Blink by Malcolm Gladwell I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for several months now, however I hate hate hate myself for buying it when I did, when it was the ‘in’ thing to read (in some circles) and so I’ve been avoiding it. The really annoying thing is, of course, that it’s an…Continue reading Blink

Whoosh zoom

Ever get one of those days when you can’t settle your brain on one topic? It whooshes around, steadfastly refusing your requests to please PLEASE focus on the document you are trying to read, preferring to hone in on any of eight or nine different topics. I used to fear this state of mind —the…Continue reading Whoosh zoom

You know…

(stolen from the ever lovely Gunnella) … you are living in 2006 when: 1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave. 2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years. 3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three. 4. You e-mail the person who works at…Continue reading You know…


Are there three blogospheres? asks John at Syntagma. He proposes the notion that blogging/bloggers can be categorised in three groups: Primary – ” “Blogging” as a topic of discussion means nothing to them” Secondary – contains the purely-for-business blogs Tertiary – which comprises all those folk who talk endlessly about “the blogosphere”… serious bloggers, info-providers,…Continue reading Blogosphere*

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…Continue reading He said


I’m fat. There is no denying it. I’m easily four stone over weight (56lbs or ~25.5kgs). It’s something I’m both constantly thinking about and constantly not caring about, all at once. Society deems me to be imperfect. I do not conform. I am a freak. An outcast. Someone to be looked at with a mixture…Continue reading Fat