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06 February 2009 @ 10:34 am
a good mail day  

Well, this has been a good mail day. I got an Amazon order *and*, utterly unexpectedly, a copy of DRAGON IN CHAINS, by Daniel Fox/moshui for review & potential quotage when it goes back to print. Having read some of Daniel’s work before, I’m pretty confident of liking this, and looking forward to reading it. Yay! (If I keep it up at this rate I’m not going to have to buy any books this year. I got Juliet McKenna’s splendid IRONS IN THE FIRE earlier this year (must send her editor a quote on that) and I’ve gotten an urban fantasy and now Daniel’s book! Excellent!)

This somewhat makes up for a perfectly wretched swim this morning. I only did 1000 meters, which is hardly worth getting wet for, in my opinion, but the pool was a hideously warm 30 degrees C, which is like swimming in bath water. Gah. I pled my case to the leisure centre people, but they said people whinge about the pool being 30 degrees, much less colder (my not-very-politic reaction to that was–although I didn’t say it out loud–was “Keep your damned kids out of the water until they can cope, then”). Usually it’s 29, which is about as warm as one can reasonably (and I use the word adviseably) swim laps at. I’d think the swim team would be grateful if they kept it below 30, too, though. I’m not the *only* distance-swimming freak in town.

ytd km swum: 13.8
miles to Dunharrow: 189.2
ytd wordcount: 39,500

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: bitchybitchy
kitmizkit on February 6th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
That is indeed the temperature *I* would like it to be at. That's great for lap swimming. It *is* cold for kids to be splashing around in, and like most pools this one's primary purpose is family recreation, so I know I'm not going to have a pool nearly as cold as I'd like. But really, 30 degrees is just too goddamned hot for lap swimming, and I wish they'd make a *small* concession to those of us who do it.

I am deeply envious of your multiple pools. :)
Alix (Tersa): Swimming3 (tersa)tersa on February 6th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Obviously, you need to come swim with ME at a pool geared towards competitive swimming. ;)
kitmizkit on February 6th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Obviously I do!

Actually, one of the ways I've been keeping myself entertained during my swims is imagining swimming with you. :)
Alix (Tersa): Swimming1 (tersa)tersa on February 7th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)

You'd kick my ass though, you know. :)
kitmizkit on February 7th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
Probably, but we'd both get a good workout out of it. :)