I delivered a paper last night; it went way better than I thought it would. Although it's based on one of my chapters, it comprised of a huge reshuffling of ideas and because of a slew of migraines I've been having lately I only really began working on it on Tuesday. It should have been a bit of a stinker. Instead, it was met with tolerable success and prompted a really interesting discussion afterwards.
That slew of migraines makes me wonder if I should get my eyes tested. I've spent the last couple of weeks in a haze of daily pounding light-sensitive headaches. It's not as much fun as it sounds.
The British Library is ace! Why had I stopped going there? What possessed me to think the cost of transport was justification? How is that possibly justification in the face of such fantastic productivity? I've put Matthew in charge of forcing me out the door the next time I try to flake out.
The last of my (self-imposed) mandatory reading list, Think Inc. by Adam Diment, came in the post last week. It is a. awesome and b. a really unexpected diversion from the rest of the series. Unfortunately Diment sort of disappeared after this one was published, which is such a shame. I wish he'd kept on writing.
We bought a rug! It's a great rug! It's chocolate and turquoise and is interestingly patterned! But it's not the size it claimed to be. Fighting with the merchant over who gets to pay for shipping it back.
We Lovefilmed Hot Fuzz last week and it is indeed as funny as I remember. I have to admit I wasn't sure it would be: we watched it at the Peckham Cineplex with a crowd that was awesomely in the mood for laughing, and that's infectious. I was a bit worried my memory of an awesome flick was in fact a memory of the feeling of being around so many people having a good time. But it's hilarious. I want to watch it again.
I've started knitting the Julia socks, which is the pattern I received in the Socktoswap, in the yarn I receifed in the Socktoswap. If you have never tried Sundara, DO IT! It's a beautiful thing.One of my cats has been nibbling on my aloe. Yeti, I'm looking at you. I hope it was tasty.
My friend from long ago who I met up with last week (who is lovely, by the way, we had a really fun time and I'm planning on introducing her to my favourite veggie hot spots across the city) has a fantastic new blog, Chairity Case. She's very modest, but I think it's awesome.