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I suddenly look prolific this month, but in fact I only wrote one thing and it's only 600 words. Lose a Boyfriend, Gain a Degree, which is Rachel and Allison (from Counter-Measures)'s first meeting (if you define that as having an actual conversation). I still hate the title, but it took me longer to come up with that than it took me to write the whole story.

I haven't got to the last two Poirots yet. I am planning to watch the last one followed by the penultimate, so it's not too sad. I am up-to-date on all the rest of the telly, though, which makes a change.

I can't get excited about the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. This is because there are too many things before it, namely my sister's hen night on Thursday and her wedding on Saturday(!). We have literally been waiting years for it and now I can't believe it's so close. This is assuming I get there - my sister's advice on how to find it was "you'll never find it". Mind you, she asked about not getting bored advice on long haul flights and I a) still get excited about being able to watch films on a plane and being brought food and b) take travel sickness pills that knock me out, so I struggle to stay awake for long enough to watch a whole film in the first place.

I did, however, watch The Science of Doctor Who on Friday evening and liked it. It was basically a lecture on relativity, so what's not to like? Although Brian Cox does give an entirely inaccurate idea of what a physics lecturer looks like. They are nearly all old, fat and bearded.

I have re-read all the Jedi Apprentice books. I can't tell you how much I'm not tempted by Jedi Quest. But now I must return to the pile of books I ought to have been reading.

Mirrored from my blog.


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Nov. 18th, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
Your sister has a nerve getting married on the 50th Anniversary. Even altariel managed to rearrange her baby's delivery date so she wouldn't miss it, lol.

I kind of feel the same way about not being excited - it's been hyped for so long, and here it is. And losing My Doctor so soon after- it's hurtful.
Nov. 19th, 2013 11:59 am (UTC)
She did say it was the only weekend they could make. And before I was ill I used to be out a lot more, so I was almost never in when Doctor Who was on, so I got used to watching it on a lazy Sunday morning and I think I prefer Doctor Who on a Sunday morning to a Saturday night. And it will be something to look forward to when I get back on Sunday morning.
Nov. 19th, 2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
We are Sunday watchers too since we get it on Amazon, not BBC America broadcast.

Best wishes to your sister!
Nov. 19th, 2013 12:34 pm (UTC)
A wedding would overshadow the anniversary just a bit; that's fair enough! I do hope it all goes well.

Although Brian Cox does give an entirely inaccurate idea of what a physics lecturer looks like. They are nearly all old, fat and bearded.

:lol: Not that I have much experience of Physics lectures, but it does remind me of certain teachers. (Though, to be fair, none of them were bearded, and we did have one absolutely not fat and completely female.)
Nov. 19th, 2013 01:06 pm (UTC)
All the physics lecturers at uni were old, fat and bearded, apart from two female ones and one man that had a moustache. But they'd also been like that at the three other universities I visited (or at least the ones I saw there were). And at work when the chairman said that he used to be a university lecturer I thought he fit the pattern - and then I found out it was physics he taught (and then he somehow ended up in a food sciencey sort of area, no idea how that fits with physics).
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