|Willow (the_willow) wrote,|
@ 2009-05-27 20:49:00
|Entry tags:||about me, book series: harry dresden, food as medicine|
Things Of Personal Note (+Randomomania)
zvi is really really smart about doctors and functioning in the world of adult humans. I go pick up my revised prescription tomorrow.
Other news - first my ricotta had a red mark on it. Now my milk's gone off after two weeks. Either my fridge is no longer as cold as it was, or I got jacked this round of grocery shopping with stuff that wasn't dated far enough back.
It's kind of turned me off cooking - so delivery it will be.
Does anyone have any thoughts on making sure their books are covered by insurance? My prior therapist had mentioned asking specifically for certain coverage for my computers (which I tried to do), but then things got distracted with conversation about books needing inventory so they know precisely how much they cost.
And then there's stuff I read about how some things get a capped limit replacement value?
This grownup stuff is hard.
And oh wait. I've got salmon left, that's easy enough to make. I can treat myself tomorrow when I leave the house.[too hungry, ordered]
Also? Just realized my birthday cake is still in the fridge *facepalm* Apparently Willow loves the Cheesecake, Willow just can't even eat a whole one, even a small one, all by herself. I realize the same little mischief makers who had me ordering the slightly larger one, may have had me missing the package in the fridge.
Now we all know better. Two or three slices or Cheesecake Icecream (hmm, Marble Slab).
Other randomness: Manufacturing consent : the political economy of the mass media. I borrowed that, haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Also lost track of two YA books I'd borrowed. Zvi wanted to read them and put them on my bookcase after looking through them. Problem? I don't look for library books on my bookcase. Out of my system? Out of sight.
Have read: Jim Butcher's Turn Coat. I... have no words for the consequences of the ending as pertains to a particular character I am known to adore. On the one hand it's a trope. On the other hand, I care about said character enough that I'm 'Awwh hell!'. I'm hoping, maybe said character will have a bump in with a suddenly walkon Susan come next book, and there will be conversation as they have much in common (or used to).
I really adore how much I've come to care about Harry Dresden. A friend of mine pointed out to me that one aspect of his characterization meant she couldn't continue the series. But it's that aspect that I liked the most, for how it was acknowledged and how it was often plot relevant as to 'things are gonna get you, Harry Dresden'. No doubt one day Butcher will open his mouth and I'll have a Bujold fan moment, again. But I really liked the psychological threads of Harry's persona and how those threads change his personal tapestry as he matures and puts them in perspective. It's something I can really relate to.
I sincerely hope, in fact, when my brain stops going "Fiction writing time now - Meta on hold" that I can manage that in my own work. Also it's cheering to me immensely to read modern/contemporary (vs 'urban') fantasy fiction where there are fades to black and yet mature handling of sexuality. There have been many premises that have intrigued me over the years, but they were set in Paranormal Romances and heavens help me cause I want to pitch that whole section somewhere, while roaring.