I had things to write about. I really did. However, I forgot.
Tomorrow I’ll be seeing my ex for the fifth time since the first dinner.
Five times. I’m pretty chuffed.
Last time we hung out briefly and played around on some playground equipment. I think that was Thursday.
Before then was Wednesday. She came over for dinner (I made chicken schnitzel) and we watched 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was our third attempt and we were able to watch the entire thing successfully (that’s a short story for another time).
On the Friday prior to that, we ate at Tamana’s and played around a park.
If the weather’s good tomorrow, we’ll be going for a walk from Bronte or Coogee to Bondi. I think Sculpture by the Sea will be happening and although I’ve lived in Sydney for most of my life (I’ve spent an amount of time that is cumulative to a year or more in Victoria), It’ll be the first time I’ll have gone to it.
If the weather is bad, we’ll either go rock climbing or (if my shoulder isn’t doing well) play laser tag.
Then after that, we’ll be heading to my place for tandoori chicken and to watch Aliens. I’ve seen it twice or more. I think it’s quite good, but I think Alien is much better. Although both films are different in ways, I have a strong preference for the first.
I guess I should refer to my ex as my un-ex now.
We’re going slowly it seems and we still need to have a big talk, but I’m happy to wait to have it when she is ready.
Je, the guy who replaced Al and I still haven’t found out whether we’ll be moving or not. Apparently we find out on Monday.
After I’d come home on Thursday, I went to throw a mandarin into our compost from the back door. Throwing stuff from our back door into the compost is doable. However, it is difficult as the compost is mostly behind our shed.
The mandarin ended up hitting the tree in our backyard and traveled over the fence into the backyard of our new neighbours (Ewe still lives next door to us).
I popped my head over the fence to see where it had landed and luckily enough I was able to locate it quickly.
I stepped out the back and saw three men talking to each other about the properties but didn’t pay too much attention as I wanted to get the mandarin into my compost.
Unfortunately, the gate for the neighbours was locked, so I went back into my backyard and jumped over the fence. It was easier to do than from the rear due to how the fence sits.
I quickly grabbed the mandarin and then hopped back over. Into the compost it went.
I headed up to my bedroom after a few minutes and could hear the three guys talking about renovating one of the places. I popped out and asked if any of them knew about what was happening with mine. It turned out that one of them was considering buying mine to get rent. They asked if they could have a quick look inside, so I gave them a small guided tour.
I’m still hoping we don’t have to move.
Although I’m meant to be tight with my money until we find out, I ended up buying cycling shoes with cleats and pedals to match. I like my old pedals but due to them being metal and a certain style, my shoes ended up having holes in them. It was time for a change.
I’m quite happy with the new setup. It is much easier to pedal as a lot of the pressure on my legs seems to have dissipated, so I’m quite happy. I’m also able to go much faster and my right knee doesn’t hurt from peddling anymore (although I’m sure if I go too hard, it will again).
To me, it feels like I’m gliding along.
I’m quite satisfied with my purchase.
I’m going to quickly plug City Bike Depot on Kent Street.
I’ve always received excellent customer service from them and when I’ve not known something, they’ve been willing to explain to me without talking down to me. This is something that goes quite far in making someone happy and willing to come back to a store.
If anyone in Sydney is reading this and is a cyclist, then check them out. They are good. They know their stuff. They are willing to help and are genuinely friendly.
I’ve got to start preparing the tandoori for tomorrow, so I’m going to stop here.