Just for a change it wasn’t raining today, so I decided to drag myself out for a ride to see if I could still ride a bicycle properly. The climb out of town was a bit of a shock to the system, but other than that it was excellent fun.
Parts of the ride were very muddy in places thanks to our summer of liquid sunshine, yet some parts were bone dry and dusty, so I came homesplattered in mud and with a light coating of dust.
It’s forecast to rain again tomorrow for a change.
One of the delights of the local pub is the pile of old games in the corner of the bar. After we moved back inside about 11pm ‘cos it was getting chilly we settled down with our pints for a game of Frustration, followed by a session on Screwball Scramble. It certainly makes for an amusing way to spend an evening with friends, even if Al did get a bit wound up by his inability to “roll” a 6 while playing Frustration.
I’m sat here looking at a copy of M*A*S*H Season 1 on DVD, and the character taking pride of place on the top of DVD 2 is B. J. Hunnicutt played by Mike Farrell.
The problem is that B.J. Hunnicutt doesn’t appear in M*A*S*H for another 3 years.
An early start means we had time for this lengthy masterpiece tonight.
I believe Schindler’s List was about 14o
Back to work today after an extended weekend off. Minor excitement was provided by someone breaking into the old school that forms part of our offices, leaving us a sausage roll and a pasty, and nicking the worst monitor in the building. Other than that it was dead quiet as a lot of people are on holiday at the moment.
It’s “Beer and DVD” night later, we’ll have to come up with something good to watch.
“It’s OK, we’ll just go for a quick pint with the girls”.
That’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” for the uncultured amongst you. A classic movie which I’ve not seen for years. However this special edition version seems to suffer from some slightly bizarre audio mixing where it’s been “upgraded” from mono to 5.1, it’s quite disconcerting at times.
The Brooks bar tape I fitted a year or so back is in the process of being retired from the Lemond. Whilst it’s very nice to look at, I just find it too slippery to be comfortable with the majority of gloves I wear. It’s being replaced by the faithful Bontrager Gel tape.
Fifteen years ago today I walked into an office and became a paid employee of the NHS, working for the now defunct Bath District Health Authority.
Billed as “An intimate night with Justin Sullivan” it couldn’t have been more intimate. We were sat at a table about 4 feet away from Justin in a venue which held about 120 people or so.
Better than Them
Changing of the Light
Tales of the Road
You Weren’t There
Lights Go Out
Ghost of your Father
Stoned, Fired, and Full of Grace
Definately the best gig of the year, and certainly a contender for the best ever.
A few photos.