Jan. 27th, 2012

meerkat
1) It's raining outside.
2) Alex just brought us another dead mouse.
3) Alex does not have wet fur.

He earns his keep, that one.

Joel's watching Fringe, which, by the way, is entirely incomprehensible if you start watching in the middle of season 4. It makes no sense. I'm reading about combinatorial algorithms and drinking a delicious Captain Lawrence Espresso stout. This isn't really a sustainable combination: soon I'll be just drinking the stout, and after that I'll be having a little nap.

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Feb. 10th, 2010

monkey!
Oh livejournal, I still like you most of all. *hug*

I don't know about you people, but the sooner I get reader, goodreads, twitter, buzz, wave, email, IM and sms into a single page that I can skim and mark as read, the happier I'll be. My brain is full.

It's Health Month here at Tanya and Joel HQ, which means no booze, no refined sugar, no desserts, no big greasy bags of chips, no white bread, no mashed potatoes, no unnecessary joy. God. I mean, just kill me now. I lost half a stone[1] in the first few days as my body freaked the hell out, and I had to eat a wheel of cheese[2] to get back to normal. Cheese is a clever loophole, and one that might seem like an oversight, but my cholesterol levels are so low that they give me other people's cholesterol to take care of, so I can eat as much saturated fat as I want and never, ever die. I think that's how it works anyway. On the other hand, my 'eating so much bread that I go into a coma' levels are generally precarious, and I would have martinis for breakfast if I could convince New York society to bring it back into fashion, so taking a month off both won't hurt, probably. Won't hurt me anyway.

It's actually not that bad. We're a third of the way through and it's been fine, apart from every time someone in a book or a movie talks about beer, and I think about how many delicious porters exist in the world and of the limited time I have left on the earth to get really familiar with all of them. Damn you, subliminal advertising. I think I could be fine without everything else (maybe not chips), but going to a new city and not being able to investigate their local brewery would make me sad. Mmm. There's so much good beer out there.

The other thing I've been doing recently is Couch To 5K. This is something I've been planning for a while, but I got blocked for months on not knowing how to buy running shoes, and especially not knowing how to buy running shoes that weren't evil. Obstacle passed (it turns out you read this post and then go into a good shop and say "I want running shoes. Which ones aren't made by or out of children?"), I'm on week two of c25K (90 seconds running, two minutes walking for twenty minutes), and it's not impossible exactly, but it's more difficult than I expected. Nonetheless, running is a useful life skill, and I am determined to conquer it, or fall down dead trying. You know that I'll update lj, twitter, buzz, wave, blah, blah, blah, either way. (But not facebook because you have to have standards.)

[1] Americans, this is 1.8 fortnights sterling, or six decijoules.
[2] 14 hands, six imperial bushels

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