Tonight after work the office went out for laser tag, which involves running around like idiots in a darkened space for half an hour, shooting one another with electronic guns that made whooshing noises.
Last night there was a party in the flat above us. I’m not sure if it was a Chinese New Year party (it would have been a day late) or just a regular make-a-huge-bellowing-noise-every-ten-minutes-for-four-hours party.[…]
Tonight we went to the Singapore race course. This is in the depths of the north, half an hour’s drive in a taxi controlled by a man who didn’t want to go north, driven at[…]
On my last day in Nova Scotia, I had a few firsts. First, we went out on our friend’s boat, Fiddler’s Green IV, and I caught three mackerel. Or herrings. Or some sort of fish.
(If you know what cyclocross is, you can skip this first bit and start here. If you don’t know what Singapore is, perhaps you should skip both bits.) Cyclocross Cyclocross is a type of bicycle[…]
My wife and I had a 90 minute massage today. I’d had a trying day where everything was twice as difficult as necessary, and she’s pregnant, so we needed some respite. I didn’t realise how[…]
Today I bought Arkham Horror, a board game set in the world of Cthulhu Mythos, those ever-so-slimy monsters inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and his racist/tubercular/generally messed up view of the universe.
I woke at 6:30 this morning after a complicated dream where I won a million dollars through a banking error, to find my head churning from all of last night’s booze. Ordinarily I would have[…]
Just to start the week properly, I left the office at 5:30 and drank four gin and tonics in rapid succession, then went home.
I do like gin. The winning combination of alcohol plus malaria prophylaxis is one you have to respect, even if the latter is really from the quinine in the tonic and nothing to do with[…]