If I'm driving on my own - have some music playing, fairly loud. And pay attention to the road and the other drivers. Queen is a particular favourite, if only because their Greatest Hits 2 is long enough to sustain a long-ish drive before stopping at services. The same goes for the Pet Shop Boys' Further Listening CDs that accompanied the re-releases of their studio albums back in 2001. Or a nice '80s compilation.
If Sarah's in the car with me, the music tends to be less loud ('cos she doesn't like it loud), and if Sarah's driving, the music tends to be non-existent. Heck, sometimes we have a conversation. :o)
Sarah and I are hoping to be pleasantly organised this year, so - as per usual - if you'd like a Christmas card from the both of us, let me know by posting your address in the screened comments below; also let me know if you'd like it addressed to your LJ username or your real name (which you might need to let me know - certainly, don't assume I know it!); and let me know if you'd also like us to include your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/partner in the seasonal greetings. And if you're doing a similar Christmas card LJ post, please point me to an entry where I can leave our address. (Actually, you'll probably get our change of address card in with the Christmas card).
David & Sarah.
ETA: Helps if I do actually remember to screen the comments. *headdesk*
I sort of made a decision when I woke up this morning that today was going to be the start of the rest of my life, and I was going to start actually getting a bit properly organised.
I didn't quite succeed, but I guess I made a bit of a start. Still a way to go, but anyway. Just a case of drawing up a list of things to do, including writing three diary entries (well, I managed two), doing some reading (I did some, but nowhere near all of it), getting some Sky+ work done (sorted, but I had a bit of a head start, having done most of it overnight or yesterday).
This evening, after Sarah came home from work, we went shopping at the main Tesco, but after that we were too late getting home for me to really want to cook anything. So my plans went a bit down the dumper.
Anyway, this evening I watched University Challenge followed by Only Connect (a Children in Need special edition which I'll probably keep), and then Sarah started watching one of her programmes that was on tonight, part of the Glory of Greece season. Unfortunately, as she was watching something started playing up with the Sky+ box - the picture froze, and the red record light and the blue play light stayed on but didn't do anything. When I woke up at about 3:00am it was still like that, so I tried a hard boot, after which the two programmes we'd been recording that evening hadn't worked and also the lights at the front of the box that tell you whether it's on and what it's doing weren't lighting up. Which is slightly annoying, but at least it does actually seem to be working now.