<Leonard's abandoned Hare Krishna collar>
Pawned one of my bikes today (the duff one I bought to get round Alice before my stuff came) for $50, then spent most of it on CDs and beggars (we're not meant to encourage them, but I always feel bad, as a few dollars isn't going to make a big difference to me). But if I hadn't decided to amble past Murray Nek (who sell all things musical, amongst other shite) I'd still be $50 richer. Once I'd divested myself of some dosh at their sale buying back numbers of things that probably everyone else in the world has, I asked if they had the DVD of the Singing Detective, which I figure I should get before it becomes a rare collector's item. No, they didn't have the copy of the series but they did have the film and it came with a DVD of another film...Explained that it wasn't quite what I was looking for, and they looked dubious (evidently not fans of greatest quality BBC drama hits). So I went next door to Dymocks, and asked the same thing. But no, they didn't have it either. And even tho they had some of the ABC's range, they wouldn't have the contract with the ABC until two weeks' time. Murray Nek had the contract until 17 August. If Murray Nek didn't have the DVD, then perhaps I would like to come back and place an order in two weeks' time....This is Alice for you; you spend half your time trying to remember when the next shipment will arrive or when you'll be able to place an order (btw, I saw the Ghan for the first time the other day. It took until now for our paths to coincide.)
Spent much of today worrying that I was coming down with a DVT in my right arm, which feels heavy and sore (am I going to suffer from this form of paranoia forever?). Actually, I think I'm developing RSI, which is a good thing as I told work I needed a tracker ball mouse because I suffered from RSI (small white lie, but who wants to tell a new employer about bizarre disease of the past?) I've been using my computer mouse on my left all this week, as I noticed my right arm was getting bad, but the real RSI catalyst seems to have been doing a pen and pencil exam for the 4WD course I did yonks back. As per usual, I left things till absolutely the last moment (tho I did have a good excuse) and this was the last week in which I could do the exam. It's a long time since I've seen anything as anti-diluvian as a pen-and-paper test. It was a take-home exam but there were 72 questions...much teeth-grinding and shoulder tension over questions such as 'what code of ethics applies when driving on muddy tracks?', I can tell you.
Anyway, I think it's crazy that they don't make more keyboards for PCs with an inset mouse as in laptops -- seems pretty clear to me that reaching back and forth for the mouse creates a lot of shoulder and even elbow tension. But then, I'm like the princess and pea...
Decided it was time to mend Leonard's Hare Krishna collar now that he's in a new place, which he broke (the elastic anyway) during repeated attempts at removal. Picture of Leonard's Hare Krishna collar where he last abandoned it features above. He looks rather emasculated this evening now that he's re-collared.
There were some particularly impressive lava lamps in the pawn shop, one that had a gob of something in it that looked like a placenta, and another one shaped like a UFO with little glowing red tips at the end of its fibres...the genuine '70s article (whitebait, I'm trying to lure you into a visit).
Feel like my blog is getting a bit boring (definitely the look of it), but can't be bothered to do anything about it, still working on the unit at the moment...