Tattoo

I got my first tattoo when I was 21, the second when I was 23. I’ve yet to get a third. To this day I’m still not 100% sure why I got a tattoo, although I do know that I am happy with them and don’t regret the decision at all. Typically, if you ask someone why they got a tattoo you will get a variety of answers, but they are usually centred around the same thought “I wanted one, no-one forced me into it”. Not much of an answer really. Is it an act of rebellion? A way of showing you are nearer the ‘edge’ than others? (Although that just begs the question “The edge of what?”). There are …

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random thoughts from a small head

The rain. It rained yesterday. Let me rephrase, the weather had obviously had enough and decide it was gonna “get biblical on yo ass!” (Ya dig?). Official News about the Rain. Gert’s posting on the topic. (tee hee) ~ Batman vs Superman. The Movie. Seriously. ~ Meg asks if anyone has one and Nikki shows us hers. I have two, and don’t have pictures of either (will work on that). I am, of course, talking about Tattoos. I am slowly working towards something like the one Lenny Kravitz has, although not sure I have either the time or money for that…

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Caffeine

Caffeine boosts stress levels. It’s a terrible thing, having an addiction, and mine is a very mild one. My name is Gordon and I need a coffee in the morning. Is it psychological? Would de-caffeinated coffee work? This report makes me think that I should at least give it a try. In saying that I am down from about 4 or 5 cups a day to 2 or 3.

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80s Music

Vaughan asks whatever happened to… [fill in obscure 80s one-hit wonder band member] The first thing it kicked off for me was the memory of a track from my first ever record – a Long Player. The track was “A man called Marco” a small guitar piece from the Adam & the Ants album “Friend or Foe”. Kids, a Long Player was also called an album and was made of black vinyl. You put it on a turning plate thingy and placed a needle on an arm into the grooves made on the record (OK, now I have Madonna’s “Into the Groove” in my head … You can dance, for inspiration…). Those heady days. Will we ever see New Romance …

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Typing is hard

A colleague was just asking about why we use the QWERTY keyboard system, this prompted discussions about typing, and other keyboard layouts, such as the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard. Do YOU know how QWERTY came about? Neither did I.

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Obscene words

The Vocabula Review “Fuck” is an interesting word, linguistically speaking. It has the virtues of brevity, adaptability, expressiveness, and is understood universally. It has a huge number of synonyms, ranging from coy euphemisms to acceptable jocular equivalents to coarse vulgarities.

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