Friday, November 02, 2018

November Currentlies

So, here we are in November. I don't have much to say about October, though. Probably the only thing worth saying about it is that it ended in the middle of me taking a little time off of work, partly because they lowered the number of hours we can carry over from year to year and I have to burn up some vacation time, but mostly because I figured I really needed a break for some low-key rest and relaxation. Although I don't know that I've been all that successful at relaxing, to be honest.

Current clothes: Blue jeans. A gray long-sleeved t-shirt featuring a travel poster for Saturn's moon Titan. White socks.

Current mood: Not super relaxed. Mostly because last night there was a terrible, terrible smell of sewer gas in my house, which is not an experience I recommend. It's gone today, and maybe it's just that a disused drain dried up, but it sure did not smell like that's where it was coming from. I've got a plumber coming by on Monday just to make sure there's nothing weird going on with my sewer vents or anything.

Current music: I'm going out tonight with some people from work to see Bohemian Rhapsody, so, in anticipation of that, I was watching a video of Queen's performance at Live Aid.

Current annoyance: My house smelled like a sewer! Also last week, the roof leaked a little. Again. In the same spot it used to. Why must I live like this?

Current thing: Trying to relax. I think maybe I'll just spend all day tomorrow reading. That sounds extremely relaxing. Right?

Current desktop picture: Believe it or not, I actually changed it! It's not the 12th Doctor anymore! Sadly, I do not yet have any wallpaper of the 13th Doctor, though. So right now it's this amazing image that won an astronomy photograph of the year contest. I might change it soon, though. It's gorgeous, but my desktop icons don't necessarily show up all that well against the bottom part of the image.

Current book: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I feel like I should say something about it, but honestly I have no idea what. It's an odd book, and I don't think I can really pass any kind of judgment on it until I've finished it.

Current song in head: Thanks to abovementioned video, it appears to be "Radio Ga Ga."

Current refreshment: Root beer.

Currently watching: So, I'm on the fifth and final season of Alias, and... I'm not sure what just happened, but I think I've reached the point where they realized they'd been canceled and panicked. Unless they really, really pull something amazing out of it, based on the episode I just watched I am fully prepared to hand them the Worst Retcon of All Time award. And that's got to be a pretty high bar.

Current happy thing: Not working for a little while is good. It's extremely good. I am not knocking it.

Current thought: You know, there's a terrible paradox to Queen. Freddie Mercury's voice is so inhumanly amazing that you sort of just want to sit there and listen to it undiluted, and yet their songs are so freaking catchy that it's often physically impossible to keep yourself from singing along.