Acted on an irrepressable urge to create today. Went to local electronics shop feeling 'let's make robots'
. Feeling slightly insane
but felt I should go with it
. Haven't played with solder
since I was a spotty teenager
and had forgot what a thrill
it was playing with the sticky, metallic drop. Rigged up motors
, solar panels
, fan blades
into various largely pointless circuits. Dissected an unused phone unit, scavanging the entrails for a speaker, some switches and assorted components.
Spotted a long arthropod scurrying across my bed. Emptied out a jar of knick-knacks and trapped him. Watched him, with equal measures of revulsion and awe, lapping the base of the jar for a while and decided that my attempt at robotics would be a waste of time.
Finally, saw Amores Peros with girlfriend. Afterwards we talked about her significant ex (again!) whom I am soon to having the pleasure of meeting. Joy...
It was a clear sky and the stars were all out but I didn't recognise them.