Archive for January, 2005

Two jokes

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Two old ladies playing bingo.
Ethel turns to Gladys and says “Did you come on the bus love?”
“Yes” replies Gladys “but I made it look like an asthma attack.”

Boom tish.

A Few Days Off [via that was funny]

I decided that I needed a few days off and realized that I had run out of vacation time already. I figured the best way to get the Boss to send me home was to act a little crazy, pharm thinking he’d think I was burning out and give me some time off.

I came in to work early the next day and began hanging upside down from the ceiling. Just then one of my coworkers (she’s blonde-it’ll be important later) came in and asked me what I was doing.

“Shh, information pills ” I said, cialis 40mg “I’m acting crazy to get a few days off. I’m a light bulb.”

A second later the Boss walked by and asked me what I was doing.

“I’m a light bulb!” I exclaimed.

“You’re going crazy,” he said. “Take a few days off.”

With that, I jumped down and started walking out.

My blonde coworker started following me and the Boss asked where she was going.


Friday, January 28th, 2005

Isn’t January a long bloody month? Roll on February.

Now, I’ve a stack of them thar links to get through so on to business:

How about a quick and easy way of testing a piece of text in a variety of fonts? Try DaFont [interface also available in French]. You enter the text and then scroll through pages and pages of that text in the various fonts. Excellent idea. I quite like the Grimswade font, maybe add a splash of colour and use it as a banner? Via bleu blanc blog, who’s looking for logo ideas, if anyone has any ideas.

Post Secret [via grumpy@] is a good idea –

You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to the PostSecret project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, feeling, confession, or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything – as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.

And how about Silly Blog Songs from Cousin Lucy’s Spoon? Or the search for a wackily named wine?

GMail Drive is a “Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google GMail account, allowing you to use GMail as a storage medium”. There’s tidy.

Songs that are difficult to shift from your head once they enter, part 1

Friday, January 28th, 2005


I see you baby… shaking that ass

Quote of the day #28

Friday, January 28th, 2005


You mean iron is a verb?

There’s lovely

Friday, January 28th, 2005

From a recent online survey by the BBC:

Welsh accents are among the least popular in the UK, doctor according to a BBC poll.

Many who took part in the survey believed that having a Welsh accent could hinder a career.

Have I experienced prejudice? Oh yes. Do I give a monkeys? Nah.

ER credits

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Does anyone else watch ER on a non widescreen television set? Then these names will be familiar to you:

Noah Wy
rminder Nagra
Maura Tier
ran Visnjic

I don’t want to rain on anyone’s creative parade but do the folks who create the credits realise that not everyone in the world has widescreen tv?

And isn’t this series (11) getting very dark? Apart from the storylines (I just watched the almost unbearable children and the window epsisode), the regular characters are all so unhappy/unwell/troubled and all light relief seems to have disappeared.

Oh I know, it’s only a tv programme. But with so much shit happening in the Real World, a gal needs her weekly soap to keep her going.

Oh dear, part 2

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005


I think the only person busier today is the Bush family accountant, I just don’t have time to stop Bored_geekgrl.

If you’re looking for inspiration, may I point you here and if that doesn’t work, please refer to this.

Normal service to be resumed as soon as possible.

Happy St Dwynwen’s Day

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

A medieval portrait of St Dwynwen

25 January is St Dwynwen’s Day throughout Wales, patron saint of friends and lovers. Sort of like St Valentine’s day but better :-0)

I think Dwynwen would have been tickled pink at her name being used as an opportunity to wish virtual friends the happiest of days. January is nearly over and then we can start looking forward to Spring. At least in this hemisphere. Apologies to friends elsewhere in the world who have it all upside down…

p.s. It would have been nice to offer the receipe exchange today but it’s still in “advanced draft” form, sitting untouched and unloved on my hard disk since Saturday night because of horrible deadlines and the need to get 4 hours sleep a night. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to switch back to it tomorrow.

Sister Helen Prejean

Monday, January 24th, 2005

We rarely get to hear Sister Prejean here in the UK so it was an unexpected treat to hear her interviewed on Staurday’s PM programme. It’s still available on listen again (until just before 18:00 this evening UK time, 24 January 2004).


Monday, January 24th, 2005

I’m reading a superb Andy Budd presentation on accessibility.

I know that this site breaks a lot of the rules but in the spirit of “one thing at a time, Gungadin”, I’m practising on a site elsewhere and will implement changes here in a short while.

Meanwhile Real Life continues apace, deadlines abound, more later.

[Written while this site was hosted at TypePad.]

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