Bits and Bobs

Reading: For the first week this year, I haven’t managed to read a new prose book this week. I’ve run out of stuff to read, and there’s not much in the shops to excite me at a casual glance. Patriot Acts and Crooked Little Vein ought to arrive in about a month, and I seem to recall there’s a new Brookmyre due soon as well, but other than that, nada. Might have to pop to Borders on Saturday morning and rummage around the non-ficiton for a bit. Anyone recommend me anything interesting to read?

Food: Ate dinner at Petrus the other week. Can’t say enough good things about it. Also ate at Andrew Edmunds again, possibly my favorite restaurant in Soho – both times Ewa and I have eaten there, it’s been completely splendid.

Nerd: I’ve cancelled my Warcraft and City of Heroes accounts. I don’t expect I’ll magically acquire a life now, or anything, but since I hadn’t used them in months, it seemed foolish to keep paying for them.

Lardy Bastard: Haven’t been skating this week, which is slightly annoying. Nor have I been out on the bike in ages. Must really make the effort to get back into serious and regular exercise now that the rain may have let up for a bit.

Music: Two promising gigs (Flipron, Amanda Palmer) on tomorrow night, and I’ll be at neither of them, having a prior social commitment.

Vile Nostalgia: Transformers: The Movie (the 80s cartoon) is on ITV 4 right now. Optimus Prime has just transformed for his fight with Megatron. Suddenly, I’m 8 again. I expect to be weeping buckets shortly.

Booze: Bought another case of wine this morning. My parents, as a belated birthday gift, agreed to go halves with me on a case of my favourite Australian red.

And that’s the news.

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