Right now, the cat is trying to get in a box that's half his size, and pushing it around on the floor as he tries to get his back legs in to join his head. So I'm still not as cracked-out as the crack-kitty ;)
Yesterday I went into town in the afternoon and spent some of my birthday loot :) I got the set of digital kitchen scales I was after from Maplins, they are shiny :) And it has a thermometer function as well, I seem to collect digital gadgets that tell me the temperature - my alarm clock does too. And I went to WHSmiths and got a new fountain pen, which isn't shiny as it's matt black, but it's metaphorically shiny ... and it writes nicely :) It has a converter to use bottled ink, so I may do that (though I got some cartridges too), particularly as I have some green ink somewhere which is more exciting than black. I need to get purple ink ;)
I spent a bit of the evening writing stuff about the MMPs - it's hard to take my thesis introduction and turn it into english, but it's getting there. All my references are out of date though :/ But whatever, other people can come along and update it once I'm done and it's up if they're bothered.