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Blogging, ironing and fasting
Thursday 23rd September 2004 10:42 pm

The BlogThis! button on the Google toolbar is great. I'm at a site I want to mention in my blog, so I just press the button and save it as draft. Then come back to my blog a few days later, decide I can't be bothered and delete the post.

In other news: I ironed tonight. I think the last time I ironed was last winter. I actually quite like ironing. It's not as bad as other housework-type jobs (like dusting - I haven't dusted for a month and I can see fingers marks on the video and stereo). But when I say I like ironing, I mean I like ironing, I don't like getting the ironing board out, putting it up, finding the iron from where it's buried under a pile of stuff, finding some clothes that need ironing. Then putting it all away afterwards, after giving the iron plenty of time to cool down. I'm also slow at ironing, although it's probably not helped by me watching TV at the same time.

I still haven't put the iron away and I finished at 9 o'clock.

It's quite weird how work can change so quickly. This time last week I was buried under it. Today I did about an hour of my job, the rest of it was spent helping other people because I had nothing else to do. It is nice to be quiet for a change because I have a load of adminy things to catch up on but it would be nice if it was a bit more even sometimes.

I listened to Hitchhiker's on Tuesday. Live, as well. It was a bit surreal to hear the usual music and then listen to something I hadn't heard before. I liked the way it followed the book, had a few extras in, explained the plot for people who were trying to work out how you got there from the last episode, and for people who hadn't listened so far. And the Eddies in the Space-Time Continuum joke still makes me laugh as much as the first time I read it.

It also made me think of something I could ask for for Chanukah, since up to this point the only thing on my list is a potato peeler (mum's got a cool, new one, I want it) and I only have the radio series on tape. It might even be something my grandmother can be trusted to buy.

I am going to Cadbury World on Saturday. And possibly the new Bullring shopping centre, depending on traffic. Saturday just happens to be Yom Kippur. You can tell I'm religious 🙂

And because I know I'm going to get questions on this, Yom Kippur is the most holy day in the Jewish calendar where you're supposed to fast from sunset to sunset and spend your whole time in synagogue. And not watch telly or use the computer. And that's all I remember. I hate it when I was younger because it was another night of no TV not long after two no TV at New Year. Although my parents don't really do that now. I started it - I got my e-mail address at uni sorted out the day before the first night of New Year, so they had to go on to read my e-mail. And I joined J-Soc to meet people and get apple and honey. There were two people there who weren't religious and they knew more than me. And the apple and honey was a piece of apple dipped in a jar of honey, which isn't nearly enough honey.

And that was supposed to be an aside. I'm going to listen to Hitchhiker's (again - novelty value) and do the puzzle. Or play Gryffindor Mah Jongg, which is horrible but addictive.

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