Don't do it!

They say you shouldn’t post if you have nothing to say. But what if all you have to say is “sorry, can’t be arsed”? And what if your own conscience meant that, despite not having much to say, you felt you had to post just to let people know that they don’t need to worry, I’m fine, everybody is fine and nothing of real note has happened. Although that last bit is a complete lie and should read “nothing that I’m going to blog about has happened”. Maybe the guilt behind not posting is enough to force a post into life, the feeling that people are visiting and thinking “Ohh.. still not posted, maybe he’s bored”. Or maybe it’s my …

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Mamma Mia

As part of my sister’s birthday, we all traipsed through to Edinburgh to watch Mamma Mia. I have to admit I was a little skeptical as to how good it would be, not because I’m not an Abba fan but because I couldn’t really figure out how they’d shoe-horn the songs around one story. So whilst the reviews have been nothing but positive, I don’t really take much from them so was reserving my judgement until I’d seen the show. Or, as it turned out, my judgement was made after the first 10 minutes. It was ace. The basic story is of a girl who lives with her mother on a greek island. She doesn’t know who her Dad is …

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Snippets

KABOOMCRACKFLASHRUMBLE Went the weather. F  l i   c  k e   r went the lights. Satellite box turned itself off, and off went the PC too (just in case). Quite a nice evening was had reading books. UPDATE: I wasn’t the only one enjoying the storm. ~ I love pistachios. I like sitting at a bar, watching the drops of condensation race down the glass —Last one to the beermat’s a loser!— Fingertips prising the shells open, before the creamy green nut reveals itself. I like that some of them are tricky to get open, fingernails to the fore. I like the act of tossing the shells aside. I like the flavour, I like the texture. But yeah, mostly I like …

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Pick an age

If you could be any age again, what age would it be? I’m not going to caveat anything, you can take the question as it stands, or extrapolate and add in your own “ifs” and “buts”. Now, whilst it would be easier to say “if I knew what I know now, I’d happily be 14 again”, it may be trickier to say “I’d be 4 again and take another run at life thanks”. Why am I asking? Well a variety of “outside blog/real life” issues are making me ponder the whole “what have I done with my life”, “what do I want to DO with my life” and “why haven’t I won the lottery yet” type questions, not to mention …

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Whoosh zoom

Ever get one of those days when you can’t settle your brain on one topic? It whooshes around, steadfastly refusing your requests to please PLEASE focus on the document you are trying to read, preferring to hone in on any of eight or nine different topics. I used to fear this state of mind —the whole “can’t concentrate on anything” frame of mind is a bit of an alarm bell these days— but now I embrace it, and occasionally encourage it. The trick is to be able to flip from topic to topic, keeping an open mind at all times, capturing as much as you can. HOW you do this is an entirely different thing of course. In the past …

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a.m.

Sleeping is important to me, in many ways. I know if my sleep patterns get a little screwed then I ended up a little screwy. It’s a bit of a battle for someone who much much MUCH prefers the night-time to the morning-time (which one is the right-time again?) and has managed to get me a bit of a reputation for being a grumpy bugger in the morning. Justifiably so mind you. Recently I’ve happened across a few articles about getting better sleep, waking up properly, training your mind to wake up when you want it to and so on. All quite interesting but all prone to failure for one simple reason. They all seem to be written by single …

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Weekender

Ahhh holidays. Well two days off at any rate.. better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, right? Busy weekend saw me out on Friday night for a leaving do, always nice to enjoy a few shandies in the sun. Met a couple of interesting people as well, which is always good, one of whom had actually heard of blogging! Such a small world. Or not. Saturday was a bit blurry until the afternoon when I enjoyed a stroll to the station on a glorious afternoon. Thankfully there were no “confrontations” to be had on the train through to Dumbarton where I met up with Louise and headed to her cousins for a barbeque. Sunday was a …

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