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Inflating my withered chest balloons

October 6, 2021 - 10:14 -- Admin

I did my first strength workout in a couple of months last night at the gym. Very modest. No gains that I’m aware of, but for the next couple of months the only embiggening I’m looking for is to regain lung capacity.

I was down by 20% at one point, but have gradually recovered half of that. I suspect getting the rest back will be harder because I’ll have to force them to re-inflate.

Saying goodbye to an old mate.

October 5, 2021 - 17:05 -- Admin

One of the great things about living in an old Queenslander is all of the space under the house for storing stuff. One of the worst things… is all of the space under the house for storing stuff. I've been stashing crap under our place for nearly 20 years now and I finally got tired of it.

Conan needs an ultra wide monitor.

September 27, 2021 - 12:18 -- Admin

What is best in life Conan?

To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the women!

What is best if you can’t do that because of quite serious legal constraints and an inconvenient cultural prohibition against warlordism?

Hmm, probably just to drive everyone from your home office and give it a tidy up…

What to cook first?

September 25, 2021 - 07:40 -- Admin

We've been preparing the way for the delivery of my Big Green Egg. Mostly that’s meant a lot of painting and oiling out on the front deck where it's going to go. We get good airflow out there and it’ll be protected from the elements. Plus I like the idea of my smoky pork butts wafting their delicious smokiness all over the neighbourhood, and the extra elevation will help with that.

My TV weekend is sorted.

September 24, 2021 - 08:26 -- Admin

I’ll kick off as always with Ted Lasso because that’s what I have instead of therapy. But then I’m rocking the new golden age of sci fi. FOUNDATION drops today or tomorrow, depending on the international date line. I’ve got the darker, gnarlier S2 of SEE to endure, and I’ve been saving THE EXPANSE until I’m done with THE LAST KINGDOM on Netflix. TLK isn’t SF, of course, and its not fantasy either. More like historical action/drama I guess.

Jack Reacher shrugged.

September 23, 2021 - 15:10 -- Admin

About ten years ago, maybe more, I had to interview Lee Child on stage for the Melbourne Writers Festival. I did my homework, read about five of his books, wrote up a long list of questions and then some more questions in case he was less than generously wordacious in his responses.