Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Over on Niles's blog there's some nice pictures of Everest and it reminded me that the Director of our unit at work is currently trying to climb Everest as I type. You can catch up with his progress here. the best part is the 'bowels rating' where he gives an update on the situation. I'm not sure what motivates people to climb Everest in the first place? I think what would annoy me most is the cruching sense of anti-climax when you've reached the top and you realise you have to climb back down again! I suppose it will give you a different persepective though. Anyway check it out its quite an interesting read!
I just want to mention another website as well, How Stuff Works. This is a great site for answering so many questions. It has gone a little commercial (ads and stuff) in recent years but generally the content is pretty good. There's a good article about the origin of Wonder Woman on there as well.
Sunday, April 24, 2005
A visit to Camden market produced a nice t-shirt for me whihc apparently is titled 'Figting Spirit' (spelling mistake intentional). Although slight downside is that it requires a cold hand wash....hmm perhaps Kath could do that for me?
Also I had a little box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts bought back for me from Selfridges, yummy!
When I was younger I would think nothing of doing things and assuming my body would cope. Now I'm in the stage when I know its ill advisable to stay up all through the night, even worse if its playing video games but yet I still do it. I wonder how old I'll have to be when I realise I'll feel shit afterwards enough so that I don't do the thing in the first place!
Needless to say I helped Sister Psyche (alongside my Task Force) and stopped Clamour of the Freakshow from turning Brickstown into a new Faultline, much to the relief of the citizens of Paragon City!
Saturday, April 23, 2005
The absence of the camera has made me think if we should upgrade and become a 2 (digital) camera family? Already we have 2 cars (although one belongs to my employer), we have 2 telephones and recently we got a second televison. Is it time for a second camera? I was looking at the Nikon Coolpix 4600 which is essentailly an upgrade of the one we already have. It would make things easier memory card and functionality wise, but should I play safe? To be honest its a bit of a moot point at the moment as I don't have £150 to spare but maybe when I get my bonus....
One thing K and I have been looking at is getting involved in the geograph photography project. This project wants to get a photographic record of the country. It looks like our area is pretty poorly represented so perhaps we can do something about that?
Yes I am wife-less this weekend and instead of living it up I'm doing housework. I've also got a list of cooking projects I want to tackle. Yay! I can do what I want, eat what I want, stay up as late as I like! What will probably happen is I'll eat bacon sandwiches for every meal and go to bed really early. Thats the kind of crazy guy I am.
Friday, April 22, 2005
Apparently its welsh slate and we should clean it only with Linseed oil. The question is should I keep the old ratty number so that when we move house I can take this one with us?
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
I am finding the new stories interesting but I must admit that I'm finding Christopher Ecclestone a little tiring. All he seems to do is have an inane grin and folds his arms a lot. Having said that its lots of fun to spot all the semi-famous actors guest starring all over the place! Penelope Wilton (who was great in Shaun of the Dead) cropped up in a two parter this week that we didn't realise was a two parter, imagine Kath's face when the end credits music started in the middle of a cliff hanger (although we didn't know it was a cliff hanger at the time!) The BBC slightly ruined the effect by showing a 'Next time on...' style clip at the end that ruined any suspense of the Doctor being in serious jeopardy. Oh well I guess that's the consequence of a society with the attention span of a. Anyway looking forward to what the rest of the series will bring and then the prospect of a new Doctor in the shape of David Tenant. Kath and I have really enjoyed Casanova which has been on with him in it so hopefully he'll make a good Doctor. (Not sure of the grammar or sense of that last sentance but I can't be arsed to sort it out!)
The BBC have got loads of coverage as per usual and there's some great Peter Snow tools on their website to play with! Fortunately I'm on leave form work the week on the general election so I'll definitely be able to vote and hopefully stay up late enough to catch the action as it unfolds. Reading some of the manifestos is great fun as well! UKIPs or Veritas...I can't remember which think we should pull down all wind farms and replace them with Nuclear power stations...a sure fire hit with the voters there methinks!
I'm looking forward to watching the Paxman Interviews tonight as he is interviewing Tony Blair...should make interesting telly!
Speaking of which The Apprentice is on tonight. We've really got into that show even though reality TV is not usually our thing. They are so annoying on it that it makes compulsive viewing. Hopefully Paul will go tonight as he is really annoying!
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Saturday, April 16, 2005
In other news we just spent a week in
We did however climb
Other exciting daytrips included
We also went to the CAT, which is the Centre for Alternative Technology. Very interesting but I do feel somewhat guilty now about everything I do. It became clear that we should do more for the environment so we are going to start trying. Number one on the list is to start composting, followed by buying local produce and buying green energy. All of them are eminently achievable its just getting around to doing it. B&Q only seem to sell a composter that is far, far too large for the 2 of us and would take up half my garden. The problem is I don’t want to go the worms route because you have to actually look after them or they’ll die. I need to do some scouting on the net and see what I can find.
Before you start nagging I know its been a long time since there’s been any activity on my blog, but in my defence I’ve been hellishly busy!!
I’ll try and update you on everything but please accept my sincere apologies for missed items! So where to start?
I guess the kitchen has to be the starting point. I’m about ready to talk about it now. I can really see the appeal of getting people in to do this sort of job for you. I guess my expectations were wrong and I shouldn’t have expected it done in only 4 days. Still 2 weeks on and it is finally finished and might I say looking fine indeed!! It’s almost a shame that my living room and dining room were out of action at the same time (due to piles of kitchen and DIY stuff) because when the kitchen was finished I spent most of my time enjoying a tidy living room and dining room but what can you do!
My next post will include some pictures but until then....a massive thanks to my parents, to my dad for doing most of the work (in my defence he wouldn’t let me help, perhaps he knows what I’m like with tools) and thanks to mum for giving me a high score to beat on the DS. Seriously between the 8 trips to B&Q over the weekend my mum spent the rest of the time playing a handheld computer game!!!