Advice

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If I was asked to offer one piece of advice, it’d be this: Life’s too short. I’m not going to elaborate, but there is a bit of a tiff going on and ultimately my view is that agreeing to disagree may stick on your throat but if you know the argument will lead nowhere then.. well life’s too short. That is all.

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Ant Weddings

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Walking to the train station this evening I, and my fellow “must get home as quickly as possible so I’ll be rude and barge past everyone” commuters, were accosted by swarms of flying ants. Swarms as in hundreds of the wee buggers, several of which made it onto our train. Luckily I didn’t end up almost eating one like the guy across the aisle from me.. but then I wasn’t snoring either. The look on his face was priceless it has to be said, and several of us sitting near him were struggling to surpress giggles, having just shared “christ, he’s loud” glances and raised eyebrows minutes before. I had a nice ham salad for dinner. Hold the ants.

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Observed

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A one-legged man in a wheelchair, asleep. A bottle of gin propped in his lap. A Hare Krishna being told to piss off when asking someone to smile. A large heavyset man, tattoos and scars in abundance, carrying a floral dress on a hanger. Hundreds of people like me, wandering lost in a city at lunchtime. Observing. I wonder what they think of me?

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Rant

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Last week a colleague decided to make his laptop a cup of tea. The laptop didn’t like it (not enough milk I think) and threw a hissy fit* before going in the huff. He needed a laptop similar to his to take with him on a business trip this week and, as I was off for three days last week, I offered mine to allow him time to get it all setup properly. Ain’t I nice. The deal was that his laptop (the one in the huff) would be sent away (presumably for therapy and group hugs) and I’d take it when it came back. I figured if it was sent away on Wednesday last week then I’d have a …

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Have it off

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I walked through the doors to the waiting room at 9.28 a.m. I told the receptionist that I was there to see Dr.Fulton, she checked her records, handed me my folder (they still use paper, how quaint), and told me to go straight down to room eight. I wander down the corridor, glance at my watch and see it’s now precisely 9.30 a.m. I knock on the door and I’m ushered in. Two minutes later I’m walking back out of the surgery, having had my mole checked, to await an appointment to have it removed. I could almost feel the glares of the people who were in the waiting room, who were STILL in the waiting room. I was *this* …

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Not too late

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Completely forgot about this. No Blogathon this year but there was a blog project thingy.. anyhooo… I had meant to post a link and try and guilt you all into donating but… well hopefully it’s not to late to mention. Francesca is the ladies name, and she is blogging for the Depression Alliance. Zed and Jennie brought her to my attention, but alas it slipped my mind. However I think there may still be time to get over there and donate.

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Spiderman 2

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Well that was quite good. Nothing brilliant but it hit the right spots. The action scenes are MUCH better than the first one, and there is even a little character development. The ‘tortured soul’ that is Spiderman is more to the fore, and aside from some rather twee and obvious speeches (just to make sure we ‘get’ it) it’s all handled well. Here’s hoping the third one is a bit lighter, and we get some more of those corny one-liners that Spidey is famous for… ohh and whilst I remember, Alfred Molina was great, and Kirsten Dunst once again ends up in a nipple-chillingly wet dress. This is a good thing, and they’d better included it in the third movie.

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Spiderman 2

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Spiderman 2 Well that was quite good. Nothing brilliant but it hit the right spots. The action scenes are MUCH better than the first one, and there is even a little character development. The ‘tortured soul’ that is Spiderman is more to the fore, and aside from some rather twee and obvious speeches (just to make sure we ‘get’ it) it’s all handled well. Here’s hoping the third one is a bit lighter, and we get some more of those corny one-liners that Spidey is famous for… ohh and whilst I remember, Alfred Molina was great, and Kirsten Dunst once again ends up in a nipple-chillingly wet dress. This is a good thing, and they’d better included it in the …

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