Sunday, April 09, 2006

This Again? Boy, Time Flies...

Current clothes: I'm still sitting around in my Pink Floyd lounge pants and my big black pocket t-shirt and my Homer Simpson slippers, sipping my morning coffee. Ah, life is good.

Current mood: Pretty relaxed.

Current music: Most recently, Gift Wrapped: The Best of the Arrogant Worms.

Current annoyance: It's taken me the better part of two weeks to get to the point where these new eyeglasses don't bother me much any more, and they still feel a little strange.

Current thing: Attempting to shake off a moderate case of laziness and inertia.

Current desktop picture: Meercats! (At least, I think those are meercats.)

Current song in head: None at the moment, but I've had The Talking Heads' "Lifetime Piling Up" running in and out of my head for over a week.

Current book: The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney. Oooh, I'm getting all political in my old age. I blame George W. Bush and one too many episodes of The West Wing.

Current video in player: Most recently, the Doctor Who episode "The Deadly Assassin". Which is a good episode, despite the strangely redundant title.

Current DVD in player: Disc one of season 1 of Lost. I was intending to wait until I finished season 4 of The Sopranos before I started on this show, but Netflix is sending me things in strange orders again, so I guess I'm watching them both at once. I've only seen the pilot episode of Lost so far, but it was enough to definitely make me want to watch more. It's very well made, with an excellent premise, a good set of characters, and a lot of elements that really hold my attention and make me want to stay tuned to see how they play out. I do have to say, though, that as far as the characters go, I'm having a little trouble keeping them straight as of yet. I've had to give them all descriptive nicknames, as I slowly figure out what they're actually called. I'm pretty solid on things like Competent Doctor Guy = Jack and Large Likeable Guy = Hurley, but I have no idea whether people like Asshole Guy and Woman Who Needed CPR have even been introduced by name.

Current refreshment: Coffee! Ah, the sweet, sweet water of life! *slurp*

Current worry: That engineer guy was wrong. There are cracks in my floor. You can now see that there are, because there are places where the tile is also cracking, and one spot in particular where a bit of tile has chipped off to reveal a smallish but very definite fissure. Aaargh. I'm still pretty sure the house is in no serious structural danger, and I can think of a whole host of reasons why it's entirely possible that the patterns of soil movement under my house might have suddenly changed in the last year or so (including an extended period of drought), so I hold out some hope that perhaps things will settle down (er, so to speak) and the damage won't get much worse, and I can sort of ignore it for a while. One way or another, though, this is going to mean some expensive repair bills somewhere down the road, especially if I ever want to sell the place. Which is, indeed, worrying.

Current thought: I keep forgetting to point out that Maximum Verbosity passed its 4th anniversary last week. And I didn't even send the poor blog a card. Tsk.

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