This is completely self serving and of course of minimal interest to largely well anyone.
I am back at my parent's place in their home town. Awaiting the arrival of thewife's parents who are here this afternoon.
In the past four days I have been helping out at a 10 year old's birthday party (I was in charge of cryptic clues for the treasure ... which they solved in about two seconds - stupid Gen Y), gotten gastro from a petrol station carvery (ooooooh man that was bad. It looked like one of those ye oldie oil derricks in the desert striking the black stuff ... only brown), driven 800 kays or so (all up - mostly thewife), and gone to a dodgy steakhouse complete with an upside down 10 foot rubber croc hanging off the ceiling, and generally felt pretty crusty.
So now I am working remote from the office as thewife prepares the way for the great meeting of in laws 2007.
Various things have happened that have as usual irked me. The greatest of course being the 'kind wash' the Libs have applied to work choices that will be as effective in curtailing employers from squeezing their workers as cheese is to open a sticky spout. But since my parent's are politically mostly neutral I have to hold back on my yelling at the TV. Though apparently my dad has a thing for Julia Gillard and told her so one lecture he went to. She blushed.
Thewife has already had to tell off themum [my mum] for themum's various views on things such as 'if you're overweight you're not a good person'. That's not really how she means it but it's how it comes out. Thewife told her in no uncertain terms that the important thing was to eat well and be active and if you happen to be a bit chubbo then c'est la vie and all that. Go thewife.
Anyway, I am at work. So as such I had best hot foot it to crunching the data I bought with me. Post dinner update later. It's going to be a wild scene.