Friday, April 29, 2011

A somewhat lazy post

Yeah, I know: I've not blogged for, like, FUH-EVAH. Well don't get your hopes up here; this is probably the laziest thing I've written since that fateful birthday card I sent my first girlfriend.


So what have I been up to, you're probably not so excited to know? Well, y'know, this and that. Possibly most thrilling of all is the news that, following my last post, I managed to get my car insurance down from £834 to a far more agreeable £470 (which is actually cheaper than last year) just by going on Mini Cover's website and posing as a new, rather than existing, customer. Yes, it's weird that they're able to offer this fee to a newbie but not to someone who's been with them for 10 years, which does make it look like they're trying to push existing customers away, but hey-ho I won't complain too much because I saved almost £400. I did complain to them in writing though, and they were very apologetic, so I think we can put our differences aside now and just move forward with our relationship.

I'll 'ave 'em if they try it again next year, though.

What else? Oh, yeah, so I took three days off work this week which, thanks to the Easter break, assorted bank holidays, and some couple getting hitched, gave me 11 days of blissful freedom.

And how did I use those days?

Well, I got plenty of this.

Which resulted in a lot of this…

And that's a tan, not dirt, I'll have you know.

Also read some books, one of which featured this page:

Which reminded me somewhat of something that my pal Grum drew based on a story I wrote back in 2003.

I'm saying *nothing*.

Um … Ooo, saw some oven gloves that looked like a skinned dolphin!

And some classy Royal Wedding souvenirs at bargain prices!

Elsewhere, watched Tron Legacy for the second time and loved it even more than I did the first time. Seriously, I actually understood the story this time round. And I preferred it being in 2D rather than 3D. Anyway, this has of course led to me wanting a Tron costume. I would totally rock this. I would look so awesome playing frisbee in the park dressed like this.

Tron fever has also led me to consider buying a Tron iPhone dock…

… and - ooo, squeal! - light-up Tron headphones!

Right: got to go. Big Bro is coming round in a bit to watch Tron.

What? I told you this was a lazy post.


Inexplicable DeVice said...

Hmmm... Perhaps next time less shirt and more chest, then we'll be able to better differentiate between dirt and tan?

Naked old geezer in space = Father Christmas?

* leaves blog while imagining Tim in Tron costume *


CyberPete said...

Well, IDV I'll have you one better. How about Tim in nothing but the Tron glowing stripey tape grid?

*goes back to his sofa in his pants wondering if he should watch Tron tonight*

Tim said...

Inexplicable Device - Oh, funny how YOU reappear the moment there's a hint of chest.

Cyberpete - When did this blog just turn into a forum for people discussing me in various states of undress?

BookMonkey said...
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Jason Kilroy said...

Tune in next time, when Tim posts a video blog of how to make your own Tron suit. May contain copious amounts of swearing...

CyberPete said...

and hopefully nu-di-ty Jason.

Tim: Hasn't it always been that way?

Tim said...

Jason - That's probably not far from the truth…

Cyberpete - Ummmmm … no. To both points.

Tara said...

I'm a teensy bit jealous that you were within closer proximity to the big wedding! I watched a bit of it before heading off to work on Friday, and then watched some highlights later on BBC America.

You really do need to get a Tron costume and a Tron frisbee.