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Jan. 7th, 2011

# The meme may be a bit spam-y, but at least it keeps me writing instead of wallowing in inarticulate post-Christmas depression.

# OTOH I'm feeling sort of... unbalanced? because I'm only posting about fanish stuff recently. But really, there's so little to say. I can't even post about books, because I'm reading embarrassingly little at the moment. I've finally arrived at the stage where my Russian is good enough to get the plot of a book, if not every word or every sentence, even without a dictionary when I'm not in the mood for constantly looking up words, and I'm making my slow, slow way through Lukyanenko's Night Watch. (The first unabridged, 'real' English book I read was Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, so it kind of fits.) I simply don't have time for much else. (OTOH, the first book entirely in Russian after not quite three years with only one lesson per week; granted, it's not War and Peace yet, but that's not too bad, is it?)

# My little sister phoned me Wednesday to tell me that she and her boyfriend are getting married in two weeks. Thankfully nothing big, just family, no church, but I'll still have to buy something to wear. I have nothing for such occasions. There she is, all grown up with a family and a doctorate, married, and here am I, posting daily about Torchwood. I'm not bitter or jealous (well, not much; I'm no saint), but moments like this I just feel incredibly pathetic.

# Hours of my life. But, really, how adorable is this game? Each time one of these poor, traumatised cuddly toys is cured and can be released it makes me ridiculously happy. Do I want to know what that says about me?

# Baby sloth in Schönbrunn! (Scroll down for adorable video.)

# 'Because', not 'becasue'. Just once. *sigh* Just once.


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Jan. 7th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. Life, for me, is mundane while also being ridiculously complicated because of the nature of my job (I'm a teacher). I use my "demented fangirl" persona as a means of escape :P
Jan. 8th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
I sometimes feel guilty because of all the time I spend (waste?) on fanish activity. Rationally I know I should put energy into finding a different job instead, one that maybe frustrates and bores me a bit less and is maybe a little less dead-end, instead of spending literally months on writing DW/TW meta. But on the other hand I love doing that. On some level I need it. Sometimes I hate my brain and the way it works.
Jan. 8th, 2011 11:00 am (UTC)
I have to buy a dress for a wedding in two weeks too. It seems this will be a very "traditional" wedding and my customary slightly goth outfit is a no-no. *sigh*
Jan. 8th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
I don't even have a customary outfit. It's been years since I've been to a wedding. *is a hermit* *sigh*
Jan. 8th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
How I love German. "Faultierer" translates directly as "lazy animal."

My husband's ancestor, Charles Waterton, was a famous naturalist who kept a live sloth in his room to observe its habits. In his memory, we had a soft toy sloth made some years ago and hung it in our large Swiss Cheese Plant.
Jan. 8th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's cute—the live sloth as well as the toy one. (Personally, my fondness for sloths goes back to Patrick O'Brians novels, where Stephen picks one up somewhere...)

Also, Swiss Cheese Plant? I had to google, because I never even heard the name before, and apparently it's 'Köstliches Fensterblatt' in German—which I hadn't heard before either. My parents had one for as long as I remember, but we always called it 'Philodendron'; turns out that's an entirely different species. /tangent
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