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I Am A Very Bad Blogger

I haven't been posting much; in fact, I haven't been doing very much of ANYTHING lately, other than reading tweets and playing Fallen London, a dangerously addicting web game my wife the pusher got me into. I've been TRYING to write and TRYING to do other things, but it just hasn't been coming. I think I'm going through one of those fallow periods after a long stretch of activity.

Been trying to do some more reading, though; I love my Kindle SO MUCH (*hearts* nutmeg3). I'm reading The Jungle Books for the first time, and the other day at lunch a woman I know at work asked what I was reading. Since she's a reader, as well, I didn't think anything of saying "The Second Jungle Book." "What?" "The Second Jungle Book." "Like Disney?" "No, like the Jungle Books. By Kipling." "Rudyard Kipling." I must have gotten a little wild-eyed, because she gave me the "Settle down, I just asked." "I guess I figured a reader would just know who Rudyard Kipling was!" Sometimes it's hard to remember these kids I work with are just kids... (This after various questions like "Who's Davy Jones?" "Who's Neil Diamond?" "Who's Paul McCartney...? Oh, you mean James McCartney's father.")

Of course, I knew who James McMurtry was before I ever read any of his father's novels...

The other day I thought to myself, "I thought Jesus said that it was all right to break all the religious laws if it were in the service of helping someone else." I think Catholic hospitals have forgotten that part of the teachings.

Weight goes down, weight goes up. Nothing's changed there.

A new favorite picture of Churro:


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nutmeg3
May. 24th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you love the Kindle. :-) And what is Fallen London about?

PS - It's amazing to me that people don't know eho Kipling is, even if they haven't read him.
wildrider
May. 24th, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Fallen London is sort of a steampunk-"Neverwhere" story game about mystery and intrigue in a futuristic/past underground London, where you create a character and perform actions, gain items & money, and advance your character: Fallen London

It is a free game, but you gain new actions every ten minutes and can only carry 10 at a time, so if you use up all your actions too fast, you have to wait. Or you can pay money and get more actions at a time. I haven't done that yet. :)

I know, right?
cornerofmadness
May. 24th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
hope you can get the writing flowing soon.

yeah it floors me that she didn't know who kipling was
wildrider
May. 25th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
Me, too. I have a vague ghost story simmering, but every time I try to write words it just plinks along uselessly. I hate the fallow times. :P

She admitted she likes to "read trash" (a Nora Roberts fan), but she at least READS, I suppose.

cornerofmadness
May. 25th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC)
they do suck.

better reading than not
ljs
May. 24th, 2012 10:15 am (UTC)
Oh dear for the co-worker not knowing Dickens and oh dear for trials, and hugs for you.
wildrider
May. 25th, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
Hugs! Tomorrow is finally Friday!
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