Monthly Archives: April 2014

Day 117 – The Case of the Full Cart…

I was filling my imaginary shopping trolly with books at about 2am last night… Not buying, just doing the internet equivalent of window shopping… It is like getting the rush of retail therapy without the buyers remorse… But what I did notice is there was a touch of the Sherlock Holmes about the basket, not the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I already have those… I had chosen three books on knots, one that gives you ten methods to expand your attention span, mastering Mnemonics and a book on locksmithing…

I have become a little obsessed by learning pointless little skills at the moment… Maybe it’s the giving up smoking? (51 days and counting)… Lot of extra time in the day without frequent coffee and nicotine breaks, actually a truly scary amount of extra time… Time that requires distracting the brain and keeping the fingers busy, since I have also cut tv viewing to the bone, with the exception of the several different versions of Sherlock Holmes (including the new series of Jonathan Creek), and episodes of grand designs I haven’t seen too often… So with no smoking, drinking, girlfriend or television I have quite a lot time to dedicate to increasing my ever more esoteric set of skills and knowledge… Sorry to digress but remember the world before google? When a head full of pointless triva was something that couldn’t be trumped by a hipster with wifi? Just saying… But anyway I have a cup of camomile to drink and some Sherlock Holmes themed memes to make (did I mention the keeping busy thing?)….

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Day 116 – Chasing May…

Dear April,

I am sorry things didn’t work out… I did try, I gave you the benefit of the doubt… It seems you just wanted to do what you wanted to do, and payed me no heed… I cannot take your callous disregard for my feelings and well being any longer… I have packed up all your stuff and left it at the door, I think it would be better for us both if you were gone by Thursday…

All the best
Shayn….

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Day 115 – Fifty Shades of Khaki…

I ordered some books about knots the other day (nothing suss)…. Today I found a bag of old scout patches which included a few lengths of very knotted rope… This scout obviously earned his knot tying badge…

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Day 114 – Take a Long Line…

One comes in one goes out, tonight I purchased a new tv unit… 3 meters long…

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My continuing obsession with low furniture and clean lines continues, I think painting the metal satin black and replacing the metal panels with lacquered ply will give it a more midcentury feel… Which means the more industrial eclectic school science desk will be leaving to make room…

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Day 113 – Till you Hear a Crunch….

Luckily I watched the part of total recall where Quaid removes the tracking device from his skull with my daughter a while ago…

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Why on earth is that lucky you ask? It sounds like irresponsible parenting to me!! Perhaps, but they are my monkeys and this is my circus, so if you don’t like the show bugger off… The reason the pulling a big red flashing thing out of your nose was important occurred today while watching a show called Brain Games,
Today’s episode was all about romance and how our brains can trick us… My daughter was impressed that I managed to avoid all the tricks and traps in the various scenarios… I explained that it was because I had the romance gland removed from my head… She asked how they did that… That is where total recall came in..

Farewell Cohagen.. You were an evil man, but you made a damn good ice-cream….

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