July 3rd, 2013

gumby girl

strange tales from the NORTHERN front...

In other news, I forgot how impossible it is to be productive in my mother's house. There are no conveniently located outlets, no tables, and the entire house is filled floor-to-ceiling with clutter and shit, not a bit of which is organized. Constant noise, constant distraction, interruption, and everything in between.

Since I'm definitely not touching any of said clutter (indeed, cutterfuck), since that's what I did last summer and the result clearly didn't take, all I can really do is sit here being suffocated by mess and noise. >:( Too bad the local library hours are so few; and so glad this is temporary. It's been less than two days. I am dying.

Oh, and today I was going through files in a box and looked down to see a bulbous spider crawling up the inside of my thigh. I flicked it away and burst the spider, it was that bulbous. Two words: Effusive fluids. In the same box, there was lizard molt stuck to the bottom of some papers. And my mother and I just caught a black wasp that was chilling above the guest bed (pertinently, my bed). Those witches from Macbeth would have a field day with this house, they really would.

I sort of watched the first series of Sherlock. Truthfully, I'm not that into it. I think I would have enjoyed it more under less duress, and had I given it more attention. (Though to be fair, I also watched Elementary with a similar lack of attention.) On the other hand, attention is one of those things that TV has to earn.

I heard the recent premiere of Luther was good, though? I watched the first series a few winters ago, but it lost me in the second. From what little I've heard about this new episodes, I might steal ahead and see what's up.

And the first S9 spoilers are rolling in. I VOW: I AM NOT GOING TO READ ANY OF THEM. THEY HAVE NEVER ENHANCED MY VIEWING EXPERIENCE, BECAUSE USUALLY 1) THEY MAKE THINGS SOUND INFINITELY WORSE THAN THEY ARE IN PRACTICE, IN A FOOLISH ATTEMPT TO MAKE THEM SOUND BETTER, OR 2) THEY MAKE IT SOUND LIKE INTERESTING THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN AND THIS ENDS UP BEING VERY MISLEADING. No spoilers. No spoilers. I can do this!