Thursday, October 18, 2007

My Most Boring Blog Entry Yet

I am delighted to announce that I have finally managed to move my 265kg vending machine from the corridor where it was incorrectly delivered six months ago, into the nook in my studio - a distance of just two metres, as the crow flies.

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Initially I thought I was going to have to hire a hand pallet truck to shift it,
which would have cost over sixty quid (including delivery and VAT).

But then I found a rubber-topped double-dolly in the HSS catalogue, which weighed just 15kg
- light enough to collect from Stepney Green on the bus - and with a lifting capacity of 750kg.

Not only did it cost under a tenner to rent, but I managed to relocate the machine *by myself* at no point crushing myself to death. Here's the dolly in the gap where the vending machine used to be.

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God bless that HSS Catalogue! I take back everything I said about you in 2003.*

*In my 2003 Edinburgh lecture Sexed-Up I accused the HSS Catalogue of being 'a one-stop international terrorist shop'.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Wedding Season is in Full Swing.


Me, Roger and Matthew:

Once again, we all fall down.