Until then

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RANT

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So what’s today? Today is Friday. That’s it, nothing else. Just another working day at the end of another working week. Except it isn’t. It’s a bank holiday, which has some connection to a religious event, apparently. Obviously upon hearing that jesus had rolled away the giant chocolate egg from in front of his tomb,…

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Bad Monkey

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It’s only when you have a small, slightly tender wound in the middle of your back that your realise how often you lie on your back whilst trying to get to sleep. I always thought I slept mostly on my side but after wakening every 30 minutes or so last night I find that I…

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Squeam

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Well that was an odd experience. Completely painless of course but that doesn’t mean you can’t feel what is going on as the doctor pulled and sliced and snipped at my skin. I don’t want to make a big deal of this, twas but a mole, so hats off to the NHS staff at Hairmyres…

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Mole

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It’ll be a tad quiet here today, as I’m off to the hospital to get a mole removed. I’m not particularly attached to it and it’s a constant source of irritation so I’ll be quite pleased to get shot of the little bugger. It’s right in the middle of my back and quite pronounced meaning…

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Miscellany

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Music is a huge part of my life yet I don’t really write that much about it here. Odd that. ~ I now have three Mozilla applications installed, Firefox, Thunderbird and Sunbird (calendar application). I know have three separate folders in my Start menu, one for each. Why not one top level folder “Mozilla” and…

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Must Read

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If the previous post (below) isn’t your thang and believe me, part of my brain wishes it wasn’t my thing either, may I suggest you go and read this post on Naked Blog. Right now. Why are you still here? I said NOW!! Ohh you’ve come back? Right. Sorry. What do I think of it?…

Sticking Point

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I’m stuck. I’ve got two posts in draft that are constantly crossing over into each other’s territory, one of which is threatening to prompt me to start a new category called “Essay”. I’m trying to focus on specific aspects of some things that are currently doing the rounds across the Atlantic, and if possible kick…

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Intact

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Survived. Just. Not sure how well my legs will function in the morning though. And whilst I’m here I’d like to thank the person that sent me a book from my wishlist (Alasdair Gray – Lanark). I have a few suspicions of WHO sent me it but as you didn’t say who you were when…

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Balls

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In an ongoing effort to both lose weight and regain some level of fitness I’ve managed to drag out the elliptical trainer quite often over the past few weeks, and can now manage around 10km/20-odd minutes most nights. However it’s entirely based on my ability to find something on TV to divert my attention away,…

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LOVE ME!

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Popularity contests, I can’t stand them. All that gushing for verification, all that competition… sorry? I’m 10th??!! … Popularity contests, I LOVE THEM. Aren’t they great!!! For those that missed it, there was a mini-furore (a fure?) recently when a new site launched with the aim: … not so much to create a fuss about…

BANG III

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Awful awful news. Made more awful by the fact that it won’t be the last such occasion, yet they’ve failed to act in the past, twice (at the very very least). We will hear, yet again, that “guns don’t kill people”. We will hear, yet again, that “it is the right to choose”. We will…

Oliverian

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Jamie Oliver. Love him or loathe him he has to be applauded for his current stance and activity surrounding school dinners. Firstly I think he is a genuine guy, and even if his “cheeky charm” and “mockney” attributes put you off, if you’ve seen any of his recent series (I only saw a couple of…

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Orwellian

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George Orwell, in Why I Write, suggested that there are “four great motives for writing”: Sheer egoism Aesthetic enthusiasm Historical impulse Political purpose Obviously there are many other more subtle reasons for wanting to write but on the whole I tend to agree. Obviously Georgie, as I like to call him (he hates it though),…

Robots

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic Wanting a leisurely evening we decided to forego the darker undertones of Constantine and tossed a coin for either Hitch or Robots. Robots it was (well it was tails as it happens) and we settled into our seats as the only adults no accompanied by a child…