Whoosh

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Friday has zipped past me leaving me trailing in it’s wake. Yet, as I sit here contemplating the evening ahead, I find myself contemplating a burning orangey pink sunset. Gorgeous. Anyway, I WAS going to comment on various things today, so excuse me whilst I take a quick dash through the headlines. 40 years for…

Voices in my head

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How wrong Emily Dickinson was! Hope is not “the thing with feathers.” The thing with feathers has turned out to be my nephew. I must take him to a specialist in Zurich. From Woody Allen, The Complete Prose And so I sat there, chuckling to myself whilst my fellow commuters stared obstinately out of the…

Getting Organised

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Bookmarks dotted about all over the place. A del.ico.us account that rarely gets used. Various clever Firefox extensions. My miniblog. My custom start page. My blogroll(s). Bloglines. The sites I “use”, the sites I visit, the useful sites, the information sites, so many sites, so much information and so many ways of filtering and accessing…

Yawn

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Still recovering from the weekend, a sure sign that I’m getting older as a hangover now takes two or more days to recede. Slept in for work this morning but thankfully it’s a bank holiday in Scotland today so the roads and train were quiet. Unfortunately it means the sandwich shop at the top of…

Weekender

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Friday evening. A few beers with my mates, and a great night that was only spoiled by a pint of “flowery” beer (Deuchars I believe). Celeb spotted Donnie Munro in Babbity Bowsters (where I’ll be this coming weekend for the Glasgow blogmeet – 2pm people!), had mince and lorne sausage stovies in Cafe Source –…

Central Perk

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We’re attending the wedding reception of a couple of good friends tomorrow night, and we’re both thoroughly looking forward to it, I even have a wee ‘rehearsal’ this evening. It’s always good to catchup with friends, and I just know that we’ll come away on Sunday morning saying “why don’t we get together more often”….

Ohh a navel!

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Does blogging about your own site count as navel-gazing? Anyhoo… you may have noticed that the entries in the miniblog are getting longer. If you haven’t noticed let me state that “the entries in the miniblog are getting longer”.It started unconsciously but as with most things the habits we form and the way we use…

Rubber service

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I’ve just witnessed a blatant display of sexism, it’s quite shocking when you see these things up close, especially as, being a middle-aged middle-class white male, there are few “-isms” that can be used against me (for isn’t that the true definition of an -ism, an aspect of yourself that others use against you??) and…

Sidetracked

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Oh yes, hello, forgot about you there for a minute. Terribly sorry, awful way to treat you I know, I know. You see I’m quite busy at the moment, yes yes I know that EVERYONE is “quite busy” and busy is a very relative term but I truly am… sort of… Thing is it’s not…

Lethal Force Knee-Jerk

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The news that Strathclyde Police Force has introduced Taser stun-guns has already sparked the usual round of “letters to the editor” stating various figures about how many people have died in the USA since these guns were introduced over there. Personally, as a supporter of Amnesty International, I find myself torn on this issue. On…

Beautiful

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A while back, Vaughan mentioned the most beautiful rainbow he’d ever seen. I commented at the time and always meant to expand on my thoughts here. But how do you discuss something that is entirely subjective? What is beautiful to me may seem whimsical or down right soppy to you, not to mention that beauty…

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Slow Motion

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Slow Motion: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro I bought this book in the local charity shop, solely based on a few paragraphs and a stylish cover (not the one that Amazon have), I’ve been reading it on the way home from work on the train, and have to admit I’m surprised to have quite liked…

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Wrong side of bed

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*ping* Awake at 7.48am. Not sure why. Last time I saw on the clock was 2 summat… Long day ahead. But hey, it’s the weekend and we have few plans. That’s not strictly true, I do have some things I’d like to do but as a married man I have to compromise. Can’t lounge about…

Making Money

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The geezer with the numbers tells us there are only 100 days until Christmas. I knew this because I live with the original “Crimbo nutter”. She has a countdown printed off and stuck up on her wall at work. She made it up a month ago. Anyway, 100 days until the big glittery, sparkling day…

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Yeehhaaaaaa

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Apparently they are only with us for six weeks. Unfortunately I’m not sure when that six week period began, but either way, get yourself to a BP garage (other outlets may sell them too) and purchase yourself one of these delicious “blasts from the past”. Yum Yes, they are every bit as good as they…

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