Since my ankle is finally in much better shape than it used to be, and so I’m able to go out and take photographs again. Though I’m still not back up to full mobility, I can, in fact, leave the path and stand in the grass to take pictures of things.
My favorite willow at the part for being so knobbly and easy to climb on.
Like this. It’s not the best picture I’ve taken, no, but I like shots like these. Landscapes and photos of plants and animals. They have a vastly different charm than what we see all the time in reality, so I like to capture them.
I think I’ll probably try to do two or three photos a week at least, although I don’t know how well that’ll work…
It’s getting hot again, and I’m actually starting to wear short sleeves without any shirts under them.
It’s a little weird to actually be going around outdoors without at least a long sleeved shirt, since I started wearing them again in September, and it just wasn’t consistently warm enough combined with my sudden lack of going outside all the time to really be sitting around in short sleeves, so I’m not used to having my arms exposed so much.
Ah well, I suppose I’ll get used to it again. And I’ll start wearing my skirts without pants too. That’ll be nice.
Clearly physical therapy has done more than build up better muscles in my legs, it should not take me four tries to type out my password without making a typo.
In addition already, I seem to be incapable of writing the paragraph tags correctly. Fun!
But at least I have a lovely mix of This Day Aria to listen to, a symphonic metal remix. Yes, I am a fan of the show. It’s a good show, it has good ideas and meanings, a very good mix of female characters, none too perfect or glurgy and it’s got some incredible songs.
And this one is probably the best.
It is from the last episode of Season two, so watch out for spoilers, but it’s a song that’s pretty unusual as songs go. It’s a duet between a princess and the villain who has taken her form. And it’s the same person using the same voice for both of them, but it’s pretty easy to tell just by listening who’s who, right? That would be because she is very good at using different inflections and tones that match the characters who are using the voice to make them sound distinct without changing. It’s pretty awesome.
Anyway though, it’s one of the most popular songs in the fanbase in general, and it has many many remixes. My favorites are a remix, and a remix.
And they’re fun to listen to, and head bang too. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t doesn’t like them yet, though I’m sure I just haven’t tested them out on a large enough group yet.
It’s a fun song, a good song, and the one that probably stands best on it’s own.
I’m sick. Quite sick. Sick enough that I was up till almost three because my nose wouldn’t stay unplugged long enough that I could fall asleep.
And my foggy head seems to be stuck on the moon. I was listening to Sarah Brightman’s album La Luna all this morning, and now to Hatsune Miku’s Goddess of Spring which has a video of the singer playing a harp under the full moon.
My head hurts too much to write or code. We will see if it hurts too much to do anything else
Today I remembered that I actually have a Nook, after about oh…five months not actually reading it, and the first thing I had to do was charge it for about three hours. Oops!
Now I don’t really remember all that I have on there, but a few of the things that I put on there were some of the old fanfics from the X fandom that I love, and having talked to all but two of the authors (their stories are on a defunct website that I have to pull up on the wayback machine) about it, I know that it’s okay.
So I had to add the newest update of one of the longer stories, one that’s been in progress since 07, and trust me, that’s actually a pretty short time for some of these stories. The X fandom is known for writing some really long stories, and it’s been around as long as I have, so there are stories that have been in progress since 1999 and such (inside joke, kinda) and still not finished, cause it’s almost an unforgiving medium to be writing in.
And now that I’ve put the newest update of the longer story on my Nook, it’s making me want to go back and reread Tokyo Babylon and X again, which means that I need to actually get to a bookstore and purchase the big collections of the latter, since I’m missing parts of the series in my collection, and while I could read it on the internet, it’s just not the same as holding the book.
No, I’m not able to put weight on my ankle yet, that’s a different story.
It has definitely been a while since I bothered to log in and write a blog post- which I can tell by the number of spam comments I got. My fault entirely, I just haven’t bothered to log in and do the work properly.
Today, I made a Github and posted some of my Ruby code. I love working in Ruby, it’s like building a puzzle, where all of the pieces make sense as you put them in. Puzzles are wonderful too, maybe I’ll build one this weekend if I can find a way to get one down from the attic.
I’ve been tempted to go back and reread Deerskin again. It’s an incredible book, if heavy and dark, and painfully realistic. I wish there were more books like it, ones that I could curl up with and read for an afternoon.
It’s been raining a lot. I love the rain, but it’s a cold rain, and it seems to seep into my bones and makes it harder to wake up in the morning. I’m tired, and a little scatterbrained today.
There are so many things I want to write about in detail, but they require more focus than I have right now. Singing, The Path, Deerskin, many things.
I suppose I should close this off and get back to working on other things, get some progress done. And I’ll come back to writing again. I need to write, I really do.
Or, Miranda feels like absolute shit due to being very sick.
So yesterday, when I wrote my post, I had a mild headache and a bit of a sore throat. That was around two or so. By the time it was six, I had a painful deep chest cough and aches all over, so I lay down on the futon in the downstairs, in a nice, quiet room where I was left alone.
Then around eight, I went upstairs, my head started spinning, and I had to go and vomit. Painfully. For about ten minutes. Where there was a lot of dry heaving involved cause I didn’t have anything left to vomit up after the first minute.
Needless to say, I felt pretty miserable.
So I went to bed at eight thirty, was asleep by ten, and slept till seven thirty.
I have been feeling better today, I’ve only had the aches and coughs, but I am definitely sick. Which sucks. But what can you do?
It snowed very heavily today. Thick and wet and fast. I shoveled at five- my work is probably all undone by now, it was snowing so thickly.
At least the snow is a comforting blanket for the other thing that happened today- one of my father’s elderlyish cats passed away today. That cat was around in my life for eleven and a half years, and it’s hard to believe that he’s gone. So many hallmarks of my childhood..fading away. But I guess that’s life…
I don’t know what to write about. There’s not much to say. But it’s been several days, so I’m doing it anyway.
I’m tired. I always am, nowadays. I don’t know why, it doesn’t make sense. Maybe there is something wrong. Maybe.
Youngest brother is tromping about the living room, bored and waiting to go to the living room. He’s already ready to go out the door, it’s just too cold to keep waiting outside.
Yesterday I watched Possession with my mom. It was a fun time, I really enjoyed the movie and the time with her.
I’ve started up an estrogen brigade game on my Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. I’ll only have two men on it- the class that does not have girls at all, and the lord. Otherwise, all girls. They are powerful, and devastating against the other enemies.
I can’t think of anything else…
Shame on me, I forgot to actually post this yesterday.