Meat Drinks!

14 08 2007

Have you ever been drinking and felt that your usual tipple needed more beef fat?

Have a look at these.

I’m actually kind of curious about the Bourbon and Blood.

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New houses and technolust

11 08 2007

While I’m pretty bad anyway at keeping this blog alive anyway, one of the things I seem to be particularly bad at is keeping it with actual details of what’s happening in my life. And so as I’ve nipped into Ice Mango for a few minutes, I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about life, the universe and everything.

I seem to be getting quite a nice Saturday afternoon tradition going at the moment. Helen’s working today so I decided to wonder into town and buy some food for dinner tonight (baked sea bass with lemon and fennel). Well it’s either that or sitting in front of the PS2 replaying San Andreas for the hundredth time until I get pressure sores.

Life seems to be going pretty well at the moment. The good news is that Helen and I have had an offer accepted for a new house. We’ve been accepted for a mortgage (how did that happen?) and we’ve managed to sell the old house so the list of potential cock-ups is reducing. Still trying to resist getting too excited about it though.

The house itself is in Thorpe Astley which we’ve been reliably informed is a step up classwise from Thurcaston Park where we were originally looking. Plus it has three bedrooms so I can have an office as well as an en-suite bathroom, conservatory and laminate flooring downstairs so we’re both pretty chuffed. Still waiting to find out when we’re moving mind. Expect more moving nightmare blogs in the months to come.

All the financial manouvering we’ve been doing of course has given me the opportunity to upgrade my Mac. I’ve not actually had this iBook all that long, but as I need to finish this web design course I’m doing, plus planning to do an HNC in Photography this year, an upgrade was in order. I’ve been planning to do such an upgrade for a few months but was waiting for Apple to release new iMacs. Now I’ve got the funds available but the only thing stopping me from going and buying it is the usual trepidation at spending such a huge amount of cash.

Anyway, this afternoon I wondered into KRCS in the Haymarket and even though it’s only been about four days since they were announced, they are already in stock there so I got have a drool at them. They really are quite amazingly thin and the glass screen didn’t bother me as much as I thought it might.

Lovely iMacs inĀ KRCS

Should I resist? Can I resist? Probably not.

Anyway, my coffee has gone cold so I shall sign off.





43 things

22 04 2007

Just a quick note to shout about a new site I have come across called “43 things”. From what I can tell the basic idea is that you start shouting about all the things, big and small, that you actually want to do with your life and it will both keep reminding you of them by email and help you along the way with them.

Anyway, I signed up to it and started thinking of things I want to do, a quite cathartic exercise in itself.

So far, and far from finished by the way, here is my (edited) list.

  1. Learn XHTML.
  2. Learn to fly a plane.
  3. Be more confident.
  4. Get an HDTV.
  5. Get in better shape.
  6. Drink more water.
  7. Get out of debt.
  8. Relax and not be so uptight.
  9. Put a design portfolio together.
  10. Shave my head.
  11. Learn to play backgammon.
  12. Earn more money.
  13. Learn photography. Properly.
  14. Blog more.
  15. Go to Glastonbury.
  16. Figure out what to do with my life.
  17. Be cool.
  18. Write for a magazine.
  19. Buy an Apple TV.

This is of course, just what I’ve come up with after about 20 minutes of play. With more time I am sure the list will be even more hilarious.

Anyway, I recommend the site. And I recommend inviting ridicule upon yourself by publishing your list on your blog. It was pretty therapeutic for me.





“This will be my plea”

18 04 2007

Thought it was worth a quick thank you to my Texan friend Leigh for telling me to get my shit together following my rather crappy Facebook Blues post from the other day.

The least I can do in return is give a shout to her new blog “This will be my plea” which I found thoroughly entertaining at six o’ clock this morning.

It’s worth it just for the “what makes your poop slide out” quote alone.





Good news, bad news…

17 04 2007

So does this mean that if I eat lots of bacon and drink lots of red wine they’ll cancel each other out?