I've been a bit quiet LJ-wise, too, and I should get around to posting about Prague and random other stuff that I've been meaning to post about for a while (I've been mostly keeping up with reading LJ, but writing has seemed like too much effort most evenings recently ... ).
Meanwhile, on edinburgers recently I heard about a neat sport/recreation, called "free running" or "le parkour". It looks like good crazy fun, and a couple of the little video/flash clips on this site look quite spectacular (the "cat leap" and the jump-and-roll from about 4 metres up ... ). (ETA : That site is all flash , btw - just in case you're allergic to that sort of thing)
Finally, today did have its little triumphs - I finally found a plain generic mouse mat for under £1 (typical computer shops seem to want £3-6 (!) for a plain mouse mat), and long (45cm) chopsticks. Yay.