Looking forward

No this isn't going to be about resolutions. No it's not going to be long. All it is, is this: To everyone, have a wonderful 2003. I'm not sure what mine will hold, but I do know I will make the most of what I have. I will try and learn from the past and

Surviving

Start drinking at 3:30pm + Finish drinking at 11:30pm = Sore head this morning. More drinks at 5:30pm, dinner at 9pm, guess what I'll have tomorrow... In saying that yesterday was excellent. It was the (soon to be 'traditional') meeting of friends at Stu and Alan's flat. Pressies were exchanged, drinks and food consumed, and

Catching Up

(The following are not in any specific order, too much alcohol still in my system to be able to follow anything resembling order....) Stuart has gone all Scandinavian on us (check those dates). Vaughan posted on Christmas Day and is looking for human contact, or maybe he's happy talking to his plants. Mike's Christmas card

Sales = bad

Just spent a shitload of money on Christmas? Then why not venture out for a 'bargain' in the Sales! (Note they are no longer the 'New Year Sales' when did that change?) We ventured out into the Sales. To Braehead (shopping centre outside Glasgow). If I say it was fucking mobbed will you catch my

Survived

Top Xmas celebrations. Too much food, too much drink and I've still got tonight, Saturday/night and Sunday night to survive! Full pressie run down soon in all it's honest glory. How was yours?

Christmas Eve-eve-eve

Well, I survived the office party on Friday night. Excellent food courtesy of the new SAS Radisson in Glasgow (better picture - BIG), and a top night all in, although I must apologies to our new Sales Director as the 16 people who ended up back at his room did make quite a mess, although

Obvious truths

Also know as those 'Doh' moments when you realise something that is kinda obvious once pointed out, but you'd never really thought about. Criminals often revisit the scene of past crimes to steal the replacements you buy. It's true, a policeman told Caterina all about it, and I have to admit I didn't know/realise this

Isn't the web wonderful

Or, in other words, I've been trawling my referrer logs again. hinesight.net appeared and in the spirit of giving that is Xmas I'd like to point you guys over there (seems like the visual thesaurus went down well!)

Gollum gets an Oscar

The rise of 'synthespians' takes a look at the growing trend and acceptance of computer generated characters. Gollum (Lord of the Rings), Dobby (an elf in Harry Potter), Yoda (Star Wars), etc.

Museum staff to strike?

OK, not really, but this article from yesterday's Scotsman talks about under-investment and the figure of £14 million is touted as being required to stop some museums closing and to save jobs. Under-investment. Sound familiar? Fire service, railways, health service, in short the bulk of public services are lacking funding. What is the government doing

Brrrrr

A word of warning to Meg. It was -7C this morning. Mind you I guess that Anna is keeping her sister up-to-date. In other news... ehh... hang on. There isn't any. Ohh I did manage to finally buy a snazzy new shirt for our company Xmas do on Friday although I will have to venture