Thoughts for the day

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(arrived via email from regular commentee “Splinter” (that’s not his real name ya know)) Life is a sexually transmitted condition. Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see one without an erection, make him a sandwich. Give a person a…

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Blink

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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for several months now, however I hate hate hate myself for buying it when I did, when it was the ‘in’ thing to read (in some circles) and so I’ve been avoiding it. The really annoying thing is, of course, that it’s an…

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Dead Man's Chest

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic It’s hard to be critical of a movie like this, a movie which is hugely tongue-in-cheek and which is the middle of a trilogy. As it happens this isn’t a bad movie, but I think it suffers from having to both live up to the mark set…

My wee granny

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The title is both literal and figurative. My Gran has been in hospital for the past couple of weeks. She was taken in after the carer, who turned up to make her her breakfast, found her lying in the hallway. She’d been there all night. She’s OK though. Nothing broken. Needless to say that gave…

What's New?

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This weekend we have mostly… Visited garden centres. Bought plants. Finished digging out the new bed in the side garden (photos will follow). Laid out new plants in side bed. Re-arranged plants in side bed. Went to visit my Gran in hospital (more on that later). Re-arranged plants in side bed. Re-arranged plants in side…

25 lines

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Inspired by Lisa and Rob, I’ve got a little quiz for you. It’s simple enough, 25 lyrics, guess the song and artist. I’ve used the “Party Shuffle” mode of iTunes to pull 25 random tracks from my library, so don’t blame me… entirely.. Ohh and it’s not always the first line of the song, some…

An Oggy Oggy Pasty

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A lot of blogs are filled to bursting with rants and moans about this company or that product. So today, by way of change, I thought I’d bring you a success story which, as the title suggests, is about The Oggy Oggy Pasty Company, specifically about their branch in Glasgow. Why? Because the staff are…

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Calling Occupants

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The time has come to replace our ageing Ascom handsets. One handset has a faulty screen, the other won’t charge the batteries properly and randomly turns itself off. They are well past the point of returning to the manufacturer so it’s time to start shopping/researching. The last time I looked the Panasonic DECT phones were…

New Music

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Bit of a splurge recently, some current stuff, some not. Muse – Black Holes and Revelations First things first, do not let the current single (Supermassive Black Hole) sway you either for, or against, this album. It’s definitely a standout track but it’s not really representative of the album as a whole, which is more…

Weekender

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So let’s see if I can remember all of this. Friday night Popped down to see our friend, poor dear has several large bruises, mostly on her face, and some metal staples in her head. Suggestions of ‘blinging them up’ were met with a smile (just before she heaved a cushion at me). Saturday Up…