Month: June 2002

Rain, rain, go away…

I’m sitting in the midst of a VERY tidy office.

Some shopping this morning, and then home to be inside whilst the heavens opened. Yeuch.

Bonus: Didn’t have to cut the grass. Mind you as it now resembles more of a field of buttercups maybe that’s not such a good thing…< But we did get the office tidied. And we are off out tonight to a wedding reception. Ohh and we watched Spiderman last night. Wasn't too bad a way to spend a couple of hours. Thought Tobey Maguire was good, and I think the sequel will be better as they can let 'Spidey' emerge more as I thought it was lacking slightly in the witty one-liners department. Kirsten Dunst was good, I thought her portrayal of.. aww sod it, she's gorgeous. And if feels so much better to be able to say that now, unlike the first time I saw her and thought 'what a beautiful girl' (Interview with a Vampire).


As Richard Bloomfield points out, Scottish politicians will soon have a two month ‘recess’. In most other jobs, two months would be unheard of, so I’m guessing that whatever it is they spend their time doing can’t be THAT important or crucial. After all if it was, they wouldn’t be able to take so much time off?!

Or have I got it wrong again?


At home. Getting loads done.

Spiderman (at last) tonight.

Loads to do tomorrow (cut grass, get haircut, tidy office).

More later.


Site news

Updated the Visit page again, removed a few, added a few, hoped to not cause offense by placing site X after site Y, you know the kinda thing…

If I’ve missed you, or deleted you, or you think I’m missing out (the sites listed are my ‘regulars’) let me know.

Well I would’ve updated it if I could get an FTP connection, grrrrrrr.

Tentacle payment

There are a few smart cards here in the UK, but none have really grabbed the limelight. This story about Hong Kong Embracing the Octopus Card is fascinating, but somehow I don’t think it will catch on here in the UK. You can almost hear the whiney voiced objections from differing transport companies “But our system is already in place” “But it will costs us xxx more than them to implement”.


(snagged from rebecca’s pocket)


I’ve got a few thoughts whizzing round my head about the piece I just read over at Leaking Brain Fluid – “She, The Dreamer”. I’ll try and capture a few and write them down later, but for the meantime go and read it yourself..

Cartoon time

Whatever happened to the Animaniacs? They were a breath of fresh air a few years back introducing many new characters, none of which really took off. My mate has a few of their videos, hmmm might see if they are in the current HMV sale!

My favourite characters from the series? They’re dinky, they’re Pinky and the Brain…

Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?

La Cosa Nostra

How do you use your ‘fob’? Hmm maybe I should explain, or better still I’ll leave it to Davezilla. This site should come with some sort of warning, after all laughing so hard that hot coffee comes out your nose CAN’T be good.

I guess you could consider that a warning then…


Before I head off to count sheep (I’m not in the slightest bit tired but I’ll try) I just want to mention Tom Cruise. I live with a fan of his (OK scarily obsessed weirdo), and we found ourselves watching Liquid News to catch him at the UK premiere of his new film Minority Report (Ohh go find a link yourself…).

I was amazed that he spent almost two hours shaking hands, signing autographs and chatting with his fans. Yes I am aware that these things are ‘good press’ but he would’ve gotten good press for an hour’s work. He was definitely in control of proceedings, to the point where, having finally gotten him into the cinema (15 minutes late already), he stopped to chat to the Liquid News reporter. Cue frantic ‘cut’ signals in the background by his entourage, which he duly ignored until the poor reporter (the rather lovely Libby Porter) cut her questions short.

Nice to see what appeared to be a genuine gesture from such a well renowned ‘ego’.

OK you cynics, I’m off to bed, have at it!

Misc. Wanderings

Leanne is looking very nice these days, Chapter 2 of the naked novel is now online (via blogatelle), the stranger is quoting U2, Pinky has redecorated, and is enjoying the story from Murphy and the Bricks, based on a poem by Pat Cooksey ‘The Sick Note‘, Jennie has found her dream job (and works ‘ubergeek’ into her blog – show off!), Gert doesn’t come from Exeter, the ButtonMonkey gets ruthlessly efficient (and yes I am jealous, why can’t I be like that), I can sympathise with Caroline having had my ‘position made redundant’ twice in the past, and finally Amy mad me laugh – I hate that fart song game though…

Right, is that me all caught up? Ohh it isn’t.. well you can meander on down to my BlogRoll (right a bit then down), might see you there!