Some More Random Thoughts…

I’ve bought myself a shiny new toy yesterday: a 2in1 (detachable) tablet. I think it’s still called a tablet even though it’s more like a hybrid between a tablet and a netbook. Anyway, I’m a bit in love with it already. About 10 years ago (?) I bought a small netbook to take with me when I’m on holiday or any kind of travel. To make it easier to type mails or blogs or whatever and to watch clips or tv shows and such online. I don’t really recall the time when something on the netbook (Win7) started to slow things down noticably, but it sucked working with it. I never thought about buying a real laptop, because I do have a desktop computer at home and I really don’t need a large screen when I’m away from home. Something bigger than the phone, alright, but that’s it :-). In the interim I had also bought a tablet to use instead of the netbook and even added a bluetooth foldable keyboard to it, but as the Android OS stopped being updated after Android 4.something that stopped being fun after a while as well.

So here I am, with a shiny new gadget. Detachable keyboard and very neat touchscreen features I think. I still need to get used to the fact that I can operate the screen of this device on my lap, that feels like a netbook, with the touch of my finger. It’s so neat! I love it. But I think I said that already.

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Another reason why I wanted to update my technology before I go “on the road” with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls for a week mid – November, was that I wanted to make sure I have device with a smootly running Netflix and more important Amazon Prime, because that’s where I hope to catch Season 4 of Outlander which will start this weekend. Finally! I had planned to write a post about what I’m loking forward to the most ever since I had finished listening to the audiobook once more over the summer (well over the whole time we call “Droughtlander” to be honest). I never quite got around to do it so a few thoughts here now will have to do.

I’ve read a few interviews and articles and such and it looks like once again they changed quite a bit from the book to the TV adaption, which is fine by me, I guess. I’ve made my peace with the necessity to change things to make it work on TV a long time ago. I’m really looking forward to seeing Stephen Bonnet! From the few snippets in the trailer and such Ed Speelers looks like he’s doing a fine job with this character. I’m definitely looking foward to see Caitlyn O’Ryan bring Lizzie to life. Lizzie is such an interesting character or at least she turns into one later one when she falls in love with… well, she falls in love, let’s leave it at that for now. Then of course there are the Native Americans and also the whole horrible slavery situation, which I’m sure Outlander will handle with the respect and dignity all those people deserve. Then of course there will be a few first meetings. Brianna and Jamie. Jamie and Roger!

The one thing I might not quite be on board with is that from the trailer it looks like Roger and Bree find the old newspaper about the fire on Fraser’s Ridge together. Which of course makes me wonder why Bree acts the way she does after all and more important what’s the conflict that’s going to keep them apart after they’ve met again in the 18th century? I think that’s a bit weird, but I guess I’ll have to wait and see…

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There’s not a lot of more interesting stuff going on in my life right now. Work’s been busy; too busy for my taste. Or maybe I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by some stuff at work for other reasons. I don’t know. I like to blame it on autumn / end of the year blues, maybe. I’ve been floundering in other aspects of my life too. My Peak Challenge for one. My engagement with or for local politics is another. I just can’t be bothered with any of this at the moment and I don’t like that attitude to be honest. But it is what it is at the moment and I know from experience that this too shall pass. Or as my favourite lyricist has put it so aptly once:

So don’t you worry, all things must end.
There are sunlight uplands around the river bend

Yes, of course that’s a Frank Turner song. Duh… :-)

And thus concludes the first post of a possible 30 post this month in tradition of NaBloPoMo. Now that I’ve got this neat new gadetthat might make me want to write and blog again a bit more…

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