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Foppin Friday

In what is fast becoming a monthly tradition (well every tradition has to start somewhere) I took myself to FOPP at lunchtime. I managed to stay within my self-allotted 30 minutes/£30 limit as well. The following purchases were made: Busta Rhymes – Turn it up! The very best of. The Legendary songs of Cole Porter – Various Artists (Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and the like). R.E.M. – Dead Letter Office. Sheryl Crow – C’mon C’mon. Retrospective: Best of Suzanne Vega. Hmm quite a musical day really. Tonight it’s off to the pub to meet up with my mates. Not seen them since December so plenty of catching up to do, and no doubt plenty of Guinness as well. …

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Morning meme

The last 20 tracks broadcast forth from my Harman/Kardon speakers (from iTunes Library on shuffle) were: Gil Scott-Heron – Did you hear what they said Billy Joel – It’s still Rock and Roll to me Ike & Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits Kylie vs Moloko – Bring it back in your eyes Broken Social Scene – KC Accidental The Chemical Brothers – In Dust We Trust Gary Moore – Jumpin’ at shadows Suede – Trash Morcheeba – Can’t stand it Bob Dylan – Oh, sister Dannii Minogue – Put the needle on it The Drifters – Kissin’ in the back row of the movies White Stripes – Let’s build a home Madonna – Intervention The Beatles – Yesterday Deltron …

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Troubled? Diva!

He may be on his way back… yes the rumours are true. But before we can, weepingly, embrace him back into the fold we need to convince him that we have been reading his archives religiously in his absence (er… well I’ve read a little…). 120 questions to be answered by 120 different bloggers – just need to search his archives and plonk in an answer. Go there now – for the love of all things blog-goodyness! go now! – and take part in: The Great Troubled Diva Shall I Or Shan’t I Start Blogging Again? Potential Act Of Monumental Hubris Comprehension Test

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Gladly? Why!

I mentioned a while back that I’d been invited to become a moderator on the Haloscan forum. I’m pretty comfortable with HTML, CSS, Javascript and the way the commenting system works, so I thought it would be a good chance to ‘give back’. But I forgot that people are morons. No not everyone, and I guess, really, they aren’t morons … let me start over. I’m not a patient kind of guy. In my line of work the only person I really need to explain things to is me or my team. Now as I hired everyone in my team (yeah yeah it’s a team of one at the moment, but it did get all the way up to 5 …

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Home

I grew up with a dog. No, not JUST a dog… She was part of the family, always there, she went everywhere with us for the most part. She was a bit daft, as golden retrievers are prone to be, but she didn’t have a nasty bone in her body. She loved giving people presents (including the oft recalled ‘tortoise incident’). I miss my dog. I miss taking her out for walks. Brushing her, playing in the back garden, taking her to the park. I miss Sintra. The nearest park to us was Levengrove (Dumbarton Common was the nearest piece of ground but was surrounded by roads) and every weekend, and some week nights, we’d pile into the car and …

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Finally!

I wasn’t allowed one. It wasn’t a sensible choice. I knew that. I’m not sure if I even asked or pleaded or begged in the usual “I want, I want, I want, I want…” way that kids have perfected (I’ve tried similar techniques recently as I want to get a new car… the reaction from my wife is… well it isn’t the one I wanted. I digress.) So here I am. A thirty-something with disposable income. So imagine my elation this morning when I read in the paper that: “Classic Chopper makes a comeback” At last. I can own the bike that was cooler than cool. Although there are a couple of potential disappointments that I’ve already spotted. Firstly the …

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KY required?

Jeepers it’s been quiet round here today. I don’t just mean the few comments on my riveting posting.. I mean generally numbers are down by 40 – 50 or the usual. Has there been issues getting into the site? Just curious… Stats whore? Me?? Anyway, I promise to try and be a bit more positive tomorrow. But hey, that’s what you get when you read a personal site. Ups and downs. Good and bad. In sickness and in health. I do.

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To PC or not to PC*

* PC – Politically Correct Brian has a bit of a dilemma for you: It concerns the “issue of people with behavioural problems being in public places”. Interesting one this. No correct answer I guess, just a situation to be handled with great tact. Go and leave some comments at his site.

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