Mmmm… Donuts

(Homer Simpson quote, hence the lazy American spelling…) I work for a wonderful company. They buy us cakes and doughnuts every Friday. Cream filled, chocolate covered doughnuts. Damn, should’ve washed my hands before typing, keyboard all sticky..

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Lunchtime reading

As predicted I’ve finished my ‘work’ already, so I can push on to other things, which is good as they are usually the things that get dropped first. However I’ve decided on an early lunch and a quick surf first, and I thought I would share the fruits of my labour with you: The art of creating a legend – spotted this one Sunday then got distracted. Very interesting piece: “Does the novel have to deepen the psychology of its heroes?” As a recent starter of The Count of Monte Cristo (cast aside for a couple of much easier, beach style, novels) I will certainly be picking it up again. It also made me think of a book I read …

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Yawn

Working at home today. Which is good. However as usual I fell into my trap of deciding to do some work last night, so I could get a bit of a lie-in. Of course it doesn’t work that way, never has, I just keep forgetting. So, turned off the laptop at 00:34 last night, and yes my alarm clock went off at the usual time of 06:45. This was after Louise ‘checked’ that I was in bed last night by slapping me on the arm at 4 a.m., an activity she has done before and which takes me 30 mins to get back to sleep afterwards, once my pulse has come down from the stratosphere. She insists that she sleeps …

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Science IS Cool

If I told you that Light Emitting Polymer will be the next ‘cool’ gadget to have (quotes around cool in case you don’t think gadgets are, by definition, cool. Of course no-one like that actually exists so I guess it’s a bit defunct, anyway I digress…) you’d probably tell me I was mad.. I say, Ohhh reeeallly…..

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The end of the world is nigh

OK, not quite, but I’m still amazed at the number of people who get caught by email viruses. If in doubt, don’t open the attachment. Simple, or so you would think. These worst case virus scenarios are a bit scary though, I might have to revise my working practises.

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Miscellany

Minority Report. Further to my comments, Mr.Sippey has delved a bit further into some of the issues, and prompted an interesting discussion about all things in the ‘projected future’. Single-Use Credit Card Numbers. Mentioned in today’s Lockergnome newsletter, these sound very clever and I’m not sure why they aren’t publicised more, probably a lot more work for the credit card companies (I mean they are busy enough already, do you know how much processing it takes to charge someone £25 for daring to venture 42p over their credit limit…?! Sorry different story). Hey Jennie, you reading this? The Weblog Review. The more Gert mentions it, the better the idea sounds. She’s written two reviews so far, but there are many, …

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Half full or half empty?

When considering the adage about half full or half empty glasses, I have to admit that my usual question concerns the person who bought the glass in the first place. If they had bought a smaller glass then the same amount of liquid would have filled it… Ohhh I think I see where my ‘attitude’ problem is… *sighs*

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BBL

A random comment made by someone in our office as they walked past my desk has just wasted 15 minutes of my lunch: … and then he picked out some lint from his belly button How does it get there? Why is it, almost always, blue? Some extensive research later and gleaned some interesting facts: Professor Wil’s theory of BBL – The comedian Wil Anderson (also known as Professor Wil) has his own theory of BBL. He claims that the body hates colours, and will expel them through the nearest orifice. So green snot leaves via the nostrils, brown faeces via the anus, yellow urine via the urethra and, yes, blue Belly Button Lint via the belly button. Peter Johnson …

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How to find me

OK last post for tonight, some search referrers: I appear 3rd on Google if you search for “naked chicks with no payment needed” . 159th if you search on Yahoo for “Lynda Bellingham” – the question now being, did that person click on ALL 159 links? I, again, appear 3rd on Google for the search of “Scruples Dumbarton“, where I will be dining on Friday night. Very spooky (as Mother would say). And I’m not even gonna bother with the rather repetitive “Kylie’s bum pics” or “Women kicking men in the nuts” searches, surely they’ve realised by now that they ain’t gonna find either here… ehhh except the first one of course.

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