June 15th, 2005

dead wombat

My name...is EEYORE!

I'm not quite as miserable as I was last night, but instead I have this horrible apathetic Blah which has settled in for the day. I have a CD to mail out, but I Don't Care. I have about five pages of writing to do to wrap up the Reading class, all of which are due tonight, and I don't care about that either. I'm all about sitting in my corner of the swamp under the eternal overcast in my head and doing nothing for as long as possible.

I suppose the thing to do at this point is rummage through my CD carrier and find some raging metal stuff or some perky shiny happy Hayashibara stuff. Something to change the mood, anyway, because I really need to get a number of things done today aside from staying focused on the dieting. I have a bad tendency to chow down when I'm depressed, which really doesn't do anything to help.

UPDATE: Well, I found some Cracker in the CD case, which is happy-making enough. Finished most of the writing for tonight's class and I can plausibly slough off the rest until later in the week...sometime. Think I'm going to plead illness and go home early tonight.
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    Jin-Roh OST - Blue Clouds
the mark

"The name is Sharpe. Richard Sharpe."

I have long been a fan of Bernard Cornwell's Napoleonic War novels about Richard Sharpe, which I fell in love with after seeing the BBC production of Sharpe's Rifles some years ago on KTCA. (I still think they should have had someone like Brian Blessed playing Sergeant Harper, but you can't have everything.) Imagine my great pleasure at seeing The Sharpe Companion the other day at B&N! Written by Mark Adkin, the book is chock-full of maps, historical and sociological sidebars, and an extensive glossary to accompany the well-written text that takes you to the historical battles that are the McGuffins for Sharpe's many adventures. Unfortunately for me, this section of what is obviously a multi-volume work covers the novels that deal with Sharpe's rise to the officer ranks in India during the various colonial wars that ultimately resulted in India's unification under the Raj. Fortunately for me, HarperCollins is publishing those novels in mass market format instead of the awkward Penguin imports/trade paperbacks the later novels were brought out in, so I can add some more excellent books to the collection without completely bankrupting myself. Yay!
  • Current Music
    Cracker - St. Cajetan
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