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I Liked Him BEFORE He Was Cool

It amuses me to see all the hoopla about Weird Al, just because his new album hit #1. I've been a fan since I first heard "Ricky" on the radio back in 1981.

Not that I don't LOVE the new songs, mind. So far it sounds like one of his best in a while. (The last few have been hit-and-miss, although it's tough to top "White & Nerdy.") But then...

Gotta love him.

I remember this morning waking up to a dream where Donna ran into Doctor Four. I may have to write another story.

A couple of weeks ago we finally started watching A Game of Thrones, but only had a chance to watch one episode. I tried looking through our boxes of books to find Barb's copy of the first book, but it's REALLY FREAKING HOT to be digging around in our shed, so I checked Amazon for Kindle editions, and found the entire "Song of Ice & Fire" volumes 1-5 on sale for $20, so I downloaded it. I know just enough of the show to know I should NOT get attached to any of the characters, but it's HARD. I can see why this book spawned so much affection. (I'm not horribly spoiled, but I know a few key things. I don't look for spoilers, but I haven't avoided them over much, either; I also know the last two books are less well-loved, but I'll probably make it through the whole series, just 'cause I do that.)

I have been, for the last few years, starting to dislike eating much after around 7 pm; at first it was because it tended to be those calories that would hang around the longest, but lately it seems to cause me serious stomach problems. Since I'm on the late shift this week, I got home last night at around 6:15, then we were meeting Barb's brother and mom for dinner -- as such, we didn't get fed until 7:30 or so. I felt a little sluggish last night, but today all day I've had a bad stomachache, almost as bad as when I had that stomach infection (which it may very well be, albeit somewhat milder than it was then). It appears I shall be one of the senior citizens eating dinner at 4 in the afternoon. :P /CraigFergusonOldManVoice

Today I've had some yogurt with fruit and some soup. I have no appetite at all, but I don't really feel too bad as long as I'm sitting still. So of course I'm running a training class at work.

All three of the guys in my training class (of fifteen) are gay. What are those odds?


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Aug. 6th, 2014 04:42 am (UTC)
I've loved Weird Al for so long I have stuff by him on vinyl.

I keep wanting to try again to get into those books. I just couldn't ni my first attempts and I feel like I'm missing something.

hope the stomach is feeling better (that's sort of how mine goes if I try to eat in the morning)
Aug. 7th, 2014 02:57 am (UTC)
Yep, same here.

The first book has grabbed me hard and fast. He is a stunning writer, really -- character driven and yet brilliant with the intrigues (which is a problem I have).
Aug. 7th, 2014 04:17 am (UTC)
After i had to renew it twice and never made it past 100 pages, I thought it was the wrong time for me to try to read that book. It didn't grab me but I planned to give it a second chance. I've liked him since his Wild Cards days
Aug. 8th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
Since I'm reading it on Kindle, I have no idea how many pages I've gone, but I'm 9% into the entire series (assuming each book is roughly 20% of the whole, that's not very far... yet I have a feeling Something Very Bad is about to happen).
Aug. 8th, 2014 02:49 am (UTC)
they're whoppers, like over 500 pages.

something very bad is very likely to happen
Aug. 8th, 2014 03:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, I knew that -- Barb's copy of Book Three is still on the shelf inside...

Aug. 8th, 2014 03:43 am (UTC)
I will try to read this again at some point
Aug. 6th, 2014 11:34 am (UTC)
I sympathize with the stomach issues. I don't like to eat much after 6:30, too, largely because then I can't sleep. [hugs hugs]
Aug. 7th, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
That, too.

Aug. 6th, 2014 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Weird Al...you and me both sista! I saw him when I was in college (UofA, UofA!) back in 80 or 81. He was throwing scarves in the audience of nerds. It was awesome.

Just saw him again on his last tour and he's still bringing the funny.

Gotta love Al!!!!

Re: Tummy troubles. I don't know if this applies to you, but my yoga teacher says that women are experiencing more digestive issues lately due to wearing Spanx type garments all day. It's a thought.

Edited at 2014-08-06 04:51 pm (UTC)
Aug. 7th, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
We saw Weird Al live when he opened for the Monkees back in '87 at the Arizona State Fair. Two levels of AWESOME.

I have been known to wear clothes a little too tight, but not lately. I definitely don't wear any Spanx!

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Aug. 8th, 2014 02:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, gotta love Weird Al. And for a guy nearly 60, he looks FANTASTIC.

As I said, I haven't seen much of the series yet, but I'm making rapid progress in the book (hard to tell sometimes with Kindle, though; it seems I'm making progress, yet it tells me I'm only 9% into the whole series).
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Aug. 8th, 2014 03:42 am (UTC)
I had been wondering at his age -- I knew he had to be at least a little older than me, since I started listening to him when I was still in high school -- and I saw an article which stated him at 56 now, so when I was 17 and discovering him, he was 23. :)

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