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What I am reading Wednesday

What I Just Finished Reading
Something Only We Know by Kate Long. This was fiction - just fiction, no other words in front of it. Which is quite nice to read for a change. I really Kate Long's books, they're interesting and feature families that aren't like mine, but some of it's still familiar. I realised halfway through this book that it was quite similar to one of her others in parts, but I still liked it and read the whole thing over the long weekend. It is easy reading.

What I'm Currently Reading
Nothing! I've been getting over the last book and catching up on some magazine reading. I will start another book tonight...

What I'm Reading Next
...I haven't decided that that next book will be yet. I'll see how I feel later.

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Doctor Who Remix for 2015

I've just opened sign ups for people willing to have their stories remixed for [info]dw_remix for this year's round. (sign ups for people wanting to write a remix open in a week and two days)

I am excited about doing it all again - partly because I haven't written anything all summer (in fact, I haven't written anything since Remix), and partly because I'm excited to see what everyone else writes. Plus it's a nice, small, relaxed ficathon (fest? whatever you want to call it).

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Nine Worlds con report

Better late than never... Nine Worlds is a convention in London and this was its third year. It had, apparently, 1400 people there. Because the hotel was so spread out it never seemed like that many. But because the hotel was so spread out I rarely saw people I knew (many of whom I didn't know if they'd be there).

I'm still yet to decide if I liked it or not. But here's what I thought of the bits I went to:

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What I am reading Wednesday

I am back from Nine Worlds, if not actually recovered from it yet (so much sleep to catch up on...). As I predicted, I liked the Whedon sing-a-long the best. A full report will follow when I have more of a brain.

What I Just Finished Reading
The Devil's Eye by Jack McDevitt. I actually spent a long time reading this. Based on the last couple of books, it tends to take me a while to get into it - generally because it takes a while to establish the mystery. This one I got into fairly quickly - it probably helped that I had read the previous book in the series not that long ago. And towards the end I got quite excited that the speed of light was a factor in the mystery - until it all turned a bit apocalyptic. It just wasn't what I wanted to deal with at the time, but I wanted to finish it to get to the (what I presumed would be a) happy ending. But couldn't bring myself to read through it or give up and read something else. But I soldiered on slowly and finally finished it. It hasn't put me off reading the next one - which presumably won't be quite so apocalyptic.

What I'm Currently Reading
Federer - the Biography by Chris Bowers. I tend to prefer autobiographies to biographies, but the library had this on its ebooks to borrow and it was the only tennis biography or autobiography. So I borrowed it. It is interesting and has a lot of things about his life and career that I didn't know. It is definitely for tennis enthusiasts, though, with match reports and scores. I got a bit bogged down in them, so I started reading a paper book I got from the library as well:

Andy Murray Wimbledon Champion by Mark Hodgkinson. This is obviously now out of date, but still interesting. It has things I didn't know about his life and career - I did know who he was at 17, but didn't take any notice. British tennis players aren't often worth taking much notice of... It is easier reading than the Federer book. I had no idea that Judy Murray wasn't liked - I thought she was liked because she seems quite sensible.

What I'm Reading Next
No idea. I have a box of books I ought to get through and some more I've bought and another ebook I got from the library at the same time as the Federer book. So whichever of those I feel like reading, probably.

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Singing

I am going to the Nine Worlds convention at the weekend. From what I've heard, I'm not sure if I'll like it or not, but the only way to find out is to go. If nothing else I'll have a year's catch up with [info]selenay.

The thing that I liked most about it was when I heard about the Whedon Sing-a-long. Which sounds like fun. So after I'd done my choir practice this week, I went on to Once More, With Feeling. Just as I started I thought that perhaps I should have watched the episode first, but it came back to me. I didn't get through the whole thing, partly because that was a lot of singing in one go, partly because some of it was really low (I thought low G was low, but low F is a semitone too far) and partly because I reached a song that started in a key signature with 5 sharps and changed to a key signature with 5 flats. It's like these people don't like white notes!

The other thing they sing is Dr Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog. Which I saw when it came out and everyone was raving about it and I didn't like it much. But I thought I'd re-watch it and see what I thought. And I really liked it. It must have been the effect of people raving about something that made me dislike it - that tends to happen quite a bit. So now I'm looking forward to singing that one too. I just need to relisten to the songs some more, because currently my head is full of Buffy.

And then after that I'll have to get all my choir songs into my head as we have a concert at the beginning of September and we're supposed to have learnt half the songs and I didn't practice for a month...

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Food

I went into the next town last weekend to buy cheese. The health food shop there was good and used to order it in for me. But then they closed down. Another one opened and because the previous one had passed on their customer list, they stocked the cheese I liked! Except that when I went in last weekend they didn't have a fridge any more, so they were borrowing the one from the office upstairs. And it turned out to be locked...

So I went back today and they asked if I would buy all their stock of cheese for half price - which consisted of three of my favourites and two that I also like. I only get through about one a month, but it freezes, so that was an offer I couldn't refuse. So I ended up spending £6 on enough cheese to last the rest of the year.

Then I went to Waitrose, as they're the only place around here to sell Swedish Glace ice cream in a flavour that's not vanilla. So I picked up some raspberry, then happened to look in the rest of the ice cream section and spotted some Booja Booja. So I had to buy that too. It's ridiculously expensive ice cream - 500ml cost me £6, whereas the Swedish Glace was £2 for 750ml. So it's only for special occasions ice cream, but it is so nice. I have never tasted ice cream so nice, either ordinary or dairy free. Mmmm. I am looking forward to eating that (I don't think 500ml will last me long...).

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I aten’t dead

I've been hiding from the world a bit, not posting and not commenting. A couple of weeks ago I had a really busy week at work (all 6 days of it...) but in the evenings I still got lots done. After that I decided I'd had enough of the pressure to get things done, so I didn't get anything done. Although I rested a lot I am paying for it now. But not so much that it stopped me from going to the Anniversary Games on Sunday. We got wet as the wind blew the rain on us, but it was still really good. Even though the Olympic Park is such a long way away - I can't wait for Crossrail to be finished.

The biggest thing that's getting to me at the moment is work. It's been so up in the air since Easter with people being made redundant and lots of things changing. It's hard to concentrate when you don't know what the future is going to involve. Or if I'll still have a job tomorrow.

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Remix

I finally have time and energy and weather to post! Although that's not entirely a good thing because it means Wimbledon is nearly over. I already didn't know what to do with myself this evening - I have lots of things I need to do, but it doesn't seem right not to be watching Wimbledon.

But remixy things - the reading of which is one of the things I need to do.

Dancingsalome remixed my Lost for Words into:
Men of Few Words (1027 words)
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, John Benton, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart
Summary: Aliens or teenaged daughters; it’s all in a day’s work for the Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

I remixed [info]lost_spook's Castle in the Clouds into:
All Russians are Spies (The Retirement Remix) (1278 words)
Fandom: Spooks
Relationships: Ruth Evershed/Harry Pearce
Summary: Ruth's happy, running a second hand bookshop in Devon. Harry, however, is bored.

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Updatey thing

This time my week without updating has been due to a combination of tennis and weather. This week featured a few days with temperatures in the high 20s and one where it went up to 33C (and was humid). My house has only just cooled down. I am really lucky to have air conditioning at work, but it's really hard to sleep in the heat, so I've just been getting tireder as the week went on.

This was the first week of Wimbledon, featuring wall-to-wall tennis. Well, nearly. It's generally the afternoon by the time the radio (and show courts) get going, so I've listened to a lot and seen the evening matches when I've been in. Yesterday there was eleven hours of tennis, including one point where I watched the James Ward match on TV and Jonny Marray in the doubles on my computer. And then missed most of the Murray match because they changed over to BBC1 for no reason and I didn't realise, so watched some of the all-French match on the red button.

So that's been my week really. On the hottest day I went to ballet, in the hottest dance studio (it was much hotter than in the house, with was hot). Remix went live and so far I've only read one story. I will get to the rest - probably like I'll get to everything else when Wimbledon's finished and I don't quite know what to do with my time.

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Not updating

I've been trying to update this for over a week, but never seem to be quite able to fit it in. What I've been doing instead is:

- working (although I haven't done more than 9 hours in a day the past couple of weeks, so that's something)

- watching tennis (I went to Queens last weekend)

- trying to have opinions about doors (I'm getting new front and back doors that actually fit, so the house will be warmer in the winter, plus a folding door for the kitchen, so I can keep the warmth and the noise of the washing machine in there)

- doing too much and ended up feeling crap and dizzy

And there must be some other things as well, but I don't know where my memory or the time has gone. Upon hearing of Patrick Macnee's death on Thursday I did watch an Avengers episode (the one with the fencing, which I'd been meaning to re-watch). This weekend I've been cleaning and trying to catch up on some TV in preparation for Wimbledon aka two weeks of not getting anything done.

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Exercise

I was generally feeling unfit, due not having done a lot of exercise recently. And I've been saying for years that one day I'd like to run a 5k, just to prove that I could. So I thought why not this year?

So at the weekend I went on a 30 minute walk to prove to myself that I could definitely walk for that long, and downloaded the mp3s from the NHS Couch to 5k. Monday off I went...

Week 1 involves a 5 minute warm up and cool down (walking) then 60 seconds of running followed by 90 seconds of walking. The first run I did I thought I was going to die before 60 seconds were up (it felt like a long time). But I did get through all of the running bits, so I did feel a sense of achievement at that. However, I won't be doing it again....

Pros of running:
- will get you fit cheaply (except if you need to buy running shoes that I'll never then use again)
- I passed some rabbits on a running minute - it was the only time I didn't feel awful when running

Cons of running:
- I hate running. I knew that already, but now I have established that I really hate running. Walking is fine, running not so fine
- it set my asthma/hayfever off, so I went round with a hurting chest, runny nose and itchy eyes
- I couldn't stop and photograph the rabbits (not only because I didn't have a camera with me), although I did say hello to them and they didn't run away
- My legs have only just stopped aching
- It made me dizzy
- I just generally felt awful when I got home.

The last two were what really clinched it. Yesterday I went to ballet (despite my still aching from running legs). I walked 15 minutes to get there (quite fast as I left late) did an hour of ballet, then walked 15 minutes home (with a stop to stroke a friendly cat). And I felt great, despite my legs aching in more places. And ballet involves having to concentrate on what you're doing - you can't let your mind wander.

I still might do that 5k one day, but it won't be this year - I don't think my balance system is ready for that. I'll stick to the ballet (for another three weeks until term is over until September). But I will go for walks - and make them fast walks rather than pleasant strolls. But with stops for bunnies and cats (big advantage of walking over running) and maybe actually practice some ballet (which I always say I will and never do). And at some point I will go swimming - I love swimming, but I worry about how it'll make me feel, especially as the swimming pool is a 15 minute drive away. So I haven't been able to muster up the courage to go.

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What I am reading Wednesday

What I Just Finished Reading
Betsy and the Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace. What I found really interesting in this was when we got towards the end and I discovered exactly when it was set when Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated. Although it's fiction it's based on her real experiences and she was in Europe when war was declared. It was interesting to see how it affected people in London - and Americans who were in Europe at the time.

I then went and re-read Betsy's Wedding because I couldn't remember exactly what happened next. It turned out that quite a few of the events in The Great World were mentioned in here, but it's been so long since I'd read it that I'd forgotten. And I'd forgotten the backdrop of the First World War going on, that ends with a lot of them joining up.

What I'm Currently Reading
Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Lovelace, for the same reason I re-read Betsy's Wedding - I couldn't remember what happened before The Great World. Although between these two books is a big gap.

What I'm Reading Next
Probably not another Betsy-Tacy. I think three in one go is probably enough.

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Not all work

At the moment it feels like my weekdays are spent working and my weekends are spent doing things around the house. I counted up my hours for the last week of May, which only had four working days in it, and I did six and a half days worth of hours. This week has been a bit better - I didn't do as much overtime, but it is the calm before the storm before it gets busier again next week.

Also this week, I went back to ballet. After not having been for eight months, and having a new teacher who did different things, I ended up with the muscles in my legs hurting. I have to stand on tiptoe to do a few things round the house (like closing the bathroom blind - and the only reason I can reach it at all is because I don't open it all the way) and that was painful. It made me very glad I have a step to stand on to open the garage door, otherwise I'd never have managed it.

On the writing front, I am at the stage of poking at my Remix fic in the hopes of improving it. It's just as well the deadline's still a couple of weeks away given the lack of time I have for writing. Not that that's going to stop me from signing up for [info]invisible-ficathon once I work out what I specifically want (rather than just going "I'd love something from that, but I don't know what".

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What I am reading Wednesday

What I Just Finished Reading
The Guides of the Chalet School by Jane Berry. I do love the Austrian era where they're a small school and they all know each other. The 1920s medical advice was amusing. One of the things was if someone got something in their eye to wash it out with tea!

What I'm Currently Reading
Betsy and the Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace. When I was looking for some books to buy with my voucher I discovered this is the only Betsy-Tacy book I don't have. So I bought it. It's all about her travel to Europe and it's really interesting to see how different things were in those days. Although their opinion of Americans doesn't seem to have changed...

What I'm Reading Next
Another book from my recent voucher-buying. Which one I choose will depend on which one I feel like reading - which will mostly depend on how much brain I have.

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What I’ve been up to

Working mostly. This week had four working days in it and I did more than five days worth of hours just in those four days. That sort of thing doesn't really leave much time or brain for anything else.

I have been watching Red Dwarf, on the basis that it's short, doesn't require too much brain (since I know it all already) and it's funny, so cheers me up. I actually started with X - Lemons to be specific, because the Jesus joke is still funny. Then I went onto IV, V and VI. Which was the right way round to do it. And then I decided to watch some of them with the commentary turned on instead.

The commentaries seem like they put the actors in a room and left them to it. They mostly discuss the guest actors and the lighting. They do sound like they're having a fun time watching them together. It turns out that Chris Barrie doesn't remember most of the episodes, apart from being oiled in Terrorform.

I also rewatched a one-off thing from 1999 called Hunting Venus. When I originally saw it I liked the music so much I bought the soundtrack (I've never really bought much music). But I bought it on tape, since I didn't own a CD player at the time (I've also always been behind the times on music formats). I wanted to get it on CD, but it was long since discontinued. And then earlier this year I looked it up on eBay and found it cheap. Listening to it in the car made me want to rewatch it. It's not out on DVD (unsurprisingly) but various people have put it up on the internet.

It's about a band called The Venus Hunters who had a hit in the early 80s. Fifteen years later they're brought together to perform one last time. It's full of 80s music and I really like their hit (which was written by Jools Holland). It stars Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey, which was probably why I watched it at the time. But it also stars Ben Miller, who I'd never heard of back then. Oh, and Neil Morrissey plays a woman, which I'd forgotten. He's very good at it as well. It was a fun thing that doesn't require a brain either.

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What I am reading Wednesday

What I Just Finished Reading
The Head Girl of the Chalet School. I bought it in Foyles at the weekend when I discovered the paperback had very major cuts. I didn't think I remembered the book that well, but I kept reading it and thinking at various points "I don't remember that". I went and looked at the paperback once I'd finished and there are massive bits missing. Not that it affected my enjoyment of the paperback - if I hadn't known where the missing bits where I'd never have guessed.

What I'm Currently Reading
The Guides of the Chalet School by Jane Berry. I think this was the first Chalet School book by someone else I read. I'm re-reading it because work has killed my brain and I can't cope with anything else more complicated. And this is the Austrian era, which is my favourite.

What I'm Reading Next
I ordered a load of books recently, as I had a voucher for my birthday. I had them delivered to my house, thinking I'd be here and then I went out on Saturday. So I have to wait for this Saturday for them to be delivered. So I'll probably read one of them next. I just can't remember exactly what I ordered!

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Busy

Last week was the worst week of the year in terms of being busy at work. I discovered that working through lunch is a bad idea - I felt terrible for ages after that. So I ended up doing a couple of hours from home in the evenings instead. Which meant I didn't have time for anything else this week. On the plus side, I haven't had to work this weekend - but then this week is going to be just as bad, except I get to start early as well.

On Saturday I went to London. I did a tour of BBC Broadcasting House, which was very interesting. Although part of it involved going to the BBC Radio Theatre, which I've already been to (when I saw The Now Show being recorded).

After all that and all the walking I did round London, and not getting home until late, I've then spent the rest of the (long) weekend lazing around recovering. Not helped by me waking up at 7am every morning for no reason.

At some point it'll calm down and I'll get to things. I have some Obscure & British prompts bookmarked, maybe some time over the summer I'll have time to write them...

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More fanfic

I suddenly look really productive, because I have posted more fanfic today. I am not quite as productive as I look (one fic I posted recently I actually wrote in March and most of it is really short, even by my short standards). Don't be fooled into thinking I'm a fast writer.

Today's fic is:
The Home Team (896 words*)
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Relationships: Ian Chesterton/Barbara Wright
Characters: Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton, John Chesterton
Summary: Barbara can never quite understand her husband and son's preoccupation with football.

*But 915 words in LibreOffice

This came from the audio The Flames of Cadiz, where Ian talks about football and his father taking him to matches. He always supported the home team - Sunderland - and still does (or at least did in 1963). It seems likely that Ian would take his son to football matches and Arsenal had a ground they were likely to live near, assuming Ian and Barbara settled somewhere near Shoreditch.

I then did a whole lot of research into whether Arsenal and Sunderland were in the same league when John would have been a child (assuming he'd been born in the late 1960s). They were in 1976-77. And in the 80s. Before I realised I was reading the table wrong, I learnt that generally when they played at Sunderland, Sunderland won. Despite this, Arsenal were often near the top of the table and Sunderland near the bottom (getting relegated to the second division a few times (no premiership in those days)).

Which is more than I ever thought I'd know about football.

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Red Dwarf and fanfic

I just read today, in the TV guide of all places, that Red Dwarf has two more series! One next year, one the year after. I am very excited about that because X was good. Theoretically I have the reddwarf.co.uk news feed in my RSS reader, but it's refused to update since February. And the twitter account hasn't been updated since 2012.

Remix ([info]remixers_lounge) is happening. Well, sign-ups are happening until the end of the weekend. I like that they have the signup and request summaries visible, so you can see who you're likely to be remixing. It will only finish two months before [info]dw_remix starts, but I can't move that any later, as otherwise it ends up clashing with Yuletide.

Starting this weekend is [info]lost_spook Obscure and British commentfest. Obscure and British is what most of my fandoms are, so hopefully I will manage some fills this time round.

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I am accident prone. It's probably due to not looking where I'm going half the time. I often discover bruises and not be able to remember how I got them. The biggest trouble is the bony bits - knees, elbows and hips. They stick out, so they're more likely to get hit and hurt more when you do.

This week I've had some unexplained bits that hurt that aren't bruises. On Monday morning at work my knee randomly started hurting. I assumed it was because I'd sat funny and it would get better. But it didn't. It's better now. No idea what that was. It is a dodgy knee - I got housemaid's knee in it from too much spring clean and then found that too much walking set it off (which is why I now wear walking shoes if I'm doing a lot of walking). It wasn't the same pain though. So I probably did just sit funny, who knows.

My left elbow started off then. At work I use a mouse with my left hand because ages ago I had pain in my right wrist. Which turned out to be because I slept on it funny. I found it much easier to work with the mouse in my left hand, so I kept it like that. Going back to using it with the right has been really strange. No idea what's wrong with my elbow - it's not any of the obvious symptoms. I could have slept on it funny for all I know.

My left hand hurts at the moment because I've been playing on my iPod quite a bit this evening. So it could be related to that for all I know. I need to get better as using my iPod with my left hand - sadly I'm not very good at it with my right hand.

I just don't get injuries in normal ways. I have RSI in my right thumb - it was caused by too much cross stitch. There's all this talk of getting RSI from computer use and I have it from cross stitching and spring cleaning.

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AO3 stats meme

It turns out I did this almost exactly a year ago. Quite of a bit of it hasn't really changed... (last year's positions are in brackets)

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Fic and WIPs

I got 12 and a half hours of sleep last night. I finally don't feel tired - still a bit dizzy, but at least now if I sit down I can think.

While I was tired and dizzy I managed to write some first drafts of stuff. And today managed to finish one off - a short, silly Spooks fic, inspired by watching series 9 & 10 and noticing that Dimitri's top lip seems to be hairier at some times than others.
The MI-5 Moustache Growing Competition (308 words)
Characters: Harry Pearce, Dimitri Levendis, Ruth Evershed, Tariq Masood, Calum Reed, Erin Watts
Summary: It's November - time for Movember at MI-5.

I also put Sarah and Harry into the Unconventional Courtship Pairing Generator and the first summary it came up with was just perfect. So I know what I'm writing for [info]unconventionalcourtship next year.

And some snippets of WIPs because why not:

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Elections and Spooks

On Thursday night I stayed up for two and a half hours. By the time I went to bed the birds were singing and there were so few seats declared it was obvious nothing was going to happen for a while. Annoyingly I still woke up at 7am, despite having the day off. I could have slept all night and got up at 4am - I'd have had more sleep and seen more excitement. Still, it was exciting that we were down to the last 7 seats, near lunchtime, before there was a result. Even if it was a depressing result. To make it worse, one of my local results was all Conservative and the other was six-sevenths Conservative. But the UKIP candidates on the first all came bottom. And, for once, considering that I live in a Conservative safe seat, I actually felt like my vote counted.

I decided to go and see the Spooks film yesterday, to cheer me up. Then I realised that wouldn't work, so I went to keep myself awake and take my mind off things. It did, but it was depressing. It was good though. I liked that the main character was a 60 year old man - how many films can say that? And it had Harry being Harry, only without Ruth, even more so.

One of the things that depressed me was that they'd changed the Grid. I'd been watching series 10 to remind myself of the non-Harry and Ruth characters and in the film it has a completely different atmosphere. But then I watched some earlier series and it has a completely different atmosphere in those too. So it is very Spooks-like in that everything changes (except Harry).

I was going to say that watching older Spooks is less depressing because you can choose what to watch. So in series 10 I skipped all the Elena bits and both the deaths. And fell in love with Dimitri and watch series 9, minus the Lucas secret bits and deaths. But then I decided to go back to my favourite episode, I Spy Apocalypse. And now I'm depressed. It's such a good episode - I know it's not the end of the world, but it still feels like it.

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Election

Since the government gave me an election for my birthday, I am celebrating by staying up watching it. Well, I say staying up. I actually got back from choir when the polls closed, stayed up for ten minutes while I felt more tired, went to bed for three and a half hours and then got up. I need to go to bed before dawn, when it's harder to sleep. Usually I'd stay up until there was a result, but it really doesn't look like there'll be one. There should be one in my constituency by the time I go to bed, but I already know the result of that, I'm just waiting to find out the percentage of the vote my MP will get this time.

I voted before work, which was unexpectedly complicated. I knew I had two local elections as well as the general, but one of them involved choosing three from a reasonable selection, the other was seven from a very long list. Although I ran out of candidates who actually lived in the area and weren't Conservative or UKIP before I go to seven. The worrying part of it was the number of UKIP candidates who lived locally. I had a lot of UKIP leaflets. But they're counting the general tonight, and the locals Friday and Saturday, so it'll be a while before we have all the results.

I'm quite liking Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell on the Alternative Election Night. It never occurred to me before not to watch BBC1 (although in 1997 I watched the Election Night Armistice, which only went until 1.30am, but then I had school the next day).

If that's all incoherent and rambly, then it is 2.30am and my stomach has decided it's breakfast time.

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Remixing and staying at home

Today I was going to go to London for my official birthday (technically it's tomorrow, but I have work and Rotary tomorrow, plus who celebrates on a Tuesday? and I've always considered my birthday to be the May Day bank holiday anyway). I have felt crap all weekend (tired and dizzy), but I thought I was getting better and I'd go.

I walked ten minutes to find that the path to the station (that is on the other side of the train tracks from here) is closed (I know the road was closed, but not that the footpath was too). I went along to see if there was an alternative route nearby, but no. The alternatives were an hour long walk (ish) or a drive, but it would cost me £6 (in exact change, no notes) to park. I ended up needing to go towards home as I decided which and ended up going home. After a twenty minute walk I was dizzy and needed a lie down and I was just worn out from walking. Which is not normal from just a short walk. So I am staying home and resting instead.

I did sign up for Remix. Most excitingly is they've dropped the requirement for qualifying in certain fandoms - which means I can properly put SJA down :) You can put down seven fandoms you qualify to be remixed in. It only goes to show how multi-fannish I am that I had to leave some off the list. And I didn't even bother checking to see if I was eligible for New Who (I suspect I'm not). Remix being late this year means there'll be a short gap between that and [info]dw_remix but that's not the end of the world.

What I think would be fun to do is a Remix Chain - sort of like Chinese whispers with Remixes. So person A would write a story, the only person in the chain to read it would be person B, who remixes it. The only person in the chain to read B's story would be person C, who remixes that, without having seen A's story. And gso on depending on how many people you have. And at the end everyone gets to read all the stories. It would be interesting to see, at the end, how like each other any of the stories not next to each other in the chain are.

Is anyone interested in giving it a go? We'd have to agree fandoms and characters and rules (eg no minimum word count).

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