Now on mile 47, day 3 of the hobbits’ journey, not yet at Famer Maggot’s:
A deep-banked stream below the hill cuts across their path. Looking back, they see a Black Rider on the hillcrest where they had camped. They force through the bushes alongside the stream.
I started walking to Rivendell ages ago, but stopped for some reason. I think I just got behind adding up my distance. Got a new pedometer that uploads steps/distance/etc to the computer, so it’s doing the adding for me.
So starting again, as of 3/1/10. 20 days on, I’m 35 miles into it. On (or beside) the Stock Rd, just after hiding in the hollow from the Black Rider.
(Black Rider, © John Howe)
Finding this even harder going than Quicksilver. Tempted to give up sometimes, but I thought Quicksilver was worth it, so…
Have watched season 2 of BSG, season 5 of Babylon 5 and season 1 of House.
I don’t think we have any more tv series to watch now, just films, but I’m going to get a bunch more.
New films bought since last entry: Labyrinth and Blade Runner.
Most recent reads:
Heroes, Vol 1
Runaways Vol 1
Within the last couple of months:
Buffy Season 8 Vol 1 & 2
Death Note Vol 1 (noticing a trend here with the Vol 1s?)
Ai Yori Aoshi Vol 1
Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (not by Neil Gaiman :-) )
Borrowed to read:
Dark Knight Returns – I read this years ago, and want to re-read
Will buy from a friend soon:
A manga version of Hamlet
Something by Will Eisner
Jar of Fools
Most looking forward to reading:
Runaways Vol 2
moved monitor a couple of days ago. Much better! Easier on my eyes too.
A bunch of books have been packed away pending a move. This makes the remaining books look much more achievable!
My monitor has ended up in a particularly bad-for-posture place. Must clear space for it in a better place and move it.
It was over 250 this morning (probably about 267). I’ve got it down to 220 now, and trying to get it down further.
I haven’t tracked my distance in over a year. If I do this again, I’ll start from 0.
Borrowed (from DB) and read “Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere” – the graphic novel of his novel. By Mike Carey and Glen Fabry.
Read the Stupidest Angel, which I thought was a loan from Silja, but turned out to be a bookcrossing book.
Borrowed a design book from gothwalk.
I’d previously given up cheese, chocolate and alcohol, which helped. Most recent food to cut out is tea, which helped a lot. Still getting them, but less often, and lasting less time.
I’ve done more lessons, got more practice. Still need more, esp with changing down gears when turning corners and manoeuvres like reversing round corners and turn abouts. I get quite confused with steering when reversing.
Yesterday’s. Click through to flickr, then move your mouse over the items to see what they are and what’s my excuse for buying them.
Stuff bought last month. My main excuse is that I was in London. Click through to flickr to see a run down of what’s in the photo. I also bought two punches (since used) that I forgot to put in the photo.
I’ve bought and used some calligraphy markers. They’re handier. I used cartridge pens before. I had tried markers previously, but these new ones are better quality.
The ATC I mentioned in the previous entry:
And another one done since:
(1/43 and 2/43)
Still pretty much just reading bookcrossing books, but today and yesterday I read two manga books I’ve had for a while, Death Note and Ai Yori Aoshi. I want the second volume of both of them now. Oh well!
Finished miniseries (bought since last entry) and season 1 of Battlestar Galactica. Loved it.
Finished whatever we had of CSI – either all of, or half of season one.
Got House from a friend and have watched about four episodes. Appeals in the same way as CSI – intelligent, competent people solving puzzles.
Bought the complete Buffy set for re-watching and Bladerunner. Watched first two episodes of Buffy.
I’m getting quite a bit of practice in these days.
I haven’t had a lesson for a while. I’ll book one as soon as I know I’m free to leave the house. IE, when the plumber has been and fixed the various issues we have.