Random Alley

Rainlendar – Having to check your calendar to confirm the day of the week isn’t a good thing. SuperNanny – could be addictive, and yes I AM slightly aroused by her “suit and glasses” look in a “I’ve been a bad boy miss” kinda way. Barbelith – Subcultural engagement for the 21st Century and chock full of “interesting stuff”. Google Video BETA launch – Helping media meltdown? Blog abuse is spreading people – let’s be careful out there!

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Well I don't know!

I’m at pains to even post this but I will because it’ll serve a purpose. I don’t blog about work often (other than the usual “my aren’t I busy today, I really shouldn’t be blogging” type of post) but I’m making an exception. It’s a blip, I know that, it’s the early panic before the impending hurricane. I’m boarding up windows frantically but still think I’ve missed one. It happens on every project, and I’m used to it happening on every project, it’s part of life within a software development cycle. Except that I’m in that stage for 5 concurrent projects at the moment. So, in short, I’m alternating between complete rage/fury and a lovely apathetically reached stupor. Why am …

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Barcelona

Do you ever feel a tad detached? Quite frequently things go on that I never hear about. This is on all levels, from global events to work gossip. I AM the last to know. It doesn’t bother me on the whole, but it does puzzle me. (I think) I’m an OK guy. I chat with people, ask after people and generally follow most rules of society. Yet still I never really break across THAT line, never fully feel that I’ve made it into the inner sanctum of knowledge afforded to those “in the know”. I also know that this is complete tosh and that everyone feels like this to a degree and most of what I THINK I don’t know …

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Grown up

Should I be worried? Should I care? Should I make some changes? I don’t feel grown up. I have a mortgage, a car, a garden to tend. I enjoy a quite night in with a bottle of wine, and a noisy night out in a pub. I enjoy watching cartoons. I don’t follow politics as closely as I should (but close enough thanks), I do enjoy a good cup of coffee. But, seemingly, I’m not ‘grown up’ because I wear boxer shorts. My darling wife made this comment (I’m paraphrasing) the other day. She said that she, and her friend, had been discussing an appearance by Julian McMahon on Nip|Tuck, clad in nothing but a pair of dark briefs (he …

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Definitely Friday

Causing much silliness and giggling on a Friday – thesurrealist dot co dot uk. For example:George W.Bush would defeat Osama Bin Laden if they were food-eating battle monkeys. If they were both Giant Battle Monsters it would be a tie. Anyhoo, I AM the crunchiest hedgehog, Goodbye!

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That reminds me

Must dig out the spandex wrestling outfit, maybe it’s time for a comeback. Or maybe not. [This post will not make sense unless you were one of the 4 people involved in the conversation in the October Cafe in Princes Square, Glasgow, at around 6:30pm on Friday evening. Suffice to say I AM THE CRUSHINATOR!] P.S. I’m taking bets that a certain lady will add a rude comment about this, she’d better not let me down!

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Best British Blog

No not me (of course). Congrats to the winner and all that. Right can we all move on now? The duck of the draw Note: I’m not peeved that I didn’t win, or that I wasn’t shortlisted. Honest. No seriously I’m not. I AM peeved that I didn’t win the £1000. My motives are purely financial, trust me.

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