Thursday, March 08, 2007

Keeping Current

Current clothes: I'm wearing a towel, because I just got out of the shower, and if I go and get dressed I'll no longer have an excuse not to go outside and bring in the laundry and stuff.

Current mood: Tired. I thought maybe it could be the decongestants that were making me have trouble falling asleep lately, even though they usually don't affect me that way, so I skipped taking one last night. I don't know that I got to sleep much faster, but, naturally, I woke up far too early with my nose stuffed. This has made me grumpy.

Current music: Most recently listened to: Dandys Rule OK? by the Dandy Warhols.

Current annoyance: Allergies and lack of sleep. Which are not entirely independent things.

Current thing: Re-cataloging my library, of course. I've now started on the paperbacks, and may never be heard from again.

Current desktop picture: This picture of Comet McNaught over New Zealand.

Current song in head: "She's Actual Size" by They Might Be Giants. I have no idea why.

Current book: A volume called Lord Peter and Harriet: Part I, featuring the novels Strong Poison and Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers. I'm a little unhappy with this, actually, because the "Part I" on the cover led me to believe these would be the first couple of books in the Lord Peter Wimsey series, but they're most definitely not; they're apparently just the first ones to feature this Harriet person. I don't much like starting series in the middle, even things like detective series, where the plots at least tend to be very self-contained. Starting this one was a bit like walking into a party where you don't know anybody and standing around waiting fruitlessly to be introduced, but about 100 pages into Strong Poison, I find it's growing on me. The mystery's fairly interesting, and the main character seems like a very appealing person, although I'm a little hampered by the fact that he talks mostly in literary and cultural allusions that I'm sure would make much more sense to me if I lived in 1930s Britain. I think I'm starting to understand how John Crichton's shipmates must feel...

Current DVD in player: The last disc of Stargate SG-1, season 2. I was hoping to have finished with that by now, but there keeps being stuff on television that I actually want to watch instead, a fact which constantly surprises me.

Current refreshment: A nice, hot shower, although the comfort of that is rapidly giving way to the discomfort of a damp, cold towel. I guess I'll have to get dressed soon.

Current worry: After months of working evenings, I'm finally back on the morning shift next week, for my first official stint at my new, combined duties. Given that even when I was sleeping well, I wasn't going to bed until about 3:00 AM, and that I'm now going to have to start getting up before 7:00, I'm more than a little worried about becoming even more of a walking zombie than I already am. And the time change is so not going to help.

Current thought: I'm gonna get up. Any minute now, I'm gonna get up.

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