I'm barely into "Primary Colors" but managed to finish Beth Gutcheon's "The New Girls." Having gone to a suburban Jewish high school in the late '60s, I couldn't completely relate to the story of a WASPy girls' boarding school in the early '60s. It was OK, but not gripping. Once I finish "Primary Colors" I'll start on the ARC I'm reviewing for First Look.
Due to taxes and "Wordplay" travel (Philly next week, Boston the week after), I turned down a crossword proofreading job and recommended an NPLer. I did tell Dell to go ahead and send more cross sums to test-solve, even though they're due 4/24. I love cross sums. I just did a 100-puzzle St. Martin's Kakuro book; for pleasure, not as a job. I also finished Nucky's "longest puzzle," much of which I did between rounds at Stamford. Excellent, as expected.
Taxes. It's the process I dread, not the result. I usually get a large refund since I tend to overpay estimated taxes. Financial records are in decent shape, though I need to update Quicken with statements received after mid-January. Maybe tomorrow.
Another thing looming is COBRA expiration 7/1. I E-mailed the agent (who also works with Will) who got me insurance last time I was on my own, but he hasn't responded. I'll call him if there's no word by May. I fear health insurance could cost almost as much as my rent. I just did my lease renewal, which also takes effect 7/1, and it's going above $700.