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Monthly Archives: May 2004

i’m loving the weather at the moment. it’s great to have sunlight until after 9pm. today it’s been a bit colder and cloudy and i’ve spent lots of time in the underground due to work meetings all over the place.
just as i got off the train this evening it chucked it down with rain and then suddenly stopped. everywhere looked and smelt so fresh and all the leaves were covered in perfect little rain drops.
this picture doesn’t do it justice, but you get the idea.

we’re not in to carrying weapons of personal destruction about in the UK. it’s considered a bit ‘off’ to carry a real gun or mace for example.
however, are police advising cyclists to purchase electrified bike chains ?
if so the warning should be to the thieves not the bike owners.

now, i’m in no position to pick people up on punctionation and spellling, but i did wonder why “winner” was in inverted commas. I suspect it’s because winning a hair and beauty contest isn’t really winning at all.
or maybe the nice judge said to the losers “don’t worry, we’re all winners here tonight” and they took it literally ?

i’m working from home today in our dining room. i like to choose different seats around the table to sit at when i’m working and at this moment i’m sitting on jane’s chair next to kezia’s high chair.
from this angle i can see where kezia puts her feet. to my amazement there’s a small man there. he looks quite stern and a little bit like a school teacher.
he can’t talk (or at least he’s refusing to speak to me right now) but if he could i bet he’d tell us a fantastic story of how he got there.

i was fooled for a little bit as i walked towards this wall which appeared to have two UK electric sockets on it. Of course it’s just a very good sticker.
imagine how convenient it would be if we could install new electric sockets throughout the house with stickers. it could work for water taps too. it certainly works for holes in cartoons.
perhaps this is the way of providing electricity and even broadband Internet connectivity to inaccessible areas. it could solve the third world’s problems.
i think we might be on to something here …

kids love balloons. it seems that grown ups like them too. classically they are used in car show rooms to encourage people to part with many thousands of [appropriate local currency unit] for a new car.
who is it that impulse buys a car based on the fact the showroom has balloons hanging up ?
this pub has gone for a similar approach. oooh look. balloons. i think i need to buy myself a pint.

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