Friday, August 08, 2008

Zapping You With The Current

Current clothes: Tan jeans. Black "White & Nerdy" t-shirt I got at a Weird Al Yankovic concert. Black belt. White socks. Black sneakers.

Current mood: Oh, man. You know how sometimes you have days where you're sleeping fitfully and having too many dreams, and then you wake up with a sore throat, and there's cat vomit on the floor, and it goes along like that until you're dashing off to work five minutes late with your fly open? And then the day just kind of continues in that vein? Yeah. It's been exactly that. Which means my mood is... kind of frazzled, yes, but not even so much frustrated or unhappy as just sort of resigned to the fact that everything today is a little off, a little wrong, a little extra-difficult. Because I knew it would be the minute I opened my eyes.

Current music: Graceland by Paul Simon.

Current annoyance: Having a stupid human body. My weight is creeping up again, my bowels are irregular, my bunion is killing me, and this hot weather leaves me unpleasantly clad in sticky, prickly sweat. I have a heck of a lot of other annoyances in my life right now, but the body wins, because it's not like I can ever exactly get away from it.

Current thing: Books! I've read 109 books so far this year (an impressive number even for me), but my To-Read Pile has diminished by a grand total of nine. Nine! I had to amend my self-imposed book buying quota. It used to be "I am not allowed to buy more books than I read the previous month," but I have now added "or a total of ten, whichever is lower." It remains to be seen whether or not it will help. But, but... I have Book Lust! Over and over, I find myself calling up my Amazon wish list and staring at it longingly. It doesn't matter that it'll take me years just to read the ones I already have, or that most of them I'll never even open a second time. They're books, and I want them.

Current desktop picture: Hoodoo sky.

Current book: Rolling Thunder by John Varley.

Current song in head: It was U2's "In a Little While" earlier, but the oddness of today finally seems to have driven all music from my head.

Current DVD in player: Disc one of season 1 and 2 of the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? I must confess that I actually find the American version funnier, but I found these DVDs on sale for a whole $10, and they're just about perfect for watching while I'm walking on the treadmill. Which I'm trying to do more of, thanks to that creeping weight thing mentioned above.

Current refreshment: Sparkling blackberry beverage.

Current worry: Aargh, don't ask me to worry about things! I don't think I could handle it today.

Current thought: The cat that just flopped down between my keyboard and my monitor had better not move much, or he's going to be pressing all kinds of random keys with his big fat stomach.

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