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Note to self: Sure, the early train is always good to catch but haring along the platform like some deranged mutant doesn’t make a great impression. Neither does sitting for the entire journey trying to recover whilst looking like you’ve spent 30 minutes too long under a sunbed. Great start to the day, you numpty.

Now, does anyone have a spare lung? I appear to have coughed one up and can’t find it.

So yes, getting into work early on a Monday morning is a tad masochistic, but it does mean that I can take Monday at my pace for a change. This was helped by Louise getting a lift to work, meaning I had the car and could run myself to the station (yes I should have walked but come on, it IS Monday morning). Of course I hadn’t actually planned to get the early train, but just as I was stepping out of the car it started to pull into the station. Next thing I know I’m glaring down at my feet as they insist on making me run, all the while I’m trying to ensure that my stomach doesn’t suddenly decide that it actually doesn’t like this combination of a bowl of Shreddies followed by a 20 yard dash.

An added bonus is the overnight development of a phlegm factory in the back of my throat. Hmmm, too much information?

Coming later, another re-work of THAT Firefox post you are all bored to tears with and some musings on getting your haircut.

Ohh and whilst I remember, yesterday’s screening of Bridget Jones allowed me to witness a rare occurance in modern cinema. Yes, that’s right. EVERYONE stuck to the “One couple, one row” rule! You know the one. Right?


The important bit first: Paul, Louise’s brother, is being kept in so they can give him an ultrasonic scan tomorrow to check there is no damage. He was in good spirits, and other than being bored out of his mind, said there was only a dull ache. He’s hoping to get home tomorrow.

Now the movies: We only managed two today as we decided to visit Paul. First up The Incredibles. Well what can I say that hasn’t already been said. The guys and gals at Pixar are at the top of their game with this one, the storyline, pacing, and script are all first rate and the animation.. ohh the animation. There are a couple of scenes where, I’m sorry but this has to be said, they have cheated. Pixar MUST have superimposed some of the water and forest scenes in the movie. There is NO WAY that it is ALL animation. I’m onto you Pixar!!

If you liked Monsters Inc, Toy Story, A Bugs Life and any of their short movies, then go see it. You’ll love it. Wonder when the sequel will be released?

Movie 2 was Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason. I’ll keep this short and sweet. If you’ve seen the first one you’ve seen this one. Nothing new, a continuation from the first. Average. With some funny bits.

And so, the weekend draws to a close. Next weekend I’ll have to stave off efforts by my wife to put up our Christmas tree (yes, really). Any advice is most welcome. And yes I have thought about taking the tree outside and burning it, her response: “Oh goody, I can go and buy a bigger one!”.

I fear I may be fighting a losing battle.

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Louise’s brother was kept in last night, and they want to keep an eye on him for a couple more hours. If he’s ok after (i.e. he stops passing blood) they’re happy for him to go home. Looks like he’s just had a bash and a small spot of internal bleeding which, fingers crossed, has stopped.

We’re off to the cinema to try and relax – phones on silent/vibrate just in case – to watch The Incredibles and maybe something else too, either Bridget Jones or The Manchurian Candidate (yeah it won’t be as good as the original, I know, I know).

And tonight I come home to clear out my PC as it’s suddenly gotten awfully full. Damn you BitTorrent, damn you, DAMN YOU AZUREUS!