Got me a few more audio-books at the current Audible 2-for-1-sale. Scalzi: The Androids Dream & Agent to the Stars, Stephenson: The Diamond Age and the Complete Blackwater Saga by Michael McDowell. Now I only need the time to listen to them. 📚

The Fruit From Hell

The other we tried the infamous fruit Durian, or as I will refer to it in the future: the fruit from hell. Even though we only had access to a dried sample, the smell was not only bad, but also, as I firmly believe, extremely persistent as it still lingers around here and sneaks its way into all foods. Even now, 24 hours later, I believe to be able to smell in certain places.

Anyway, once we got over the smell the taste was mostly “blah” and nothing to write home about. Our little one did like it, but he was the only one.

I’m not surprised the fruit is forbidden in certain restaurants. So, if someone offers you a sample, kindly refuse, or simply run away. I recommend you don’t try one at home, or anywhere else for that matter.

The leftover’s of that sample are currently sealed in an airtight bag, waiting to be exterminated.

Tomorrow, Sunday the 5th of August, the OASBB is going to perform Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and a selection of Count Basie Classics as well the Fanfare-Competition tunes on the Rotuari stage. If this means anything to you feel free to drop by beginning from 14 o’clock.

The finished Lego BB-8

The other day I got the Lego BB-8 as a birthday gift and we had a blast putting it together. Some parts, especially the inner ones controlling the moving bits, were surprisingly tricky to put together. In short a nice challenge.

The model is just lovely, I especially enjoy the wobbling head part:

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Also the stand adds for a really nice presentation and the droid just looks nice on the nightstand.