Monday, 10 November 2014
Forty days: Pt 23 (nothing happens) (again)
This gentleman has the right idea about Mondays.
He's waiting for the monkey butler with his Sobranies and his vodka martini.
As reported yesterday, both children had the day off school. They have not moved, really and I have done some light invoicing and about a third of a Brussels guide. Apart from a vast amount of Clash of Clans and Top Gear, L spent a considerable amount of time fiddling with his new guitar tuner and F played the violin, dutifully (he has a new, stricter teacher this year). I foster the flowering of their cultural appreciation gladly, joyfully, but sometimes I wish they would keep it down a bit.
Conversation with B
E: F is playing me the violin, scree, scree, delicious torture.
B: Every time he violins, you should sing along, like I do with my cat when she miaows (which shuts her up). Or send him next door to start Belgium's next saxophone/violin phenomenon. You know this is exactly the kind of thing Belgians would like.
E: I could stick both of them on a tram. €€€€€€€€ also PEACE.
B: I think you first have to buy him one of those trumpet things to affix to the violin. Buskers' requirement.
E: I thought we could just tie the saxophone to the violin, giving a similar, yet novel, effect?
B: I like your thinking. This sounds like it will be well positioned for success in a cramped pre-metro space while trapped underground waiting for unintelligible problems to be solved to resume service.
Other things of interest:
The lovely Flora, Fauna Dinner has drawn my attention to this creature:
A super heavyweight gondwanatherian. The knowledge that what is basically a VAST CAPYBARA was roaming the earth at the same time as the dinosaurs surely gives us a new insight into their demise. They were SCORNED into extinction.
I also forgot to show you this yesterday, a poster in the corridor of the museum, with a somewhat troubling vision of civic administration in Brussels:
Seriously, this could explain a lot. I mean, they don't even have any hands free to use those computers. And what of health and safety, hmmm?
What of your Mondays?