy -- 7 hours north to Quebec for Investiture, and then 7 hours south for Coronation...