January 31st, 2009


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shopping for running kit. Could do with socks (see previous posts), and considering a new long sleeve hi-viz wicking top.

because, you know, not being mown down by cars is pretty high on my Things To Do list.

very tired. Washing machine decided to go BEEPbeepBEEPBEEPbeep at 12:30am, and started flashing F:18 at me.

Reasoning that it was some kind of error code rather than an attempt to communicate a long-held wish to become a US fighter aircraft, it prompted a search for the instruction booklet.

Which I'd handily not filed anywhere remotely useful.

Luckily I have TEH INTERWEB and this morning successfully worked out that F:18 translates to "LB left a hair clip in her pocket, and I et it. Please to be removing it from my drain, kthxbye"

Books of 2009: Un Lun Dun. Dear lord, that was fabulous. More. I want more.

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K's brother and his wife (well, mainly his wife) have had a baby boy, their second.

yay for new nephews!

I keep wanting to refer to R as my sister-in-law, but she's not, is she? J is my brother-in-law (as he's K's brother), but is she relegated to brother-in-law's wife?

Seems unfair.

anyhoo. *bounce*

books of 2009

1. Halting State, by Charles Stross
2. A Study In Scarlet, by Arthur Conan Doyle
3. Un Lun Dun, by China Mieville

As recommended to me by nextian.

I absolutely *loved* this book. Echoes of Neverwhere, Pratchett and Jasper Fforde, and jam-packed with ideas. It's aimed at the YA market, but don't let that put you off. A cracking read.

caitirin and boliviafang, I particularly think you two would enjoy this.

I give it 9/10