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Exhaustion!
cap, captain miss america
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I am terrifically exhausted today. Let me tell you this thing, though! The past two nights I did not get enough sleep. But I woke up and was all chipper. Today I was like, okay. I mean, last night, I was like, okay. Need to sleep. So I went to bed at a reasonable time.

And I woke up feeling like a lead brick. I actually hit my snooze button, which I never do. I vaguely remember being heavily invested in seeing what would happen next in my dream, but now I don't remember the dream at all. And then got out of the bathroom to discover I had taken 40 minutes to shower and wash my face and brush my teeth instead of the usual 20. It was like I had stepped into some weird time warp. I don't know how I did that.

In other news, I found this old McSweeney's article that appears to have been written for pikacharma.

Also, I went out with spiralstairs for soup last night. We went to this place I have passed like a billionty times and somehow was under the mistaken assumption that it was fancier than it was. Inside, awesome homemade soup. I got this thing with broccoli rabe and beef. Nom. We chatted a bit but then my foot started to go numb from sitting on the stool so I took that as meaning it was time to go home.

I'm also trying to catch up on TV, since I missed like, all of it ever? I'm caught up on Walking Dead, House and Glee now. I've been trying to watch Person of Interest but I'm so many episodes behind I don't know if it will ever happen. Basically I just like watching Michael Emerson do anything.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is very good and I quite like it. I'm also already like 2/3 through it and suspect I will finish it today or tomorrow. It's a very quick, easy read, and much more of a kids' book than I was suspecting. Which I definitely mean as a positive thing; I feared from the premise that it might be pretentious and it isn't at all. It's accessible and plotty and fantastical and coming-of-agey.

I also got the Dragon Age games because they were on sale for like $40 for all three of them, so I've been playing Origins. I started with DAII before I found out that what you do in Origins can affect the second game, so I went back to play through that first, which is kind of neat and exciting.

Is that everything? I think that's everything for now. Merry last day of November, everyone!

ETA! My Mama is in the New York Times!!!

I'm reading Miss Peregrine's myself right now; just finished chapter 9. In some ways, it's *less* childish than I expected. The language is wonderful, but sort of dense. Given the cover photo, I expected it to be more girl-centered. The adjustment has been a bit of a slog.

I'm enjoying it, mind you, but not in the same way that I expected to.

See, I had heard the premise of the book as a concept novel that revolved around found photographs, so I was expecting something a bit pretentious and arty, but it's a very straightforward story. And the language is actually way less dense and more direct than I was expecting...but I also just finished Feed which is incredibly highly stylized. So it might be relative.

Also, it has way more of a linear plot than I expected.

Edited at 2011-12-01 02:15 am (UTC)

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