Month: <span>April 2002</span>

echoedsecrets. Hmmm as this is supposed to be a ‘gadget filled’ website I s’pos I should get me one of them thar tag boards.

And here was me just looking for a commenting system, any suggestions anyone?

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OK, let me run this by you. I wanna see if it’s just me or whether this is reasonably common (well common in people like us – you know what I mean).

Sometimes I like to do nothing, well more often than not actually. I’m adept at finding excuses to not do something. Take, for instance, the cupboard over my right-hand shoulder. When we moved in it was a handy place for all that ‘other’ stuff that doesn’t belong in our bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, etc etc. (for example, a bag of cables, old mice, and a soundcard; a box of memories from Louise’s 21st; some Xmas presents we’ve still not given out; old winter coats; cycling helmets; a box of CD singles; a picture frame; some old placemats; and a myriad of stuff I can’t even see).

Right now, this very second, I have an urge to start tidying it out. The urge is very strong, and I know it will build over the coming day or so and I’ll probably end up starting it by Tuesday night.

It’s that kind of urge I want to ask about. Is it just me? Or do you occasionally gets ‘bursts’ of energy, urges to tidy up, do all those little jobs you’ve had on your list for so long. An urge to just NOT sit about and watch crap on TV.

I don’t get that kinda urge often, but when they do, boy, don’t get in my way, I’m a regular one man whirlwind.

Mind you I still haven’t cut the grass…

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East Kilbride shopping centre early a.m. – hunting for wedding present and purple attire, found neither.

Hamilton for lunch – same shoppng goals – got wedding present, a lovely set of glasses (more on that in a sec).

Glasgow for secondary shopping goal – purple attire – remembered why we don’t travel across the city at 2pm. Spend 90 mins stationary in car. Curse sister for have a purple themed 21st birthday party. Give up and go home.

Wedding reception in the evening. Get togged up, go to reception, have better time than expected. On leaving bride mentions the engagement present we gave them that they had just gotten around to opening… yes, you guessed it, a box of glasses. Doh. Oh well, should see the funny side of it I hope…

Today, gym a.m., Spanish Grand Prix p.m., tidied up house a little, and about to start dinner.

How was your weekend?

P.S. Only kidding Jen, we don’t mind really…

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Weird weather does not make a good weekend. Uncertainty about what to wear, jumper or raincoat, just adds to the fun.

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I’m working from home today, tapping away on my laptop. I get twice, nay thrice as much done when I work at home as there are NO interruptions. I don’t mean that in a bad way, as a team leader/manager type bod my team require me to answer questions. I get involved in impromptu discussion concerning a process or procedure that needs altering, a decision that needs taken. I enjoy that aspect of office life, I enjoy the way it can go from lull to chaos in seconds. But I like working at home too. I get to drink good coffee, I have music playing quietly in the background, I control the temperature of the room, I also can stop and look out of the window and see our back garden (damn must cut the grass).

I’m also in the midst (well I was last night) of finishing off some more thoughts and ramblings to post here, should be up over the weekend sometime, although if the weather stays like it is (switching between glorious sunshine and hailstones) expect them sooner rather than later.

Other plans for the weekend include a family friends wedding on Saturday, and… ehh.. that’s about it I think! Although should really be thinking about my sister’s 21st party the following weekend. Need to get something purple to wear as that’s the theme.

Ohhh and while I remember…

Time for the Friday Five
1. What are your hobbies?
Hmmm reading. I’ve always read a lot of books, and go through spells of reading lots then nothing. I guess this infernal website could be classed as a hobby. Ohhh and when I get around to buying a keyboard, that’ll be a hobby too.

2. Do you collect anything?
Used to collect keyrings and badges. Now I just collect bills and payment demands (or so it seems). Again, kinda geeky but I do ‘collect’ wallpapers for my PC… sad isn’t it..

3. Is there a hobby you’re interested in, but just don’t have the time/money to do?
Painting – watercolours especially, lack of time, money and basic artisitic ability (ok, so mainly the last one)

4. Have you ever turned a hobby into a moneymaking opportunity?
Nope, not once. Does that make me a bad person? Or a good one? 😉

5. Besides web-related stuff (burbs, rings, etc.), what clubs do you belong to?
None, never really been my thing to be honest.

Right that’s me done for the day. Have a good weekend y’all!

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How the hell? Actually I don’t care, it’s the first time I’ve seen my site listed as Number One on Google!! Woo hoo.

Yes I know I’m not helping by reposting the search terms, but it’s an interesting question don’t ya think? I certainly would like to find out the answer to the question: did Claudia Schiffer do a porn movie…

It is slightly worrying though – I have no idea what kind of people must end up at my site, but I do wonder what they make of it.

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Nick Jordan has a blog. Looks like ANOTHER one to add to my list… when will it end!! 😉

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Danielle says this is a “lovely gadgetized blog from the UK”.

Awwwww, I’ve got a nice warmy fuzzy glow inside now…

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