Archive for September, 2009

Operation Crisslefridge

Monday, September 21st, 2009

19385Since this blog seems to be a natural home for white goods-related stories, here’s one about my fridge that transpired over the last week or so.

Y’see, I’d been waking up to find a puddle of water in the middle of the kitchen.  It appeared regularly, of varying size, and puzzlingly appearing to leak from the corner of the fridge or freezer.  Troublesome to mop up and unpleasant to step in, it proved unwilling to yield any clues to its whereabouts.  The fridge appeared fine on inspection, and the freezer – though in need of a good defrost – wasn’t dripping at all.  I turned it down a bit, the water became more voluminous, and the odd phenomenon continued.  Did I have some aquatic ghoul slurping around my kitchen at night?

The origin of the mysterious fridgetoplasm was only revealed yesterday afternoon, when I opened the fridge door and the large glass jar of tap water kept there fell in half right in front of my eyes.  It seems that upon turning up the fridge a while back, I’d frozen the water in the jar, which for whatever scientific reason had expanded outwards, snapping the jar in two and producing a slow trickle of water from the exposed ice-cube therein.

It must have been a fair amount of force to break the jar – it’s pretty thick – and clean enough that the jar held itself together until I jerked the door open.  The wonders of the physical world, eh?

Location Crisslefridge was an ancient PD game for the Atari ST/Amiga (I think) which I spent some happy time playing back in the halcyon days of the early 90s, and thought was called Operation Crisslefridge ’til literally moments ago.  Respect to you Gweez, wherever you are…

The Low Down

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

I’m back from the country.  Here’s the damage:

Number of days in the country: 3

Number of friends met: 4

Number of relations seen: 8

Number of things that have changed since I was last back: 0

Number of pubs attended: 5

Number of friends randomly bumped in to at said pubs: 20+

Number of pints consumed: Hic.

Number of kebabs consumed: 0 (Hooray!)

Number of hot-dogs consumed: 2 (Boo… but they were free)

Number of excellent Sunday roasts: 1

Number of devices fixed/installed: 3 (One laptop, one phone and one digibox)

Average bedtime: 2am

Weight of potatoes brought back from parents’ garden: Too heavy

Free time: Not much 🙂

See You Next Tuesday

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009


Daz ‘n’ Bass

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

dazTablets_01_ILA couple of curious things happened recently.  Just a few moments ago, I was idly minding my own business when I became aware that the drum ‘n’ bass mix I had on in the background was perfectly synchronized with the sloshing from the washing machine in the kitchen.  This went on for about 15 minutes with nary a bad segue in earshot.

Let me tell you, it kinda takes the edge off your trendy stylings when they’re unexpectedly accompanied by the nu-urban sound of your smalls.

Elsewhere, my mp3 player appears to be going gradually senile.  It seems to have acquired what can only be described as a Climie Fisher fetish.  Every so often, it’ll crash, reboot and proudly proclaim that their one 80s hit is the only song available to play.  No amount of skipping, persuading and swearing is able to persuade it otherwise.  While Climie Fisher Mode is activated, I can be treated to 6Gb-worth of “Love Changes Everything”.

Sounds like a great excuse to post the video, if you ask me.

(Sadly this version doesn’t have the excellent intro bit, but maybe that’s just me.  Go here for the extra 5 seconds.)