Grill has been purchased – upon finding the actual George Foremanites would only deliver to my card address (which isn’t, obviously, where I live) I went for another vendor, who were also £5 cheaper (there was another I found that was £15 cheaper, but they had unfortunately sold out. Fair enough). So the infernal device should be winging its way towards me at the moment.
Maoist Strategy presentation went swimmingly; Robbie Scott (whose presentation I had gingerly found fault with to break the post-presentation Expectant Silence last week) ended this week’s encore silence with “’s good”. I like him. Found that I had rather too much to say, despite not really putting in all that much work. This is becoming a habit with presentations, not that it’s a particularly bad one. My delivery was awful, but my content at least sound (as it should have been; I went all the way up to Selly Oak to get some of those books, dammit!) As a result of the slow-fading residual fascination that comes from intensive learning on any specialist topic, I’m watching the Che movie(s), which is so far really rather good, though so far I’ve only seen the Cuba half, and I think I know how the Bolivia one ends.
The weather is suddenly painfully chilly, more noticeably cold than it was in eight inches of snow. Three layers and a brisk cycle ride still isn’t enough to stop me arriving in lectures shivering, cheeks rosy and glasses misty, hands numb and white after pulling them from gloves. In reaction to this… my nose is now streaming constantly. Oh, biology.
My washing up habits as a filthy, squalid student have developed into “wash everything I use either during or after the meal, since it really is easier than letting it pile up” (see, mum, I’ve learned at long last!) Unfortunately, the other 80% of the flat doesn’t seem have cottoned on to the same, or done any washing up for straight weeks at a time, meaning that basically the entire kitchen sits soiled on the counter. I’m fine with cleaning up my own mess after I’ve finished with my meal; I really don’t like having to clean up theirs before I can start. Flat inspections happen this week, so one of the occasional complete cleanups has sorted out the kitchen for now, but I doubt it’ll last long.
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