Friday, February 05, 2021

Monday Timeline

I wrote this on New Year's Day this year. I am not sure why it wasn't published. Maybe something more important came up. 

6.30 wake.. Look at tablet and see and try to deal with a huge number of new friend requests at a gay adult site. No, not telling you why.

6.55 Phone alarm goes off to wake me up. I am already awake.

7.15 Get up to make a cup of instant coffee. R is up preparing to go to his volunteer job. Cursory greeting. I make myself coffee after turning on the exhaust fan system and go back to bed. More time on the tablet at various sites until about 8.10.Send friend a Whats App mssg asking him if he got lucky at the weekend. He didn't but did go to a lovely wedding.

8.10 Arise and R has gone to his volunteer work. I turn on desktop computer and that is where I am for the next couple of hours, aside from breakfast cereal, medication, putting the dishwasher on and putting on a load of washing. Book back massage for 12 noon and heat and eat some left over vegetables that accompanied last night's smoked cod.

9.50 Put on another load of washing.

11.00 Catch tram to Prahran and sort out my rare medication at Chemist Warehouse Take photo of almost a mural that I could not yesterday in bright sunlight straight into the camera lens.

11.40 Have coffee in Pran Central. Conclude it is not the brand of coffee but the skill of the the coffee maker. The usual maker wasn't there and in spite of me saying have here, not take away, it was served to me in a paper cup not a porcelain cup. Ghastly.

12.00 My straight Chinese mainland hunky but with no dress sense masseur played my back massage big time. How far can he go before he could be accused of something inappropriate? He goes further with me each time and this day I felt wrung out by the experience. $10 tip instead of the usual $5, and we don't really tip in Australia unless we have an extra good experience. I had an extra good experience.

1.00 Eating a sausage roll at an outdoor table at Tran Bakery. Pay 20 cents for squeezable personal tomato sauce package, rather than controversially unhygienic sticking the plastic nose of a sauce bottle into my sausage roll.

1.20 Travel by train from Prahran Station to Sandringham, admiring the bay sea views along the way and other things of interest to be seen. No men to die for or who I would marry noticed.

1.40 Discover fantastic mural. Ah, we have been here before, in the car, where R saw his doctor on the street. Oh, cafe where we lunched is closed for renovation.

1.50 Find nice cafe for more coffee, at only $3.00 for drink in. Ok, small cup, but very nice coffee.

2.00 Research on phone all the buses I am seeing. Where to they go to and how long do they take to get there and what are their routes?

2.20 Catch train to South Yarra.

2.42 Leave train and tram home is 14 minutes away!!!. It wasn't. It arrived in about five minutes.

3.00 Greet R and ask how his morning at his volunteer job was. He asks me where I have been. I empty dishwasher and hang up some washing on clothes horse and dry socks and jocks in the clothes dryer. Eat two cherry tomatoes and half a tub of cheese and chives cottage cheese.

4.57. I never drink before 5pm. Pour a wine spritzer at 4.57. That was nice. Pour another at 5.20.

4.58 Try but fail to catch up on email and your blog posts.

5.30 Managed to answer two lengthy emails. I think I have Town Hall Tuesday post sorted for tomorrow.

6.00 Pour another spritzer and watch commercial tv news.

6.30 Phone alarm alerts me to take evening medication. Over spritzer. Pour straight glass of wine to wash my medication down.

7.00 Watch ABC TV News, 730 etc etc.  Sit down to dinner, an omelette made from batam eggs given to us, with chips, carrots, peas, beans and broccoli .

8.00 Notice some left over Scotch from weekend. Just a small drink for both of us.

8.30 More wine.

9.00 More wine. Can't remember.

9.35 Watching the handsome Hamish Macdonald hosting Q and A.

10.40 Enough for the day. Sleep now. Rinse and repeat with variations tomorrow.

10.50 Sit on the balcony with R discussing the Aboriginal/Maori/American Indian problems.

10.55 Have not managed to solve the Aboriginal/Maori/American Indian problems.

10.59 R tells me of a new sculpture in Bowen Crescent at a new apartment building.

11.00 ABC Business comes on tv. Really is time to go to bed.

11.06 Go to bed.

32 comments:

  1. Thank you for this 'day in the life of...'
    It is years since I have had a massage. I often found them painful - perhaps because of the vast number of kinks which have to be pummelled into submission. Glad yours was good.

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    1. R doesn't like massages either EC. While I have the kinks, they don't get pummelled.

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  2. A day in the life.

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    1. Stayer, maybe a little more than a normal day, but not much. You have busy days too.

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  3. Is there an Aboriginal/Maori/American Indian problem? I thought it was a white European heritage problem! Fascinating to see your day described in chronological detail.

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    1. YP, I only say that because I spend quite a bit of time thinking about it, but yes, badly worded.

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  4. I take it you watched Q&A on iview - last episode for 2020 was back in November....or were you replaying in your mind the escapades of a day back then?
    Massages remedial or classed otherwise always have me in agony for days afterwards.....not on my list of things to do now. You’ve mentioned them before so obviously you enjoy and get some benefits from them. Not sure I’d want to traipse home on the tram afterwards though.

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    1. Hmm Cathy, I really can't remember. Perhaps it was Q&I and I became confused. If you are thinking of chiropractic type massages, maybe. The boss masseur there tried to give me such a massage and I told him to stop. I am dreamy and so relaxed after the massage. Coming home or going on elsewhere is not a problem.

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  5. Enjoyed seeing how you spent your day.

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  6. I had to smile at your detailed account of your day Andrew. I don't think I ever thought about my day that way, lol. Wine with medication, I thought that was a no, no...

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    1. Sami, none of what I take come with alcohol warning. There is an old antibiotic still being prescribed that should not be taken with alcohol. I did some research and the issue is it can cause an upset stomach. I know. What I thought was car sickness was that antibiotic after having alcohol the night before, but maybe as much an empty stomach.

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  7. Here's how things go at Chez River; get up as soon as body is ready to move. Stumble through several hours with meal breaks in between, go back to bed.

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    1. River, then repeat and rinse. I know you do more than that.

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  8. LOL. I have tried to picture listing out my day like this. While yours is clever and made me laugh, mine would doubtless make everyone fall face first into their keyboards and begin to snore. I'm trying to figure out whether I've always been deadly dull, or has the pandemic made me that way. I have decided I need more wine to sort it all out.

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    1. Debby, naturally I used a little dramatic license and my day is not always that busy. Wine at night helps you plan your day.

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  9. The gay website with all the friend requests, and the mainland Chinese hunk who goes further with you each time.

    You must look like Brad Pitt. With a little Benedict Cumberbatch thrown in.

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    1. Kirk, they want to be my friend because I put gay adult movies on thisvid from the 80s and 90's and I keep them private for friends only to stop my thisvid being killed for copyright infringements. My Exposing a Faggot vids are popular too. Grindr, well so many want a rich daddy. Masseur, I keep increasing the tip. The further he goes, the more I tip. As a hairdresser told me, I resemble Sir Ian McClelland. I never picked up Sherlock's real name.

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  10. You certainly fill your day. With all our Covid problems in Europe, such busy days are only a dream.

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    1. Cro, it was rather different for much of 2020 when we were locked down, for sure

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  11. Sounds like a good day to me. You entertained yourself rather well.

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    1. Margaret, I always do entertain myself.

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  12. Interesting glimpse into your life,

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    1. Travel, I would have to reread it to know if it was a typical day, but fairly close.

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  13. You could turn this into a song! There's an ABBA song about someone's life "the day before you came". Meryl Streep does a terrific version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_21AkVOYCA&ab_channel=LiseLS_01

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    1. I will check it later James. Thanks.

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  14. "It's just another day," as the Beatles sang. Interesting about your masseur, although overly "friendly" massages are not always welcome. (Sounds like you didn't mind it. :) ) I'm impressed you're on WhatsApp. I'm not hip enough for that.

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    1. Steve, he would be reading body language and I'm not pulling back and I still tip. Telegraph, Kik, Messenger, Line...tried them all.

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  15. What A Day In The Life - Good On You - WhatsApp Has Been A Life Saver - Drinking Before 5 And Only On Weekends Or Days Ending With A Y - Enjoy The Warmer Weather - Be Well

    Cheers

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  16. Well I'm happy I didn't miss this Andrew, it's after 12 and I'm smiling, merci beaucoup 😊

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    1. Pleased to have briefly entertained you Grace. Thanks.

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