S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen


Today is my second full thrilling day of staying home and waiting for the plumber to show up. The rental agent swears the plumber says he'll come around in the next half hour now. We'll see. It was meant to be an all-day job, and it's mid-afternoon now, so my faith is not great.

It's just as well I work from home now, or I'd be even more inconvenienced by this.

Speaking of working from home, I ran into two UCL urban development students near the chill and wind-swept Thames yesterday. It was a terrible day to choose to poll a neighborhood randomly about itself; I've never seen the Thames' banks so deserted. The UCL students had a questionnaire: how long had I lived in the neighborhood? In which borough was my employer located? (N/A) What form of transport did I take to get there? (N/A - perhaps I should have said I walked to work?) How long did it take me to commute? (I skipped it - but 10 seconds is probably my maximum commute length right now.)

In other news, I have a new scanner! It works! It even has a thrilling new feature which my old one didn't: an off-on switch!
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