December 5th, 2007

Books

Hmmm... blah... tidbits

Today started out rather blech, not with oversleeping so much as drowsiness and lethargia that extended past the point where I was sitting up**. Eventually getting online for a bit and then watching Tin Man pt3 did little to ease this (see prev. post). The tea helped some. Oh yes, and then in fuzzyheadedness I double-booked Thursday evening, and I still haven't resolved that.

I felt like I should get cleaned up a bit, and checking the towel supply quickly realized that this would involve laundry as well as a bath .. so with a bit of planning there I started the laundry while watching the bad telly and had clean fluffy warm towel when I got out of of the tub. Well, it was still in the drier, but it was warm ;) This (bath) broke the remaining two of the three self-inflicted water rationing guidelines I was following, although I am perhaps set for another couple months on laundry, dishes, and bubble baths.

Soaked and shaved a bit in the tub and have only just gotten out. I need to shave more still, but I made good progress before the razor slowed to a halt. I hadn't charged it in .. probably longer than since I did laundry, and I think that was in October or whenever news of the manufactured water emergency* started being loud. Tis' plugged in now.

No food today, just tea. Weighed in the vicinity of 186 in pjs, and that was mildly pleasant. Seem to have finally finished the Dark Brotherhood quests in Oblivion. That was pretty cool, and I am pleased to see they spent almost as much time on it as the main quest. The only other Guild I finished, Mages, was a bit disappointing.

Netflix has again brought me a cool movie (V for Vendetta) I don't want to watch alone. May give it a try while the razor rests. Thinkgeek 2-day shipping was indeed zippy. Haven't dne any knitting. It would be good if I had some to show at lesson Wed night, lest I disappoint her with too much knowledge of meager progress (I keep casting on too tight, making the knit stitch quite difficult initially and throughout)

Later: 0900: V movie was good, knitting went poorly, shaving nearly complete, go seepies.

*Cite: "Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine." There's lots of water, we just aren't managing it well.
**These obvious symptoms only tell me what I already know, not what to do about it.***
*** Oops, xantha's post is locked, oh well. A tiny snip: knowing what it is and then having to think about fixing / dealing with it?
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Books

And now, we rejoin your regularly scheduled ...

... insomnia post. Argh.

Stupid brain won't shut off. Maybe it was the apple juice. It was bouncing all over the place while I was trying to lay still with my eyes closed in the mostly dark with a kitty and listen to the pretty music.

I found myself actively trying to puzzle out where Danerys's (sp) dragons came from, trying to remember if she gave birth to them or what. I remember her brief but exciting marriage and her brother's fate, I managed to put names or stock epithets on most of the contendors for the crown, including in some cases who murdered which ones ... I could remember Tyrion's father name, but I did recall his fate, and much of his brother Jaime's career .. Was Tyrion even in Feast of Crows? For the unafflicted this entire paragraph refers to George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy series ... and I 'm sure the name of the series will come back to me at some point. I was working my way through the names of the Stark children and their last known whereabouts, and then I couldn't quite remember for certain who went out the window ... And I was trying to separate Arya from arya, and trying to recall where she's from ... not using her name here, right. It occurred to me that it is probably all on the Wikipedia. Well the book parts. The other I haven't been rude enough to ask specifically.

Starting the CD again, that's the third time today, but I wasn't in bed for the first one (shaving). Only a few small holdouts of black bramble and pale stalks remain. You are saved from photography in this instance by me needing to keep the lights down, really.

I am starting to be noticeably hungry. I am sure that wasn't helping from in bed, but it is certainly not helping now. It's been a little more than 24 hours since that Eggo™. HTML 5 actually looks pretty nifty, from the accounts I saw anyway.

10:39: Sipped milk, drained a cup of herbal tea with a little honey. Luckily it tasted much milder than it smelled while brewing, as the spearmint was staggering. Refrigerated honey tendril reminds me of The Abyss. Wasn't sure before, but arms seem to be al goosebumpy. Cat passes through and tromps downstairs having spent several nois minutes failing to bury something. Interestingly (?) she walked out of the bathroom gracefully, rather than tearing out of there like she was being chased.
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    Gary Stadler & Singh Kaur - A Spark In The Night
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