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Mon Apr 18th, 2016


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07:35 pm - Monday
I won $12 in the lottery yesterday.

Last night I couldn't get my lens out. Poked and pinched for ten minutes and nothing budged. Googled, webpage said it can take up to fifteen minutes to get a dry lens to let go. It did. Am not wearing lens today.

Reading glasses in glass case turned up at work today.

Weather Underground has gone mad. Insists every morning that it's currently 28C at the station and the high will be 18. Alas WU, you used to be useful.

Reading The Best SF and Fantasy Stories 2015 in bursts. Various reviewers have said there's not a bad story in the bunch. All the stories so far have been dystopian downers except Gaiman's return to Neverwhere. I wait to see if there's anything upbeat to be had besides that.

Wanted a rum and coke after work. First restaurant was closed on Mondays, second was so sorry out of rum, third only had white. Went next door with my Pepsi can and drank their rum.

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From:mvrdrk
Date:April 19th, 2016 12:34 am (UTC)
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SF and Fantasy seems to run in cycles, several years of all downers, several years of all upbeat. I think it correlates with the economic and/or political atmosphere of the times. Glad your reading classes turned up. I can no longer function without mine.
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From:flemmings
Date:April 19th, 2016 02:02 am (UTC)
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Neither can I, which is why I have a half dozen pairs, all dollar store specials- one for every room in the house and a seventh for the backpack.

Except when I leave my lens out, cause then I can read with my near-sighted eye.
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From:i_am_zan
Date:April 19th, 2016 02:09 am (UTC)
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And you're amazing still to be wearing lenses ... after three years ... I just couldn't ... and ahahaha my dad is like that ... one for everywhere,
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From:flemmings
Date:April 19th, 2016 02:22 am (UTC)
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Lens singular, and I shall keep on as long as I can. If I have the second eye operated on, I'll be permanently long-sighted and *really* dependent on my reading glasses, which are never quite strong enough for fine print.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:April 19th, 2016 04:32 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it's weird, that the reading glasses are never good enough for me too.
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From:flemmings
Date:April 19th, 2016 04:43 pm (UTC)
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I always assumed that if you get the expensive, 'calibrated to your own eyes' reading glasses, that they'll do what glasses should. Then I remember when I wore ordinary, expensive, calibrated to my own eyes glasses, and they never did.
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From:i_am_zan
Date:April 19th, 2016 02:07 am (UTC)
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Yes, yes true I think to the SF/F collections.
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From:i_am_zan
Date:April 19th, 2016 02:05 am (UTC)
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Yaaayyy! I love finding/winning money. You'd be surprised how much lose change that I find whilst cleaning and tidying up add(s) up to. I don't bother asking anymore ... I just keep it now.

Wow! It's been absolutely forever since I've had a dark rum and coke. Glad you found some eventually.

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From:flemmings
Date:April 19th, 2016 02:23 am (UTC)
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I love it too. Even living alone, I occasionally find forgotten change here and there.
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From:yumiyoshi
Date:April 19th, 2016 02:50 am (UTC)
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Bleh. I never trust "Best Of" anything because it's always Best Of According To Someone Who Isn't Me. I mean, if you're gonna claim that in the title ...

And sorry about the drink! That bites.
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From:flemmings
Date:April 19th, 2016 03:15 am (UTC)
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The 'according to someone who's not me' does go without saying, but also takes in 'according to someone who can be arsed to read all those magazines/ anthologies/ whatever in the first place, unlike me'. So I can't complain too much when someone else does the work for me; it just sucks if their ideas are different from mine. (So far, I have to say that all the stories are *good*, unlike most anthologies I've read. But boy, depressing.)

In fact, drinking next door's rum had the advantage of costing nothing and being accompanied by next door's cheese and crackers and conversation, even if I didn't get to sit outside while doing it. A win, but not one I can repeat too often.

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