Death of a Teapot | Mon 28th Jun to Sat 3rd Jul 2010 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Death of a Teapot

Death of a Teapot

Monday 28th June – UPS

Day

I worked.

Evening

I picked up Bronwen from work, rushed to Go Comp to buy a UPS for my server (a relatively cheap $98 CyperPower Value GP 800VA/480W, avoiding Eaton Powerware after some bad experiences with them), then ate an apricot pie.

Night

Bronwen and I drove to Indooroopilly via Maz’s—he has his car apart at the moment, replacing the touch-screen digitizer in its in-dash computer, dropped past Nandos for dinner, then to the city to drop Bronwen off at work, then back to my place via a petrol station, then—before getting to my place—back to the city to get Bronwen, then back to my place, then to Maz’s to drop off Maz, and then to bed.

Tuesday 29th June – eBay

Morning

I spilt crumbs from my scone all over the car, even dropping it at one point.

Evening

It is really quite cold, perhaps the coldest evening this year—six degrees I’m told. Bronwen is on her way back from climbing, and I expect we’ll get pizza.

Night

Bronwen arrived, we drove up to her parent’s place, then on to Eagle Boys. Unfortunately, they’d lost our pizzas—they were made, apparently, but couldn’t be found...  Back at uni, I used to fight for justice and right—it made me quite unpopular with some of the lecturers, and also got me a job tutoring in my first year at uni, which I continued throughout the rest of my degree—but since then, I’d been becoming more and more complacent. However, my recent spate of buying things on eBay, triggered by having my phone stolen, and receiving either the wrong, or fraudulent, or downright faulty products, has reinvigorated me to not accept the substandard as if it were standard... so I ended up with a free pizza.

Wednesday 30th June – Death of a Teapot

Day

I had a quiet day at work. We all had Thai for lunch.

Night

I had a quiet night at home, hurting my toe on my tea pot, which in turn hurt itself on my coffee cup, and now the both are broken.

Thursday 1st July – A Night in India

Day

Interviewing for a new position at work.

Night

Bronwen phoned up and complained of a broken toe, so I picked her up from work, and we went to “A Night in India”, which wasn’t as good as Halim’s.

Friday 2nd July – Perpetual Motion

Day

More interviews at work.

Night

Ned picked Bronwen up from work, drove home, Bronwen knitted for a while, I played with my simulated goose-egg powered perpetual motion machine, then drove up to Bronwen’s parents’ place, then went shopping, then Bronwen cooked for hours and I helped helpfully, then we ate dinner, and drove out to Bronwen’s place to get a car, then drove back, and went to bed.

Saturday 3rd July – Samson & Delilah & Balibo

Morning

I had a nice sleep-in.

Afternoon

Bronwen and I drove to Kangaroo Point, planning to walk to Govinda’s, but realised it was too late, so drove to West End Govinda’s and had lunch there, before rushing to UQ to see “Samson and Delilah” at the Schonell, then driving back home.

Night

Bronwen and I again drove out to UQ to watch “Balibo” at the Schonell. Just before we left I heard about Kieran’s accident, and gave a friend of his a call to make sure he was ok.