Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass!

Thanks to Yo La Tengo for the title.

I occasionally threaten to post some of the more random things I come across on these here got the linky linky thing over there on the right, but here's some random goodness from YouTube.

Ruby Ruby Ruby....for me Dad

Baby got back!...for err....

Mad acoustic styling....bit like Rodrigo y Gabriela...courtesy of Tek

I have a love/hate thing with the whole Web 2.0 "long tail" stuff, but this is an awesome video!

This vidyo for Teh Missman

And this for Teh Chile

Awesome ringtones from TMBG
, courtesy of Wired.

In other news, I've got a new monitor coming (yum) and some more storage...which takes me well into 2 Terrabytes...meh, the Mac keeps whingeing about disk space and there's been a flurry of activity on the TorrentMachine for some reason ;)'s time to sort out the technodesk (again)...I'll maybe post some pics when it's done...don't hold your breath though. These things take a lot of procrastination, I mean, time...I've also learned far more than I really need to know about Master Boot Records, GRUB, Windows MBR and generally horrid things about hard drives. You haven't asked, so I wont tell you why.

I have been having a truly Kafka-esque return to work. Not that I've turned into a beetle, but the truly stunning levels of bureaucracy displayed by certain un-named french individuals/teams. Fuckers!

Belgium, France and Romania all pretty much confirmed this month. Please don't mention my carbon footprint! Speaking of that environment stuff (it all goes on outside my windows apparently) I think I might have come up with a blog meme..."What's in your bin?"...So far this week, I have:

- 1 piece of scrumpled up cellophane
- Fluff, dust & hair from sweeping up
- An ashtray's worth of fag-butts and incense ash

The recycling is another matter :)

I found this blogpost really's not a whole lot like my sitch, but I felt much the same when Flo was born...his blog is good too (if you're a dad I guess) and he says fuck now and again too. As we all should (sorry kids).

I might get round to sharing my semi-secret parent blogs at some will damage my hard man image though.

Missman has been handed the reins with regard to the locks...I mean someone had to. I can only remember going to the hairdressers once in the last 6 or 7 years (and I seem to remember that was only to stop Bucky moaning about my scruffy, wooly, hairy selfness) as it's been either shaved (which made me look like I was terminally ill...heh) or "cut what you can see in the mirror" by me...oh and Rosie had a hack at my 'spaniel ears' two years ago.

I've started beta-testing a mates new venture into the online world and it's quite good fun...might post out some invites when it gets a bit less beta...or 'Dirty' as it's currently classed.

Run Away!

You may well get some pictures later today or tomorrow...though you may have to wait til the weekend to see more of Teh Byootifarl Won

Saturday, February 24, 2007

B-Gurl & Teh Puddlez

Yes. I know it is early...but we've been up since 5!

Teh B-Gurl...

Still, I had time to get Flo dressed in some new kit...which then got soaked through (but puddles were so much fun I couldn't be bothered to stop her)...she's now having a well deserved nap.

I wanna go out there dad!

Splish! Splosh!

Just a taste of the aftermath!

Might get round to uploading some puddle video later...

...We went out for lunch: Squid and some couscous for Flo...Chicken, salad and whatever Flo left for me. Lovely it was too. Came home on the train (or 'kain' as Flo says) and just missed a rain shower. So we've been "riding the elephant", dancing and singing and reading 'Where The Wild Things Are' (with much roaring from Flo).

BTW the funky leggings she's been sporting today are called "Baby Legs" and they're brilliant! Basically just leg warmers for kids, but she ends up with them on her arms and all sorts.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Head In Yo Bro

Edinburgh was great; Missman!, hotel room the size of my flat, modern art (ha), shops, bars, walking, backache, hills and views and that, food. Why so many Mexican places? Why the bad tuna?!

I had camera issues, but WLS worked well!

Grassmarket? More like poncey student/tourist ale-house moneytraps....nice though.

Stay tuned...there will almost certainly be Flo Fashion pics this weekend.

Tron!!! Pork optional!?

Teh Chile she be asleepin'....despite the fact that the FIRE ALARM is now going off randomly AGAIN...this time due (again!) to rain through the smoke detectors.. £%+*%#(@_§¢$(!!!One!1

I think I'm going to find a new place to live!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Jammy Dodger

Photo by Grandad

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Short But Sweet

Too much to write about right about now...maybe after Edinboro...all things considered a fantastic weekend with Flo tho'.

Gravel...sooo good you need to go back the next day!

Luckily M&D didn't take a photo of me snoozing next to her.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

ZOMFG Awesomeness!!!11!Eleven!

Came across this at (sm)all ages, which incidentally is a great source of kid (and adult) friendly MP3s.

Check out the moves!

And yes I do seem to be posting a bit more can't last.

Happy Valentines day (commercial bollocks) to you all, especially Missman.

I'm spending the evening with Flo, and I'm going to make all her food into heart shapes! :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Joy of Ranting!

...and going through a whole bunch of MP3's you'd forgotten about is that you find gems like this!


A word of warning, there's swearing and that...and...standard Buck behaviour.


Monday, February 12, 2007

So Them Oscars...

...looks like there are some good films/winners/contenders or whatever.

Gotta love the Pirate Bay :-)

You can use this site to download (nearly) all the nominated film using BitTorrent.

Thanks BoingBoing!

FSM bless teh intertubez!

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Have had a fantastically restorative weekend thanks for asking...and got Sir Henry at Rawlinson End! R00lz!

A lovely night of sausage & mash etc with Missman 'up the Hill' on Friday night, managed to sort all the shopping out on Saturday then me and Flo ate a lovely dinner of Salmon, Rice (with Nori & Hemp seeds and all that good hippy shit), Roasted Peppers (a new fave word) and Onions and Brocolli.

After Oats, Yoghurt, Toast and Coffee this morning (she loves an espresso...joke. I drank that) we went to the park in the rain today with Flo in her mega-cagoule...must remember that slides get slippy when wet and nylon rainsuits repel water...stick Teh Chile in that equation and you can probably imagine me sprinting alongside the slide as she accelerated off towards the tarmac.

Missman popped round for a cup of her wierd liquorice concoction and ended up staying for lunch. Of which, Chile ate most of her portion but insisted that most things were either hoT {ffff} or Peh-Puh, Peh-Puh. Leftovers have been consumed...

The Farm this afternoon. Then the Caff Playground for some ElectroSlide fun...nothing funnier than seeing a small child discharge her massive static charge when what she's expecting is a nice hug. A bouncy walking thing that seems to encourage larger children to try to 'bounce' Flo into the air...another spin round the park (this time in the dry), then home for some snoozing, dancing and generally painting each other with facepaints.

God I'm glad I don't go out anymore...let's see if PooTube is still shitting bits at my MP4z...yeps. You may click here to download an MP4 of Flo wearing a hat while some Reggae plays in the background.

Also, here's a quick update on vocab...

Shoosh = Shoes
Hap-En = Apple
Pep-Puh = Pepper (the red/green/yellow kind)...this must be repeated several hundred times (even if there is no pepper in evidence)
Detty = Dirty
Daddy = Doggie
Doggy = Daddy
Boooon = Cow
Meh! Meh! Meh! = I want you to do something related to what I am pointing at or struggling with...right now
Khn = Spoon

In other news I am trying to trim up, label, genre-ize and generally sort some 40Gb of music...having an inner giggle: Ladyhands, heh! And thinking of bed, a 4 day week and then M&D mit Flo, back for Edinborough (hahahahah...mmm)...I'll probably sleep for a day and then back to work.


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Flo Snow

So. Lots of lovely snow when we woke up this morning...which meant an hour and a half on the bus into work!

Watching snowflakes

Plus Flo's been enjoying (another) new trike...this one's been a big hit!

Foldable trike...FTW!!!

I've been stressing out with work all week hence the lack of posts, but I'm sure you'll get over the meantime, what's happened to all my ME time? I never have a moment to myself these days.


Watching the snow!

Also Blogger's just added the ability for me to share items from my GoogleReader...I already star loads of things, so I'll add that soon and you'll be able to see what I've been reading...if you care.

Monday, February 05, 2007

The French Disease

So. I've been seems I picked up some kind of foul french flu while in Paris and it pretty much wiped me out since Thursday last week.

Here's a little video for you. Make sure you have the sound turned way up...the video starts about 30 minutes through the went on for another 30 after.

I had a killer headache...but she don't care!

UPDATE: YouTube is being Teh Ghey....I'll get it sorted. Sorry...You can download it from here (half meg MP4 file).

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