Today’s been a Bit of a “Curate’s Egg”

For those of you who don’t know what I’m waffling on about…

The term derives from a cartoon published in the humorous British magazine Punch on 9 November 1895. Drawn by George du Maurier and entitled “True Humility”, it pictures a timid-looking curate taking breakfast in his bishop’s house. The bishop remarks with candid honesty to his lowly guest: “I’m afraid you’ve got a bad egg, Mr Jones.” The curate replies, desperate not to offend his eminent host and ultimate employer: “Oh, no, my Lord, I assure you that parts of it are excellent!”

And that’s been my Day – Good in Parts…

Good – Weigh In showed that my body fat was under 15%, didn’t believe it (it had been 22% last week…)

Bad – turned out there was something on the surface of the scales that was conductiveand screwing the figures.

Good – when wiped off, BF went back to 21.3%

Bad – but I’d also gained 0.1kg

Good – My new shorts turned up in the post, and they fit perfectly

Bad – they’re Castelli’s, so they’re a depressing size XXXL

Good – but I know that everything Castelli is 2 sizes smaller than “conventional weaponry”

Bad – fancied toast for breakfast – and only bread in house was green and furry

Good – local shop had a pack of english muffins (nom,nom,nom)

Good – I’ve found a buyer for the Chairlift

Bad – the quote for de-install/re-install was a bit higher than I was expecting

Bad – computer didn’t shutdown properly last night, and managed to kill the boot sector of one of the hard disks

More Bad – it’s the hard disk with all my documents, pictures, music, bike ride logs on it

Good – my business files are on a different server (well – strictly 2 servers and a backup device)

Bad – it was nearly a fortnight since the last backup of the data

Good – at least I had a backup

More Good – a quick “disk image” to save the state of the data, followed by running chkdsk /f rebuilt the boot sector and file system, and appears to have munged something like 3 files, all of which were old files and on the last backup

Bad – fixing this load of crap meant I was much later out of the door than I intended to be – I was hoping to throw the bike in the back of the car, drive out somewhere and do a different route for a change, but didn’t get sorted ’till 11am and my intended location was a good hours drive each way, so a ride would have put me in rush hour traffic on the way home – “trucs que pour une Alouette”

Good – decided on a “follow my nose” wander around some of the backroad villages east of home, and rediscovered just how nice some of them are!

wonder what the rest of the day’s got in store for me…

Because frankly, the downs have’nt been bad enough to even slightly spoil the ups!  It’s all about the way you look at things, which brings me back to our friend the curate earlier in ths post…