Friday, December 31, 2010
I purchased a retro Rocky poster on ebay over the holidays and was brainstorming ways of putting it up without leaving any oily blue tack marks on the wall, or peeling away the paint.
The solution I have come up with is to use a system of post-it notes, with half of the post-its face down on the poster, holding the other half of interlocking post-its with their sticky side up. If it holds, this could be the work of genius.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Had a good family xmas this year, but time has flown by and there's been nary the time to make good on one's back log of blog posts.
The next few days should provide some quietness and solitude, allowing for some end of year reflection. However, just in case I don't get a chance to return to my keyboard, let me wish you all a happy new year.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
I really thought this iphone app was a hoax. Then somebody at work downloaded the demo version and I saw it in action. My flabber is gasted.
"Yeah, I've been to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's a tower, and it's leaning. You look at it, but nothing happens, so then you look for someplace to get a sandwich."It captures how I feel about a lot of sight seeing (although I did enjoy the Leaning Tower's leaniness). But yes, the real joy is in the sandwich.
Exams over. Time t' git reading n writin' agin.
PS - I must refrian from public comment on how they went, for it would benefit neither the profession nor my reputation.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
The best song on the new MJ album, apparantly, is a cover of a Yellow Music Orchestra track.
And here are YMO in all their glory:
Too cool for school, eh. I predict a YMO resurgence, what with their 80's techno, computer game sounds. Btw, they are new to me, and I am amazed.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Once again, we have a drop off in blog postings as the dreaded exams approach. Here's a short diary that I managed to keep for the first few days:
Sun 14/11 - First exam is 24 days away. Juggling and struggling. Motivation low. Cold out side. No eggs.
Mon 15/11 - Fog like thick pea soup today. About 4 hours of study but slow going. I am lagging behind. Work-work balance is hard. 1 egg.
Tue 16/11 - Repeat of thick fog, Hound of the Baskervilles atmosphere prevails. Also Eid, but work-work beckoned. Rewarding slow efforts with the fascinating documentary 'Tyson'. Mushroom omelette. No more eggs.
Wed 17/11 - No fog, no eggs. Burned rice, burned toast, lots of coffee.
Thur 18/11 - No milk, no eggs. Waffles, fish fingers, beans. Limitations of financial analysis. Consolidated accounts. Burned toast again.
Sat 20/11 - Full day of revision at college and all the hard work came to nought as I flapped about like a fish out of water. Bode well, this does not. Fish fingers times six, fish cake times one, pitta breads times two.
Mon 22/11 - Result of study avoidance - bedroom is now in accordance with chi principles. Also learned that Tong Po last made a movie in 2001, called 'Extreme Force'. Onion, anchovy, cheese and tomato pizza using an ageing baguette. Biscuits and crisps.