The last few weeks for me have been relatively quiet. I’ve mostly reverted to my sort of teenage geek mode of playing with old computers, soldering and generally messing about with hardware. It’s been sort of fun revisiting this sort of thing. It is a pity that I don’t have the room in my house for all the old computers, a model railway and a whole host of other distractions to keep me entertained.
However, I did manage at least one social occasion. Last Monday reverendgrim, h0llym0nst3r, sleipnir_ and xencat decided to go see “Ocean’s 12” at the MyVue cinema in Reading. Because I hated the first film and had heard that the new one was actually worse I decided to skip the film but did turn up for the meal beforehand. It was nice seeing the group again and we all had a very pleasant time in Wagamama’s though I must admit that I wasn’t in one of my more talkative moods that day. After the meal I did get a little confused when picking up my change and accidently took the (larger) tip instead. Oops! I was obviously not at all on top form that day.
As for other things. My Mum went into hospital in Plymouth last Thursday to have a sore on her leg treated and a skin graft put onto it. Apparently the operation on Friday went well and she’s been ordering the staff about a bit since. My Dad’s been doing a daily trek up to Plymouth from Mullion, a 170 mile round trip, for the visiting hours. It sounds very tiring.
I’m still waiting for my new bike to arrive. I was hoping that it would arrive before the weather turned snowy as my old bike has great problems with the gears and brakes icing up and seizing. Neither of these things is pleasant. The former makes it tiring to cycle and the latter makes the cycling “interesting.” The new bike has all the cables and mechanisms either covered or internal, out of the weather, and hence would be far more suitable for the cold weather. It’s now two and a half weeks since I refused the women’s version of the bike that Trek first tried to foist onto me. If I’m paying £850 for a bike I definitely want the one I ordered!
Anyway, it’s time to get some lunch.