Archive for June, 2004

If these walls could talk

Friday, June 25th, 2004

Why, maybe they’d write a blog. Maybe I’m nosey, but I must admit to looking forward to hearing the story behind the Disneyland Marquee Castle.

Tennis mania

Friday, June 25th, 2004

Even The blogger formerly known as lump is getting in on the act. Hilarious.

I was going to write a post about certain young female tennis players having one eye on the ball and one on lucrative modelling contracts (why wear dangly diamond earrings when playing a qualifying game at Wimbledon then?) but to be honest, it’s a hot sunny afternoon and I’d rather be giggling. To take me mind of me toes of course.

Pre Project Blog Challenge #1

Friday, June 25th, 2004

Right then you lot, Sallie has posted a naughty spoof 2004 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION SCHEDULE. Hmm.

Those of you of a more Democratic disposition need to put your thinking caps on and write the Republican version. You can either post it on your own blog or here in the comments. But let us know when it’s ready so we can all come admire it.

I’ll add an extra $10 to Dragon’s Tough Guy Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Relief on behalf of the best entry. If there are any. Come on, you know you want to…

Time for some doggie pictures

Friday, June 25th, 2004




Bill Clinton has a blog and it’s pink?

Friday, June 25th, 2004

See for yourself [via Sallie]

And here’s my vote for funniest post of the day.

Two qvick qvestions

Friday, June 25th, 2004

1. What’s the best way to display html and MT code so that the angle brackets, $ signs, etc. don’t disappear?

2. I think I know this but I’m brain dead (blame the toes) – I want to create quote boxes similar to the one below (stolen from Meg) for this central post column but with a variable width.

“Codswallop” she said, sneeringly.

And so I’m off to bed. Trailer trash style, with unironed sheets. But at least they smell lovely.

Pride comes before a fall

Friday, June 25th, 2004

Literally. I wandered into the kitchen tonight intending to go and get the washing in from the line. It was such a wonderful drying day, the sheets flapping away merrily in the wind, I was looking forward to giving them a quick press and making up the bed. There is nothing like freshly laundered bed linen as a pickmeup. And even though we’re close to Wimbledon we seemed to have missed the showers that stopped some games.

But I digress. Passing the mirror I stopped to admire my new bra check that you can’t see the lace through the white t-shirt.

Off into the garden I skipped. Craaaaaaaaaaaaaash. Flat. On. My. Face. My pyjama trousers are slightly too long, I was barefoot and I think I tripped over the hem.

My knees and toes (toes? wtf) are scraped, bloody and sore so I’ve been forced to lay on the sofa all evening watching “The Grocer from Zurich” help ruin England’s chances in the Euro 2004 cup thingy. We They wuz robbed I tell ya.

Miscellaneous, part 2

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

The sun is shining
The dogs are whining,
I’m all for lining
up to go for a good long walk.

[a poet I ain’t]

In the meantime:

Life’s little annoyances

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

1. Symantec. I use Norton Anti-Virus and firewall software. The subscription expires on 14 August of this year. Fine. The “reminder” of this started appearing on 14 June. That’s two sodding months of extra clicking each time I check for virus updates.
Guess what I won’t be renewing on 14 August this year.

2. BT and/or the wireless router. I can’t begin to tell you how frustrating it is at the moment without using lots and lots and lots of swearyness. So I’ll settle for one of his newer creations – fluntcaps. The lot of ’em.

Y ddraig goch

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

I know this was wrong but…

Friends of sales manager Nick White, of Marford near Wrexham, decided to get their own revenge for his teasing at Wales’ lack of success at Euro 2004.

Nick admitted he had been provoking friends about the success of the England team in comparison to Wales.

“I can be a bit hot-headed,” he said. “I’d been winding them up about Euro 2004. I had said I was going to paint a St George’s Cross on the door.


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