May 25th, 2011

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Moi in a Mini.

Pretty sure I've shared this before, but I just found the physical photo in a box, and couldn't resist sharing it again - me, learning to drive at a very early age:

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Writer's Block: Collect 'em all

Do you collect anything? If so, what do you collect, and what made you start your collection?

Meant to do this...well, whenever it was the question of the day, basically, and never got round to it.

But anyway. I guess my main collection is my Doctor Who DVD, VHS and CD collection. I haven't got everything - on first release of the VHS there were a few stories I didn't get hold of, and until they come out on DVD won't have (hello, The Sunmakers and The Android Invasion, for a start...), but I've got all the CDs of the missing episodes, and buy each DVD when it comes out (still haven't got Mannequin Mania yet, though. Will order that when I get paid on Friday.

What made me start the collection? Well, I'm a fan of Doctor Who, so I like to have the DVDs so that I can watch episodes when I feel like it. I occasionally go through phases of starting to watch the series from the beginning, and get part way through serial B before giving up. One day, though..!

I have other collections - books in general, including Doctor Who again (novelisations, NAs, MAs, EDAs, PDAs, and a few of the NSAs), my Dalek collection (in theory, every Character Options Dalek, in practice depends on when I can afford to buy a new one), Pet Shop Boys records (including a few rare items)... But yeah, the Doctor Who one is the main one.
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Y'know what?

I think that something that would really help my general state of mind is if I try to concentrate on doing one thing at a time (both in terms of short term and long term), rather than trying to do loads of things and then getting all *WARGH* when I don't succeed at any of them.

I think this makes sense?
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

In other news...

...I think the weekend's sore throat has morphed into sniffly snuffly cold thing.

Will just have to deal with it, as I can't really justify taking any more time off work ill for a while.
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

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Come along, Bonds.

Couple of bits of James Bond news - firstly, I'd managed to forget that the new Bond novel by Jeffery Deaver is imminent - as in, comes out tomorrow (in the UK at least; looks like the US has to wait a couple more weeks). Well, I get paid on Friday, so - sorted. Kind of bizarre coincidence - when Sebastian Faulks' dreadful Bond novel was released, I was in Milton Keynes for a couple of days of training; and now I'm working here permanently.

The other news - all the John Gardner Bond novels are getting spanking new reissues - info here. Probably won't be getting most of them, as the only one I never managed to get originally was Cold, but I've got to admit the new covers do look rather nice. And some of my copies are falling to bits...