In more annoying news, I've developed a back pain in the muscles near my right shoulderblade. That's come on in the last few days, so I'm not sure what caused it; probably a cumulative effect of carrying my rucksack in one hand when it's got heavy books in it, rather than wearing it properly on my back. It's not too bad, but it does hurt if I do something energetic like turning my head to one side or rolling over in bed to see what time it is. I'm hoping that this will go away by itself, but if not then I guess I'll need to arrange a doctor's appointment.
Meanwhile, I went off to "A Country Affair" at Morden Hall Park yesterday, for SJA duty, and that went quite well. The events included Morris Dancers (fun to watch for a couple of minutes but a bit dull after that), ferret racing (a bit anticlimactic, but the ferrets did remind me of Kiki), and sheep shearing (quite impressive, particularly the way that it all came off in one big unit). Not something that I'd necessarily pay to go to, but a pleasant enough duty.
In the evening I (re)watched Independence Day, which is quite fun, for all its flaws. A couple of things that were interesting in retrospect (now that it's been 10 years since the film was made):
a) The actress who played the President's wife in that film went on to play the President in Battlestar Galactica.
b) Britain and Iraq are shown as allies; more generally, it's considered to be a bad thing when Iraq is being invaded.