Trackbacks baby!

HaloScan reaches 100,000 registered members and now offers trackbacks! I’d been beta-testing it this week and whilst I don’t expect it to be used as readily as the comments feature I’ll leave it on for the meantime. Congrats to Jeevan at Haloscan. What started as a hobby, and is still maintained while he attends classes, is fast becoming the essential Blogger add-on. Wonder if Google will give him a job?

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Sea of Red

Did The Darkness deserve their awards? When will we hear the promised collaboration between Jamie Cullum and The Neptunes? Are Dido, Daniel BeDING!field and Busted the best we can offer… really?? And, more to the point, how hot was Scarlett Johansson. I’m developing a serious crush, and she could soon join Lisa Snowdon, Helena Christensen, Angelina Jolie, and Beyonce in my all time top 5, Kylie had better watch out. In saying that, Ms.Johansson didn’t come across too well in the little ‘after-show’ bit with the ubiquitous Kate Thornton (currently languishing in 7th spot) but Jamie Cullum did:“Are you drunk?”“err.. yeah.. are we live? Ohh Jesus Christ….” I especially liked the way he re-appeared with a bottle of champagne and …

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Uhhh huuhhh I ink ho oo

Hundreds queue for NHS dentists. Visited the dental hygientist this morning. We ‘went private’ a couple of years ago, mainly because I’d rather pay £15 a month and receive the excellent service we were used to than switch to another NHS dentist and have my teeth hacked to bits by a moron (not that I’m speaking from experience, well OK, I am…). I have to say that my dentist and her staff are excellent. Lesley (my dentist) is very astute and recognised immediately that sitting in a dentist’s chair wasn’t my favourite place in the world, although I think the fact that I was whiter than white, shaking slightly and talking to myself (“she’s not a bad lady, she’s not …

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Bees in Utopia

I’m not a big watcher of TV, the usual stuff leaves me cold, hence my request last week for some suggested watching. Needless to say that I only tried one new show last week (Jake 2.0 which was.. well not very stimulating). Being off work and having the TV completely to myself has it’s bonuses though, the documentary channels get hit quite hard, and I’ve been catching up on 24, and kicked off a few downloads of Angels in America (something I’d meant to watch but, once again, didn’t). However tonight, on BBC at 7.30pm, I’ll try and remember to watch “Bee in your Bonnet”. Maybe. I dunno, the ideal behind it is good, but I get the feeling this …

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Ketchup

Pulp Fiction, one of my favourite films… anyway, where was I…? Oh yes, All-Star game was fun. It’s a lot different from a regular season game, a lot more showboating, no-look passes, behind-the-back passes, alley-oops, outrageous dunks and the like. Shaq was deservedly MVP, although Jason Kidd’s no-look, scooped alley-oop was pass of the night. It was also good to find out the Sky are upping their coverage, two games at the weekend and a ‘magazine’ style show on a Thursday evening (on Sky Sports 3). Yesterday was spent randomly surfing, reading books and … well that’s about it. Today I’m pushing on with the Scottish Blogs re-design, and will be catching up on the blogs I missed yesterday. Makes …

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ZZzzzzz

Still sleeping. Got to bed at 5 a.m. Somehow need to sort my sleep pattern so I can drive Louise to work tomorrow so I can have the car to run some errands. That’ll mean getting up at 7:45 ish… That’ll be fun.

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Ssshhhhh

Things will be quiet here tomorrow, I’ve got a day off work, have loads to do, and will be up until around 4 am watching the NBA ALL-STAR GAME 2004! Live. Not recorded. For the first time. I’m excited about this. More than I care to say And I’ve got to fill the next 3 hours or so until it starts!!

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GRRRR

It seems a certain site has been .. well.. link spamming sites?? I happened to check links to my site on Technorati today and spotted that the miniblog was linked to by a site titled “Paris Hilton Video”. I’m not going to link to it here, suffice to say it’s a blogspot site. Now, I’m aware of the Paris Hilton video, hell I’ve seen the damn thing (yawn-fest that it is), but I sure as hell didn’t link to it… So what’s this all about then? Why of course, if Google manipulation. That’s about it, not much else to say on this other than GRRRRRRR…

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Romantic as hell

Note: The following post contains romantic imagery. Those of a weakened romantic disposition should look away now. No flowers, or chocolates, just a drive to a cosy pub in Biggar, a roaring fire, and a wholesome pub lunch. A leisurely wander round the town and a meandering drive back, stopping to take pictures here and there (although when the sun began to dip, streaming through some clouds in the distance, could I find a place to stop the car? Could I hell..). Home for dinner, Beef Wellington, baby potatoes and mushrooms. All hand-made by yours truly. A rather delicious Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, and then a Chocolate and Almond Torte made by the missus. A few liqueurs, some music, some dancing, …

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