September 29th, 2009

HP Spoilers

Inching slowly forward

The bathroom suite* was delivered today.  This means that the study is now full of bathroom bits - and I'm ready to actually get it all sorted.  Email has been sent to the plumbers - huzzah!

And I got a phone call from my insurance loss adjusters to say that the estimate given by the builders seems awfully high so they're going to send someone round to actually look at the situation.  They originally did a phone interview, because they were short on people - so it's frustrating to now have to get someone out - especially as it's going to take until next Monday - but at least things are moving forward.  I hope they actually _pay_ for something at some point.

And I have the rest of the day off work.  I might go and do some tidying up...

*a bath, a toilet and a sink.  In white.  Suite seems somehow too posh...

The Mind's Tricks

By sheer randomness I'm having a flashback to my teen years and am listening to W.A.S.P.  (yes, yes, I know.)  The first track just finished (The Heretic) and my brain instantly started playing _something_ next.  Something which wasn't the next track - but was instantly obliterated by the actual next track (a cover of The Who's "The Real Me").

So I rewound, listened to the last 20 seconds of the track again, and this time recognised what my brain was expecting - the opening chords of Number Of The Beast.  Clearly, back in 1988(or so) I made a mixtape that followed up W.A.S.P. with Iron Maiden.*

Aaaah, them were the days.

*I wonder if I could use a similar process to put back together the entire album.  Sadly, I suspect that many of the linkages would by now have been entirely overwritten.

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