September 24th, 2011

family, gorgeous, woman

catching up

Hi, everybody!

A few people have poked me to make sure I'm still alive, which reminded me how very overdue a post was. There's been a lot going on, not much of it terribly exciting, but still.

HOME: a plumber I've been chasing for over two months is deigning to visit later this morning. Let's see if he can fix my guest bathroom sink, which will not give me water no matter how the faucet is adjusted. The boiler, meanwhile, still keeps shutting itself off (even after a second "let's try replacing the motherboard!" fix), which means my washer and dryer are still in the middle of the hall (to give access to the boiler) and I haven't been able to do laundry for more than two months. The laundry service I've been using isn't as expensive as I'd feared, but they have zero idea about customer service and all my bras come back mangled and/or torn. They're supposed to do another pickup tonight and I currently have my bras soaking in my kitchen sink; I've learned my lesson.

STUFF: Saw Jerusalem with tenaciousmetoo several weeks ago. - Saw my first Sweet Soubrette show (the lead is a friend) at the Folk Art Museum last night and left a little early to catch a dreadful production of Patrick Marber's Closer. I walked out at intermission, which is the first time I've done that, because the two male actors seemed to be doing nothing more than robotically reciting lines. The female actors seemed to have more of a grasp of acting, but the whole thing felt depressingly amateurish. - Went to the US Open twice - once for a night session that wasn't particularly exciting, and again for the men's semifinals, which was an amazing day of tennis. I only wish my boy Rafa could have pulled out the win from Djokovich, but I do admire him for being so gracious in defeat. - I've been reading a lot, on the train as I commute, and have read some really good stuff lately. Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? was a stunning read. - Waiting for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy to open over here. Waiting to see if the release of The Immortals prompts anyone to show The Fall, because I'm dying to see that on the big screen, as many times as I can. - Tried and failed to get tickets to next weekend's Arrested Development reunion event.

JOB: No access to lj or gmail at work, so I'm feeling a little out of the loop, but I am busy at work, which is always appreciated. There's stuff to do and I'm on my way to being good, really good, at it. I still like the people I work with, though there's not very much contact; the work is very individual. I did just find out that I could ask to work out of our London office, and that wouldn't count as time off, so I might need to do that soonish. Hopefully the offices there are not as brutally air-conditioned as the ones in New York. - I'm still doing freelance editing for an online press. I like the author I'm working with now, but don't particularly want to keep doing this work for the money they're paying. I think my contract with them ends in a month or two, so they might say that they don't want to keep me anyway, which would be fine.

FANDOM: I've been meaning to make a post over at sherlock_remix to get a sense of whether there's interest in a second round, and also to ask for input on some of the ground rules. - I'd like to do some writing, but I'm either busy, exhausted, or sick every time I try to give myself a few hours of free time. - John Finnemore's birthday is next week and I'd meant to organize a Cabin Pressure drabble-thon or something for the occasion, but I've lost all energy. I did sign up for oxoniensis's Fall Fandom Free-for-All and am hoping that that gets me going. - I also need to write myself a birthday story, and it's odd that while I've had no inclination to actually write, I've been coming up with a lot of story ideas - all Sherlock and Cabin Pressure and To the Ends of the Earth. Usually coming up with an idea is like pulling teeth with me, but suddenly they're popping up like mushrooms. - Very pleased to hear the Frankenstein DVD is coming soon. Waiting on the edge of my seat for the next series of Sherlock. - Got a copy of SPN's premiere, will most likely watch it today. So excited Community came back two nights ago after I marathoned season 2 on my very timely DVD. So excited The Good Wife is coming back tomorrow night!

So, that's me, or at least everything I can remember right now. How about you?