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The Dresden Files, and other random jottings

crossword update: [for Kim, who asked if WordPlay gave tips on how to actually solve the puzzles {no, it didn't}] the trick is to have a pretty good/wide vocabulary.. but you also need to have that creative/twist that can match the clues to the answer. then again, do crosswords long/often/frequently enough, you begin to recognise common answers [for example, almost every puzzle I've done in the past 2 weeks have had "ade" in it, as in lemonADE, as in "summer cooler", or some clue like that...]... so if you wanna start, pick up a book of easy/medium puzzles and start from there...

telly update: we have cable! we finally bit the bullet and signed up for Comcast's Enhanced Cable package... aaaaand I've been sucked into watching all those CSI and Law & Order shows... and you know you've been watching too many of those when you dream about fingerprinting a hand/severed arm, LoL! One thing that is kinda disappointing me, though: this package we got doesn't include the Sci-Fi channel... but that doesn't stop me from seeing all those previews/teasers for The Dresden Files which starts this Sunday on Sci-Fi, sob sob sob!! Anyone able to record it for me? *flutters eyelashes*

weirdness update: got tagged by Adam to do this weird meme, but I've done it before ... okay so that time it was five weird things, now it's six, so I should add another? Hmmmmmm.... so many things to choose from, but which ones are "Safe" to be shared?? LoL!! Seriously... I thought about it, but nothing popped out at me... so maybe readers can delurk and tell me what else you find weird about me instead? :-)

sleep update: insomnia and totally screwed up sleeping times have been plaguing me this month... mainly to blame is Kosh's "night float" assignment this month, where he's on duty 6pm to 6am. Yes, read that again: 6pm to 6am. Totally screws up both our days! Add to *that* the availability of semi-decent tv programs at hours where previously I'd be *forced* to go to sleep because there'd be absolutely nothing to watch except infomercials, so I end up zombied out in front of the boob tube watching episode after episode of CSI:Miami on A&E even though David Caruso overacts & overdramatizes waaaaaaaay worse than Shatner ever did Kirk in Star Trek...

... and with all this funky screwy schedule, I've not been online / surfing / reading & commenting on blogs / posting my own blog posts the way I used to... miss me?

anyways... it's now past 2am... will try to hit the hay... g'nite!


  1. Thanks anyway.

    A lot of people in Malaysia seem to think that listening to Ozzy and other rockers is weird. I guess there are a lot of weird people in the World like you and me then. ;-)

  2. I have been thinking about how I need to work on my vocabulary. Maybe some crosswords would help! I should definitely start with easy though!

  3. You'll love having cable; I hope you get the Scifi channel soon-they have "Twilight Zone"!!

  4. Next time you watch CSI Miami, try to count how many times Horatio says "Eric". Say, that could actually be a pretty wicked drinking game!

  5. Awww, poor you. Well at least you got your cable to keep you company during those long nights... :-)


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