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November 13, 2006

Rushing around, rushing around

Filed under: fitter/happier,news of the day,Uncategorized — lexifab @ 11:55 am

I haven’t actually been that busy over the last few days, but it feels like I have. This is a clear sign that I have become overly attached to my sedentary lifestyle - as my expanding waistline attests - and a move to diversify into a range of activities beyond working, cooking, sitting on my arse and staring at a computer screen for hours on end and sleeping is therefore overdue.

So happily providence has delivered, in the form of a weekend full of stuff, starting with a day out at the cricket on Friday. I wasn’t planning to go to the Prime Minister’s XI match against England, since I am trying to build up flex time for the trip away to the Sunshine Coast in a fortnight, but at the eleventh hour I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse – VIP tickets at the member’s pavilion. With free drinks and lunch. And the chance to watch the Poms cop a flogging (which they did, making the prospects for a hard-fought Ashes series seem a bit remote unless they pull their act together in the next fortnight). Jolly good day out, that. Afterwards I walked from Manuka to the city (four or so kilometres) and hit the pub and some shops with Chris, Jimbo, Linda, Andrew from work and his partner Nicole. Nearly everyone else bought books, games and DVDs, but because I am trying to be fiscally responsible I only bought a coffee. It was a pretty expensive coffee though.

Fi and I are distracting ourselves from a slight delay in renovating with a side project – building a rack to keep our spice drawer from becoming too chaotic. I’ve been getting to play with the jigsaw, which is always amusing, and I can almost do a straight line every time now. Luckily when the thing has been glued together it will go into the drawer and its flaws camouflaged by spice jars, so this project is pretty low-risk in terms of our home handyman esteem.

Went with Chris to the RPG meetup on Saturday, which would have been eventful enough, but on the way we were smacked into by a kid on a bike. Entirely his fault, I should stress – Chris was stopped at an intersection when we got T-boned from the left. He hit my door at full speed, startling the hell out of me. I thought for a second that we’d run him over, before I realised we weren’t actually moving. He was pretty stunned and his bike was unrideable due to some problem with his brakes, so we walked with him a couple of blocks to his house and got the family phone number. Chris’ door has a big dent in it, but the kid looked more or less okay and didn’t lose any teeth, so it could have been much worse.

After the meetup, which was at a small chocolate-oriented cafe in Kingston (a venue with an abundance of caffeine and sugar strikes me as a poor choice for a collection of geeks with hyperactive tendencies, but there were relatively few passers-by to traumatise, so it turned out fine), Emma and Gavin came over. There was a plan to play some World’s Longest Corridor, but what with Linda and Fiona doing crafty stuff on the table and the availability of beer and comfy chairs on the patio, it never really eventuated. Still, at least we had some Robot Chicken to watch.

Fi and I are going to a wedding on the Sunshine Coast in a couple of weeks – Fi’s niece Talyn is getting married. Dress is smart casual. Apparently my wardrobe consists of some smart and (much) more casual, but nothing really in between, so yesterday I was forced to bow to pressure and go clothes shopping. I will say no more about that, other than to note that clothes were successfully purchased and I…don’t really shop for clothes all that well. But my new threads do look awfully sharp. Or smart-casual. One of those, at least.


  1. Can you invite me over for dinner. I can even bring wine and/or beer for bribary purposes.

    Comment by Alix — November 14, 2006 @ 7:14 am

  2. Yes. Yes we can.

    We’ll be out of town when you get here. Make arrangements with our house elf (Jimbo).

    Comment by lexifab — November 17, 2006 @ 6:33 pm

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