UGI was here yesterday to change out a section of my gas meter, a metal disc about eight inches in diameter and two inches thick. Mercury, they said. It took 3 of them: one to sit on my basement steps and text, one to stand by the water heater and talk on his phone, and a third to do the work. After they had finished, a 4th probed the ground outside my house for gas leaks. Believe me, it wasn't that complicated of a job.
I was supposed to go see "Hellboy" last night, but yesterday forenoon, as my grandmother used to say, I started shifting towards another film: "Missing Link." It got good reviews while "Hellboy?" Well, a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is not something to brag about. Even the fanboys didn't seem to like it. So, instead of blood and violence, I went to see light drama with the occasional belly laugh and some really amazing stop motion animation. There is a scene in a ship tossed about by giant waves during a terrible storm that is simply jaw dropping.
Anyway, I saw something yesterday where the Idiot Jerk and his satanic henchies want to change the rules so illegal immigrants can be incarcerated eternally. There was also an interesting article in the NYT how he's racing full speed to the ultra-right, believing there are enough votes in his base to get him re-elected. Neither he, nor they, understand. No one has yet to successfully challenge the idea that Conservatives are stupid. They have always failed... and always will.
Finally, I got a text yesterday. The cover art for The Body in the Tower is complete. I will be picking it up on Thursday. I'm excited. I've been told it's really, really good.... and I won't be able to get it until tomorrow. Shit!