Beware the Idles of March
Sunday, March 21, 2010 2:25:36 PM
I can't spend ages doing this today as I've elected Sunday 21st of March to be a Doing Things day in the Grunt Hilton. My study has just received the first proper clean of 2010 and in the process I have even lovingly alphabetised my collection of PC games and put my X-Men comics back into their running order (I mess them up by reading them out of sequence - not everything I do is as a neat-freak). This was but a prelude to tidying the whole room (job done) which was itself a prelude to tidying and cleaning the entire house (job...er, split into bite-sized chunks going forward so I don't have to face doing it all at once)(phew).
In the process I have changed my keyboard to one with curved, more 'natural' typing layout and a proper 2row x 3column layout of the Insert, Home and Page Up buttons; the last one, annoyingly, had them in three rows of two columns, requiring some deft mental gymnastics to avoid completely buggering my typing as I switched between this and my work PC.
I have also come to the momentous decision to do away with my trusty old desk and manky, yoghurt-stained**, wobbly-armed old swivel chair.
Why suddenly so willing to crack open the creaky, bat-infested old wallet? I'm finally getting paid - this coming Friday - by my new employers after six weeks of working for them! A perfect time, then, to look at some niggling things I'd like to improve upon in my beautiful home, the horrible old battle-axe of a desk being first and foremost.
I'm also celebrating my first new pay-packet by taking my parents and girlfriend out for a meal in town, of the slap-up variety***. . Or I will be as soon as I get around to booking somewhere.
And yes, this means the girlfriend will be coming up to see me again. It's been quite a while since the last visit so I take the opportunity now to tender my apologies to anyone on the street who will be home on the Friday night; the more excited I get, the more I sound like a Howler Monkey.
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*I bought this a while back but couldn't get it working in Linux or Dos so mothballed it. Looking at it today, with a view to chucking it out to clear some room, I realised it was Natalie's BIOS to blame, not being set up for 'legacy' USB keyboards. Oh how I laughed.
**You're not funny, you're not clever - it's YOGHURT.
***The meal, that is, not the girlfriend.