Month: October 2002


A quick recap.

I injured my ankle on Thursday 17th October (my birthday, what a great present!). Since then I’ve been laid up at home. I still can’t walk properly but at least I can move around.

So much so, I’m being taken out for dinner and a movie tonight, having missed them for my birthday. I’m so excited! (And I just can’t hide it.. I know I know I know I know I know I want you, I want you… sorry)

So dinner… ehh somewhere.. and Road to Perdition.

Added bonus – no screaming, dressed up, weans to contend with. 29 of the little beggars arrived at our door last year, shouting ‘Trick or Treat’. Aside from the numbers (there are only 7 or 8 kids who live in our cul-de-sac) I was a bit peeved at the Americanism. Globalization sure starts early these days.

Strange thoughts

I’ve said before that I do this (maintain this website) for me. So how come I feel slightly guilty for hardly touching it for a week?

The weird thing is that I feel and think exactly the same when some of my regular reads go on hiatus (take a hiatus? what’s the correct usage here?).

I visit many sites every day, some twice a day. I’ll visit, read any updates and move on. If the site hasn’t been updated, I’ll go back and check it. Day after day. Slowly getting annoyed that the person who’s site it is didn’t have the courtesy to let us know where he/she is… but why do I think that they should? Ask anyone who maintains a ‘blog’ and they will tell you that it is not the most important thing in their life. Quite right too. So why do I attach the same emotions and thoughts to it as I do to my friends and family?

I should, at this point, mention that I am easily the world’s worst at keeping in touch. I live near one of my work colleagues and we’ve become good friends. I give her a lift into work most mornings, and now consider her a close friend. Yet I hardly contacted her at all last week.

Now I know that’s what friends are for… putting up with the bad bits, and helping you enjoy the good, but I do have a tendency to take my friends for granted.

So to all my friends, whether I know you personally, or just through this medium, I apologise, in retrospect and advance, for being a crap friend.

Mind you, on the other hand, you don’t contact me all that often either… 😉


How are you?

It feels odd having been ‘away’ for a week or so. My ankle is healing, although still very stiff and bruised. I’ll be at home all week but hope to spend some more time on the PC catching up (soooo much catching up). If you’ve sent me an email I apologise I’ll get round to replying as soon as I can.

Other than that, not a lot for me to say really. Spent the most of last week lying on the couch with my right leg raised. Watching TV/DVDs and reading (Cold Six Thousand at the moment). Thankfully we are getting Discovery channels free this month, courtesy of those nice people at Telewest (we just have the basic package as we really don’t watch that much TV), so I’ve not had to suffer too much daytime TV.

TV wise, the highlight of the week was definitely Professor Robert Winston’s new show Human Instinct. Fascinating and original, well worth watching. The new series of The Soprano’s started well, and I’ve managed to watch a few old Hitchcock movies as well (The man who new too much on DVD, and finally got around to watching Notorious which I had taped last Xmas sometime…). Other film related watching included the AFI’s 100 most thrilling American movies which was must better than I expected but still featured a few suspect choices for my taste.

Hopefully next week I’ll be able to comment on something else (like what you guys have been up to!)

STILL sore

But getting better. More blogging next week as I should be able to move around more by then.

Still sore

Doctor’s appointment on Friday, probably be off work next week as I still can’t put any weight on my right foot/ankle.

I am using the time constructively to hack through the pile of unread books I have, and staying away from the PC as much as I can (mainly because it is upstairs, and crawling upstairs really isn’t any fun..)

Ohh and thanks

Excuse me, my manners are appalling! MANY thank to everyone who wished me well last week.

Right, I’m off for some more painkillers.

Happy Birthday to me!

As I mentioned on Monday (somewhat obscurely), today is my birthday. I’m not going to say any more on the subject, because it’s my last year as a twenty-something and I certainly can’t waste a second.

And anyway, isn’t it a bit sad to be wishing yourself happy birthday?


Savouring the last days, pondering the new. Tomorrow will be another day, nothing particularly special, same as it was last year no doubt, but it’s a step forward again.

I just wish I knew where the steps were heading.

Today: Last day of being 28.

Two years old

Who’d a thunk it! Vaughan’s site – Wherever You Are – has been on the go for two years.

He has had a lot to say in two years, and no more so than today’s post, which I’m pretty sure sums up the thoughts of many who ‘blog’. Well said that man! Here’s to the next two years…