Tag: Naked Blog

Quotable

A lot of bloggers have ideas above their station. I’m probably one of them although I’ll never admit it.

So when razor popped by a left a comment to tell me that I was being quoted in today’s Guardian.. well, colour me surprised (and quietly chuffed, just don’t tell anyone). Now, aside from the issue of the colour of a surprise, I’d suggest a nice deep orange perhaps, it does mean that a few of today’s visitors will be new here. To those that are, hello, to those that aren’t, um, as you were I guess.

And for those that are wondering what the chuff I’m on about here is a blurry photo which may feature the quote in question.

Guardian, page 2

The quote is from this post. Click the image to see all the other quoted sites, including Naked Blog (which doesn’t really need any MORE fame, surely).

I should point out that I’m not some raving “jock” (which has a different meaning for our American friends to boot) but I’m certain win would have been even better received had it been over the Auld Enemy. But then, you knew that, didn’t you.

The next question is… who? how? etc etc. Is there a Guardian editor hanging on my every word? (I’m kidding).

Anyhoo, if this is your first visit to my little dusty corner, please say hi – click the “comments” link below.

In a rut

So much to talk about, so little inclination.

Live 8 – the vitriol surrounding these concerts astounds me. Is it ideal? No. Is it part of a greater scheme that actually seems to be working? Yes. Sir Bob was on Jonathon Ross at the weekend, Jonathon asked him “why have the G8 countries done nothing?”, Bob responded “I have no idea”. Ultimately, and I don’t believe it will be a miracle cure, the steps taken recently WILL make a difference. This is a GOOD thing.

Peter at Naked Blog has dropped out of Big Blogger, I’m sad to see him go, I’m also wondering where Big Blogger is heading. I’m still treating it as a silly bit of fun though because that’s all it is (this is NOT a dig at Peter!!).

Michael Jackson – not guilty, so let him get on with his life now.

Must Read

If the previous post (below) isn’t your thang and believe me, part of my brain wishes it wasn’t my thing either, may I suggest you go and read this post on Naked Blog. Right now.

Why are you still here? I said NOW!!

Ohh you’ve come back? Right. Sorry. What do I think of it? I think it is a wonderful piece of writing, capturing so much of why I love Scotland (ohh I do, I may bitch and moan about the weather but ye cannae knock the natural glories we are blessed with). I don’t “do” religion much here (apart from running it down), but this has definite spiritual undertones for me as I’m sure it did for Peter.

Retiring type

Peter, he of Naked Blog fame, is taking a break.

Thank feck to be honest as he was showing me up for the talentless hack I am…. the added bonus is that we can all now talk about the grumpy old bugger and just delete his comments (if he deigns us worthy of leaving one that is).

Seriously though, Peter, I hope you come back someday. Either way I hope the rocking chair holds up and that your mornings are filled with… well whatever floats your boat.