|There's Always Something
||[Dec. 30th, 2014|01:59 pm]
David Alexander McDonald (Steven E. McDonald)
It's been slightly over a year since the heart surgery, and I'm still here. I still need to lose weight, though, and I probably need to be considerably more social than I am. There's a lot of things that need to be done, such as cleaning the apartment, moving things around, keeping up with my reading, and maybe watching some of the video backlog (which is not helped by such things as streaming the abysmal I, Frankenstein, which should be subtitled Aaron Eckhart Wants To Know What The Fuck He's Doing In This Movie -- a movie that also demonstrates aptly that Jai Courtney is never going to be The Next Big Thing.)
I'm still plowing forward on Mount TBR, although it's now coming down to the wire -- today and tomorrow left to make it to 150 books out of my pre-2014 accumulation. I can do it (I usually have several going at a time) but it's going to be a squeak. This time last year I was not only done (finished just before I went into surgery) but adding to the total.
Part of the problem, of course, is that I keep acquiring new books, and I insist on making use of the library that's only a block away. Also, at the end of last year, when I got my first tablet, I also bought several of the Civitas Weird Tales anthologies -- each with 101 stories in them. Given that many of these stories are quite hefty, these things clock in at an average of 2500 pages apiece. Not, I note, books one reads quickly. I also bought The Cthulhu Megapack at the end of last year. This is a mere 40 stories! I'm happy to say that I polished that off during the course of the year.
On a less cheering note, the leg issues have returned, with slightly less virulence. I'm nor sure is MRSA is involved this time, but pseudomonas certainly is. I expect I will be making a return to the wound clinic to get this dealt with. Not the way I wanted to be reacquainted with Gina, but oh well.