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Maybe it's time to change my default icon

... and other ruminations.

Jack bolted out the door when I came home this evening. He doesn't do that often, but he does do it. I dropped my stuff (a purse, a computer bag, a pizza box) and went after him. He's now sitting on the table, looking very pleased with himself.

I saw a condo yesterday that I'm thinking I might make an offer for. (!)

I started wearing a watch again and have been noticing that, gosh, it's darned handy to be able to glance at your wrist and see the time! (File under "In Which NP Rediscovers Admitted Truths")

It is ludicrously humid today. You know the steam that rises up when you mist a garment and then run an iron over it? That's what the entire outside world feels like.

Regarding my default icon: Jacob quitting recapping Who has made me realize that, while I remain both a Who fan and a Tennant fan, the days of the Tennant/Who conjunction are truly over. Perhaps retaining this as my default icon suggests more of a backward-looking focus than I really intend.

But I don't know what to choose instead. I think I'll pick Mepkin Abbey Gate for now.

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lolaraincoat
May. 12th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
Oh, New Amsterdam! I sing that in the shower often. Also, hmmm, condo? details please!
np_complete
May. 15th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
That's a hard one to sing! It's funny, because one doesn't think of him as being an incredibly gifted singer, but some of his songs (cf. "Poor Fractured Atlas") are really challenging to sing. He must have a really broad range.

(I've always wanted him to do a musical, actually. I think that, just as we've seen the Costello take on so many popular music forms, it would be really interesting to see what he did with musical theater.)
lolaraincoat
May. 15th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
It's quite easy to sing New Amersterdam. It's just impossible to sing well, is all.

He should do a musical, you're right! He should do a musical and Michael Chabon should write the book and Ben Katchor should do the set design. Yes.

And YAY! Offer on the condo. Send more pix when you have them.

np_complete
May. 25th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
I have sort of a grudge against Michael Chabon, which is probably not his fault. He broke through with a novel about the ethereal magic of being a student right when I graduated from college, got a computer, and found out, hello, I couldn't write. I never forgave him for that.

I need to re-read Mysteries of Pittsburgh and see if I like it any better. At the time I said that it read like an Ian McEwan parody of Brideshead Revisited, but maybe I'd appreciate it more now.

(Edited to fix wonky HTML)

Edited at 2011-05-25 11:52 pm (UTC)
lolaraincoat
May. 26th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Eh, I liked Mysteries of Pittsburgh well enough but he's written much better since - Kavelier and Clay is astonishing, and Yiddish Policemen's Union is even more astonishing.

Also, hello!
np_complete
May. 15th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
PS: Going to be going over the purchasing process with my REA tomorrow. I'm about 90% decided that I will make an offer on that one condo. I will be touring it again and taking some pictures of my own this time.
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