Staring At Chocolate Fingers

This week has been better than the two weeks that preceded it. I’ve done more work, which was fun, and read fewer books but done a lot of sleeping. I’ve also watched every episode of Would I Lie To You? David Mitchell is fantastic. So angry! So sarcastic! SO DAMN RELATABLE.

At one point I found myself curled up in bed with a book, a notebook and a pack of chocolate fingers. I’d somewhat optimistically decided it might be fun to have some kind of ‘treat’ food, rather than just eating boiled vegetables. But the idea of eating them defeated me, so in the end I lay there casting longing glances at them while reading Ship of Theseus.


Back to the boiled vegetables for now. Eventually I’ll be able to eat normal food again, and at that point I am planning to spend an entire day in Dishoom with the wonderful Aroon. We did this a while ago: started out with the breakfast menu, moved on to the lunch menu, sat there for so long grazing that they probably would have thrown us out if they hadn’t been used to us. I also want to try out Chai Naasto, which has recently opened in West London and whose menu looks amazing.

On Thursday I managed to overdo it by literally going for a five-minute walk. It was a beautiful day and I wanted to enjoy the beginning of autumn, which is one of my favourite seasons, and so I left the house and went A VERY SHORT WAY and then my body was like HAHA NOPE. WHAT ARE YOU DOING? and so I had to retreat back into the flat and get into bed at 4pm.

It’s been that kind of a week. But at least I can stand up and walk around. At this point I’ll take whatever I can get.

I took on a job I probably shouldn’t have said yes to, considering that I can’t accurately predict whether I’ll be able to hit a deadline at the moment. But I took it on anyway, because it’s a nice translation project for an interesting company, and my linguistic brain needs a bit of an airing. I’m nearly finished and the deadline is Thursday, so as long as I don’t get struck down by my internal organs over the next 48 hours or so I think it’ll be OK.

In other news, I have nine copies of my book (Windows Forensics Cookbook) to give away in exchange for Amazon reviews, so if you’re interested let me know. I’m only allowed to give out ebooks I’m afraid (I know, it’s not the same) but if that’s your sort of thing then tell me and I’ll get you set up.

Interesting Things on the Internet This Week

  • This article about the New American Dream
  • Is the Internet of Things sending us back to the Middle Ages? (the title didn’t sound like it made sense to me either, but when I read the article it made some interesting points)

This Week I Read

  • Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter
  • Monster In The Closet by Karen Rose
  • 99 Red Balloons by Elisabeth Carpenter
  • I also started Ship of Theseus but I haven’t finished it yet – I think it’s one of those that’s going to take a few days

How was your week?

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