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Grin with cat attached
I has a Nomlet! Dec. 25th, 2008 02:02 pm
Well, it's not exactly a traditional Christmas lunch, but it's still delicious; I've just been out on a bike ride, the first one since I moved to Putney (over a year ago!) as part of my plan to get a lot more exercise (which was foiled for the last several months by the bad foot). A 10K ride (thought I'd start simple) up to Richmond Park (full of deer!) and back along Upper Richmond Road; still haven't shaken off my cough entirely so my lungs were protesting a bit, but it's *so* much nicer to ride here than it was in Brixton!

My 3-egg cheese-and-ham omelette is joined by an apple, crunchy salad and, thanks to the wonders of parbaked baguettes, hot, fresh, buttered bread :) Not bad at all! :)

I think the rest of today may involve a little cleaning of the flat, but mainly chilling out and a few Christmas phone calls. And possibly some Babylon 5, unless the TV gets a lot more exciting...

It's that day again! Dec. 25th, 2008 11:25 am
Happy Christmas, peoples!

Mine's getting off to a bit of a slow start - I got a decent number of hours' sleep last night, although it wasn't of the best quality, but I feel better for it. I was distinctly wiped out yesterday but still had great fun playing Munchkin with booklectic, barking_watcher and adjectivemarcus, in a game which had much the requisite amount of silliness, and culminated in a ludicrous pie-related winning move. Great fun, hope I wasn't babbling too much due to tiredness. Also (very briefly) played Little Big Planet (the graphics are astounding) very badly and chatted to duranorak a bit before heading back to feed the cat and pick up a pressie from webcowgirl's house.

Today's a quiet one for me - I have just the one pressie to open which I'll do in a moment, although I did buy myself series 1 of Babylon 5 last night. My family had its Christmas celebration last weekend - probably the first time we've all been in the same place in years, and it was fantastic. As well as my parents and siblings, my sister's husband and daughter and brother's fiancée were also there, and it was a great atmosphere. My niece is jut about to start crawling but can't quite find forward gear yet, but is still incredibly curious and cute. Plus we had a very good turkey dinner :)

Work's been fairly busy right up to the break, so it's nice just to be able to chill out today. I may try and get some exercise in a bit, and need to go feed the cat again sometime.

Oh, and Happy Birthday Isaac Newton. Probably.

ETA Yay! Great pressie, webcowgirl *smooches* :)

On the move Dec. 17th, 2008 12:16 am
  • 07:48 @webcowgirl *lol* :) #
  • 07:48 So what *do* I have to do to get a decent night's sleep anyway? :( #
  • 08:07 Well, that took longer to arrive than we expected: www.sockandawe.com/ #
  • 10:11 class parsingphase { [...] function __sleep() { sleep(3600); } } // OK, which b*'d put that in my personal source code? #
  • 11:21 In a maze of RewriteRules, all infuriating. AGAIN. #
  • 14:33 Where would one look in London for a decent range of Pedometers? #
  • 15:30 @hodgman 'fraid not: bit.ly/5oOX #
  • 18:45 @noirem Council has promised to fix it - DBs still don't think my flat exists though. #
  • 19:42 @elliottkember Such is the joy of Frameworks. Zend keep doing that to me. #
  • 21:36 Feels like I've got a cold creeping up on me - must be that time of year again #
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Lack of Today Dec. 14th, 2008 08:16 pm
I've been awake for all of 7 hours so far today, during which time I've sorted out the paperwork for a bank meeting tomorrow, booked a holiday with webcowgirl, and had a rather nice dinner.

And only twittered once, which is unnatural.

I *think* that counts as productive...

ION Nov. 29th, 2008 11:39 pm
Duck Phoora at Chula was *delicious*

VO Nov. 29th, 2008 09:53 pm
And when the father turned to his family, and saw that the snow doves had torn out the left eyes of his two stepdaughters, and both eyes of his wife, he said to them: "Come on. Let's go home."

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Nov. 27th, 2008 06:08 pm
Today is just Epic Fail.

Nov. 24th, 2008 05:33 pm
No, it's not healing.

It just looked like it was healing because I hadn't been wearing shoes for most of last week.

On the move Nov. 20th, 2008 12:34 am
  • 11:44 Another prescription for antibiotics for the toe - 4th time lucky? #
  • 14:22 Pair of cheap/free tickets for excellent modern dance at Royal Opera House tonight available - see is.gd/87ri #
  • 19:24 twitpic.com/mpse - I win at omelettes ☺ #
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Tickets for Wayne MacGregor tonight going spare Nov. 19th, 2008 02:10 pm
I'd booked two tickets to see the Wayne MacGregor "Voluntaries / The Lesson / Infra" show at the Royal Opera House tonight but, due to webcowgirl's illness, we can't use them. It's modern dance / Ballet. That said, it's accessible stuff; I'm no dance buff but MacGregor's one of two choreographers whose work I really enjoy. I have a review of the last piece I saw at http://www.phase.org/journal/parsingphase/post/19349

If anyone wants them, please let me know; they can be collected from the Box Office, but I'll need to give you the booking code to release them. Please comment and/or call me if you're interested. (friends *should* be able to see phone number here: http://wechsler.livejournal.com/379868.html) email is richard@phase.org

They're balcony seats, nominally £30, but while I'd like some cash for them if at all possible, I'd also rather see them used than wasted (so if you can't pay, don't stress).

Show info: http://www.roh.org.uk/whatson/production.aspx?pid=7067