Nothing really to update at the moment. Still looking for work - any kind of work - preferably on Long Island, since I don't have the money for the LIRR tickets (but I still have gas in my car, so I can drive locally). Took my car to Pennsylvania to get inspected; hung out with Mom and Dad for a few days. Saw the new Star Trek movie, which successfully dragged me back into Trekkie status (which surprised me because I'm not such a big fan of the original show). Finally got to admire Mom and Dad's new piano. Dad has been learning to play for a few months now, but I haven't heard him play before, and he's quickly learning and practicing daily.
I've been reading a lot lately, mostly nonfiction (mostly about such light topics as exorcism and forensic anthropology) to start, but I've checked out some fiction (Jorge Luis Borges) as well. Also discovered Heroes, in which I had previously been unable to maintain any interest, but have begun watching the first season via Netflix. I'm enjoying it so far, and have not had the trouble keeping track of the characters as I had in my previous attempt to watch. (I suspect having watched it from the beginning was helpful.)