Tag: ACE

Mundane life

Well I think I’ve spoiled you all enough for the moment, so I’ll withhold my next piece of literary ramblings for another time.

That makes it sound like there is something waiting in the wings. There isn’t, just to be clear. I make it up as I go along, honest.

And so to everyday matters.

Tonight we say goodbye to our Support Manager which, of course, means a night out of food and alcohol. Thankfully my cold has started to shift so I should manage to stay awake longer than 8pm.. I hope.

Then on Saturday we are driving up to Dunkeld, stopping at Perth for lunch, to attend the wedding reception of my brother-in-law’s girlfriend’s twin sister.

Lunch on Saturday will be at the wonderful Deans @ Let’s Eat which I’ve mentioned here before, and I’m really looking forward to it as it remains one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Louise has resigned herself to a lack of conversation from the other side of the table as I quietly orgasm at the sheer mouth watering deliciousness of the food.

I fear I may be building it up a little too much, I really must learn to scale back my expectations.

The wedding reception should be good as, by and large, they like a good bevvy in that family and the buffet is, so I hear, stovies and bacon butties! ACE! We are staying at a hotel on Saturday night so goodness knows when the night will end (depends how far my cold has really shifted I guess!)

I’ll be taking the camera, of course but given the fact that it has been raining non-stop for the entire day so far, I’m not holding out much hope of getting anything decent.

And then, with the weekend behind us the next big date in the calendar will be Tuesday when my father-in-law touches down for a month back in Scotland.

Health update

Just a quick one as I’m back from the doctors where my blood pressure (after 4 weeks of increasing amounts of an ACE inhibitor) is now 144/86.

The upper number (systolic) is easily changed, run up a flight of stairs and it’ll rise. Sit still for 20 minutes and it will fall. The lower number (diatolic) is harder to change so that’s the one I was focusing on, so I was delighted to see it well below 100.

Considering the readings that started all this were 196/122 then it’s fair to say that the downward trend is favourable.

Phew.

Speakerboxx

Just a short note to update myself on my opinion of this double album by OutKast. It’s ace. I’d even go so far as to say FUCKIN’ ACE! Yes, it’s THAT good.

When I first listened to it I didn’t really get it and it seemed dis-jointed and decidely bitty. If you listen to it straight through it all works, a bit like The Streets last album (in as much that it works better as an album than as singles, and not in the ‘it’s telling a story’ kind of way). Mind you, even if you were to strip out the ‘singles’ from each album you’d still have a cracking album all on it’s own.

Now I’m in the mood for some Prince… coincidence?