Purple Rabbits (purplerabbits) wrote,
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On the twelfth day of Christmas

I am back at work. Joy. Thanks to my efficient and charming co-workers I didn't have an inbox full of outdated invitations to go to the pub, exhortations to take coloured paper our of the photocopier when you've finished with it etc etc. Thanks to various other snags, snarls and entanglements, though, I also do not have a finished training guide. Grrr. Still, new funding has been awarded (finally) at a somewhat more realistic rate, so my job is safe and I can afford to hire people to stuff the training guide mailout when it does eventually arrive.

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.
Tags: books, partying, update
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