June 12th, 2003

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Last night there was duck. Oh yes. Much, much duck, and also an elegant sufficiency of the house red wine. I think the nice folks at Oasis were pleased to see us; aside from a couple of takeaway customers, I have a sneaking suspicion that we may actually have been their only customers all evening. Still, a table of twelve hard-drinking souls probably did quite a bit for their night's figures. And we got free liqueurs (for those who were still drinking at that point) and fortune cookies ;)

I've finally finished sorting out a new roof for my car. It was fitted yesterday and looks the business. Glass rear window with a demister rather than the rather crap plastic that was there before.

The rest of the week hasn't really been a lot to write home - or indeed onto LJ - about. My sister continues to have a good time in Australia, including lots of diving, a parachute jump, and a day-trip around Cairns on Gus The Wonder Bus (the mind boggles). I finished the new Pratchett book at the weekend (well, okay, I started it at the weekend too) and was a little underwhelmed. It wasn't bad, as such, but it wasn't one of the classics. I'm half-way through Mercedes Lackey's Gates of Sleep at the moment.

Have been rewatching some of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series, and marvelling at the wondrous special effects *cough*. I had managed to forget, if indeed I'd ever known, that it included a naked Douglas Adams. Um.

And now, back to the wonders of checking a bunch of domain information. The excitement is killing me.

Dammit

One of my parents' cats just got run over (fatally).

Dammit, it's not as though they live on anything approaching a main road (a very small side road which has four cottages on it, and the access to the back gate of the hotel they live next to).

And they'd only had the two cats since just after New Year's :(