Childlike

Glasgow Fair Monday, there are small wispy clouds dotting the blue sky, it’s sunny and warm. I’m working. What is wrong with this picture? Really need a holiday, and chance to re-focus and gather my thoughts. The last two months have been crazy, lots of change at work, lots of change at home (new house). So much going on. I’ve got a list of things I want to do on my desk. Basic routine stuff much of it, defrag my PC, clean it out at bit, install some new progs I’ve had sitting about for ages. Start work on a couple of projects, convert my CD database to a new format, etc etc. Unfortunately I’m having to be all grown …

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Underworld

Don DeLillo’s Bum Luck – interesting article. I’ve still to finish Underworld, it’s one of those books I pick up and put down every couple of weeks, and I’ve probably spent more time re-reading it than anything else. Wonder if Caterina has read it…?

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Wee sis

My sister is at university, achieving what I never did (yes I’m a dropout). I’m so proud of her, and love her so much, it hurts to hear her bad news. She may have to alter the direction of her course as she can’t get to do one of the modules she really wanted to do. And I’m powerless to help her. I reassure myself that she is smart, kind and will have a good life no matter what it throws at her, the attitude she has is a gift, and it will get her through most things. But I just want to give her a hug.

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Wellbeing

My employers have started a Wellness scheme. All the (voluntary) participants have to undertake a physical examination, which will gain us a rating and a set of goals to achieve personal ‘wellness’. What intrigues me is how the mind and body are so inextricably linked. If I am physically tired and sore, I don’t think straight, and don’t function 100%. If I am really tired I get emotional. I get a lump in my throat at the slightest schmaltzy thing on T.V. I also heard an article on the radio about a primary school that has introduced T’ai Chi at their morning assembly. The aim is to ensure the kids are fit and healthy and can concentrate and learn in …

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Patterned snooze

Can anyone help me figure out how much sleep I really need? A ‘typical’ night for me is to get to bed at about 11:30 pm and get up at 7:00 am. Last night I was in bed by 10:00 pm and I’m STILL knackered. Hence the reason I am questioning my thoughts at the moment. Is it because I’m tired that I don’t seem to care? Is it laziness that stops me doing anything? Again I promised to do some stuff from someone, and again, I’ve not even contemplated starting it. Is it any wonder I run short of friends. Any wonder that I don’t seem to ‘connect’ to people any more? Am I headed back down that path …

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Weekender

Quiet weekend. Relaxed. Did some packing (27th July can’t come quick enough now). Spent Saturday wandering round shops and garden centres (exciting, huh..) dreaming about our new garden, and what we are going to do, we figure we’ll need to get about 3 acres to fit in the pool, basketball court, etc etc. We also rented three movies, the type we never really got around to seeing at the cinema. 1. Unbreakable: Hmmmm, strange, watchable but strange. 2. Girl, Interrupted: Excellent, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen Winona Ryder in anything and I’d forgotten how good she is. Angelina Jolie was, as she was rewarded, mesmerising, playing the powerful yet powerless Lisa. 3. High Fidelity: disappointing after the …

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Dirty

//: P O R N O L I Z E . C O M :// Not what it sounds, but I should warn you it does involve adult themes and humour not too mention bad language. If you are easily offended don’t go, if you’re not then have a good laugh (just don’t put this site through it!)

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Stay Cool

Get lost, no I mean it in a nice way… This site has been a regular haunt of mine for, well over a year at least, and I still rely on it to make me look ‘cool’ (Hey guys, you seen this site… Wow man, that’s amazing, how do you find these?) – so I suppose I owe Jennett a beer or five, and a whole heap of thanks for his work. Just wish I was that dedicated!

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