6:57 – Rise
7:30 – Sitting.
8:00 – Breakfast.
8:30 – DoA, Guitar work. Good calisthenic stuff, but we’re both a bit vague and begin vague on the Invention would just depress us, so we do slow careful Third Relation practice. I realise something about the descending line – when I play it I try to mute the open strings, but the point of that section is the danger that the open strings pose: they have to be open and at risk of chiming out. It’s like musical knife-throwing or trapezing.
10:15 – Into the Maisy again, just one more mechanism to get working. I finalise a number of spreads. I also call a building society to find out why my password doesn’t work. It turns out this is because I don’t have an online account with them. I do now. While making this call, I have to collect a package at the front door. Multitasking again.
13:00 – Lunch: Stirfry Udon by Haru. Good stuff. Then we drink tea (PG/Earl Grey combo).
14:00 – Haru goes out. Back to it, finalising the final spread of the Maisy book. Apparantly what I sent over works and I have to go in on Tuesday. Fair enough. Also working on that rogue font, plunging into the world of the FontLab support forums. However hard I try I can’t reproduce the problem on my computer.
19:00 – Although it’s my turn to cook, I remember that I promised my father I’d check out his house while he’s away and think I’ll combine it with a DVD raid. I walk all the way over there and find that I’ve got the wrong keys, so I walk all the way back again.
20:00 – Dinner -marvellous spicy lamb and rice. Mmm. I like spicy food. And spiced tea to follow. Double mmm.
21:00 – Watch a wonderful movie that I had imported from the U.S. as it’s not available in Europe – called After Life in English, the original Japanese title is Wonderful Life. It ran for a week at the ICA over five years ago and I think it turned up on satellite once. Haru provides me with a commentary on the subtitling and details of the story.
23:00 – Downloading freeware plugins and audio stuff, then play three songs with very dry, cracked voice and imprecise memory of how the chords are played. Perhaps I’ll go open-miking next week.
23:57 – Begin writing this.
00:16 – Complete and post. Day off tomorrow.