March 2009 Archives

Tweets for 31 Mar 2009

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(13:59:16) OK shut up now. (not you.. them).

(14:16:25) has the nibbles. Can I make it to 6pm without resorting to coffee?

(17:38:16) is on the homeward coach with free wi-fi (yay) but the air-conditioning system is making worrying crackling noises (erg). Hungry now.

(20:56:14) is carrying out a celebratory birthday re-install of @poots's laptop. Quite therapeutic for a Tuesday. Also trying to avoid nibbling Roses.

(22:42:06) wonders what sort of state @poots's laptop will be in tomorrow morning.. left it yellow shielding.. can't think it's be as bad as conficker!

(22:42:41) can do no more tonight. Sleeeeeep. For a bit.

Tweets for 30 Mar 2009

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(11:27:42) wonders if it's right that I class changing bedding as aerobic exercise? Or am I simply doing it wrong..?

(15:19:24) believes hell is trying (and failing) to compile netpbm while Dora The Explorer is shouting at me. For eternity.

(16:13:12) found my Page Of The Day. Why? its URL contains "chaosdefrost" & text includes "Campaign For Real Fail." http://is.gd/pGoV (NSFW rude words)

(20:59:00) is a bit vodka tiddly (best way to appreciate Heroes) and trying to determine if it's a cold or hay fever that's causing my sniffles. Sniff.

(21:08:16) thinks that BBC2 thing with Kennedy's speech done by barely saturated children is bordering on art; I've only just registered it's a trail..

(21:10:22) is just 70 tweets short of 5,000. I wonder if there'll be an award. AWARD! Photo! Photo! Bedtime, I think, before I tend toward Father Jack.

(21:17:16) is off to bed before, during or in case I stop making sense. Good night.

Tweets for 29 Mar 2009

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(07:06:25) was woken at some Unsociable Hour (there are more of them on a Sunday) by ignorant individuals driving a noisy quad bike on the green. Bleh.

(12:18:14) believes the studio time I spent yesterday was successful, if only in bemusing some old ladies. A win under any circumstances.

(13:13:54) is listening to "Who Loves Ya Baby" by Telly Savalas on BBC 6music. Which is (not?) suprisingly more tolerable than what's on Radio 2 now.

(18:35:22) is home and a little unimpressed with British Summer Time so far. And the Lower Luton Road. Other things with three names: expect stricture.

(19:38:41) has done the Standard Weekend Feeble Workout on the Wii, and is heading down to the studio to do, oh something. Mainly tidy up, I think.

(22:51:04) has gone to bed after trivial achievements (coach tickets booked; studio tidied; Half Life 2 ep 2 finished). Sunday evening in a nutcase..

Tweets for 28 Mar 2009

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(20:52:47) A beautiful #radio4 moment when a bloke yells over the 6 o'clock chimes: http://is.gd/prnV (link to MP3) Note @aitchsee's quizzical voice :D

(22:00:01) RT @sparkyannc (sort of) "I know lots of you are v good at writing comedy - have a look at this if so: http://is.gd/prPB" (You, @trevypoos?)

(22:01:29) really should have finished in the studio by now, but hasn't even started. Darn.

Tweets for 27 Mar 2009

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(15:51:58) is home after the school-walk, with two happy children. Pizza picnic time, soon, and then - oddly enough - a school disco. Hyper children?

(17:50:52) is being asked by Chris to play the custom Portal level he's created using the excellent po_edit_03 map (http://is.gd/phC0 - Russian, sfw)

(20:37:59) is home from @nxmee's school disco. Cha cha real smooth. Apparently.

(21:16:05) is considering what benefits going to bed now would have. It would certainly stop my current craving for cake. Or cake craving for currants.

(21:36:20) RT @hypnotistchris It's Friday night! If you need a laugh proceed immediately to http://tinyurl.com/czh55d [I'll never understand animals!]

(21:45:09) thinks that if this was standard behaviour for cats: http://is.gd/bLtY I would probably want one. Are they normally this entertaining?

(22:05:55) is finally off to bed with podcasts & the makings of a to-do list for the morning. And having said the word 'Right...' at least seven times.

(22:37:44) is going to attempt Facebook & Twitter withdrawal for 24 hours; I have a terrifying list of far more productive things to do. Bye, then.. :S

Tweets for 26 Mar 2009

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(12:01:23) is being made to feel like a wuss because I can't concentrate at my desk owing to a low pitched hum that I've only just identified. Bah.

(12:39:36) wonders if http://www.oneaddplace.com was written by someone with ADD... try clicking any of the links...

(14:39:53) Dear facilities outsourced people: a reduction of 0.2 degrees C does not constitute 'turning the temperature down'. It's still 26C in here.

(17:32:55) has spent an afternoon writing strong emails about clock change. It's like a slippery fish, that always gets away & takes stations off air.

(23:02:43) is waiting at the bus stop wondering when the idea of a Shadow Shadow Chancellor came about... I'd rather be going home.

(23:15:29) very much enjoyed the Now Show recording, in the excellent company of @petecooper. Top evening, all in. Now: early weekend. ish... when ...

Tweets for 25 Mar 2009

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(15:54:19) would like to complain bitterly about our documentation management system, colloquially known as the Knowledge Shrubbery, thus: AAAARRRGHHH!

(18:31:19) will have a go home on the coach now thankyouplease. I'm resisting weather-based moaning in tweet format as I wait at the bus stop. Yeah!

(22:04:06) Word of the evening (Twitter edition): upsidedownmouth #apprentice.

(22:07:38) is always amused that @downingstreet's #PMQs podcast always has a genre of "Blues". Genius, in its way.

(22:12:56) is currently enjoying @quantick's "The Single Story" - BBC Radio2 Tues 11.30pm & iPlayer. Excellent (and colourful) bit of musical history.

(22:20:12) bed, then, without any further ado. I've got plenty enough ado to be going on with thank you awfully.

Tweets for 24 Mar 2009

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(18:59:11) is doing the homeward commute. All systems are operating within Norman parameters. Time to jump on Stewart Lee's comedy vehicle, I think.

(19:55:23) is home and having FOODS. Yum. Better put my tweeting equipment down (it's frowned upon at the table).

(21:52:55) RT @poots the vid I told you about, JS Luton http://tinyurl.com/ch8whw [It's good - well, for charity - but it's just not right. AT ALL.]

Tweets for 23 Mar 2009

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(07:33:46) had better pour myself out of bed in the direction of the cereal cupboard. Exciting day of @nxmee and me invading London later. Yaarrrrrrr!

(12:09:18) is navigating London's underground system with the boy. Not sure how it works, since he travels free... soon find out!

(12:45:31) is in the heart of Picadilly.. it's quite busy. Waiting for food...

(13:26:36) http://twitpic.com/2dix2 - has made it to the RI for what will hopefully turn out to be an interesting lecture on Blowing Stuff Up (or s ...

(16:04:09) http://twitpic.com/2dmvz - is impressed by the Royal Institution's interactive museum.. modern, whimsical & free - highly recommended.

(17:51:33) had only the briefest visit to the Science Museum.. heading back north via the marvels of London's transport system.

(19:46:52) is nearly home after a busy, exciting day in London Village. Back to the grind tomorrow... short working week, though, hurrah!

(21:19:45) is somewhat chagrinned by the rather derivative direction Heroes has taken. It's not as good as it was. Or is it me? (I'm not as good?)

(22:15:38) will be asleep by the end of this tweet, practically. Either that, or s

Tweets for 22 Mar 2009

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(08:39:07) Daffodils for Mothering Sunday - http://mobypicture.com/?x5x9r2

(08:41:25) wishes all mothers a Happy Mothering Sunday with no stress, plenty of hugs, sunshine and the occasional surprise :)

(08:51:23) is explaining the concept of 'mother-in-law' to Eleanor. She's just been telling me I should be ashamed of myself, so it seemed appropriate.

(14:12:12) is watching the children dance to Sam Sparro videos. Lunch was delicious, but I've hit the post-prandial dip. They've stolen my energy :D

(17:42:55) is having a buffet tea. Mmm crackers and cheese. Must remember to call my dear Mother later. Those two sentences are otherwise unrelated.

(18:29:42) is extolling the (whatever the opposite of 'virtues' is) of Chris Brown. Never was there a more talentless numpty-thug on the TV. Probably.

(19:44:00) is home, and attempting to upload photos from today while at the same time download my and @poots's "performance" from last Sunday. Arrghh!

(23:32:58) is off to bed after managing to achieve something that took me back to my university days... I shall leave the mac to cook a DVD overnight.

Tweets for 21 Mar 2009

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(18:58:06) is putting the children to bed, and then has a blog entry to finish. No idea what else to do this evening.. I think swimming's tired me out.

(21:10:54) will have a glass of wine, yes please. I'm trying to resist breaking out cheese & cream crackers. Focus on the blog entry (not #MacHeist :D)

(21:32:59) I've posted something in my blog: Hobnobbing with the stars (well, being a 'hanger-on' anyway!) http://tinyurl.com/cusfop

(22:57:31) When asked, earlier, what she would like to do one day, Eleanor replied: "I'd like to see a Lamborghini. Or whatever they're called."

(23:01:28) is going to try an experiment tonight to test what was said on #QI about eating cheese before bed. Apparently it causes ~good~ dreams. Hmm.

(23:06:42) RT @annetsmith LOL parked car fail and oblivious win. http://tinyurl.com/c43e7z [SO easy to get sucked into http://failblog.com !]

(23:08:29) *cries with laughter* http://pictureisunrelated.com/

(23:27:33) has to go to bed, for fear of being sucked into the Failblog (http://failblog.org ... I got it wrong last time!) Goodnight, funny internets.

Tweets for 20 Mar 2009

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(13:41:23) has been amonsgt the Twitterati. There is breakdancing. What an interesting lunchtime.

(14:17:47) http://twitpic.com/29yvj - the man @jasonbradbury and me at the #gadgetshowmob ... a happy, sunshiney breakdancy time was had by all.

(14:24:59) is back indoors for pizza & documents. The network man's still talking to @BigAlTwit about things which appear to be borked yet unconnected.

(17:05:13) is on the slippery slope towards the weekend. Must send Network Man an email. I feel sleepy, though. That's just not right.

(18:47:56) is sitting, unusually, nearly at the back of the coach. It's quite warm here, but I'll soon be home, with any type of luck available.

(21:05:39) has uploaded some photos from #gadgetshowmob this afternoon. They're here: http://tinyurl.com/cwzwau

(23:03:45) has just managed to get hiccups from laughing at the 'Signs That Fascinate And Intrigue' facebook group. Better go to bed.

(23:33:50) is following @mitchbenn as demanded in song format during this week's Now Show...

Tweets for 19 Mar 2009

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(00:13:48) is home and heading bedward. Tomorrow's going to be tough, unless I am reinforced by coffee, bagels & painkillers. That's living, all right!

(06:32:06) left my phone on silent again. The alarm didn't happen, so I'm on the run again! Oops..

(08:31:01) is quite pleased with the way Thursday has started, considering my state last night. Never mix the grape with the grain, they say. Yeah.

(08:35:21) has coffee and a micro-SD card. I can be quite the idiot sometimes.

(08:57:47) http://twitpic.com/28ntv - Three generations of comedy - Steve Punt, @jonholmes1 and Barry Cryer at the excellent Radio Academy event la ...

(20:19:50) is home, despite lack of tweets to the contrary. Twitter seems a little broken; time to wheel out #failwhale? On a brighter note:yummy food!

(22:10:08) is off to bed at the end of quite a marvellous day. Please do save another one for me tomorrow, Mr/Mrs Day Vendor.I may go to #gadgetshowmob

Tweets for 18 Mar 2009

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(11:02:09) wishes @jamescridland a very happy birthday :)

(11:51:58) has wrestled with scheduled tasks on someone else's server. Bad idea. It's eaten up my morning, but I've only needed to apologise twice.

(13:05:09) is all bap -> wander.

(14:04:11) must use hashtags more. Hashtags and teabags (but not the Stereophonics version)

(14:06:20) is watching managers fail to organise a meeting. Time to get a cup of tea and one of those foam hand things. It's a new spectator sport.

(14:23:24) is now in a meeting in the BBC Club; the management decision, then. We may be kicked out at any time, since we've not bought anything. Yeah!

(14:47:11) doesn't often find the need to bail from a meeting, but that was just plain unpleasant. Hot, smelly and argumentative. My boss wasn't happy!

(15:16:23) has effected reconciliation by means of eight cups of tea. All is now well. Thanks, @poots :) [Although it's still 26 degrees C in here!]

(17:20:40) was briefly but pleasantly distracted by a little 'help make a haiku' game on the Training intraweb. I adore serendipity as much as cake.

(17:26:05) RT @petecooper graham lineham nails it. absolutely right on the button: http://is.gd/nRbm [imagine what would happen if the BBC ran that!]

(17:33:39) is off to be entertained, briefly.

(19:39:38) Is sitting in front of Adrian Juste (remember him?) & just feet from @jonholmes1, Barry Cryer & Steve Punt. Generations of radio comedy. ...

(22:09:27) Wwasn't expecting to have a splendid time tonight but I definitely did. Not sure midweek evenings out are a particularly good idea, though!

(23:03:05) didn't realize how much STUFF I had on my mobile phone's micro-SD card until I discovered it had pinged out at some stage this evening. Ach!

Tweets for 17 Mar 2009

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(06:25:19) is trying to resist grabbing a handful of Fox's Glacier Dark sweets (http://is.gd/nEKd) to take up the hill... aniseed & liquorice goodness!

(08:05:47) is mildly irked by slow traffic into London. Time to boot up the laptop & start work... the benefits of in-coach wi-fi.

(09:35:19) is already playing catch-up.. a little bit fraught as Tuesday mornings go. The coffee was delicious, though (thanks, @sparkyannc :)

(13:45:11) is all done with meetings & I've a post-it note of tasks to help me through the afternoon. Supermarket Special K alternative time, I think.

(19:30:56) wonders if it would be quicker to walk?

(22:05:05) was briefly distracted before bed by my newly-found highlight of Red Nose Day 2009- a simply divine meme overload! http://is.gd/mV66 YT sfw

Tweets for 16 Mar 2009

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(10:13:38) is definitely going shopping. Food and gardening stuff. Dunstable is a bit more aerated, although that's all it has going for it.. sunshine!

(12:46:28) RT @JasonBradbury: #GadgetShowMob Friday lunchtime (for just 1 hr) at Somerset House London (1 min Trafalgar Sq). Join HUGE Twitter meet..

(13:13:32) is back from the shops, with gardening materials and foodstuffs. Lunch is done; time to make the most of the weather for a couple of hours..

(17:36:14) Comic Relief: "I said I'd only do something funny for money if Horne & Cordon do. You'll not be surprised to know I didn't bother."

(20:18:11) is back from Cubs and entirely exhausted. Sorting photos may have to wait.. Heroes then bed looks like the agenda for this evening.

(20:24:56) gets a small soupçon of pleasure from Ofcom's Yellow card to GWR (http://is.gd/nBjm) I, for one, am tired of hearing disco music on Heart.

(22:17:08) I've posted something in my blog: A home-made cloche... to avoid a late frost (hopefully!) http://tinyurl.com/ctnrb4

(22:20:09) I've posted something in my blog: Fire station! http://tinyurl.com/dy55pp

Tweets for 15 Mar 2009

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(16:12:01) is going to have a cup of tea and find something more useful to do.

(18:56:12) is yawning a bit... cheerful enough, but the day's taken it out of me somewhat. Some pottering & tidying is in order this evening, I think..

(19:19:26) has a lifetime's wish to learn how to eat a sucky sweet all the way through without biting it & mashing it all up within about two minutes.

(21:03:27) has discovered the delights of UTF-8 characters (http://is.gd/nsRQ) ☺ [inspired by @miniporquinho's last tweet- what WAS that at the end?]

(22:49:07) is off to bed in a mo - after sewing one more badge on Chris's cub jumper. I gave up on the idea of doing it with SCIENCE. Prestidigitation!

(23:41:42) has gone to bed, having gained a degree of competence in sewing badges. I wonder if there's a badge for it. If so, I ain't doing that one!

Tweets for 14 Mar 2009

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(00:01:57) is home after an entertaining evening in the pub talking about local radio and those halcyon days when things were a bit more.. freeform...

(00:12:01) is culling celebrity tweeter followings. Well, OK, it's really just @jonholmes1 left. Interested in what he'll do with #deaconblue tomorrow.

(09:45:11) is up and about after a nice lie-in with @poots. Miley Cyrus is on the TV, and ninjas are on the PC. Our children are quite true to type...

(10:41:52) RT fluffymuppet Panda Do It for Earth Hour - http://tinyurl.com/aua9qt [Note: not a real panda. They really are unbelievably thick]

(10:57:05) wonders if it's just me that wishes I could have a QI buzzer/klaxxon thing for when people get their facts wrong in the office?

(12:39:45) I've posted something in my blog: Pre-spring weather and lemony electricity! http://tinyurl.com/aa6l8j

(20:26:12) had a splendid time in the countryside, with trees and everything, but returned home to a cavalcade of irritating IT problems. Fair enough.

(21:33:28) is updating firmware for want of anything better to do. Well, that's not strictly true, but that's what firmware updates are for, right?

(22:40:07) has just realised I really don't know what a "double dare" is. My guess is that it's embryonic betting carried out by schoolkids. Scary.

(23:06:20) is all a bit achey now. Achey and sniffly. Which doesn't bode well, since I have to play guitar & sing tomorrow. Sleep & Olbas oil, I think.

Tweets for 13 Mar 2009

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(06:24:44) is up & about, sucking throaty sweets because, well,I'm a bit throaty. Cherry flavour Halls Soothers: top breakfast fare. Hotels, take note!

(08:58:22) has done most of the early morning office stuff, although I have no coffee, so by 10am, I might be off for a bagel. I am rather predicable..

(11:49:31) found some coffee. That @sparkyannc knows how to cheer me up.

(13:16:13) can hear local schoolkids walking past in some kind of tedious unvarying drum parade It's often hard to tell between it & the building site.

(13:30:11) would have thought that having a plate full of pizza & pushing it into my face would be a fairly clear sign that I'm having lunch. Hmm. No.

(13:50:01) has breaking news: Telephone Tom has knackered the phone system again.

(14:02:44) Amusing PLUS free Katharine Jakeways (yum!) - Viral trail for @r4today http://tinyurl.com/au88qx (via @sparkyannc)

Tweets for 12 Mar 2009

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(06:27:03) is eating shredded wheats while catching up with tweets. That will probably be the extent of my poetry today. Off up the hill forwards..

(08:51:28) really hopes @poots and @fluffymuppet are feeling OK after their early starts...

(08:52:58) is perplexed by this: http://www.google.com/tisp ... is this from just under a year ago, and I managed to miss it?

(09:28:31) is off to show a man my pie charts. Exploded ones, to boot.

(13:49:44) is back from coffee with @vobes and a couple of informal meetings. Now: lunch & hmm.. more playing with data I think (no pie charts, though)

(14:19:04) has various bits of Chesney Hawkes's "The One & Only" in my head, except to the tune of "No Surprises" by Radiohead. Thought I'd share that.

(14:28:58) "Klingon function calls do not have 'parameters' -they have 'arguments'. And they always win." - found at a Fortune Cookies site. Geek-heh.

(15:38:50) has just written my Email Of The Day. Darn my smugness, but it really was quite good, which is why I'm tweeting about it. Wish I hadn't now.

(16:16:18) Uhoh.. Telephone Tom's here. Expect something to break...

(18:34:52) is going home, past horrific looking sculptures by Finchley Road's buildings. It's dark, so the propensity for Twitpiccing is mercifully low

(20:53:41) has had tasty Chinesey food, and is now ministering to @poot's laptop before the traditional Wii-Fat - shower - podcast - bed thing. Yurp.

Tweets for 11 Mar 2009

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(06:27:51) woke up before the alarm & feels nearly alive this morning. Off up the hill for health and science and to see if I can get my brain working.

(09:37:19) is drinking rooibos & trying to summarise oddities (not Bill). I'm also a little hungry, but resisting the Special K for another half-hour.

(14:03:20) isn't really very much further on in life. Ideal: a nap. Reality: this chair is far too uncomfortable. And I have work to do. Solution: tea.

(20:44:59) is home and has eaten practically an entire toad and a whole hole. YUM.

(21:31:43) is attempting to sync my work calendar to my iPod Touch, thanks to @pheasantplucker's fine demonstration. I can still get it wrong, though!

(22:19:52) is sorry, Ms Lennox, but your cover version of Ash's "Shining Light" (or Rev'd Spooner alternative) is nice enough, but is: ~unnecessary~.

(22:22:14) much prefers Royksopp's new song, and will listen to it 1.00 times before going to bed. Goodnight wonderful string of binary, you.

Tweets for 10 Mar 2009

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(16:28:41) has returned from a 2pm meeting feeling a little dizzy and sleepy. I wonder if coffee is a good idea. Let's find out.

(17:35:41) is playing the iPlayer Labs version of the cricket loud for my colleague because the Windows Media player version's knackered. Wasn't me...

(18:35:30) is on the coach heading home. Must take a sniffy thing. Workday summary: extensive. Snack summary: Special K. Colon summary: ::: Sleepy now.

(20:13:47) is home and tucking into tasty foods (thanks, @poots!) after some chatting time with the tired children / me. Early night tonight, I think.

(20:57:17) is off to hose down the dust of Tuesday, and hope that Wednesday doesn't smell like a damp dog. Also, I might go to bed.

(21:43:42) has enjoyed the denouement of "Standup With The Stars" (R4 - iPlayer). Worth a listen for a Radio 4 fan. I could really hear the influences.

(22:10:23) is definitely going to sleep now. Stop tweeting, james. OK. Well then, good.

Tweets for 09 Mar 2009

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(09:42:27) went to the doctor's - guess what he told me. He said "Here's a Beconase prescription & call the blood service to see if it's OK to donate."

(11:30:09) is back from the supermarket. Overall assessment: music wasn't too loud; bread had RUBBISH sell-by dates (tomorrow!?); lunch selection: fish

(17:50:17) enjoyed a relaxing afternoon watching Outnumbered with Beth, chasing scooters on the school run and doing a bit of ironing. Now: Cubs chaos.

(20:14:10) is vaguely irked by the Gadget Show.

(20:20:23) will now attempt to attach Cub badges with a sewing machine while having a little drinkie and watching Heroes. This could end in a tangle.

(20:26:23) RT @poots is darkly amused that The Gadget Show recomended a phone co that looks like it is going under http://tinyurl.com/a9c2kt (Register)

(22:40:01) has failed to attach badges to Cub jumper with Electric Machinery. Well, not failed, per-se: just wonky & nigh-on impossible to unpick. Bah.

(22:55:41) is going to bed before something else doesn't happen. Goodnight.

Tweets for 08 Mar 2009

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(07:46:52) will be out of bed in a mo, honest. Making plans from the warmth of the duvet.. not like me to think ahead to any degree.

(09:53:43) is listening to the In Our Time podcast about Schrodinger & quantum physics (http://is.gd/mn1A). This will need another listen. Or twenty.

(09:59:01) RT @emalyse If Harry Beck Had Tackled Roads http://ff.im/-1p9wT [Motorway map in London Underground format.. brilliant!]

(13:55:21) feels meh. Outside: horizontal drizzle. I shall rummage in the loft for a bit while wondering what cats do when it rains if they hate water.

(14:44:58) is making lists. It's what I like to do when I feel meh. I am not going to catalogue the Empty Box Mountain, though. Too great a summit.

(14:49:44) http://twitpic.com/1xlk6 - The western face of Broke-box Mountain. Some of the stuff in here is well past its warranty period...

(19:10:29) RT @fluffymuppet: Help choose the title for the kitchen garden blogger's book - http://tinyurl.com/bw34u2 [ some great title ideas there!]

(19:12:04) is all done in the loft. Feels like an afternoon of foreign travel; they say the past is another country.. Facebook photos follow, no doubt.

(20:45:17) is undoing all the good with peanut butter on toast. Comfort eating. Come join me. JOIN ME./Alan Partridge.

(21:04:13) completely forgot about the humous. It would've been a healthier option. This particular one tastes like cycling down country lanes at dusk.

(23:04:48) has mopped up the spilt remains of Sunday with what looked at first glance to be a slice of bread, but turned out to be a dishcloth. Night.

Tweets for 07 Mar 2009

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(10:19:52) A summary of 2008 pop in video format (by DJ Earworm) - really clever http://is.gd/mfEz ... (unless you dislike US R'n'B pop crossover!)

(10:36:45) is writing one more blog entry and having a cup of rooibos & vanilla (without milk for greater antioxidant benefit - as advised by @vobes)

(14:25:08) http://twitpic.com/1wit5 - spent a happy couple of hours in the garden (turning over the beds & debramblification.. arrgh!) Lenni helped ...

(15:29:52) has a cheeky cup of coffee to drink before finishing off in the garden - anti-weed fabric and a bit more composting. Then.. relax, I think.

(15:41:15) likes that Art Brut song Alcoholics Unanimous ("Bring me tea! Bring me coffee!") on Jon Holmes's 6music show. A bit better than George Lamb.

(16:47:02) is back in the house & sleepy after some top gardening time with Lenni & @poots. @nxmee, on the other hand, is still in his dressing gown.

(18:23:30) is a little ashamed to admit I had to type Barack Obama's name into Google to be sure I had spelt it correctly. Not like Gordan Broun, then.

(18:27:12) wonders why they've seen fit to put a repeat of Wipeout on... is Saturday night TV that short of money? Let me check.. no, it's not on ITV.

(20:09:35) heard, from the living room: "let's up the drama with some tense music, please?" That, I think, sums up why I hate Saturday night TV.

(20:22:51) I've posted something in my blog: What do people use Twitter for..? http://tinyurl.com/cmdhx2

(20:56:09) likes the latest internet meme: literal videos.. http://tinyurl.com/936tz7

(21:07:25) knows it's desecration but still.. this made me laugh a lot: http://tinyurl.com/63guc8 (YouTube sfw)

(23:16:10) is off to bed. I'm not sure what tomorrow holds, but if it involves going out, I'll probably take the camera. And put some trousers on.

Tweets for 06 Mar 2009

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(11:00:47) is having a Special K break.

(12:11:25) has made a doctor's appointment. I always feel a tinge of guilt doing that, because it's not like my arm's fallen off or anything.

(12:14:17) recalls that Lenni took the mickey out of me last night. She does not believe touch typing is possible, and I just mash keys randomly.

(13:14:30) would like to make it abundantly clear that it was not I who stopped Desert Island Discs playing this morning. I was at 6music then, honest!

(16:52:45) finds it hard to get the hang of propelling pencils. It's probably just me.

(18:03:11) thinks it comes to something when one has to actively avoid Steve Wright.

(18:06:51) will now do having a pint.

(21:11:06) is all done at the Tiny London Pub now and would very much like a coach home thankyouplease.

(22:44:21) is home and snacking on perfect post-pub foodage (thank you, @poots!) and drinking amounts of water which approach copious. Bedtime betimes.

Tweets for 05 Mar 2009

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(09:46:43) is driven by a constant need to resist my underlying lazy nature.

(10:41:30) just opened the mail to find a bank statement for an instant saver account that I didn't know I had,with an overwhelming 0.1% interest rate.

(11:37:39) is tempted by this... bit of a bargain if you like Beethoven (http://is.gd/lTRa) .. now if they did one for Bach...

(12:15:43) was reminded by @petecooper of the link I was going to repost today. http://is.gd/lU4Y & http://is.gd/lU5P (YouTube sfw) .. mindblowing!

(16:04:34) is home from the school run, @poots is off for her MRI, and the children are contentedly waiting for their pizza. Back to work, I guess...

(16:07:49) received a bag of Spogs as a lovegift from @poots. She's so good to me. Consequently, my studio now has a delightful aniseedy aroma. Yum.

(19:15:57) hasn't heard anything from @poots yet.. offspring number 2 is in bed, not long for number 1. Then korma & Wii Fat. Structured evening? Bah.

Tweets for 04 Mar 2009

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(07:46:25) is as tired as the 'yawning' / 'morning' rhyme. Coffee awaits when I get into the office...

(10:29:35) is off to a meeting, in somewhat robust mood. This will not be fun for anyone, in all probability.

(11:47:48) has been cheered up over 150% by a brief IM chat with someone I've not seen for ages just to say a quick 'hi' and NOT WANTING ANYTHING! :)

(12:22:15) has now written Email Of The Day. (Although I didn't have the chutzpah to put that as the subject line) I think Wednesday may be looking up.

(15:26:19) reflects on the afternoon so far: two graphics cards aren't better than one; are there any nice people called 'Piers'?; I need tea.

(15:30:32) "Any waste of effort isn't part of my design" When one has known a manager for over ten years, one learns how to respond to their emails.

(18:14:39) is off after another rather disappointing day at work. Peace & quiet (and tolerable temperatures AND toast!) tomorrow working at home. Yay!

(20:17:07) is home and hoping I still feel as much like going to bed in a couple of hours time as I do now. Food time yum.

(20:43:45) doesn't know what to do this evening, and has little or no motivation to do it. Going to bed & watching 'Oz & James' is certainly an option.

(22:25:05) This is the most amazing musical cut-up I've seen in AGES.. so so so clever: http://thru-you.com/#/videos/4 (my favourite in jungle stylee!)

(22:57:11) is off. Ye-e-e-s.

Tweets for 03 Mar 2009

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(15:18:23) is using borrowed wi-fi so I have my i600 at a jaunty angle. And now: asbestos. In summary, keep well clear. I wonder what it's made off of.

(17:25:58) http://twitpic.com/1tlc5 - has 2 little lumpy bits on the side of my hand. You can tell I've lost interest. I wonder what they are. Bite ...

(17:28:37) is back in the office and has half an hour to raise a change request. Do I get to go home after that? What a waste of a day.

(18:17:25) Oh yay - horizontal drizzle! A fine way to end an otherwise rubbish day. That said, I'm on a promise of chicken kievs when I get home. Yum!

(18:28:36) is homeward bound. There's something I like about Arriva's wifi hotspot terms & conditions. "Please look after your wireless device" et al.

(19:02:16) can barely find the words to describe ITV2's new sitcom 'FM'. Unrealistic & futile are two. Ophelia Lovibond (besides the odd name): pretty.

(19:13:49) is now listening to Cory Doctorow and Neil Tennant (not to mention @billt) on Digital Planet. People who know what they're talking about FTW

(20:03:13) is a bit like a drowned rat, having been nearly blown over on the walk home. Hungry now.

(20:05:17) wonders if David Mitchell is in ~everything~ at the moment.. he's just done some drama reading type stuff on Radio 4 (19:45 daily)

(20:51:08) can hear the plaintive rumble of wheelie-bins being blown down the street, as I say a prayer for anyone who's stuck outside in this weather!

(22:42:04) has a busy day tomorrow, including a lunchtime server job, so bed is well overdue (I had to retain my 'Pro' status on Wii Bowling & Golf..)

Tweets for 02 Mar 2009

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(09:06:58) has deposited the children at their respective schools. Now to Monday Things including shopping.It'd be a shame to miss out on the sunshine.

(10:04:03) keeps saying "Right." like I'm about to do something important. This isn't going to happen.

(13:15:12) has finished carrying shopping round Letchworth in a bucket.

(14:07:26) has had tasty omelette and is now drinking coffee. I wonder how many tweets are about food and drink? Do mine meet the average?

(15:02:13) just listened to the Afternoon Play on Radio 4. Nicholas Boulton (who played Harry Towers) sounded uncannily like Chris Morris on it..

(15:47:54) is home with offspring number one; it's downhill, he scooted, but still arrived more out of breath than me. There's life in the old dog yet.

(15:50:49) reviews the video to Saturdays' Comic Relief song (Never Can Get Enough) in about four words: Post-Excess-Aftershock Vomit.

(17:03:55) has mmm...minneola (the illigitimate offspring of a tangerine and a grapefruit) the supremeliest(!) tangy of all the citrus family.

(19:56:53) is back from Cubs.. the troop had a performance tonight. It went surprisingly well, considering how much of a shambles it was beforehand!

(20:41:11) can recommend NOT knocking bottles of red foodcolouring out of the cupboard while retrieving peanut butter. Especially when the lid's loose.

(20:50:03) muses that this is probably what it's like cleaning up after a stabbing. I can assure you that I have not just done a stabbing.

(21:47:24) I've got red on me.

(22:01:21) should go to bed now. Heroes was a bit fragmented; hoping for better next week. Back to work tomorrow. Early starts will be the death of me.

Tweets for 01 Mar 2009

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(11:54:54) has a bit of a headache. Owie.

(14:52:27) Thanks, Mr Vobes. Hope you're having a better eye day :) You heading for Moorfields any time soon?If so, I'm always up for coffee & a grin.

(14:57:05) has lovely coffee as reward for House Maintenance: a bucket in the loft into which water from the TV aerial mast drips was nearly full.

(15:00:23) has interesting Sundays with the children; improvising a siphon with a bucket & vacuum cleaner while listening to a friend on Czech radio..

(17:19:55) "Bring me the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West" ... Lenni is ~so~ enjoying The Wizard Of Oz. Timeless (yet as old as her Grandma!)

(18:17:54) That Blondie song "One way or another I'm gonna find you.." all a bit stalkerish, isn't it? More sinister than "Every Breath You Take"..?

(19:32:26) RT @fluffymuppet http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7917842.stm [What a fantastic tribute to Tony Hart - certainly one to remember!]

(19:43:06) will do some Wii Fit (my feeble, feeble muscles) then go down to the studio (my feeble feeble musicals). Cuppa tea. Anyone else want some?

(21:38:35) now has TWO of my former Suffolk Road housemates as Facebook friends. Of the remaining two, I wonder what they've done with their lives...

(21:48:56) has lost the cap for my 50mm lens. I need to find it before I fashion a poor-quality substitute out of gaffer tape.

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