I’ve been growing a beard — only about 2 weeks so far, it’s at the itchy horrible scruffy stage most guys have probably experienced. But then I find this site so now I’m thinking about shaving it off, ‘cos those guys freak the fuck out of me.
Anyway, forget about the beard, what a big last month I’ve had I got a new pet, and she died.
Her name was Theresa Heinz-Weta, I saved her from dive bombing birds and George, presumably she was really sick already, otherwise I don’t know why a tree weta would be out and about in the middle of the day, I gave her a nice place to live, with shade, and food, etc, intending the keep her around for a week or so, then find a nice quiet tree to move her in to, but she died before I could do that.
She was a lovely girl, she liked to play chess (she was contemplative, but not very good) liked to listen to Brahms and Chopin.
Oh, I also bought a car… Mitsubishi RVR… The big problem was the Mitsubishi auto transmissions suck(!), so I got one with a manual tranny. I’m pretty happy with it, but I think I’ll have to get tints for the rear windows, there’s a lot of glass back there, so it gets really warm, and one of the rear speakers doesn’t work, and I don’t know why — I had a look, and the whole system is so completely bizarre that I have no idea how to fix it, the problem isn’t the speaker, the wiring seems to be crazy, it has a (really nice) aftermarket CD headunit, and I think it might not have been installed properly.