BAD bad

And finally… Good news and bad news. My sister is happy. This is good news. The bad news; A friend of mine recently had some distressing news concerning a car getting broken into, the guy who did it cutting himself and bleeding all over the interior over the car. My friend then drove the car home only to receive a call from the police helpfully informing her that, as the man himself stated when he was arrested minutes after breaking into her car (thanks to a chance police van that happened to be passing), the blood did have traces of HIV+ and Necrotizing Fasciitis (also known as Flesh-Eating Disease). I have struggled to find the right words for both here …

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Journoblogs

Blogger Manifesto “blogging is the first journalistic model that actually harnesses rather than merely exploits the true democratic nature of the web”. There has been a LOT written, about this activity of blogging, recently. Why people do it, where it is headed etc etc. I’ve read most of the major ones and, to be honest I can agree with them all. However I fear that the collective voice the bloggers represent is unlikely to become a reliable source of journalism or radically change the way news and information is handled. YES there has been an explosion recently, but I think it is more tied to the lack of direction the Internet has suddenly developed (no more vortals.. eh what’s next?). …

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Tight Fit

Heading to Greens Gym tonight to join (especially as the joining fee is currently being waived). I get a discounted rate through my company (which is very nice of them). Looks like I’ll soon be torturing myself on various impliments referred to as, I believe, exercise machines. Ohhh the joys… Bit of late night shopping first, after a beer or two. Busy night ahead.

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Positive

I have come to accept that, by nature, I am pessimistic. I’m definitely a “glass half full” kinda guy. This does tend to make me more cautious and careful about a lot of things, as I can see the downside far easier than the up. Obviously in some places this is a benefit, but increasingly I am becoming frustrated with my own pessimism. I’m pretty sure, although it’s not the kind of thing you ask people nor the kind of thing people will volunteer, that I’m viewed as selfish (which is true) and usually on a bit of downer (or constantly negative) and I wouldn’t imagine I’m cultivating the image of being ‘upbeat’ and ‘positive’. I want to be positive. …

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Answers

Questions for the day… 1. What celebrity do you most admire and why? Difficult to pinpoint, but anyone who receives that amount of attention and remains down-to-earth and genuine, Brad Pitt, Mel Gibson, seem to fit this category. 2. What celebrity do you like best for their fashion? Jennifer Lopez always looks good, Brad Pitt dresses well. Hell what do you want me to say – I’m a guy! 3. Who is your favorite celebrity couple or what two celebrities do you think should hook up? If I paid enough attention I might be better placed for an answer – how are Tom Cruise and that Nicole woman doing these days, they seem quite well matched… 4. What celebrity reminds …

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Linkeroo

Just updating some referrer links (if I link them here I’ll remember to update the Visit page tomorrow) TeamMonkey Blogatelle If you’ve linked to me – let me know and I’ll happily reciprocate (and that’s enough big words for tonight). Bedtime.

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Internet time

Louise was hogging the PC tonight – well ok she was on it for about an hour, but that’s WAY too much. Anyway, she was participating in a Live chat with that ‘nice gardening man off the telly’ Alan Titchmarsh. Her first time in a chat room and she couldn’t believe that she had been on for an hour. Now she knows why I’ll still be sitting here at midnight! 😉

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