Another week, a different scientist/mathemetician.... last night we went along with EffanC to see The Theory of Everything.
I quite enjoyed it.
Eddie Redmayne's performance was brilliant.
I found it quite emotional (but then, we went to Palace Electric, so I'd had a couple of glasses of wine).
But it is mostly about the relationships. For the geek in me I would have liked a bit more of the science as well.
Didn't get much done for the rest of the day yesterday. Just a bit of house tidying, jigsawing etc.
Today not much either, other than a bit of food shopping at the markets this morning.
But you'll be pleased to know I finally did the vacuuming.
FQ Topic: Vent
FQ1: What's the one thing above all others that drives you insane... that one dreaded event that causes you to completely lose your composure and want to kick, scream, and beat something with a big stick?
Just one?? Probably people pushing in. It makes me hate all people and want to destroy them with fire.
FQ2: Is that all? Surely there is something else that will cause you to freak out! Here's your chance to vent and list a few other things that make you go nuts...
People making a mess, people not doing doco, people being cruel to animals, people not indicating, gravity, crap vendor support, stoopid people, anally-retentive people, people that make fun of my hobbies and interests.
FQ3: When you've been driven crazy by something or someone... and are barely containing your frustration... is there anything you can do that will make you calm down, dispell the rage, and be happy again?
Rant on my blog, have a few drinks and rant to colleagues, rant to Stu. Ranting is a thing with me I think. Sorry. Or I might go and do a jigsaw.
FQ DARE: Admit it, you're not perfect... what is something you do that drives other people crazy?
Probably my ranting/complaining.
Compare with last time ...
Got to sleep quickly last night. But then woke up at 3:50am and didn't get back to sleep for at least an hour and a half.
I spent the morning continuing to fight a problem that as it turns out might not have even been a problem and I may have wasted my (and a couple of other people's) time.
Tonight we watched some Veronica Mars and then I watched Crocodile Dundee. The pub looks a bit different now than it did in the movie.
Yeah there was no way the vacuuming was getting done tonight.
So two nights ago I went to bed at 10pm and didn't get to sleep for three hours.
Last night I went to bed and went to straight to sleep. And woke up at 4:15am and never got back to sleep.
Yeah so basically I'm a zombie.
Zombie, zombie, zombie, yeah yeah yeah .. what's in your he-ead what's in your he-ead... (sorry.. Singstar song)
Tonight we watched a couple of episodes of Veronica Mars S2 and now it's bed time.
I still haven't done the vaccuuming ..
So a neighbour complained about Kit's rooster yesterday. I was hoping that since it had been a month or two since he started crowing that maybe noone would complain. But alas not. She put a collar on him (I think) but it didn't make him quieter, just a bit sadder.
Anyway *my* crap day started from about 1am, when I'd been in bed for three hours without sleeping.
And then I spent the day fighting problems (not my problems mind you) and basically achieving nothing by the end of the day.
Shopping. Home brew (not mine). Veronica Mars. Bed.
Let's see if sleep works any better tonight.
I still haven't done the vaccuuming.
Had a pretty productive day today. Got things done. Fixed things (I hope). Walked up the hill and hacked some portals. Cleaned the kitchen. Cleaned the study. Sorted a month's worth of photos.
So yeah, pretty good day.
I still haven't done the vaccuuming.
So Friday night saw us leaving straight after work for EffanC's for F's birthday party. This was a very pleasant evening (if a little hot - I really shouldn't have worn jeans) and we stayed outside chatting and stargazing for several hours.
Saturday morning we packed and headed out to the club. Had a very relaxing afternoon in the pool, meat pies for dinner, and a reasonably early night.
Sunday I spent a good chunk of the morning on my jigsaw, and a good chunk of the afternoon on my longstitch - finished it, yayy!! Then some more time in the pool, cooked a big potato bake for dinner (which everyone else helped share - so much for leftovers hehe) and then back in the pool because it was *warm* there - much warmer than outside after the change came through. A lovely evening.
Today we cooked up bacon and eggs and tomatoes for breakfast, then came home. I went downstairs to hide from the TripleJ Hottest 100, which was quite awful. Did some jigsaw and watched documentaries. One of the documentaries was Raging Planet and an episode on cyclones. They were talking about Andrew and how it had spared New Orleans, but how much trouble it would be in if it got hit head on by a hurricane. The doco was from 1997, and it was a little unsettling knowing that Katrina did just that a few years later... Did a couple of loads of washing, which was pretty much the only useful thing I did at home today. Then headed out again to Stu's Japanese class for dinner.
I still haven't done the vaccuuming.
Friday, June 25th 2004...
FQ Topic: Liar
FQ1: Lie about where you spent your last vacation.
Went to the moon
FQ2: Tell an untruth about your last romantic encounter.
With Jason Isaacs. Gosh it's been over ten years since I've had a crush on a movie star.
FQ3: Fib about the last gift you received.
One million dollars
FQ DARE: This time tell the truth on all the above!
Well last vacation was Hong Kong and Taipei. Last "romantic" encounter I'd say the nice drive the sweetie and I took last weekend, which was not necessarily romantic in the traditional sense of the word, but was just a really nice time together talking about life and stuff. Last gift would have been Christmas presents I guess.
Compare with last time ... looks like I had a lot more energy to think about it last time. Also, I didn't forget this on Friday, it's just that we went out straight after work and pretty much was out the entire weekend..
Didn't kill anyone today, I suppose that's an achievement.
And got my flex time back in the black for the first time in nearly six months.
Also went into Optus and halved what I'm paying them each month *and* am not locked into a two year contract. Definitely an achievement.
Cooked our second night in a row of Costco ribs (beef last night, pork tonight). Both pretty good. Completely evil though.
Also got our wedding photo book delivered today. And they didn't dump it next to the letter box to get rain soaked this afternoon. Epic achievement. And it turned out really well, the lightened pictures look a lot better.
Pulled out all the paint from all my paint-by-numbers sets going back thirty years. Funnily enough all the paint has dried up in them. Even the more recent ones. Which is a bit of a poo because I was hoping to be able to use some of those paints to finish another one I got a while back that I never finished because the paints dried up *while I was still doing it!!* Was pretty annoyed about that. I can use one of the paints from the last one I did (even though it dries matt) but don't have two of the other colours I need which is a big poo. Oh well.
So I woke up this morning thinking it was Monday. So when I realised it was Tuesday it made me a feel a whole lot happier.
But the relentless onslaught of problems and interruptions took its toll on me and I almost snapped at one point from one too many phone calls during one too many problems.
I ranted half the afternoon, and all the way home with the sweetie.
But we did have some rather evil bbq pork ribs from Costco for dinner.
And watched some Veronica Mars and sorted photos and battled with my computer running at 100% cpu from riot-act pages I had open in my browser. Stoopid stoopid stoopid site. Why don't they just put the full article (and adverts if need be) in the rss feed?? The vast majority of riotact pages I just skip over because it's too much effort to go and actually read them. Fail fail fail.