Month: October 2000

Nice quiet

Nice quiet weekend, and a nice quiet week (so far). Caught up with some friends, survived a less than wild night on Friday, and hoping to do some Xmas shopping tomorrow (urgh).

How are you?


The weekend looms, a night out, some drinks, a hangover. I love Fridays.


A girl’s game. Yet somehow I’ve been roped into playing at lunchtime today. Not quite sure what to expect….

Without getting into specifics, it’s always nice when someone else holds up there hand and says – “sorry, I made a booboo..” It’s twice as sweet when it’s the taxman, and he includes a cheque! Mind you it does introduce the problem of what to spend it on.. .bummer eh?! 😉

Ohh and no ‘affordable’ internet connection at home yet, awaiting SurfTime details – then I’ll polish off the re-design and post it.

Future now

I ache. As usual I did too much in the gym on Wednesday, so my shoulders and arms are stiff and sore. The pain in my legs is nothing new and I’m used to it. We play football every Thursday (should I say soccer? Hell no!) and every Friday I’m stiff – is regular exercise not supposed to improve this? Mind you the game of netball on Tuesday should prove fun…

Looks like I’ll soon have SurfTime (Evenings and Weekends) setup – for those outside the UK, it is an unmetered service offered by BT and chosen ISPs. Unfortunately everytime an ISP launches an affordable 24/7 unmetered package the end up pulling it, or poorly implementing it because “some people abuse it, staying online for 16 hours at a time…”. I kinda thought that was the whole point… so I could have my PC online all the time and harness the power of the Internet. Have news delivered instantly, have my fridge order milk when I run out, etc etc. Or at the very least allow me to melt my retinas playing Half-Life! 😉

One year older

Happy Birthday to me…. Happy Birthday to me… Happy BIRRTHHHDAYY too meeeEEEEE… Happy Birthday to Meeeeee…. .ahem, thank you.


I’ve always been able to make the separation between a business decision and a personal decision. I’m pretty good at stepping back and seeing the bigger picture. It’s one thing being passionate and ‘caring’ about your work, it’s another to close your mind and concentrate your focus wholly on it.

I’ve found myself more and more inclined to fall into a kind of loafish, lazy attitude recently. Topped off with manic bursts of productivity. I think now would be a good time to re-take the Belbin tests – see how I’ve changed. I much more prefer the ideas and implementation stage of projects, but then I don’t think that’s a new thing.

I need to start writing stuff down more, I’ve been toying with a section or site dedicated to my ‘professional’ head – there must be SomeTHiNG in there that would be of use to others… right? Right!!??

Ohhh, Happy Birthday Alan M. – and anyone else who shares a birthday with him… there must be somebody…


Kinda cloudy this morning, I preferred yesterday’s blue skys… mind you I prefer this mornings 7 degrees to yesterdays 3!

I like this time of year, the trees are turning, and you can start wearing those big comfy jumpers… drink hot chocolate… and take long hot showers whilst trying to steam the wallpaper off… yeah must admit – I like Autumn.

Started thinking about when I will retire? When will I retire? is one of the first questions I need to get fixed in my head. I must sort out my pension.


I normally miss them – TV moments… Judy Finnegan provided last nights eyeful. No more need be said methinks 😉

I’m lacking inspiration at the moment. Started playing about with a WinAmp skin, end result less than ordinary… same happened for NextStart and WindowBlinds. I’m now wondering about the new website design… *sighs*