Offline

It’s been a funny old week here, I’ve posted more often than usual, and received some wonderfully thought provoking emails and comments which I will follow up at some point. But not now; I’m unplugging. See you Monday.

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When I was just a little girl*

Prompted by the Continuing tips for a three year old offered by ScorpioGirl: I’m not sure what age I was but I think (Mum can correct me) the pinnacle of my childhood career, in this area, was painting a radiator with nail polish. This was no ordinary radiator either, it was an old style one with a grill-like front (lots of tiny slots into which to push a small, nail polish sized, brush). If memory serves me right I used several bottles of nail polish (again Mum can correct here), and I was justifiably proud of my achievement. Strangely though, I don’t remember what my punishment was… one to ask Mum at the weekend. * It’s the line of song; …

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Woman's prerogative *

OK, I DO care, especially when a good argument is put forward, namely: “The BBC … by its very existence … serves to protect us from a level of commercial saturation that would destroy much of what we currently take for granted.” So when you put it like that… * No, I’m not a woman but a “Man’s prerogative ” doesn’t sound right.

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A few things

1. Just finished reading Eats, Shoots & Leaves. It’s smart, funny and reminds me that I really should pay more attention to my grammar on this ‘ere site. 2. I have received an email from Ron. He left some comments on yesterday’s post (Ikeaphobia) and has clarified a few things. Thanks for that Ron, I will respond to your email later today. 3. To the BBC; I know I should care about the resignations and worry about who will be appointed next but, frankly, I don’t (did you see that semicolon there, I’m a changed man I tell ya). 4. When trying to login to a well known online book store, check you are logging in to the UK site …

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Well *I* like it

Ikeaphobia and its discontents (via Anil Dash). Interesting article about why people complain about IKEA. Globalisation is the cry, and in an ideal world I agree with a lot of the ideas set forth in No Logo (for example). Big corporations buying and selling everything, and forcing the little guy out of business etc etc. It IS a bad thing, independant shops can offer more than a retail chain, and ideally it would be a level playing field. But I still sit at home in my Nike t-shirt, place my Adidas trainers on (one of) our IKEA coffee tables and sip my Starbucks. So that makes me an evil minion, right?

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Friendship

“That’s what friends are for…” Sang the vultures in Jungle Book, but hey, what do they know? It’s true though, friendship affords you all sorts of discretions, mistakes and assumptions. I’m not suggesting for a minute that friendships should be abused but let’s just say that they are fairly robust. Most of the time. So what to do when a friend does something you don’t agree with? Be there for them at all times, through thick and thin? Or is honesty the best policy? I don’t want to get into specifics here (although I’m pretty certain the people directly involved don’t read this) suffice to say that, in the immortal words of Han Solo: “I gotta bad feeling about this”. …

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Bucket of Shite

So, the government gets absolved of all wrong-doing yet again. Who’d have expected that, eh? And the report’s been done by a Lord, so it must all be kosher and above-board. *Yawn* Apathy continues, can’t be bothered making up my own content, thanks Lyle 😉

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Start Stop

ap.a.thy, noun:1. Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference. 2. Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness. Here, there, everywhere. Can’t be bothered. Want to go back to bed. Changes required? Probably, can’t be bothered with change. Catch-22. Funny book, bleak outlook. Outlook 2003 issues. Annoying and on to do list. List too long there. List too long here. No change, same old crap. Ohh and the sun is back out. Whoopee-fuckin-do (Don’t worry I’ll be fine later, when I get home)

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Altogether now

BLIZZARD!!! Feck, where did that come from? One minute blue skies, the next whiteout. Of course today is the first day for 3 weeks that I’ve NOT brought lunch in with me. Feck. Still, at least someone will be happy.

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9 things

“10 things I can’t be bothered to blog about” by diamond geezer. Awfully good of him as it saves me posting similar thoughts here (although I have mentioned THAT virus so it’s only really 9 things). Hmmm blogging by proxy, it could catch on…

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