Roz Kaveney (rozk) wrote,
Roz Kaveney

Accidents, Computer Hell, Ballet Stuff and so on

You all need to know, since D mentioned it in his journal, that I was slightly stirred *and* shaken the other night when a motor cycle rammed my taxi-cab in the rain in the rush hour on the Shoreditch one-way system. No-one was hurt, but having a big hunk of metal hit the other side of even a three-inch thick car door from where you are sitting is pretty disturbing. I had to hang around for an hour making statements to the police - a police van had been peripherally involved in the collision so it was all a huge deal.

I felt sick and shaky for twenty four hours, but am OK now.

The other major problem of my life this week has been the (thankfully temporary) disappearance of Word Perfect's ability to copy texts into other formats - some small hook file in Windows had been corrupted and no-one knew what to do. Luckily the excellent Shutters came up with a solution from a website he'd browsed and we fixed it. After I had had a whole week of excuses for no diary and had had to write reviews, pull them into Lotus WordPro and then dump them into text from there, all fixed.

Much better.

Meanwhile, got to watch various episodes of Buffy and Angel, watched the bizarre Leni Riefenstahl Farscape full of Peacekeepers in more black leather than SM Pride, saw Eastenders suddenly go slash on me (Steve Owen playing the tenor-baritone duet from Don Carlos before searching out his new henchman) watched some Dawson's Creek to get a sense of the point of it.

And watched the 1989 Opera de Lyon production of Prokofiev's 'Cinderella' and discovered precisely where Joss et al got the doll-headed, toddler-movement demon dancers from in 'Once More With Feeling'. So there we are - yet another obscure cultural reference to log into the next edition of The Book.
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