Alan Gilbert reviews "This situation" at TEWTSNBN.
I have been finding the whole enterprise quite stimulating, only the hours are slightly nervous-breakdown-inducing (since I am largely unwilling to compromise on the exercise schedule and largely unable--rightly so!--to compromise on the work end of things, the time has been steadily borrowed away from sleep). Some of the conversations make me want to kill somebody. Others are remarkably enjoyable. I have learned a number of interesting things, but my favorite ongoing conversation touches upon the question whether it was a turtle or a lobster that the prototypical Parisian flaneur would have taken for a walk in the nineteenth century.
Also, I learned a funny joke:
Q: What does the O say to the 8 as they walk through the desert?
A: It's so hot, why don't you take off that belt?