One of us

New kids on the blog. You HAVE read it, right? What I really like is the way the main subject handles it.. blithely mentioning it before posting about trying to wash using hair conditioner. True class. P.S. I created that little BdJ image – so can I hang onto the tails of this publicity? No? Please?

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My Family

Farmer’s market wasn’t up to much, I imagine it will be better as we move towards summer. The antiques fair was VERY serious, spotted several nice things and actually pondered pay £450 for one of them but decided against it… we’d like to eat this month, and next. But the highlight of the day has been the three ladies in my family. I love them dearly but they can all be a little… let’s say… scatterbrained. Example 1 – My WifeOn the way home we were stopped at a set of lights on the road Louise takes to work. There are some fairly major roadworks going on at the moment. Just before the lights changed to green, a fire engine …

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Farming antiques

It worked! The rubber sheet (about 5 cm thick) under the washing machine did the trick. Cheers Keith! So today (well once I’ve gone to bed and gotten back up) we’ll be driving through to my parents and then on to Loch Lomond for the farmer’s market and an antiques fair. Then it’ll be lunch and Sunday papers, then coffee at Louise’s sisters and a leisurely afternoon/evening to follow I think. Should really try and get to the cinema though.. but what to see? Monster? Open Range? The Passion of the Christ? Starsky & Hutch? What say you? (Remember we are not horror fans so no point telling us to go see Dawn of the Dead. SHAUN of the Dead …

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Grand National

Oops, almost forgot. Grand National in about 10 minutes or so… ohh it appears to be late starting… Not a horse racing fan to be honest but I don’t mind a 50p flutter in the office sweepstake. Just wish I could remember which horses I pulled out of the hat! Bear on Board? Clan Royal? Update: Still can’t recall which horses I had but I don’t think I had the winner, Amberleigh House. Hope none of the riders or horses were injured this year.

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Lastest greatest?

I can’t keep up. Orkut, Kinja, Bloglines, GMail, the list goes on, and doesn’t seem to be slowing any. I’ve signed up to all of the aforementioned services (except Gmail as it ain’t open yet) but I’m beginning to question why. I’ve rarely looked back at Orkut after the initial 2-3 week novelty period wore off. Kinja looks interesting but has been launched too soon in my opinion (might be the ‘stayer’ of the bunch though) although that hasn’t stopped me signing up there. Bloglines I came across a while ago and only revisited over the last month as the number of referrers from it are steadily rising. Orkut aside, the big problem I have with Kinja and Bloglines isn’t …

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Loon

Yesterday I received an email from a friend, who lives in London, asking me, amongst other things if I was working today. Here is the ‘abbreviated’ email exchange: K: Whereabouts is your office in Glasgow? Me: Near the Casino on the river – next door to BT office.. why?K: Casino in Glasgow? I know where the BT office is, what is the address?Me: [OFFICE ADDRESS DELETED] WHY!!!!!!!K: Are you in the office tomorrow?Me: Yes. Stop teasing and tell me why!K: You will find out tomorrow.Me: It’s nothing that would get me sacked… right?K: Depends how strict your boss is… Me: Hmmmm deeply suspicious….K: However it might be an idea for you to drive to work tomorrow, now that I think …

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Woof Woof

Friends of ours stay on a private road, so private that it’s little more than an earthy, gravel track that winds through some trees before you are suddenly confronted with two ‘new build’ houses which have recently sprung up, a few metres on you turn in to get to our friend’s house. The entrance to this track, and the first 100 metres or so of it, are visible from the road you turn off, and then it veers right behind some trees and at that corner is the first ‘new build’ house. Presumably the couple who stopped their car in the middle of the track thought it was just a gravel track that led nowhere. I say presumably because I …

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Shut up

I’m not a morning person. I thought everyone knew this? Well everyone except Little Miss Loudgob and her mates who get on at Newton and yak at high volume the whole way to Glasgow Central. OK, it’s only 20 minutes or so but… SHUT UP!! In other news – very busy. New author (re)joining us today. Much to do. TTFN.

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