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Apr. 24th, 2015 03:57 pm
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1. There is a blackbird nesting directly above our front door.

2. I was sufficiently sad on my way back from this afternoon's errands that I ended up buying a pair of sparkly metallic blue skinny jeans from a charity shop on my way home. It has a terrible blue faux-rhinestone button.

3. I have achieved food by dint of stopping off at a food market in the William Morris Square in Hammersmith. It was just closing up and apparently I looked sufficiently smallsad that aunty decided the correct response was two of onion bhaji. Consequently I have also taken some painkillers.

4. Sent scary e-mail #1 pulling out of teaching on Monday.

5. Sent scary e-mail #2 requesting some more bloody paperwork for the council.

6. E-mailed my supervisor a status update.

7. Booked an in-person GP appointment (it is not for a fortnight but I cannot in point of fact bring myself to care).

8. Printed out train tickets for this weekend.

9. Printed out some more benefits-related paperwork.

10. Washed and clothesed and spent some time outside.

Friday About Town

Apr. 24th, 2015 08:59 am
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Friday, every Friday, I invite you (yes, you!) to share with me key Dreamwidth posts from the last week. They can be one or more of your own posts, posts of others you'd recommend, interesting discussions, linkspams, tiny delights, whatever stands out to you from the last seven days that you'd like to highlight. Assume that I've been away and pining too true and catch me up on what matters to you.

Newcomers, lurkers and long-time commentators equally welcome. See also [community profile] followfriday.

In unrelated medical news

Apr. 24th, 2015 12:56 pm
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... yesterday Charing Cross phoned me up to ask if I was okay moving my next appointment with them from the morning of the 7th of May to the afternoon of the 30th of April. Which, well, yes - but also if they'd given me any kind of sensible amount of notice on that, I'd have been able to (1) apply for a postal vote, (2) stay down in Cornwall for Furry Day, and (3) aid and abet my mum in Visiting my baby brother in Bristol on our way back up. As it is my aunt and I have train tickets that rely on my railcard bringing us back upcountry on the 6th, and I am Irritated.

have cold, cannot brain

Apr. 23rd, 2015 08:42 pm
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Trying to revise fiction while laid low by a cold = the opposite of fun. I know my brain usually works better than this, but right now words are so. damn. hard. to put together. And rearranging words that already sort of work is even less sensical.


I think this may be the first true cold I've had since the smoke shop closed last June? It's amazing how sick I DON'T get when I'm not face-to-face with the unwashed public (and yes, I do literally mean unwashed in many cases) for forty hours every week. I'd started to forget how awful rhinovirus infestations are.

But you know, I got sick on Sunday. I've been through the "hit by a truck, give me painkillers and let me sleep forever" phase and the "feverish with a constantly runny nose" phase, and by now I'm into the "no voice, just a deep, hacking cough" phase as my lungs rebel against all the yick that's been dripping into them for the past four days, so I think I'll be fine after the weekend.

(When I say my colds are as bad as other people's mild flu, I am not actually kidding.)
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Hey everyone! [livejournal.com profile] aishuu wrote a thing and dedicated it to me!

Proceed to Heaven: Every step Peter takes is toward Narnia even when he's forever cast from her blessed shores. This is a story of a different kind of love. (6,188 words)

As Aishuu says, this is a story that looks at Peter through the lens of 'Peter the Rock' and related imagery/allusions, while still viewing him as a person rather than an allegory. It's quiet and introspective -- no great outward battles, just conversations, family, friends, and a few paths not taken -- but Aishuu has a sure hand with both her theme and her words. Go read this!
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Summary: Rose said later that "I was really fucking bored" was insufficient explanation or indeed justification for the First Triennial Human/Troll Flashstepping Competition. (575 words)

Note: This is a response to the "Leave me the first sentence of a fic and I will write the next five" meme, for [tumblr.com profile] madamehardy, who gave me the summary sentence as a prompt. I had a little trouble with verb tenses, so you get two ficlets for the price of one. :-)

Things To Do Post-Sburb When You're Bored )

I don't think these ficlets take place in exactly the same continuity -- Rose's participation level doesn't quite match up between them -- but they use the same implicit background of the various players all living together in some sort of communal housing.


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