May 6th, 2008

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Bank Holiday weekend.

That was quite pleasant...

On Saturday, as promised, we moved the bedroom around. Turns out my measurements were more than exact, as the computer desk only just fit into the gap I'd allocated for it. The actual moving of furniture only took about two hours (considering we didn't empty anything after all, and only took the mattress off the bed) but putting the PC back together again and sorting out the boxes took a lot longer. Paul also had the lovely task of having to untack the ethernet cable from the top of the stairs as there was a spare two feet of it which we needed to stretch into the bedroom, and then the subsequent re-tacking of it to the carpet/skirting, which was less fun.

Anyway, as a result, the following things have been achieved:

  1. The PC is by a radiator, which means no more cold fingers in winter.

  2. There are no more boxes on the bedroom floor, and it is subsequently a lot tidier.

  3. The light seems to come into the room a lot better now, too, although I think that might be my imagination.

  4. There is room to move on either side of the bed.

The amount of dust under the bed and my bedside table was utterly terrifying - we filled the Dyson twice over. Also, the carpet where the bed had been is lovely and squishy. :) Paul has had some trouble sleeping because of the change in light / position, but hopefully that will pass soon enough.

Sunday was spent recovering from Saturday, although my back, amazingly, didn't hurt at all. Rather, the backs of my legs were aching instead. Still are a little this morning... dunno what I did to cause that. We decided to watch The Crow later on as it had been a while since either of us had seen it. Odd, actually; it's totally a B-movie which is prettily shot and ended up with cult status; if not for Brandon Lee dying I doubt anyone would remember it quite so well... (Especially considering the god awful sequels.)

On Monday it was much of the same, with the added bonus of having Lisa up for dinner - I cooked my chicken/gorgonzola/mushroom pasta for her with tonnes of garlic bread and salad, and there's STILL some left over for Paul's lunch today. So, actually, the recipe for two feeds three and a bit. Madness.

After the meal we decamped downstairs to watch Moulin Rouge! on Lisa's funky new DVD player and sound system (I always forget how brilliant that film is) and then back upstairs again to have ice cream and watch The Inbetweeners on Replay - which is puerile and mildly amusing, though I prefer Skins...

Having moved the bedroom around, I am now making plans for new curtains once we've decorated. Now that the wardrobe has obscured the wall there isn't any room for a tie back, so I think I'll go for one very wide curtain instead and just the one tie back on the other side. (I'm going to use my old choir dress as the fabric. :P) The curtains in the living room don't need changing, but I'm using an old red corduroy dress for those tie backs, at some point. Fabric's expensive, y'know...
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Random heads-up.

For those with access to it, there is a new series starting on Sunday, 11th May at 8.00pm on Sci-Fi Channel, entitled Tin Man. I've personally never heard of it before now, but spotted a poster for it on a bus stop in Balsall Heath and am intrigued. An anonymously-written plot summary on IMDB reads as follows:

Dorothy Gale, a.k.a. DG, is all grown up and bored. She mopes around, works as a waitress, and goes to school part time. Before she knows it she's back in OZ (a.k.a. Outer Zone) and on the run from the evil sorceress Azkadellia and her storm troopers and clumsy bats. Along the way she falls in with some strange characters including the brainless Glitches, Raw, a cowardly and psychic lion-man hybrid, and, in the largest deviation, Wyatt Cain, a cowboy cop from Central City called a "tin man" because of his tin badge.

Sounds interesting. :) Also stars Zooey Deschanel and Alan Cumming...

Anyway. Given that Sci Fi has little to no advertising beyond its own four walls, I figured I would let people know.