On balance, though, I was a bit too enthusiastic for my physical capabilities, and ended up a bit piteous, although not too piteous to cook dinner. Chilli aubergine layer bake! Life returns!
Two gigs this week; the Horrors at the O2 supported by ungoogleable hipsters Toy. It was a gig full of fashionable hair and fancy clothes and those Barbie Architect glasses all the hip kids are wearing. Cocktail dresses and leather jackets in the mosh-pit. I was a bit disappointed that we were downstairs but they've sorted the sound and moved the mixing deck to the back so that's another venue off the shit list. Then the Fox and Firkin in Lewisham on Saturday for a Space Heroes gig, which was lovely (pizza, beer, hanging out with ginger_princess's mad friends) but getting back was a bloody nightmare as we were late enough to hit the roadworks.
I'd spent the earlier part of the day visiting the comic shop, hiking around Soho looking for suitable backgrounds and characters for secret project 0 and ops -- it turned out I remembered where the Butler and Wilson sale shop was, too (thanks motodraconis!) and I also found an odd little concession called Monki when I was in Selfridges going to the loo with interesting clothes and other stuff. When I turned up at the pub it was like a comedy sketch.
timscience: Did you get the comics?
Me: Even better than that!
365 days of house progress:
Bought red spray paint for putting a + on the medicine cabinet.
Stripped masses of wallpaper from the stairs (not all of it alas).
Tested paint remover on the kitchen floor (kind of works -- I also got a spark trying out using the wire brush, eek!)
Sorted out the front garden, de-cat-shitted, mulched and trimmed back!
Scraped paint from hallway ceiling (partial).
Cleaned up the cat feeding station.
Backwards progress -- some of the grout has popped right out again; I need to put in a door-gap-stop of some sort; the back door needs another coat of wood preserver.
*Owl is, of course, Public Sector Owl. They're a mixed marriage in all senses.
**Too ill to read.