I get about two hours sleep before my mobile starts to ring. I pick up and it’s the dude from last week asking about advertising on the Smart car. I squint at the clock beside the bed and manage to make out 7:22 a.m. I am so out of it that I must sound like I’m coming down of a seriously bad trip – but after a couple of seconds I remember that this dude was a bit suspicious last week, so I try and go along with him for a bit. The number he’s calling from is a mobile too, which is strange in itself, if he’s calling from a company why not use the company phone? He tells me that he’s still interested in the car and I say that whilst it sounds like a pucka idea, I think it’s a bit early in the morning to have this conversation – can he call back later? Sure, no problem he says … If he does call back I’ll get some more info out of him, it all sounds a bit weird to me.
I mention it to Fredrik during my physio treatment and he agrees that it sounds like some sort of scam. He’s heard of similar things before where people set you up and take off with the car. This sounded a bit far fetched to me, but you can’t be too sure, right? But I’m getting ahead of myself …
I roll over and try to get back to sleep, but my back is having none of it. In the end I get up and sit at Lucifer for a few hours organizing files and backing up old DivX progs to DVD’s.
At 10 a.m. I attempt a short walk up to the supermarket to see if I can free my back up a bit. On getting there I realise that not bringing a rucksack with me was a bit stupid, so I just buy a carton of milk and trundle back again.
Mum calls to see why I’m not answering the phone – I explain that I wasn’t in (!) and that there’s no need to panic, then I call Pa to see what’s up. He was just trying to let me know he’d posted me a care package … Mmmmm, codeine.
I put on a film to take my mind off the pain … again. After sifting through my ‘To Watch’ pile I pick up ‘Encounters of the Spooky Kind‘, a Sammo Hung pic from 1980. I think that in the 80’s this would have been considered to be quite a good film, I don’t think it held up too well!
At 1.45 p.m. I head out to the supermarket again, this time in the car. I didn’t go out over the weekend and have yet to stock the fridge. When I get to ICA I notice the big clock on the wall showing 2.45 p.m. I put this down to a simple error and head further into the store. There I find another clock, again showing the time to be an hour ahead of what I believe it to be. The whirring sound that my brain makes must be clearly audible to the people around me as I calculate the date and onset of summer time. I put my basket down and head out the door and drive to see Fredrik – I get there with about 30 seconds to spare. We chat about various things, but todays topic was mainly about the upcoming nuptials of one of Fredrik’s friends. Have a read of Bucking Nightmare for more info on this.
On my way home I’m in two minds as to whether to hit the supermarket for a third attempt. But as I hit the turn off for said store, the queue of traffic puts me off. Instead I head home and put the kettle on for a cuppa and have a late lunch.
I speak with Janne for a bit, mainly about Asian cinema, and I put him onto a couple of things at YesAsia.com, and PlayAsia.com (cool sites). The power in my phone gives out so we have to cut it short, I really need to get a new phone, this piece of crap Telia unit is useless. I’ll add it to my list …
The title of todays post ‘OUTATIME’ was, of course, a reference to Back to the Future and my losing an hour over the weekend. I wanted to get the right spelling from the license plate of the DeLorean, so I just punched it into Google. One of the results was this site, specialising in BTTF collectibles. But what I thought was pretty darn ridiculous was the price for the plate itself … I mean you could probably buy a replica for a couple of bucks, but this baby weighs in at $2,500 !!! Jeez!
My third attempt at hitting the shops fails too, I decide to do a little washing up first and it turns into a major overhaul of the kitchen … by the time I’ve finished scrubbing it’s 10:30 p.m. and I’m starving.
Watching Asian flicks for the last few days has made me hunger for Asian food, I cook up some chicken with hoi sin, oyster sauce and a few other bits and wakitinawok … I then settle down to watch yet another Asian film, ‘Blood and Bones‘ the first time that Kitano has appeared in the lead roll in over 10 years in a movie he hasn’t directed.