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Sun Jan 8th, 2017


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08:23 pm - Grumpy Sunday
1. Finished Miss Peregrine etc and took back to library. Not impressed, and wondering what the fuss was about.

2. It's nice that my provider sends me frequent spam reports- half a dozen a day- but they're all for my ancient account that hasn't been used in fifteen years. When I could see my spam filter, the messages were addressed to my current account and were from various charities. So I'm still not sure that things aren't getting lost, but I don't feel like sitting on hold for several hours with their customer support, as they want me to do instead of using email, to get it straightened out. (Tried before; the longest I lasted was 50 minutes.)

3. mvrdrk sends me exercises for piriformis syndrome, the pain down the leg that isn't caused by a herniated disc. I note with wry amusement that, as ever, the exercises necessitated by aging bodies and structural FUBARs are aimed at runners, who apparently abuse themselves into premature decrepitude. Note too that the exercises are largely the same ones I do for ITB and weak knees.

But as ever, they want "three sets of five to ten repetitions of each stretch two or three times per day, then three sets of 5-10 individual stretches, each held for five seconds. Over time, you can build up to 60 seconds for each stretch." The tedium of exercise, of counting seconds and counting reps. I also remember mvrdrk saying how boring simple knee stretches are, and ohh, aren't they. 'Hold for two minutes, then repeat.'
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From:lebateleur
Date:January 9th, 2017 03:33 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the reaction on Miss Peregrine. I've been toying with the idea of reading that one for a while, but have been unimpressed with several other books with similar hype. Now I know to give it a pass.
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From:flemmings
Date:January 9th, 2017 03:52 am (UTC)
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I found it gimmicky, what with the photographs and all; they aren't really well melded into the text. I see a number of goodreads commentors agree with me.

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