Beyond The Storm: Shadows of the Big Easy is a collection of essays, fiction and role-playing material themed around the city, produced by volunteers with all profits going to the American Red Cross to support Katerina relief. I didn't actually write any of it, but I did edit chunks of it, including work by Mur Lafferty of Geek Fu Action Grip and Mikko Rautalahti of Fun Pastimes for Stupid Children.
Dear Lord, having to hop everywhere on crutches is a frustrating and time-consuming experience.... When you make a cup of coffee, you have to drink it in the kitchen, because you can't carry liquids anywhere.
After an hour of waiting, accompanied by Songs of Praise's The Nation's Top Ten Hymns and surrounded by multiple sports injuries, I was seen by a nurse, who sent me straight off for an x-ray. 45 minutes later, I had an attractive photo of the inside of my foot, the reassurance that nothing was broken, orders not to put any weight on the foot for three days, and a snazzy pair of crutches.
Thanks to checking out a post by Liz, I've now got an account on last.fm, recording my listening habits. Check it out, and laugh at my poor taste in music.
The last series produced the only reality TV talent show winner that I've had any interest in whatsoever: Alex Parks.... The first track is an OK pop-ish number, but it's the second track, Near Death Experience, that really brings home the bacon.
So, I shouldn’t quit the day job just yet, then.
I’m in the process of playing around with the beta of a neat little phone application called ShoZu, which allows you to post pictures straight from your mobile phone to Flickr. So far. I’m impressed.
The picture is of workmen erecting a new fascia on the building that houses Lewisham’s new TK Maxx. I think it proves that just adding a plastic facade to an ugly building gives you an ugly building with a plastic facade.