Went for a long walk to Peacehaven and the "Mr Bean Stairs" as they're known in this house.
Didn't do a post last week as I was away and also didn't take any cat pictures. We now have a big cardboard castle in the kitchen for some reason.
I soloed ArcTanGent this year. It was a very different experience to previous years but it's definitely something I'd do again.
Andy Weir is sci-fi's Dan Brown. Project Hail Mary is a sci-fi page-turner, just as The Martian is, just as The DaVinci Code is, just as Angels and Demons is.
Me, 3 weeks ago: hmmm it'd sure be nice if it rained.
The world, 3 weeks later, the day before ArcTanGent: sorry, just getting round to this - you wanted rain?
Me, who will be camping tomorrow: no!
I really want to wear jumpers again. I don't like summer at the best of times but this just feels silly.
Friday is not enjoying the heat. Spends most of the day trying to find a cold surface to lie on; there isn't one, sorry.
People who've read The Martian: oh the book is so good there's loads of maths in it and it's super realistic
Me: ...sounds great. Fiction with extra maths!
Me, having read The Martian: oh the book is so good there's loads of maths in it and it's super realistic
I started going to a new badminton group occasionally and they're all so nice and friendly it's ridiculous. I was so worried about going, because apparently Adult Me worries about things like that, but they've been so welcoming, and complimentary about my game. Such a good way to end a long week.
Have run the emotional gauntlet this week. I would prefer better control of my emotions I think.
Tabitha finally had her cast removed. The last 4 weeks have felt like such a long time, but have also gone very quickly. Probably not the case for Tabitha. Little video on here of the process of getting the cast cut off. Nothing terribly squeamish in there but if you have a mind that likes to wander about these things I would probably skip it! I like that they call them "wires" - they're more like tent pegs, but that would probably be a bit too scary.
I can't tell you how long I've wanted one of these. This is my BBQ. Someone else does all the preparation and Man Make Hot and take all the credit for some presumed magical mono-process that is impossible to mess up (it is not impossible).
Our local Tesco has new self-service checkouts, and they haven't taken the screen plastic off the card terminals. That's the best part of getting new things! I nearly did it for them but then figured someone who works there might want to. I'll give them a week.
How are Dahlias like this? It doesn't seem like nature should be able to produce something this perfect.
Dog and cat have both been suffering in the heat. I don't envy the little ball of fluff having to wear a big jumper all the time in this! They've both spent a lot of time lying down near each other which seems silly to me, but what do I know.
I haven't done one of these for ages because I like posts to be a bit more coherent, but I don't have the motivation (or sufficient content) for that so here's some snaps so that I don't have to do 3 Friday posts in a row. That'd be embarrassing.
Super busy but fun week. Not many photos again, but lots of music, programming, writing. I am tired.