Weekender

Finding it really hard to write these days. My other blog languishes from week to week, and I won’t even mention the other place as it’s bereft of passion, ideas and any form of desire to be creative. I’m blaming that entirely on the fact that I’m pretty damn busy these days, but in a very good way. For example, Saturday was spent wandering shops after appealing for ideas of what to get my Mum for her birthday (thanks to those on Twitter and Facebook who made suggestions, they are all duly noted for future reference as well). Sunday was spent with said Mother, lunch with the family at Inverbeg, and then in the evening after some Tapas it was …

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Words and books

I’m blaming Stephen Fry. I tried, I really did try and read his autobiography but it just didn’t flow for me. As wonderful a wordsmith as he is, it just didn’t read well, the flow and cadence was wrong and I found myself slowing down to read things in his voice. Whilst I like Stephen Fry, taking him to bed every night got a bit taxing. So I gave up. I stopped. I admitted defeat and stopped reading which isn’t something I’ve done before. Actually that’s a lie, I’ve given up a several books after faltering in the first few pages but that’s different. That’s like taking the first bite of a meal before realising it’s not what you wanted, …

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Jumping Twitter?

I’ve been Twittering for almost two years now and after being an early adopter who quickly turned naysayer, it’s now proving to be useful in a myriad of subtle and different ways. It alerts me to breaking news (I heard of the Hudson River crash before anything featured on the BBC News website), provides movie, music and book recommendations, links to interesting websites and topics, and keeps me amused with that little touch of voyeuristic pleasure that is akin to sneak a peek into a living room window as you walk past. I think it’s safe to say that, as Stephen Fry said last night, I get it. I can’t recall the exact quote, nor who said it, but the …

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Relief

Who says men can’t multi-task! I’m currently doing some work work (the stuff I get paid for), helping out a friend with some web design, I’ve just checked over the CV of my sister, and I’ve been updating a list of tracks I want to find. These tasks are split across my home PC and my work laptop. Mind you, this may be why I’ve just poured fresh orange into my coffee. In other news, comic relief was pants and made me cry. Particularly bad bits included the appearance of Alan Partridge and the Ab Fab girls. Particularly good bits included Stephen Fry and Elton John. I think there is a lesson there. The most effective piece of emotional manipulation …

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