A tale of a Scotsman living in SW london...

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Nothing quite like shopping...with three weddings coming up we spent yesterday looking for suitable outfits for my other half. After 4 hours and her trying on at least 20 dresses, we think we have found the winner. Thankfully!

I am feeling jinxed. I never really gamble, but always put a few quid on golf - the Masters and the Ryder Cup. Last Ryder Cup saw me on a roll, and won a shed load but it would seem my touch has gone as all the people I've put money on are struggling. Have 2 quid on the boat race - it's something I've never really "got" despite having gone to watch it a lot in recent years as the start is only a couple of miles from the front door. Today we'll watch i from home, but on my recent form I'd be putting money on Cambridge (unlike me...)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The art of conversation

The next time someone strikes up a conversation and you don't fancy it, this could be a good tatic!

A stranger was seated next to a little girl on the airplane when the stranger turned to her and said, "Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, "What would you like to talk about?"

"Oh, I don't know", said the stranger. "How about nuclear power?"

"OK," she said. "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat grass, the same stuff. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?"

The stranger thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea", to which the little girl replies;

"Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know sh*t?"

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Thai it up

Well, bit of a funny day yesterday what with the usual changes in government IT projects. Looking forward to the weekend and the bank holiday and some chill out time.

Great result for Liverpool last night, much fun abusing my mate after his now infamous "Barcelona can beat Liverpool easily" text. Oh yeah?

Went for a great Thai last night - hadn't been there in ages and the food was superb and the staff great. Am suffereing a bit of a cold setting on so a three chilli soup had the sinuses working overtime!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Worn out

A bit of a chill out day yesterday, call it recovery from the abuse I've put myself through the last few days. I appear to be coming down with a cold, which isn't really surprising given the sleep deprivation of the last few days, and the hectic last two weeks.

Been planning some alterations to the house as well, new floor in the bathroom is on the cards, although I'm trying to work out if I'm brave enough to tile it myself.

Recieved this by email, tickled me on a day of rediculous project news.

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and, with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him (Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good) a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Ride on

I've just got back from a weekend in Lithunania, in the city of Vilnius. The occasion was a stag weekend, and with 13 of us on our way from Gatwick much fun was had. Of course, the rules of the weekend are that I can't reveal details, but the weekend consisted of beer and dancing, going to bed at 5am, karting, and riding about on a segway. Segways are brilliant, much fun was had!!!

Will maybe write some more once I get the use of my eyes back, as they are a tad bloodshot at the moment.