November 28th, 2005

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Monday and chipper

I'm awake! I went to bed at 3 (yes, sorry, Caleb) and aside from a fit of wakefulness from 5-6 (during which I had toast and read a film mag), slept 'til 10:15. I had set my alarm for 9:30 so I'm not sure what the story was on the alarm not going off, but hey, I'm awake and feel quite chipper. I just washed my hair in the tub. Once it's dry I'm going into town. Want to go to some shops and pick up some groceries at Sainbury's. I'd love to have some fresh fruits and vegies here. Storm isn't too keen on vegies but I don't think I can survive on (essentialy) bread, sugar and dairy ;) Tomorrow I plan on making stew so I'll get stewmeat and assorted sundries. Caleb also wants some gum and hairgel, so I'll have a look for that.

Agenda for the rest of the day: me reading and then workshopping Storm's current novel, then in the evening going out to see the Harry Potter movie at the local cinema. Dinner will be Chinese takeaway -- yay!

I feel so damn awake. This is a good thing, as I feel I've been 3/4 asleep for weeks. I assume this has to do with sleeping 15 hours yesterday, plus perhaps the new medication isn't hammering me as much as the Lexapro did.
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Snow Stafford

Well, as usual, I seem to have magically trigered a snowstorm! Last year in Germany there was a freak snowstorm the day of my arrival and last February here in Stafford there were several days of snow and freezing rain. Now today it was snowing like gangbusters! Of course I didn't notice this until I was dressed and ready to go out for a long walk into town. However, I was undeterred and walked through the snow, umbrella, wool cap and a pair of Storm's clothes protecting me. Everything looks so pretty in the snow, even stuff that looks like crap in reality. Go to Sainbury's and did some shopping, half for things to eat here (fruits, meat for the stew I'm making, crisps, etc.) and half stuff to take home (for myself and as gifts). As usual, the staff was lovely and helpful, and also as usual, the walk back to Storm & Jim's seemed really long once I was carrying three bags of groceries. However, I did make it and then had some of the yummies for lunch.

Right now I'm on the office futon, back leaning up against the radiator, Sam the cat at my side, using a wireless network my machine is picking up. No idea where it's coming from but it's quite a strong signal. I've been hooking up to the regular network by cable but Jim needed the computer I was sitting next to so I got off. I'm suppposed to be reading through Storm's latest book right now and will start in a moment. Just read the synopsis and liked it. Once I'm done reading we'll talk it over. Tonight we're going to see Harry Potter in town.
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49 Questions

I liked these!

  1. How tall are you? 6'0" in my bare feet, normally taller since I wear shoes.
  2. Have you ever smoked heroin? No.
  3. Do you own a gun? No. I am seriously afraid of even touching a gun.
  4. Rehab? No.
  5. Would you ever "do" someone in their parents bed? That depends. Circumstances might allow.
  6. What do you think of hot dogs? Either real or vegie, yum. With condiments and sauerkraut.
  7. What's your favorite Christmas song? Happy Xmas (War is Over) - the John Lennon version of course
  8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Nothing.
  9. Do you do push-ups? N.E.V.E.R.
  10. Have you ever done ecstasy? No.
  11. Are you vegan? No. Must have my seafood and dairy and yeast.
  12. Do you like painkillers? Only aspirin.
  13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? I am weaponless, but my tits work on people I don't want.
  14. Do you own a knife? Except for my big kitchen knife set and dinner knives, no.
  15. Do you have A.D.D.? No.
  16. Do you love the pain a tattoo brings? I don't have any, never will.
  17. Top 3 Thoughts At This Exact Moment: This rum is making me drunk | I'm worried about Storm | That Harry Potter movie ruled.
  18. Name the Last 3 Things You Have Bought: (recently) rhubarb yogurt, oatcakes, 3 bottles of seafood sauce
  19. Name Five Drinks You Regularly Drink: mocha (coffee), frozen mocha (coffee), tea, milk, elderflower cordial
  20. What Time Did You Wake Up Today? 5, 7:30, 9, 10:15. No snooze, just determined.
  21. Current Hair? Short dyke/boy cut, dyed copper.
  22. Current Worry? Can I help Storm out of her distress?
  23. Current Hate? People you trust who turn out to be mental.
  24. Favorite Place To Be? My place in Atlanta with nobody bugging me.
  25. Least Favorite Place To Be? Suburbs.
  26. Where Would You Like To Go? Counting only places I've note been: Vienna, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, St. Petersburg, Buenes Aires.
  27. What do you wear when you go to sleep? Nothing, unless it is REALLY cold or I'm staying at somebody else's house.
  28. What were you doing 12AM last night? On the computer in Storm's office.
  29. What do you think you'll be doing in 10 years? Living a fab spinster life in Bennington, Vermont, writing novels maybe?
  30. Do you burn or tan? Burn -- esp. my chest.
  31. Last thing you ate? Plate of typical English crackers with Swiss and "pickle."
  32. Would you be a pirate? Can I be Jack Sparrow's first mate?
  33. Last time you had an alcoholic drink? Right now -- Vanilla Bacardi with Vanilla Coke.
  34. What songs do you sing in the shower? I talk in the shower.
  35. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child? The Sandman.
  36. What's in your pockets right now? Nothing at all.
  37. Last thing that made you laugh? Some bit in the Harry Potter movie.
  38. Best bed sheets you had as a child? I had these sheets that were like a rainbow, only it was the 70s so they were orange, yellow and brown.
  39. Worst injury you've ever had? Not really been injured, have been really sick severla times. Double-pneumonia in 9th grade the worst.
  40. What are your dreams like? Vivid, bizarre, full color, often shot & cut like movies. I often remember them.
  41. How many TV's do you have in your house? One in living room.
  42. Who is your loudest friend? Besides me... um... Daniel?
  43. Who is your most silent friend? Jim, Storm's husband.
  44. Does someone have a crush on you? I'm sure YES.
  45. Do you wish on stars? When I see them (not often, since I'm in the city), yes.
  46. What is your favorite book? Wraeththu by Storm.
  47. What is your favorite candy? Black salted licorice... or some seriously dark chocolate with liqueur inside.
  48. What song do you want played at your wedding? On the slim to nil chance I were to get married... some Bjork song maybe.
  49. What song do you want played at your funeral? "Blaphemous Rumors" by Depeche Mode.