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19 January 2009 @ 10:05 am
extremely eclectic post  

Ted was morally superior this morning and got up and went to the gym. I, on the other hand, slept until the cats came and lay on me, and then slept some more. I’ll go do my pilates in a minute, but I feel kind of guilty. Especially since it’s not actually raining this morning, and I fear I’ve lost my only chance for getting outside when it’s not miserable.

…I wish people would put their twitters behind cut tags. I do not care about twitter. If I wanted to read twitters, I would join twitter. It would be fine if LJ would allow me to filter my flist for specific words, and that way I could just filter out the twitters, which would presumably make everybody happy.

It was not a writeful weekend. We did watch the rest of season one Sanctuary. Peter Wingfield is still incredibly gorgeous, and Sanctuary was a welcome relief after the latest BSG, Supernatural and Smallville (well, ok, Smallville is not the Hammer Of Angst that the other two shows are, but BSG has clearly been attending the GRRM/Joss Whedon school of writing (they have been all along, but Jesus *Christ*)). Assuming the CW doesn’t go under, I’m going to be heretical and say I kind of want a season 9 of Smallville, because a 9th season will allow them to finish season 8 in the best possible way it can be done.

I have some small hope of remembering to practice (which is to say, start over entirely with) the tin whistle today/this week. Somewhere round about last August I kind of went ‘why the hell did I stop practicing, I was doing so well /with/ the practicing’ and then I followed it up with ‘oh yeah, because I BROKE TWO FINGERS’. Around November I started being able to once more support weight with those fingers, although I can still crink them more easily than I like, but they’re certainly tin-whistle-okay. I wonder where I put the thing…

Every time I turn the computer on I get Bon Jovi’s “Dry County” stuck in my head, because I’ve got the rough draft cover for WALKING DEAD as my desktop background, and it’s got a tag line of “NO ONE’S GETTING OUT OF THERE ALIVE”. It took over a week for me to figure out *why* I kept getting that song stuck in my head.

…does anybody feel like upgrading WordPress for me? I’ll say nice things about you in the acknowledgements of a book…

Ooh, I finished the Sun Sword books. Really good. Fewer people died than I expected. I want to know what happens next. I’ll have to read the HUNTER books, and someday when they’re all out, the HOUSE WAR books (although I don’t really *care* about the formation of the Den. I just want to know what happens *next*.)

All right, this is not at all like doing pilates, much less writing. *slogs off*

miles to Dunharrow: 132.8

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Music: Bon Jovi: Dry County
Janne: Yzma Dear LJjanne on January 19th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
Ditto on the twitters. I like livejournal for having (more or less) coherent content of more than a linje at a time, as opposed to Twitter and Facebook. (Well, I am on twitter and facebook as well, but that's to keep up with peole who don't have LJ. Quality time, that's spent reading Livejournal :)
The Renaissance Manunixronin on January 19th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thirded. Contextless twittering is all but information-free. I regard twitter as blogging for the sound-bite generation.
dqg_neal: Cutedqg_neal on January 19th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Aye... My eyes glaze over when I see a Twitter post. I don't want to be bothered taking the time to try and understand it. I find it akin to trying to understand someone's IM chat while taking only every fifth IM.

kitmizkit on January 19th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
Well, I skip them, but it's a hell of a lot easier to skip an LJ cut entry.
dtm on January 22nd, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
You use firefox, yes? It may be possible for me to adapt my killfile greasemonkey script to auto-hide twitter posts. Let me look at your friends list to find an example of what those posts look like and see what I can come up with...
Michael Curry: altonmcurry on January 19th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Somewhere round about last August I kind of went ‘why the hell did I stop practicing, I was doing so well /with/ the practicing’ and then I followed it up with ‘oh yeah, because I BROKE TWO FINGERS’.

That's a good excuse for stopping practicing on the whistle. My excuse the past 9+ months has been my flute....

…does anybody feel like upgrading WordPress for me? I’ll say nice things about you in the acknowledgements of a book…

Well, the good news is that, in theory, once you're up to 2.7 Wordpress will be able to upgrade itself with the push of a button, so this should be the last time you have to deal with the more involved upgrade stuff. I say "in theory" because, since 2.7.1 hasn't come out yet, I haven't had to try out the new upgrade method.
Lady Doomlithera on January 19th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Yes about the Twitters.

Yes about the HOUSE WAR books.

We agree all the time, lady.
Charlotte: can't be goodcladdagh812 on January 19th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
I kinda want another season of Smallville, but that's mainly so I can continue staring mindlessly at Tom Welling and hoping his shirt will get torn off during an episode.

Umm. Did I just say that out loud? Oops.
kit: beinggoodmizkit on January 19th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
*laughs out loud* Rawr. :)
wednesday childewedschilde on January 19th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
i wanted peter wingfield as the new doctor.

and i think some of the twittering on LJ is done by an autofeed. i dunno if there's an LJ cut function to it. there should be. some people twitter all day. :::grins:::

okay i twitter on occasion. the cat twitters more than me.
kitmizkit on January 19th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Peter as the Doctor would have...*clears throat* I can't say in public. :)

Twitter has an autofeed you can set up to LJ, yes, but it can be set as an LJ cut. I know, because at least one person on my flist does that, for which I am eternally grateful.
wednesday childewedschilde on January 19th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
ah, then i shall thwap the people who give me those long ass lists :D :::grins:::


what? no peter wingfield as the doctor? you can't see him in a pair of worn jeans, converse sneakers and a red henley?
kitmizkit on January 19th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
No, no, you misunderstand. It would be good. :)
wednesday childewedschilde on January 19th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
:::grins::: OH... and maybe every once in a while with some gold-framed wire glasses. :::grins::::

taking a shower.

i think doctors need to take more showers :::nods:::

i can still blame cold meds, right?
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on January 19th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
I have always wondered about the people who named it Twitter, do they know what the word Twit means?
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kitmizkit on January 19th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Peter Wingfield
I was initially horrified because I thought it was just a mustache, but the goatee turned out to be quite delicious, yeah. Rawr. :)
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on January 20th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
Heeeey. I didn't realize Wingfield was in Sanctuary. I'll have to watch it now!

DeLongis is going to be in (or was just in) an episode of Leverage, sparring with Christian Kane. I'm looking forward to seeing that, too. :)
Kes Yocumkesmun on January 22nd, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
This is why I don't ship my Twitter feed to my LJ. Anyone who gives a rip about my tweets can go follow me on Twitter.