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And then they were none...

And I realized I haven't posted anything here in a few months.
Yeah so long, I didn't even mentioned about my ferret. The thing is he died the next morning and I had to go to work on the evening. I don't need to say that it wasn't easy to go.
We managed to get him back home and bury him in the garden. It took a steel plate to avoid the dog from digging there even though we made him a little coffin.
Time went by a long time since, it feels like such.
I can't say 2011 started well, very few work, two days in February, it didn't get better until April and then things seemed to suddenly rush. I booked my plane to USA, will be there all summer caring and stuff for horses. Will be at AC too while I can and opportunities keeps coming.
For all that to happen in good ways, I'm also selling my bike, I didn't ride much, only 6,000 km while I had it but now it mostly collects dust in the garage and I don't like that plus it was never the right bike for me, slightly too short and too thin, it was not great for long rides.
I think I greatly improved my art recently, I'm still lacking the will that would make me a really good one. Not a professional one, no. I don't think I have the dedication it requires.
I'm only dedicated with animals.
Recently I started viewing all Star Trek series. Find it weird or not, I never saw them fully. When I was a kid there was reruns of TOS and I saw what I could of it but I don't think episodes were in order. Then as I grew up, I remember seeing a poster of The Next Generation on my cinema's wall. TNG was the only series I never saw on TV. Then with SyFy, I discovered Voyager and Enterprise.
So in order, I watched Voyager, The Original Series, Enterprise, The Next Generation and then I'm on Season 6 of DS9. I know it's not the correct order but that's how I saw them. It may have helped to watch them in order but I don't care, I'm good as it is.
While work picked up, I found myself gone from house for up to five days a week, sleeping in my truck and having time to spare. So I thought of putting my e-reader to good use and started with the Pern series. The first book at least, it was quite good but meanwhile I wanted to finish my paper books waiting to collect dust after I had them read. So I picked the DelaSangre series which first book I read quite some times ago, and one after another I read the whole series. It barely took me a week to read all three books but only because I forced myself to stop and sleep. One book I read 200 pages at once. I really enjoyed reading it, almost wishing for a fifth book. But the two last words tell you it's over.
And no, it's not "the end."
I've read some books but not that many if I look by the years I've been on Earth. Most of the classics I haven't or hadn't read. I read The Little Prince recently as well as Micromegas from Voltaire, both short but very interesting stories about human kind.
When I think about it, I wonder if I didn't lose my time doing things instead of reading the big classics then I shrug and start reading again. Those are books and they can be started any time. So that's why I started Pern more than 40 years after its creation.
I'm glad I did.

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chipuni
May. 29th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
*sends hugs*

I'm sorry for your ferret, but I'm glad that you're reading.
delphinelicorne
May. 29th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
I have a friend's book I must read though, I just need to do so.
dain_unicorn
May. 29th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
Loosing pets is never easy. I've had a few ferrets over the years and I know just how those stretch-rats can worm their way into your heart.

Chronologically, the Star Trek order goes like this

Enterprise
The Original Series
Movies 1- 6 (and the first part of 7)
TNG
Deep Space Nine
Voyager

They threaded TNG in with the start of DS9 and DS9 with voyager too. They also tied Voyager in with the last on the original timeline's movies, Nemisis. There are entire wikis devoted to the Star Trek universe.

As for your literary observations... Old classics are still around for exactly your reasons. Never feel ashamed of when you find a jem.
delphinelicorne
May. 29th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
I know about the Star Trek chronology and all there is to know about the series. If I ever need something there's memory-alpha for it ;). So far, all I miss from now on are 9 movies out of the 11 made.

And yeah it was tough losing him. Sometimes it comes back, but at least, I still have my other ferret and my young dog.

True that, as long as it is not a jem...'hadar :p
evoquus
May. 30th, 2011 07:23 am (UTC)
Don't forget Star Trek the Saturday morning cartoon.
rochndil
May. 31st, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that things are going along a bit better. If you're ever going to be in the Atlanta (Georgia) area, drop me a line and we'll try to catch up.

Rochndil, who still hasn't see most of the ST movies...
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