prunesquallormd: (Effy - Lost in thought)
- Well, it's with no small sense of relief that I managed to get through Deuteronomy this week with my eyeballs intact. Oh, and surprise too, because (with the exception of the early chapters of Genesis which are kind of fun), the first 4 of the Books of Moses mostly left me wanting to stick pins in my eyes. Ugh, just horrible.

Deuteronomy mostly takes the form of a sermon, with the 120 year old Moses addressing the 12 tribes of Israel just before his death and their subsequent crossing of the Jordan into the Promised Land and, while God here, much as in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers, is portrayed in large part as being petty, vainglorious, arrogant, vindictive, and cruel (and murderous, don't forget murderous. I mean, honestly, the 12 plagues, anyone?), He's less to the forefront here than previously and mostly I found it a fairly interesting narrative of a People at a very specific time and place in their history.

Religion and whatnot )
prunesquallormd: (Kaya - *is surprised*)
Gah. Feel grotty.
I haven't been off work with anything other than "really can't be arsed today", or random excruciating sinus pain since 2006, so maybe it was past time. There was a time last night/this morning when I thought it might be the beginnings of flu. But no, just a stinking cold (with, of course, random excruciating sinus pain). I always feel a bit stupid giving a cold as a reason not to go into work, but I feel icky, so whatever. They're highly unlikely to sack me for taking a few days off. And anyway, I'm tired. I get five hours sleep a night at most, if I'm lucky, just cos I can't sleep for longer than that. So I think a few days of lying on the sofa, watching DVDs and letting stuff take care of itself for a while is sort of in order.

Cut for mostly pointless waffling )
prunesquallormd: (Katie S4 - LOVE)
Well, then. Insert random stuff here, I suppose.

Whitby was all sorts of fun, and the company was fab, and mostly good humoured. I may have drunk rather more gin (and whisky for that matter) than is technically healthy, and I definitely ate more cheese and fudge than my nominally vegan diet would suggest (I miss cheese ok? It's been over a decade, and I've never stopped missing it, and they don't make a decent non-dairy cheese. Trust me, I've looked).

A few days ago, [livejournal.com profile] blurubberband55 posted a Katie Fitch vid that [livejournal.com profile] crackfoxx made for her (the prompt was "Katie Fitch is awesome at life" to the tune of "I'm too sexy"). It may actually be the best thing ever, and it's one of the things things I've seen in the last few days that's brought home to me the total reversal of my opinion on Katie. I loathed her utterly when I first saw season 3, and for months afterwards. Now though? I just want to hug her. I love her so much. This vid may give you a clue as to why.

Cut for teh rambly )

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