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December 2006

To Duncan. From the person who always frowns at you

I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas you know. I really don’t mind it at all. I’m not a total Scrooge (who, incidentally, was a fellow Langtonian). There are very good reasons to try and enjoy yourself at this time of year. It’s cold, dark and miserable. What else can you do except make the […]

Search me

Somebody just arrived at this blog searching for “edinburgh university physics exam time“. Something tells me you’re looking in the wrong place! Here would be more helpful. Whoever you are, you don’t have much time!

It never ends

I had my last exam today! Only to turn up to work and find out that I only have three days off between now and Hogmanay. One of which is Christmas Day. Another of which is tomorrow. And I’m working from 0800–1800 on Boxing Day. They’ve obviously never seen what I’m like at that time […]

Bob Piper isn’t a racist. He’s just a loud-mouthed boor

You may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging over these past few days. I haven’t even been reading blogs — at all. Just in preparation for my last exam tomorrow, then I will start up again. I had been completely missing the whole Bob Piper hoo-ha that was going on over the weekend. The […]

Albatross crossing

A little part of my everyday life was changed recently. It was changed in a way that could have potentially made things better for everyone. Instead, it’s a stinking mess-up. Worse things might happen at sea. But more irritating things don’t. There is a particularly awkward cross-junction near the train station in Kirkcaldy. It’s not […]

Handwriting — who needs it?

Is handwriting really needed any more? Kids around the world are forgetting how to handwrite — because all of the writing we do is on the computer. It’s a familiar story. Every time we went back to school after the long summer break, my friends and I would all comment that the most difficult thing […]

Procrastination?

I thought I’d write about a couple of cool websites I’ve been visiting recently. Back in the day I used MyBlogLog to keep track of what links visitors to this blog were clicking. But then I got bored of it and stopped using it. When I heard that Yahoo! was thinking of buying it, I […]

Beware the friendly stranger

My mother and I often have a debate about whether it is polite to say “hello” to people who are almost strangers. I — and most normal people — think it is stark raving bonkers. My mother thinks that I only think this because I was brought up in the east. I think that’s just […]

Stupid drivers get it up the bum

It’s this sort of behaviour that makes me really hate drivers. I mean, really. How desperate to save time do you have to be to try this sort of stunt? Would it even save you any time? I bet these drivers have been sitting there for about five minutes waiting for a bus to come […]

Welcome back?!

Sorry if you’ve been trying to visit this blog over the past couple of days only to find that everything had appeared to have gone tits up. I had decided a while ago that I was going to change my host and domain registrar. Unfortunately — typical me — I decided to leave everything until […]