neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Thursday so far

I turned off the computer around 11:15 p.m., after my long talk with A.  I sat up until close to 1:00 a.m., and finished my reread of the first folder I have of the Affinity!Verse.  I keep the printed-out pages in three-ring binders.  This particular one is a 1 1/2 inch three-ring binder, so I figure it holds at least a couple hundred pages.  They hadn't gotten to Athos yet.  I thought it would take me a long time to get to sleep, but it wasn't terribly long.  I woke at 8:30 a.m., which was way too early.  I did a few morning routine things, and then went back to bed.  I woke again at 11:00 a.m., although it felt like 10:00 a.m.  I've got to get back on schedule and get used to Daylight Savings Time.

I may try to go to the Y today.  It's supposed to snow tomorrow.  I am not feeling highly motivated yet today, but I don't want to be stuck in the house for two days, so I'd better get out and about today.  If I go, I'll read more of Starling.  I looked on Goodreads.  It drew mixed opinions.  Mostly people either gave it four or five stars, or they gave it two stars.

A one-star review said it was based on RPF about Glee actors (CC and DC), written by the authors under the name ChillAfterDark.  I looked for ChillAfterDark on AO3.  There was fic under that name.  It was all Chill fic.  I didn't read it, since I don't read RPF.  But it didn't pair the actors in the tags.  I wouldn't be surprised if those authors wrote RPF.  I don't know if it's really them.  But the reviewer was inaccurate about the pairing.  The books have original characters.  As long as I don't have to read the RPF, no matter who it was written by, it doesn't bother me to read about characters.

I'm mad at myself because I got the books a couple of days before Torquere had a 40% off sale on St. Patrick's Day.  I didn't know about the sale.  Nothing I can do about it now.  I thought Torquere was an interesting choice of publisher.  Now that I've read some of Starling, I do think Torquere was a good fit for it, that it is a Torquere kind of book.  Considering I've read probably hundreds of things published by them, from short stories to novels, I think I have a decent understanding about the kind of books they publish.

I chatted with Riah.  We talked about various things.  I told her about that review.  She was surprised about it.

A couple of hours later: I went out to the Y and walked on the treadmill for a bit.  At least I got out of the house and got a little exercise.  I read a little more of Starling while I was walking.  It was distracting that I'd read a book character's name and picture an actor, but I got through that.  I had thought aspects of the book were reminiscent of Racheline Maltese's opinions on the actors' personae and on Glee, since I've read quite a number of "big life, small space" posts, too.

When I got home, I picked some snowdrops, since I wanted to enjoy some inside when I couldn't go outside.  I posted pictures of anthuriums and orchids on Tumblr.

Later: I took Mom to the hospital because she'd been having chest pains on and off for three days.  Dad and I were concerned.  After some testing, the doctor seemed to conclude that it was most likely bad reflux.  The EKG was good and the chest X-ray and labs were good.  They gave Mom a "GI mix" of Maalox and Donnagel(?) (Donna-something).  She made quite a face when she drank it.  We got there at 7-something and left at 11:15 or so.
Tags: books, flowers, friends, medical, rambling, reading, tv

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