Meanwhile I will keep myself strong by looking back over all the good things in the last few days.
I've managed to read a lot over my break, including the whole of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (thanks to ciphergoth for getting me the first one, unfortunately it was so good I had to buy the others instantly). I love it, although I am still working through some issues with the ending. Other books devoured include the 'new' Peter Wimsey book A Presumption of Death, which was better than I expected, even though I disapproved of it's being written, Yeats is Dead!, which is a surreal literary mystery collaboration of fifteen Irish writers, Sweet Poison by David Roberts, which tries and fails to resemble a Lord Peter mystery, and most of Evolving the Alien by Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart.
This weekend I nearly managed to buy a new phone, or rather, to trade my phone in for new phone and some money - monthly contracts must be worth a hell of a lot. Still trying to decide if a) I will ever use tri-band GPRS and Bluetooth (Zen geek question: what's to use of one Bluetooth device?) and b) whether I can be arsed learning hideous Motorola user interface in order to obtain these features plus a snazzy flip top such as Nokia don't seem to do. Will decide this week, I guess.
And the Mish was fun. I danced in giant boots both upstairs and down (amazingly caught a good patch of tunes downstairs including Therapy? and The Might Mighty Bosstones), gave gothtart a killer hamster which she seemed to find amusing, had a good chat with Bobby who I haven't seen at a club in aages, and enjoyed the company of pipistrelle and dragal23 to boot. And the cab we pre-booked turned up, so no walking home in icy conditions, which was a big plus.
And djm4 unexpectedly sent me the videos of Have His Carcase, which I'm deeply grateful for. It's one of the better Lord Peter Adaptations, and I had the pleasure of watching it with ciphergoth, who didn't know whodunnit (and I managed to avoid spoilering him).
And now I shall eat my lunch. Hurrah for January and many new kinds of low calorie food.