Dislocated rib? Really?

  • Nov. 13th, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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I've been told by a masseuse that I might be suffering from a dislocated rib, which has been caused/aggravated by doing crunches. This means going to a chiropractor, which, eeeek, I hate. I've gone to one before, 3-4 sessions, enough to realize that being cracked and pulled is not something I can stand very easily. But now I'm motivated by weird aches and pains, so off to see a chiro and hope I can find one I can trust. Last guy I saw was a bit creepy and smiled too much.

As fr TVeeee, I'm almost caught up on my watching. I can do a couple of hours sometimes, but usually after an hour terribly antsy in a way my younger self would find odd. But yes, I'm now caught up on Fringe, Supernatural and (new good show, yay) Homeland. Is Dexter getting any better after episode 1? Season premiere felt so *meh* I kind of forgot about it.

So, Heaven. I've now had 3 people tell me it's fun, so I'm going to hunt it down. Right now I have no idea what network airs it or what's its basic premise.

I've moved over to Pinboard for tagging fic, but I miss the old Delicious terribly. It had been my main resource for finding new fic to read. I hope that eventually I can use it to find fics that have been tagged several times, once I have to move outside the people I follow in my network when I'm looking for new stories.

Hitch-22

  • Apr. 30th, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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I'm getting a great deal of pleasure out of hearing Christopher Hitchens reading his memoir "Hitch-22", which serves as a consolation over the latest episode of Supernatural (which I had to stop watching 15 minutes in, partly because I was too tired from other tv watching, partly because of the bad jokes) and what seems a sharp turn for the soap opera-ish in the third season of Fringe. I'm still behind a handful of episodes, so I haven't ventured into any season 3 discussions to find out if other people have been as deflated by the writing, or if this is more of a personal thing. Right now Fringe is the one tv series that both me and Mr. L both enjoy (have enjoyed) and we're dismayed at the second half of this season.

I told Mr. L about my enjoyment of "Hitch-22" and he was intrigued enough that he might give it a listen as well. I knew very little of Christopher Hitchens before, beyond the basic atheist banner he waves around and that he wrote extensively in support of the Iraq invasion, which makes my head hurt. Oh, and his reputation as a big boozer, but that's more from a couple of older friends who are familiar with his writing. I don't believe I'd ever heard his name before 2001. I was expecting some family background and some gossipy tales of boozing it up with big name writers, all done in a very entertaining style. I'm getting all of that, but I didn't expect the very compelling story of his mother, his extreme left wing politics in the 60s and his recollections of a great (but mostly chaste) romance he had with another boy during his boarding school days. I'm still in the memoir somewhere around 1974, so I couldn't explain to Mr. L how Hitchens managed to become someone who is viewed as conservative. I saw Hitchens labeled as a neocon when he debated Chris Hedges, but he doesn't sound like a neocon to me, at least not yet. Very interested to hear the rest.