Monday piecemeal - Tactical Ninja
Jul. 8th, 2013
09:35 am - Monday piecemeal
This weekend was one of those weekends where I felt like I didn't really do anything, but actually ended up with a bit of a list that made me feel as if maybe I'm quite productive at slacking.
- Actually managed to get my hanging leg raises beyond 90 degrees. Go me and my fucking sore abs.
- Bought new socks!
- Dyed my hippie skirt from Hong Kong. It was pale green, now it's deep pink/purple.
- Had an erotic dream and also one that involved getting lost in a hospital. Where the fuck is Floor A3? Apparently only tieke knows...
- Put the final full coat on Cold Blooded. Now it just needs its weathering/dirtification touches, and some frosting (still no idea how I'll do this, maybe sponging?), and it's finally done. I like it a lot more than I did, now it's the right colour.
- Walked to Kaiwharawhara and bought a manuka pole for $5.
- Stripped the bark off said pole. Manuka bark comes of in long, narrow, stringy strips and it's immensely satisfying. This pole is for Yorick. Normally I make my staffs with dowelling but this one's for pombagira and she's special so she gets manuka. Also, manuka has a lovely sheen that makes it look like it's alive. Vis:
See? Brown and sticky.
- Read a really dry academic article about the changes in BZP use in NZ since 2006, based on a household telephone survey. Read an even drier literature review of everything that's been published in academia about BZP since 1997. Realised that while lots of people have speculated all over the show about why the prohibition of BZP was successful in reducing use of the substance (this is almost unheard of in drug policy btw), nobody's actually asked the users. Enter, me. Bwuahahahahhaa! Zomg we has relevance!
- Finished Coffee, Black. Enjoyed it, liked the parallels, was disappointed with the lack of plot after resolution of UST - it just kind of fizzled into excuses for porn and I sort of lost interest. Still, good idea, well characterised and easy to read.
- Received a bunch of recommended literary fiction in the mail, including some Iain Banks non-scifi stuff. Yay!
- Took rivalmanced Anders into the Gallows and made him watch while I kissed Meredith's arse. Oh, the expressions of disgust. I am so evil.
- Worked out what kind of adapter I need to make my fancy-schmancy battery charger actually work.
- Found the person who makes the star wraps like the one I bought at Rainbow Serpent, and ordered some more. Versatile clothing ftw.
- Bought all the vegies. Like, all of them - broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms, spring onions, actual onions, capsicums, courgettes, carrots, spinach, eggplants, beans, grapes, apples, mandarins, bananas. OK so some of that is fruit. But we are totally vegied up now. Watch it disappear in the blink of an eye!
So, um, yeah. Not bad for a weekend in which I felt like I was being a slackarse. Meanwhile, Dr Wheel has bracketified our bedroom in preparation for the installation of wall-mounted speakers so we can listen to death metal in bed. This is part of an ongoing project, at the end of which we should be able to operate media from bed using our phones. Because he's dead geeky like that.
PS Happy, I am starting to come round to your way of thinking on the Merrill, Anders, Fenris thing. Although, I am still unsure about Anders. Damnitall.
I want to be Oona Kivela when I grow up. Well actually, I want to be me, but able to do that stuff. Not asking much, nooooo...
Meanwhile, tell me again that our workforce is not being groomed for an abusive relationship. I particularly like this line: "They don't want to be the only one that's not because, basically, they'll end up with all the deadwood.". Because, you know, anyone who uses any drug other than alcohol at any time is clearly 'deadwood' - not productive or efficient or capable. But of course you don't know they're deadwood till you test them... oh wait. Surely if you want to 'weed out poorly performing staff', you'd look at their, um, performance? Not their urine? Maybe that's just me..
Note also that all the quotes are from people who stand to make money from drug testing. Such reliable sources! *cough*