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Joules, trusted by... dozens... to make a drama out of your crisis...
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I live to write. It's not wise to get in my way.
August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004][20/03/2019 - giving up. I don't have enough time to update the blog atm, let alone edit old entries!]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Friday, March 11, 2005
[stares at Saiyuki Perfect Collection, dropped through letter box this morning] Onna, thank you: it's wonderful and you are altogether too generous. [GLOMP] I shall finishing watching Wolf's Rain then move straight on to the other quartet of bishies...
Spent most of the day going through the CH drafts, revising, correcting, tweaking and making sure the text and the illustration suggestions tally: it's ready to go to the publisher now. It's a relief to have the bulk of the work done.
Then made and hung the other voile inner curtain (had enough light today, Carol) Heh, my life isn't exactly terrifically entertaining at the moment - but I'm taking advantage of the peace and quiet, it never lasts long...
On bootup yesterday morning Avgris reported a bloody Trojan downloader had snuck through. I got shot of it, but was concerned that something else might have got through the defences, so while watching the DVDs I shut off System Restore and ran a complete scan of the whole system, anti-virus, ad-aware and spybot S&D. Was quite pleased to discover just two tracking cookies (both from Keenspace, I think) and nothing else.
Food. Morning: mug of Broccoli and Cauliflower soup and two slices of multi-seed toast with wafer thin ham. After collecting Kai, several slices of sesame seed baguette with organic strawberry jam (needed the sugar!) and a hunk of Leerdammer cheese.
Dinner: dupiaza (spicy, fairly hot curry) made with diced turkey, peppers and onion and Tesco's own dupiaza sauce, on organic white long grain rice with organic natural yoghurt (mostly for Ken: I like hot curry, he prefers his less spicy and the yoghurt takes out some of the heat). I used to make my own curry mixes, but I don't have the time any more - and to be honest, the bought ones taste better! We should be eating brown rice, I know, but I'm not fond of the taste, though it's OK cold in a salad with chopped apple and peanuts... Low-cal chocolate mousse with soft-scoop chocolate ice-cream for dessert.
Evening: a little more cheese and several glasses of white wine while watching Wolf's Rain eps 12-18. Beautiful as ever, but I really could have lived without the interminable flashbacks. And I've obviously missed something somewhere - who the hell is Gicara (or whatever his name is)? And the end of 18 is a little worrying, though since I know that isn't the last episode...
Reminds me of a joke I once read - "the Force is like duct tape, it has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together." (I still don't know what duct tape actually is, though...)
This had me chuckling aloud. Read it, then click on the link on the left for the Cavalcade of Bad Nativities - they're an absolute scream!