July 17th, 2003

Chooo! Chooo!

My friends are always complaining about the bloody vikings that infest Seldom Working Trains. But they're nothing compared to whatever it is that makes Thames Trains so crap. They managed to turn a simple 6 minute journey into a 30minute one yesterday, which resulted in me getting to the bike shop in time for it to be shut. Damn. So I've had to come in by foot again, although I did manage to catch the bus today and it's about as quick as by bike. Maybe a bit longer. Hopefully I can catch the bus going the other way.

I saw a steam train this morning! Well it was half-steam, half electric. I didn't look like the Orient Express, so I've no idea what it was. But it came bustling in to Egham station, blowing up big clouds of white smoke into the air. It did mean I missed the train at Staines, so I had to wait around for 30 minutes for the one I normally catch. Yes - I did manage to leave really early again.

Last night I did stuff. Mostly playing Angel of Darkness. If it wasn't for the crappy "movement relative to the screen rather than Lara" control system, I'd say this was an awesome game. It's taxing enough to be fun - not too many hatstand puzzles so far. The context sensitive "doing stuff" is nice. I suspect that this maybe the 2nd Tomb Raider I'll complete. I really must go back and finish 2-5 though.

Apart from that I dusted off the MC log code I'd written and brought it kicking and screaming into the wonderful world of IGOR.

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Engaging the emergency handbasket ejector seat!

Apparently wet dog is one of 60something primary smells. One of the things I forgot to mention yesterday, is that I don't like the smell of wet dog. Unfortunately what with it raining, being very hot and me having a long distance to walk, I ended up smelling like wet dog. Either that or the dog I walked past infected me with it's stench. Or maybe it's only agents that happens to.

Today has been a bit better in that I remembered an umbrella. Cooked for the absolutely gorgeous cryx and then went to pub. Where I received some good news from Nick. Now just need to sort some stuff out and I'll be getting out of the handbasket a couple of stops early.

I feel in a vaguely memey mood tonight, so I'm going to do the one cryx did recently: Tell me something you admire/envy about me or what you think my best feature/quality is, and I will reply and tell you in return what I envy/admire or think is your best quality.

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