Saturday, July 09, 2005

Toasted

I didnt feel like cooking so thought I'd just have some toast when I got home on Thursday. Popped the bread into the toaster and 3 seconds later, I hear this bzzz-buzzz sound and voila, the house is plunged into complete darkness. Bugger. That's just great. My back was hurting cos I had to carry a desktop computer the 2.5 blocks to the new work building (*dont* ask), I was hungry plus I dont remember where the fuse wires were kept. I sort of felt my way around the house and managed to locate my bike light. Had a peep outside and yes, I was the only house affected. Peeped into the fuse box and phew, it'd had only tripped the safety circuit so no new wire was needed. Am now the owner of a new Kambrook KT97 toaster, as per Choice magazine.




Went for the Sydney Dance Company's performance of Graeme Murphy's Grand on Friday. I found it way exceeded my expectations ie. it was really really good. I normally find the dance stuff a little dull but this kept my attention almost throughout. These guys are elite athletes, in my opinion. It was half ballet and half contemporary. I'd gone to a dance thing a few months ago and at that one, thoughts like "I wonder if they feel silly prancing around like that" or "I wonder if those pants are uncomfortable" often occurred whereas at this one, I was transfixed. Recommended. Very off topic but a Simpsons episode just popped into my head.

Scott: And now over to Kent Brockman for some grim economic news.
Kent: Scott, things aren't as happy as they used to be down here at the unemployment office. Joblessness is no longer just for philosophy majors. _Useful_ people are starting to feel the pinch.
Barney: I haven't been able to find a job in six years.
Kent: Hmph. And what training do you have?
Barney: Five years of modern dance, six years of tap.

4 comments:

Sandro Rehder said...

Hey Chai! Good to see you started writing on this thing... As I like to say, there's always something to be written even if there's nothing to be said. Sandro

Chai said...

Heyyyy sandro.... I added a link to your home page on my blog... Hope that's ok... Ciao ciao...

Autumn Storm said...

Thanks for visiting and thereby leading me to your blog. Enjoyed the fact that it was a chronicle of personal events with a few current events etc thrown in and thereby very unlike mine and most of the others that I have read. I'm deeply envious of the cultural events, you have attended recently! (am currently living in the sticks and there isn't a cinema, let alone a decent museum, art gallery or the like for miles upon miles. Its what I miss most about living in London and what I am most looking forward to about moving to Copenhagen soon.)

Justine said...

that girl has the most beautiful body! I shouldha been a dancer.