Feeling kinda cheery, lately.
-I’ve been reading Georgette Heyer lately. I’ve never read her before. I think every now and then I like to read something predictable, and of course these are eminently predictable — but good, actually. There are always strong female characters, who are generally not interested in the male characters at all until they fall in love. In the one I just read, for instance, False Colours, it takes a while until you realize that the real heroine is possibly the mother of the twins (from the beginning I assumed it was the woman who eventually marries one of the twins). They’re a little bit like the Hardy Boys, or Nancy Drew, except better — I always found Nancy Drew to be kind of intolerable. These women are much more interesting. Anyway — good, I recommend them.
-One fitness program is ending and a new one begins next week and I think I have found a fitness buddy and I’m happy about that. Also, the new program includes swimming and biking, which might be fun.
-I’m trying out a few changes in my job, and that is good. I’m going to be here at least a few more years, and who knows what I will do after that — but it would certainly be a great idea to try out a few new things here and there. They may come in handy in the future. This also means I’m doing stuff with new people, which is also good for the very same reasons. So.
-In all these ventures there are new people, and also people I already know — Perhaps I am not as much of an introvert as I thought. I do like time alone, but it’s also really fun to have new people to do stuff with, or even to do different stuff with old people.
-Unrelatedly, we’re doing some kind of email migration at work and everyone in my office is in an absolute tizzy, despite the fact that they have some tiny number of email messages in their inboxes and absolutely nothing to worry about. I am overhearing the freakout down the hall. I am the person who should be worried, and yet — how freeing it would be if all my email was lost in the migration. Okay, I’m sure it would be awful, and yet — I think I would survive.
-New haircut! Off the neck for summer. Lovely.
All right — happy Thursday.