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A couple orders of business

Well, I should apologize for my scarcity here of late, although admittedly I'd feel less badly about it if I actually had more than five readers and addressed matters of any significance. Regardless, I've been having a strange couple of weeks here worrying about my dissertation yet not really DOING much about it aside from that.

Last week I put a semi-moratorium on many forms of internet usage, particularly those involving comments, to avoid being spoiled about the details of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows prior to its release. I went to the big midnight release event here in London, but was so far from the front that I missed out on a lot of the more interesting activities. Nonetheless, I got to see a man playing the Hurdy Gurdy, which always counts for something in my book.

I will most likely post thoughts on Deathly Hallows at some point, and of course those thoughts will be full of SPOILERS so if you are planning on reading it and have not yet done so, that's one post/discussion you'd best skip.

Anyway, this week has been a combination of really, really bad sleeping habits, a really poor diet bordering on fasting, and worrying, all of which must be good for my heart. I've sort of got it in my head that I can't write anything if it isn't my dissertation, and since I'm just NOT writing that, it looks like other writings (such as this blog) will continue to suffer.

But, the "good" news, if you consider it such, is that I have an MST3K EOTW ready to go, and still have a couple more 'Fighting with Monsters' strips prepared, so I could always post those things when I feel the urge. So yes, the frequency of posts is likely to be low from this point on until late August, barring anything major that I HAVE to talk about. Then it's back to the states, where I may or may not post much until I return to the Boston area, tentatively sometime in mid-to-late September.

Speaking of that return, while I've seemingly got some short-term work lined up, I really have no idea WHAT I'll be doing when I get back, and I also HATE searching for apartments, which I've been doing via CraigsList. I want a decently priced, tolerable-to-live-in studio/efficiency, but that's asking a lot for Boston. I just dread the idea of "roommates" in such a college-filled town, and I'm not much for getting along with people. I mean, I COULD do it, but it's such a crapshoot in terms of finding good people and a decent apartment. So we'll see what happens there.

Well, that's it from me for now. Perhaps I'll see you soon with an MST3K EOTW? Yes. Perhaps.


Who are the other 4? Must read this Harry Potter book soon, I'm sure the spoiler alerts will fade before too long...
Odd, I thought I replied to this comment the other day! LJ has been wonky lately, my apologies. When/if I write my HP7 thingee, I'll be sure to keep any trade secrets behind a cut!

Anyway, the other four readers are:
  • Famine
  • Pestilence
  • War
  • Death

Hope I didn't leave one of 'em out, they're testy fellows, and their horses are no pushovers, either.