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13 July 2005 @ 05:51 pm
Do not employ handsome servants.  
That's your Chinese proverb of the day.

Things I have learned recently:
  • Snap peas @ $3.50 a bag are a rip; you eat a whole bag and are hungrier than when you started.
  • If you worry at a glass ring on your finger, your skin will be polished right off.
  • Nose rings just aren't for all noses, though maybe I'll try again some day with a gold stud.
  • It *does* get easier to give up sugary foods.
  • It might be possible to use weight machines without a trainer whipping you on, if you take a year or so to get the hang of it.

  • It's actually been six sugar-free days now--I'd miscounted when I reported on this before. The only sugar-heavyish things I'm eating are jam and fruit.

    I have gone from being yappy on LJ to being distractedly quiet. Each day I keep having a mild reflex to post, then realize I really have nothing to say. This is blather scraped up from my brain-pan.

    Books: I'm reading Patricia Cornwell. Her stuff sometimes rubs me the wrong way--I sense a lot of authorial presence I'd rather not be privy too--but she can be perfect junk-food reading. I also have new books from Lee Child and Denise Mina waiting on my shelf.

    Music: I've been retreating into my headphones lately at work. After a month of this, I'm sick of every song on my player. I need new stuff, but when it comes to musical taste, I feel out of synch with most people who post MP3s. I'm very mild-pop, middle-of-the-road--like, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Sarah McLachlan, Paul Simon, Nickelback, Joni Mitchell, Jack Johnson, Chris Isaak, Matchbox 20, Super 8, etc. I do like some things that are edgier and more obscure, but it's usually just chance songs that strike the right chord, rather than the entire body of work of a band or artist. Anyway. If anyone wants to offer up any tracks for me to try, I'd love it and be grateful.

    Video: I bought a bunch of low-brow videos over the weekend, but find myself rewatching MST3K instead. The Final Sacrifice just never gets old. Rowsdower.

    And now I go to work out.
     
     
     
    Herself_nyc: Will Tippin by killprettyxherself_nyc on July 14th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
    I'd love to give you music, but I'm really not sure what to try you out on. Do I have your mailing address? I could send you a CD of mp3 files.
    raqsraqs on July 14th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
    the bottom of your brainbarrel is interesting.
    Trepkos: Newsflash by Angstpuppytrepkos on July 14th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC)
    It might be possible to use weight machines without a trainer whipping you on, if you take a year or so to get the hang of it.

    You'll get the hang of it quicker than that.
    If you can shoot hoops, you can do this no problem!
    the_shoshannathe_shoshanna on July 14th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
    I'm so sorry the nose ring didn't work out!
    Alizarin_NYC: spike in sepiaalizarin_nyc on July 14th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
    Music: you might like The Arcade Fire.
    Dittostretfordditto on July 14th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
    You are very funny and make me lol; doing Atkins gets rid of sugar cravings completely. :)
    femme_notesfemme_notes on July 15th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
    given the survey of musical taste, i'd recommend seeking out Carrie Newcomer, Voices on the Verge, Girlyman. all big with the impressive vocals and occasionally deep thoughts, but also good sort of background music you don't have to think about too much.
    feel like i should apologize for the randomness of posting, another kid who got hooked on your writing (so much less risky than say, crack, and yet, addictive), blah blah woof woof, you've heard it all before.
    Anna S.: cillian-spike21eliade on July 15th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
    Thank you! I will check them out. :) I love music recs.

    feel like i should apologize for the randomness of posting,

    Good grief, no. Hello! :)

    another kid who got hooked on your writing (so much less risky than say, crack, and yet, addictive), blah blah woof woof, you've heard it all before.

    "Blah blah woof woof" may fast become my new catchphrase. Hee.
    femme_notesfemme_notes on July 16th, 2005 02:45 am (UTC)
    "Blah blah woof woof" may fast become my new catchphrase. Hee.

    wish i could take credit for it, but you have to blame the writers on Dark Angel.
    Beautyonehoneybones on July 21st, 2005 07:30 am (UTC)
    Heya!
    Did you buy the peas at C.Market? The beans are so very good with a lil dip.
    Where do you find burnt creme gelato?
    I really loved your Emerging fic. I found it through Shrifts recs page.
    ex_dovil323 on July 23rd, 2005 06:00 am (UTC)
    It's been daaaays of no postings? You okay, or am I just being incredibly creepy and stalkery?
    ruthless1ruthless1 on July 25th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
    What a work out this must be! Is all okay in your neck of the woods?

    I finally got to see Ultraviolet - watched pretty much the whole thing yesterday. Now I see why everyone loves Jack Davenport so much. I wish there was more of that show.
    alittlebritonalittlebriton on July 26th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
    Hiya, is everything ok? You no posty, me worry. You posty, me no worry. Hope everything is cool - major hugs being sent your way if needed.
    (Anonymous) on July 27th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
    you ok? bit worried, here.
    spurgliespurglie on July 27th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
    A feedbacky type thing
    Hey there,

    just dropping you a note to say that I've spent the last few days at work reading all your fic memories and thoroughly enjoying every last drop. They way you write is just so... intensely jealous-making it makes me want to squeeze things very hard. The image of your torso!Spike was v. disturbing and I had the image of him lying in the bath of slugs with Wesley petting him in my head for days. Such good Spike. Such good Xander. And have you any idea how skillful I've become at reading porn in a busy office and having people think I'm dilligently working all the while? On that note...
    Raven: Cassandra ruefulraveninthewind on July 27th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
    Long time no update--how are you?