We're getting a bit competitive with the fitbit, it's good.
Not sure how to work out the balance here. I don't have facebook, do I have more life because I'm not reading facebook for an hour a day? Or do I have less life because I miss out on updates on what people are up to? I expect I do occasionally miss out on invites to things, but would I miss out on these invites anyway because I am obnoxious and smug and "ooh look at me I'm the kind of person who doesn't have facebook" all the time?
I bought a new phone today, well a reconditioned phone anyway. I really liked my sony xperia aqua that I had, but I bricked it by failing to unlock it. So I've bought another one, a slightly newer model. I do not like the iphone I've been using in the meantime.
I will not put facebook on my new phone.
That's not working but here's the link.
Rate Frank BlackBlack Francis, of The Pixies, doing a solo show in Portsmouth. Of course, I was always a Pixies fan, because I was cool, wasn't I? I was not, I missed out on them first time round. I had a couple of tracks on mix tapes but they did not really grab me for some reason. I was still not a fan at this point in 1996, but I did get some posters signed by him, so if I keep quiet about it I could just claim I was always cool couldn't I?
I did like the Wannadies at this time, they supported.
This was another Portsmouth Venue Campaign show, so a freebie. One of the organisers was quite excited about it being Frank Black, she was a big fan and had seen Pixies at the Guildhall previously, 1989 or so. Around the time I was at Transvision Vamp I think.
We went in a micropub yesterday.
Got a takeaway from Raj Villa (aka Raj Bari), which was very nice but a long time coming. Phoned it in, estimated 40 minutes to come and collect it, then we were waiting another 40 minutes after that. Not sure if they bother to start making it until you arrive. Was very busy in the restaurant, they were turning customers away. Nice that it's popular, it being so close to us.
Did swimming with Tommy today while Mum and Dad watched Harry doing gymnastics, as Clare is working.
Hoping for a relaxing rest of afternoon now, though the boys are running round and fighting at the moment. I'm trying to sort out getting Jim's HP Chromebook fixed, it won't power up, seems to be a common problem. I have dismissed this before as user error as it was fine every time I tried it but it really looks like it has a problem. Charging light works, one other led is on, but there's no screen, no action at all. Might be a different problem to others I've found online, the battery might be ok. It's out of warranty, and I can't figure out how to contact HP support at the moment. Don't buy an HP Chromebook.
Rate 60ft DollsI loved the 60ft Dolls they were ace. This was another freebie at the University of Surrey, a Sunday night special. I drove up, must have been in the VW van, almost certainly with the same friends I went to the other gigs in this series from. Friends I haven't seen since then probably.
Speaking of VWs though, Dad has had enough of the money pit JPD 914K and it's coming BACK! It'll be my liability now instead of his. Probably, if we can get it safely from his house to my house in one piece. I have been offered a couple of opportunities at work today, one is some overtime, maybe 10 hours over the next couple of weeks, and the other is a secondment to our other (still local) office, which will pay a little bonus. So if I get both of those then I can afford to keep the beetle going for a while... Here's me and it, back in the day: