Went to the Victorian thing in St.Helens, it was kinda fun. Apparently most of the interesting stuff happened on Saturday, but there was still a table selling good cakes and a room showing a film from 1897 and 1900. All the old horse-drawn and steam-trams. Tera, I woulda bought you a copy if it’d been for sale. ;p It was really interesting, all being narrated by a guy in a wheelchair. Bits of Manchester and Liverpool from 1900 too, all the sailboats and other interesting stuff. I liked how all the trams were sponsered by people like OXO and Hovis, and how it was mad-dangerous to cross a road, even back then. xD

I didn’t win anything in the raffle and we didn’t get to do the tour of the Mayors Parlour because some woman in a big hat shouted at us.

Huh, “Residents from local care homes will be offered transport to join in the activities and share their early Christmas reminiscences with local historians. That explains a lot. There were old people in wheelchairs EVERYWHERE. The room with the tea and cake was worst affected.

That was most of today, anyway. Brother went home at 8 and I got distracted by a book. “Spindle’s End” I found it in the bookcase, it’s a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story, a kids book that’s been lying around for years and I’ve never bothered to read. (I think Grandma bought it for me) but it’s quite fun. I like the idea of magic it presents. Something chaotic that people just try and work around, to be avoided if at all possible. Interesting that it hasn’t gotten any ratings above 4 stars, but taking it for what it is, it’s not bad. It filled an evening, started it at around 7pm, it’s 11pm now and I’m about 3/4 of the way through it.

– Go AFK for 5 mins and make yourself a cup of tea!

Now I has mint tea and a gingerbread man! Well, had a gingerbread man. Nom nom :D Half tempted to pay my WoW account again but eh. It doesn’t seem worth it anymore. Left4Dead2 is down to around £18 now. Mysterious commenter, you tried L4D? What did you think of it? I should play it more but I lack motivation and get distracted so easily. I want the new Dwarf Fortress release already… I’m not whining… I want it finished already. xD All the new stuff he’s adding sounds like it’s gonna be shiny awesome. Battle is currently one of the weak points of DF, I’ve found. You encase yourself, lock all the doors, problem solved.

I’ve prodded myself into wanting to play DF again now… Damnit. Think Dragon age, think Dragon Age, think Dragon Age… I’ve gotten pretty far, for me, but I keep putting it down and forgetting to play again. ;D

2 Responses to “Yawn”

  • Old people … ever go to Southport? They infest all the benches.. I guess if this lot came with built-in seating then at least you wouldn’t have had that problem. Glad you had some “kinda” fun though! Sounds an interesting type of event.

    Not tried L4D, although I’ve checked out the website – it’s the sort of genre I might be interested in, but my paltry 1.3GHz Celeron laptop wouldn’t go near it! I can only just manage to run Runescape on here, since they’ve gone all hi-res full-screen! There’s a P4 based PC upstairs that might just meet the minimum spec (I think; could need a different graphics card..) but it needs completely reloading before it’s going to be usable.

    Guess I should try and buy myself a new laptop for Christmas. I just hate the idea of starting again with an empty machine! I’ve got this one all comfortable now, even if the start menu “programs” section has so many entries it completely fills the screen.. I guess that’s why the PC upstairs is still sat there being little more than a print server..

  • PS .. interesting juxtaposition there. Just pointed at your link to the St. Helens site … it’s on a server umbrella.sthelens.gov.uk … I immediately think “Zombies!”

    Resident Evil lives on in local government…


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