2009-05-13

It's cloudy out there, but do read on..!

I realised that I've not posted in a long time, very long time in fact. It's really strange as a lot of things have happened between this post and the previous one.
Here's a some of the things that have happened.
  • I've bought a TIG welder. I've knackered my bank account. Why the hell a TIG welder?! Well, I freely admit to being a garage and welding deprived child. Since I stopped playing with my Lego Technic I've always yearned for the ability to weld. Last may I bought a small Milling Machine - allows me to shape metal - but not fuse it. I've now bought the TIG welder and I feel that the universe is the limit. It's difficult to describe how it feels to be able to weld. I've since buying it spend hours in the garage practising. It's not difficult to TIG weld, but it's not easy either. Needs practise
  • Caz has had her birthday. The whole family chipped in and got her something nice. I'm not saying what it is, because that's up to her.
  • We've been to the Nürburgring for the customary Easter season start. We stayed at Jochen's and Fia's. Huge thanks to them, we had a really good time! The SuperDuke R was great on the Ring, but it all was spoilt by a sliding feeling at the rear wheel. I'll look into that when the sun is shining.
  • Roomba got ill, but the doctor's bill was picked up by the warranty. All is well now.
  • We've sold tons of old gadgets on eBay and mobiles to Mazuma Mobile. Good to get rid of the old stuff.
  • I've been to LRUG and found it very interesting, especially Jon's talk which helped me see Ruby blocks in a different light. I'm going again next Monday.
  • I've been to see AC/DC in Birmingham. I loved it, Caz loved it, Wolfy loved it, Daz loved it. We all loved it! They're f***ing great! It's a no-BS show, that rocks from the start to the finish. Only bad thing was there was this tiny oriental girl who decided she had the right to squeeze past us, standing in between me and Caz, and she didn't even seem that much into AC/DC. There's always one, isn't there! I'm very much looking forward to the Wembley gig!
  • The day after AC/DC we saw NoFX in Birmingham too. It was utter cr*p. There was four, "support" acts. "Alienating acts" more like it. And when NoFX finally got on stage they spent most of their time talking. Sheeeesh! Everybody is a rock star, everybody is a clever programmer, everybody has got a guitar solo. The whole NoFX experience annoys me because I've got several of their albums and I really like their comedy take on the world.
  • Finland didn't win the World Ice Hockey Championship. In fact, didn't make it very far. *sobs*
  • We've got tickets for Green Day in Birmingham. YAY!
  • We went to Clacton-on-Sea for a Tae Kwon-Do training thing for Caz and her TKD buddies. Despite some awesome people, I would rather have stayed home in a dark closet with a bottle of booze, or better yet, shortening my ToDo list. I don't regret going, it was an experience, and another place to see. (And I did have a good chuckle at the chav-spotting).
  • I had another birthday. Pressie-wise I got a few bottle of red wine (thanks guys!), Big Bang Theory Season 1 DVD, but I should also mention my advanced BD cum Christmas Present; 22" LCD TV that also works as external monitor for my computer when needed. It's next to me in the office.
  • I have shortened the ToDo list by quite a few items.
As you can see, there's been tons of things going on, and I don't really know why I've not posted anything "clever" for a while. I guess I'm trying to do as much as I can of those things that have been lying around. For example, we gutted the downstairs cloakroom, but that's as far as we've got. The Espace is playing up and is currently of no use to me. As it's now been for about 6 months. I try to fix it when I can (read find energy). I need to fit a set of shocks to a K1200R, as soon as I get my hands on it. The garage roof will need doing this summer, and summer is approaching quickly. I have an Archos camcorder that I'd like to fit to my bike. I want to make non-foldable foot pegs for it. I want to make a GPS holder. I want to make SAS plates for it. And tons and tons and tons more things that I want to do.

2 comments:

... said...

Did you stop playing with your Lego Technic? I havent. / Mark

J said...

I stopped playing with them when mopeds and girls took my interest. I sold some of it, and gave the rest away. So today, I don't have any. And therefore I've stopped. :( Everytime I walk past the Lego shelf in Toys R' Us I want to buy one... One day I'll fall for the temptation.
Legos are very good for "rapid prototyping" :D