Bite me

Reading time: < 1 min

Pop culture. Words used. Origin unknown. Meanings conferred. Brewed in the brain. Subtleties lost. Twisted timelines. Asian whispers. Playground offices. Stolen. Misused. Appropriated. Triggered disconnects. Global memes. Memories merging. Pasts colliding. A nip of this. Media unknown. Mix well. Pilfered accents. References mashed. A dash of that. Decades apart. Lifetimes passed. Fashion disregarded. Delivered without…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

Do Not Pass Go: Interview With The Monopoly Thimble Perhaps nobody cares about their clothes anymore. Sad times for a thimble, cast aside. The Coffee Shaman “The way a shaman comes to light is that, as a child, he’s given fairy tales that are only that: fairy tales. And the shaman has to then penetrate…

Mission to Mars

Reading time: 3 mins

My dearest loved ones, I’m writing to all of you in the hope that my words will bring some solace and help you adjust to what is about to happen. You all know how excited I was when they announced this project, you’ve all supported me and encouraged me to work hard to make it…

Decluttering Tyler

Reading time: 2 mins

I am not my job. I am not how much money I have in the bank. I am not the car I drive. I am not the contents of my wallet. I am not my fucking khakis. I am not the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world. (paraphrased from a movie we don’t talk about)…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

Did a violin teacher from Plano, Texas solve the world’s greatest classical music mystery? In 2006, Padgett was part of an orchestra preparing for a concert dedicated to the “mysteries and hidden messages” of Edward Elgar’s Variations on an Original Theme, Enigma, Op. 36. The Enigma Variations, as it is commonly called, is one of…

Review: Blogging the Rubicon

Reading time: 3 mins

Caesar (yes, that one) instigated a war by crossing the river Rubicon, so when I heard that a new venture had opened, and taken its name from this historic act of war, my interest was piqued. Let’s see what Crossing the Rubicon had to offer. They had invited around 40 bloggers, of various shades of…

When you don’t fit

Reading time: 3 mins

Banged my head again. I wouldn’t mind so much but it was on the exact same spot on my head that I did it last time, and the time before that. I’m currently taping a wadded up towel round the sharp wooden edge of the entrance so I don’t do it again. Stupid walk-in cupboard….

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

Simply 69 funny jokes by 69 funny comedians Just 69 brilliant jokes as written by 69 brilliant comedians. What else is there to say, take it away Spike… 1. Spike Milligan “I thought I’d begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine. 2….

Beneath our feet

Reading time: 4 mins

Do you ever get one of those weird compulsions to do something that you would never do? Like wanting to jump in a river fully clothed, or eating an entire raw onion? It’s kinda hard to explain and most of the time I just ignore them but the other day one of them struck me…

January In Review

Reading time: 3 mins

The first in a monthly series, largely for my own benefit, of my own highlights from the past month. Lived Highlights My niece turned one and remains the most adorable, inquisitive little thing. Had two ‘Christmas’ nights out with friends (much laughter, good food and boozes) Finally got down to Kelvingrove to see the wonderful…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

Dearest reader, I can confirm that this week, Weekend Reading is a Trump free zone. I dunno about you but I can’t handle any more of that, so I thought I’d avoid inflicting it on anyone else.* The Secret History of the First Cat in Space On October 18th, 1963, the Centre national d’études in…

What’s your tipple?

Reading time: 5 mins

Many people, myself included, like the taste of some alcoholic beverages but as alcohol comes in many guises learning which ones are good, and which ones are not, requires some trial and effort. Heads up – coconut tequila; just say no kids, just say no. I can remember my first alcoholic drink. A sip from…