Hello Bloggy readers (all three of you)! No, I have not dropped off the blogopshere. I am working on a post about the perplexing question of how a bed-bound obese person manages to obtain fattening foods, but it's become quite psychologically deep and epic and unwieldy. Surprisingly, in spite of letting it sit on my desktop for four days, it has not finished itself or edited itself down into what one of my lecturers would call elegant prose.
I have also been madly distracted by my new toy, A KINDLE - late arriving xmas pressie from my lovely Programmer man. Now and then people ask me why we are not married and I point out that instead of a ring, I have numerous devices. This is his style and I'm not complaining. In my world, nothing says commitment like keeping me in the latest gadgets. Yesterday, while getting to grips with the new thing, I accidentally downloaded Stephen King's 'UR', which is guaranteed to make you scared of your own kindle. It was unputdownable. I could have sworn I only clicked the 'read a sample' button too *cue twilight zone music*.
As well as kindle books, I've also been buying real books, mostly from Alibris, who seem to sell off ex-institution textbooks at ridiculous prices - say US$1 + shipping. Total cost, about NZ$15 for a book which elsewhere is not less than $120. They usually arrive at about 6.30 in the morning and The Programmer puts them on the bed when he leaves for work (and I'm still slack-arsing around about getting up or even waking up). This morning I woke up with something on the bed, and it was this:
Now, that's some serious packaging for one textbook. 'The Science of Nutrition' came with it's own air supply!
I've also been having a bash at cutting back my caffeine consumption. I was doing quite well, moodiness, lack-of-motivation and all, but this morning I relapsed with two of these...
..then instantly felt motivated to blog. I'm trying to get back to about four espresso's a week, which is my happy place. I slipped back into a caffeine fueled lifestyle when I was in Europe and I know it's not the best thing for me, polyphenols notwithstanding.
Okies, it's probably best to make the most of the buzz, head to the office and get those Sana orders away.
By the way, Sana customers. We sent you all a christmas card with a code in it to get 5% off in January. So far, only a few people have used it, therefore I'm supposing it went into the recycling bin with the rest of the xmas cleanup. I don't want anyone to miss out so here it is again:
The code is:
Just enter it into the code box at checkout.