Monday, February 18, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

"Today, my friend, your diary entry will read: took a prozzie hostage and was shot by three armed bastards."

I <3 Gene Hunt.

Not much been happening that I can talk about - ND-able stuff has been taking up my time. Not having internet access at home sucks. Having more marking to do sucks. Not being able to concentrate for long enough to finish a webcomic more than three panels long in one go sucks. Life just generally is sucky. And not in a good way.

But Ashes to Ashes is fun, although not fantastic. And Gene Hunt is as sexy as ever, but with a hurt/worn down aspect to him that just makes you want to take him in your arms and make everything ok. Plus - he mooned in last night's episode! I can die happy now - I've seen Philip Glenister's naked bum.

I think that really is about all the news I have as well. Finished reading From Hell, which was good. My better half bought us Coomplete Adventurer and Complete Arcane as Valentine's Day gifts to each other. :D We both seem to be sleeping badly. Um....yeah. That's it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


This week we've been mostly busy with stuff I can't talk about. NDAs are wonderful like that.

Otherwise....not too bad, depression wise, although the GP was a bit reluctant to over-rule the psychiatrist and give me more drugs so I'm weaning myself off 'em and seeing how I cope without. Visited the Terror's future school, which is terrific and any doubts we might have had about it not being our first choice have been dispelled. They have a wonderful staff-student ratio with a full-time TA for each class as well as a teacher and the children all looked happy and engaged. Their policy of water freely available in the classroom makes wonderful sense and contrasts delightfully with my (long ago now) experience at school where wanting a drink was a nuisance to be discouraged. Avoiding dehydration makes children work better - who'd have thunk?

We've been without internet access at home for a week or so now thanks to dismal mismanagement by TalkTalk who tried to "upgrade" us to a package which included free broadband provision despite being told we weren't interested. The pathetic response to emails sent to them doesn't do much to make us change our mind and I'm tempted to start looking for a new telephone provider.

So back to looking at things I can't mention and getting ready for our first playtest session tomorrow. Woot!