A review of Blade Runner 2049, which, happily, doesn't suck!
Long overdue next post in the Bilingual Lord of the Rings Reread, in which I cover the French edition of Chapter 2 of Fellowship. Long post is long, and also extremely geeky, but as y'all know, that is indeed how I roll.
In other tidbits of random news:
I have ambitions of tackling Nanowrimo next month, because apparently I just need the external impetus to get any damn writing done this year. The overall plan will be to try to throw as many words at possible at the novellas, and see if I can drag those bastards closer to being done.
I've been fighting what appears to be a sinus infection, or possibly leftover irritation after the last smoke incident we had in these parts mid-September, or maybe a little of each. Went to my usual clinic this morning, and got authorized for a round of antibiotics, so hopefully this'll make things settle down. My nose has otherwise healed up pretty well from the surgery earlier this year.
solarbird and I joined the Planet Fitness gym down the hill from our house, and I've been doing weekend workouts there, in the name of trying to get my metabolism and weight back under control. Also because next year, Big Fish will be moving offices and this will directly impact my commute. I'll still be taking the same bus, but will have a much shorter distance to walk from where I need to get off to where the office will actually be. So I won't have the nice long walk anymore as daily exercise. Therefore a new exercise regime is called for.
And so far, Planet Fitness is nice. I have discovered I like working with the arc trainers and ellipticals, which makes me feel better about paying money to exercise at a gym as opposed to using the old treadmill we actually have in the house. Plus, after talking with their personal trainer on staff, I've started doing light work with lat pulldowns and low rows, to gently work the muscles on my back right around my shoulderblades. This, as those of you who are familiar with my medical history posts may recall, is the land of Reconstruction Surgery and to this day, those muscles still get a bit cranky at me in the cold or if I happen to turn the wrong way. I'm hoping that gentle weights work will give my lats more stability and limber my back up in general.
And oh yes: the trailer for The Last Jedi dropped, and what I have to say about that is YES BRING THIS MOVIE UNTO ME. :D