The Joy of LEGO(tm) & the marryin’-frenzy continues

Thanks to the ingenious birthday gift of a Toys-R-Usexternal link voucher, I have just purchased the first real pure toy I’ve had in years:
In other recent astonishing news, some non-specific Ben and some non-specific Melinda are Engaged, and some other unspecified Dave and Penny are planning to start cranking out Kids. I am equal parts congratulatory and shaken. These people are so breathtakingly young, or at least much younger than me. *sigh*

It bears repeated mention just how much I love E. smile

Dave’s bucks night last night was most fine… Dave got drunk enough to be most loud and joyful, but not so drunk as to suffer horribly, as has sometimes happened in past. He looks really happy, and for all that this thing with Penny is very new, I find that I can look at him and believe. Good luck Dave! *hugs*

Tonight I cooked a very fine meal tonight which originated on the radio… I think it was the lead singer of… Jebediah? I forget..his ‘fabulous chicken’ recipe is simple as hell:
Butterfly a chicken-breast and spread basil pesto inside the breast. Close it up again, wrap with proscuitto or bacon and pin it closed with toothpicks or skewers. Pan-fry, grill, or oven-bake. Yarm!

5/12/05: Amended this page to add the image, but mostly to remove the spurious attribution of my lovely vouchers. Many lovely presents were received, and I got confused. redface Moooo!

Freedom fightin’ Job huntin’ marryin’ & goin’ crazy

Again, long time, no post. 🙁 My apologies to all those who had been reading my prolific posts when they were almost daily. Many aspects of my life have fallen behind for a little bit. My reading of web comics, for example, was a bit lagged, and what a time to get out of sync with MoSexternal link!!!
First and most colourfully, there’s The Rallyexternal link. On Tuesday last I took a day’s leave, not feeling that my employers would derive anything educational from me actually striking per se.
Speaking of my employers, I have been working longish hours to appease them for a week now. This is in response to a new directive from my boss that I should be in by 9:00-ish regardless of how late I work in the evenings. This in turn has spurred me to a whole new round of job-seeking, which is currently going well.
Just got a nibble from SecurePayexternal link, in fact. biggrin
Went to a wedding on Saturday with E: Purplexityexternal link and Benjiexternal link. It was a very fine event, beautiful, compelling, and cunningly organised.
That’s all for now… I probably ought to say something unique, interesting or at least insightful, but all my insights lately have been the kind you don’t share with friends if you want to still have any friends. Every day it gets a little bit stranger being me. neutral
When I upload and process them, there will be photos of both the rally and the wedding. There might even be photos of me being crazy, but don’t count on it.

Being tired isn’t an excuse to blog.

…nor an adequate topic for an entry. Still, it’s the dominant thing on my mind right now. Yurgh. I just plain need to get to bed earlier. Daylight savings isn’t helping.

Since my last post much hath transpired. E and I are up and down like yoyos, and I have questioned my sanity all too frequently. Much harm have I done in my stupidity…sad

Still, life goes on, even when one feels little desire for it to do so. Life, like a government or food poisoning, doesn’t care if you want it or not. evil

I have relented in my fervour for the motherboard mentioned in the previous post. Various people seem to be having considerable pain getting it running under Linux, contrary to VIA’s claims. I am rather holding out hope for something pentium M based, or just for a nice quiet case like thisexternal link one.