State of Me

Jul. 3rd, 2011 10:39 pm
dc: The Doctor looking out from Laurel & Hardy film (fez)
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The past month or so seems to have been a string of hospital appointments, either for me or taking my mother. (She has a respiratory  clinic this week, slightly bad timing but we should at least find out what's happening with the lesion found by chance last year.) It's been quite fatiguing. My payback/recovery period after exertion has definitely deteriorated, This is a pain. I've still been getting out when possible, but it's been harder work.

After Eastercon, I thought I would read some of David Weber's stuff, and I think I am with [ profile] pogodragon (I think it was) who said that having met him she wished she liked his books better. But they are unchallenging reads (if you can swallow the chunks of right wing politics) which are good enough for occupying train journeys.

Talking of train journeys, the new route linking the North Clyde Line through to Edinburgh (so you can get on at Partick or Queen St. Low Level and go through to Haymarket or Waverley via Airdrie, Bathgate and Edinburgh Park) is rather useful. It takes longer (from Queen St.) than the direct shuttle service from the main platforms, maybe 15 minutes longer, but at off peak times it is much quieter, so despite it being more basic it's actually more pleasant than the crammed coaches of the main service.

By the way, if you are in Edinburgh and you like chilli, Illegal Jack's is the place to go. Best chilli ever. It's better than mine. It's on Lothian Road, just across from the Odeon.

Oh, and I have discovered a new indicator of extreme fatigue: when you are having difficulty holding a Kindle...

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Date: 2011-07-04 08:09 am (UTC)
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I've only read one Weber so far. I liked it, but I still haven't gotten around to trying any more, so I guess it wasn't in the top league for me.

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Date: 2011-07-05 12:59 am (UTC)
weofodthignen: selfportrait with Rune the cat (Default)
From: [personal profile] weofodthignen
Good to hear from you again; all the best to your mother, but you really need to rest!


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Date: 2011-07-04 08:20 am (UTC)
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I definitely said that about Mr Weber, he was such an ace guest that I'm really sad that I just don't like his books very much (I've read one, I don't feel inclined to read more, there's too much Must Read stuff in the world)

About Sunday - I think I'm going to have to be a bit last minute on that as we're doing the 6+ hour drive of doom on Saturday. But I'll keep in touch!

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Date: 2011-07-04 08:47 am (UTC)
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Kind of thought that about Sunday! ;)

I am finding the books a bit like I used to Star Trek novels — light, don't involve the brain much, good for travel reading or when the brain's not fully online.

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