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Dear author of Doctor Who novels: If you set it in America, you might want to run it past some American readers before releasing it. A 12-year-old boy in America does not call it a "torch," it's a flashlight. Dad does not hand him a "ten-dollar note," it's ten-dollar bill. And 12-year-old boys would not think they had gone "no more than twenty metres," it's twenty yards.

And here I go to all the trouble of trying to make sure my British characters think in Brit-speak...

I am hovering at about a nine-pound loss so far, knock wood; I have been keeping track of my calories, but I've been consuming a few too many of them (we went to Chompie's on Friday and there found some of my very favorite cookies in the world, the kind that can only be found at real bakeries, buttery-soft white-as-snow with little chocolate chips). Still, doing okay, if not very well.

Today the stitches came out and I have been discharged as completely healed.

I liked playing the music meme. I may do it again to waste time and bandwidth. Still too lazy to do the movie meme.

After getting the good news that we're both going to be getting tax refunds, we went out and spent a lot of money this weekend, only a few real frivolities, such as a 500-gig external drive to store my music library on (provided I can figure out how to move it there without having iTunes go mad); then just some things. Also paid some bills, which was good. This was my bonus check, which also means my raise went into effect. Yay!

nutmeg3 tagged me for yet another meme, but I've been too lazy to follow through. I will, though. I promise.

Craig Ferguson is deeply addicting.

I wish I could do LJ at work like everyone else does, because then I wouldn't forget all the astoundingly important things I think about all day.



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Mar. 5th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
Isn't Craig wonderful? I want to marry him. (Too bad he doesn't want to marry me. *sigh*)

Congrats on the tax refunds, the weight and the recovery. And fie on bad editing. I would never let mistakes like that pass.
Mar. 5th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
I certainly wouldn't mind having dinner with him, at least. *g*


The best I can say is, of course, these books are cranked out like candy-covered peanuts (and they really are just candy reading), but STILL...

Mar. 5th, 2008 11:03 am (UTC)
Yay for raises and buying cool stuff, boo for bad Yank-picking in the Doctor Who novels...
Mar. 5th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
Well, popcorn books, I suppose. It's okay when the Doctor or Martha think in British, but just somehow I think the American characters should think American (especially the young kids)... Nitpicky, I know. *g*

Mar. 5th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Congrats on all the good news!

Are you busy on Saturday? I'd love to stop by sometime and drop off Veronica Mars if it's convenient. I'm afraid I've been procrastinating/reviewing again and should probably do anything within my power to get the discs out of my reach for the foreseeable future... ;) .
Mar. 6th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Barb should be home; I'm off for another weekend with my Mom, but I'll be back Sunday morning, if you'd like to come over then. (Or you can come on Saturday and bug Barb. *g*)

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