Designing a Blog

(Only slightly 'Art' related... or am I clutching at straws?)Regular reader(s) will know that I purchased a digital camera recently. As such I've got a few photo's I'm proud enough of to put online. This of course gives me an excuse to re-design the site again. (There is a side article here about the propensity


Today is Performance Art Wednesday it seems.So today this blog will be high-brow and obtuse.And it is art.Art in the space of the mind.(And no I'm not sure how long I will keep this up for either...)

Counters, Referrers and such like

Seems the RE_INVIGORATE guys have been hard at work. I login every week or so, and have just noticed that the Traffic Monitor has moved and been updated. If you are looking for a good site counter, why not give it a try?

Phone Booth

Hmmm not sure. Colin Farrell was good, Kiefer sounded bad but, I dunno, it just didn't fit properly. The tense moments were tense, the emotional moments were emotional, and the funny moments were funny. That was the problem. It could've been much better with a few more twists (easily gotten as they would've been) and

Phone Booth

Phone Booth Good to see Colin Farrell getting a leading role, and he holds his own well here despite a slightly dodgy script and a flat ending. Premise of the film offered a lot and, while we enjoyed the movie, I think it could've offered more. That aside, Farrell plays his part well, Kiefer Sutherland


Phone Booth tonight.X-Men 2 on Thursday.And hopefully we can still catch the Pianist as it's still showing at the UGC in Glasgow... also fancy The 25th Hour (Edward Norton and Spike Lee, so you know it won't be awful).Yes we've got a lot of catching up to do film-wise and the UGC pass will be

For all you writers

I include myself in this, having studied minimalism in technical writing: Take the Fat Out of Your Writing "Is your writing wobbly? Next time you take finger to word processor, think clarity, relevance, sincerity, concision and transparency."

Hicky Burpday

The lady is another year wiser Happy Birthday Heather.Now I don't know her from Adam (Eve?) but I have been visiting her site on and off since the early days (1999 or so). If you have never been, go and trawl through the archives for some wonderful photography, go to the famous mirror project, or

Spot on as usual

"The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, makes me wanna move, those dancing feet"In an attempt to regain some fitness I'm back at the 5-a-side, unfortunately all it's doing at the moment is re-affirming just how unfit I am at the moment.You know the feeling don't you? Well I'd try and put it into


Stumbled across this in the Metro this morning. Ayurveda: A Brief Introduction and Guide. The Science of Life "Ayurveda identifies three basic types of energy or functional principles that are present in everyone and everything. Since there are no single words in English that convey these concepts, we use the original Sanskrit words vata, pitta

More names

The man they call Lyle (to his face) reminds me of a story about names, or to be more precise, the story of my name.My Mum was named Lynda Gordon, and on marrying my Dad became Lynda McLean (you can see where this is heading already can't you). Soon the lovely couple decided to produce

Famous Name Changes

OK, most Brits know who Reg Dwight is, but what about Demetria Guynes? Or Marie MacDonald McLaughlin Lawrie? Or Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere, or Arnold George Dorsey... ohh I could go on, but I won't as you can find them all at Famous Name Changes.So, what would you change your name to?

Beep beep beep…

Nine years ago tonight, after a night out with some friends, I suggested to Louise we get married. As the records show, she said yes and made me a very very happy man indeed. Tonight we have a celebration planned. We will tidy up the house a bit, and probably collapse into bed as we

The In-Laws

My in-laws are moving to Spain next week. So today we had a going away 'do' (a buffet lunch and a 'few' drinks). We had organised a family portrait of the 'kids' (Louise and I, her brother and her sister and her four kids), made up a couple of t-shirts for my father-in-law featuring a