Saturday, July 19, 2014

Science Hilarity!

Still talking about Weird Al -- which, rather marvelously, everyone seems to be doing right now -- I thought I'd share this, too. Because it is currently my very favorite thing on the internet.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Only A Slightly Less Controversial Subject Than The Original

Weird Al has a new album out! I got my copy yesterday, and, as usual, it's great. He's also releasing videos for it. I think there are a couple of prescriptive grammarians of my acquaintance who are likely to appreciate this one:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Happy B-Day To Me

As of today, alas, I am no longer the answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Although when I said that to my sister she told me, "I hear 43 is the new 42." So I will attempt to console myself with that.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Keeping Currently

Current clothes: Gray shorts. One of my Rush concert t-shirts. White ankle socks. Brown leather shoes. (Which are badly scuffed up and desperately need a bit of shoe polish, but that's about item number six thousand on my to-do list at the moment.)

Current mood: OK, but I'm having trouble working up much enthusiasm for the stuff I really ought to do today.

Current music: Nothing. I'm still desperately trying to catch up with months (and, in at least one case, years) worth of podcasts, so that's what my ears have been busy doing.

Current annoyance: Weather that's not only hot, but also humid. Which is just wrong in the desert, not to mention a big disadvantage when your A/C relies on evaporative cooling. Also, the fact that my house still hasn't returned to an entirely liveable condition after my surgical downtime.

Current thing: Trying to bring my house back to an entirely liveable condition after my surgical downtime.

Current desktop picture: Still this same bookish picture as last month. As I said last time, I think this one's going to stick around for a while.

Current book: The Dangerous World of Butterflies by Peter Laufer.

Current song in head: "One Headlight" by the Wallflowers, which has been stuck in my head since I heard it on the radio maybe a week ago. This is particularly annoying, since I don't remember most of the lyrics -- indeed, I'm not even sure I've ever been able to properly make out most of the lyrics -- so what's stuck in my head is basically, "Blah blah blah blah blah, da da da da da, da da da da da ONE HEADLIGHT!"

Current refreshment: Diet Pepsi.

Current DVD in player: Nothing at the moment, as I've been doing a lot of streaming lately instead of watching discs. But I just finished season 3 of Arrested Development. You know, when I started watching that, I could not understand what all the fuss was about. Yeah, OK, it was an American sitcom I actually found watchable, which is rare enough... but it took me a while to appreciate just how brilliant it is. Or maybe it took a while to get brilliant. I'm not sure which. But season three is pretty darned brilliant.

Current worry: So, even though the hormone-suppressing drug they gave me should have worn off by now, I'm still getting hot flashes. I asked the doctor about it, and she said give it until November -- that'll be six months after the surgery -- and see if it goes away. If not, I may just have somehow been catapulted into early menopause. "Which would be a shame," she said, "after I went to all that trouble to save your ovaries." No shit, doc. Imagine how I feel! Here's hoping it's just a lingering after-effect of the surgery and/or the drugs.

Current thought: I don't seem to be able to form a coherent thought at the moment. Right, then. Back to the laundry and housecleaning!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I Feel As If I Should Have Run A Betting Pool

For anyone who might be curious as to how many books I managed to finish during my post-surgical recuperation/reading retreat, the final total, from my surgery on May 20 to returning to work on July 10, is thirty.

Unfortunately for any progress I might have made through the TBR shelves, though, I also read a whole bunch of discount book catalogs that came while I was convalescing.

Monday, July 07, 2014

I'm Back, Baby!

Just had my follow-up appointment at the doctor's, and she pronounced herself pleased with my progress. I now have the official go-ahead to resume all my normal activities. And not a moment too soon! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some heavy things that need lifting...

Sunday, July 06, 2014

I Got A Matt Smith! I Got A Matt Smith!!!

I was bored. I fell back into an old, dangerous addiction. And... And...

That's right! I won at Doctor Who 2048! I am the rockingest thing that ever rocked!