This is the third and final installation of the ‘Quote of the Day’ tag game, which was brought to my attention by Magpie at Midnight, who writes interesting posts and makes art. Go check out her blog.
Back? Hi! I started off this series with a quote from Kierkegaard, one of my favourite writers. The second installation came from Renaud, one of my favourite singer-songwriters. And now the final one is coming from my favourite TV show: Star Trek. Read more
I’m not normally a white wine person, but I was in a hotel the other day and the minibar was calling to me, and I wasn’t feeling particularly enticed by their red option. So I popped open (well, unscrewed) the white from the mini-fridge and took it into the bath with me. And thus began a very happy evening which ended with me dining on pigeon wellington in their rather swish restaurant.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Read more
I watched so much Netflix this year that I couldn’t easily fit it all into twelve posts, so here are some mini-reviews of a few of the other things I watched.
A Netflix original focusing on the true story of some investigators trying to uncover what happened to a nun who was murdered decades ago, The Keepers drags on a bit but is interesting in its subject matter. Read more
This year I have spent a huge amount of time watching things on Netflix. Normally I’m not much of a watcher of things, although I’ll binge-watch OITNB over a weekend like most people, but this year I’ve been laid up in bed and on the couch a lot of the time, so Netflix and I have been BFFs.
Since I don’t want all this TV watching to go to waste, I am going to give you Twelve Days of Netflix, based on my twelve months of doing little else.
I didn’t quite break my 15-hour record for time spent in the bath in one go this week, but I did hit ten hours which is still pretty impressive.
From Friday-Sunday I was very unwell but today I’m a bit better, so that’s nice. This of course means I’m trying to catch up with everything, which in turn means I’ll probably wear myself out, but oh well.
My biggest news this week is that I FINALLY HAVE A DATE FOR SURGERY! Having been waiting since the beginning of March, this is very welcome. I’m going in at the end of October, at which point the nice surgeon will remove the angriest of the internal organs, and then hopefully the others will settle down and return to their normal selves without its influence. Honestly, peer pressure these days. Even internal organs are succumbing.
I read quite a lot of books last week, but several of them were very short. Most of them were novels – I seem to be on a fiction drive at the moment.
There were a few that were disappointing, which was a shame, and one or two surprises. So without further ado, here are this week’s reviews.
As we all know, I’ve been offline a lot lately, and work hasn’t exactly been as busy as it normally is, due to my organs rebelling against their allocated tasks and rising up in a kind of painful internal revolution.
I’m not blogging as often either, mainly because my brain feels like it’s made of cotton wool that’s been drenched in chloroform. But it’s looking like this whole situation is going to be dragging on for fucking ages, and so I’ve decided to return to doing a round-up post once a week on this blog, for four reasons:
- There’s generally one day a week when I feel vaguely alive.
- I’d like to keep some kind of blog activity going.
- While I’m not able to do anywhere near as much as usual, I am still getting some stuff done. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that because of the amount of time I’m currently spending lying on the sofa watching Netflix, but I think it’d be good to reassure myself that I am still living my life, albeit in slo-mo.
- People keep asking me for updates on how I am and what condition my health is in, and it’s exhausting to have the same conversation 46 times, so if you want updates, you now know where to get them.
So, without further ado, the round-up of the last week or so.
We define ourselves so much by what we have.
Some people feel the need to “keep up with the Joneses”, buying bigger fridges and sports cars and filling their houses with the latest tech. Others buck current trends, preferring to demonstrate their allegiance to counter-culture with objects that the Joneses wouldn’t consider worthwhile.
And even if the decision to buy specific stuff isn’t as considered as those examples, we still define ourselves by our surroundings, especially if we’ve chosen them.
Because Vulcans are wise, and Spock is one of the wisest of all.