Today we went around to more shops. At ''Kookaburra Antiques'' I picked up three books:
-Wood Turning Made Easy (Hardback, AU$6! A bargain!)
-The Complete Illustrated Tool Book (tons o' tools, with their proper use and techniques)
-Making Wooden Folk Instruments (been thinking about buying this one for years, after borrowing it from the library. From some small New York(?) press -- so funny to see it all the way over here in Aussie-land...)
We also went to the Resouce Co-Op Collectables. (They're a charity, so check 'em out!: 11 Elizabeth Street, downtown Hobart). A fun range of stuff. The Lady bought some vintage costume jewelry; I picked up a tom-tom (strange style: 7 lugs, with wingnuts) for $20, and five mis-matched drumsticks for $10. Actually, I negotiated 10% off -- so it was really AU$18 and AU$9. Dunno what I'll do with the mis-matched drumsticks...
Also got two wooden knobs, about the size of a ping-pong ball: $1 each, minus 10%.
Afterwards, we walked through the park:
On our way home, I saw an unfortunately-named store:
It's some botique-y baby clothes store, and it's an annex of the grown-up clothing store called ''Crush!'' But still an unfortunate name.
I also saw a cryptic sign painted on a building:
I don't know if it's a business name, or what -- but I'd like to use it as cover art on some future album -- much like the Sebadoh album ''Harmacy
When we got back to the hotel room, I discovered that the cleaning lady had played a dastardly trick on us: When we'd left in the morning, we were low on toilet paper. Apparently, the cleaning lady had removed the nearly-empty roll -- but forgotten to install a **new** roll. Thus, one of us became... trapped. Luckily, this person was able to call for assistance from her/his spouse.
Due to the fancy TP roll cover, notice the deceptive similarity between: no toilet paper roll..
...and containing a toilet paper roll! Tricky!!!
One doesn't notice -- until it's too late!
I was also intrigued -- again -- with the power-saving measures the hotel uses. So, decided to photo-document it. There's a plastic attachment on the hotel key ring.
When you enter the room, you insert it in a juncture box. Inserting it activates the room power (lights, wall outlets, t.v...); when you remove it, all the power (except to the clock radio) is cut off. Hopefully you don't have a situation where one person wants to stay in, watch some t.v., and go to bed early -- and the other person wants to take the keys and go out.
On the other hand, no wandering off and leaving the lights burning.
Of final note for this day is when, at the end of the day we all kicked off our shoes -- or rather, placed them in a tidy array under one of the tables -- I thought it looked rather artistic. Plz see below.
The big feets are mine.
More adventures tomorrow...