Thursday, February 28, 2008

No Wallace, Just Grommets

So I finally made it over to Mitchell's Fabrics on Main and picked up a package of lovely silver grommets to repair my shoes.

I had a bit of trouble with them since they weren't quite designed to go through as much material as is present on the sides of my shoes, but after a little trimming and cursing it all came together quite nicely. Hopefully this will stop the shoelaces from slowly sawing their way through the sides of my shoes.

I've posted pictures on my gallery.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Less stringy, more fuzzy

So I decided today that I was starting to look a bit too much like a chernobyl survivor, so I used my trimmer to buzz my hair down to about 1/4 inch. I was considering going back to 100% shaved, but it's a lot of work to maintain when my hair is actually growing, and this is enough of an improvement to satisfy me for now.

I'm still waiting to see if my hair is going to grow in properly this time, or fall out again.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Grommets

So I went out to Michaels today to try to find some grommets, and it turns out they don't sell them.

Now I'm wondering where I'm going to find some...

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Face-stuffing time

So yesterday I decided to pay Tyler a visit and do a little generic hanging out. We went out for some Indian food and had a couple samosas and a big pile of rice with butter chicken, beef vindaloo and a side of nan bread. It was so good that I managed to pop the button right off my pants! Luckily by that time we were back at Tyler's house and I borrowed a needle and some thread to re-secure it.

After dinner was taken care of, we watched the movie "Shoot 'em Up", which was a nice accompaniment to a cup of freshly brewed after-dinner tea.

All in all a splendid way to spend a Friday evening and kick off Reading Week in style.

Life at -35

So I discovered on Thursday that my lovely little Jellybean doesn't like starting when it's been left out all night in -35c weather. It didn't even like starting when I had it on the booster cables with father's truck, which makes me think that synthetic oil might be in its future next winter.

Thankfully it's warmed up considerably since then, and promises to be reasonably mild for reading week, which will see me relaxing in blissful peace until the 25th.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Hell^WWinnipeg has frozen over

Temps this week were almost down to -40c with some wicked wind chills. I bussed it on Monday and Tuesday, but after almost losing a few limbs to frostbite I decided to drive on Wednesday and Thursday.

I did at least discover that my car will start just fine at -30c without being plugged in, which is a good thing.

Thankfully the cold snap has unsnapped now; I just hope the relative warmth lasts a little while this time.