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Thursday already... - The Lyorn's Den

Thu Aug. 7th, 2008

10:13 pm - Thursday already...

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It was too damn hot today. I took the motorbike to get around, and despite riding in what no sane person would consider appropriate clothing, the wind didn't do anything to cool me down. When I returned home around half past four, the sky looked ready for a thunderstorm, but so far none has materialised.

There are three tiny peppers on the chilli plant on my balcony. I wonder how I am going to decide when they are ripe. Fruit are the best thing about summer, or maybe one of the two good things (long daylight hours being the other). I___ is drowning in tomatoes and egg plants, so she brought me some. I have peaches (even got around to eating them this time, and they were just perfect), and plums, and cherries and grapes. Mmh.

Still haven't found out how to buy a hole in the wall. More phoning around tomorrow.

DSL flatrate plus phone flatrate costs 30 to 35 Euro a month. Seems that I might have to move my home page and pay extra for web space. One provider is throwing in a lot of cable TV channels, but no BBC or SciFi, unfortunately.

I looked at TVs because I feel that mine will not be with us for much longer. It was all 16:9 flat screen, but the people on the screen weren't fat. So it's possible to have 16:9 without distortions, it's only that no one I know has it.

Went to IKEA because no shopping for furniture is complete without going to IKEA. They have sofas in very useful sizes, and with cotton or linen surfaces that are pleasant to touch, but none that I liked actually sitting on (or in -- most were soft enough to swallow a person whole).

Tax return paperwork is handed in, but lacking the caretaker's and gardener's bills. I'm wondering if I even got those yet.

Love my new motorcycle helmet. It's lighter than the old one, and has better soundproofing, and because it's tighter the wind is pulling at me less.

Will be switching the kitchen lights to low energy bulbs. There's a total of 200 Watts of lighting in the kitchen, and it's not a place where I'm picky about light colour, so it's a good place to find out if low energy bulbs and I might get along just a little better today than we did in the past.

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