Directionless

…well almost….

…am juggling several small projects (between work days) during lockdown…

…the above is a template for one of those…

…waiting for the paint shop to open again so I can get the last three colours for that enormous piece that needs finished….

…busy, busy, but not blogging regularly….

Outed Grinch

…choosing to be on nightshift can often mean that you are unintentionally excluded from participating in the day to day group activities of a busy, team oriented workplace….

…there’s been considerable excitement at ours about a company wide, branch versus branch Xmas “decorate-the-office-competition” …

…someone even managed to borrow a float from Dunedin’s Santa Parade for group photos….of course they were arranged to take place whilst I would be sound asleep….

…I know I’m renowned for my anti Xmas-spirit…but deep down I’m a competitive bastard and was starting to feel a little left out…..the float was in the shed when I arrived at work and that note on the notice board did say I could shift it if I needed to…..

…so I had my own Santa Parade….

…so little time….so much to do…..

…so you should probably dock me 20 minutes for pissing about, Boss…

…jingle bells…

…(and the photos? ….. taken the next day before I clocked out!)…..

At The Behest Of Paul Vincent Lawford

…I break my “what?-is-lockdown-over-and-I-was-so-busy-painting-that-I-didn’t-notice” silence and post….

…the last “octopied” piece I completed before disappearing down the rabbit hole that is my current obsession…

…I’m on the final stretch now…

…one more piece to complete…

…cosmetic tidying up to do…

…the overly complex framing to make

…and then I’ll have some “spare” time….

…maybe I’ll do a post or two…

…no rash promises….

: P

p.s…..thank you Paul for reminding me of my obligations to my wordpress community…without you this would be a blank page!….

What Is A Boy To Do

…..that’s it….less than a crate of stock left…three items still to be collected….the large radio station record unit (that’s still in the pictures) has gone to it’s new forever home….

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…the record shop is finally closed….(apart for some tax stuff)…

…now I can have my hallway back….

…and my free time?….

…I’ll be dealing with these….IMG_0449IMG_0450IMG_0451

…75 or so “donor” paintings, just waiting to be “Otcopied”, that have amassed whilst I’ve been busy….

…(has anyone seen my paint brushes?)….

…(and why does there seem to be rather of a lot of wooden items accumulating ’round the house?…are they possibly associated with “Toneware”)….

….(hmmm, I’m going to be busy, aren’t I?).

Records

…we got records…

 

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…Dunedin is raining records at the moment….

..hurry! whilst stocks last!

…er…before stocks topple and crush me to death.

 

…(this is third big collection in less than 2 months…I’m so busy I hardly have time to blog!….or stare out the window).

 

No Post On Sunday But I Have An Excuse

…first time I’ve missed posting since I started this blog….IMG_0713

…but this collection took me way longer to price out than I was expecting (2hrs longer!)…

IMG_0714…6 plastic cubes chock full of amazing stuff…three Dole banana boxes of ok stuff…and three more banana boxes that went straight to Restore (Hi Sarah!)…(Restore is our local Habitats For Humanity charity shop, support it please)…

…many thanks to my good friend Dee who had to rearrange her band practice (that’s kinda like re-herding cats after they’ve stampeded) because I wasn’t watching the time and don’t have a cellular device…

….I broke the “no-shop-on-your-day-off” rule as well, just to try and clear the floor…

…and I’m still processing it on Tuesday…

…nearly 1000 lps and associated  7″s…blues, country, folk…early NZ stuff….gems!!!

…so much good stuff I could poop

…but don’t have time!

 

(teaser alert)

 

…never seen this one before…

…(radio play comedy thing I think)…IMG_0729 IMG_0731

 

…must be old, because I’m pretty sure you can’t eat Kiwis anymore…(well, not in a restaurant anyway)….

…will start cleaning & pricing in a couple of weeks….

…once I’ve regained my blogging equilibrium.

Found And Lost

…you’ll all be relieved to know that my good friend Jungle Fari turned up safe and well on Thursday… he’d been playing some gig up Karamea way and hadn’t thought to keep me fully informed….

…and any one knowing the whereabouts of Mr. Heazlewood please get him to call in to our menswear department and take the load off our harried staff who, even as we speak, are being run ragged with inquiries as to the well being of his underpants….IMG_0830

 

…I know it’s uncool to post pictures of screen shots but, hey, how often do your search engine terms read like this?

Heavy Shelling @ Bored In A Record Shop

… I am very busy …. following my stats….. far too busy to write cohesively ….

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…. seems that the young chaps whom I photographed for my post

https://boredinarecordshop.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/come-on-in-the-cardboards-fine/

have discovered the evidence and are in the process of letting all their mates know…

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… while I do appreciate the huge spike in “views”, I hope for their sake that they take into account the small degree of separation in NZ….

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…and that they haven’t “friended” their employers on facebook at some point in the past and forgotten about it….

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…. so if you , my small gaggle of regular followers, will  forgive my distraction…

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…  and  accept this gift of shell pictures until I return to my usual, little noticed, self.