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Jun. 13th, 2012 10:10 pm
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In a Guardian article totally not related to Russia I saw a comparison that amused me to no end: "as democratic as a president Putin election victory". Putin has the nicest reputation all over the world.

*listening to the news some more* Migrant workers stole a wing of a crashed fighter jet. Which crashed three years ago. And lay unguarded on a military base. So now of course everyone's off to prosecute them for stealing such valuable stuff. I dunno, if it's so valuable, why not prosecute people who left it there for three years looking like stuff to be sold as metal scrap?

Also, are we going to war with Poland over football? Listening to the news you'd think we are... I hope not.

Also, I bought the collection of mystery and horror stories edited by Sayers on a library sale.

However, I am feeling musty, forgetful and brainless. Hope I'm not going to get a cold.

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Jun. 13th, 2012 01:50 am
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Today: so not my day.
From losing twenty minutes because I realized I forgot my wallet and had to go back to feeling vaguely achy and sniffly because of an extremely wet-almost-rainy day, to being unable to open LJ (I blame Putin). Also, started to read Jeremy Paxton's "The English" which my father gave me, and it feels vaguely annoying, but not quite enough to throw it away - but I still can't put my finger on the reason for annoyance.

Don't want to move. Want to spend tomorrow in bed with a bucket of tea and an engrossing book.

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Apr. 2nd, 2012 08:19 pm
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Sometimes I think that petty annoyances can make life worse than bad trouble (this opinion is, naturally, subject to change in times of big troubles; but with big trouble I am easily distracted by small niceties of life).

My back hurts - combination of muscle pulled someplace and rheumy-type shoulder pain; and usually I make myself feel better and easier by hot baths, but our boiler very inconveniently got broken. And the repairman is only coming tomorrow, and who knows how long it will take.

Arrrgh.

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Mar. 28th, 2012 03:57 am
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Politics make me depressed. The problems of the nearest and dearest get me depressed. Various health issues get me depressed. Certain corners of fandom get me depressed. In general dealing with people gets me depressed.

Can I go and live in a hidey-hole?

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Jan. 11th, 2012 06:09 am
taelle: (sad)
Oh god, why does Amanda Vickery's manner annoy me so much. She does stuff on such interesting topics, and yet I can barely watch her shows, and can't listen to radio programs, since there are no visuals to distract me.
Really most inconvenient.

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Nov. 29th, 2011 10:03 pm
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A fact that again became evident in the last two days: I am a control freak.

A biased opinion: I hate dealing with medics and with computer specialists for the same reason - they never listen. You tell them "everything was fine until X happened, after which Y and Z went out of whack", and they immediately tell you that X does not matter, all the symptoms you noticed also do not matter, and spend a lot of time running through algorhythms of their own. So I try to contact them only if I know precisely what's wrong - minimises lost time. "Hi, I have so and so broken, how do I fix it up?"
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I keep being amazed and annoyed by people who think Jane Austen (a) wrote chicklit; (b) wrote about people whose behaviour has absolutely nothing to do with how real people behave.

... but then, I've been getting more and more annoyed at people and generally misanthropic lately. To the point of having people migraines. Well, actually, stress migraines, the stress originating from having to be in contact with people for more than half an hour at the time, but ... the same thing.

Can I be a bear this winter? Also, Internet has plenty of annoying people: how do I hide from them?

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Nov. 10th, 2011 06:20 pm
taelle: (diary)
I am totally in hate with this world. EMS is being sloooooooooooow with my package (why is it that when I'm out of the city, a package from Japan takes 6 days to come and arrives when I'm still not back, and when I'm home and waiting, it's already 8 days, 3 of which are spent on local Customs office?), I can't sleep when I have time to sleep, my E-book takes more than 24 hours to recharge... Well, you know how it goes.

Had a fic idea yesterday, though. Silly and melodramatic fixit genderbender AU, and I'm not sure I'm writing it, and even if I do, I'm not sure I'm showing it to someone, but still. It amuses me.

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Oct. 1st, 2011 12:17 am
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Some dear people have this funny habit. They'd ask me 'What are you writing?', and when I say 'RPF about this and that' they reply with 'Oh, I can't read RPF, I don't like it/can't get into it/whatever'. ... I know you don't like RPF, okay? I've known you for several years and know you're not into it, and I'm not offering, so why? Or is it a clumsy way to say 'I'm sorry I won't be reading your fic'?

And I know why it's annoying to me - I am less and less able to bear repeats, circular arguments, being told things I was already told ten times. I think I'm getting less patient with age.

Anyway, I failed Ladies Big Bang, which is bad because unfinished things/failures depress me, but on the other hand I did get motivated to write at least some stuff, I just got too busy to finish it properly (and bogged down in the structure). I still hope to rework and finish it. And now I am wondering whether to try NaNoWriMo. I have an idea which I like (and some other people like it too), but I fail at plotting novel-length things. I fail at plotting in general, but I still want to try (and I also get annoyed at being told 'oh, if you're good at character studies and bad at plotting, leave the midi and maxi length alone and just write character sketches'. Maybe it's a childish reaction, but... Yeah, and as long as I'm speaking about it, it's also very annoying when you tell someone 'I started to do X which was interesting but had to leave it' and they tell you 'Maybe it's to the best, don't you think it was really not for you?')

Wow, I was going to write about writing, and suddenly I have a lot to say about being annoyed. Anyway, I was thinking that I'll try writing something every day in October, and then we'll see how it goes towards the end of October and whether I dare to try NaNoWriMo. And whether I can make a coherent outline out of my idea. I did once write a novella-sized thingie, even if I do not dare to reread it, so...

Also, I'm going to cross-post to LJ again, in case anyone there is reading, but I swtiched LJ commenting off, because I get a lot of comment spam there and not much else, and spam for comments depresses me a lot. Much more than no comments at all. So, commenting open only on DW (which should be possible through OpenID. I think)

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Apr. 21st, 2010 02:52 am
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Feeling really, really down. As in, nothing seems to give me pleasure, and I feel myself unnecessary, directionless and generally a waste of space.

So I spent the day cross-stitching: that's always good for seeing that you did do something. Empty space on fabric is no longer empty. I'd stitch some more but my arms are tired. Also, watched an episode from TV series about Ruth Rendell's Chief Inspector Wexford, tried to watch Doctor Who 5.03, but I saw the WWII eps from season 1 too recently to enjoy this. Also, read books - I keep hoping a really engrossing book would lift me out of this mood, but while I have some good books, none seem to be really gripping.

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Mar. 7th, 2010 02:20 am
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"I love all the old classic music. Bands like Take That, that my mum used to listen to." Pixie Lott

I was not aware of the existence of Pixie Lott until five minutes ago (I am still not sure what she does and not sure I want to know) but goodness, I do feel old right now.

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