Catching up

I’ve been rather neglectful of the blog since my PC has been away, but the good news is that it’s back now – yay! It turns out that the motherboard was dead (which was my suspicion all along). And so, with any luck, updates will be more frequent again from now on; but here’s a casual handful of things that should catch you up on the last few weeks:

  • More flat tires: My run of poor luck with flat tires on my bicycle hit a peak at the beginning of April, when I suffered a flat going in, and then another one coming home. I took the wheel back to Goldcross and told them that something had to be done, so they sold me a pair of Continental Grand Prix 4000 S tires at a very heavy discount (though I notice Wiggle is still slightly cheaper). With all the rain we’ve been having, I’ve only had three rides on them, but so far so good!
  • Mel and Ben: Ian and Un hosted a phenomenal dinner in honour of Mel and Ben, so we could finally hand over their long overdue wedding gift. All I can say is: Un is an amazing cook. Amazing.
  • Coffee: Oscar has learnt to tamp coffee – a trick which he can now do without even looking.

Tamping

  • PS3: I finished Bioshock and Bioshock 2, both of which were borrowed from Shane many months ago. They’re awesome – I particularly liked Bioshock 2!
  • Drinks with the boys: Ben, Rob, Piet and I hit the valley for drinks after work on Friday, including a sensational meal at The Valley Corner Chinese Restaurant. The crispy skin chicken is highly recommend.
  • Soccer lessons: Oscar and his little friend Lily scored some free passes to tryout soccer lessons. The consensus was that they’re both a little bit too young still, but it’s pretty clear that Oscar was made to be a soccer superstar.
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12 comments on “Catching up
  1. Er did he actually kick the ball?

  2. Er did he actually kick the ball?

  3. Er did he actually kick the ball?

  4. Not in the video, no. But prior to reaching full “warp speed” overstimulation, yes.

  5. Not in the video, no. But prior to reaching full “warp speed” overstimulation, yes.

  6. Not in the video, no. But prior to reaching full “warp speed” overstimulation, yes.

  7. Aubain Noel says:

    Did Oscar get into the espresso stash?

  8. Aubain Noel says:

    Did Oscar get into the espresso stash?

  9. Aubain Noel says:

    Did Oscar get into the espresso stash?

  10. Julian says:

    Oscar certainly has that post-goal celebration sorted.

  11. […] won’t have any more problems for a while. I’m yet to change the back tire over to the Conti GP 4000s that I have on the front, but I do have one sitting ready in the cupboard! I’ll give the current tire one more chance, […]

    [gerrod.com, via blog]

  12. […] won’t have any more problems for a while. I’m yet to change the back tire over to the Conti GP 4000s that I have on the front, but I do have one sitting ready in the cupboard! I’ll give the current tire one more chance, […]

    [gerrod.com, via blog]

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