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Joules, trusted by... dozens... to make a drama out of your crisis...
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I live to write. It's not wise to get in my way.
August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004][20/03/2019 - giving up. I don't have enough time to update the blog atm, let alone edit old entries!]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Friday, March 02, 2012
[blink] ... OK, who stole Thursday?...
I haz a bizzy.
Right, well, Thursday... It started with an APAG meeting down at the park (at the ungodly hour of 9.15 am) with a fellow committee member and one of our wonderful park wardens to discuss the feasibility of creating a community garden, and ended with the spot OKed by both the Parks Dept and us two (though the rest of APAG will need to ratify at our next meeting on the 14th) and a first idea of what would be useful to plant. Though I think the peach tree might have to wait til next year...
Then it was me into the Arno's Hotel to ask the manager what the situation was with park users using their loos. I know they aren't averse to people using them, but I'd like to know how far their leeway goes, so have asked for a little something in writing to present to the meeting. The park used to have its own loos but they were badly vandalised, back before APAG and the locals started taking more care of the park, and demolished. I suggested getting them reinstated, but a bit of research showed it would cost something in the region of £70K to £100K despite all the drainage and power still being there underground, and that sort of cash just isn't available.
Sainsbug shopping followed, then lunch with a natter to Lutra, then Ken and I made a start on this years' gardening tasks: he dug over my new mange tout and bean bed and edged it, while I cleared and cleaned my potting table so we could put a layer of gravel under it (for stability and drainage. Much better now). Only we both overdid it - my mind is still convinced my body is 25 and keeps trying to make it act that age - so today my legs and back are nagging like hell... [sigh] think I'll ever learn?
Relaxed with the penultimate two eps of Tf: A then actually managed an early night! (Well, 1.30 am is early for me...)
Up early again this morning for dental hospital appointment at 9.45. [grumble] Chair was tilted back so far it felt like I was sliding off and it did NOT do my aching back any good at all. But another x-ray (that makes the fifth) showed that everything was fine, so he put in the permanent filling... layer by layer and drying whatever he was using in between, as far as I could tell. At one point he was using a device that emitted a continuous beep - the last time he used something like that he warned me it was supposed to make that noise - which was fine, until he told his assistant, "take the temperature down to 200 degrees".
DOWN to 200 degrees??...
No, I don't want to know. He used a stronger anaesthetic this time that numbed half my face (although as usual it started wearing off half way through the procedure. I don't know why anaesthetics wear off so fast but it's bloody annoying...) so I didn't feel a thing.
And it's great! No pain, and he matched the colour of the tooth for the composite filling so it looks completely natural. And it still doesn't hurt! Fantastic!
I go back in another four weeks for him to check all's well and sort out how they're going to haul the tooth back into line. Oh joy. That'll be fun...
I was supposed to go to the bank afterwards but felt light-headed and a bit wobbly so just came home. And got hours of client stuff done - can have weekend off unless anything urgent comes in.
Made it over to the Grant Bradley Gallery for the preview showing of Ryoko Oikawa new works this evening. It was beautiful - although I winced at the prices, more than doubled on last year's. The cheapest was £285, and one of the largest, a gorgeous landscape, was £4,700. Luckily there wasn't anything there I really really liked...
This evening we watched the last two eps or Tf: Animated season 2. Wonderful stuff! Only now of course we all want to see season 3 and it hasn't (yet) been released on DVD...
However, my Tf: P boxed set should arrive this month, so we at least have that to look forwards to.
So, Poppy tonight!