Other worlds…all of them

Poetry night went really well last night. I can finally say that I don’t feel nervous about reading my poems any more! Getting up there once a month is doing wonders for my confidence.

It was the usual Thursday routine today. Geth and I went to Slimming World and then the supermarket this morning, and I’ve been getting the house ready for boardgaming guests coming round this evening. I also got a bit more videogaming done, which is really helping me relax and escape from world events at the moment.

Back to catching up with admin and writing tomorrow.

Classic Pop issue 56
Not an OOTD: today I’m just in my usual weigh-in outfit that you’ve seen a million times, so here’s something I bought instead. 2019 is turning into another year of hell out there in the world, but at least I can still buy magazines with Duran Duran on the front cover. You gotta escape somehow.

Today’s earworm playlist:

FM-84 – Bend And Break
Gunship – Dark All Day
Haircut 100 – Love Plus One
Duran Duran – Big Thing
Oasis – Cigarettes And Alcohol
Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
David Bowie – Golden Years
The Midnight – Days Of Thunder
FM-84 and Ollie Wride – Running In The Night
Disney – Prince Ali*
The Timelords – Doctorin’ The TARDIS

*The MIDI version from the 1994 videogame. I booted it up on DOSBox this morning in celebration of the fact that they’re going to be bringing out an updated version on the Nintendo Switch soon!

And the survey says…

…that I have escaped the ignominy of having to pay my Slimming World fee again!  I lost the four pounds required to take me back into target range.  Will try to lose a bit more this next week so that I’m more towards the middle of it again.

I went to WH Smith afterwards to pick up my Doctor Who Magazine (I’m several months behind with reading DWM, but I’ve been diligently buying all the issues so I can catch up at some point).  I’ve been sternly telling myself that I need to cut down on magazines, because I never have time to read the ones I buy and it’s a bit of an expensive habit, but when I walked into the shop, all of these were on display:

Classic Pop Magazine – my new favourite magazine and also my new downfall, given that they keep releasing all these special editions about my favourite bands. Still not got round to reading the Pet Shop Boys one from two months ago!

Yeah.  I’ll be starting that ‘cutting down’ thing next week.

Another quiet afternoon plugging away at work – Pilates class is on summer break till September so I’ve got plenty of time on a Thursday afternoon to get on with things at the moment.

Geth has been playing a lot of Final Fantasy XIII-2 this week, which has meant a lot of early nights reading for me.  I expect I will be doing the same tonight, although I’ll possibly be forsaking my Kindle for making a start on that giant pile of magazines that I just added to.

OOTD 2nd August 2018
OOTD: it’s still pretty warm around here. Vest top Primark (2018), skirt unknown brand (estimated 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2018).