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Wasted Night and Better Day...
Sorry, didn't mean to get on a Fender-bender there;)

I was up later than usual last night with two important things.  Neither went all that well.  The Mets lost their one-game entry into the remainder of the post-season, at home, the only runs scoring on a three-run homer by an unheralded midget among Giants.  My review of the game is here.  At least I got one final night of the wisdom of Howie Rose, the excitement of the sold-out Citi Field crowd, and plenty of good feeling that the Mets will be back next year better than ever.

Around the start of the game at 8, I logged into the Jeopardy! test, which this time really was scheduled to start at 9.  I checked every five minutes or so to be sure I didn't miss the start- but then the ballgame got "compicated," as my mother would have said, and all my focus was on whether Thor would keep his no-hitter alive (he didn't) or if the Mets would score when finally getting to the invincible Giant pitcher the second time through the lineup (they didn't, either).  Next I knew, it was 9:06 and I'd missed the first 13 out of 50 questions.  Nothing to do but dive in and hope I'd get on a run..... which I did. A bad one.  Food questions. Ancient geography questions. Just to keep me from what-is-electrocuting-myself, Alex?, they fed me regular sops: a Mister Robot question, one about Thor's hammer (I'd just looked it up for a Noah Syndergaard post an hour before) and a Dan Quayle question where I'd randomly mentioned hime earlier in the day.  None mattered; I sucked almost as badly on the last 37 as on the unanswered first 13- so when it came to the last one, I needed to share my true feelings with the Clue Club (I'm blanking the actual answer, as some people are still scheduled to take the thing later tonight):



Then it was time for sleep, and for the first time in almost a week, I got a good night of it. The bug is definitely beaten and only remotely whimpering, and this was my best day of feels and do's since I came down with the damn thing last Saturday.  I worked from home again this morning- not for caution but convenience, since Ebony had a noon vet appointment.  It went fine; their biggest concern is that she's lost four pounds in the past several months, and 15 in the past year down to just over 50 pounds, but she doesn't look emaciated.  It's more worry over whether it's a symptom of something, so we're going to watch.  She's also all updated on meds, including heartworm which is now back to a monthly pill which I got her to eat on only the second try tonight.

After that, the office, where I was only on the phone with the IRS for about two useless minutes instead of the two annoying and useless hours of the day before.  Even got a workout in before Eleanor got home, and we rewatched the first of the most recent season's Endeavour episodes that I ordered from PBS last month.  It's a sign of a Tale Well Told when you re-watch, vaguely remembering some of the plot twists and reveals, and still have a good sense of suspense as to what's going on and how it all works out.  Best of all is seeing the interplay between Shaun Evans and Roger Allam; despite knowing that Morse will come back, won't die and will be John Thaw in 25 years, his younger self's mentor still needs to sell him on it, and Allam's droll love for his subordinate is a thing of joy to behold.

As is the soundtrack.

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thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: October 7th, 2016 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
You've seen The Thick of It, right? Allam's great in that (he's in the later series).

(btw, sent you a message via LJ).
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: October 7th, 2016 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Right, I do remember him from that (stopped watching- too much of a documentary feel of how this year's real season is going). Malcolm does tend to block out the sun with his personality in that show; I hope Hillary hires the guy who wrote Malcolm's curses, since she's going to need all the help she can get with the oppo.

(I sent it to Emily with your contact info and will harass her about it later.)
thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: October 7th, 2016 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
The writers would likely do it-- they're all openly supporting her (even though most are British & can't vote).

(Thank you! ::hugs::)
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