Back on the bike

April? APRIL! What the… How does this happen?! Anyway, life continues apace (it seems). Holidays are being booked, cars being pondered, and still in the background a website remains unfinished. Must. Get. It. Done. Weight continues to fluctuate, the last two weeks I’ve been ill (again) and as the course of antibiotics finishes I’m getting back on track, and back on my bike. Need to get rid of 5kg ASAP! I know I work best when I have a goal so my first is a 50-mile pootle along the Forth & Clyde canal on the 20th May. Plan is to cycle to work a few times, and hopefully fit in a couple of weekend cycles from Glasgow to Balloch as …

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Current Mood: Ranty

Idiots: Take 1 Orange have dropped my line rental by 20%. Yay. Orange have offered me an upgrade on my handset, and I hate my current handset. Yay. That would mean a new 18mth contract. Boo. And despite having chosen the phone on Monday, I was told yesterday that I’m in the “wrong band”. Boo. (That last one is odd, I’ve never even been in a band, unless you count noodling around on keyboards in Martin Gillespie’s garage when I was 14….) This is not the first time I’ve ended up having to chase two different Orange departments because THEY screwed up. So, as soon as I can, I’m off to O2. Idiots: Take 2 I put up an item …

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Because it's all that's in my head

Don’t hate me. Please. I don’t do this kind of thing on purpose. Honest I don’t. But it does seem to follow a pattern, doesn’t it. Ohh wait, you don’t know what I’m talking about yet, do you. Let’s start over. Don’t hate me. Please. But I’m really REALLY busy and just want to jot down everything in my head so that I don’t forget. I COULD do that on a piece of paper of course but then that wouldn’t get posted and as I’m feeling that weird bloggers remorse thing of not posting regularly then.. well… ohh look. It’s my bloody blog. If you don’t want to read on, then don’t. Presuming anyone has gotten this far (I’m beginning …

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comment moderation

I’m having some issues with comments being moderated. I’ve got WordPress set to allow immediate publishing of comments for people who fill in their name and email, and who have had a comment previously approved. The latter option doesn’t seem to be working though, hence the delay in some of your comments appearing on the screen. I’ll get it fixed ASAP.

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I'm not blogging because…

… I’ve got a new camera to play with. A belated birthday present from my darling wife. … I’m burning CDs for my father-in-law in Spain. Hopefully I can delete them afterwards but Louise has similar tastes in music so I fear that Shakin’ Stevens and Showaddywaddy will be appearing on my last.fm account at some point in the future. … I’m finalising a letter of complaint to the Bank, to be posted tomorrow. Thanks to Lyle, hans and Blue Witch for their help. … I’m waiting up until midnight when our cheque finally clears, so I can shift the funds about where they need to go. OK, so I could just do this tomorrow but I’ve waited this long …

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Too much in my head

Blimey, ever get one of those weeks when, all of a sudden, EVERYTHING starts to happen? Now so of the following I knew was coming up, but the majority of it has kinda snuck up on me. At work we are counting to down to a minor release, hoping to get everything done for the end of the week. Nothing too stressful in that but it does mean a lot of last minute chasing of bits and bobs. We are currently re-mortgaging as the fixed rate period for our current mortgage runs out after the next payment. We’ve got a deal we want, and the paperwork has just popped through the door. Need to get on that ASAP or we’ll …

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Busy busy busy“Chop chop, busy busy, work work, bang bang”* We have more projects than people and I am pretty much flat out (except for the 60 secs it takes to type this thought) and despite all the stuff I need to get done ASAP, I’m bored. Mind you I have found a little rip in my jeans which I’m pretty sure I can worry into a large hole by the end of the day… does that count as achievement? *I wish I could remember what that was from… Marmalade Atkins popped into my head, but I’m not sure why…

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Linkeroo

caterina.net – if Jesus was alive… LOL Joe takes A Stand Against Pop-under ads! (ASAP). And Leia lets us peek at her breasts – but please go back to see the new design (coming soon!). Ohhh and while we are at it… chatter & speechtherapy are still high on the ‘required reading’ list (although I do like Jason’s (can I call you that Mr.Kottke?) ‘Not recommended at all’ list, which proves once again that there are better minds out there than mine. No honestly…

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