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Every little thing is gonna be alright. - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
normandie_m
normandie_m
Every little thing is gonna be alright.
I'd been feeling a bit odd in the past day or two, and last night I discovered why: there was a lovely little paralysis tick that managed to clamp onto a little spot in my hair. I now have a sore and itchy goose egg where it was. I'm not entirely sure where it's come from, but Max and Trotsky are prime suspects- I've had to remove a number of these little annoyances from them in the past month or so.

My last day at the bookshop is tomorrow. I'm feeling rather sad about leaving at the moment, but I think half of that is down to feeling comfortable in the job and the other half is complete and utter fear at what's in store for me next week with my New Employer. I have an endless stream of what ifs going through my head right now, the biggest one being 'What if I don't get along with my new colleagues?'. When I talk about being comfortable in my job, a lot that comes down the people I work with, because the shop's a small operation and we're a closeknit unit. I'm not sure how I'll deal with a large workplace (and this is going to be a large workplace, as New Employer is a multi-national company with at least 3 office locations in Brisbane alone) and whether that'll allow for the same closeness. Trying to be optimistic though....I'm one of 10 trainees, so we're all on the same level together and perhaps that will allow for good relationships.

In any event, I'm not going to miss the rush period at the beginning of semester or cranky customers and frustration of having to go through all this for yet another year. Must try and look at the positives of this more. Spent a bit of time last night feeling depressed about having to put my PhD aspirations back for at least another 6 months, but at least with this job I'll be earning enough to put myself in a comfortable position when I'm ready to begin writing and researching in earnest (this includes the research trip to Naples that I've been thinking about for the past 2 years).

And that's probably enough weeping and gnashing of teeth for the moment. Onto better things!

Watched the first episode of the Upstairs Downstairs sequel this evening. It was quite good, though I'm puzzled that this series is just 3 episodes long and those episodes are only going for an hour. They're going to have to pack a fair bit in, but it was a good production and the cast is fabulous, especially Eileen Atkins. Giving Downton Abbey a miss for the moment, but that's only because it's being broadcast on Channel 7 and I'm reasonably sure they're cutting stuff out to make room for commercials. *grumble* I'll probably get it when it comes out on DVD.

I saw the Doctor Who sort-of-finale at Libby's the other night. Probably not as surprised by The Reveal as I would've been.... the fact that one of the first things we saw in the episode was the 'Melody Pond' sign on the crib was a dead giveaway. And then that was compounded by River's refusal to take part in the rescue mission, sooo. All in all it was a good finale. I'm convinced that we haven't seen the last of Madame Kovarian- can't help but think she's a fobwatched Rani- the genetic experiments and the way she talked seemed quite Rani-ish to me, and engineering a child as a weapon to fight the Doctor with just seems like something the Rani would do. My theory will probably be jossed when part 2 of series six airs, but I'm enjoying it at the moment.

Not particularly bothered by the fact we're not getting a full series 7 in 2012....I think it's the Moff trolling the fandom again. The tweet he made after the announcement came out hints at something special for 2012 anyway. I wouldn't even mind if it was a year of specials like we had before David Tennant's departure. Just hoping that 2013 will be THE year for Who- the 50th anniversary should be epic and must have an appropriate buildup. Fingers crossed they bring back Paul McGann.

Current Mood: discontent discontent
Current Music: Bob Marley- 3 Little Birds

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psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: June 18th, 2011 07:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Holy crap, a paralysis tick? It's lucky they don't affect people as badly as they do domestic animals :| I agree with you about River's identity being obvious the week before, but I still loved how they revealed it to the Tardis crew (and River's entrance; "Well then, soldier, how goes the day?" *dies*), but then River has really grown on me a lot this year. I've been considering rounding up the River episodes and watching them in her order.
dives From: dives Date: June 18th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
A paralysis tick? I can only make this face: D:


I saw and got oddly obsessed with Downton Abbey (I believe it was uncut in the US, although there was a lot of fuss at first over whether this was true), but I wasn't feeling Upstairs Downstairs quite as much, don't know why. I did like Art Malik and the fact that they did an episode about Haile Selassie's visit to London to appeal to the League of Nations (still mad at their total lack of response to that btw).
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