So, yeah. Small amounts of grip applied in the right places, for a change.
* but decided best not, in the interests of professionalism (ahahaha) etc etc.
** which I will henceforth call the Black Perl, ahahahaha, basically it is about a gazillion .xsp scripts which need to be turned into something less crazy
*** in my lovely new fairtrade organic cotton running shorts which are the comfiest thing ever.
**** Less win on that front, mind you: no show at 4pm, I tried to phone him from 4:30 onwards, he phoned at 5:07, arrived about 5:30 and decided he couldn't do the piano then and there because it would take three hours' work to get it in tune again (mneh, it's in tune with itself, but he says it should be at concert pitch because of the tension etc etc). Rescheduled for next Friday, when I can hopefully work from home.