Finish This Sentence

Ignoring the fact I have been specifically tagged, and not completed, a few memes in the past couple of months, this one I think I can tackle. Thanks to Cliff for the open invite. 1. My uncle once: remembered my birthday (LOL!!). 2. Never in my life: have I chosen to eat a raw tomato, ick ick ick. 3. When I was five: I had the run of the house as my sister had yet to appear. 4. High school was: much the same as anyone else who was smarter than most and didn’t “fit in” with the cool kids. 5. I will never forget: finishing my first 10K and the emotions that went with that. 6. Once I met: …

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By the Power of Will

Ack, damn attention deficit disorder. My brain has just skipped from the title of the post to a distant childhood memory of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. I had a few of those toys when I was younger including He-Man himself, who had a built-in spring for his “power punch”, and … eh… the bird thing with “lifelike” flappy wings.. and .. yeah that’s about all I can remember. Ohh that wee stocky guy who liked to dive head first into doors, and the lion.. tiger… big cat that He-Man rode when he was in a hurry. You know I’m sure I had something in mind when I sat down and started typing. I USUALLY start with some …

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This, that, the other

I’m still hunting for a solution to my miniblog woes. Miniposts2 plugin doesn’t work, and I really don’t want to/shouldn’t HAVE to hack at PHP code. It can’t be THAT frigging hard, can it? I’m holding out for an update to Miniposts2 in the hope some of the bugs are solved as it’s my best option. I think. The other blog is still being designed, but I have a few plans for it already. Unfortunately I’ve been struck down by another bout of killer man-flu and I’m popping antibiotics and decongestants like, um, pills. Motivation to do ANYTHING about ANYTHING is very very low. Add in an afternoon of rugby today and well I’m resigned to being unproductive. New PC …

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A bicycle built for two

The past few weeks have been one of learning. Obviously this is largely due to starting a new job, which entails learning all about the culture of the office, the processes, the working practises, as well as the software which we create and the marketplace we operate within. It also includes learning basic things, the location of the toilets, the ‘coffee etiquette’, and other pieces of information that are classed as ‘minor’ but are probably more important than most. My brain has been working overtime with all this new information that I’m trying to process, but seems to be relishing the task. In fact it’s demanding more and more everyday, like some weird sort of insatiable monster, gorging itself on …

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I should…

… mention the whole “Act of Union” thing, give my view of it as a Scotsman, and whether or not I think it should be changed. … discuss the documentary on Margaret Mead that was on BBC4 last night (part 1 of 3 of a series on anthropology). … point out that the Brits are fast becoming a farce and I really don’t care who is nominated today (although I’ll still want to know). … be trying to source some new music. I was asked on Sunday if I’ve been listening to anything new and for the first time in ages I had to say no. … be contacting Sky and finding out why they charged me an extra thirty …

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Ten Pounds

If you only had £10, what would you order? Rules 1. Must be ordered online. 2. Post and packaging cannot take the total spend over £10. 3. Must be able to deliver to UK. 4. ANYTHING goes.

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Random

Why buy a domain name if you have no plans to do ANYTHING with it and, as it’s been sitting there for over four years now, it should be obvious that no-one is going to come along and offer you a fortune for it. I want www.mclean.co.uk goddammit!! (and yes I’ve asked what the price would be, still no movement). ~ Car Insurance time again, and if my current insurers — Direct Line — give me a competitive quote I’ll probably stick with them. Just can’t be arsed with all the faffing about to save £12 … ohh and that reminds me, need to get the road tax renewed. How much is a year again? Brilliant, not even June and …

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The Aristocrats

Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic The Aristocrats of the title are the closing line of a joke, a family act that feature in a joke so disgustingly offensive comedians rarely tell it in public, or at least that’s partly why. The beauty of the joke is that the “act” can be swapped out for any one of a million perversions and so the joke has been on the go for decades – it’s reportedly the oldest joke in the industry. This documentary deconstructs the joke, it’s origins and it’s place in comedy folklore, and features most of the best known comedians currently on the planet giving their understanding and their take on the joke. It’s also the …

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Old Dog

The matchsticks snapped, the caffeine hallucinations haven’t kicked in yet and sitting here with my head soaking, hair dripping, at my desk this is about the best I can come up with. Sorry. You know, sometimes it’s almost like I’ve just started blogging. It’s ridiculous really, you’d think I’d know better than to post about not being able to post. Next I’ll be moaning about how life is crap and posting photos of kittens. Honestly… I despair sometimes. Instead how about a little referrer log snooping? That’s always good for a giggle, right? First up an apology, despite being the second hit for this search, I don’t do riddles: “I am the beginning i am the end .you can see …

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