Friday, March 30, 2007

I Feel Good, Knew That I Would

This post is purely for me, make that future me. You see for the last few weeks I’ve been putting off going to the gym. Even when I had the whole day off I found excuses. Painting the spare room or heading to Cribbs Causeway for retail therapy – anything to avoid pounding the treadmill. Today I caved in and went. To double the benefits I even cycled over.

So I post this now to remind myself how good I’m actually feeling about it. The rush after completing the workout and, even better, the post work out shower. So future smeg_head, I’m talking to you, NO excuses next week!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Coughs & Sneezes

Remember when you were young? Remember when you had a cold? Perhaps it’s those demon rose-tinted goggles haunting me again but I’m sure I was only ever ill for a day or two with a cold. Mum would send me off to school with an Olbas Oil soaked hanky and a bundle of tissue and that would be that. Of course I did have the most unsympathetic mum for being ill – she’s a qualified nurse you see. Only if I had a terminal case could I ever get the day off. Still after one day of sniffles I’d be right as rain.

Not these days oh no. Colds now seem to last me over a month. The bugger I have at the moment first surfaced 7 weeks ago. It turned into a bed-rattling cough only to disperse after a week. Then, 4 weeks ago it returned and went through the same motions. The constant running nose became a horrible retch-inducing cough which lasted a week then went again.

Now here we are again, on Friday my nose started running again. Today it’s sore from constant wiping and blowing and the first signs of the cough have begun to show. Apart from buying shares in Beechams I know not what to do. I don’t want to bother the Doctor with what is just a cold but if the cough mutates once again like it did the last two times then Wednesday & Thursday nights are going to be largely sleepless.

Friday, March 23, 2007


We just won a pub quiz! Bar Wars' reputation is safe!

Monday, March 19, 2007


  • Twenty-seven is a perfect cube, being 33 = 3 × 3 × 3.
  • There are exactly 27 straight lines on a cubic surface.
  • 27 is also a decagonal number
  • The 27th moon of Jupiter is Sinope
  • There are a total of 27 books in the New Testament
  • The age in years at which many famous rock musicians died, sometimes referred to as the 27 Club. Occasionally, this is termed the "ideal" age to die, and the concept has inspired a brand of clothing, DeadAt27
  • A number which American parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic hides somewhere in many of his songs and videos
  • The code for international direct-dial phone calls to South Africa
  • The number of letters in the Spanish alphabet
  • The current number of Amendments to the United States Constitution
And at around 22.27 tonight, it’ll be my age…

Sunday, March 18, 2007

3rd Bloggiversary

It’s my 3rd Bloggiversary today. I usually get all introverted on this occasion and this year I will be no different. On my 1st Bloggiversary I noted that I had made 100 posts.

Today, marks my 302nd post. Talk about maintaining a perfect statistic. Still it confirms what I feared 2 years ago – that only roughly 1/3 of my life generates anything worth blogging. Initially this sounds utterly depressing. Then I realised something. I spend on average 5 days a week at work. 5x52 = 260. 365-260=105. I only get 105 days off. Give or take the odd day off that I waste being really lazy and not doing a sodding thing… or the days off when I’m doing mundane things like house cleaning and actually 100 posts isn’t so bad after all. It’s roughly a post for every day off, i.e. when I have the free time to think about something to write.

Of course it isn’t the truth. I often write my blog while at work, but it eases my thoughts a little…

Anyway I need a New Blog Year resolution. I have decided I want my forth year to be a little more positive. Less rants more interest. Perhaps take a leaf out of Geezer’s book and see what lies under my nose to talk about. Nuggets of Hereford that need bringing to the online world.

That, however, will have to wait a few days. See you then!

Saturday Night View

Most Saturday nights this is my view for at least six hours straight. Some weeks it can bring sheer joy - others total stress. This week wasnt bad considering it was an 18th - 7 out of 10.