1. I think the right person got voted off on Strictly Come Dancing this week. Lisa has been an inspiration to those of us with more curves than are strictly necessary and I’m so proud of her for NOT being the “comedy one” this year—the role that people like Ann Widdecome and Jon Sargeant got thrown into. I think everyone was expecting her to be so—the fat girl who can’t do armography, and certainly can’t kick and can’t dance.
Well she proved ‘em all wrong by making the semi-final.
But I’m also glad she didn’t go through on “the popular vote” like Chris Hollins and Julian Clary. Now the strongest four (and WHAT A FOUR) are in the final and the dancing is going to be spectacular. There’s obviously going to be a measure of popular voting—I believe that the winners are decided by the viewers—but there will be less of the underdog being supported, which generally happens. Good on, you, Lisa – my vote will go to James and Denise, but I truly think that James’s attitude in the past has made him less popular than he really really needs to be right now.
SO LOOKING FORWARD TO SATURDAY!
2. I have water on the knee. Or bustitis, or gout. or something. it’s red, hot and painful. No point yelling at me to see the doctor. There’s very little he can do and he’ll automatically blame my weight (which will be right) – but he has no intention of helping me with that, so what’s the point of just going for more pills to placate? If I was a drug addict or a smoker or an alcoholic, he’d HAVE to put me in a programme to help me, but fat people are still treated like pariahs. (see the “I still haven’t had an MRI despite this heart problem” issue…)
3. Just finished COLD DAYS by Jim Butcher and wow wow wow! Enjoyed it hugely. I was worried, because the first 10percent of it was frigging DULL when he was in Faerie. I mean how many times can you be told that yeah yeah every woman is as beautiful as beautiful can be (strangely the men are not all) and Maeve’s mad ranting bored me rigid, but when he got out of faerie, started hooking up with everyone and coping with those re-introductions and then getting on with Saving The World (again) it got very exciting and I for once didn’t see the ending until it happened. I’m confused about how the New Winter Lady got opted in though – can someone help there? The person involved isn’t Fae, isn’t a Changeling so wtf? Anyway, much recommended!
4. Decided to put “Gentleman of Fortune” away for the moment and get on with the gardening thingy because GOFortune needs mapping out. It’s not a mystery as in “whodunnit” so much, but more of a “follow the trail” and if I need to scatter red herrings and chekov guns in, it’s going to need more than “make it up as you go along.” So I’m aiming for 1000 words on The Gardening One today. or bust.