Knowing me, Knowing you

(aahhh hhaaaaAAAAAAA) Snaffled from pixeldiva. Apparently “What you are supposed to do is copy this entire blog entry and paste it onto a new blog entry that you’ll post. Change all the answers so they apply to you, and then publish! Leave a comment if you do this. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little (random) things about your friends, if you did not know them already.” Sounds simple enough. What time did you get up this morning? 7.15 am (that’s a “school day” lie-in for me). Diamonds or pearls? As in “necklace”? Silly question… What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Narnia – which was OK. Really REALLY need to get back …

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He said

Whilst I was waiting for 24 to start last night, well whilst I was waiting to watch it in ‘chase’ mode, I did a little channel surfing stopping at some red carpet footage from the Oscars. Admittedly it was merely to see if I could catch some of the more beautiful ladies in their best bibs and tuckers (yes yes I KNOW the ladies wouldn’t be wearing the bibs and tuckers, I’m not a complete idiot, not yet anyway. Still practising though.). Now whilst I think she has a certain attractiveness Maggie Gyllenhaal isn’t high up my list. Neither is thin Oprah (neither is fat Oprah but she wasn’t there), nor Samuel L. Jackson’s wife. In fact bar a fleeting …

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Sky+

So the nice lady at Sky informed that they were currently working on a software upgrade but alas she couldn’t give me a timescale for when it would be released. It’s currently being tested. Ohh I’m sorry, how rude of me, let me recap a previous post to aid your clarification. [RECAP] Sky+ screwed up some recordings. I was most annoyed. [/RECAP] Anyway, caught a repeat of 24 tonight – I KNEW she was a bad egg, and what’s with this Paul guy, a red herring perhaps? Methinks so – and Huff is repeated tomorrow night. I had to turn to the internet for Desperate Housewives, but thankfully the joy that is TV Torrents has offered up the BitTorrent goodies. …

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Smoking is cool*

Today the Scottish Parliament decides on whether to introduce a smoking ban and what level that ban will be. Me? I’m hoping that it’ll outlaw the damn things altogether. Ohh and anyone who thinks this is a democratic decision is sadly mistaken. The real reason behind this decision won’t be health, and it won’t be money. No, despite all the statistics being bandied around – the Tobacco Manufacturer’s Association have stated that the people of Scotland don’t want a ban but a choice of environments (but of course they would say that), and of course the British Medical Association’s Scottish secretary points out that there has been a choice of environment and it has failed (and of course he would …

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This evening I will mostly be…

Watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I’m a big fan of Carrey in serious roles, and I’m looking forward to this. I’ve already been given a ‘tip’ (watch the colour of her hair) and it’ll be good to see Kirsten Dunst actually acting, instead of standing about in wet t-shirt as she did in Spiderman. Van Helsing is also on the list as is The Passion of the Christ (still). Secret Window is not on my list. Louise went to see it last night and was less than impressed. Some ladies might like to know that Johnny Depp was cute, but the storyline wasn’t up to much. In her own words it was one of those movies where “you …

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Zoom

Just spotted that the BBC will be showing Concorde’s last ever arrival at Heathrow (or anywhere else) on the goggle-box today at 3:30pm. And as I’m working at home I can plonk myself in front of the TV, with my wirelessly connected laptop and watch history. (I KNEW there was a reason I needed that wireless connection)

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Not Plaster

So. When you are playing basketball, no-one is near you and you take a step forward and hear a crunching noise from your foot, accompanied with a sharp pain… that’s not good is it? You don’t need to answer, the doctor has already confirmed that I’ve broken the fifth metatarsal in my left foot and the nurses took great glee in manipulating said foot whilst giving me a lower leg cast. The crutches I’ve had before (October 17th 2002 – tore ligaments in my right ankle), but I’ve never had a cast before. I was quite looking forward to it, getting people to sign it and stuff, except you can’t these days as they use a resin rather than plaster. …

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Moo

Ohhh almost forgot. Cows are scary. I was driving back from the skip yesterday morning, and on rounding the bend came across 3 cows wandering along the road. Another car came from the other direction, and the cows turned round and started trotting towards my car. Straight at it. Now trust me, cows are quite big, and it only took about 0.00001 of a second before I started wondering how much damage a scared/angry cows could do to my car. My hand nervously hovered over the horn (of the car, not the cow) and I started to will the cows to change course. About 10ft. from the car they did. Phew. Although I’m pretty sure one of them was giving …

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