Yeah baby!

Just HAD to repeat this quote here, taken from saltation's stint over at Bacon, Cheese and Oatcakes."Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the goal of arriving safely in a prettily preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways in a shower of gravel and party shards, thoroughly used, utterly exhausted, and loudly


Back from a pub lunch, one pint of Guinness was all I had but I can already tell this afternoon will be a struggle. It's times like these that I long for my first job, where a Friday lunch quickly turned into a Friday afternoon in the pub. Ahh the joys of working in a

Answering the question

Firstly, thank you to Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. I've always had a fascination with encyclopedias, and can quite happily spend hours skimming through one, picking up all sorts of useless information.Alas that information didn't include (although when I think about it, it probably did I've just forgotten it) a definition of what makes a road

Personalise this

Sometimes, when considering what to post here, I'll start with a passing thought and try and analyse it a little to see what depth it has, and who it relates to me. For example, the Donnie Darko article in the miniblog (on the left there), made me pause and think about thoughts I used to

Blog rules!

GO BLOG!! Ohh sorry... too much American Presidental Election coverage has addled my brain...That should really be "Blog Rules" as in "these are the rules by which I blog".This is my site. It contains MY thoughts and MY opinions. I proffer them forth not to have you agree with them but simply to put them

Pursuit of pleasure

Partially nicked from yesterday's Independent.According to Michael Flocker's The Hedonism Handbook there are 10 signs you're in too deep:You no longer remember anyone's phone number because they're all in your mobileYou e-mail people who are seated within 20ft of youYou make itineraries for your holidaysThe idea of a full week without internet access fills you


Don't you just love days like this? Spending hours in long meetings, trying to find a way to get more work done in few hours. How about shorter meetings!I'm also a bit stuck by the death of John Peel. I feel bad, and I know he influenced a lot of people but I have been

Buzz off

Looks like the American spelling bee is heading to the UK in the form (somewhat) of the BBC's new show Hard Spell: "Britain's best young speller step forward because SPELLING JUST GOT COMPELLING." (emphasis mine). Good grief. To be hosted by Eamonn Holmes, the executive producer said "This will be like Pop Idol, but with


It's a wonder we can communicate at all these days. The propensity to just send an email, or a txt msg (sic) is killing the art of conversation.You could take my wife's approach though. She likes to send txt msgs that are every so slightly misleading, forcing the other person to phone her up and

For me?

One advantage of the woeful delivery service that is Amazon, is that my birthday presents are still trickling in.. this evening I arrived home to some pressies from my sister-in-law and her kids:Ghostwritten by David MitchellDisgrace by J.M. CoetzeeAstonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare MorrallThey'll get added to the stack of books next to my

Not this but that

I had thought of 23 different things to post here by 8.30am this morning. I've forgotten each one. Instead I'll give you a transcript (a small snippet) of a discussion I've just had on IM (the names have been changed to protect the innocent - I've ALWAYS wanted to say that... hmmmm what ever happened


Hanni linked to a post which discusses whether weblogs and standards are ruining the internet, with the entire thing prompted by Heather Champ, the woman's influence is considerable. I've commented about this on the former linked sites but thought I'd expand (clarify) my position here. If you are so inclined I suggest you go and

She's still missing

Muse-less I wander the dessert, spoon in hand. I have no content to create, only that which to pass on... please bear that in mind as you read on:Q. How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?A. Fish.Q. Why can't engineers tell jokes timing? Q. A bass drum and a cymbal fall

Old Dog

The matchsticks snapped, the caffeine hallucinations haven't kicked in yet and sitting here with my head soaking, hair dripping, at my desk this is about the best I can come up with. Sorry. You know, sometimes it's almost like I've just started blogging. It's ridiculous really, you'd think I'd know better than to post about