I should have stayed in bed…

Coffee failure

Got up, stumbled into the kitchen as usual, stood around while the coffee created itself, then poured coffee into two cups. Went to fridge, took out orange juice and milk, unscrewed cap of orange juice, poured orange juice into coffee. Damn. Poured corrupted coffee down the sink and split the remaining coffee into two much smaller cups.

Bike failure

Now to ride to work… 4km down the track and there’s a loud PING — the sound of a bolt snapping — as one of the bolts holding my seat on snaps and the seat falls off. That’s the second time this has happened in six months. Maybe I over-tightened it when I put the last one in, maybe I’m just a big fat bastard who’s too rough on the bike.

I stood up for the 8km ride to Chadstone, not realising how often I must brace my leg against the seat while standing — the bike is very twitchy with no seat! Asked a security guard how to get to the bike shop, and showed him the seat. He laughed and took pity on me, leading me down through one of the delivery bays under the shopping mall, in through an unmarked door, to pop out rabbit-style in the middle of the mall. The guys in Goldcross cycles then had a little laugh, before finding me a seat bolt. $2.95 and a bit of fiddling and I was back on my way, heading to Oakleigh to try to order a cake…

Wedding cake ordering failure

9:15 and I arrived at the cake shop — Oakleigh Quality Cakes — ordered a coffee and asked to see someone about placing an order. “I’ll get one of the girls to see you shortly” … 9:30 and I’m told “It’ll be better if you talk to Tass, she’ll be here soon” … 9:40 and an apologetic “She’s just called up, she’ll be here in 20 to 30 minutes” … 10:15 and one of the other girls came out, asking if we’d already arranged anything, then decided that I really did have to wait for Tass. 10:50 and I gave up waiting and headed off to work. I tried telephoning this afternoon and was told that Tass only comes in on Friday and Saturdays, I made an appointment for noon Friday. I guess we’ll order the cake one day…