Recovered

Blogger has eaten this post three times now, so… Saturday was great. Clay pigeon shooting – don’t see the appeal of guns, quadbiking – noisy, muddy machines, brilliant fun, and indoor paintballing – hurts like a bastard when you get hit on a soft fleshy bit (back of leg). Saturday night was food, beer and lap dancing. All good. Lap dancing wasn’t half as seedy as I thought it might be, even if it was the lower end club we ended up in. Sunday was a day of dozing on the couch and channel surfing. Not a bad way to spend your birthday. Took today off work to have a little me time. And have just picked up a voucher …

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Interrogation

I’m looking to add a bit more to the Scottish Blogs website and have always meant to start a “Featured Site” section, ideally this would rotate on a monthly basis. I am planning to have a Q&A session with the owner of each chosen site and post that along with a brief description. I’ve already got a short list of who will be the first few to feature, and I’ve got a few questions. Here’s where you guys come in. Taking a cue from the three interviews recently published by the Guardian (anonymous blogging: 1, 2, 3), I’ve compiled some questions already but I’m looking for more: When did you start your blog and why? Were other blogs an inspiration? …

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Survived

Nothing broken, strained or bruised. Now to get through Saturday in one piece and I’m laughing (well probably not as I’ll be hungover but you get what I mean). I’ll be asking for your help tomorrow, I’m compiling a list of questions for a ‘blogger interview’ for Scottish Blogs, so make sure you have your thinking caps on.

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Tempting

I’m playing 5-a-side tonight. First time in months, and I’m certainly not at my fittest. Considering the time of year I’m going to have to be extra careful as well. Why? Well:Three years ago I was too ill to blog.Two years ago I tore some ligaments in my ankle.Last year I was getting a cast removed. It’d be nice to get to Monday next week in one piece for a change.

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Hazy Shades

What a lovely morning. Still, calm and cool with a light fog sitting on the rooftops. The light seems to be slow and thick, and giving the buildings a certain murky foreboding as they loom out of the haze. Hopefully it will hang about until lunchtime so I can enjoy it again when I walk up to the bank. Ohh yes, forgot to mention, came home last night. Picked up the mail and found it contained a cheque for £100. Yay! I knew it was coming but had completely forgotten about it. It’s part of a government incentive to get people to upgrade their boilers to more efficient models – tied to the Kyoto Treaty – and will invested in …

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Vitamins

Bumped into someone I used to work with today. Chatted about her new company, waffled a bit about knowledge management, information architecture and the like. She wants to meet up for a proper meeting and discuss things in a bit more depth. I’m not holding my breath (we’re not meeting again for a couple of weeks) but could be interesting. Anything that helps exercise my brain to keep it nice and healthy is good. At the moment I’m stuck in a bit of a quagmire at work. It’s all stuff ‘that just needs done’ and is proving a bit of a drag. But hey, pays the bills and all that. Now, can anyone tell me what the correct terminology for …

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Cold feet

Here I sit, wondering why. Why haven’t I gone to bed yet? I SAID I was gonna get an early night as it was a real struggle getting up yesterday, but then it’s a real struggle most days at the moment. And that’s enough of that self-indulgent hoopla. My Mum emails to correct me (I knew she would) that it was Kirsty Wark NOT Louise Bachelor who interviewed her for the telly UPDATE: Scrub all of that she PHONED this time to tell me to read her emails properly, Louise Bachelor did the interview, Kirsty Wark directed/produced the piece, happy now mother? However I’ll level the score by reminding her that the reason I didn’t cut the grass on Sunday …

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Wading onwards

Louise has a cold. A phlegmy one meaning she’s snoring (more than normal anyway.. heh), and I’m beginning to get that tell-tale tickle at the back of my throat. Great. In other news, I was clearing out a cupboard last night and came across our old Sony MiniDisc car stereo. If anyone wants it, make me an offer, it’s in good condition, just hasn’t been used for about four years. Hell, I’ll throw in some blank minidiscs as well. If no-one wants it then it’ll be ebay time I think.

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Off the beaten

Quick aside: What is the point of having your wedding list available on a website, when you can’t actually see, or find, a description of what the cryptic product code means? John Lewis I’m looking at you! I don’t know what COPPER DIAM B/C is, when I click on the link you handily provide, I get a message saying “No picture available for this product” and when I search the rest of your site I get nothing except curtain rods. Prize for the first person who can provide a LINK to this item on the John Lewis website (I know what it is now, but STILL can’t find a link!). Anyway, after unsuccessfully trying to buy a wedding gift online …

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