Normally I will always try and find alternative work (usually very successfully) when my work falls through. However, when today’s work fell through I really did feel like having a “sod them all” day.
I went home, changed, and my lady and I went to Rufford, near Ollerton. I’ve always loved Rufford. The birds there are amazing.
Plus the squirrels can be quite cute too.
That afternoon I met a guy to look at a new unit. I need something more suitable for my line of work, and then I popped down to my old one and packed a few items. I’ve sorted my stage wardrobe rail out (I keep spare stagewear down there) and charity bagged some old suits.
I’m really pleased this outfit fits me though. I always loved wearing PVC jeans and might just have to drag them out again. These are 36″ waist ones – the ones I used to wear onstage with FTM were 40’s.
Tonight is Astronomy Club. I’ve got a busy few nights ahead to be honest – tomorrow is a public viewing evening and I’m on the ‘scope. Saturday is a big gig – a wedding in Hull.
My 18 month Galaxy Note 8 has served me very well and is a device I very much love, but a few features of the Galaxy Note 9 really sold it to me.
Bigger battery – less battery anxiety.
Bluetooth stylus – great for selfies
Dockless DeX – I use DeX loads!
I’ve noticed the bigger battery, although mostly because it takes a hell of a lot longer to charge. As for the DeX – that’s amazing. I’ve already ordered more cables. Actually the biggest annoyance with the DeX docks is actually having to remove your case to dock the phones – a little extra length on the USB C port would have stopped this being a problem.
So far, I love it. It really does feel like the Note 8 perfected.
As for the Galaxy Watch I also got, again, I love it. It’s the same as my old one, but smaller.
It seems to look more like a regular watch on my wrist, unlike the 46mm version which looks too big. This is more like the old Galaxy Gear 2 which I loved so much. The only downside is the battery life is nowhere near as good, but that isn’t helped by this one being 4G, so not only have I taken the battery hit from the smaller battery, but also from the 4G radio.
In other news, Jake got his first PVC jeans after I persuaded him… He’s the type of person who will really carry the look well.
It was my mate’s 50th yesterday. He wanted to go and see Rocky Horrors and so we took him to the Lyceum to see the touring production.
He was ferried in style…
Apparently he’d never been in a Jag before, so when he asked to sit in the drivers seat I obliged if course!
His chosen meal was tapas (is that pronounced tapas or tapas? I’m never quite sure…). I’ve never had it before, and I must say I rather enjoyed it. Hannah wasn’t quite as big a fan though – just because tapas isn’t really her thing.
The comments on our outfits were great! Wayne in pvc jeans, latex top and mesh shirt; me in the ASOS PVC suit… Truly magnificent as we walked across Sheffield.
Upon arriving at the Lyceum, of course, you feel totally normal as you’re surrounded by loads of men in drag, white y-fronts, gold hot pants, and other such outfits from the musical.
We had a great view of the stage from our seats (G7 to G9)
The performance was very good, although I have to say I wasn’t over impressed with Eddie/Dr Scott as a performer. He was good, but just not great.
Philip Franks was the narrator this time. Very very good, and very responsive to the heckles. Some great comebacks!
The funniest comment about the PVC suit did come during the interval from another theatregoer – “I just want to polish you, but then you’ve got ice cream and I’m lactose intolerant so it’s all wrong”.
Hannah said she’d spread ice cream all over the sirs just to keep her off me!
The performance finished about quarter to ten which meant we were actually home fairly early. Which was good. The PVC suit needed peeling off!