(Late) Weekender

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Blimey, is it Wednesday already?? Ohhh I did that, right… as you were. I’d like to ask for two days off work. Tomorrow and Friday will do, so I can be take the time to be thankful for everything I hold dear. And so I can snap up some goodies on Black Friday… (that’s for…

That's Gross man

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Blimey, is it Tuesday already? I received an email from Clare last week asking if I’d take part in a little game of hers. Sure thing, I said (always too quick to say yes and too nice to say no… it’s an affliction). I was glad when she only asked me to provide two photos….

Silly women

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Honestly, you women. Running around, daring to be happy and comfortable in your sexuality, wearing flattering clothes and flirting, yes FLIRTING, with members of the opposite sex. It’s ridiculous, but tolerable. The limit is reached when you start drinking though. Honestly. You can’t have everything, that’s just greedy. Yes? No? I’m gobsmacked at the news…

9rules Network

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Back in April I mentioned that I was going to apply to join the 9rules network and my what a stooshie it caused: If people want to sell their souls to advertising or to networks, why not write for the paper press? The 9rules thing seems 180 degrees opposed to everything I love about blogging…

Airport Express

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Finally!!! Considering the amount of hassle I’ve had trying to setup and configure my new Airport Express, I’ve jotted down some information which I hope may be of use to others. I may end up waffling my way through this so, if you want, skip straight to the summary. Firstly some notes on my setup…

Old songs say so much

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Meme-like post ahoy! I’ve been on a musical voyage of re-discovery lately, digging through dusty CDs and uncovering some albums I’d forgotten about. Some, I’ll happily admit, haven’t really stood up against the ravages of time and my changing musical tastes; one Kevin McDermott Orchestra CD has worn so badly you can see through parts…

The Brothers Grimm

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic Terry Gilliam has a certain way with imagery, you either love it or can’t quite figure it out. For the most part I love it and this story, of the two young Grimm brothers and the supposed origin of their famous fairytales, is a perfect foil for…

Who am I?

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UPDATE: The idea for this post came from Lea Alcantara. I’ll summarise your comments over the weekend and maybe even let you know why I asked. Maybe. Right, interaction time (stop groaning at the back). For reasons that I can’t yet disclose (unless you’re willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement? No, didn’t think so) I…

Random Notes

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From the last Scottish blogmeet, found when clearing out my desk over the weekend. During a clear out I found a scrap of paper on my desk at the weekend. It was from the Scottish blogmeet and was used to jot down URLs and the drinks order (soooo organised!). On the back of this piece…

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Christmas Shopping

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Understandably, this year Christmas will be decidely low-key. However that, unfortunately, doesn’t negate the need to tackle the beast that is “Shopping for Christmas presents”. However this year I think we’ve got it sussed. Louise has been saving – well, giving to the Christmas hamper scheme to get shopping vouchers back – all year and,…

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In Her Shoes

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic Note to self: A wee bit of research wouldn’t go amiss sometimes. Taking your wife to the cinema to ‘take her mind off things’ is all well and good but, given recent events, not when the movie in question revolves around the theme of family, belonging and…

Enough is enough

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I’m in techie hell at the moment. This may descend into a bit of rant. Frankly I’m past caring… I received an AirportExpress for my birthday but, and here’s one in the eye for all Apple fanatics, it’s ridiculously hard to setup. Yes I’m running Windows XP but it SAYS on the box that the…

The Real Internet

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Isn’t the internet wonderful. So much information just sitting there, waiting for you, so many different distractions and so many clever ways to harness it for your own needs. Depending on who you talk to (and what they have at stake) the internet is full of friendly people all willing to help you and be…

Closely Cropped

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Do you shave? If so, what do you use? Wet or dry? Two blades, three blades, five?? Electric or manual? I’ve been a wet shaver for years now, two blades and a little shaving oil is plenty for me to whisk away those annoying (for the wife) bristles. I keep missing the bit in the…

It's the blind man*

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Visited my Gran on Saturday mainly to help my parents put up a new set of blinds in her bedroom, having replaced the kitchen set last week. As usual it turned out to be a bit of a marathon job – having to remove a wooden baton, cut the blinds to size and so on…