Today has been a rare day of getting things done. Normally I can find hundreds of reasons not to do something but today I was feeling productive. I still managed to have a nice lie in waking up at 10am…and then again at 11.30am. I’m not sure what happened there, one moment I was awake the next I was waking up again.
First on the list was to sort out postage of one of the collectibles I’ve managed to sell. This involved a trip to the local shops to get some brown wrapping paper and I decided to use this trip as an excuse to finally go to Caerphilly Castle. Despite having lived less than five minutes away from the castle for six months this would be my first trip inside, my excuse has been the weather, which up until now has been atrocious. As I entered into the ticket office the woman behind the desk perked up smelling a sale and looked decidedly disappointed when I flashed my free entry card (living close by I am entitled to free entry). She printed my ticket off and in I went to get me some free history! I love castles there’s something about walking somewhere so old and really brings meaning to the expression ‘if walls could talk’. Unfortunately these walls would say that much as I later learnt that a lot of the walls had been rebuilt in the 19th century (still old but not as old as the original castle).
Even though it’s the school holidays the castle remained almost empty so I was a little miffed that somehow I seemed to be followed by three New Zealanders and there sodding video camera. I did manage to lose them at one point by almost racing up a spiral staircase but due to the castles maze like grounds I soon found myself back under their gaze and by this point they added a group of Muslims to their herd. I managed to see most of the castle but as the weather closed in I left to get my brown paper, an essential part of any properly wrapped parcel.
Once home I set to work bubble wrapping the parcel and making sure it was bomb proof (or at the very least post man proof) and once finished it was back out in to the cold to post it. Whilst I was out I had to do some food shopping and once again an old lady asked me to fetch something off the top shelf, this time it was a pack of strawberry ice creams. Is it just me this happens to, because it’s becoming a regular thing for me after I blogged about it last time. The ice creams she wanted were right at the back of the fridge making me wonder if she set it up for another of these specialist old lady websites presumably this time featuring my erect nipples since I had to lean right in. Old ladies are sick, who would even think a website like that up!
I retreated to the safety of my own home where and switched on the computer and once I’d finished looking and today actually applying for some jobs I clicked on to iTunes, my old foe Apple drawing me back into battle. As soon as I opened the program a message popped up ‘update available’. I’m always weary of these updates as my iPhone in jail broken (the process of making the iPhone an actual worthwhile purchase). A quick look on the Internet revealed my suspicions were correct, installing this update would render my phone useless! Apple 0 Me 1. When will they learn that everyone wants to be able to customize their phone, without jail breaking you can’t even set a text message tone for crying out loud! Madness!
More madness was found in the news today with the reveal of the new statue which is to be built next to the Olympic stadium in London. A nice idea maybe but when the design is as radical (i.e. naff) as it is people are going to object. It will stand taller than The Statue of Liberty which only makes it worse, if it were small it could be ignored passed off as a good attempt, better luck next time. With it being in your face they’ll be no escape from this giant sculpture. It’s supposed to incorporate the five Olympic rings which it kind of does if you can imagine they’ve been thrown together in a heap by a giant toddler. The man behind the sculpture, Anish Kapoor, has designed some great pieced of architecture around the world, sadly none of it in Britain. So why do we always get the crap left over’s like the Gherkin and the Millennium Dome. Whatever happened to simple designs that everyone can enjoy, looking at the sculpture I’m not sure why there are not more artists in the world…ahh that’s right they know their shit so don’t bother.