Chores boring 

The crucial time interval was 18hrs 40mins to dry each load. Longer than that and you're falling behind, and a backlog is almost impossible to clear. It was a bit like the Battlestar Galactica episode where the Cylons attack every X minutes.

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Chores boring 

Befuddled by how easy laundry has suddenly become now it's warm enough to dry clothes outside. Doing 9 loads per week with no dryer and limited space was a massive burden.

Fancy polygonal jam jars make it harder to get the last bits of jam -- sorry conserve -- out than the boring round cylindrical ones.

chores boring 

Dumb-bell workout. 15km run. Made fry-up breakfast, quick lunch, roast dinner. 3 loads of dishwashing. 2 loads of laundry. Changed all bedsheets. Hoovered house except one room. Took kid to park. Shopping to farmers markets and supermarket. Finished some actual work too. Really shattered now.

Another weekend. Cleaning, laundry, childcare, home learning...

Anyone know a place other than librivox/thegreatcourses where I can get free/cheap audiobooks or lectures in MP3 format? Really running short of stuff to run and in bad weather can only run with MP3 player.

Glad I got a screen protector for my running watch: it was chipped and cracked to hell but peeled away leaving the face fine. Annoying thing: I bought a packet of 5 protectors but the other 4 are at the office where I can't go for months.

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Nasty fall out . Don't know why, was just running normally along paving stones in normal weather, had no problems in the recent ice and snow. Takes so long to heal these days, also as well as knees have very visible grazes on hands and elbows.


I wonder if there's someone whose job it is to justify corporate portion sizes: why a modest packet of sweets is "8 helpings", why every packet of crisps in Tesco Metro is a Sharing Size, why fish fingers are 10 to a box with a portion size of 4.

Good run this morning, a toasty warm 9C, just wore normal thickness tights and a short-sleeved shirt, hit my goals.


The diet is actually fine on long run days. Haven't been weighing myself and feel irrationally convinced I've lost a load of fat in the two weeks I've been doing it.

Diary! Reading: "Five Go Off To Camp", "North", "Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet". Links.

When asked about fears of automation in 1969, Arthur C. Clarke famously said that we shouldn't worry about automation: "the goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." I have never seen his answer quoted in full.

ukpol hair horrificimagery 

As a bald guy I have mixed feelings on Boris Johnson's increasingly desperate attempts to pretend. On the one hand it's embarassing to even look at him. On the other hand I don't actually want the evil fucker in our club.

Possibly unpopular opinion: put parmesan cheese in mashed potatoes to make it tangy; put grated cheddar on spaghetti bolognese to make it creamy.

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