Tuesday, 1 June 2010



RC is back to normal after a great weekend.

On Friday I felt that I needed a little present to cheer myself up, so I stopped at the local games shop and bought a box of toy soldiers. These are the start of the armies for next year's game at Barnet. They are beautiful figures - I will post pics when I have some finished.

Saturday saw the end of my troublesome tooth. I had to go to a different dentist for this extraction. Google Maps showed it to be half way between 2 train stations, so we got off at one only to find that it was actually more or less right next door to the OTHER train station. It was a nice walk, though.

After being told that it would be a really difficult one to remove, the guy I finally saw ripped the little bugger out in one swift move. I felt nothing. He did promise that it would hurt like hell after the injection wore off, but I had nothing. I almost feel cheated! Almost...

Sunday was a day for re-stocking the food supplies, including some nice soft stuff for me to eat. And re-stocked the beer supply - must have a few beers around in the summer!

Monday (a holiday for us too) was spent shopping for clothes for my FIL's funeral later this week. He liked bright colours, so we are all wearing something bright. I have a purple shirt, while others will be in blue, green, yellow, red... As I said in a previous post, most of his life was a party so the colours seem appropriate.

Finally, last night I had a dream that I was out camera-shopping with a certain blogger friend. I was picking up all these super-wizzy things that looked like something from a sci-fi movie, with displays that looked like the Head Up Display of a jet fighter.

"Hey, how about this one?"

A wry smile.

"No, Honey" (said in that motherly way that some women have) "that might look cool but [insert incoherent techy babble]."

"Or this one?"

"You really think you will ever work out how to use that thing? Now this is the one!"

"But it looks so boring...."

"Do you want my advice or not?"

Text conversation of the week

I have a friend who works at another university - it is also in Canterbury so there is a lot of rivalry between the 2 institutions.

I saw a new piece of art that they have installed there - looks like a bit of Stonehenge.

"Just saw the henge thingy. Do they have sacrifices up there these days?"

"They wanted to sacrifice a virgin every month but couldn't find one."

"We are a church-based uni - we have virgins down here."

"Hah, it's not a real university if it has virgins!"

Have a great week!


wigsf said...

I had two beers this weekend. Like coffee, beer is that thing that I drink because I feel like I'm supposed to be drinking it, not because I actually enjoy it.
A while ago I hit that point where beer stopped being tasty. If I want to quench my thirst, water. If I want to get pissed (that's what you guys across the pond call it, right?) I go for something with balls, like whiskey.

Rock Chef said...

wigsf - Whiskey will definitely get you pissed, as you say! I enjoy a cold beer or 2 from time to time. In the winter I like a small glass of Drambuie. For a more serious drink I like a bottle of red wine... I rarely go for "pissed" these days ;-)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

.... I don't think they sacrificed virgins on those old stones. More of goats and lambs in fact, and then mess around with the intestines for auguries.

Come to think of it in the good days predated written history, virgins were indeed VERY RARE. It was all about these vigorous activities of hunting and gathering. And they didn't have tv in the caves.....

This is supposed to be a joke. Now laugh.

Rock Chef said...

Shadowthorne - Laughing as instructed, Sir!

Claire said...

Love that you're wearing bright colors for your FIL - the tribute to him was really great - you made me laugh while reading it but then I felt guilty - and then I realized you really did convey a little bit of who he was. I loved the "poem" and wait to hear the music. You haven't done a video in awhile. . .

terri said...

Glad you had a good weekend and that the troublesome tooth is gone. As for the bright clothing, your FIL will surely appreciate it as he looks on from Heaven.

Now I don't know who the blogger friend was in your dream, but I would just like you to know that if I were ever camera shopping with you, I would totally encourage you to go for the super whizzy kind. And then I would ask if I could play with it too.

Rock Chef said...

Claire - Yes,I think a video is not far off!

Terri - Hm, I guess I would have to make sure I could afford to buy 2 then!