Wednesday, January 11, 2012

First Currently Of The New Year

A little belated, but here we go...

Current clothes: Gray sweatpants. Black t-shirt featuring the seal of the Guild of Calamitous Intent from Venture Brothers. White socks. Black sneakers with the funky heels.

Current mood: Man, I don't even know. I've taken some time off this week, which has helped me relax some, as has my current mantra of, "It's a bright, shiny new year! Everything will be better!" But I'm still sort of randomly stressing out over stupid stuff, and I feel weirdly tense today for no very good reason.

Current music: The soundtrack from The Muppets. I love the Muppets so much. It is impossible to be unhappy in the presence of Muppets.

Current annoyance: There have been so many lately, really, but the most immediate one is that I had an eye doctor's appointment earlier today, and I'm only just now getting to the point where I can properly focus on written words again. Stupid eye drops.

Current thing: Well, as mentioned above, I took some time off this week, with the idea that I would alternate getting some stuff done with some nice relaxation. But I honestly have no idea where most of that time went. I wake up at, like, 8 AM, surf the internet a bit, play with the kitten, grab a bite to eat, maybe throw on a load of laundry, and two minutes later, I look up and realize it's late afternoon. I may have to resort to the idea of alien abduction to explain all this missing time.

Current desktop picture: Still the Hawaiian palm trees. I really need to change that. Hawaii was so last year.

Current book: Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. I got an advance copy through LibraryThing, which made me very happy, because I'm a big Dave Barry fan. This one isn't exactly the funniest thing he's ever written, but it's plenty entertaining enough, in its own ridiculous-wacky-hijinks way. I'm also dipping in and out of The Book of General Ignorance, a collection of fascinating trivia by the folks behind QI, a British quiz show/comedy that I absolutely adore. Or did, until the guy who was making it available on YouTube got his account suspended for copyright violation. Stupid copyright.

Current song in head: It's been Weird Al's "Party in the CIA" off and on for days, ever since I started reading a memoir written by an ex-CIA agent. I feel kind of ashamed of that, actually, because it's a hideously inappropriate soundtrack for that particular book. But it's so darned catchy!

Current DVD in player: Disc 1 of season 4 of The Big Bang Theory.

Current refreshment: Lemon-mint tea. Mmm.

Current worry: I'm still concerned that my computer might be having some serious health problems. I never did get The Sims to reinstall properly, and I've since seen more indications that it might have either some corrupt spot(s) on the hard disc or some problem with the registry file. Or possibly both.

Current thought: I just cleared my mind and went all zen for a moment. That's kind of relaxing. I should do that more often.


  1. "Party in the CIA" is ridiculously catchy!

    And I'm quite behind on my QI episodes. Maybe by the time I get back to it, someone will have re-uploaded them to YouTube. (Note to BBC: If you would make video available outside the UK, I would gladly watch on your site.)

  2. Heck, I'd happily pay a bit to watch it, if that were easy to do.

  3. Agreed. But, unless I'm very much mistaken, you can't even get US-region DVDs of earlier seasons.

    1. I have a region-free player, but ordering them from the UK (which involves costly shipping) and then only being able to play them on one specific machine... That's a bit much to expect in terms of cost and inconvenience. And they wonder why people pirate things.