Yesterday was good. Pretty bangbangs. Whirly light up balls!
I'm half dead this morning. I think NaNo is stressing me out more than I like to admit to myself. I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep. I shouldn't really be this tired, seeing as I was in bed by 10:30.
Annyway, yes. Yesterday! Didn't start to great, when I woke up to discover a book I had left on my windowsill had gone mouldy. I think it's about time we have a word with the landlord about the damp. Luckily it was Dune, and not one of the coursebooks. Still, it's not as though the windowsill was wet, or anything. The book's been there for about six weeks, but it's not as though I haven't moved it regularly in that time either.
Anyway, after that Toast's parents came over. We now have many cool Christmas deocrations. Went out and explored antique shops (my eye was taken by all the gorgeous jewellery, which alas usually cost about £200) and then to a very filling lunch at La Tasca. Came home, went out. Explored York's "woo, fireworks" celebrations with enyay
. Watched several different street performances and sought out a kazoo and some sparklers. Remembered seconds too late that I had some matches in my bag, so we also bought a lighter.
We did get rained on ever so slightly watching the fireworks, but it wasn't really noticeable. We stood on the balcony over the river by the cinema. There were two floating percussionist dudes and some random fireworks on rope. It was... odd. We agreed that it would have been much better if they'd had percussionists all the way up and down the river, and done a Q&A thing. The orchestras were a bit lacklustre too, since they seemed to be playing random notes at random times and while there was some echoing thing going on, it mostly sounded like they were tuning up.
But then the fireworks! Oh so pretty. They mnaged to make flowers and hearts and ringed planets, which impressed me muchly. There were a few we couldn't see properly because they were too low, but other than that it was all very well done.
After the fireworks we took enyay to see the Minster, which if you haven't seen yet you should. Amazing. Then decided to wander back and play 80s Trivial Pursuit, but got distracted bya most amazing juggling troupe. Maneut is from France and has tiny hands. Many light up balls and clubs (which changed colour!) and a guy who had a really good cheeky patter going. All this really impressive stuff with fourteen clubs and the four of them in a line or a square or a T and things spinning eight times and so on. Scared seven kids by putting them in a line and juggling around them. Kid on the end looked terrified, but clapped very enthusiastically when they finished. They seemed to be an international troupe (Maneut is from France!), and it's a pity they're not around longer.
Anyway, much lover to York Council for paying for all these entertainers. It rockethed muchly.
So we all scurried home after that and playing Trivial Pursuit and watched Italian Job, then had chips, then finished Trivial Pursuit (Toast came from the back of the pack for a stunning first place at the last second) and watched some of Princess Bride. Then got tired and went to bed. And stressed about the reading and marking other people's essays and NaNo.
Pretty bangbangs and balls!