Friday, August 26, 2005

TFI Friday

Yahoo, it's Friday at last and it's a bank holiday weekend. Yippee!

It's quiz time again: I got 3 today. I'm really quite rubbish. Everyone else so far has got 3 as well, so not too embarrassing today.

Watched the fourth episode of LOST last night. I'm going to keep watching it. Even though apparently they don't get rescued until the end of the second series. By then I'll have invested nearly a year of my life watching it once a week! Oh well.

Thursday, August 25, 2005


These Sudoku things drive me mad. They are everywhere now. Who invented them? I wish I'd thought of it, I might be rich by now. It took me weeks to actually complete one of the 'gentle' ones. I got fed up and gave up before I finished (cos obviously I could, if I wanted to!). But then, on Monday I completed the HARD level on Yahoo! Sudoku ( Well, sort of. I was having a Sudoku race with my friend Kirstie, but neither of us could take the pressure and made mistakes. Which is REALLY annoying because then you have to start again. Except I didn't. I just clicked 'View Solution' to find the wrong ones. Does that make me a cheater?

Sunday, August 21, 2005


Went to the cinema last night to see Crash. It made me cry. Quite a lot actually. I do cry at films and TV programmes quite a lot. Lassie, a regular fixture in my viewing schedule when I was little, always used to make me cry. Crash made me cry because of the tragedy of some peoples' lives. And because of huge injustices and prejudices in the world. It was actually quite depressing. There were some uplifting moments. But the over-riding feeling I had was sadness. Mostly because the stuff being depicted is almost definitely true, to a certain extent. There are people like that in the world. And it gets me so cross because it's such a huge deal, and it seems that really things like racism, bigotry, injustice, misunderstanding, disrespect, violence, crime, narrow-mindedness, discrimination, inequality, extremism... they'll never stop. I'm sure I've been guilty of some of those things myself at some point or another, deliberately or not, but it seems like there's a cycle of feeling and attitude that's hard to shake but also very hard to pin down. Humans are complicated beings.

Friday, August 19, 2005

It's QUIZ time!

We do a weekly quiz at work. It's the one on the BBC's website. I am RUBBISH! I think my average is about 2 out of 7. Have a go: I got 3 today. It's hard. And you have to be good at guessing. I used to be good. But now I'm not. It's getting a bit competitive at work now. And I'm last. BUM!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Siiiimpsons

So, I read today that Princes William and Harry are going to be in The Simpsons. I think that's really cool. I have to say, I am a fan of the Royal Family anyway. For their 61p per person a year, I think they're good value. They're a great tourist attraction if nothing else. But actually I think Queenie does good stuff. I'd like to meet her. One day maybe...

Testing testing one two three

Brad Pitt at Live 8 Posted by Picasa

Hello again, just trying to figure out this whole photo on the blog thing...

All alone

Well, I thought I'd give this whole blogging thing another go. I forgot my password and stuff for a while, but had an epiphany or something this evening and remembered it all! I'm home alone at the moment, which is why I'm up late (this is late for me) and writing rubbish. I keep reading Craig's blog at Flip Flop Flying and it's always really good, but he always thinks of something cool to write about. Perhaps random, but always interesting. And then photos too (haven't worked out how to do that bit properly yet) and his illustrations. Hmmm, what can I talk about. Well, as it's my blog I can talk about me! No one's ever going to read this, ever, so I guess I can just ramble and type until I can type no more. Or get bored. Or whatever. Oh yes, I know what I wanted to talk about - did you see that guy in the news who built a boat out of lollipop sticks? He said it was (and I quote) a "dream come true". Who has a dream to build a replica Viking ship out of lollipop sticks and sail it across the Atlantic????? Did I miss something? Should my ambitions (small as they are) be directed elsewhere? Perhaps I should be making a scale model of the Eiffel Tower out of Jelly Babies. No, that would be silly. Jelly Babies would get eaten. But you know what I mean. How do people think up these weird things to do? Or, more to the point, why? Why spend two years of your life making a Viking ship out of small sticks of wood? As you can probably tell, I'm just not getting it. It looked cool though!