July 16th, 2007
Right, time for a general update. Apart from work, there was gym on Sunday and Tuesday last week, rowing on Wednesday[*], fencing on Thursday, followed by Trout. Friday had drinks at the Bon Accord with psychochicken & co (and lots and lots of rain), and Saturday had a little drive to Castle Douglas to pick up my parents (they're visiting this side of the planet for a few weeks), and a BBQ at the house of munchkinstein and sha_d. Yesterday was catching up on shopping, then dinner with my parents, followed by lazing around at home.
Tonight we'll almost certainly make it to the gym, tomorrow will probably be dinner out again, and then rowing and fencing to round out Wednesday and Thursday before packing up and heading down to Year of the Teledu for the weekend. I think we get to slow down again a little late in August ...
Meanwhile, Ctrl+Alt+Del comic has important advice for all Convention-goers.
(which reminds me of dalekboy's ad for "Wash You Smelly Bastard™" soap here).
[*] rwrylsin and I are taking part in a corporate rowing challenge. We get 6 weeks of training then get to race (in fours) a bunch of similarly-trained corporate teams, and hopefully none of us fall in (because we're on the Clyde - have you seen the state of that water ?).
Current Mood: amused
hopefully none of us fall in (because we're on the Clyde - have you seen the state of that water ?).
The Clyde is a LOT better than it was. I have seen salmon in the Kelvin so the Clyde can't be all that bad.
I have to agree that my only concern with the Clyde is that it is probably cold. Certainly much prefer it to the Torrens in Adelaide, assuming the Torrens is still the same as the last time I smelled it.
A little green river scum and weed are nothing to be afraid of.
|How soon they forget...|
Surely if we can have rowers on the Torrens with its algal blooms, high heavy metal concentrations, excessive concentrations of chemicals with cyclo- and hexa- and benzene in their names, not to mention the omnivorous acid mud which has proven capable of devouring careless water
fouls fowls, without sufferring too many non-correctable mutations amongst the dedicated rowers that do it each morning, then surely you can survive a slight immersion in a river whose majority component is inarguably dihydrogen monoxide...
But here is hoping that you don't! <grin>
And as for cons I had the misfortune to have to find a friend in a room full of gamers. The distinctive ambience advertised the location of the gaming venue from quite some distance away. [Admittedly one does understand the incentive to take only one set of clothes to a week-long con. After all, how else will you manage to get all the con purchase or kidnapped guests of honour* back home...
* In this situation, air holes are very important! I hope you'll remember next time.