Meanwhile, running away into the land of fiction is still serving me well. I watched the first episode of Green Wing earlier. My initial impression is "my, this is an odd show". I'll give you a more in-depth response when I've watched more.
I've decided that my fear of reading has finally reached critical mass and I'm going to start tackling a book a week. I know I have a history of saying this and not following through, but it has truly become ridiculous now.