Life update

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Right, a few items to cover, so let’s get on with it then. Mortgage is proceeding nicely. Valuation came in and apparently we’ve added £20k to the value of our house in the past two years. Not sure WHERE but that was a nice surprise. We’re hoping to complete the new mortgage in a couple…

What is my culture?

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There is a long rambling post that refuses to tumble out of my head. It’s centred around how what I digest forms my own “micro-culture”, and whether the fact that I don’t really identify with any single “macro-culture” means that I’m cultureless? Gosh, doesn’t that sound like something awfully twee and if I were to…

In other news…

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Anyone buy the Evening Times tonight? Glasgow edition that is, well if you turn to page 31 you may, or may not, recognise the person top right. Or you could just check this photo. Yes, my lovely wife has joined me in print, and she gets a full interview too. It’s a “worklife” feature so…

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Thought for the day

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The date has grabbed the headlines, it’s all over the news but still no-one is asking the question. What the HELL do they coat the outside of bagels with? It manages to reach super-thermal temperatures after only a few minutes toasting, making the extraction of said bagel, from said toast, bloody painful.

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All at once

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Funny how it happens, call it coincidence, call it fate, call it pain in the arse timing, but why ohh why ohh WHY do these things happen?! I’ve been invited to a birthday party, and I’d really like to go. Unfortunately it’s in London and, on the day in question, I’ll be in Spain. I’m…

Fatal FOPP

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It never EVER fails. No matter how much music I have, a visit to FOPP always brings more. Yesterday saw me return to work with: R.E.M. – Reckoning John Lee Hooker – Don’t look back (compilation) Sibelius – Symphony No.5, Finlandia, Tapiola and Valse Triste as performed by the Berlin Philharmonic And all for less…

Righteous Rubbish

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Never one to pass up a free book, most of which come via my parents, I have an ever growing “to be read” pile that is currently tottering at an alarming level. So, lest it fall over and kill someone I’ve started to work through it. Now, I should explain that I have two ‘sets’…

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Air Frivolous

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It’s all his fault, him and his “old skool kicksology“. Although I guess I could work a little harder on the willpower front… Let’s rewind a little. I enjoy playing basketball, but don’t get much chance these days. Many moons ago I used to play every Sunday night, and my idol, like every basketball fan…

I am…

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… working on a WordPress theme and finding it both easier than I thought, at times, and decidely harder than it should be, at times. My design-fu is failing me. … looking for an instrumental version of “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler in MP3 format. Ideally it’d be the version from Shrek…

Logo required

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I’ve longed toyed with the idea of having a logo for this site, something that will represent this silly little space in some way or another. I’d prefer something as simple as the Daring Fireball star, the Snook circle, or the Zeratsky squares but I’m stumped. Whilst I do like the current favicon (the Super…

The Bothy

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Dinner last night, and the giving of gift (should have been gifts but still waiting on second part to arrive). We had a table booked at The Bothy and as it is part of the G1 Group we were assured of a good experience. Located in Ruthven Lane, just off Byers Road, it’s a nicely…

Happy Birthday

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Mumsy is mmrrfllthh mumbble years old, Happy Birthday Mumsy! We are meeting my family in Glasgow at The Bothy restaurant for dinner, which is ideal as we’ve had a long lazy day pottering around the house and neither of us can be bothered cooking.

On Perth

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Home again, home again. Two days in Perth and the surrounding area have passed, and we are home in damp, dreich Hamilton. It’s good to be home, but the food just isn’t quite the same… more on that later. First to Pitlochry!