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November 13th, 2011


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01:23 pm - Four weekend days
The Work Day :
Last Saturday, I cycled into work, arriving around 8am. I was there to assist with a software upgrade on the payments processing system, the final upgrade before the project ends (don't worry, I am already part-assigned to a new project, I'll be there for a while yet :) ). In our final practice run, we managed to finish the main portion of the upgrade in about 4 hours. Allowing for the usual delays and extra teams involved in dealing with our production systems, I figured we might be done by 1-2pm.
All went well until the database upgrade, which failed with a mysterious permission error in a place we'd never seen such a thing before. Investigating took a long time, and didn't really turn up a cause, but in the end we got it to work by simply restoring the DB and trying again. Sigh. Computers, eh ?
Left the office around 8:30pm, cycled home, had dinner and collapsed into bed.

The Festival Day :
Last Sunday, I didn't get to sleep in to recover from Saturday, because the Maroondah Festival was on. Our club was running a "come and try" stall there, similar to the one we ran two weeks earlier at the Whitehorse Spring Festival. It went well, lots of kids came and had a go (mostly after lunch, the morning had been a bit quiet - I remember looking at my watch at 1:30 and thinking "this could be a really boring afternoon at the current rate" - and the next time it slowed down enough to check the time, it was already 2:30). We had managed to get a grant to buy some of the "Mini-Fence" kit - plastic masks/swords, which means jackets and gloves aren't really required. This makes it much quicker to set up a pair of prospective fencers for one of the coaches to work with, and much less frustration in finding gear that fits. A couple of kids had a go, and then came back for another, and another, and then had a couple of turns in the regular kit with metal swords, and another final go with the plastics as well. I guess they liked it.

The Active Day :
Yesterday. Started the day with the regular fencing training session, and I managed to find some epeeists to play with ! After that, we returned home and lunched, and then I mowed the lawns, and played with the cats for a while (Ella is still a fiendish string-chaser, Abby sometimes joins in).
Then went for a bike ride (50-odd km), had dinner, went to see 3 Musketeers with [personal profile] rwrylsin, and finally went for a midnight shopping run (usually a bad idea, they always turn out more expensive than the regular ones for some reason).

The Lazy Day :
I'm dressed and breakfasted, and so far, that's it.
Ahhh, weekends ...
Current Mood: lazylazy

(3 touches | En garde !)

Comments:


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From:xanni_au
Date:November 13th, 2011 06:04 am (UTC)
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So how was the film? Worth seeing?
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From:hobnobs
Date:November 14th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
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The motion for a rating is seconded!

:)
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From:davidcook
Date:November 14th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm ... well, you will have to suspend your disbelief quite a long way at times (airships ! gatling cannon ! six-shooter crossbows !) - on the other hand, the basic structure of the tale is roughly intact (errr, based on what I've picked up from other Musketeers movies, that is, I've never quite got around to the book !). It was good fun, amusing in places, and there were plenty of sword fights. About what I expect from a Musketeers movie :)


See also this review by Karen Healey
e.g.

ORLANDO BLOOM: MWAHAHA. It is ME! And my hair!
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ORLANDO BLOOM: MWAHAHA. This scenery is DELICIOUS.

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