Back in sunny Scotland. Well cloudy Scotland anyway... Will post 'diary' from San Francisco soon, should be a riveting read, and will keep you completely engrossed for days on end... or perhaps not.

San Fran Diary

I'm getting far to accustomized to this lifestyle. Beautiful weather, friendly laidback atmosphere, and peace and quiet to do my work. Heading into San Francisco tomorrow to be a tourist, then have to complete my assigned shopping list on Friday a.m. (4 pairs of 501s please) and pop into the office to say bye to

San Fran Diary

Pleasanton CA. Is exactly as it sounds, pleasant. Weather is lovely, nice walk yesterday up Pleasanton Ridge. Work for a couple of days then into San Francisco on Thursday. I'm keeping a diary of sorts which I will post when I get back.


16 Steps to Effective E-mail - if only everyone followed these, even partway. Personal bugbear: No subject line in an email - AARRGHH!

Stereo phonical

It had better be good, it had better deliver the goods, and live up to all the hype, and hype there will be, not to mention expectation... OH the expectation.. What am I wittering on about? The new Stereo MC's album - Deep Down and Dirty (nice title). I'm jigging up and down in my

Wood for trees

Bah... I know I should be getting all excited, and I kinda am, but not as much as I usually would, does this mean I'm getting old? Flying out to San Francisco on Saturday morning, staying and working in Pleasanton, and unfortunately missing a major (and I mean MAJOR) night out, bummer.


BANG, there goes another weekend. Babysat 2 nieces and 2 nephews, all good kids so it's not as bad as it sounds. Played tig/tag for the first time in years - I'm much better at it now than I was when I was 12, although fitting through some of the smaller sections of the climbing

Crystal Cat

glassdog - holy moly, further proof that good, up-to-date content and a peculiar sense of humour can get you almost anywhere. Well done Lance.

Catching worms

Too damn early, especially when I didn't finish work until 12:15 a.m. (7 and a half hours ago). Fixed a rogue bold tag - spot the difference.

Looking down

It's a bit like standing at the top of a cliff with a parachute. Or maybe that pause at the top of a rollercoaster ride. You can just about see what is coming, but it's really difficult to anticipate exactly when, and exactly what you are heading for, but either way you know it's gonna


I long for an even keel. The current business climate is wavering, up and down, up and down, I know it will level out, just wish it would hurry up - I hate NOT knowing. Problem now is that this kinda non-mood is beginning to wash off on me, find myself in a kind of


Wooossshhhhh. So that was the weekend. Saturday, in-laws, haircut, curry at friends. Sunday, my parents, shopping and two Indiana Jones movies (they just don't make them like that anymore...). Back to Monday already... Funny atmosphere of people getting on with their day-to-day work without really being too sure of where it will lead. Maybe it's

Nail meet hammer

speechtherapy In my current professional climate, six hits the nail on the head, ok so my 'disorder' (hey shouldn't you Yanks have come up with a PC, positive outlook word for that?) is slightly different, but it's staying where it should, some I'm a happy chappy...


Crazy hectic times ahead. I would presume I am on hiatus. The company news we got has thrown everything up in the air, and it feels very like it did when I first joined here, kinda exciting, infuriating and scary at the same time. Admittedly there are slightly scary undertones, but I've been there before,


What a top weekend. So much to say that I can't, so much I saw that I shouldn't have, so much I did that... ahem anyway... Dublin was a really nice city, very relaxed laidback kinda attitude, like they're not trying to be cool or anything, it's just the way they are, and if you