Yearly archives: 2003

In with the new

Warren Ellis has opened up Die Puny Humans for contributors to outline their wishes and predictions for 2004 (start here and work up and down). I like this idea, so-

‘Former President Bush’ Now I’ll probably get comments asking why a foreigner should care, or dare to comment, about the political situation in the old US of A. Well, the answer is quite simple. What goes on in America impacts, for good or ill, on the rest of us. And with our dear Prime Mimicker trying to following religiously in the chimp’s cloven hoof prints we Brits are the logical second choice for any Al Quaeda clone looking for a target. So for this reason, and all the treaty busting (Do as we say, not as we do), the removal of George junior can only serve to make us all safer. Of course, unless he’s deposed by the Dean/ Clark dream ticket then we’ve just got Republicans by another name in power and the fuzzy warm glow will only last into the middle of 2005.

Thirtysomething With more of my beer group (it’s a bit like a peer group, only we spend too much time in the pub) entering their fourth decade I don’t get to feel so old. It’s not going to stop me running around after 20 year olds though.

Cash flow I’m putting everything into place. I have content and merchandise, payment systems and great plans. What I really need is a big boost to the Spinneyhead brand’s profile. And a part time job that pays well.

Ulcer-be-gone The little bastard really has to heal up and go away.

The End I’ve started a load of projects and I really ought to finish a few of them.

Sex Bachelorhood’s boring, but I’m too shy and crap at the old chatting up thing to have done anything about it. I’m lovely once you get to know me (anyone wishing to endorse me on that please leave praise in the comments).

I’m sure I’ll think of some more. Any other Spinneyheads please add your lists, everyone else feel free to stick stuff in the comments.

Self Similarity

One day, I want to get several acres of land and start building a model village. Except this one won’t be quite the same as the usual quaint view of rural life- think Ewok tree dwellings meet Middle Earth cliff side battlements and Mad Max technology, with dark and/ or lascivious goings on in hidden corners. Though I could be tempted to pull a trick like that at the Bourton-on-the-Water model village, where the model village has a model village, which has a model village………

via BoingBoing

Just wait half an hour……

We’re having what Jo described as ‘New Zealand weather’. It’s been passing over us in waves, and we’ve had sleet, rain, sunshine, even a rainbow. Right now I can look out of the window and see the sky broken into bands. There’s a little bit of blue, but mostly it’s cloud in various shades, from fluffy white through cream and slate blue to threatening grey. All of it progressing from left to right and bringing new and interesting precipitation to talk about in a very British sort of way.

Thus ends my experiment of taking a picture a day of Scotland from (almost) the same point. I may do it again some time from another vantage point.