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16 March 2014 @ 05:30 pm
Musings of a philosophical nature.  
Friends, Romans, Fl*sters please excuse this drive by ramble, it’s Sunday afternoon and I’ve been puzzling the mysteries of the universe. It has recently come to my attention, after seeing milly_gal and dizzojay wonderful collection of books. That it’s been some time since I sat down and read a novel.  Don’t get me wrong I still read, and most of it is rather brilliant fan fiction, but it started me thinking. Why has the sad state of affairs come about?  I mean if reading was an Olympic sport, then I could’ve represented England.

I pondered this mystery a little more as I stared longingly at my latest Terry Pratchett, and I thought there is more to life than fandom (please don’t hit me).  Then it dawned why this had partly come about. A little time ago I had to make something of a choice between my hobbies. I could continue to my embrace being a geeky little Fan girl and enjoy my time with all you lovely people, playing in the shallow end and scribbling bad fic.  Or I could pick up my old reading habits, and plough my way through anything with print on *G*

Then the reason why hit me, a little voice that sounded a hell of a lot like my mother hissed down my ear, “You spend too much time on that bloody computer, all you ever do is tap, tap at that thing. You never want to talk to me or Steve.”  Not true I talk to Steve a lot; mum....well talking to mum can be like trying to walk through a minefield high on crack wearing a blindfold.

Don’t forget this is the woman who said to me once with a great deal of pride, “You don’t read much anymore do you?  I finally cured you of that, whenever I looked at you all I saw was the top of your head.”

But now she has to put up with the lap top and squeeing, and trust me there have been some bloody epic battles about that!  But no way will I ever give up the boys! So something had to give and I'm afraid it was the reading.

You know the more I think about it the more I want to pick up the old books and read. Kick start the old imagination, open new worlds, find new and interesting ways to torment my darling muse *pets Jensen* you know what to hell with it; it’s time to poke around in the big bad world.  It will just make my time in fandom all the sweeter, and who knows I might even finish a bloody story or two.

So sorry about this meandering ramble, sometimes you just have to let it all out.  I hope I haven’t depressed anyone too much, I promise normal stupidity will resume very soon *G*

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Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Dizzojay's Dean Dreamsdizzojay on March 16th, 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
You go for it girlie; I recently visited the Discworld Emporium in Wincanton and that reminded me how long it's been since I read one of Terry Pratchett's wonderful books. So I recently re-read 'Going Postal' which is just golden!

So give your muse a break and then make sure she comes back fresh and ready to whump Jensen to within an inch of his eyelashes!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 16th, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
I suddenly realized just how much I missed my reading, and perhaps it's time to pick it up again.

By the time my muse gets back, Jensen will be running for hills screaming, in more ways than one *G*
milly_galmilly_gal on March 17th, 2014 09:40 am (UTC)
I couldn't actually live without my books, or my internet, or my lj, but having said that I get a lot more hours in my day than most remember, which is how I fit all of it in. If I ever stopped working nights, that's when I'd have issues with fitting it all in. I mean, I work Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights but I don't sleep during the day prior to my Monday or my Thursday, then of course I have the 12 hours at work, which is actually 5 hours of me being able to catch up on lj/read so yeah...

You go for it, I think we can let you disappear for a bit ;) as long as you promise to come visit, cos we'd miss you otherwsie!!!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 17th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean, and I must learn to manage my time a little better *G*

I promise not to disappear completely, I like it round here too much to do that *G*
milly_galmilly_gal on March 17th, 2014 10:42 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it miss Sasha ;)