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16 November 2011 @ 03:03 pm
I have many things that need to be done urgently, some of which involve going for a walk up to Newtown. However, this is the weather radar, the system seen is currently moving to the east:

If you draw a straight line between the Sydney and Sydney Ap squares and then look at a point level with Randwick, that is Erskineville. Newtown is 500m up the hill, to the west. I suspect that I will be better off finishing up my story on pets in gardens this afternoon.

In other news, my physio pointed out today that one of the reasons the tendons in my foot hate me so much is that I have a mild case of permanently extended big toe, which is known as cockup deformity. FINALLY medical science names something appropriately!
bk7brokemybrain: smirk ARbk7brokemybrain on November 16th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
Heee! She said 'cock'!

Holy hell that's a lot of water.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 16th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
Cock is SUCH a great word!

And yes, it's just started to come down, so in retrospect I might have made it back in time, but it looks as though it will be consistently wet for the next few hours. Happily, it's all the in the light-moderate range as opposed to the heavy-apocalyptic we had earlier in the year ;-)
down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on November 16th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
a mild case of permanently extended big toe

From dancing in your youth?

Stay safe!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 16th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
Probably from injuries, over-tight calves and ligament damage from dancing, then exacerbated in my right foot by shattering the navicular. In good news, it is quite mild and the sort of thing that we can fix most of the problems resulting from with taping or cannier orthotics. And yet more stretches ... I need to invent a laptop table/barre arrangement!

And there's no danger with this rain, thank goodness, it's just going to be constant for a while, rather than heavy. There were strong winds this morning, but they have gone, thankfully (alas, after I had to ride into a headwind to get to the physio, but still, toning exercise!)

How are you, darling? I nearly have time to catch up on Sebastien et al! SO looking forward to it!
down the hills and round the bendsnorton_gale on November 16th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
Glad your foot is fixable!

I'm doing well - more busy than ever due to having a part-time work at home job and taking an online course in immigration law in addition to taking care of the kids full time. I hardly ever have time to write. But I am persisting, albeit sloooooooowly, and have 13 chapters up. Ch.14 is lingering in Google Docs, half-written and restless. I sense I'm balking as I have a huge un-outlined chunk between then and the end and I have little idea what happens to get me to the finish line. (The same thing happened to me right before Ch. 7).

And I have a half a mind to simply chuck the whole thing and write about time travel. Does anyone really need another gay coming of age novel?

Anyway... so you don't have to deal with frustrating waits for me to post, you might as well read the whole thing when I finish. Which I do plan to do at some point. But if you decide to read earlier, I would love more feedback! The hardest thing about writing this is that I can't write on a consistent schedule, so there's a feeling of disjointedness (at least for me) that I hope to remedy in the second draft.
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on November 16th, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
HURRAH! And yes, good day to do it on. Though it is just consistently drizzly at the moment rather than seriously wet – the radar alleges some serious stuff is due in about half an hour ;-)

Good luck with the house! Being a long time local, check out under the kitchen sink for cockroach, mouse and rat poo, stand outside in the yard for a bit to see how much flight path noise you get (and pub noise), and take a look at the front and back door jambs and outsides of the windows to see if it is a frequently broken-into place (recent repairs suggest as much as old tyre-iron marks!)
Nennenenne on November 16th, 2011 07:23 am (UTC)
*giggles* That poor toe of yours, to be the centre of so much amusement.
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on November 16th, 2011 09:48 am (UTC)
i'm sure this is really uncomfortable and all, but that's the best name for a condition, ever!