Excuses

There will be no blogging this weekend because: My best mate is in town tonight and tomorrow, that means a lot of beer Going straight to the pub from work tonight Out most of day tomorrow – beer, Revenge of the Sith, food, more beer Sunday and (hangover permitting) either out in garden (weather permitting), or doing some minor DIY stuff, possibly even visiting family I can’t really be bothered at the moment anyway I know fine well that I might post at some point over the weekend but right now, at this very moment, I’m actually looking forward to a weekend away from the PC. It may even stay switched off ALL WEEKEND (shock, horror!!). In the same vein, …

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Sporting

I watch and follow a lot of sport, in fact there are few sports I don’t watch – horse racing being the main one (I just typed “house racing” which could be an interesting DIY show…). I prefer basketball to football, football to rugby, and everything else falls in line after that. I play 5-a-side irregularly, used to play badminton, and the odd game of basketball. Not sure where this post is heading, maybe it’s just an excuse to point out that the Scottish international rugby team won a game last night, beating the Barbarians 38 – 7. Or maybe I just want to wish Liverpool luck tonight, even if they are playing my preferred Italian team. Ohh there’s a …

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WHOOOOOSSSHHHH

“Believe it or not, that is the sound of an invasion, yes, that is the sound created by…” (Sorry that track started playing just as I was typing this – can you name it? – now, where was I?) Ohh yes. That is the sound of your weekend as it zips past. Yesterday’s DIY orgasms produced a large load in the shape of a wardrobe (which I will NOT be taking on our trip to Everest, thank you Peter), and today as we are non-smokers we decided on a post-coital trip to IKEA (which is slightly masochistic, let’s be honest). This was rendered only slightly disturbing by the fact that we were meeting my Mum and Dad* there. We spent …

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DIYItems on list: 10Items completed so far: 7 (plus a couple of extras) So for once, I’m almost ahead. I’m off the rest of the week and should finish up my to-do list tomorrow. This is unheard of in my chequered DIY history. So far no catastrophes, and I’ve only sworn once. AND I’ve managed to order a couple more Xmas pressies online. BUT my new PC isn’t expected until around the 13th of the month. Which happens to be a Friday. So I’ll be getting a new PC on Friday the 13th. Great. Doomed from the start.

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As Bing once sang…(or was it Frank??)“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…..” The JavaScript Source: BG Effects: Snow is where I got the falling snowflakes from, although I did modify the sample image a little… I’m cream-crackered. I’m off work this week but been busy at home doing some much needed DIY (shelves to put up, things to fix..) and today we went Xmas shopping. My feet ache, my sore ankle is throbbing and that’s despite being on as many painkillers as I can take… Still we managed to get most things bought, a quick trip into Hamilton later in the week and one final lunch time shopping spree should see it all finished. Then I can …

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RamblingsPopped up to the shop for lunch and on the way back two police horses (and riders obviously) were walking up the street. Which made me smile (which was nice…). Out for beer tonight with a couple of mates, one of whom I haven’t seen for… ohh about a year? Hey, it’s not like he was the best man at my wedding or anything… πŸ˜‰ And our car needs MORE work done to it. Seemingly the garage weren’t happy taking Β£350 from us two weeks ago, they want another Β£70 for something else. So on Monday I will drop my wife at work, hightail it back to the garage, make my way home via taxi (ankle isn’t quite up to …

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Weather or not

Every Friday I take a few moments of my day to contemplate what we will be doing over the weekend. As we live in Scotland I have to temper every possibility with a fallback. We could go and visit Chatelherault Country Park, or I could finish wiring up the under unit lights in the kitchen. We could head through to Edinburgh and catch the atmosphere of the Festival, or we could attempt to clear some junk from the attic. We could even stay home and tackle clearing out the back of the garage, and a couple of other gardening type tasks, or we could stay in, read books (picked up another Ellroy yesterday), and watch the closing days of the …

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Positive

I have come to accept that, by nature, I am pessimistic. I’m definitely a “glass half full” kinda guy. This does tend to make me more cautious and careful about a lot of things, as I can see the downside far easier than the up. Obviously in some places this is a benefit, but increasingly I am becoming frustrated with my own pessimism. I’m pretty sure, although it’s not the kind of thing you ask people nor the kind of thing people will volunteer, that I’m viewed as selfish (which is true) and usually on a bit of downer (or constantly negative) and I wouldn’t imagine I’m cultivating the image of being ‘upbeat’ and ‘positive’. I want to be positive. …

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Imperiatric

Tuppence – this seems to be the theme of my week so far – started on Sunday whilst we were trying to figure out how much carpet we would need for our new living room: “Right, if it’s 25 feet by 11 feet, and the carpet costs £6.99 a sq.metre, and it only comes in 10 feet widths, then… em … aargh!!” This was followed by RuhBehKa’s post and one of those DIY shows on TV where the builders discussed: “Well if it’s 6 inches deep and you’re covering 20 sq.metres, then you’ll need 3 tonnes of cement..”. I’m 6’0 tall (around 1.86m I think) don’t have a clue what I weigh in kilos, and get thoroughly depressed at what …

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