Cycled up to Selly Oak again to catch what I was short on – butter, replacement eggs, more bread, milk, apples, grocery stuff. The weather is cold, crisp and clear, beautiful for now, but possibly less fun when it gets properly wintery. Especially if it gets icy. That’ll be murder on cycling. Good lord, I might even have to walk! On my FEET! Like a regular pleb!
Unfortunately, Sainsbury’s closes at 4 on Saturdays. This meant that I had no butter, so no welcome-back flapjack for Becky and Gemma. I must make some tomorrow. But I got a nice bike ride, and it’s all exercise, eh?
Speaking of my bike – the roofed bike shed is inconvenient and since there are always a bunch chained up outside it, presumably inadequate. This means that I lock my bike to a lamp post next to my block. I am slightly worried about rust/whatever happens to a bike exposed to the elements for a long time. Should I be? Is there anything I can do?
Reading week went… pretty well, all in all. I didn’t do an immense amount of reading, but I did quite a bit, and was also fairly productive learning to make TF2 videos, writing my own things, jumping through the next two hoops of this foolish transcription thing in the distant hope of sit-at-home employment.
Next weekend, home for the LAN, which will be followed by Jonathan Coulton. Should be fun.
Things I need to do in the near future:
– Food shop, again, make flapjack
– sort out my diary dates for the rest of the term – check all module handbooks to be clear on what is expected so’s to avoid nasty surprises
– tidy my room
– following getting essay back from Stuart, make plans for my remaining MotMW essay and my MOMD essay, neither of which are going to be in for a long time but I’d rather work on them now when I have time to spare
– laundry – save that until I’m basically out of clothes if possible, for VALUE
– go shopping for things: panniers, trousers, perhaps another jersey to replace disappeared one
– transcription – this is pending Dan getting back to me, and presently out of my hands.
Total expenditures for the week: £38