So I clearly flaked out on the March Posting Project two days in a row. The reason being a) that nothing interested happened and b) I was too tired to make
anything interesting. (The latter being kind of the point of the March Posting Project.)
That's basically the summary of my last three days: very very tired. Which was a little weird, because I slept enough, and I had moderate-not-murderous exercise, and mentally I felt fine. But both on Friday and on Saturday I woke up tired, even after a solid seven and a half hours, with that kind of heavy-bones-lethargy I only know from being in a serious funk or having a flu, or seriously hungover. And I was neither in a funk, nor did I have the flu, nor had I had any booze.
I ended up wondering, what with the headaches last week, if I'd caught some sneaky bug that my body was fighting off so effectively I didn't notice
and the fatigue and the headaches were the only symptoms. Or whether it was the weather.
Today it's better, though I woke up freakishly early after very weird dreams about fandom. (Someone on fail_fandomanon
was closing a thread that lulumeow
was very interested in, and I had just opened the comment field to defend lulumeow
's right to have that discussion, when I woke up. WTF, head, WTF.)
/my interesting lifeJo runs
On Friday morning, I went for a twenty-minute run, and on Saturday morning, a thirty-minute run. And while my legs felt like bloody CONCRETE, my back has not even twinged. I consider this AWESOMESAUCE, because I would love to be able to mix up the bike and the swimming with running again. I plan to up the time gradually and see how it develops; it would also help if I got a new pair of running shoes, but this is where I run into the finances of a grad student -- a pair of good running shoes is still this BIG INVESTMENT, and I'm shying away from the hassle. But YAY RUNNING!Jo tries to be helpful NORLY
I came across this a few days ago on the DW network: Instapaper
, a site that lets you collect and download-as-epub-or-mobi-or-PDF various types of online texts: very very handy for downloading fic that was posted to LJ, and even handier for downloading multi-chapter stories in a low-fuss kind of way
. As someone who moved from printing everything to wanting everything on an eReader, I'm finding this an excellent resource.
Where I found it, and the instructions
for downloading multi-chapter stories.
I've tested it with a few multi-chapters that were posted to akame_
, a website like haikuesque.net, a blog post on blogspot, and random single-entry LJ posts. The blog post didn't work, and with the first multi-chapter, the epub file didn't produce all the line breaks, leading to run-on paragraphs. But that story in particular also had curly quotes, and I'm suspecting this was due to the author using special formatting and not the LJ default. With other stories, it worked perfectly fine, and I'm very pleased I found this. I always thought I would probably read more sporadically-updated-perhaps-never-
finished multiparters if they didn't have to clear the hurdle of being worth the formatting hassle first. (SRSLY, with the stories that worked, it gave me just the text, no comments, and the chapters/parts neatly behind each other, like MAGIC!)
Oh, and it might come in very handy for eReader types when k_x starts posting and if it's still posting to LJ this year.