mockturtle (hellblazer06) wrote,
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sky darkens

Found a window in this crazy 70s building that pointed east, and, with my hastily constructed diy projector, obeerved the eclipse. Managed to attract a small crowd of curious onlookers - should have charged a penny a peep - grin.

Otherwise, still struggling with an overwhelming array of adjustments, from coping with well over thirty years worth of upgrades when totalled up, to now having to walk 1.5km from the bus stop, having a trestle of a table of a desk stuck in the corridor, where no desks were before (with good reason, I say. I'm austic, I don't do desks in heavily trafficked corridors) to having nowhere to put my teapot. So no teapot. As you might imagine, things are grim.

Nor is there anywhere that sells milk for my tea, but sans pot, that's neither here nor there, but still, for shame. And it's taken me days to find a fruit stand to sell me my brekkie banana (I tried buying one in Coles but they only have the self scanners on at that time and my banana had no barcode, so that was that, and no, they don't sell quarts of milk, either, and I know it's supposed to be metric but it's still a quart and what do I want with two litres, like I'm going to donate it to this office, as if, ever).

The lack of tea, as you might imagine, bites hard in these challenging times. In fact, the next person who refers to it as a 'challenge', 'adjustment' or remark that change is in anyway a good thing will be thoroughly dotted, because I'm austic and I don't do change, and I'm tired and fed up and I haven't had any tea.

So no, not happy, and there won't be a time when I am. I won't settle. I don't do corridors. I can't bear it. It's like being stuck in the middle of a plane on a long haul flight to LA. In economy. With no inflight entertainment or drinks service. And the worst people ever constantly kicking the back of your seat. Every day. It is, for me, unendurable torture.

But hey, at least I get back to the old place every so often. Met up with some mates, bought my favourite sandwich, rolled in the grass (at the park), picked up some magazines. It doesn't take much to have me wagging my tail, you know.

Miss that park. You know I've not set pen to paper since my last lunchbreak there. Sigh.

In the meantime, tv? Um, nothing I want to admit to, and I'm not watching what I should. In fact, I'm hardly watching anything. Had a dreadful lurgy all week, so the only thing I saw, on Monday, at midday, when I was tucked up in bed feeling quite pipped, was Grimm. Which was okay but I feel they are struggling to include some characters in the story these days. You know I'm heartily against exiting characters for cheap shock value, but sometimes, well, if they've served their purpose, it's time to let them go. Unless they can think of a decent purpose for some of these follks by series end, I really think, you know.

Same goes for other shows, unless it's a character I actually like dangling by the thread of sentimentality. Of course, it's entirely different then.

Books? Ploughing through an indifferent Wodehouse right now. I know, plough? Indifferent? Well, I think I'm all cross and not in the mood. I should have put it aside but I'm on the last few pages now. Next up? A homework text, I should think, if I'm going to be all grouchy.

Which is why I loved the theatre last week. Often I'm going to stuff I only picked to round out the subscription or it's something I think I ought to see, always feeling the shameful sting of my inadequate education, but last week I picked two things that I really wanted to see, and I loved them to bits. Such a difference to my usual experience. It wasn't homework, it was fun.

And that was brilliant, and different.

This week, though, sucks.

Neil Gaiman rules out 'Doctor Who' showrunner role
http://www.digitalspy.com.au/british-tv/s7/doctor-who/news/a479269/neil-gaiman-rules-out-doctor-who-showrunner-role.html

Doctor Who: Neil Gaiman on the return of the Cybermen
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10047183/Doctor-Who-Neil-Gaiman-on-the-return-of-the-Cybermen.html

Ray Harryhausen, visual effects master, dies aged 92
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22441567

Tributes paid to Ray Harryhausen, visual effects 'giant'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22446653

Ray Harryhausen, RIP
http://www.sfx.co.uk/2013/05/07/ray-harryahusen-rip-a/?ns_service=mail&ns_robot=partner-
Adestra&ns_campaign=5495&ns_source=Adestra&ns_mchannel=email-n&ns_linkname=Ray%20Harryh%20ausen%20%2C
%20RIP&ns_fee=0&ns_recipient=havisham06%40yahoo.com&ns_mail_uid=89&ns_mail_job=6511

Ray Harryhausen On His Creatures
http://www.empireonline.com/features/harryhausen-on-harryhausen?utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=051013+newsletter

Ray Harryhausen Has Died
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=37403&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=051013+newsletter

Ray Harryhausen, a special effects whiz who wowed a generation
http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/ray-harryhausen-a-special-effects-wiz-who-wowed-a-generation/

Ray Harryhausen, Whose Creatures Battled Jason and Sinbad, Dies at 92
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/movies/ray-harryhausen-cinematic-special-effects-innovator-dies-at-92.html?
nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130508&_r=0

Ray Harryhausen: A tribute to the king of featured creatures
http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/ray-harryhausen-a-tribute-to-the-king-of-featured-creatures/#/0

The animated life of Ray Harryhausen
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/10043240/The-animated-life-of-Ray-Harryhausen.html

Celebrities react to Ray Harryhausen's death
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-celebrities-react-to-ray-harryhausens-death-photos,0,4616021.photogallery

Hollywood pays tribute to 'giant' of special effects
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/hollywood-pays-tribute-to-giant-of-special-effects-20130508-2j6n4.html

Ray Harryhausen: Career in pictures
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-st-ray-harryhausen-career-in-pictures-20130507,0,3815150.photogallery

Amazing time-lapse satellite views of Australia
http://www.watoday.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/amazing-timelapse-satellite-views-of-australia-20130510-2jchb.html

London in 1927
http://vimeo.com/7638752#

Wine Drinkers of the World, Unite
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/fighting_words/2008/05/wine_drinkers_of_the_world_unite.html?wpisrc=newsletter_slatest_morning_newsletter

Timothy Olyphant to Star in 'The Man on Carrion Road'
http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/timothy-olyphant-star-man-carrion-road-90911

The Unspoken Full Plot for Smash's 'Hit List' Musical Is Revealed
http://www.vulture.com/2013/05/smash-hit-list-plot-revealed.html

I hate my ovaries
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/i-hate-my-ovaries-20130507-2j5if.html

Mystery Solved? A New Theory About Why Egypt Stopped Building Pyramids
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/05/mystery-solved-a-new-theory-about-why-egypt-stopped-building-pyramids/275738/

'Criminal flash mob' drains $45M from world's ATMs in mere hours
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2020956826_hackersheistxml.html

'Burn Notice's' seventh season will be its last
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-burn-notice-seventh-season-last-20130510,0,6743857.story

TNT cancels 'Southland'
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-tnt-cancels-southland-20130510,0,6827051.story

TV Will Be a Lot Less Gay Next Year
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/05/13/gay_tv_shows_cancelled_the_new_normal_smash_go_on_and_more_video.html?wpisrc=newsletter_slatest_morning_newsletter

Old Spock battles New Spock in the greatest car commercial ever
http://io9.com/old-spock-battles-new-spock-in-the-greatest-car-commerc-493836696

Star Trek Into Darkness: how it was made, by the people who made it
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/may/11/star-trek-into-darkness-insiders-guide

The Evolution Of The Star Trek Uniform
http://www.empireonline.com/features/evolution-star-trek-costumes?utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=051013+newsletter

Celebrity portraits by The Times
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/la-ca-2013-celebrity-pictures,0,7199039.photogallery

Lego Casino Royale
http://youtu.be/hQh4hMnxdak

Houghton Hall exhibition: Old masters return after 234 years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-22431714

The Forgotten Childhood of Jay Gatsby
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/05/07/absolution_and_great_gatsby_f_scott_fitzgerald_story_gives_us_gatsby_as.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content

What's the Worst Thing a Teacher Ever Said to You?
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2013/05/bad_teachers_on_twitter_what_s_the_worst_thing_a_teacher_ever_said_to_you.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content

Corporate Jargon That Needs To Go
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/08/corporate-jargon-that-needs-to-go_n_1137616.html

Coverflip: Maureen Johnson Calls For An End To Gendered Book Covers With An Amazing Challenge
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/coverflip-maureen-johnson_n_3231935.html?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=daily_brief

Everything Is Offensive (Including David Bowie)
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/pat-higgins/david-bowie-everything-is-offensive_b_3294822.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-entertainment

Drivers make a point in solidarity
http://smh.drive.com.au/drivers-make-a-point-in-solidarity-20130507-2j5ro.html

Linguists identify words that have changed little in 15,000 years
http://www.smh.com.au/world/linguists-identify-words-that-have-changed-little-in-15000-years-20130507-2j506.html

Don't Forget Down Under
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2013/05/australia_is_an_important_american_ally_and_a_key_part_of_barack_obama_s.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content

Sulphur-crested cockatoo research with social media
http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/welcome/feature_stories/Sulphur-crested_cockatoo_research

Natural England issues licence to destroy buzzard eggs & nests to protect pheasants
http://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/natural-england-issues-licence-to-destroy-buzzard-eggs-nests-to-protect-pheasants/

Brain, Interrupted
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/opinion/sunday/a-focus-on-distraction.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130504&_r=0

62 epic printing fails
http://www.thevine.com.au/life/news/62-unfortunate-newspaper-headlines-and-layouts/

Obscure World War II poster exhorts calm, causes frenzy
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2020923983_keepcalmguyxml.html

Doctor Who: Neil Gaiman sets the scene for Nightmare in Silver
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-05-05/doctor-who-neil-gaiman-sets-the-scene-for-nightmare-in-silver

Steven Moffat: Your Bafta will tell you youre not so rubbish after all
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2013/may/05/steven-moffat-baftas-not-so-rubbish

Dame Diana Rigg is still fanning the flames of feminist derision
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/doctor-who/10037212/Dame-Diana-Rigg-is-still-fanning-the-flames-of-feminist-derision.html

Diana Rigg: It hasnt always gone swimmingly
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/doctor-who/10035519/Diana-Rigg-It-hasnt-always-gone-swimmingly.html

Zoë Wanamaker: Acting is a vicious business, it can be very humiliating
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/may/05/zoe-wanamaker-acting-vicious-business?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

Geographical Fugue - Ernst Toch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfSolxrLWo

Riccardo Tiscis verdict on Punk: Chaos to Couture at the Met
http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/columns/tamsin-blanchard/TMG10035074/Riccardo-Tiscis-verdict-on-Punk-Chaos-to-Couture-at-the-Met.html

Grimm: Nick And Monroe Have A Disagreement In Kiss Of The Muse Exclusive Sneak Peek
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/grimm-nick-kiss-of-the-muse-video_n_3206484.html?utm_hp_ref=tv

Pine admires the way Quinto came out
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/pine-admires-the-way-quinto-came-out-20130507-2j4x7.html

Syracuse Walk of Stars No. 46: Tim DeKay
http://photos.syracuse.com/post-standard/2013/05/syracuse_walk_of_stars_no_46_t.html

"Superman: Unbound" - Matt Bomer Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG-T8Azuz_E

Superman: Unbound - Clip Lois and Clark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8OpcqSXsW8

Matt Bomer Talks "Superman: Unbound"
http://www.supermanhomepage.com/news.php?readmore=13039

New Superman: Unbound clip and interviews with Matt Bomer and Stana Katic
http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2013/04/new-superman-unbound-clip-and.html

New Matt Bomer Interview Clips
http://voicesfromkrypton.net/superman-unbound-new-matt-bomer-interview-clips/

Matt Bomer Talks "Superman: Unbound"
http://www.supermanhomepage.com/news.php?readmore=13039

Matthew Bomer Talks "Superman: Unbound"
http://www.supermansupersite.com/0503546.html

Matt Bomer And Tim Dekay At 'White Collar' Set In NYC
http://socialitelife.com/photos/matt-bomer-and-tim-dekay-at-white-collar-set-in-nyc/matt-bomer-and-tim-dekay-at-white-collar-set-in-nyc-3?_bmsrc=

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