Sunday, June 29, 2003

Given the choice between a steep hilll and a stiff headwind, requiring equal effort to counteract, I'd choose the hill every time.
I don't know why.
this is how stupid my body corporate is: the hole they knocked in the wall? it's in the wrong flat.
the person living there tells me that the leak is actually in the flat upstairs.

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

my bike is FREE!
thank God; I was getting withdrawal symptoms. what will I do when I'm too big to ride it any more? am seriously considering a tricycle. really.
or maybe a nice exercise bike. the secondhand ads are full of them.
what sort of idiot body corporate sends a plumber to knock a hole in a wall without checking with the owner of the flat first?
and no, I didn't need yet another crisis. now on top of riding the builder's team to get our house done in time, working, organising a move and buying the pub, I need to make sure they fix the hole before settlement in two weeks (I can imagine the buyer getting very scared at the sight of that), and get a letter from them saying it's insurance's problem, not the flat's.

oh, and someone has either stolen or picked up and not returned the keys to my pushbike; this meant I stayed here at work until nearly 9 last night and have to get someone to grind through my U-lock to free my bike. and that I couldn't ride home or into work this morning. this might seem minor, but I figure I only have a few weeks' riding time left before I get too HUGE and I treasure every moment.

good dream last night: was staying in a kind of faded hotel run by Myer of all places; my room was all mirrored panels on the walls and red velvet curtains to cover them. the floors were tiled, European-style, and there was a bath suite next to my room with one of those cool freestanding clawfoot baths. kind of how I'd like the pub to feel, I think.

Saturday, June 21, 2003

that's it. I've had it. I've set my Hotmail to "known addresses only". it will probably cause me problems when I try to register for things, and use eBay, etc, but I was so sick of all the spam.

and with house-shopping and madly trying to keep exercising before I become the size of a house, I don't have time for deleting it all.

Monday, June 09, 2003

Professor Quotes: funnier than it sounds, eg: 'Pygmies' is not the politically correct term, it refers to their size. But the Pygmies don't speak English, so it's kinda like making fun of the Amish on TV. How are they gonna know?"
Randall Zidones, Music of Eastern Cultures
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

via batgrl, where I don't spend nearly enough time.

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

this morning, a worker upstairs put out an APB saying he was heading over to Bali for some work, and was taking orders for calico bags for a group of bombing widows who are trying to support themselves.
by 5pm he had $1530.