Too.. many.. posts..

Anyone else get this? Over the past couple of weeks I struggled to find inspiration for posts, I kinda clawed at a few things just to fill the space but I was aware it was an effort. Didn’t bother all that much, I’d just started a new job and my brain was busy processing a gazillion other things, but it still annoyed me. This week though, bloody hell, I can’t STOP coming up with post ideas. So, and with the caveat that this may, or may not, be expanded at a later date (ohh who am I kidding, I’ll chuck them in this post and forget about them), here are some of those potential blog post topics in brief: News …

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I is not racist

Deary me. Such a silly little TV programme causing such a stir. Let me just mount my “I haven’t been watching it this time” high horse, and we can get started. Firstly I’ll state that I’m not interested in who said what, as my firm belief is that any kind of racist statement is a deplorable outcome of ill-education. Secondly I’ll state that whilst I haven’t really been following this, it does seem to be very much a “reap what you sow” kind of situation, with the sickening implication that Channel 4 are probably, privately, pleased with the increased viewing figures and profile for the show. Thirdly, it would seem that the main conflict isn’t race but intellect*. After an …

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Thank you

*sniff* First of all I’d like to say what an honour it has been to be a part of this, what an incredible privilege that has been bestowed on me, one which I will treasure and keep with me at all times. I certainly never expected to receive anything like this and I’m both surprised and thrilled that is has been awarded. Of course I need to thank some people. My parents, without whom I wouldn’t be standing here today, my family for keeping me grounded and never letting me forget my roots, and last but never ever least my darling wife. She completes me and without her this award would be meaningless. Thank you again to everyone else involved, …

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Ban the outcasts

George Bush has recently called for a ban on gay marriages. He said: Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and a wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. So what of the husband and wife who love each other but don’t have children? Are they not qualified to get married? Do children make a marriage? Will this legislation include a clause that states that married people must promote the welfare of children? And what the hell does that mean anyway? You could easily write this off as just another way to win votes but the sentiment behind this last statement sickens me to …

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No smoking

It’s such an historic occasion that I can’t let it pass quietly… Scotland is now, legally, a “non-smoking in enclosed areas” country. Uproar and nonsense have been spewed forth on this topic for many months now, and loathed as I am to add to it I feel compelled to put forth a non-smokers view. First let me explain why I don’t smoke, in fact I’ve only tried it twice and both times I was young enough and drunk enough to think I was impressing my peers, and both times the experience left me with a disgusting taste in my mouth and sick feeling in my stomach. To this day I can’t fathom the appeal (ahh but it’s an addiction now, …

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Mixed message

Aretha caresses my ear as the headlines leap off the page and stab my eye. News of a Home Office campaign to warn men that “having sex without consent could lead to a prison sentence” is launched today. I didn’t think that was something new, but it turns out it’s more to do with raising awareness and re-educating minds. A good thing I’m sure you’ll agree. However, it does make me wonder. Will future liasons be marked with the presentation of a pre-printed card. Fancy a shag?    Yes            No Sign here ____________________ ~ Bloggies 2006 results and many congratulations to, as Anna graciously puts it,”Girl, Tokyo Girl and Zoe (“ZoeGirl”?), you are all fabulous, …

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50 million

£50million, that’s a lot of money. Makes me wonder…. Would it spoil some vast eternal plan If I were a wealthy man? – Topol Personally I don’t think the uppermost priority in my mind would be to build a house with “one long staircase just going up, and one even longer coming down, and one more leading nowhere just for show” as, frankly, if I had a house built and the architect put in a staircase “just for show” I’d have him taken to the top of it and shoved off. Since the introduction of the National Lottery a common pondering is “what would you do if you won?”. A more common pondering is “why do they STILL have those …

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Currently..

What a lovely start to the day. Stepped out of the station onto a pavement strewn with litter, foodstuffs, bottles, wrappers, newpapers all trampled and matted underfoot. Very much like the aftermath of a big concert which, as it happens, was apt because the rubbish had been generated by a large queue of people all of whom I presume are desperate to get their hands on tickets for this years T in the Park. They could’ve used the bins though. Young people today. *tut tut* Apparently some of them had been queueing since 8pm last night. I didn’t realise The Who were that popular (you’d better you bet!). Back at work today, having spent the last couple of days at …

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Fool to myself

Regular readers will be bored silly of my repeated assertions of just How Busy I Am, and how I’ve been trying To Get More Organised. So, rather than harp on again, I’ll just preface any posts that may, or may not, appear this week with the disclaimer of I Am Busy. There, now I can post willy-nilly on all matter of silly subjects, pepper my posts with poor punctuation, and leave my spelling to the mercy of the gods of entymology (not even sure if I spelled that right, don’t care either). The latter point may seem lazy but I’m always assured that someone (he of the recent shave) will be a worser speller than I. I’d love to blog …

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Mice and men

Best laid plans all spoiled by a text message received at 11.40pm and a phone that continually reminds you, all too cheerily for my liking, that HEY, YOU HAVE A MESSAGE….. HEY, YOU HAVEN’T PICKED UP YOUR MESSAGE YET…. HEY, WON’T IT BE FUN WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR MESSAGE! This cheery chirrup is repeated every few minutes until you switch it off and whilst I’m not sure of the exact gap it was long enough to stop me nodding off again, but not quite short enough for me to stay awake to make sure that I had actually heard it the first time. After 20 minutes of almost falling asleep I humphed, threw back the covers and staggered downstairs. …

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