25th May 2019

I woke up this morning to an even more ill girlfriend. Which meant we immediately went on a trip to get some flu medicine, and also a fan for the bedroom.

After we were back, I went to a local vegan fair with a friend, where I purchased 4 cupcakes. I haven’t ate them yet, but they do look rather impressive.

After I got back, me and my girlfriend both sat in the living room with various live music videos on the television, while gaming, playing on our phones, etc.

I did also get a new toy to play with today, a Logitech Slim Folio. I’m certainly behind on this one, but I already cant see how I coped without it. It’s far superior to the Smart Keyboard.

On the blog, I linked to an article I read about Hugh Grant’s opinions on the famous dancing scene in Love Actually.

Apart from that, I quickly popped out for a coffee, and we’ve been watching tv and playing with the cat!

25th May 2019
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Raisa Bruner, writing for Time:

Hugh Grant is one of our most iconic rom-com leads, often playing a dashing — but hapless — British suitor.

In perennial favorite Love Actually, he achieved perhaps the pinnacle of the form, even going so far as to very winningly dance through the halls of his residence at 10 Downing Street (also known as the prime minister’s home) to the tune of the Pointer Sisters’ “Jump (For My Love).” The spring in his step is all due to love, of course.

But it turns out that the actor wasn’t actually very keen to get his groove on.

I certainly read some strange articles. But at leat for myself, this was pretty interesting. I’m not embarrassed at all to say that I’ve watched Love Actually quite a lot of times, and this dance is my favourite scene.

24th May 2019

It was a slightly productive day at work today. I was pairing with someone while writing some tests in Java, and a I also helped infrastructure/api developers move one of our apis into AWS. It was certainly not as straightforward as it was suggested.

After I got home, I cooked barbecue chicken and potato wedges for dinner. My girlfriend would have cooked, however it appears she’s coming down with a flu. So that was my job.

She did make me a cheesecake though! A very nice one made with malteasers. It’s going to last for quite some time as well.

After we ate, we watched the film Lucy, as it was on television. It’s still absolutely weird. Fascinating though.

My girlfriend is now tired from being ill, and I’m just generally tired. So I’m writing this and then I’ll be going to bed.

23rd May 2019

Nothing special about my work day today, but after work I went to Vegan Nights!


That of course, means I had vegan food for dinner. I had barbecue ribs and chips. The ribs were basically slabs of seitan in a barbecue sauce. Sadly I’d only rate it 6/10. However I did have a blueberry cheesecake, which was very nice!

The train home was another huge chunk of the day. So I spent that reading Twitter, Micro.blog, News, and even played around with my phone in greyscale mode. I was pretty bored.

Now I’ve had a shower and I was just about to get my laptop out. But my girlfriend helpfully reminded me that it’s nearly 12, so it’s basically bedtime!

22nd May 2019

I ended up working from home today. It sounds good, but the internet connection at work has been having issues recently, so any kind of video call is a pain.

Luckily it meant I could be home as soon as I finished working. I spent the next few hours playing a relatively new character on World of Warcraft.

I then “popped out” for some food shopping with my girlfriend, and about an hour and £120 later, we’re done. That should be us fully stocked for a while!

We’ve since had pizza for dinner and been watching some YouTube videos.

My plan for tonight was to stay awake, and then take part in the World of Warcraft Classic beta event. However, in my local time it’s 12 am to 2 am, so it would not be the best decision. And it’s just about 11 pm and I’m getting tired. I guess I won’t be able to make it.

21st May 2019

Who would have guessed, it was time for another coffee tonight. I’m getting to a stage where they know my order, and occasionally remember my name. Maybe I need to go a tiny bit more often for them to remember. Clearly 2 or 3 times a week isn’t enough.

I did manage to get in about an hour of World of Warcraft as well tonight, which is honestly getting a bit boring. I tried to combat this by playing on a low-level character, going through old content. But there’s only so much of this you can play in one go.

Finally, I activated my Micro.blog hosted micro blog. I wrote about it on the blog, and of course you can find my blog over at chrishannah.micro.blog. I should have a cleaner redirect available from micro.chrishannah.me, but that’s pending on the SSL activation, as my domain is HTTPS only.

20th May 2019

It was a relatively quiet day at work today. A few people were on holiday, and we had some meetings scattered throughout. Not a hugely productive day for anyone.

After work, me and my girlfriend went out for date night. We went to a local Indian restaurant which was very nice!

Now we’re going to bed, and about to watch A Bugs Life. All because I told her that the caterpillar is called Heimlich and she didn’t believe me.

19th May 2019

After getting in at about 3/3:30 am, I woke up with a rather sore back. I have no idea how I caused it, but I bet it was while I was in a drunken state last night.

Between the morning and early evening, we were mainly playing computer games, and entertaining the cat!

For dinner, we were invited round to my girlfriends parents house for a Sunday roast. And after that we stayed for a few extra hours while we talked about gardening, and what I can do with our new garden.

18th May 2019

Today was a housework day. My girlfriend was coming home in the late afternoon, so I got the house cleaned and tidy. I also did the usual laundry type chores.

After I was done cleaning my own house, I went to my parents house to get their house ready as well. As we were having a barbecue for my brothers 21st birthday. It was a pretty good night, with a lot of alcohol being drunk. And according to my girlfriend I was actually drunk for once!

In the day time I did manage to publish two things to the blog:

18th May 2019
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It’s time for another great and insightful post by Jeff Perry at Rocket Panda. He talks about how we tend to focus on so many things, that it’s very difficult to accomplish anything:

I have been thinking a lot about habits lately and I think that one of my biggest flaws, as many others also have, is that we suffer from 3 Stooges Syndrome.

One thing, I constantly deal with is new interests and goals I set for myself when I want to make a positive change in my life. The issue is when I have so many things that it all seems to be too much.

I would highly recommend reading the full post. It’s something I think affects a lot of us.