Why the internet is wonderful

Gather one, gather all, let me tell you a story, let me regale you with a simple yet powerful tale of the wonders achieved when the internet and compassion of (wo)man join in harmonious union. OK, maybe not. But I do have an excellent example of how this interwoven online life we lead is actually a good thing… bear with me though, as this covers many tangents. It all started with an RSS feed… [cue wibbly wobbly dream sequence] wibbly wobbly wibbly wobbly [cut to dashingly handsome man, idly checking his RSS feeds]

Continue reading

We Haz Teh Kitchen!

Laminate flooring is a bugger (or maybe it’s the instructions?). But, finally, it’s done!! Well, technically speaking there are a couple of small jobs to do but that’s the big stuff out of the way. You should’ve seen us when we laid that last bit of flooring, high-fiving like a couple of NBA All-Stars we were. Anyway, nothing else to say about it, just wanted to mark the occasion.

Continue reading

gilbert arenas

How an NBA player has used blogs to boost his image. It’s not solely about the sport, so might be worth a read. Basically a “good” player has been voted onto the all-star team this year, and some people reckon it’s mainly because of his blog.

Continue reading

Snippets

What to start with, what to start with… Ohh come on, you know fine well. Love it or loathe it, the carnival/freakshow that is Big Brother has kicked in and what a marvellous piece of car-crash casting it looks to have been this year. From the campest gay in Glasgow (Shahbaz AKA the “wacky Paki poof”) to “the one who may just be the most normal” Bonnaaughhh (Bonnie), the Vickey Pollard-esque (Nikki) to the geezer-ish wideboy (Sezer – rhymes with Caesar) it’s probably the most outlandish group they’ve come up with so far. And that’s before you consider the fact that they’ve included someone with Tourette’s Syndrome (Pete). I’d imagine a lot of the initial focus will be on Pete, …

Continue reading

Sporting

A gentleman who likes soft furnishings admits that he doesn’t understand why people watch sport. Reading that it suddenly struck me how much sport I watch, on TV, and how little I mention it here (I don’t even have a “sport” category for my posts). Sure I comment on the footie now and then, basketball (NBA) gets a mention, as does my infrequent outings into the sporting arena, but given the amount of time I spend watching sport it’s probably the thing I blog least about (other than my work). Now, let’s get this straight, I’ll watch pretty much ANY sport, even cricket. I’ve always enjoyed watching sport and I’m wondering why. I’ll watch football, rugby union and league, basketball, …

Continue reading

What are you doing?

I’ll be working tomorrow, trudging to work whilst the majority of the country … don’t. I hope you all have something planned or you will be making a mockery of the fact that I’m in work and you’re not. It’s your duty to do something! Sigh. I’m distracting myself at the moment, NBA is on in the background, but I should really be working on Scottish Blogs. Progress has been zero as I’m increasingly struggling with PHP and I’m considering buying an off-the-shelf ‘member site’ package and customising that to help out. Mind you it’s the last thing I want to spend any money on as it’s, essentially, a hobby site. I’ve kind of lost the excitment of doing it …

Continue reading

Ssshhhhh

Things will be quiet here tomorrow, I’ve got a day off work, have loads to do, and will be up until around 4 am watching the NBA ALL-STAR GAME 2004! Live. Not recorded. For the first time. I’m excited about this. More than I care to say And I’ve got to fill the next 3 hours or so until it starts!!

Continue reading

Stroppy? Me?

I’m not the most patient man. I enjoy shopping at my speed which varies on the task at hand, if I’m browsing for me then I can take all day, but if I have a LIST then get the hell outta my road! Watched some NBA this morning then went shopping. Shopping of the Christmas variety. Now we are genuinely pretty good at this, and as has become custom, we go for coffee at Cafe Crema (best coffee shop in Hamilton, if not West of Scotland), compile our hit list for the day and head off. This year we are still unsure what to get some people so we are doing a bit off the cuff. This isn’t helping me …

Continue reading

I love this game

New NBA season has kicked off, and thankfully I now have Sky Sports Extra so can catch some games and highlights. Only problem: Look at the show times!. 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning – that’s criminal!

Continue reading

Capturing the moment

“You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named ‘Bush’, ‘Dick’, and ‘Colon.’ Need I say more?”Chris Rock (via my sister – queen of forwarding)

Continue reading