Today was not one of my best days. Bad news from doctor telling I must become a saint for the good of my health and an aborted tourist walk.
ABC Melbourne in conjunction with Melbourne University had made some podcasts about Melbourne. There are three, one on food, one on entertainment and one of dirt, death and disease. The idea is that you download them to your personal mp3 player, print out the map and use them for a guided walking tour. I did the printing and the downloading.
Problem one, I don't have a personal mp3 player. But I can use my mobile with earphones. I transferred them to my phone.
Problem two, I realized my phone doesn't have a pause feature. I will have to keep pace precisely with the commentary.
Problem three, no need for me to actually go to Fed Square or Princess Bridge, so I must start the commentary on the way to the city. I did, in the tram.
Problem four, even at maximum volume, it is not loud enough.
Problem five, I was running behind the commentary and became quite hot while trying to catch up.
Problem six, I checked the map and I have to actually walk to Lygon Street Carlton. Screw that.
I was now at Bourke Street and thought this was all very stupid. I already know all these places, streets and lanes well enough. I walked back to Swanston Street and caught the tram home. I then did other stuff around the apartment while listening to two of the commentaries on the computer, the dirt, death and disease one and the food one. The commentaries are wonderful. I learnt a lot. I thought the food one would be boring, but no, very interesting.
But an outing is never a waste. I am not sure of the connection between a galahs and bongs, but in Bourke Street at the dealer end, they are closely associated.