Too early

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I AM WITHOUT LIE-IN, AND I AM ANNOYED! It’s really not fair you know, the least we could get is a warming or quiet word to let us know it’s gonna happen but noooooooooooooo. One day I’m perfectly able to sleep until 10am on a Saturday morning, the next and I’m lucky if it’s 8am….

Being prepared

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It is most definitely Monday. Let me rewind the opening part of my morning for you, to offer you proof that it is most definitely Monday. ~ wibblywobbly wibblywobbly wibblywobbly ~ I’m lying in bed and somewhere in the distance, through the murk of a lie-in I hear the radio. Voices, a rabble, some music,…

I AM A WINNER!

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In January 2007 a website I designed was launched. The mission of the website was to highlight great writing on personal blogs; to draw attention to blogs that you might not have heard of before; and to point you to one absolute guaranteed humdinger of a blog post, once a week, every week. One year…

No read-ey, no write-y!

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Dearest Reader, (Yes, that’s you) I’ll keep this as simple as I can. In my previous post I stated, quite clearly, that I would be taking “the opportunity to confirm that I will not be starting to write a novel (or even a novella)”. I realise my mixing of positive and negative actions in the…

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Morning World

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Time moves on and these days I tend to watch Saturday Kitchen as opposed to Soccer AM (blame the new Soccer AM bloke, he’s rubbish). So whilst I sup on my coffee, Ken Hom is stirring up some Pork and Pineapple dish and I’m salivating. Anyway, today I’m doing a little research after an interesting…

Psychological Music

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I have a LOT of music. I buy a lot, borrow some, obtain others (hey, would you pass up a 4GB download of every “Now” album.. yeah I know, I should’ve too). The one thing I’ve always had a problem with is tracking my short-term listening habits. I tend to buy music in spurts. I’ll…

London Calling

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On Friday the 15th of February I will be flying to London, I’m only there for a couple of days and I’ll be attending a birthday party on the Saturday night. That does mean that I have, at present, Friday night free. So, my London-based blogging friends, are you about? Fancy a social gathering? I’ll…

Questions Answered – Wrapup

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Early in October of this year, I stole an idea and asked my readers to ask me a question. 14 questions and almost 12 weeks later I’m finished. In case you missed any of them, here are those answers in full: 4.56 AM or other similar times that should not exist, what to do when…

Fresh Air

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Despite not sleeping well last night I was up and out in the garden early. A little bit of digging, raking and planting, a trip to the skip and I was done. All in time for lunch. Then I did nothing. Literally, nothing. I just sat in our back garden for about thirty minutes, watched…

Snippets

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Money for old rope? Or is it possible to blog full-time? Last year Jason Kottke tried it, couldn’t make it stick. Now John Gruber is heading down the same road. The reason I ask is that yesterday’s somewhat tongue-in-cheek post seems to have… well not quite enraged but definitely “irked” a few people somewhat. I…

Random Alley

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Rainlendar – Having to check your calendar to confirm the day of the week isn’t a good thing. SuperNanny – could be addictive, and yes I AM slightly aroused by her “suit and glasses” look in a “I’ve been a bad boy miss” kinda way. Barbelith – Subcultural engagement for the 21st Century and chock…

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Gig this

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Suggested t-shirt from last night’s gig: I AM NOT A CORRIDOR Cos that’s just annoying, ain’t it? When it’s ALWAYS you that people are pushing past.

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Well I don't know!

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I’m at pains to even post this but I will because it’ll serve a purpose. I don’t blog about work often (other than the usual “my aren’t I busy today, I really shouldn’t be blogging” type of post) but I’m making an exception. It’s a blip, I know that, it’s the early panic before the…

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Barcelona

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Do you ever feel a tad detached? Quite frequently things go on that I never hear about. This is on all levels, from global events to work gossip. I AM the last to know. It doesn’t bother me on the whole, but it does puzzle me. (I think) I’m an OK guy. I chat with…

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Grown up

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Should I be worried? Should I care? Should I make some changes? I don’t feel grown up. I have a mortgage, a car, a garden to tend. I enjoy a quite night in with a bottle of wine, and a noisy night out in a pub. I enjoy watching cartoons. I don’t follow politics as…

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