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furniture club

Welcome to furniture club. These are the rules.

one – the “wafer thin mint” rule

When creating space to move something into the room, don’t create it by putting stuff in the doorway. As then you can’t get the something into the room

two – the “corner? what corner?” rule

when moving stuff around inside the room (in accordance with rule #1), make sure you can get around from behind the things you just moved in front of you

three – the “everything I ever needed to know I learnt from playing Tetris” rule

Thinking up rules is an entertaining way to keep active the bits of the brain not involved with playing mass tetris in slow-motion

four – the “you do not talk about furniture club” rule

Blogging about the rules, however, is not productive

Ego trip: pt 1

I’ve been back a week and I haven’t told the internet at large about it.

I haven’t blogged. I haven’t LJ’d. I have barely even wiki’d.

It’s not that anything is seriously amiss, just a combination of a few points. One being the time and energy to refit myself into Canberra work and timetable. Once the rhythm of day-to-day is gone, it’s harder to pickup than I realised. Not that I am one to encourage a mindless repetitive life, but rather recognising that currently, I tend to have about a month planned ahead, and it’s taking me a little time to get that buffer back up to speed. Re-establishing social contacts, getting back to speed with an eating schedule (and maybe a cooking one next week when I hit the markets!). All that kind of thing.

Another thing occupying my time here is the building of a new fileserver. Why? Because amongst other needs, I have more photos on memory cards from Europe than will fit onto $HOME as it stands.

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realigning my mind

Nothing to do with The Dark Knight – which I saw earlier this evening (and incidentally, I thought it was disturbingly excellent thanks to characters and concepts, rather than merely imagery and violence)

But I am realigning my time. it’s early in the AM where I am, but later in the PM where I am going…

Copenhagen, here I come, ready or not.


In keeping with my (previously unstated) plan for an absolute minimum of one blog post per week, this is where I apologise in advance if I fail that deadline for the next month.

Why would I announce my schedule now if I know that I may not keep it? Simple. It lets me segue into the reasons for such interruptions. Europe.

Specifically, my so-called ego trip

So I’m visiting Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris, Cardiff and London in a three week span. Some of this travel is for myself, some is to meet people I know over there, and some is travelling with friends. Talk about hectic! but what is this about ego?

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