Archive for the ‘Musing’ Category

WCC We Love You

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

I wish that I had the know-how to make things. I’m not a creator – not of real physical things.

But there is something I desire, and it lives only in the imagination.

I need a Weighted Companion Cube. One that is physical, and preferably heavy.

Any ideas?

I am not mad, although if you don’t know what I am talking about then it’d be an easy conclusion to draw.

Women’s Football (Oh, And A Happy Birthday)

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

I’m sitting around my Mum’s house watching the English Women’s football team playing against Japan in the World cup. While I can’t stand football at the best of time, women’s football interests me – but not for the reason you might think.

Why I like it is that the women have more aggression than the ‘normal’ man’s game. They spend less time rolling around on the floor, they don’t cry when the national anthem is played and they aren’t horribly overpaid*.

But even if they do really well, they won’t be allowed to play in the Olympic games. For which I blame the Welsh and Scots.

The (female) commentator said something that you wouldn’t hear during a men’s game.

“She’s really missing her children”.

Because, of course, the men don’t think of their children when they are away from home. That or women just worry more.

…And why do they keep calling them ‘girls’?

Anyway – the reason why I am sitting at my mum’s house is because it is my brothers birthday today – for which I made this email birthday card that has a special resonance for those of us who indulge in a bit of World of Warcraft.

Happy Dingday

*Of course, as I write this Aluko missed an open goal, resulting in a cavalcade of shouting, swearing and abuse from my mum.

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Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Hmmm.

I’m almost certainly in LA during next month – I think that this place might be worth a visit.

More photographs of it here.

(Discovered on the inspirational Brass Goggles).

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Hysteria

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Didn’t something similar happen in America where it was put down to ‘hysteria’?
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New Year

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

It is as many people around the world look to the turning of the year I find myself looking at how I deal with time.

The problem is this, I have a terrible sense of time. I think that this is in part due to working shift work. The rapid setting and resetting of my body clock, a person’s own internal timekeeper, often leads me to lose track of where in the day I am. It doesn’t help with the extended holiday at this time of year and the short daylight hours. No longer can I get a base idea of where I am in time by what is showing on the television as the schedules are full of ‘specials’.

It’s not just time either. I’m a terrible person for navigation. Give me a map and a compass and I can get myself to any destination, but this is just knowing how to use the tools. It has taken me a long time to get to know some form of ‘local knowledge’ and then only the basest kind. Compared to many of the people at work I would still get horrendously lost were it not for our satellite navigation system.

Modern physics tells us that space-time is one thing. It appears that it is one thing that I am hopelessly lost in.

So, as I sit here typing this, the new year less than six hours away, I don’t feel that it is a ‘new start’, I don’t think of ‘new year resolutions’, I don’t celebrate it as, for me, it is just another day.

It just means I have to remember to fill in 2007 as the year on all my paperwork.

Which will only lead to more confusion for me.