Sunday morning, 10AM
It's sunny and and a little bit cool. A perfect morning for sitting out on the deck and drinking my coffee.
Until my neighbor, that is, fires up a variety of powered lawn implements. Instead of bird song and the splash of the fish pond, all I can hear is bursts of:
It will stop for a short while and I'll think, Yay they're done! And then they start up again.
Damn. Guess I'll just have to get up and go ride my bike.
Poor Spock. Poor, poor, poor, poor Spock.
At some point I'll write a coherent post about why he is the greatest Sci-Fi character of all time. But for now, I think I'm just going to wibble.
This is going to be heresy to some people, but I think I like him better than the Doctor.
I seem to have written some highly dodgy Star Trek/Who fic. It's set in the Pete's world Rose & alt!Eight universe and the Star Trek 11 (TOS reboot) 'verse. Before inflicting it on the public, I think I really ought to have it beta'ed. Any victims - I mean, volunteers?
I have two options for bike riding tomorrow night.
The first is a mountain bike ride. It's coed, so it won't be as easygoing as the ride I did last night, which was an all-female group. And oh - it wasn't that easygoing. However the course is a little easier and I've done it before (albeit last year). And as I'm getting back into mountain biking again, it would be great reinforcement to do another ride.
Downside is that it's going to be hotter than a... really hot thing tomorrow, and I'll be dying under all the armor I usually wear. I could lose the armor, but then I'd probably lose some skin as well. I have these pedals full of metal pins that are totally awesome in that they grip the bottom of my shoes like glue without actually being attached; but if I screw up and let the pedal hit my naked shin... yeah, shinburger.
The second option is a road bike ride with the Luna Chix - another all-female ride, so likely to be low key. The upside is that I won't need armor and I'm a pretty good road cyclist. Also I'd like to learn to ride in a paceline without being yelled at. Male roadies tend to yell at the no0bs (or worse, be patronizing because I'm a girl). Female roadies are better behaved.
Downside is that I THINK I'm a pretty good road rider. I might find out that in fact - I suck.
Third option is hanging out on the deck and drinking beer. Hey, I'm going to France next week, gotta train my liver! Downside is... is... is...
Help me out here.
No, no, it's not that time of the month. I'm back on the mountain bike!
Today's injury was just a flesh wound: a mere 3-inch scratch on the back of my ankle. But that and the bug bites make for SUPER-attractive legs. Can't wait to wear my summer skirts. Fortunately, mashing my foot between the pedal and a log seems not to have damaged my pedicure.
Can't wait until next month, when the STINGING NETTLES will be out.
I gotta business meeting in Paris (France) in June. Also gotta few days for a side trip.
I like culture, the great outdoors, wine, food, everything really.
So after a steady winter diet of bacon cheeseburgers, fries, and beer, I expected massive pain in getting ready for bike season. Extra mass is a good thing on skis, you tend to "blast through" irregular snow more easily. But any excess poundage is murder on a bike, particularly if you're climbing big hills.
But when I got on the scale the other day, I found that I was actually at my lightest since last summer, when I lost ~15 lbs. And the new pants that I'd bought last fall, which I'd assumed would be too tight, were actually a size too large.
How to explain this? Skiing burns calories, but surely I'd been consuming more than I'd expended. And then I remembered - last week I had a truly HORRIBLE bout of food poisoning. I blame a bad mussel I had at an Indian restaurant.
So this is my new money-making venture: the gastroenteritis diet. Send me $30 in cash, check or money order, and you will receive:
One dead, unrefrigerated mussel
One packet of oral rehydration salts
One tablet each of Compazine and Imodium
But wait, there's more! If you order in the next 15 minutes, you will also receive, free of charge:
One unrefrigerated, uncooked shrimp
You and a friend can both be on your way to losing pounds of unsightly fat and unwanted body fluids.
Note: not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. May cause nausea, vomiting, explosive diarrhea, dehydration, hallucinations, fever, and death. Void where prohibited.
As many of you have ascertained, I Have Been Skiing. Quite a lot, in fact. And what
quells the abject fear helps me get my mojo on is some tunes. Happily, I have a ski helmet with bluetooth-enabled headphones. Unfortunately, my iPhone doesn't have bluetooth music streaming, so I've had to use it with a wire.
This morning I decided - I'm going to get a wireless Bluetooth dongle adapter thingy that will stream music from my iPhone to my headphones. So I ordered one from Amazon.
When I got home from work today, the box was sitting on my doorstep. The Amazon box. That I ordered THIS MORNING.
Which suggests that time-travelling technology, should it ever be invented, would principally be used for....commerce!
Imagine - if you received boxes in the mail before you knew you wanted them!
Yeah it's been a while...
If you haven't seen this interview yet, take a look:Times of London interview with DT and RTD
This passage in particular caught my eye:
RTD: I would have loved to have done a Star Trek crossover. The very first year, we talked about it. Then Star Trek finally went off air. Landing the Tardis on board the Enterprise would have been magnificent.
Magnificent? MAGNIFICENT??? It would have been the best damn thing in the entire multiverse!!! I feel deeply deprived that I never got to see this
even though RTD and Paramount would inevitably have cocked it up
No, on second thought... the best damn thing in the entire multiverse would have been if they landed the TARDIS on the original Enterprise. The repartee between Spock and the Doctor...
Oh God, I need a moment.
In happier news, RED DWARF IS COMING BACK HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY YIPPEE!!!!! So they're all old and it won't be the same - I don't care, it's RED DWARF!!!