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Holy crap, it's been a while since I updated this. Not surprising, since I often start blogs and then drop them because things like Facebook make talking about my life pretty convenient. But there's still something so nice about personal blogs, so eh, may as well return to this.

Though sadly, not much has really happened in my life since I stopped updating. Still unemployed, still on Social Assistance, still doing the same old stuff I was doing before.

...This entry got boring quickly...


In the middle of reading Mercedes Lackey's Closer to the Chest. It's okay so far, about the same quality I've come to expect from her recent Valdemar novels, which is to say that the moralizing has gotten extremely unsubtle compared to her earlier works. It's always a shame to see a beloved author's books go so far downhill, though that being said, it's not like they've declined so far that I won't read them. I just don't get the same enjoyment from them that I once did, and I find the blatant moralizing to be very annoying, but I'll still read them as quick comfort reads, so I suppose that says something.


Came down with a cold yesterday. Sore throat and very inflamed sinuses today. I blame the snowstorm yesterday. I know that really isn't the cause, since whatever I caught must have had time to incubate, but lousy weather usually tips my immunity over the edge and lets things flourish where otherwise I might be able to resist, so probably the storm at least had the effect of making it worse.

Plus today there's a pervading chill that's keeping snow on the ground, and that's not helping matters.


A total of 9 items showed up for review today, which is probably the most I've ever gotten at one time. A few require only minimal testing, so I was able to get 2 reviews done tonight, and I'll probably be able to do another 2 tomorrow, too. So that's good. Really, I'll probably be able to get reviews written for them all by the end of the week.

Of course, I know there's more stuff coming, but still. I want to be able to keep somewhat on top of things, and 2 reviews a night isn't that taxing.

If only I could find a way to make money doing this. I saw somebody earlier today say she once had a reviewing gig that paid $10 per review, which doesn't sound like much, but if I got everything I received today reviewed by the end of the week, that would be $90 in my pocket, at that rate. And right now, that would be a fantastic boost to my bank account.
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