Friday, August 29, 2008


That's how we roll...on the neighbour's mega-trampoline.

I have bought her a small one for her birthday next week...the smallest I could find (at 4.5 ft) will still take up the vast majority of my garden...hey ho.

Friday, August 22, 2008



Monday, August 18, 2008

Anno Gurii!

Sunday morning "playing ano"...

Sunday afternoon...performing for Moshi!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


...of my demise are greatly exaggerated (man, my spelling brain ain't working tonight...none of that looks right).

So. What's been happening?

Moshi had half her face eaten by a yeti*. Poor dude. She was not cool for a few days, but a couple of hundred quid at the vet and some cat-soup (yum) and these things sort themselves out. Cat-soup is not something I'll be making again in a hurry...especially at 6am with a minor hangover. Ask for the recipe if you dare!

I built a small patio (like, way small) and bodged up a tiny (like, tiny) wall.

I got an HTC Raphael...and it doesn't suck....yet. The Diamond stopped working aurally (heh).

Everyone at work seems to be on holiday...can you believe I had email in single figures today? OK, I had 4 hours of phone calls, but still...

I just explained procreation to a (nearly) 3-year-old thus: Half of you was in daddy and half of you was in mummy and we decided to make a 'you' by putting the two halves together to make a one. And you became a little blob of life, then you grew inside your mummy for almost a year and then you came out with your arms and legs and your head and your hair and you were a whole human being and I loved you as soon as I saw you.

Flo: And...did I die?
Me: No, honey.
Flo: But you cried!
Me: [silence] how the fuck? [/silence] You make me cry and laugh all the time!
Flo: Yeeeaaaah...I'm funny!

I donated "bonobo" to Rose because it was mainly doing my head in getting all hot on my lap like some kind of poledancer (or cat. I forgot how fucking uncomfortable they can be, what with the claws and the higher body temperature and shit) and was tempted by another Lenovo replacement....but I've been sold on the MSI Wind (rebadged as Advent from PCWB).

So that's 300 nicker for the basics delivered and I'll be replacing the wifi and hard-drive (I think 320Gb FTW!), adding some RAM and sticking my (lovingly honed) version of Xubuntu on there. I've also recently boosted up a 4Gb pendrive with not 1, but 2 bootable linux distros...and they share the same 'home' partition on the drive...I should do a howto soon.

At least I can stop using work laptop at home.+

* This is an exaggeration. Moshi got bit on the snout by a bigger cat and ended up with a big cut on her lower jaw and a broken tooth.

+ It's that or sit in a cupboard with the server, KVM switches, cardboard boxes, and a keyboard on my lap.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Bah! You should read this guys blog. He's funny...and he's called Black Hockey Jesus...and his blog has the best. title. evar!

I've been laughing and I've had the odd tear too.

And no, I'm not linking it for whorepoints...It's friday Thursday afternoon and you should read some good shit.

Anyone know how to train a cat to use a catflap?

Or stop one headbutting you in the face at 5am?

The Mind...


Also, I'm seriously considering getting one of these and building my own "laptop"...hey, I've done geekier things in the past!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Who'd a thunk it?

A "creationist zoo" can be fun!

On Saturday Ian and I took Ez and Flo to "Noah's Ark Farm Zoo Thing With Barns and Creationism". It was, quite frankly, better than Bristol Zoo! Ez's favourite is Gerald the Giraffe, while Flo (and I) liked the (incredibly noisy) Whooping Gibbons. Ian did most of the animal photography, while I captured some of the activity in the "Hay Barn".

It's a wicked day out as long as your anger lobes can handle things like the poster that compares the "Evolution of Transport" to the "Evolution of Life on Earth" (yeah, fuckheads that'll work!).

After a lot of running around getting hot and grumpy Ian dropped the girls and me back at mine. Ez wanted to stay for a bit, so after clearing it with Teh Mumma, I made it so. We had dinner and then she went home while Flo stayed the night.

At this point I would like you to compare the result of saying "You can eat your puddings any way you like!"



On Sunday morning (after Flo went back to her mums) while cooking a huge pot of brocolli soup I could hear the strains of lump-hammer on concrete, industrious digging and children shrieking emanating from Rosie's place...rather than fill her tiny back garden with more bodies I offered to take the kids for the afternoon.

We had an awesome time in the park. I was a robot, the girls screamed and ran.

Then it was back to mine for some juice and a sit down. I tried to get them to watch Tron but there were too many questions! Flo fell asleep and I instructed Ez on the finer points of feeding Moshi and then we played some "music" (read: made hideous noises with guitar and piano).

Apologies to Bucky for not attending "Sacre Bleu" can post that video of me "dancing" now if you like dude. Heh.

Friday, August 01, 2008


I give in.

I've amended the most popular post on this site.....this one!

I may end up re-titling the fucking thing as I'm sick of the (presumably) teenage boys trying to find out how to suck their own dicks.

[apologies to Mum for the swearing]

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