Straßenbahn

Aug. 30th, 2016 10:09 am
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Straßenbahn
Laubacher Str. 29, Berlin

Jürgen schrieb am 21.12.2006

In der Straßenbahn hat sich nicht viel geändert in den fast 30 Jahren ihres Bestehens – jedenfalls nicht in den knapp 20 Jahren, die ich das Lokal kenne. Warum auch? Es gefällt den Gästen ja, und die waren auch alle von Anfang an dabei, zumindest hat es fast den Anschein.

Die Straßenbahn hat Atmosphäre. Daß sie nach wie vor von einem Kollektiv bewirtschaftet wird, daß aushängt, welchen Projekten die Trinkgelder in letzter Zeit zugute gekommen sind, daß die Gäste zwar durchaus höflich, aber alles andere als unterwürfig behandelt werden, gehört dazu. Gleichzeitig ist sie so sehr altes West-Berlin, wie es sich nur an wenigen Orten erhalten hat.

Es gibt die für eine Kneipe im wesentlichen übliche Getränkeauswahl mit ein paar netten Akzenten (Rhabarbersaft!); die Speisenauswahl ist typisch für die Mischform Kneipenrestaurant. Auf der Tageskarte gibt es einige warme Speisen, das sonstige Angebot ist nicht groß und durch eine Auswahl belegter Fladenbrote geprägt – alles sehr preisgünstig und durchaus gut.

Es gibt einen Nichtraucherraum, der sogar relativ gut vom Rest getrennt ist. Da sitze ich selbst gerne und stehe hin und wieder auf, um am Tresen eine Zigarette zu rauchen.



[Inzwischen ist der ehemalige Nichtraucherraum ein Raucherraum, und der Rest des Lokals is rauchfrei. Sonst scheint sich – wie üblich – nichts geändert zu haben.]
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I have been tweeting only a bit, and posting here not at all. I have some draft posts saved as text files, which is very unusual for me, but I've been too wiped out to finish any thoughts that are longer than a paragraph or two. So here, have some random catch-up blather.

The baby's great--eight months old now and much more interactive, so I'm enjoying time with them a lot more. Story Hospital is going really well and I'm really enjoying doing it. (Ask me questions!) My arms are doing super duper great and I have officially graduated from occupational therapy; I can stir pots and write by hand and carry shopping bags and fold laundry and all sorts of exciting things like that. I have been hoping to try knitting again but haven't managed to find the time. The weather is finally cooling down, which means we can cook in our kitchen and eat in our dining room and stand to touch one another for more than two seconds at a time. This is doing wonders for our feelings of family togetherness.

J and I have started shared therapy for some longstanding issues around physical intimacy that we just were not managing to tackle successfully on our own, and it's going fantastically well, but it's also bringing up a lot of feelings I have about my body that I had been mostly ignoring. One outgrowth of this is that I'm hoping to make an appointment for a consultation at Mt. Sinai Hospital's new Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery to discuss low-dose testosterone supplementation. I also bought some shiny new men's shoes, including a pair with lifts in them, which I've been wanting for years. They are fancy shoes for fancy occasions, same as my femme high heels, so don't expect me to be 5'7" all the time--my knees would never forgive me--but I'm really glad to have them for when I want them.

I am, as always, struggling with workload and time management. I keep staying up until 5 a.m., or even later (today I went to bed at the appalling hour of seven ack emma), even though I don't need to anymore; months on that schedule got it into my head that 5 a.m. is when I stop being responsible for the baby and am allowed to go to bed, and even though I'm now permitted to turn X's monitor on after either Kit's mid-night feeding or 2 a.m. (whichever comes first), I still find myself staying awake way past that. I am so tired, all the time. I want to go to bed earlier. I want to sleep more. I don't know what to do about this. I keep rejiggering my schedule and setting up alarms and nothing works.

And here it is 3 a.m. and I haven't done any work yet tonight. And I need to take the trash out. I will go do that first, and hope that moving around helps me wake up enough to do at least some editing and then go get a lot of sleep.

My first TempleCon

Aug. 29th, 2016 02:56 pm
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Well, I'd crashed a tabletop gaming room before in order to join my D&D group at TempleCon when [livejournal.com profile] fudjo would be in town, but this time I had a full weekend pass and a room in the official hotel. This should be a travel diary but my home computer is still wonky (gah, video problem hack no longer working), so it can stay here for a while.

I took advantage of the online event registration to sign up for lots of workshops and panels ahead of time, getting to the point where the extra charges were coming up to more than the event ticket, oops. But then my "push my boundaries" submission of a form to model in the fashion show led to me being matched up with a scale mail designer (It is Known) and I'm getting a refund on my con registration. Turns out that that was pretty fair, a big chunk of my Saturday was taken up with fashion show stuff, though it would have been nice not have been given the run around by registration and con headquarters about how to get the refund (turns out it's automatic post-con).

I took Friday off and met up with [livejournal.com profile] cayetana at South Station to take the commuter rail down to Rhode Island. Read more... )

Saturday was mostly about drinking things and being in the fashion show. Read more... )

Sunday started off slowly. Read more... )

Overall, I'm glad that I went, despite not having a huge interest in board games, the steampunk, goth, alcohol, and storytelling aspects were entertaining, but I might just do a Saturday morning to Sunday version next time around, depending on the schedule. Glad I pushed out of my comfort zone to try out modelling, but not something I'm super interested in doing again. It was very neat to learn about all the behind the scenes work that goes on to provide a quick turn on the catwalk though. :-) Now I get to let my liver detox and get back to real world worries. *wry smile*

Sandmann

Aug. 28th, 2016 12:05 pm
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Sandmann
Reuterstraße 7, 12053 Berlin

Jürgen schrieb am 21.12.2006

Kaffee gibt's im Sandmann auch, aber ich glaube, es wird doch mehr Bier getrunken. Das Getränkeangebot ist nicht ohne Reiz, wenn auch eher kneipentypisch; dazu gibt es Snacks. Das Publikum ist stärker intellektuell geprägt als sonst in Neuköllner Kneipen üblich, aber immer noch gemischt.

Wenn man sich, wie es die meisten tun, an einen der Tische setzt, ist der Sandmann eine Kneipe, in die man gut mal mit Freunden gehen kann, weil sie günstig gelegen ist und weil einem die einfache, aber liebevolle Atmosphäre gefällt.

Kommt man aber allein und setzt sich an den Tresen, kann es durchaus sein, daß man in nette Gespräche oder aberwitzige Diskussionen verwickelt wird, je nach Zusammensetzung und Tagesform des Publikums, und viel später erst wieder nach Hause findet als eigentlich beabsichtigt. Das gilt nicht nur für "die, die immer hier sitzen", sondern auch (vorher) Fremde werden schnell aufgenommen, wenn sie etwas kontaktfreudig sind.

Häufig gibt es Musikveranstaltungen, zum Beispiel "Blue Monday", eine offene Blues-Session jeden Montag, aber da bin ich nicht auf dem neuesten Stand.

Krasselts Imbiss

Aug. 28th, 2016 11:31 am
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Krasselts Imbiss
Steglitzer Damm 24, 12169 Berlin

Jürgen schrieb am 20.12.2006

Ach ja, es ist doch sehr Geschmackssache mit der Currywurst. Seit ein paar Jahren wohne ich nun fast gegenüber von Krasselt's [sic], und an Currywurst ohne Darm habe ich mich immer noch nicht gewöhnt.

Schlecht ist sie nicht, und das Ketchup (auch in Flaschen zu bekommen!) ist wirklich hervorragend, die Würzung gut. Aber die Wurst selbst ist so weich und labberig, es fehlt das Knusprige, das ich an der Wurst mit Darm so mag.

Das kann man Krasselt's natürlich nicht vorwerfen. Inzwischen esse ich dort viel öfter einen Fleischspieß, oder auch zwei, mit Pommes. Die Spieße sind sehr gut und haben uns auch zu Hause schon ein paarmal abends das Kochen erspart.

[Inzwischen gibt es dort auch Currywurst mit Darm. Ich ziehe aber immer noch die Spieße vor.]

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Another set of classes this week teaching Advanced Linux and Shell Scripting for High Performance Computing, to a class that was pretty well engaged. Have planned another set for the coming month with a new course in Parallel Computation and Programming. Europe plans almost encountered a conflict when I realised that I depart Melbourne at the same time that eResearch Australasia is being held. Fortunately, I can give my paper at that conference in the afternoon and still make it to the airport to leave in the evening. Nothing like be accidentally well-organised, haha. Oh, and in a great moment in science this week; malaria solved. As a disease that kill over four hundred thousand people per annum, this is big news.

Friday evening was a night on the town with in-laws Arnold and Cathy who are visiting from Perth. We took them to the little Breton crepiere, Breizoz, one of my favourite rustic restaurants which I don't visit enough. It did make me wonder about the status of the Breton language, and some concern that it hasn't (yet) have a course on Duolingo. Clearly we live in the age of the Celtic twilight. Afterwards made our way to Madame Brussels which is a fine roof-top bar with an interesting history (but oh, my eyes, that website!).

Yesterday was a visit to [livejournal.com profile] hathhalla and [livejournal.com profile] ser_pounce for our regular cheesequest and boardgames (Theomachy, nice concept but dependent on initial hand). It was good afternoon visiting our human friends and their menagerie (cats and ferrets), however our trip was delayed by a police standoff in Fitzroy, which involved the Critical Incident Response Team - we walked past the place where it occurred a few minutes prior to the event, and thus our car was trapped behind the blue line. It must be said, the world is fortunate that petty criminals aren't that smart - the perp in question engaged in actions across the road from a police station.

The thirty-first issue of RPG Review has just been released with an "Old School Revolution" central topic. Our interview subject for this issue is Ken St. Andre. My own contributions include reviews of Castles and Crusades, OSRIC, Basic Fantasy, and designer's notes for Papers and Paychecks, which is reaching the end of the first draft and, following mid-week drinks with fellow committee members Liz and Karl, now has an ISBN assigned to it. The drinks are significant as they were the last to be held at The Corkman, which has just been sold.

Here, have some pictures

Aug. 27th, 2016 06:31 pm
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We've got at least half a dozen chrysalises in our porch (the caterpillars seem to have climbed up the hop and in through the window*), and today one of them had split open and a comma butterfly was sitting nearby, drying out its wings. Comma caterpillars apparently like hop leaves, and this explains why we've rescued so many commas from the porch recently! (The front door is open during the day anyway, so they're not really in any danger.)


(The chrysalis is the thing that looks like a dead leaf hanging from the windowsill.)

* The hop *also* climbed in through the window, and we left it because it wasn't doing any harm. Then the flowers came out, and dropped incredibly sticky pollen on the coat rack. Oops.

One of the things that Mike gave me for my birthday was a kit for a many-pocketed bag. I made it up this afternoon, and now have something a lot more usable for taking my sewing bits to Quilt Club (and, in theory, keeping my desk a bit tidier: we shall see!)




Today I also made some courgette relish and passata. Sadly, that's the first passata I've made this year: the tomatoes did not like the wet June. I doubt I'll manage to make enough to see us through the year, which I very nearly managed to do last year.
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So as you know Bob, the weekend before last I dumped a pint of beer over my laptop. And last weekend, I followed up by doing something to my back. I have no idea what, mind you. I just know that I woke up so seized up that I had to crawl to shower on my hands and knees and run hot water over my lower back for 10 minutes before I could bend it enough to stand up.

So that kinda put an oar into my weekend plans.

A chiropractor visit and much stretching later, I'm almost back to normal. However this was also the week I was scheduled to have my stomach monitored. So this is how I showed up to work on Tuesday morning.

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I only had to wear it for 24 hours, but boy howdy was I sick of the fucking thing by the I showed up to have it removed. Apparently my swallowing muscles are unimpaired because every time I ate something the cord pulled painfully on my nose. So that was fun. On the plus side I got to gross out my co-workers.

Today is another beer-and-laptops session. So now hopefully I can make it through the entire weekend without breaking anything.

So I fought the Crawl

Aug. 27th, 2016 04:52 pm
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I've been playing Crawl recently, which is a roguelike - like NetHack but worse.
And I won... )
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Reread.

Fifth (IIRC) book in the Toby Daye series. We, as is fairly common, learn new things in this book, there's new horrible horribleness happening and, well, all in all, it's roughly what you'd expect.

This series is, all things considered, eminently readable, although I would suggest starting towards the beginning. Books #1 and maybe #2 are possibly slightly weaker than the rest, so maybe start at #2 or #3, then read #1 later if you think you like the series. I did start at #1, going "this was an interesting world, I'll give it one more book" and now I have every single novel released.

Lucky's Pizzeria

Aug. 27th, 2016 05:18 pm
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Willmanndamm 15, 10827 Berlin
Nagel, Siegfried Lucky's Pizzeria u. Lieferservice

Jürgen schrieb am 16.12.2006

Dieses Lokal ist schräg. Die Wände sind voller Namibia-Devotionalien, davon frei gebliebene Flächen sind inzwischen mit Fotos vollgepflastert, die Lucky von seinen Gästen gemacht hat. Komische Dinge stehen herum, und zu späterer Stunde kann es durchaus vorkommmen, daß Lucky zur Gitarre greift und singt.

"Schärfste Pizza Schönebergs" ist der Wahlspruch, und das stimmt wahrscheinlich auch. Die Pizza hat standardmäßig eine gewisse Grundschärfe; eine milde Variante gibt es aber auf Wunsch auch.

Was ist das eigentlich für eine Pizza? Italienisch ist sie nicht so sehr, amerikanisch schon gar nicht. Seine eigene Schöpfung? Ich weiß es nicht, aber sie schmeckt mir außerordentlich gut. Der Boden ist dünn und knusprig, der Belag intensiv aromatisch. Meine Lieblingspizza ist die Kapernpizza mit Schafskäse und frischen Tomaten, mit extra Knoblauch.

Von Nudelgerichten und Salat war ich bisher nicht so begeistert, aber weil ich nur etwa monatlich da bin, kann ich auch jedes Mal Pizza essen. Faßbier gibt es leider nicht, aber Beck's, Wohn Pils, und Weizenbiere. Der Wein war eher schlicht, aber zur Pizza paßt mir Bier ohnehin besser.

Lucky ist ein Original. Er zündet auch schon mal Sonnwendfeuer in Blechfässern auf der Straße an und wirft einen Gast aus dem Lokal, der sich zu vehement über Rauch vom Nebentisch beschwert – rauchen können soll man bei ihm. Nun, mich stört's nicht.



["Lucky's Pizzeria" gibt es inzwischen nicht mehr, er hat sich zur Ruhe gesetzt. Und inzwischen stört mich Rauch in Restaurants und Kneipen schon.]

Restaurant Glühwurm

Aug. 27th, 2016 05:14 pm
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Restaurant Glühwurm
Handjerystr. 77, 12159 Berlin

Jürgen schrieb am 16.12.2006

Den Glühwurm – diesen Glühwurm, den anderen kenne ich nicht – finde ich zwiespältig. Einerseits ist es dort ganz nett, sympathisches Personal, gutes zu essen und zu trinken, andererseits ist es oft so voll und laut, daß es anstrengend wird. Dann ist meist auch der Service so überlastet, daß einem zwischen den Getränken die Dehydrierung droht.

Die Speisenauswahl ist, wie das ganze Lokal, stark schwäbisch geprägt. Maultaschen gibt es in diversen Variationen, meine Empfehlung: die "Spinatwachtel" mit Ei und Spinat. Deftige Fleischgerichte sind gut vertreten. Manchen ist das Essen insgesamt zu schwer, aber das schreckt mich meist nicht.

Bei den Weinen herrschen die Schwaben ebenfalls vor, aber es gibt auch eine kleine Auswahl des üblichen internationalen Spektrums. Mehrere Biere gibt es vom Faß, darunter ein Hefeweizen.

Im Sommer ist der Garten sehr schön und, da am Renée-Sintenis-Platz gelegen, recht ruhig.
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I felt like a wee wander down memory lane, so I took a peek at what I had posted about On This Day in previous years. Seems that in 2012 I was musing on Twitter about dead astronauts, and listening to REM.

2016's not all that different, really, except the astronauts are very much alive, like [twitter.com profile] AstroSamantha and [twitter.com profile] Astro_Kate7, and the music is Chris Hadfield, Barenaked Ladies, and the Wexford Gleeks.

(hello!)
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Re-read.

This is the 4th book in the Toby Daye series. It's actually quite interesting re-reading these, as things that later become relevant are hinted at. Not sure if this is extremely clever pre-planning, or simply very clever use of throwaway lines in previous books later on. Doesn't, as it happens, really matter, the effect is the same, giving re-reads a nice, deeper, feel.

Toby is not 100% sure if she's hallucinating or not, but she keeps seeing Oleander, a well-known Fae poisoner and assassin. Also one of the two that conspired to turn Toby to a fish, decade-and-a-half ago. Combine this with a sequence of unfortunate cases of poisoning, the local Queen accusing Toby and, well, it's set to be an unpleasant time for our changeling,

All in all, I still quite liked it.
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The Cartoon Guide to Economics, Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman (recommended by [livejournal.com profile] philmophlegm)
I really enjoyed this. At first I thought it was a bit too simplistic and that I wasn’t going to learn anything from it, but although most of the microeconomics volume was revision of stuff that I’d done before, it was good for getting back up to speed quickly, and I actually learned quite a lot of new stuff from the macroeconomics volume.

L’Etranger, Albert Camus (recommended by [livejournal.com profile] vyvyan)
I was trying to do all of my fiction reading in French for a while, so this was an obvious choice. I’d read it in translation many years ago, but could only remember the basic outline of the plot. I enjoyed the first half, but found the second half quite challenging and slow, right up until the end, when it hits really hard and everything slots into place.

Watchmen, Alan Moore
I recently treated myself to a Chromebook, mostly so I’d have something to read comics on without filling our flat with any more dead trees. This was a good way to start, but I’d like to come back to it sometime after I’ve read more actual superhero comics, so I have a better sense of what it's a critique of.

Transmetropolitan Volumes 1-3, Warren Ellis (recommended by [personal profile] hjdoom)
Gosh, Spider Jerusalem is compelling, isn't he. My first impression of the series is horrified fascination at how prescient it seems. I'm enjoying it a great deal.

Common Sense, Thomas Payne
I read this entirely because it’s referenced in a song in Hamilton. I didn’t really feel as though I got a lot out of it, but I guess at its time the ideas were more challenging. I might try The Rights of Man at some point and see if I get more from that.

Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow
This is the book that inspired the musical that I’ve been obsessing over for the last couple of months. It did the thing that good biographies often do of reading like a novel much of the time, and despite being a bit of a brick I ripped through it fairly quickly, and now feel a lot more informed about the American Revolution than I was before. I think I’d quite like to read a Jefferson biography by someone sympathetic though, as I’m not sure how skewed my perspective of him is now.

Now reading: On Liberty, John Stuart Mill; the rest of Transmet; Economics by Begg and Vernesca

Grr

Aug. 26th, 2016 05:17 pm
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On the way to work today, I noticed the bike behaving a bit oddly. Stopped, checked the tires - oh, not that much pressure on the rear one. Quickly fixed, and on I went.
2km further, same problem. So I though "hey, I got this stuff in a pressurized can that should fix that" (see this).
Looked at the fine manual (complete in .5pt font), let out the rest of the air, filled it via the can. Turns out it's something akin to polyurethan foam, only white. Did the rest of the dance according to the fine manual, and went on my way.
Couple km further the bike behaved oddly again, but different. Like the rear wheel was on an ice plate. Quite twitchy, and tricky to handle. Stopped again, looked, oh great, now it's got slight bulges; I guess where the inner tube was leaky. But it held the pressure at least.
Since it was too early for any shop to have opened, I drove (caaaaaaaaarefully, and slowly) on to 'ork.

On the way back (caaaaaaaaarefully, and slowly) I stopped at the bike shop, had them have a look. Crack on the tire where I didn't see, inner tube shot, and the bulges meant I needed a new tire as well as a new tube.
At least the new tire now has a built-in metal weave, so shouldn't be as .. sensitive. Also took them up on their offer to pre-fill the new tube with some sealing gel (adds about 50g per tire), so I should be safe from this particular problem until I've driven off all the tires profile.

Things from the last ten days

Aug. 26th, 2016 07:37 am
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It's too hot. We had a thunderstorm last night, but not much actual rain: Jo was alternately terrified at being downstairs alone and then delighted when Mike went to fetch her up to our room. The trees are dropping leaves, it's been so dry.

Mike is on his third migraine day in a row, which is not so good.

As part of Project Get Bugsy Fit, I've been not having a chance to / being to hot to / putting off cantering him when he's being ridden, but I did so this morning and he was pretty much perfect, which is a relief: I was worried we were going to be back to titting about.

Jodie's been discharged by the orthopaedic vet, who was very pleased with her x-rays. She's still having swimming lessons, and she can start to go off the lead at the end of her walk in a couple more weeks. Yesterday at the vet, another dog owner said how pretty she was and then asked if she was a crossbreed. I was confused, and the other dog owner explained that she looked like one because the hair was a different length on her back and one of her legs. Pretty sure that that's not how genetics works....

We had a barbecue, and the weather was much better than it might have been, and people came and seemed to have fun. On Sunday, we have more family invasion: Mike's mother and aunt-from-America are coming to stay.

I've spent far too much time curled up on the sofa with a book, and must instead get on with gardening, making passata, and making Christmas cards and presents. Just as soon as it's less hot....

Almost inevitably, I'm feeling under-challenged by my new Pilates class. I'm going to a pole dancing try-out session next week, and am seriously considering trying out Physique 57, which seems to be BarreCore on steroids and has a lot of online classes, with a week of free access. (There is a barre class that uses my current Pilates studio space, and I think a couple of people in the class have been: I might ask them how hard it is / where the instructor trained.)

Priorities in security

Aug. 25th, 2016 08:02 pm
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I read this tweet a couple of weeks ago:

and it got me thinking. Security research is often derided as unnecessary stunt hacking, proving insecurity in things that are sufficiently niche or in ways that involve sufficient effort that the realistic probability of any individual being targeted is near zero. Fixing these issues is basically defending you against nation states (who (a) probably don't care, and (b) will probably just find some other way) and, uh, security researchers (who (a) probably don't care, and (b) see (a)).

Unfortunately, this may be insufficient. As basically anyone who's spent any time anywhere near the security industry will testify, many security researchers are not the nicest people. Some of them will end up as abusive partners, and they'll have both the ability and desire to keep track of their partners and ex-partners. As designers and implementers, we owe it to these people to make software as secure as we can rather than assuming that a certain level of adversary is unstoppable. "Can a state-level actor break this" may be something we can legitimately write off. "Can a security expert continue reading their ex-partner's email" shouldn't be.
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Saturday I had a visiting [personal profile] derryderrydown . She brought chocolates, I recommend her as a guest.

We got out to town and ate at a new place - Tombo - that does Matcha drinks and deserts, and Poke food.

Then I took her to Gelupo, because: Gelupo! I had my favourite of theirs, which is fresh mint stratciatella, and it is entirely unlike mint choc-chip, which is why I love it. She had white chocolate and lavender, and it tasted like I thought it should.

We went to see the Doug Anthony All Stars.
And it was fun and funny and Tim heckled my laugh with "Fly, my pretties, fly!"

And afterewards I used my superpower of asking questions, and got told they'd be coming out in a bit and people were waiting to say hello - so we waited and Derry got to say hello, and I took a photo of Derry with Paul, (and almost tripped over Tim's chair.)

So that was fun.