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Thursday, 25 August 2005

Lots of sitting down involved...

Not much to report, really - it's a 'work' week this week! I've got appraisals to organise, which I'm not really looking forward to, even though I'm quite a firm believer in the idea.

That said, I've the (Bank Holiday) weekend to deal with all the paperwork involved, and all the other bits and pieces that go with it. Who'd be a manager, eh?

Christopher KartingChristopher had a bit of a treat yesterday - the Vauxhall Recreation Club organised some mini go-karting for children between 4 and 9 years old. I was a little concerned that Christopher might not take to it (having seen him sruggle with the Playstation games involving a steering wheel) but after a couple of minutes he was in his element. OK, so the system they applied was utterly arbitrary, but of the eleven children there, he came fourth in the 'races' they held.

Beth finally persuaded me to see our GP about my chest pains yesterday - I've been sent for blood tests (which I did this morning) and will eventually be referred to a rheumatologist... who knows how much good that'll do! I also had an emergency appointment with the dentist because where I had my crown fitted is giving me a bit of pain. The result? My first course of antibiotics in over 15 years. D'oh!

As a friend of a friend once said - you can avoid the dentists for years, but once you have treatment, there'll always be something else wrong. Perhaps they come from the same school as car mechanics. (Although I really hope not!)

Telly stuff

BBC Worldwide have just announed that episodes of Doctor Who will be available on little cards that can be plugged into modern mobile phones so you can see episodes on the tiny, tiny screens. I think that's pretty cool.

Actually, I've really been enjoying the chance to lie in bed and watch The Mighty Boosh on my iPAQ, which is hardly cinematic widescreen, so who am I to comment?

On the subject of Doctor Who, it's just been announced that K9 (like Orac, but less perspex and more doggy) will be making an appearance in the next series. (Thanks for the link, Percy!) I'm also really looking forward to the episode written by Stephen Fry. Woo!

Finally, on TV matters (there's far too much good stuff on at the moment... when am I going to find time to make music?) the incorrect science programme Brainiac returns to Sky One tonight at 8pm. We're still not quite sure whether it's suitable for Christopher (it does involve a good deal of wanton destruction), unlike Discovery Channel's How It's Made which is straightforward, interesting and educational (currently on every weekday at 5pm on Discovery).

Links of the day:

  • musicxp.net/tuning_tips.php : Tune up your music workstation.. quite handy for me (except for the fact that I can't resist putting stupid computer games on there, too...)
  • www.3hive.com : A rather impressive blog containing links to free MP3 songs from across the internet. Not so much 'never buy a CD again', rather 'why not listen before you buy'.
  • www.hamsterfight.co.uk : HamsterFight - a fine musical act, they've not hit the bigtime yet, but they do make some good tunes. (OK, so one of the band was at the bash in Bristol on Saturday, so free plug :D)

Posted by james at August 25, 2005 11:00 AM

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