Yesterday evening we finally got to try out the barbecue in the park — after nearly getting killed buying sausages! A strange coin-operated device, I don’t know why they bother with the overhead of maintaining them and collecting the coins, when a single 20c coin lasted long enough to cook our entire meal! Apart from having to chase away someone’s dog while we cooked, it all made a pleasant change from dinner at home. The dog either couldn’t read the sign telling it to be on a leash, or the nearby owner was one of the vast majority who believe that these signs apply to other peoples' dogs and never their own.
The lesson I learnt while collecting the sausages is this: If you are riding a bike and some idiot throws the door of their car wide open straight in front of you, when you scream at them as you swerve around it, don’t turn your head and look at them, or the idiot in the next car, who then throws their door open is even more likely to hit you! Amazingly, neither of them managed to hit me, but the second one was remarkably close. He even had the cluelessness to swear at me and tell me to watch where I was going!
Bugger! It’s Friday, we’re going away for the weekend, we forgot to fill up Joey’s car yesterday, and as per usual, the price of petrol rose by 8c today.
Ah well, at least I managed to order the cake. Unlike at least today I was only kept waiting for half an hour after my appointed time of noon!
Trying to check the GeoURL server in order to see who else read the slashdot story yesterday, and whether I have any new neighbours. It would appear that a lot of people did. GeoURL is out of action for the rest of the week! Note to the public — Before attracting the attention of Slashdot, make sure that the full attention of Slashdot is what you are after…