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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 06:08pm on 01/01/2010 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Another year over, and a new one just begun. It's getting to be a habit.

So, a short (at least by my standards) summary of 2009:
2009 )
So, to summarise: it's been a pretty rough year with deaths and layoffs and things like that, but it could have been much, much worse.

Best wishes for 2010, everyone, and thanks for making 2009 a decent year against all odds!
Mood:: 'calm' calm
Music:: Muteual Mortuary: "Hateless Insanity"
location: Train 245 en route to Stockholm
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 08:34pm on 11/06/2009 under , ,
Meme from [livejournal.com profile] jlms:
"Which fantasy writer are you?" — cut for length )

I had to edit the HTML code a bit; the image was freaking huge in the original.

And I'm not sure I agree either...
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 08:18pm on 27/01/2009 under ,
I've finally, finally, added covers to all my books, except the ones I can't find and that I've probably lost somewhere along the road (e.g. put in the wrong box when I moved and still haven't unpacked, lent to someone and never got back, given away and forgotten to remove from the database, et.c.). The tagging, rating, and reviewing will take considerably longer time and I'm not sure I either want or need to do it to all the books (1,733 entries at the moment), but now the bloody things are at least there to work with if I should feel like it.
Music:: The Mothers of Invention - Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 10:10am on 23/01/2009 under
Around half past eleven last night, this dialogue took place:

MY BRAIN
Hey, I've just had a Really Neat Idea™! You know your non-fiction books?

ME
(blearily) Yeah...?

MY BRAIN
And how you never got around to sorting them by subject?

ME
I know, I know. And your point is...?

MY BRAIN
Don't you think it would be a good idea to get started?

ME
Look, it's nearly midnight, I'm already in bed, I was planning to turn out the light now and get some sleep. Why can't we do it tomorrow or this weekend or something? If it's been nearly two years, it can wait another day.

MY BRAIN
You know as well as I that if you don't act on an idea straight away, you'll forget it or lose interest.

ME
Oh fuck off, I'm too tired!
(beat)
Hmm, although I suppose the linguistics books should be on one shelf... And maybe the history books too...

...which is how I found myself in my living room, rearranging books until a quarter to one. My treacherous brain wouldn't let me sleep until I had started putting Dymo labels on empty DVD cases as heading markers. Another evening's work, and I'm nearly done.
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 09:40am on 14/01/2009 under , , , ,
When going through all my books to enter them on LibraryThing, I found a little volume I bought at a sale many years ago, had a quick look at and promptly forgot. Now I remember why.

Bo Carlsson: Bonnier Icons ordbok i sajbersvenska )
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 10:10pm on 01/01/2009 under , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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