Friday, 2 December 2005


Let’s just stick to facts…

  • Pooch has got some sort of slow heart rate thing which the ECG identified. The blood tests all came back normal.
  • The doctor says he needs a 24-hour ECG to see whether the heart thing is something to worry about and is actually causing his head issues.

So he may not actually drop dead but we won’t know that for sure for a while. This has led to the two of us falling out because I’m getting all het up about founding out NOW and using his health insurance to shoulder through all the admin and he is annoying because I’m moaning at him to do more and do it now and get it sorted when he already is doing it, just a bit slower than I’d like. I know I’m being a bit of a bitch but I’m freaking worried about the stupid idiot.

So to move on….new job is still going well – just got my objectives for next year which are wide and politically intriguing as there is a load of change management stuff plus a load more I won’t be able to admit to working on. Quite exciting really as one project involves working with my previous boss who is Cunning and there’s a reason I put a capital letter there.

Knitting is going boringly. Xmas socks….also just remembered I need to do that shawl thing for sian so really need to get a move on with that. Dipped a toe into festive spirit last night by putting up and decorating the xmas tree – fake naturally as I don’t like harvesting real ones just for a month of use and then a trip to the tip.

Going to the Candy Bar tonight because Freddie and Becky are coming up to stay to celebrate their one year anniversary. Am slightly scared but should be good.

TFIFriday. Going to see Nic on Sunday – will be really good to catch up plus she just told me she has a package for me someone at Harrogate gave her to pass on. Also need to discuss more
SkipNorth plans.

Lastly, Pooch and I have started our own Secret Pal and sent each other a questionnaire of our own devising this morning. We have agreed to spoil each other to the value of £20 a month for the next three months, having parcels delivered to work addresses.

Here are his (edited!) answers so any suggestions just let me know!

  1. Are you a label snob. Or is it all the same to you?> Yes
  2. Would you want some personalised stationary?> No
  3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)> Cats and Dogs and Cats and Dogs The Film
  4. If you had to wear an identity bracelet, would it have "Simon" or> "Pooch" on it?> Pooch>
  5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?> Yes, amazon but it's poorly maintained
  6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)> L'eau D'Issey (which is Lavendar based)>
  7. Do you have a favourite food treat?> Eggs Benedict
  8. What sort of things do you like to do in your spare time?> programming, cooking>
  9. What kind of music do you like? > Classical, prog rock, early 90's Manchester>
  10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color> family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?> Favourite - Red, don't like Puce
  11. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)> To be happy
  12. What is/are your favorite things to play with?> My Byrne
  13. What is/are your current obsession/s?> Who will replace Roy Keane
  14. Who are your heros?> Eric Cantona, Gandhi
  15. What is your favourite film?> Star Wars Espiode V - The Empire Strikes Back
  16. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?> Yoda
  17. Where would you like to travel to in the future?> Antarctica, Scandinavia, America (later!)>
  18. Is there anything that you collect?> Belly-button fluff>
  19. What magazines do you regularly read?> Edge
  20. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?> Visual Complex Analysis
  21. Any objects you have been coveting, but haven't bought for one> reason or another?> Nah

Sunday, 27 November 2005

National Geographic

Oh I'm so excited (and so sad) I just got actually out of my lovely deep hot bath just to blog and am now too excited to use commas and everything.

National Geographic UK edition, about a third of the way in, Dec 2005 edition...
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And in that basket?
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And surely they must be talking about Colinette here?
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And the flshed out name is "Peru".
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And I'm pretty sure there is some regia ringels in there only the german arrow is pointing to some weird other stuff.
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I know I really shouldn't be so excited about this but....It's NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. This magazine rules the journalistic world. I am an avid fan and read *every* edition cover to cover even when the topic doesn't interest me. Wow, dude wowowowowowowowowow. Ahem. WOW.
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