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It's the kind of work week where I take a break from fixing something terribly urgent in order to fix something else terribly urgent. (And yes, I get a kick from being good at fixing stuff, but it's very wearing when it's non-stop urgency.)

Meanwhile at home and in studying I am behind on everything, so they're both heading into constantly-firefighting territory too. Argh. On the other hand I'm just about getting enough sleep again, and I'm having that lovely feeling of wellbeing that comes once one is fully over a cold, and I remembered to get some vitamin D supplements for this winter.


Three things that amused me recently:

1. Nico knows about high fives, and high tens, but this week he offered me a fist bump and said "High Zero!"

2. The romance novel genre has many many subgenres: regency, shapeshifters, billionaires, SEALs, shapeshifter SEALs, werewolf marines, etc. This week my kindle app offered me "Billionaire Aviators" which tickled me immensely (and reminded me obviously of Top Gun, which I watched at a very impressionable age).

3. We had a team-building thingy at work where we had to anonymously write down something about ourselves and the team had to guess in turn which person had written which thing. The trouble with this is finding a Thing that isn't really obviously me AND that I'm happy to disclose at work. I gave up on being hard to guess and just wrote "My favourite superhero is the Hulk". Surprisingly few people guessed right, several more were like "of course! how did I not guess you!", and then I looked down and realised I was wearing Hulk socks.

Date: 2016-11-17 14:30 (UTC)
jae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jae
Seals???

-J

Date: 2016-11-17 14:35 (UTC)
jae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jae
Wow.

To be honest, I don't know whether I find the idea of an entire romance subgenre dealing with a specific animal or the idea of an entire romance subgenre dealing with a particular sort of military man in one particular country weirder.

-J

Date: 2016-11-17 14:43 (UTC)
rachelmanija: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
Both exist. It may make more sense if you know that many romance subgenres consist of "The hero is (X)." So, "The hero is a firefighter/werewolf/rake/pirate/etc."

Date: 2016-11-21 08:59 (UTC)
sparrowsion: female house sparrow (female house sparrow)
From: [personal profile] sparrowsion
Specifically-seal shapeshifter romance would just be a less tragic selkie story, and they're as old as the hills.

Date: 2016-11-17 14:44 (UTC)
sfred: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sfred
I might adopt 'high zero" - that is super cool.

Date: 2016-11-18 01:46 (UTC)
kalypso: (Fantastic)
From: [personal profile] kalypso
It's brilliant!

Date: 2016-11-17 15:46 (UTC)
watersword: Keira Knightley, in Pride and Prejudice (2007), turning her head away from the viewer, the word "elizabeth" written near (Default)
From: [personal profile] watersword
Wow, I don't really notice the bonkers hyper-specificity of romance genres until someone points them out. That's amazing.

Date: 2016-11-17 16:30 (UTC)
watersword: Keira Knightley, in Pride and Prejudice (2007), turning her head away from the viewer, the word "elizabeth" written near (Default)
From: [personal profile] watersword
Billionaire shapeshifter active-duty Air Force pilots with a secret child.
Edited (forgot the important part of the sentence.) Date: 2016-11-17 16:43 (UTC)

Date: 2016-11-17 16:55 (UTC)
bens_dad: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bens_dad
Does that mean there are no extroverts in the team ?

Q: How can you tell an extroverted engineer?
A: When he talks to you, he looks at your shoes instead of his own.

Date: 2016-11-18 07:46 (UTC)
bugshaw: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bugshaw
I like high zero! I sometimes do a high 6 for particularly excellent things - high 5 with a thumbs up.

Date: 2016-11-18 08:29 (UTC)
ewx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ewx
It offered me the billionaire aviators too! I didn't buy.

Date: 2016-11-18 15:08 (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
High Zero is excellent.

As are the seriously specific romance genres.

Date: 2016-11-18 16:24 (UTC)
naath: (Default)
From: [personal profile] naath
your team can't do handwriting recognition? or was there an obfuscation stage?

Date: 2016-11-21 09:01 (UTC)
sparrowsion: tree sparrow (tree sparrow)
From: [personal profile] sparrowsion
Will have to try "high zero" on the nephew, and see whether he's bemused or dissolves in fits of giggles.

Date: 2016-12-03 13:00 (UTC)
ceb: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ceb
I will be giggling about the Hulk socks all day...

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