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12 April 2015 @ 11:08 pm
Let's pretend I have a better excuse …  
I have been running around like a headless chicken for most of this year, and will not get a chance to rest for another month or two. This is probably going to be OK, I am ticking off a lot of things on the to-do lists and have A Plan for the psycho work months that are about to leap on me. But I am failing at fandom. Two stories begun, and then left. Oh well, there's a second half to the year!

Walking is interesting at the moment: Easter was spent traipsing up hill and down dale, and I have needed to have a feet-up day since then. But Mr B gave me a fitness tracker for my birthday, and so I feel obliged to walk at least 10,000 steps a day, and then there has been a lot of gardening to do since I got back from Easter camping … The result is that I have a new theme song, which goes 'Stiff, stiff, stiff, I am so very very stiff!' Naturally, Mr B thinks this is hilarious. I keep reminding him that this is knee, not penis-related.

Easter was mostly good fun. I had a moment of feeling like the worst person ever when I shouted at a kid who had done something dangerous, but to the kid's enormous credit, she accepted that she had done something dumb and listened to me going through the safety rules and then followed them. I was impressed. I like kids, they don't mind the fact that rules exist and they don't begrudge you trying to uphold them.

Over the coming two months, I am going to think on that child and compare her favourably to my ad department. It will hopefully stop me murdering anyone in the ad department. That and the fact I can't possibly catch any of the bastards if they try to outrun me.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 18th, 2015 02:13 pm (UTC)
It is a good song! My legs have become limber again now but my back has been stiff since I planted lots of bulbs last Sunday, so I have had another week of singing it.

And I keep meaning to have a go on a Segway, but haven't. Have you? What was it like?
illereynillereyn on April 21st, 2015 02:02 pm (UTC)
I did a Segway tour of Prague, it was really good! Bit scary at first, because the machine moves by sensing changes in your balance...which then messes with your own sense of balance. But you get used to it soon, and then you're whizzing along! Definitely appeals to unfit and lazy people like me :P Saw security guards and police on Segways too, definitely handy for chasing people down.

Keep safe in the storm. I've been listening to it bang on my windows the entire day, makes me really glad to be indoors.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 21st, 2015 02:12 pm (UTC)
The cats have all been wailing at not being allowed out for their traditional garden runs, so we opened the door during a lull in the proceedings. Monster came straight back in, Cookie held out for a minute or two, then gave up. Rusketus ran around shouting at the rain to go away, before he finally admitted defeat, came running back in, and farted his disgust.

He is so classy.

You stay safe and dry, too!