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Doc says I don't have cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration and my vision is just as good as it was two years ago. Also, while waiting for the atropine to dilate my pupils, I wandered down to the PX in the basement of the VA medical center and found one of these Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker on sale for $29.99. Of course I bought it*. :) Unfortunately, the rain that's been dripping on Washington disappeared while I was having my eye exam and the sun emerged to fry my rods & cones on the drive home, since I hadn't brought my sunglasses; fortunately, for once the traffic on 395 South didn't suck and I was home quickly.

Other than that it's been a pretty dull week so far. I've been doing linkagery and smacking trolls at The Other McCain, successfully getting my diet and schedule back under control, and waiting for a job offer to come along.

While waiting, I have of course been playing EVE, and also rediscovering the dubious joys of Graduation, which I am every bit as bad at as I am at EVE. Actually, worse, since I haven't played Graduation in, what, ten years? Anyway, it's not a dating sim and not at all hentai, but it's pretty damn hard to figure out. It was on sale for $1.99, and I've already had at least that much fun out of it.

I've also been getting some reading done; nothing new except for Do the Work, which is available for free for your Kindle. This is a useful guide on how to kick your own ass and get it in gear, and if you're having problems getting a project done, maybe you should take the time to read this. It seems to me that the book is primarily aimed at writers, but I think the lessons it has to offer apply equally well to starting businesses and other, more small-scale things. Recommended.

Also recently acquired: Ladytron's Best Of 00-10, which is an excellent collection of music by one of the odder electronic/dance bands out there, and Wings Greatest, which I admit to buying just for "Jet", "Junior's Farm". and the original "Live And Let Die", which latter song I frankly like better than the Guns N' Roses remake.

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harvey_rrit
May. 18th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
I freely stipulate that hearing paul McCartney sing is better than hearing Axl Rose pass a kidney stone.

That being said, the song has gloomy associations for me; it was the theme for the first James Bond movie I ever got to see in its entirety, and that was the one in which Roger Moore took his first shy at playing the part of Sean Connery.

It was also the first movie where I liked the bad guy better than the hero because the bad guy wasn't an idiot.
wombat_socho
May. 19th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
Meh. I lost all interest in the Beatles in the divorce, and it took me a while to remember that McCartney had made some decent music after breaking up with the Fab Four. Now, mind you, I like Guns N' Roses just fine most of the time, and their version of "Live And Let Die" is okay by me, but I like the original better. Kind of like the difference between the original "Diamonds And Rust" by Joan Baez and the Judas Priest remake. Both good, but the original is better.

None of the Bond movies left enough of an impression on me to remember after all this time, except that I still remember feeling weird seeing Roger Moore playing Bond after seeing him play Simon Templar for so many years.
(Anonymous)
May. 21st, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
Ha! Yes, he was always "the saint" to me too - seemed odd and out
of place as bond. Connery was, I think, the only bond who would kill
in cold blood; the rest all seemed very quickly to catch the politically
correct thing, and become a McGiver with a million ways to incapacitate
humanely.... what is a 00 FOR if not the one person in the structure who
by head of gov/royal decree is above the need for the political nicety?

doug
wombat_socho
May. 21st, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's true...I blame it on Hollywood's need to have Bond be a more sympathetic hero instead of the fellow he was in the books. Connery is closer to the book version, but not 100% there either. I haven't seen any of the Bond movies since Roger Moore stopped playing the part, so idk about Daniel Craig or Pierce Brosnan.
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