Survived

Well a second game of 5-a-side has been survived. With no cramps, just a bit of a niggle from Tuesday but I can live with that. Firstly, thanks to all for your suggestions, I was aware of most of them but the potassium and calcium ones were new. Anyway, I had a packet of salt and vinegar crisps mid-afternoon, drank plenty of water and had a banana about an hour before we played. So.. emm.. that means that one or all of those solutions worked for me. Ohh and before anyone asks, I ALWAYS stretch before and after, I learnt that one years ago. If you also get cramp, you might find the following links useful, particularly the first one: …

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Remember to Vote

Today’s the day (unless you are one of the ‘postal’ voters who didn’t actually receive your polling card) to take part in what the Beeb are calling: Vote 2004 (original title there, who thought up that one?) Now, what are your thoughts on spoiling your ballot paper? I seem to recall that the addition of a “none of the above” option was suggested a few years back, whatever happened to that idea? Either way, make sure you vote!

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Archives borked

Working on permalinks/archive pages at the moment. Why doesn’t Blogger let you use a different template for archived pages??!!!!! Sod it, back to the old style archives. At least for the moment.

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And then…

… I realised I couldn’t remember where I’d said it. Was it on my site? In a comment somewhere? Had I spoken it aloud? Now I know my memory is bad but this kind of ‘internet haze’ is becoming quite alarming. Take, for example, a typical surfing session. Check my email, check my site, read any comments and respond, check some sites via the blogroll (or two). Then it’s onto the news and ‘miscellany’ sites. If anything is noteworthy, open it in a new tab in Firefox to be read, or blogged about, later. Only thing is, I’m beginning to lose track of where, and what, I’ve commented on, and how I found it. Anyone else experiencing this? It’s almost …

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Cramp

5-a-side on a muggy, hot day is always fun. Getting cramp in my left calf muscle isn’t. So, anyone got any cures? Or any theories as to why I always get cramp in my calfs? (NO baby cow jokes please!)

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Radar O'Reilly

Transit of Venus, dying young, iTunes Music Store Europe? And can anyone explain to me why spiders turn upside down when they die (of natural causes, not by being stood on obviously…). Do they, in their death throes suddenly leap onto their backs and curl up?

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Day After Tomorrow

Day After Tomorrow What can I say. It’s a special effects movie. The special effects are very very good. The acting is adequate given that the script and any pretense at a story are sadly ignored. Worth a watch if only for the effects.

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Recap

D-Day commemorations, Ronald Reagan R.I.P., Supporting England, The Day After Tomorrow. And, whilst checking I’d locked the back door, standing, in bare feet, on a large and unseen spider.

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