I have nothing of importance to say.


But I’m here anyway. I guess I sort of treat this thing like a diary, or Morning Pages – even though I’m here in the evening for the most part.

I have so much random shit in my head that I feel the need to babble a bit.

I’d be seriously tempted to take off on Monday, so I could watch the Stuper Bowl in the pub. It doesn’t even start until 11:30 here! No way I can watch even a little unless I have the next day free. I have to sleep; not getting enough sleep is worse than the worst hangover for me. I don’t even care about the Super Bowl, really. iDJ likes to watch it, and he likes the idea that I’m getting a little bit of ‘home’ even if we don’t get to see any of the commercials (the best part, at least until hell freezes over and my Browns are in the Bowl). I mostly like being the only person in an entire sports bar that knows how the game is played. I really get a kick out of telling the men the rules, and it makes up for all the questions I ask during a rugby match (a much superior sport, and the Six Nations also starts this Sunday – Ireland v Wales).

About blogging: WordPress has some VideoPress thingie they are all happy about. I checked it out: it allows video upload from iPads. That would be very nice. If it didn’t cost over $50 a year. Go away.

I have £45 in Amazon gift certificates, the oldest dating back to early August. I can’t make myself buy anything: I don’t spend money on myself. I don’t know how to do it without going crazy, so I just don’t. I had a look on Amazon a little while ago… There are five Dean Koontz books I do not own! How did this happen? I don’t like his work as much as I used to, but I collect his books and have for decades. Ugh. Those five alone take me to £40. I also really, really want all of the Stephen King Wasteland graphic novels. I have some of them, but he just keeps making more. Damn him. The cheapest is £12.12. Bollocks, that puts me over the limit. There’s also a new Zelda game for the Wii. The previous one was brilliant and I spent over 70 hours playing it, so whatever they ask, it is pretty much worth it. But then I could only get the game and one, possibly two of the Koontz… What do I put back? I can’t decide. So, I’ll leave it for another few months, until there is even more crap I want but don’t need.

Right, I think I’ve rambled on long enough. Except I didn’t mention the two flat tires on the Mini this morning, and how the air hoses – both of them – at the closest garage didn’t work, and I had to use the little compressor we keep in the car (thankfully) and how I was almost late for work when I meant to get there early…

10 responses »

  1. I always hate playing with gift certificates — but really, they’re just money. Tip — I have never gone wrong with secondhand purchases on Amazon, somewhat to my surprise. That stretches your dollar a long way and Amazon takes your money/gift card just the same.

  2. Great ramblings! I enjoy your thoughts because they’re just so open and honest. I like open and honest. Dean Koontz – yes I also used to read his books but like you I don’t like them as much as I used to. I’ve hung on to ‘Watchers’ and ‘Phantoms’ because I thought they were excellent. If you haven’t read any, and you like brilliant crime/suspense then my current favourite is Jo Nesbo – especially ‘The Snowman’. Have a great day!

    • Thanks! Yes, I do sort of brain dump here, it’s hard to be dishonest that way. It also means I use what some consider bad language, because I do all the time out loud! Watchers, Midnight, and Lightning were my first three of his, and I still like them all quite a lot. I’ll have to look into Jo, sounds good! My local library is a bit tiny and ill-organised, but as below I’m nearly always happy with an ebook.

  3. Spiders, you should consider downloading the free Amazon Kindle reader app to your iPad. Typically, you can purchase/download ebooks cheaper than actually purchasing the books. The older the book, the less it costs. If you’re a book collector, that doesn’t work so well, but I’ve saved a fortune using the Kindle ♥

    • Yes indeedy. I’m not anywhere near buddy status with co-workers, and my husband and best friend are so used to me talking shite that sometimes I need a bit more blathering. Blog as therapy? Writing things down – even digitally with the two-fingered quick peck I’ve learned since I got the iPad – helps me sort or compartmentalize my brain soup.

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