Photos of Phones and Phonographs (occasionally)
This is J’s VW Corrado. I spent most of the day wrestling it into having an oil change – the filter isn’t in the most accessible of places! Still, new oil, filter, dizzy, plugs and leads can’t be a bad thing.
In pressup news – today was my calibration day for week 3. I managed 30 pressups, which on the one hand is good news (that’s a 7 pressup improvement from the start of the program) but on the other hand it does mean I’m in the top set for week 3 – and that looks *hard* – If I can make it through day 1 I’ll be happy.
Oh, and today being the last day of August, that’s 8 months down, 4 months (or 122 days) to go.
J and I went to Littlehampton for a day at the beach. It was rather pleasant! (Although the scones for our cream tea had been microwaved and were slightly soggy, and the cream was air-whipped instead of clotted – but at least it was leaf tea!)
In Print, In Public
Today was the grand unveiling of one of my photos from earlier in the year, printed *massive* on the wall of the 24 hour student computer room at the University of Bristol. This is the first time one of my photos has ever been on display in a public venue – erp!
Also-ran photos from today include a train and a van driver that knows something we don’t.
Oh – and in pressup news – 15, 15, 12, 12, 20 – I worked out the secret, all week I’ve been failing due to low energy, I had a banana 10 minutes before starting today and did *much* better!
A bag for life?
Being the planet friendly tree hugger that I am, I bought a “bag for life” from my local supermarket a couple of months ago to reduce the number of carrier bags I use.
Today, the handle fell off it. On the way home. Dropping my shopping all over the pavement. Not so much “bag for life” as “bag for a bit” – the child sweatshop workers who stitched it together should be ashamed of themselves. I don’t mind breaking the sewing machine out to fix it, but I can see that many people wouldn’t bother to (or wouldn’t be able to) fix something like this.
In pressup news – 16, 13, 11, 11, 16 – I’m only just ahead of the minimum, I’m a little worried that I’m going to fail on Friday!
It’s getting late, I’ve been too busy all day to even look at my camera, and I’ve tried three setups from the “emergency ideas” list and couldn’t make any of them work. I give up. Here’s a tap from my bathroom.
If you want to, think of it as the first photo in a series of two.
HMS Totally Sinkable
This model boat was hand built by my Grampy, some time just after the second world war. The really cool thing about it is that it’s got a button in the middle of one of its sides, which if you hit, sets off a concealed mouse trap causing the boat to explode!
Currently, it’s missing the ball bearing which triggers the trap, and something to hit the button with (another ball bearing perhaps?) But apart from that, it’s fully functional, and liable to take your fingers off as you set it.
Who says toys should be battery powered, made of plastic, and safe?
Anyone care to name the species?
I’ve had a busy day today, breaking up pallets and clearing some of the more over grown bits of the garden. In the process, I found a tomato plant I didn’t know I had. Bonus.
Last night? I’z sleepin it off!