Audiologist visit

I’ve had my annual “check-up” with my audiologist for my hearing aids. It was pretty boring, everything’s fine, apparently I’m looking after them perfectly (which I had been worried about I admit as I wasn’t 100% sure I was doing everything correctly).

As a result I’ve had the rest of the day off with nothing to do as I haven’t had anything cleaning wise left to do right now, so I’ve had An American Werewolf in London playing in the background – as I’ve watched so many times by now it isn’t funny πŸ™‚ – and doing minor things like adding an About page for this site. So entirely uninteresting πŸ™‚

Photos

Last week I got a ridiculous number of photos I took as a kid and teenager from my parents. A lot of them are of various pets they/we had over the years, which is actually nice to have copies of. I have been very slowly scanning them and uploading them here so I could a few copies of them floating around just in case.

Orlando, who we had when I was a child and pre-teen.
My parents first dog Sam, who they got when I was a baby.
My parents second dog Jake, who they got when I was a teenager.

“The Travelers”

I’ve been stuck at home sick over the long weekend, (and I’m still at home today but should be back at work tomorrow at least). I’ve manged to binge watch “The Travelers” on Netflix, which is odd as normally I never binge watch anything no matter how much I’m enjoying it. I’ve been getting through three episodes a day and I’m sad that I’m finishing the last episode now…

I watched “Stranger Things” very quickly too but that was only eight episodes long and I was only watching one in the evenings. Even with the first season of “Heroes” I was only watching one to two episodes a night and I was getting a little sick of it by the end.

Cat photos! :)

I have been saving photos of my various cats over the years on the site – I do have a separate folder away from the WordPress blog where I’ve uploading the photos as well as posting them on my blog.

Current cat: Ruby, who technically belongs to my brother but has mostly moved in with me. She’s a Burmese, who can be more than a bit grumpy and stand offish, plus has a tendency to bite or scratch when she’s had enough of a person or something. Plus she has increasingly bad arthritis in her shoulders which isn’t helping things πŸ™

My previous cat: Medea, who I got from the SPCA with my then flatmate when I was living on Wellington. Unfortunately she started going down hill health wise in 2014 and by Easter 2015 was mostly refusing to eat among other health issues she was in and out of the vet for, so… πŸ™

My parents’ previous cats: Harry (the ginger cat) and Pitch (the black cat), who they got when I was a teenager and still living at home so I’ve always considered them semi-mine too. (I’ve been saving their photos to this site as I had a lot of physical photos I’ve been scanning and then up-loading).

β€œThe Cubic Structural Evolution project, 2004”

This is a repost of the photos I took at the Auckland Art Gallery in 2014 of a project which allowed the art gallery visitors to build a cityscape and change what had already been built. It was made up of white legos only and was originally created by Olafur Eliasson.

It was interesting because it was one of the few art exhibits that people could both freely touch and change, it was certainly popular and there always seemed to be people working on parts of it.

It had been set up in the mostly empty space next to the children’s section, that seems to be used for things like this, the children’s holiday art programs, and talks. (They also put Billy Apple’s cars up here when they had a display of his art works in early 2015 just after this display finished in the middle of March 2015).

They had set it up with a lot of the original buildings or structures already made and a lot of spare white lego spread out on the tables for people to make new buildings/structures or to add to the existing ones.

(I’m not planning on re-writing and reposting all of my old entries, I just wanted to redo this one as I’ve linked to this post from my “The Auckland Art Gallery’s children’s floor” somewhere else and want to have an actual page to link to).

New Version!

This is just a quick first post as I’m changing Great and Terrible to be a straight up personal blog πŸ™‚ All my other posts are gone now, but I have saved my photos at least πŸ™‚