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Now that we are working on phase III's I get to listen to my iPod all day at work.  I could do so on phase I's, but I find it rather important that I be able to hear my crew, and from the number of times they've been un-able to hear me because of their music, I think it's a rather bad idea.  Anyway, I really like listening to the spoken word while I work, but I find myself rapidly going through the back-log of podcasts and audiobooks that I have.  So, give me your recs.  Anybody have a favorite podcast?  A great audiobook?  An audio drama they think everyone should listen to?  I'd be willing to give them a try. 

Right now I'm listening to Alice I Have Been and greatly enjoying it.  It's historical fiction based on the life of Alice Liddell  the "real" Alice in Wonderland.  It's moody and dark and there are Victorians.  I love me some Victorians.  I've always felt a certain kinship with the Alice stories, possibly because I've had the following conversation many times in my life.

Me: Hi, I'm Allison
Then: Like like the book? Allison Wonderland.
Me: No. That's Alice in Wonderland.  A girl called Alice in a place called Wonderland not a girl who's first name is Alice and last name is Wonderland. 
Them: Oh
Me: But I was named for someone called Alice. 

Or, you know, I may have just liked the headband.  Also the pinafore (see above re: Victorians).
pinksonia: (Alice)
Now that we are working on phase III's I get to listen to my iPod all day at work.  I could do so on phase I's, but I find it rather important that I be able to hear my crew, and from the number of times they've been un-able to hear me because of their music, I think it's a rather bad idea.  Anyway, I really like listening to the spoken word while I work, but I find myself rapidly going through the back-log of podcasts and audiobooks that I have.  So, give me your recs.  Anybody have a favorite podcast?  A great audiobook?  An audio drama they think everyone should listen to?  I'd be willing to give them a try. 

Right now I'm listening to Alice I Have Been and greatly enjoying it.  It's historical fiction based on the life of Alice Liddell  the "real" Alice in Wonderland.  It's moody and dark and there are Victorians.  I love me some Victorians.  I've always felt a certain kinship with the Alice stories, possibly because I've had the following conversation many times in my life.

Me: Hi, I'm Allison
Then: Like like the book? Allison Wonderland.
Me: No. That's Alice in Wonderland.  A girl called Alice in a place called Wonderland not a girl who's first name is Alice and last name is Wonderland. 
Them: Oh
Me: But I was named for someone called Alice. 

Or, you know, I may have just liked the headband.  Also the pinafore (see above re: Victorians).
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Ooo.  I think I've found my Halloween costume.  I just saw The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Susan's battle costume is just great.  I wonder where one gets three quarter length sleeves in chain mail,  not to mention the sweet leather corset. 
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Ooo.  I think I've found my Halloween costume.  I just saw The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Susan's battle costume is just great.  I wonder where one gets three quarter length sleeves in chain mail,  not to mention the sweet leather corset. 
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According to the rest of the crew, I turned purple at work today.  I really wasn't all that cold.  My nose was freezing, but my core felt just fine.  It is; however, rather disconcerting to have various people come up to you and say "Wow! Your face really is purple." or "You look like the blueberry girl from Willy Wonka."


Then again, we got to leave at first break (10:30) in order to drive to Kansas City to catch the planes tomorrow.   So a big "Yeah!" to that.
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According to the rest of the crew, I turned purple at work today.  I really wasn't all that cold.  My nose was freezing, but my core felt just fine.  It is; however, rather disconcerting to have various people come up to you and say "Wow! Your face really is purple." or "You look like the blueberry girl from Willy Wonka."


Then again, we got to leave at first break (10:30) in order to drive to Kansas City to catch the planes tomorrow.   So a big "Yeah!" to that.
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    Today was my day to use the Trimble, and it spent the whole day acting like a spaz.  Also, the GPS part on the pole fell off and hit me in the head three times.  I am not amused; although, the thought that the hard hat may have come in useful when I was not wearing it is sort of amusing. 

    I <heart> Pushing Daisies.  It's all brightly colored and whimsical, and yet sort of dark.  It's like Raul Dould is writing weekly snapshots for my living room.  You know, that living room  I would be in if I didn't spend all my time in hotels. 
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    Today was my day to use the Trimble, and it spent the whole day acting like a spaz.  Also, the GPS part on the pole fell off and hit me in the head three times.  I am not amused; although, the thought that the hard hat may have come in useful when I was not wearing it is sort of amusing. 

    I <heart> Pushing Daisies.  It's all brightly colored and whimsical, and yet sort of dark.  It's like Raul Dould is writing weekly snapshots for my living room.  You know, that living room  I would be in if I didn't spend all my time in hotels. 
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As were coming up on the due dates for all those lovely end of the year papers, children's literature has been my saving grace. It's short, so I don't feel like I'm taking too much time away from my work. It's soothing in a chicken soup sort of way and i don't have to concentrate on it overly much, which is a relief after all the text books and extremely wordy academics.

Also went to see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind yesterday while I was letting my paper settle before revising.  Not exactly the mindless entertainment that the situation would normally call for, but I knew that going in.  I had been wanting to see this movie, but it came to our local theater while my parents were visiting, so I didn't get a chance to see it.  Anyway, much to my ultimate delight (yes there was a happy dance involved) it came back! It was definiately worth the wait, and since I generally dislike Jim Carrey movies that's saying a lot.  I now need to see all of Charlie Kauffman's other work, or well, I'll see it as soon as I return to some place where I have access to a tv. 

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As were coming up on the due dates for all those lovely end of the year papers, children's literature has been my saving grace. It's short, so I don't feel like I'm taking too much time away from my work. It's soothing in a chicken soup sort of way and i don't have to concentrate on it overly much, which is a relief after all the text books and extremely wordy academics.

Also went to see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind yesterday while I was letting my paper settle before revising.  Not exactly the mindless entertainment that the situation would normally call for, but I knew that going in.  I had been wanting to see this movie, but it came to our local theater while my parents were visiting, so I didn't get a chance to see it.  Anyway, much to my ultimate delight (yes there was a happy dance involved) it came back! It was definiately worth the wait, and since I generally dislike Jim Carrey movies that's saying a lot.  I now need to see all of Charlie Kauffman's other work, or well, I'll see it as soon as I return to some place where I have access to a tv. 

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