So cycling home up Clarke street and car decides to turn left (with no
indicators cos as we all know indicators don't work in the rain). In turning
left the car proceeded to take me out and I don't mean for a drink. Whilst I can
admit it ...
The lights for the first half of the street have just gone out, I am typing this
on my laptop now but don't know how long this will last (checks it says 45
minutes) I am glad that I can now touch type or ...
I am currently trying to fill a suitcase and failing. Normally this would be a
good thing however the reason I am taking a massive suitcase for four days is
that I also want to take my kilt. To stop the kilt getting mangled, I am trying
to pack it ...
Well I have met most of the people I will be working with over the summer and so
far they all seem a nice bunch. One of the biologists talks a lot like Miss
Engel which I found a bit weird but am sure I will get used to it ...
It looks like I might have to start paying for gas again, I just received a
phone call from someone asking for a list of metre details. Supposedly they
sent someone out to get these details but they sent them to 137 fountain park
road or somewhere else apart from ...
Yesterday on my way to a meeting at Haymarket I was handed a flier from Cisco
systems including a free hours internet access with BT openzone. That's good I
thought and so today I took a slight detour to go past them again but they were
being lazy and ...
OK I have not been back 24 hours and already noticed the good aspects of living
away. For one the internet doesn't stop at 11 o'clock. Last time I came home
mum left internet on all night but I didn't notice till the next morning
because I ...
There was a bit of a mix up today between mum and myself, a few weeks ago I had
offered to coach in Linlithgow on the 11th because no other coaches were
willing to do that week and I felt the club should continue through the
holidays. Somehow this got ...
I have wasted ALL day watching the second half of season 2 of prison break.
unfortunately the final episode isn't aired till MONDAY!!! I can't be left like
this, three months of nothing in which I managed to no longer depend on it then
one huge dose in ...
I have avoided writing notes on Wednesday nights because they would all involve
cycling through Hollyrood Park and nearly getting killed or complaining about
the cycle lanes/paths that are death traps.
This evening this problem was solved by getting the timing wrong, hitting the
kerb harder than I had ...
Woot, I got my TV card working again. I was working last night whilst watching
the Tomas Crown Affair (original). Unfortunately this film makes use of lots of
small windows all over the screen with different things happening in each
window. The problem with this is that you need the ...
When you watch adverts for super duper wonder soaps it always looks so easy to
remove 'touch stains' I presume would be exceedingly difficult otherwise.
Certainly last week as several people pointed out I had spilt some red wine on
my shirt. From their reactions you would have thought that ...
I just noticed that the ruler I am currently using to revise (yes I am surprised
I managed to get round to it as well) is over a year old. I don't think any 30cm
rulers have lasted more than six months before shattering (and shatter includes
snapping in ...
Whilst walking along princess street I noticed a billboard/banner on the side of
a church. The billboard consisted of a cigarette packet with missiles poking out
of the top and the warning label on the side informing us:
"NUCLEAR BOMBS KILL".
My instant reaction was "so do conventional bombs ...
When I go get my hair cropped it amuses me the number of times I get asked "Are
you sure? have you had it cut that length before?" This time I restrained
myself to saying yes twice and not pointing out that the last 3 times it has
been cut ...
Car horns, if you look at your highway code, are to make other road users aware
of your presence. If a cyclist is making their way to the cycle bay at the
front of traffic lights (like they are supposed to), the light turns green and
you happen to nudge ...
I can't use treadmills because:
1. I overheat without a constant wind in my face and
2. I feel I have to get somewhere so I continually hit the front as I run
faster and faster regardless of the treadmill speed.
After a week where technology has hated me and thwarted my every move (well
maybe not all of them, try 80% instead) tonight we were showing Serenity after
Good night and good luck to make up for the DVD player messing up last time.
About 6 months ago I applied to become a coach with City of Edinburgh Council,
then I heard nothing from them till today when I got a Disclosure Scotland form
in the post. I must say I am impressed by the speed of the system but I had
better not ...
I am currently trying to 'describe a time when you held a position or course of
action despite difficulties or obstacles'. I can't think of anything specific
and am tempted to say I prefer to work in a constructive manner and re-access
situations as required rather than plough on ...
I now have a tumble dryer. This is nice and means that I can get more than one
lot of clothes cleaned in one day and they can be dried and put away in the
same day (sounds great in theory doesn't it). Occasionally the motor decides
not to ...
This must be the first day in ages where I have gone all day without touching
Phone, Keys, Wallet, Maglite, Leatherman (or cheep version there of) or even
having any of these in my pockets at any point. I feel very unprepared and
And when my sister ran off to get the book, mum looked the poem up on-line and
had it downloaded just as fast as finding the book on the shelf. My sister
objected to the modern way so mum had to start again only to get as far as 'not ...
I think that I have found one reason why not passing your test might be a good
idea. In our house we have a weekly planner, as sort of “if it is not on the
Board it doesn't happen! kind of board. Today consists of:
Around 9 months ago my parents tumble trier broke down (it is around 16 years
old, and has had a hard life) so they went and bought a new one and the old one
went into garage. I was told that if I want the old one I could have ...
As many people in bedlam have seen I have taken to sliding down the ladder
rather than climbing down as one is supposed to. There are a couple of reasons
for this; the first being that it is a little faster the second is that it is a
lot more ...
So I have two large piles of paper that I want to put into ring binders but
currently have no holes in them. I could split the piles into many smaller piles
and punch them one at a time but I decided this would take too long so I came ...
Whilst Googling the term "Black Bitch" may bring up some interesting sites it
doesn't really help. Wikipedia does mention briefly it however it is not very
useful in the article on Linlithgow
– I ought to create its own article ...
Ok I have mentioned this to a number of people recently and no luck so far. If
you were to call me a bitch (or stage bitch for that matter) I would be mildly
offended (if I were the type to get offended by such insults) however if you
How come when you are working on a door everyone will decide that they need to
walk through it. Yesterday I just about put a painter into the middle of next
week as he was painting the bit of wall behind the door in the guys toilets and
I needed ...
Well Kaylee works with Linux fine now except for the fact that it has a 5+mins
boot time. I have tried doing silly things like compiling a vanilla kernel but
that didn't boot at all (well I gave up after 30 mins). I went to the EdLUG
Once again when I should be revising my brain is wandering on to other subjects.
Today I am caught with the thought about cyborgs. Wikipedia describe cyborgs
as: a cybernetic organism, that is an organism which adds to or enhances its
abilities by using technology.
Ok I am currently revising in Appleton and the girl opposite has just got up,
put her jacket on put a few things in her bag and left the building. Not so odd
but she has left several textbooks and piles of notes on the table. I presume
she will ...
Last nights improverts was wrong in many ways. Very much an anticlimax though I
shall not go into details because they will mostly consist of me saying 'in
previous years' a lot and so make me feel old. In addition to the fact that in
less than three weeks I ...
This is not a good thing. (I have made 6 mistyping errors so far) some how for
the second year running I have managed to win the sweepstake at the haire club
meal. The £24 that won went strait on booze at Teviot for the club (typical
that the one ...
Whilst I first saw Kaylee in my flat, the first place that I turned her on was
Bedlam, then to the pub. I feel this is an entirely appropriate way to introduce
a new laptop to its new life. Today Kaylee went to see Kings Buildings and I
allowed her ...
So my new (shiny) laptop has arrived and it is to be called Kaylee or possibly
one of Caleigh, Cayleigh, Cayley, Kaelee, Kaeleigh, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie,
Kailee, Kaileigh, Kailey, Kaili, Kalee, Kaleigh, Kaley, Kalie, Kaylea, Kayleen,
Kaylei, Kayleigh, Kaylene, Kayley, Kayli, Kaylie, Kaylleigh and Kaylley. (NB
open office does not ...
Mum is going to bring in my new laptop tomorrow! I need to come up with a new
name for it, the current desktop is Podger. My levels of procrastination have
extended themselves to new levels today. I have downloaded the Scottish Building
Standards Agency's handbooks (both domestic and ...