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People say life is the thing, but I prefer reading*
 

Longing for the day I can sit on my couch eating Doritos ALL WEEKEND...

Another busy weekend.

I had a terrifying experience on Friday night, as I was babysitting for my friend's wee boy. It was the first time I have babysat without a responsible adult present. It all went fine though - his mum and dad fed him, bathed him and got him to sleep so all I had to do was listen to the baby monitor whilst watching Big Brother and cuddle him if he cried, which he obligingly didn't. Still, terrifying.

We then had to collect Fiance's mum's dog from the kennel on Saturday. It's always fun picking him up because he is SOOOO happy to see us (at one point all four paws left the ground). However as Fiance was settling the bill, the kennel lady decided that he wasn't excited enough, and thought a biscuit would calm him down (at this point I should clarify that I am talking about the dog, not Fiance). I was holding his lead when she said the 'B' word and merrily trotted off to the kitchen. Of course the dog, who is a black lab and very strong, shot off after her like a rat up a drainpipe, almost severing my finger in the process. My fault I suppose, for thinking that she would know how NOT to get him so excited he peed a little.

We then went to my boss's 40th birthday party on Saturday night. Fiance managed not to disgrace me too much - he didn't even get that drunk until about half an hour before we left, when he thought it was a good idea to buy a whisky and drink that while he finished his Bacardi. After 6 pints of beer. Thankfully there was no vomit, just a spot of verbal diarrhoea.

By Sunday, I was ready to collapse in a heap. About all I could manage was a bit of housework, and lots of reading and watching TV. Having finished this*, I started reading The Colour Of Magic, the first in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. It's shaping up to be quite good (even though it's sci-fi/fantasy, which I have derided before on this site), they are supposedly parodies of other fantasy series so are witty and sarcastic, which appeals to me.

*While I enjoyed TMFOQL, I got a bit fatigued in the middle part of it. I think this was because I was taking so long to read it (I was only managing little bits at a time, therefore I was getting bored because it seemed to be dragging on). Thankfully it picked up at the end, and I enjoyed it overall - it was quite a different reading experience, and it was also the first time I've actually finished a novel by Eco so I was quite chuffed.
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*Logan Pearsall Smith



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