paranoidangel: PA (PA)

I got lots of things done over the long weekend, including actually doing some writing, which is more than I managed in the whole of April. So I was feeling in a good getting things done mode. And then Tuesday I woke up feeling dizzy. So that's May gone, pretty much.

Fortunately I've been well enough to read and watch TV (as long as it doesn't move too much), so I have:

  • Watched all of series 5 of Game of Thrones and the two episodes of series 6 that have been broadcast so far. I have never been so up-to-date with it. I even avoided all spoilers for series 5 until a couple of weeks ago, when series 6 started and there was a mention of someone who died at the end of series 5.
  • Watched a whole lot of Co-Optitude on youtube. It's Felicia Day and her brother Ryon playing video games that are either co-operative or versus each other. It doesn't sound that interesting, but it is because a) they're terrible at all of them and b) they spend their time annoying each other (as siblings do). I really want to play Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes now.
  • Watched half an episode of The Casual Vacancy and then deleted all three of them
  • Discovered one of the three remaining episodes of the last series of Midsomer Murders is something else. So that's one less thing to watch
  • Read a series of three books that I'd kept in my parents loft for some reason and I'd forgotten ever existed: the Sisters series by Marilyn Kaye. Each book focuses on each of the four sisters. Except I just have the ones about the second and fourth sisters, then the fifth book, which is also about the fourth sister. They were easy reading, if nothing else.
  • Got my Not Prime Time assignment and worked out what I'm going to write. I just need to get the energy to write it (looking at computers makes me dizzy)
  • Voted! The only time I've been out of the house in the last week and enjoyed the nice weather. And walked very slowly.

Mirrored from my blog.

Me update

Jan. 20th, 2014 09:01 pm
paranoidangel: PA (PA)

The thing with being dizzy is that when you're really bad, lying down and doing very little makes you better. But after a while you have to remind your brain that actually it's not normal for the room to be spinning and lying down and not doing much doesn't help with that. So this weekend I decided I'd done enough lying down and I was going to sit up as much as possible. And then I decided I was well enough to work today (from home, car journeys when dizzy can make me travel sick, even when I'm driving).

Today I nearly got through a whole day with only lying down at lunch, but not quite. So definitely just as well I didn't go in. But after dinner and a lie down I feel better.

The most annoying thing is that getting up makes me dizzy. Because being asleep only helps me gain energy, it doesn't help my brain work out what signals it's being misfed from my inner ear. So I still had to get up ages before I started work so I could spend most of that time lying down and recovering from getting up, getting dressed and having breakfast.

I missed the first class of the term of ballet last week and am likely to miss the second this week (especially annoying as I missed the first two last term due to being ill, plus I have to pay in advance). And a dinner last week that took a month to organise because it was so hard to find a date we could all make, so now needs reorganising. But the timing could have been worse as next week I'm going to the theatre twice (once to see Punt and Dennis, the other time to see the local amateur panto). One time has e-tickets, so if I couldn't go I could at least email them, but for the other time I'm the only one who can pick the tickets up, since they require my credit card.

On the plus side, I managed to finish the first draft of my [info]blakefest fic. What I found helped was Written? Kitten!. Before I was ill I set myself the goal of writing 100 words before I went off and watched TV or whatever. I opened the page in such a way that I couldn't see the word count and then all of a sudden a kitten would pop up. And then generally another one would pop up before I stopped. I did have a read through of the whole thing at the weekend, when I deleted 300 words and added a question mark. At some point I will go back and put something in between the dialogue, although typically for my first drafts I have two people speaking, so every other paragraph is the same person. And then somewhere in the middle one person must logically have two paragraphs in a row. At least I can bung the whole thing in Written Kitten and at least I'll get kittens for adding non-dialogue.

I have also just got round to watching the first episode of the second series of The Bletchley Circle (ie the one from two weeks ago) after someone told me just under two weeks ago that it was good. And it was - so I'm glad last week's episode is taking up space on my PVR (recorded just in case I liked it). ITV Player was not a help, though, as it showed me three adverts during the first advert break and then refused to show me any more, telling me that Adblock was preventing me from seeing the adverts.

Mirrored from my blog.

Dizzy

Jan. 16th, 2014 08:42 pm
paranoidangel: PA (PA)

I know I have comments to reply to, loads of posts I have starred in my RSS reader, and Fandom Snowflake days I want to do. But I came over dizzy on Saturday night and am still recovering. I am at least now well enough to be really bored and frustrated at not being able to do anything - or I can at least start something that involves sitting down and end up having to lie down before I finish it.

On the plus side, I have re-watched all but the last episode of The House of Eliott, thanks to the BBC for putting it on YouTube and [info]lost_spook for telling me it was there. I'll probably have a whole post about it when I'm well enough, but for now it's perfect because it doesn't move much and it doesn't require much brain. It's a bit longer than I can concentrate for, but it doesn't require me to watch a whole episode in one sitting (or lying) anyway.

Mirrored from my blog.

Dizzy

May. 22nd, 2013 09:26 pm
paranoidangel: PA (PA)

I am having a dizzy week - and for no reason too. Last week was a busy one at work, but then I had a three day weekend and all I really did during it was go and see Star Trek. It's annoying because I feel fine after an evening of lying on the sofa, but I should have been at ballet tonight. I could have done it, but I'd have come back feeling so much worse.

On the plus side, it's been a year since I was dizzy for no reason (although there was a time last summer when I was more dizzy than I would have expected - but at the very least it's been a good nine months). And I'm not so bad that I'm off work and I actually felt worse yesterday working from home. I hate working from home - the only time I like it is when I'm too dizzy to go in, so I'm clearly not that bad. Just enough to stop me from doing what I want to do.

Mirrored from my blog.

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