Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Forty days: Pt 24

I'm reaching the point in this four day weekend when 'lovely, cosy, peaceful' shades into 'demented, eye-popping cabin fever'. Even the pumpkins have gone feral.


Also, there is no nagging left in the world because it has all come out of my mouth today (to little avail). Achievements today were minimal: no one wanted to see Interstellar (fine by me) so we had steak and chips and played a shamefully bad game of Scrabble (I lost) and I experimented with a new cookie recipe (dear Felicity Cloake, no one plans to make cookies SEVENTY TWO HOURS in advance. At the very best, they make double dough and leave half of it, but even that is frankly improbable). There was also some light squabbling and a surfeit of telly.


This cheesecake eclair was good though and I am enjoying current book (this) and the sun was beautiful, low in the sky and soft and nothing like November.




Speaking of books, tomorrow I can procrastinate no longer and must get back to writing mine after a financially necessary hiatus. This prospect is making me sweat lightly and queasily. Whenever I leave it for a while and come back, I must spend three days in bleak despair and embarrassment contemplating my own shortcomings, so that is the plan for the rest of the week, interspersed with some light corporate editing tasks.

The bleak despair looks like this, usually:


.. but with less taupe matchiness and instead of being in a cosy faux-sheepskin bed, I am curled up in the hole under my desk trying to work out if I can convincingly edit five years out of my life.

I am going to London for this cheery event tomorrow, thankfully, leaving a trail of logistical chaos behind me. The last time I created a similar logistical rat's nest, I compounded it all by leaving my phone in a taxi. I will try my very hardest not to do that this time.

I am mainly, I find, waiting for the next episode of Serial. What other podcasts should I listen to in the meantime to keep my impatience to a low simmer?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Serial is so good, I'm sad that I can't binge listen.

Strangers is my other podcast addiction: http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/strangers Start with the Love Hurts series, it's amazing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for mentioning Serial, though I did fleetingly wished you hadn't, as I lost nearly an entire day to it, when I should've been working. The prospect of developing another anti-work addiction beckons.
Gekoski's book also looks interesting, I read his other books and liked them. BTW, have you read anything by Laurie Colwin? -if not, I think you'd enjoy it. Anna Maria

Waffle said...

Anon - Ooh, thank you. Downloading.

AM - I am enjoying the Gekoski, he's got a lot of gentle humour and erudition and the subject is so, so fascinating. I haven't read any Laurie Colwin and will rectify this forthwith.

Mrs Jones said...

I am halfway through Serial - it is utterly fab. As for other podcasts, have you tried Welcome to Night Vale? Imagine Lake Wobegon Days written by Stephen King. Might not be to your taste though...

All the episodes are here - http://podbay.fm/show/536258179

Scunder said...

http://gu.com/p/438t5/stw

The Curmudgeon said...

Sawbones! Sawbones is the best! Also Savage Lovecast, the Moth, Ask Me Another, and Bowery Boys (if you're into urban history, otherwise no.)

SUEB0B said...

Now I feel inadequate, compared to all of your other readers and you, who love Serial. I get lulled to sleep by the voices and lose track of the story.

Anonymous said...

Maybe enter the pit of despair that is internet "dating" with "Why oh Why" via wfmu? http://wfmu.org/playlists/LK
Pretty fun.

Thank god I managed to reproduce pre-internet and am now fine enough with my luddite and solitary ways not to feel pressed to re-mate via the internet.

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