Got out of the library this week, because they were right there when I was waiting for a loo to come free: Head On
, which I had not yet got around to, and record of a spaceborn few
, because alexwlchan
particularly recommended it. (I was indifferent to the first book and found the second book very soothing and iddy.)( The Push micro-liveblog. )
From the library, via the magic of ebooks: Normal People
, Sally Rooney, enthusiastically recced to me by Waterstones staff the other week. I was wary and it's full of triggers but oh dear no actually I love this a lot and have promptly placed a hold on her first book. (It's vivid and intense and evocative and I spent the entire thing feeling kind of breathless, and -- oh dear, children, oh dear
.) The thing is
, though, that I know why I
love it! I just can't quite wrap my head around why everyone else
does. (It is A LitFic Phenomenon, if you have thus far failed to come across it.)
Bonus slow progress through my current Shaun Tan, Tales from the Inner City
, which is slow mostly because they're incredibly dense and I want to savour them and also their art.Film/TV. Leverage
continues... Leverage. We are just sitting down to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel
along with dinner and cocktails, because Date Night; I have never seen it before, but A is fond. (We were going to watch Amélie
, and indeed I have got crème brûlée in the fridge to eat with, but we were mysteriously unable to find a copy despite being pretty sure the house ought to contain at least one, so A Different Film It Is and... we will just have to eat more crème brûlée in future.) -- right okay yes I enjoyed that.Growth.
Mysteriously, only one row of cherry tomatoes has hatched. Probably they need to be Planted up but I'm still quite ??? at them. (Okay no wait between writing this on about Thursday and... Saturday evening...? some more started hatching, HURRAH.) Meanwhile, my LEMON TREE has arrived.
Further points: A, who has The Patience Of Several Saints, spent this afternoon on glazing the greenhouse
with me. The greenhouse is now done
. I am Very Excited??? I need to work out why my bin got a bit sort of sad (mostly because I didn't feed it for a bit over a week, I suspect) and make it happy again, and actually pull up all the dandelions, but the next major project is in fact now finalising my raised beds
And! One more chilli! Which may or may not survive, who knows, but chilli-the-largest has A Third Leaf and so does passion fruit-the-largest, so, fingers crossed.Notable Pokémon.
Last week: shiny Articuno traded from A (because he! had a spare!!! this is most unfair!), plus a wild-caught shiny Pineco. HATCHED A PERFECT TURTWIG. Also wild-caught a perfect Weedle, which is actually my second, but I sent the first one to the professor Back In The Day before we had TMs because its moveset wasn't ~perfect~ and I needed the storage space. This week: shiny Lotad shiny Lotad shiny Lotad
. Wednesday morning -- right after the bug-type event ended
-- SHINY CATERPIE as first Pokémon of the day.
Additionaly and furthermore, hatched BABY SNORLAX and BABY SUDOWOODO (Munchlax; Bonsly) and am Very Excited about their little faces.
... and a shiny Taillow because this is Frankly Ridiculous, and then on Community Day I... got two shinies (neither of them any good) and more importantly traded a bunch of the Bagon I'd caught with A and ended up with a 100% lucky Bagon
Still attempting to blitz the end of FutureLearn Irish 101; still annoyed by the lack of explanation of pronunciation and especially
by the insistence that we watch a video of two speakers in a language we don't yet know repeatedly
while... perky upbeat music has been edited into the background. That is a Hard No from me, friends.