So I was considering writing a "Dispatch from Vermont" post but I pretty much mentioned everything that happened to peoples in real life. Besides anything really interesting (i.e. possibly illegal) I wouldn't want on the internet. So I'll give you my two possible opening sentences:
"Vermont is a strange and wonderful land where fridges have water dispencers, grocery stores have beer and horses have fur (and are called, for some reason, llamas)."
"It only took me a few seconds to use the pliers to smash the lock on my girlfriend's diary."
If you add up all the time I spent travelling on the Vermont trip I ended up with about a solid day of travel. So I got a lot of time to read books, including The Risen Empire which is several degrees of awesome. For publication it was split into 2 books but the version I got was both in one copy. Which is good because otherwise there's an insane cliffhanger. I've read some other stuff by the author (Scott Westerfeld) which are mainly teen fiction (though I read one by him called "Evolution's Darling" which is a) not teen fiction and b) several degrees of fucked up– and not in a good way).
It's been a good first week at work which I'm not going to blog about because I've read the horror stories about people being fired for blogging. I'll just say that everyone is really nice which is, apperently, unusual for a law firm.