Questions Answered #3

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Question 3: Lyle cheated and asked two questions (sort of). The second, “The Joy of Clients” I’ll ignore as I’m just too nice a guy to tell the truth about some of the fuckin’ idiots I’ve had to deal with in the past year or so. Ach, who am I kidding, there was only really one client who may have provided enough material for this post but the ‘relationship’ didn’t develop much further than me saying.. “WTF? Er.. no, too busy …

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Spam

I don’t pay much attention to Spam, if they make it to my mailbox (which they do at work as they won’t let me use MailWasher.. pah!) I usually just Shift+Delete the buggers. But then I installed Office 2003, and Outlook has a new message notification thingy – it’s quite smart actually – which pops up a little box with the subject and the first line or so, in a little semi-transparent box – a bit like an MSN Messenger message notification. So I have to admit when I saw the first line of a recent, spam, email I was a little intrigued: Her baby-conscience was rather tough and elastic, and I suppose she would have felt no more scruples …

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Four Deadly Words

“Make mine a Guinness” (x9) Ma heid’s loupin the day. Fair blootert so I wiz. Hope I dinnae boak. For the foreigners in our midst I suggest the Scottish Vernacular Dictionary may help decipher. And for those wanting to explore the uniqueness of the Glasgow parlance, may I recommend Wir Ain Leid – Glasgow Scots a fascinating, and very technical, article which should help with your pronunciation of some wonderful Glesga words. The latter link also gives an insight into why (previously) call centres flourished in Scotland. All to do with proper and correct pronunciation darlings. (Darlings? WTF? I’m turning into Peter!)

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Uhhh huuhhh I ink ho oo

Hundreds queue for NHS dentists. Visited the dental hygientist this morning. We ‘went private’ a couple of years ago, mainly because I’d rather pay £15 a month and receive the excellent service we were used to than switch to another NHS dentist and have my teeth hacked to bits by a moron (not that I’m speaking from experience, well OK, I am…). I have to say that my dentist and her staff are excellent. Lesley (my dentist) is very astute and recognised immediately that sitting in a dentist’s chair wasn’t my favourite place in the world, although I think the fact that I was whiter than white, shaking slightly and talking to myself (“she’s not a bad lady, she’s not …

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Shame

So I thought I’d take a quick skim through the other ‘almost’ winners of THAT competition (which I really don’t wanna say any more about as I fear I’ve already upset Gert – still luv ya sweetie!). (“sweetie”? WTF?) I happen across the runner-up: apparently nothing at all, and see there is a Powershot S30 gallery. “Ohh that’s the same as my camera”, I say (in possibly a bit too girlie a manner), “I wonder how what the photo’s are like”. So I go and visit the aforementioned gallery. Then, after spending 10 mins idly clicking around, I wish I hadn’t. Same camera. Vastly superior photographer behind the lens. Some wonderful photos in there. Puts me to shame. So item …

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Expensive t-shirt

I’m a bit of a saddo when it comes to things like this but I’ve been hankering over a ‘Blogger’ t-shirt for ages. I finally remembered this and thought I’d order one. $9, plus shipping (which isn’t stated on the site for overseas customers). I got home to an email confirming that it would be $85, including shipping and $25 processing fee. WTF? Needless to say I’ve cancelled the order as I’m not really willing to pay almost ten times the value of the t-shirt just to get it shipped over (and I have asked what the $25 processing fee is as they didn’t say what). Bummer.

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Dreams

(Can they come true? Is Gabrielle right?)Meant to mention this earlier – what significance does a plane crash have in a dream? Not a huge “flameball hurtling into the ground” style crash, just a “can’t get off the ground very far bump back down to earth” style crash… very odd. If I remember rightly, we circled round an industrial estate at road level, clipping cars, then one of the wing’s tagged a tree and we dropped all of 2 or 3 feet back to earth. In the immortal words of Mark Twain: “WTF?”* I’ve done a quick search but can’t find anything obvious, so if any dream experts out there have an opinion I’d love to hear it. * Admittedly …

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Google (NOT Blogger)Google Search: Velma was the only smart one in the whole group. She could’ve gotten so much more accomplished if they didn’t always send her off with that damn pothead and his dog. Seriously.. WTF???

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I’m safeWhilst I remember, for anyone who is worried about the amount of time I spend in front of the computer (yes Mum I mean you), and in particular the recent news about possibly developing DVT whilst sitting at my computer, fear not. My name is Gordon, and I am a fidget. Ain’t no way I’m sitting still for 18 hours. Unrelated: http://www.fidget.co.uk – WTF?

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