It’s that time of year again where I struggle to get enthusiastic about anything. I don’t bother getting out of bed much before midday and then idle my time away watching daytime TV or YouTube videos. There’s a long list of things I should be doing, some important, some frivolous, but no matter what I just can’t get motivated. It’s nothing new, when British Summer Time ends my mind and body shut down.
I’m not designed to operate in extremes of temperature so I’ve been spending a lot of this heatwave hiding in the coldest part of my house, the living room. Handy for summer but a bloody nightmare during winter. I’ve been trying to remember back to 1976, the last big heatwave/drought, but the only thing that readily comes to mind is Night Nurse winning the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. My priorities were different back then.
I’ve finally finished backing up all my important files on to the new Synology NAS. It’s been a long haul and I hope something I won’t ever have to do again. The failure of some of my previous backup hard drives didn’t help but I have luckily managed to recover all but a few of my home movies from the original tapes. I’m sure other things have been lost too but that was always going to happen when you don’t bother to keep track of what is backed up and where.
I like a girl in a mini skirt and the denim ones photograph particularly well. When asked most models say they wouldn’t dare wear the shortest ones outside of a studio but this young lady told me she often wore it when she went clubbing. I said don’t you get a lot of unwelcome attention flashing your knickers? She replied, “Oh no, I don’t wear any knickers.”