now, though I still have a couple of days off, which I plan on spending by doing as close to nothing as I can. Christmas highlights? Food, wine, more food, good company, seeing my brother, and (finally) reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. A lot of friends picked it up and didn’t find it that interesting, but I’m really enjoying it. It’s not for the geekery and crypto stuff either – I’m enjoying it as a novel, as a story.