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17 January 2008 @ 07:53 pm
small good things  

Thanks to Sammy and Myles, I have a new (old) computer with a functioning motherboard and power supply unit. Ted, ongoing Hero of the Revolution, is setting it up. Or, um, at least he’s upstairs swearing, which I assume is an integral part of setup. It would be if I were doing it, certainly.

Thanks to Captain Lucy, Ted and I caught the first episode of Torchwood season 2 last night. There was plenty of gleeful fanboy squeeing and laughing and foot-kicking. *happy*

Thanks to burningwhisper I discovered that the X-Men comic I was convinced was a Jim Lee comic between #1-7 of the Adjectiveless X-Men was in fact UXM 297, and by somebody other than Jim Lee. Apparently I started reading X-Men earlier than I realized.

I *did* go to the gym today (and undid any good it did by eating an enormous bucket of popcorn at the movies), but it made me cranky because there were eleven hundred (or possibly seven) other people there, and I couldn’t use all the machines I wanted to when I wanted to, and they had the music in the aerobics studio up stupidly loud so it could be heard in the rest of the gym, but I wanted to use the damned studio, so I went in and turned the music down some, and when I came out they’d gotten the hotel to turn on the music in the rest of the room, and *it* was stupidly loud. I think I shall either have to go earlier or later, because grr.

But then I walked off my grump with a really long walk, almost six miles, and met Ted for a cup of coffee (well, he had coffee, I had very nice hot chocolate) at the cafe next to the movie theatre, which may now be my favorite cafe. Not only do they have thirty-two, count ‘em, thirty-two, kinds of hot chocolate, but they *also* have ROOT BEER! ZOMG! I haven’t drunk it yet, but ZOMG ROOT BEER! It’s German! I’m all interested to see how it is! (God I’ll be disappointed if it’s terrible.) Anyway, it’s a nice toney little cafe with comfortable seats and not-too-loud music, so I think between that and the 32 types of hot chocolate I’ve probably found myself a new editing hangout.

And we went to see “Charlie Wilson’s War”, which was really good.

Pretty good day, really.

ytd wordcount: 21,700
miles to Minas Tirith: 36.7

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
Alix (Tersa): Toast--face close-up (tersa)tersa on January 17th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
I want 32 different kinds of hot chocolate. My pantry is envious!
kitmizkit on January 17th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm kind of in awe. There are several I won't try, because they involve hazelnuts or amaretto, and I cannot abide either, but there are, I don't know, like twenty-five kinds worthy of exploration!
Alix (Tersa): OMG SQUEE (iharthdarth)tersa on January 17th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
Do you like chiles? Spicy? I really should send you some Chuao Spicy Maya. Or maybe Abuela (which is not spicy, just chocolate). Those are expensive habits to get into....but well worth it. :)
kitmizkit on January 17th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
I do like Mexican hot chocolate. Perhaps we need a chocolate exchange! :)
wednesday childewedschilde on January 17th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
sobs...i want captain jack! ::shakes fist at bbc america:::
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wednesday childewedschilde on January 17th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
yeah i think so too.
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on January 18th, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
Saturday the 26th, according to my local cable thing. BBC-A.
Big Ferretbigferret on January 17th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
I'm shocked you found root beer. I know you are in Ireland, but all of my British friends find root beer the most foul thing evah.
kitmizkit on January 17th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
So do any of the Irish it's come up in conversation with. I think it's an acquired taste. :)
Big Ferretbigferret on January 17th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
I am glad it is one I have acquired. I love root beer for a nice treat!
Mary Annepers1stence on January 17th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
It's the worst time of year to be a gym-going regular -- The first week after the holidays, people are still in recovery mode. And then for the next month or so, the gym is packed with everyone who has made a New Year's resolution. then the gym crowd lightens up a little.