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16 September 2005 @ 08:30 am
Paying the car tax went startlingly smoothly - helped by the bus strike making town very quiet. I hadn't remembered that was happening (I've used the bus maybe twice in the last 6 months) and I was just bemused by the lack of queues everywhere until I overheard the staff in Sainsburys talking about it. Certainly made my life easier, but I rather think that wasn't the point. And I'd be pretty damn cranky about it if I did have to use the buses. I do have a docs appointment next week, and I rather hope they're done by then, as it's a 40 minute walk, or so, up to there, and that'd be a big chunk out of my day.

In the evening we had the 'fun' of flea-spraying the cat. Poor beast, he hates the fleas, but he hates the spray more. I think he picked the infestation up from the cattery last time he was there, and it just took a little while before he got flea ridden enough for it to be noticeable. And of course, he's going back to the cattery soon, so he'll probably just get more passengers, as I'm not sure if we can get rid of this infestation in time to put the preventative stuff on before he goes away.

He spent most of the evening after that trying to hide under things, and looking suspiciously at us.

But that was OK, coz we spent a large chunk of the evening playing Q3:TA - giant had upped the bots, but I think we had fewer of them. We still won. But only just ... I was a bit of a dead weight in the last level we played as it was one of the space ones, and I'm damn good at falling off. So I guarded base, but I think only about 2 bots got far enough in for me to shoot.

My parents are coming to visit this weekend, so I need to spend some of today making sure the house is parent-friendly ... it's clean already, and mostly tidy, but I need to do stuff like get the rest of the (counted, bagged) small change off the dining table and a new tablecloth on, and move the paperwork from round my computer desk, and stuff like that. Maybe cook apple cake, maybe won't have time though.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: The Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian"
John: sparklejarel on September 16th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
Apple cake! Apple cake! Apple cake!
kierangiant on September 16th, 2005 07:57 am (UTC)
apple pie. and extra-thick double cream.
Margaretpling on September 16th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC)

Though maybe OK without the cream.

Apple cake is still better, though.
kierangiant on September 16th, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
extra-thick double cholestorol^Wcream is good!
Margaretpling on September 16th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
kierangiant on September 16th, 2005 09:31 am (UTC)
cream is so good, prince wrote a song about it.
Margaretpling on September 16th, 2005 07:57 am (UTC)
Yes yes yes. But only if I have time.

I'll make some next week during the week if I don't get the chance today.
contents under pressure / handle with care: baking - muffin / naughty and nutritiousgraphxgrrl on September 16th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC)
Cake cake cake! ;)
Margaretpling on September 16th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
Now, now. Don't encourage him ;)
contents under pressure / handle with care: cats - kitten tailgraphxgrrl on September 16th, 2005 08:24 am (UTC)
It doesn't seem like he needs much. ;)
Margaretpling on September 16th, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
There is that ...
pycpyc on September 16th, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC)

If you're referring to the same recipe that you had given me of graphxgrrl's, then it takes practically no time to make. While it's baking, you can do the other things that you need to do and be welcomed with the cake's wonderful aroma! C'mon, you know you want to indulge yourself... or get jarel to make it. :)

Margaretpling on September 16th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
It's likely to be next week now - part of the time involved is going to the shops to get the ingredients (I haven't enough sugar, for starters) ... and I don't think it'll happen before my parents are due to arrive.
Robdreema on September 16th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
a friend has a dog, and they use this stuff on him. You apply it at the base of the neck and it goes into the bloodstream. He gets patched every 3 months, and that's him tick and flea free all year round
peagles on September 16th, 2005 09:25 am (UTC)
My parents use that stuff on their dog, and we also used it on the cat when we had her. The downside is that is smells absolutely foul and it lasts for a day or so.
Margaretpling on September 16th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
We use this stuff when we remember, the problem is that he's pretty flea free most of the time, he just seems to pick them up at the cattery, so we forget and then he goes to the cattery and gets them so we need to treat that before we put the other stuff on.