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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 07:52 am
Because after two week of vacation I basically directly stumbled into two weeks of sick leave for my shiny new gastritis :-\, I had a lot of time to consume a lot of media. Here's a few quick thoughts.

Dexter seasons 1 to 5 )

24 season 1 )

Downton Abbey seasons 1 and 2 )

Mass Effect series )

Dragon Age Origins )

I am currently searching for other games on the PS3. Anyone got recommendations for me? I like RPG and action. I have had a lot of fun with the Assassin's Creed series and Mass Effect.
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Monday, August 24th, 2015 09:28 pm
So, I'll be trying to post a few more happy entries. First: cat pics! This
is Marie in the living room bookcase - in the second picture you can see
why she's in there :-)

Read more... )
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Monday, August 24th, 2015 08:09 am
I had to cancel attending my uncle's 60th birthday party on Saturday. I had been really been looking forward to that.

Slept less than 5 hours tonight and the stomach pain is still there, now joined by some kind of nausea - not in the sense that I think I'll throw up, but a kind of food aversion? I barely managed to drink a glass of water and eat one Zwieback (how is there no English work for that??).

I guess I won another trip to the doctor's and call to my employer. 2015 is the suckiest year ever so far.

Edit: off work for the rest of the week, ultrasound looked reasonably normal, and hopefully the medication will start letting my stomach heal soon. Made an appointment for an endoscopy - in mid-November. Awesome.
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Friday, August 21st, 2015 10:18 pm
oh wow. Every time I think to myself "tonight I won't be exhausted", I do something like miss my bus stop and end up with a longer walk home than expected, and still end up exhausted.

(It was nice though, detoured and got some useful stuff along the way)

Been in new job a month. I've been sort-of-deliberately sort-of-not been careful about how I dress: mostly tshirts, jeans, minimal makeup. But I think by now I've proven I can *rock* it. So on the way home today I bought some happy-colored nailpolish. It's time to femme it up!

(It's not that coworkers would have judged me; but I want to avoid adding to any potential unconscious bias, especially if I was going to fail at any point. You all know what I mean.)
Friday, August 21st, 2015 09:43 am
I am incredibly cranky today. I should not be allowed on the internet or into polite society, I suppose...

It's clear where this is coming from - I have been in pain for the last 5 days, with gastritis. I spent every single morning since Tuesday at the doctor's office and I haven't been able to fall asleep before midnight since the pain started. Going to the doctor's means I need to spend an hour just recovering from it and a simple grocery store run has me lying in the fetal position for at least half an hour.

I switched doctors because my former one completely dismissed my pain, and now I have an awesome new one who really listened to me. I am taking pantoprazole since today, so hopefully that'll help.

Other than that, all I can do is alternate between playing Mass Effect 3 and watching Downtown Abbey. Both are awesome, but I am getting cabin fever, even despite going outside once a day.

(The whole "can't eat what I like" thing is also screwing with my brain :-\)
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Monday, August 17th, 2015 01:50 pm
Something I said at a party at the vicarage last night:

People ask why I'm an anarchist. The reasons are a bit like my reasons for being a vegetarian. I believe this would be a better world if we gave up eating meat-- and that humanity can't survive unless we do. Once, perhaps, our civilisation was at a stage where eating meat is necessary, but we've shown we've got beyond that now. But now and then, in a world where most people still have to eat meat, I might agree to eat meat too for the short term-- with caution that it doesn't become the long term. It's easy for the best to be the enemy of good.
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