April 6, 2009
The joy of spring that is. My garden has a lot of colour at the moment, though beyond the single daffodil and a gnarled up rose I have no idea what they’re called. It was all good until today but now I am also full of hay-fever. Poopies.
I have been spending all my free time with writerly friends, partaking of writerly activities like writing envelopes to agencies (on behalf of my friend), sitting in coffee shops and criticising popular novels and their writers. And buying shoes, but I needed shoes because my last pair came apart slightly and made me fall down in two seperate train stations, causing great concern to the general public.
I’m still hopeful of a slow but steady rise in progress as I now have a new writing aid…
Though progress may be hindered by general rage for StinkyHouseFolk who seems to have replaced his casual racism with active sexism and has been particularly obnoxious (as well as physically noxious) all week to everybody.
October 8, 2008
Hurrah! I have home interwebs access from my very own computey! 🙂
Ok so it’s an old laptop and I’m hunched over my coffee table but I think it’s AWESOME. I am that pleased. I have been so bored at work, now I have a new toy to play with and I can look at all the naughty websites I can’t look at at work. I am pleased. Partner has spent days working on it to make it work. He’s such a dear.
August 15, 2008
I got a pingback from what I presume is a spamblog gathering posts about the State of Virginia. As well as a direct quote it had created this beautiful remix of my brainfail post that makes me sounds like a malfunstioning android:
“When because the bits that aren’t registering on internal scans. I am experiencing Brainfail. I leave work; having gaps in my head seems to help with this. I am still articulate but there are parts that hold me … work; having gaps in my head seems to help with this. I am still articulate but there are parts that hold me … the bits that aren’t registering on internal scans. I leave work; having gaps in my head seems to help with this. I think because the bits that hold me … this. I am still articulate but there are.”
June 9, 2008
It is a commonly held superstition that all the little things you learn and save will one day be useful in some way. I was overwhelmed by this feeling earlier when in reading I came across the word ‘prestidigitator’ and remembered my dad teaching it to me 15 years ago and it occured to me that if he hadn’t I wouldn’t have known what it meant. It also took 15 years for a single instance of the word to crop up before my avidly book loving self, but when it did it was so worth it.
The cat recovered, incidentally.
Harold and Kumar was a great success, it was great to see a buddy movie that is both funny and features intelligent, articulate characters without them being geeks.