Category: Life

For the stuff about my life


I’m not a huge gamer (as is evident by my pitiful attempts in deathmatch) but it is so much fun. Admittedly getting battered to death for the 5th time by someone with a crowbar can get a bit tedious, especially when you have a BIG gun, but it is addictive – an adrenalin buzz… suddenly I can see how people get addicted to these things. Rise of the Triads and DukeNukem were previous DeathMatch games, but I never really took to them.

The problem now – I will soon get hold of a gun, run down the street, probably naked, whooping and shooting innocent bystanders.

I’m joking of course, I wouldn’t need to shoot them if they saw me naked, probably drop dead in fright… either way my mind has been corrupted, I am now an evil killing machine. Yawn…

R.I.P. Sir Alec

Well we survived the weekend…just.

Not that we had the best start to Monday morning, Sir Alec Guinness is no longer with us. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. It is a true loss of a great character actor, and from all accounts, a great man. Oh and if you only know him from Star Wars – go and get some of his other films! Bridge over the River Kwai, The Ladykillers, Our Man in Havana and many more. His 6 roles in Kind Hearts and Coronets typefy his approach and mastering of charactering acting.

He will be missed.

Right again

4 kids for the weekend. They are no hassle, but constant work. As my mother-in-law (who I get on with wonderfully as it happens) points out, when we have our own kids it will be different. And as I keep telling her – I know it will!

Next week heralds one year at CADspace. Hhhmmmm, the fanfare is decidely muted and off-key. We’ll see how things pan out, a couple of interesting discussions with some people have made the future… well …decidely optimistic.

“I know you slept well, you are in a good mood”, she said.

I was right about the sleeping patterns then.

New Sister

I have a new sister – my Mum has decided to sponsor a child in Mozambique. It works through a community programme (type of thing) so that the sponsorship(s) are spread around to all the children in the village. She has been wanting to do SomeTHiNG like this for a while. Nice one Mum!

As I mentioned a while back, I am seriously considering what I do at the moment, trying to get a feel if it is what I want. I read often about people just upping sticks and changing career, not sure if I have the courage to do that though… or maybe it’s a reflection of my ‘at work’ mood. We moved up one year ago yesterday, what have I acheived? what have we done since we got here? Lots of questions, as usual.

Boycott the Pump

Well we’ve done our bit for the petrol boycott – have you?

Tonight, tonight (Smashing Pumpkins, WAY before Phil Collins (or was it Genesis)) I will continue the oft mentioned re-design.

Although as I didn’t get to sleep until 1 a.m. it might be a bit of a struggle…

This or that!

Ever get to the stage when you have so much to do, you really don’t know where to start, so you end up starting about 6 or 7 major things and then you start wondering why you think you are getting a little stressed.

I can see why people turn to drink.

Organic design

Dammit, dammit, dammit. Stop start re-design… to the extent where I started to wonder if I could build that in as a feature… a kind of organic website, constantly under design. Then I realised I’m too lazy.

There is something comforting about Sundays, the church bell chiming the hour is a nice touch, hopefully when we buy somewhere we will still be close enough to hear it. I also like the fact that we can sit about semi-dressed all day, watching telly, chilling out, kinda like a mini-holiday.

Ohhh and hats off to Zeldman, made me realise how lucky and blessed I am. Our thoughts are with Joan (and Bathead).

Sleep for change

The sun is gone, and we need a good thunderstorm to a. clear the muggy air and b. keep my wife happy (she lives for torrential rain…well anything water related).

I’ve started tracking my moods to my sleep patterns. I must start getting regular sleep.

If you’ve got 31 days holiday left, what do you do? Damn I must get a holiday (once we’ve changed the car, bought a house, etc etc). Highlight of the weekend will be a re-design of this site… probably… I’ve not managed to get around it, but have promised myself that I will get something done.

Is anyone else getting a tad bored and disillusioned with the Internet?


McBeal appeal. Just finished watching it, I still don’t know why it hits home, every week there is something that jars me and I think “Damn that’s right!”. They are beginning to inspire me to write some stuff (after a healthy absence).

Oh, still trying to get my re-direct changed, and the re-design is still on – it will be a pretty radical departure from the current, white, grey and blue, but you’ll have to wait and see (as will I as I haven’t decided what to do with it yet!).


Kinda up and down days.

Work is work, and socially things are the same. Guilt kicks in as I realise we have still to visit S since she dropped her sprog…

I get the feeling it’s gonna be another hard week. Yearly review at work promises to be fun/disappointing/annoying/liberating/disappointing. Hmmm, disappointing twice… that can’t be good.