Wednesday, January 22, 2014

another outing

I went to work yesterday....a full day of meetings. It was otherwise extremely quiet. Most people are still away.

So...as I sat waiting for the train yesterday arvo to get back home, I decided I was going to take another day off today.

I started the day by venturing all the way out to Keysborough to visit Collector's Corner (I am such a plant nerd). Orchids get me hot and sweaty (especially as I am hanging out in the heated greenhouse).

By noon, I was back in the city and I decided to treat myself to an extremely decadent (and expensive) lunch at Shoya (mmm...sushi). I asked to sit at the sushi counter so I could watch the master sushi chef at work (doing so also allowed me to justify to myself that the price of the meal also included 'entertainment').

Satiated, I headed off to Bridge Road to pay the balance on our new dining chairs. They have finally arrived in Melbourne after a million years and I am looking forward to having guests over again without the worry they will tumble over on our old, broken chairs.

I had a couple of other things I need to buy so I headed back into the city. I went to Myer to pick up a power adapter for my Macbook Pro. I left the original one in the office but figured I needed a new one regardless because the cord on the old one had started to fray.

I then went on the hunt for a desk diary. Our work place nowadays uses google calander for everything but I am still a traditionalist, insisting on a physical diary (rather than a virtual one). This causes two problems. First, my colleagues get annoyed when they think I am free and book meetings with me on google calander. The second is actually finding a desk diary I like. This is a yearly chore but I actually managed to find one (I like the ones that open up to a week at a time).

Not long after getting home, Nathan skyped me from Phuket. I think the dog misses him because she got very excited when she heard his voice (Ok, I got excited too). He seems to be having a great time. He and his cousins have been to a Thai kick-boxing match, an elephant adventure ride, attended cooking classes, gone scuba diving and evidently will be going to see a ping pong show tonight (I told them to make sure to keep their mouths closed when the balls start flying).

6 comments:

Andrew said...

"make sure to keep their mouths closed when the balls start flying". In my experience this is wise advice.

Victor said...

I think I would take a rain check on the Thai Kick Boxing if I were on that trip.

Adaptive Radiation said...

Andrew: apparently the boys 'had a ball' last night. I hope it wasn't literal.

Victor: I'm with you but I guess that's what happens when all of your travelling companions are young, straight men.

Evol Kween said...

I told them to make sure to keep their mouths closed when the balls start flying - EEEEWWWWWWW!!!!

Victor said...

Evol, where have you been? You are missed from the blogosphere! Hope you are well.

Adaptive Radiation said...

I second Victor's sentiment.