Vroooommm click

Wouldn’t it be cool if you had a front mounted camera on your car. How many times have you been driving along, admiring the view laid out before you, without anyway of stopping and capturing it? Those mornings when the sun is streaming dramatically through the clouds, whilst some idiot is 2 feet from your rear bumper meaning that any deviant from your course will problem result in the removal of your rear bumper.

Yes that type of camera would be very nice to have. Please Mr. Manufacturer, make it so.

Either that or fit a rear-pointing rocket launcher to my car. Thankseversomuch.

Red moon

Arriving home on Saturday night, Louise commented on the colour of the moon. It was rather striking, and we nipped upstairs to setup the telescope. Thankfully the sky was crystal clear and we got an excellent view of what turned out to be an eclipse. I also got a couple of slightly dodgy photos.. but bugger me, the moon is a tricky subject to photograph. Admittedly it could’ve been down to the bottle of Cabernet Merlot I’d quaffed, or perhaps the 35% proof rum, or the fact it was midnight, the temperature was hovering around zero and I had neglected to put a jumper on..

Glad we caught it though. Even if it was completely by chance.

No-one to thank

Like most bloggers (I suspect, ohh god, say I’m not the only one who does this!), there are times when I catch myself viewing the world primarily as a means to aid with the composition a post. I was doing just that the other morning, and had the bare bones of a post mapped out in my head… before realising that it contained a basic flaw and I wouldn’t be able to post it.

However, in the spirit of sharing and, um, because it’s Monday morning and I’ve little else to mention… see if you can spot the flaw in the following:

Dear God,

Congratulations on that sunrise thing. It truly is a work of genius, I honestly wish I’d been getting up this early more often to catch this dazzling display.

Slight problem though, as my drive to work takes me West, I am spending increasing amounts of time gazing into my mirrors. Understandably this is possibly not the best thing to be doing whilst belting along the A726 at 70mph..

Any chance you could flip things around, sunrise in the West, sunset in the East? No? Pffff, and you call yourself a deity..

Did you spot it?

Forced blogging

I’d like to coin a new term. For all of us who have forced themselves to start writing, in the hope that a viable blog post will spew forth, I’d like to introduce “forcing”. No wait, that’s already something… umm… “Forging” .. dammit.. “Forceblogging”?


Whatever the term is, this post is most DEFINITELY an excellent example of this new genre of blogging.

Forciblogging? Determinablogging?

And finally…

It seems the gods of technology are hell bent on retribution. Not only is my home PC beginning to make some rather loud rattley type noises, far louder and rattlier than normal, but this week I’m in a week long induction course (which does include a session entitled “First Expressions, Lasting Impressions”…). Blogging shall be of the “lite” variety, diet blogging, if you will.

Of course I’m sure I’ll find the odd moment here and there but I’m just getting my excuses in now, rather than have you all wondering if my previous post —Blogs are rubbish— was some form of epitaph. Although, frankly, if you think that’s how I’d sign off from blogland you are sadly mistaken and really haven’t been paying proper attention.


  1. Andy N said:

    I got it !!

    You are writing a letter to an anthropomorphic personification, and you don’t know where to send it.

    March 5, 2007
  2. Matt said:

    Flogging? I dunno, seems like the most obvious one.

    I am having woes with my 2-year old laptop myself, whenever I pick it up, something small and plasticky moves around inside it. I think it must be something non-essential, as the laptop still works fine.

    March 5, 2007
  3. Gordon said:

    Close Andy…

    March 5, 2007
  4. David said:

    You know, the best thing to do when you can’t think of anything to write but you feel like you should post something is to not worry about it and don’t post anything. We won’t take away your blogging licence if you fail to post for a day or two. 😉

    March 5, 2007
  5. Gordon said:

    Not post for a day or two… ARE YOU A MENTAL?

    March 5, 2007
  6. Chris said:

    Oh, please please please someone make that car camera. I so often want to snap things that I just see in passing. It’s never the same if you go back with the specific intent to take pictures.

    March 5, 2007
  7. Steve said:

    Is the flaw that the A726 runs in an NorthWest/SouthEast diagonal, so sunrise might actually be in your blindspot?

    March 6, 2007
  8. Gordon said:

    Nope Steve. It’s much simpler than that…

    March 6, 2007
  9. Peter said:

    It’s totally illegal to drive at 70 mph on the A726 !! You rascal you!! Speed kills.

    What have I won?

    March 7, 2007
  10. shmeder said:

    I just stopped over from Washing Up. I call forced blogging blogorrhea. There might be other terms but I found that one a few weeks ago at urban dictionary.com.

    March 9, 2007
  11. Gordon said:

    There is no god.

    March 12, 2007

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