Reading The Tempest.

Bedtime reading at the moment is the No Fear Shakespeare edition of The Tempest.

I'm loving it. Perfect for me - reading plays(instead of watching them) is weird at the best of times, and I'm not good at comprehending the language.

Caliban is great. Caliban is a slave of Prospero, Caliban's mum pretty much owned the island before Prospero and his daughter arrived. Caliban hates their guts. And he says so, frequently and often, which really elaborate descriptions of just what sort of blisters and boils he'd like them to suffer from.

If I were putting on a production, I think I'd have Caliban portrayed as a really arrogant waiter. Not physically aggressive, but horribly sneering.

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May. 31st, 2015

It seems I have run out of capers. I was going to have some in dinner. But there are no capers in the fridge!

I don't recall ever buying capers, but I'm sure that I must have bought some because I own a fridge and a fridge always contains an open jar of capers, but I'm also pretty sure they don't come preinstalled. Not yet anyway. (I'm really looking forward to the self-shopping fridge, incidentally.)

This has totally messed with my plans to have capers in my dinner, which is annoying because now I am back at the dinner drawing board...but alas my heart has been lost to the wish for capery goodness.

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May. 30th, 2015

And now I am waking up! I did not actually sleep this afternoon, instead I spent some hours trying very hard not to, while still being too somnolent to really do anything that required thought. Or movement.

There was much grumbling.

I did manage to sort of sort out one technothing on my techno-to-do list. And I've come good enough to attend to my studies. In fact, I'm probably coming good enough that I'll be awake until 4AM again.

Expect yet more grumbling.

~~~

I feel a desire to go camping somewhere without electricity, so there's nothing to do after dark except lie in bed. I don't quite have the self discipline to do that here.

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Saturday.

Today is turning out to be a day for playing with technology, and seeing if I can get it to work better for me. Hopefully it won't end in tears. I will stop if I start going around in circles.

I am now quite won over by my Kobo! It's lovely being in bed with a library. Really.Very.Nice.

*giggles bashfully*

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Friday.

And here I am, feeling suitably rested (whoohoo), and contemplating the day ahead.

I see a couple of phone calls in my future. Some catching up on Greek mythology. Also dishes, alas.

And I am not to think any further beyond that, as I can already feel myself coming up with a million other things to do.

ETA: Have also watered some plants, emptied the worm bin. Put away clothes, managed to trim one paw's worth of cat nails before she got edgy. Further random tidying.

All of which suggests what is really on my mind at the moment is catching up with Greek mythology.</strike>

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Wednesday.

I am liking my e-reader and it's got me all excited about technology, now I want a smartphone too.

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May. 24th, 2015

My plans for the rest of the evening: eat something, then climb into bed. I've been yawning my head off since my last post and my brain is experiencing a pea-souper.

I'm not watching the last of Eurovision, and the Giro d'Italia will have to cycle on without me. I need a big ol' dose of peace and quiet.

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Ah.

And here's the point where I realise I'd really rather not use my legs again for a bit.

None of the right muscles for walking comfortably are in good enough shape for anything more than the bare essentials at the moment.

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May. 23rd, 2015

But now I just need to wail for a bit because I am very stiff and sore. It's okay, I'll be fine, but ouch ouch ouch. Also: fuck.

(The recent discovery that swearing helps with pain management hasn't changed any of my practices, but I no longer worry that I'm losing my grip.)

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May. 23rd, 2015

Hello lovely ones!

I'm all good. In fact I've had a great week. Including seeing a friend I've not seen for YEARS and another who I've known here for years but had not ever met IRL before, and we all shared dinner. And seeing the lovely 17C sing opera too.

And I tried to tell you about it but recently I changed my LJ password so DW stopped shipping my posts across.

All fixed now.

xx

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