Weight and Stuff Report – 29 May 2016

Weight: 225.4 pounds (16 stone 1.4 pounds, 102.2 kg)
Steps taken: Not a lot

Down again today, would you believe it…

It looks like being an inactive day, as i seem to be coming down with a cold-type thingy, which is at the irritating stage before the actual nose running starts. Mutter.

Going back a few weeks, this character must have decided it was a nice day for a walk…

Nice day for a walk

Nice day for a walk

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/500s
Focal length 100mm
ISO 250
Taken 13:37, 14 May, 2016

Weight and Stuff Report – 28 May 2016

Weight: 225.7 pounds (16 stone 1.7 pounds, 102.4 kg)
Steps taken: 4,882

Well, if the RNG is to be believed, I’m down by a whole two pounds today. I think it may be playing games…

I had some vague intent of going somewhere or other with a camera today, but as the weather didn’t look too promising, I decided to go and do a bit of shopping instead. So quite naturally, the weather improved later in the afternoon, mutter.

So it’s back to the previously unprocessed  earlier images, starting with this cropped down version of a view of Cullercoats. I wasn’t trying to capture the bird at all, but somehow managed it quite nicely. I think.

Accidental BIF

Accidental BIF

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/1600s
Focal length 40.1mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:35, 14 May, 2016

Weight and Stuff Report – 27 May 2016

Weight: 227.7 pounds (16 stone 3.7 pounds, 103.3 kg)
Steps taken: 2,085

Bother, up another little bit today. Must do something about that. Sometime. When I get it together. Whatever it is.

Anyway, it’s the start of a loooooooooooong weekend, and here’s a slightly grungy take on the Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge

Camera X70
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/1250s
Focal length 18.5mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:30, 7 May, 2016

Weight and Stuff Report – 26 May 2016

Weight: 227.3 pounds (16 stone 3.3 pounds, 103.1 kg)
Steps taken: 2,875

No change today, which makes a change from the usual changes.

Here’s another one of those Birmingham sculptures:

Aaaand relax...

Aaaand relax…

Camera X70
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/140s
Focal length 18.5mm
ISO 200
Taken 08:11, 16 May, 2016

Weight and Stuff Report – 24 May 2016

Weight: 224.8 pounds (16 stone 0.8 pounds, 102 kg)
Steps taken: 3,124

Mutter, mutter, up again today. More random thingies, probably.

On reflection, I quite like this one:

On Reflection...

On Reflection…

Camera X70
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/280s
Focal length 18.5mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:33, 7 May, 2016

Weight and Stuff Report – 23 May 2016

Weight: 223.5 pounds (15 stone 13.5 pounds, 101.4 kg)
Steps taken: 2,098

Back down a bit today, as the ongoing odd oscillations, err, do something beginning with O.

Here’s some more Birmingham sculpture

Hulk Smash?

Hulk Smash?

Camera X70
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/140s
Focal length 18.5mm
ISO 200
Taken 08:06, 16 May, 2016

 

Weight and Stuff Report – 22 May 2016

Weight: 224 pounds (16 stone, 101.6 kg)
Steps taken: Hardly any

Now there’s a thing, back up today, it the RNG is to be believed.

It’s  been an inactive Sunday, mostly because my shoulder has decided to start being annoying again, mutter.

Here’s another photo from Cullercoats:

Open Day

Open Day

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/500s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 400
Taken 13:46, 14 May, 2016

Robert Rankin – The Suburban book of the Dead – Armageddon III: The Remake

Yes, it’s another entry in the Great Robert Rankin Re-read-athon already. But for reasons of needing a (relative) sanity break and having some other things I need to read, it’ll be the last for a little while[1].

First published in 1992, this takes the Armageddon Trilogy to its end – yes a trilogy with only three books in it, which seems a bit odd, but there you go.

It’s 2061 in Paradise, and our hero Rex Mundi is digging a hole for reasons that I won’t go into. When he digs up a statue of Elvis Presley, he’s a little surprised. He’s even more surprised when it’s stolen by a couple of collectors in a Volvo. His surprise level reaches even greater heights, when, having stowed away in the unexpectedly large rear of the Volvo, he finds himself in Presley City, where not wearing blue suede shoes is a serious offence, and indeed, Elvis is the one true deity.

While Rex is being surprised, we switch to first person narration for a word from Lazlo Woodbine (some call me Laz), down at heel private eye in the 1950s mould, despite being from a different century altogether.

And we have the happy return of Barry the Time Sprout.

And the less happy return of some other, less pleasant to know characters.

Can Rex, Lax and Barry prevent the destruction of the city? Will the other Rex get his way? Will you get confused as the action shifts without warning from one place to another? Will there be a final roof-top confrontation? And will everything be tied up and explained properly at the end?

The answers to at least some of these questions may be found in this book. Along with the usual quota of running gags, characters arguing about needing a better part in it, and more twists than a very twisty thing.

All very, very silly, and loads of fun.

[1] Exact duration dependent on this and that

Weight and Stuff Report – 21 May 2016

Weight: 221.5 pounds (15 stone 11.5 pounds, 100.5 kg)
Steps taken: 2,720

Down again, would you believe? I’m not sure I do, as the scale has this habit of making up numbers to mess with my mind…

After the shopping, I went into Newcastle to see the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the Laing. It’s well worth a visit – lots of illustrations, books, bits and even bobs.  And then I came home.

Here’s another one from my recent coastal visit, a well-known landmark at Cullercoats:

Is that the tme already?

Is that the tme already?

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/750s
Focal length 115.3mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:40, 14 May, 2016