Friday, September 08, 2006

Has It Been A Month Since I Did This? What The Heck Happened To August?!

Current clothes: Light gray sweats. My Skeptics' Society t-shirt. (Black, with "SKEPTICS SOCIETY" and "" on the left breast and "SCIENCE RULES" in big letters on the back.) White tube socks. No shoes; I just took 'em off.

Current mood: Eh, I dunno. I was feeling pretty good this morning. Thanks to a bit of rain, I think the pollen count's down. I'm feeling much less crappy than a few days ago, and I've actually managed to get useful things done today. On the other hand, I woke up far too early for some reason, and it's really starting to catch up with me now. I'm feeling tiny stirrings of crankiness, like a toddler who's up past naptime.

Current music: More random songs on the iPod. A few minutes ago it was "5:15" by the Who. The last actual album I listened to was Smoking Monkey by Jonathan Coulton.

Current annoyance: My decrepit damned body. Even if the allergies are slacking off, the inside of my mouth still itches, and I have this lovely post-nasal thing going on. I think I pulled something during the oh-so-arduous process of pulling my TiVo out of the box, and there's been this really unhappy pain in my back for days. My mousing wrist aches a little, despite the fact that I think I've been spending less time than usual on the computer lately, and I must've done something to one of my fingers somewhere, because when I bump it the wrong way or put too much pressure in the wrong spot, it hurts. And, oh, yeah, my eye's bothering me again, probably because all the decongestants and antihistamines are drying it out. Sigh.

Current thing: Playing around with the TiVo and procrastinating on all the things I really, really ought to be doing.

Current desktop picture: This entertaining offering from the Star Trek inspirational posters page.

Current song in head: It's been varying a bit over the last few days, but it keeps coming back to the theme song from The Greatest American Hero. I think that song was stuck in my head for most of the 80's, too.

Current book: Four Frontiers, by Robert Heinlein, an omnibus volume containing four of his early books aimed at younger readers: Rocketship Galileo, Space Cadet, Red Planet, and Farmer in the Sky. I'm most of the way through Red Planet, which I like rather better than the first two, mainly by virtue of the fact that less than two thirds of the book goes by before it develops a plot.

Current video in player: Hmm, the answer to that is very likely to be "none" most of the time now, since I'll be TiVoing stuff rather than taping it. I may eliminate this question, or maybe replace it with something else.

Current DVD in player: It was The Greatest American Hero season 2, disc 4. (Hence the reason for the theme song being stuck in my head.) Man, that was a fun show. Goofy as hell, but fun. It's always nice to go back to a show you enjoyed as a kid and discover that it still entertains you. Next up is disc 2 of season 2 of House, since Netflix sent me that before disc 5 of GAH.

Current refreshment: Lemon-ginger herbal tea from Stash. Which is very possibly the single tastiest beverage known to humanity.

Current worry: All the stuff I'm procrastinating on needs to get done some time.

Current thought: It'd be nice if the weather would dry up. I just got my weed-wackin' machine in the mail, and one of the many things that needs to be done is hacking down weeds. I can probably at least start on that today if the rain backs off. Eh... Screw it. I'm gonna go watch House.


  1. Re: Current Anoyances. YOUR GETTING OLDER. Welcom to almost middle age. With love from your senior citizen.

  2. Bah. I do not like this approaching middle age thing. I wish to send it back.

  3. "Lemon-ginger herbal tea from Stash. Which is very possibly the single tastiest beverage known to humanity."

    Bah! I say to your lemon ginger herbal tea! I'll be buying Chinese white tea this week.

    Btw Mr. R, I think Betty and I have at least 14 years to go until we can be considered middleaged.

  4. White tea is also good. Actually Stash has a very nice blend of white and green tea I like a lot. But the lemon-ginger is unsurpassedly nummy.

    And as for the middle-aged thing, I think it rather depends on how long we end up living...