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not much news,but i don't live a very newsy life,for better and worse!

just wanted to communicate,though.

i've watched three of the new doctor who episodes. haven't watched thin ice yet...i jumped ahead to be in tune with others on the current eps,but i'll probably catch up this week. really like new companion,bill. i hope they don't muck it up by having her falling in love with the doctor,even though she is supposed to 'mostly'...it seems to be hedging a bit they way it is written...like girls. i don't mind if she grows to love the doctor...just hate the angsty relationships,though i'm pretty sure i'm in the minority there. i couldn't,well,DIDN'T, watch the last two years because of clara. couldn't stand her. not the actress,the character. i'm a big peter capaldi fan and i am still annoyed over the fact that two of his years as the doctor were ruined for me. alas. probably a some of those opinions stem from my age,but i'm not neurotypical either,so...i'm not even typically neurodiverse either...i don't belong anywhere but with others who don't belong anywhere...boohoo...thank goodness for the island of misfit toys.

just started reading neal stephenson's 'anathem' and if i didn't ALREADY think he was a genius...well,i would now. he's got a mind and writing style i surely appreciate.i haven't read the glossary because i plan to pretty much figure out terms by context,but i did read the first of the appendix,which was some math problem which didn't click with me. not surprised.

i am trying to replace an earworm by listening to some of my blipfm tunes. also,my stomach feels eh.

tomorrow if things go as planned i will pick out some eyeglass frames and get my glasses order. i hope i can find some frames that are cheap that i don't hate. my glasses are part of my general appearance,so i'm a bit fussy about them even as i can't afford much beyond the budget collection,and i investigated online but my prescription is too complex...very nearsighted,with bifocals now,to not get my glasses ordered directly from my eye doctor. my prescription is so strong i need to pick out small narrow frames so i won't get a pain in the neck from the weight of them. i usually get generic wire oval shapes,but this time most of the budget frames were rectangular,and i want oval,so they talked to a rep and got a couple of things for me to look at this week. i also don't like dark colored frames. my skin tone is more olive than pink but my hair is silver gray...i could be wrong but i think the dark frames just make my complexion look more...sallow. i'm not healthy,but i don't exactly want to emphasize that!

i will stop babbling now and go do something else.
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other than having trouble chewing my broccoli,which is another sob story of the state of my teeth and needing dentures because i'm too poor for implants blah blah blah...

today has been pretty good. i finished 'carnivale' season 2 last night and i really enjoyed those two seasons. in spite of the fact that there are no more seasons,i'm glad those two exist,and now i'm surfing the net trying to find other people who love it and more of the story if i can. meanwhile,i've researched the creator of the show and almost bought a book by him at the bookstore,but had some willpower and will get it through interlibrary loan instead. it was helpful that when i went to the library today,there was lots of new stuff,plus they had season 2 of mister robot which i want to see,and so does my sister. we're trying to decide if we should rewatch season 1 first,though my vote would be just to jump in with season 2,because i'm just not as much of a completist,i guess?

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up and out of bed ridiculously early today,but i went to bed early. better early than late though! the wind is howling outside today. yesterday was actually rather springish though,and i went out to the gas station and library and grocery store and bookstore. bought myself a book, a rare treat. i read a review of david shields' 'how literature saved my life' and impulsively called my local bookstore and had them hold it for me.

the chase is often more fun than the book. i don't know how weird it is,but i love reading book reviews and i love the anticipation of a new book...often more than the book itself,though it's not like i've never enjoyed a book...it'a just rare that i like one these days. i especially love the new york times book review and i've been spending a lot of time on goodreads,and found some great reviewers to follow. i also follow the excellent bookreviews of thornshar here on livejournal. i tried to remember the html for linking here but i obviously failed. alas.

anyway,this book looks really good. it looks like it's about books but also about the existential angst of david shields. i think he might be a sad intellectual man,and i can relate to that,except the man part. he's entertaining and witty though. i liked his book 'reality hunger'. strangely,this book called 'how literature saved my life' concludes in the end (i peeked...but then i often read/consume books from the outside in...i like to read the jackets,back cover,check out the contents,check the back,and work my way in. fortunately,this works pretty well with nonfiction,which is much of what i read) that literature hasn't saved his life,and he mentions david foster wallace too. it's sad but depression and other mental illnesses can be a real bear and some do succumb to it.

i also want to read taleb's 'antifragile',but i don't have a copy and i guess i'd best put myself on the library waiting list,as it's a thirty six dollar book. right now i have his 'fooled by randomness' and 'the black swan' from the library.

there's lots of books i want to read,but i have become a slow reader in the last fifteen years or so. i have trouble focusing. probably a side effect of my particular type of 'interesting' brain...i.e. the chronic depression,apathy,anhedonia stuff. sometimes my brain perks up from caffeine...though that can make me jittery and crash my blood sugar,so i don't consume much...or lack of sleep. but of course lack of sleep makes me crash bigtime later too. i was in bed for about six hours,and didn't sleep much of it. i listen to the radio,mostly public radio programs,or listen to books on cd when i can't sleep. so,for now i have that perky needingmoresleepbutmybrainwon'tletmerightnow brain. may as well enjoy it for now!
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i just commented to my sister that it would be silly to keep track of what i read,because most of it is online,in magazines,and bites out of different books,mostly nonfiction,but occasionally even fiction. but actually...i've thought of doing that here on my lj,as i'm more of an intellectual hero than an action hero!

so in that spirit,and because i have the time (today is my new year's holiday,so i didn't work today. january first fell on my regular day off.)--well,if you discount the fact that i have dishes to wash,laundry to do,and garbage to take out,but i can put that off a little longer--i just think i'll ramble about my reading in the last three days,which happen to be the first three days of 07...

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