We're listening to Placebo. I used to adore this band in my teens. I would bring a copy of Without You I'm Nothing on Minidisc when I was on shift at Subway. That sentence perfectly encapsulates about four years of my youth. I don't often get nostalgic for that time, but singing along to "You Don't Care About Us" whilst putting dough on to prove and slicing tomatoes on a Saturday morning is a very happy memory for me.
"You're too complicated; we should separate it"
Being an emo kid never leaves you.
You know in Inception where the people in your dreams become aware that someone is there who shouldn't be? I sometimes feel like that when I'm walking around the city; like people are looking at me in a really negative way.
I have had this book on my list for ages, but I've been a bit intimidated by it. I started it a couple of nights ago and I can't put it down. The prose is so beautiful, it immediately makes me think that it's what Tolkien and GRRM aspire to but fall maddeningly, mind-numbingly short (that's right: two adverbs).
I love this passage describing a flowerbed. Particularly the highlight.
I think I might hate wireless audio more than anything. I am listening to music on headphones and someone turned on a speaker (in the other room!) that my phone also knows about. My phone decides this must mean that I am no longer listening on the headphones that are in my ears, and must immediately connect to that speaker and resume playing what I was listening to full volume. Do the people who design these things even use them at all?
Sometimes I hate this future we've made for ourselves.
I don't play much Scrabble because Charlotte is way better at it than I am and it's not the most fun to play something repeatedly and lose. Today I played my highest-scoring move, with "favours" on the end of "walking" for 94 points.
Of course I was playing against Tabitha at the time, so instead of a smug celebration, I just made my baby sad.
I've wanted to make a video of the pourover process since we got this setup. So typically I chose a day with really terrible light to attempt it. I actually like the way it came out though.
We stopped at the lighthouse on the way to the supermarket earlier. Something about this area is so grey and depressing but it makes me feel really happy.
Next year I want to review every vegetarian and vegan Pigs-in-Blankets product. This year we have had some great crisps from Tesco and M&S, and some lovely actual fake Pigs in Blankets from Sainsbury's. Next year I want to make it official, and do as many different products as I can.
I have noticed in 2021, we're beginning to see an increase in the American tradition of sausage wrapped in pastry/croissant/bread, and this is not acceptable. For a country that largely treats bacon as a religion, substituting it for pastry at such an important time of year is tantamount to heresy and I will not stand for it.
Never thought I'd be able to do something like this, but once you can connect a wire to something, and you get the theory, it's fairly straightforward to build.
I've wanted to build one of these for ages but every time I looked it's been out of stock.
Charlotte won afternoon tea at The Grand on a school raffle. It was for two but we couldn't not bring Tabitha!
I took a day off work last week and walked into the city to get some doughnuts from Flour Pot as they only do them once a week.
Met up with a School Dad and sat by a fire at the beach. I had nothing to do with making the fire; I'm useless at that. Was very enjoyable to sit in the freezing cold by a hot fire and chat about stuff.
We don't go through the marina that often but I do enjoy watching people working on or around boats. I would like a boat.
It's becoming something of a routine, this walk into the city on a Saturday, and I don't mind it. This was hard work though. We were all exhausted by the end.
Haven't seen Lukas in ages. I also apparently didn't mention him the last time we did this and now I can't find it (edit: found it!). Anyway, we went walking around Brighton and it was a lot of fun. I tried a new thing with making a video and taking stills. It kinda worked, but it was a lot of effort and I'm not sure if I'll do it a lot more.
I've wanted to use the GoPro for something significant for a while and I think I had an idea. Strap it to my chest, walk around taking pictures, edit in my results. Is it watchable? Maybe?
Have you ever been forced, by circumstance, to spend time with someone you're convinced doesn't like you, who seems committed to convincing you you're friends?
I have and I can tell you it makes me feel like a character in my own life. Sometimes I feel like all of human history is nothing more than a waste of time.