1984: Take 5

Big Brother has started again. Yes I watched. No I don’t care what you think of me… Mind you they are a weird and wonderful bunch this time round, I think the lesson’s from last season have been learned. I’ll try not to comment too much on it as I’ll no doubt get bored with it in a week or so then pick it up again with a few weeks left. The big question though: who will win? Kitten? Marco? Daniel? As long as it’s not the tosser from Hamilton!

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Uncle Huey says hi

As predicted I’m only now, at 7pm-ish, finally shaking off the hangover. Yesterday was a top day though, especially as the weather held and allowed us to sit out in the beer garden. Started at 2.30pm, was home by midnight. I think. The wife is insisting that she had to man-handle me up the stairs, undress me and put me to bed as I was too drunk to do so myself. Poppycock! Mind you I don’t remember a thing, so she may have been telling the truth…

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I love Scotland

I do, it’s true. Not in an overly patriotic kind of way though, that’d just be… I dunno… a bit too American (I’m kidding! sort of…). However it does have the tendency to piss me off, usually centred around the fast changing weather. Merely an hour ago it was glorious sunshine. By the time lunch had rolled around (rolled… get it..!) it is dank and dark. Going to make tomorrow’s afternoon trip to the pub a bit depressing, I’d hoped to be sitting in the beer garden.

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Forging ahead

My best mate is handing in his notice today and is off to startup his own company. I’d tell you what it is but I’m not 100% sure and it’s very specialised so I doubt you’d need his services anyway. He works in the Lighting industry (as in concert/stadium/T in the Park) and does clever things with computerised lighting design. Ohh look, I did manage to tell you. I’ll be giving him a hand with some web stuff soon, so more on that later. As it’s Friday, it’s time to look ahead to the weekend. The slightly longer than normally weekend for me as I’ve taken Monday off (we don’t get Bank Holidays as standard). First up, cakes this morning. …

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Devil's Advocate

Still can’t really muster up much enthusiasm or spare brain power at the moment. I did survive a game of 5-a-side (well 4-a-side actually) tonight, but now it’s 9.30pm and I’m completely drained. Mentally and physically. The only thought in my head is from a comment I made the other day, to a work colleague. I was asking him questions, deliberately playing devil’s advocate – I’m an argumentative bugger at the best of times but I was genuinely trying to help – and it got to a point where I had to point out that I was, indeed, playing devil’s advocate. Should I have to do that? What does it say about my work persona that I have to point …

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Retiring type

Peter, he of Naked Blog fame, is taking a break. Thank feck to be honest as he was showing me up for the talentless hack I am…. the added bonus is that we can all now talk about the grumpy old bugger and just delete his comments (if he deigns us worthy of leaving one that is). Seriously though, Peter, I hope you come back someday. Either way I hope the rocking chair holds up and that your mornings are filled with… well whatever floats your boat.

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Consumer advice

Lyle is moaning about those little “Contains” taglines films have these days (moaning is the wrong word I think, but it’s late and I’m knackered). So a little digging reveals that they are just an extension of that little grid you get on the back of videos/DVDs indicating the content of the movie: Consumer advice – or why a film or video has received a particular classification. So, if you had to provide a “Contains….” tagline for this site. What would it be? Prize for the best one.

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Limbering up

So congratulations to Porto for winning the Champions League. The new Chelsea manager seems like a bit of an odd bloke, so he’ll fit in at Stamford Bridge quite well. Anyhoo, we were visiting a friend tonight who is recuperating after an operation on her back, there was some talk of the details but thankfully my squeam-o-meter kicked in and disengaged my brain before any of them made it too far. Ick. Mind you, after four swift bottles of Corona I’m feeling a tad light-headed (christ, what a light-weight I’m becoming) so it’ll be off to bed for me soon. But not before I mention that I’ll be buying Jordan’s “autobiography” at the weekend. No, not for me, it’s been …

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