Sadly, so true: “At present, the same global coffee bar chain has cleaner forecourts in the US than it does in the UK because, in the UK, dropping trash is a yob’s right.” — Keeping up with the Jameses On our very unhealthy trip to McDonalds yesterday, we sat by the window, and Neil expressed … Continue reading The ‘civilised’ nation
Something I like hearing about! Kids as young as nursery age are being taught basic philosophy. Research has shown that it really helps cognitive ability, with the added benefit of a higher IQ and emotional intelligence. I’m not into fluffy new age things, but thinking about things and encouraging kids to think deeper about everything … Continue reading Philosophy in nursery
Tambo went outside for a smoke and has now been Entered saw The Pursuit of Happyness (mini-review: my life ain’t so bad, what an awe-inspiring and humbling film) ran 10k at the Oxygen Deficit went to the Dreadnaught to celebrate Neil’s friend Tambo’s birthday (and had a long conversation with the bloke who thought my … Continue reading This weekend I…
Here’s a blow-by-blow. Neil kept to his usual stellar timekeeping and made me stressed because we got there with a grand total of ten minutes to spare for me to register and warm up. However, the 5k was still going on so we were delayed a bit. I was actually feeling a bit nervous because … Continue reading 66:17
The old Changi General Hospital is being converted into a spa. In all fairness, I’m glad they’re converting an existing property that has some historical significance (I know this is arguable, but Siingapore’s not old enough to have really old buildings) instead of tearing it down.
So I think I’ve discovered a workaround for my hip problem. When I try to force my right leg to point outward (previously, I wrote about being pigeon-toed and my right leg pointing inward), it adds strain to my left leg for compensating my being off-balance. Last night was really ‘Try To Figure Out What … Continue reading You know you’re a geek when you use computing terms to describe physical exercise
I’ve heard, more than once, the story of when Neil got the flu and couldn’t get out of bed for ten days, he was that crook. The first time I was regaled with the story (and every time since), I also heard that he was dragged out of bed to drive his mum to Wishaw … Continue reading Scottish slang of the day — MESSAGES
LED cartoon characters on a board considered suspicious, causes road and bridge closures, traffic chaos. Men responsible for installing the signs face five years in jail. I take this to mean that any artists hoping to stage controversial street installations are kinda fucked. Guerilla marketing advocates come under 24-hour surveillance. Buskers required to submit to … Continue reading This is life as the US knows it
Mine’s Ray Larabie. Without his large foundry of free fonts, I wouldn’t be able to inflict the torture that is ‘Not a Designer but Knows Too Much HTML and CSS and Some Sort of Attention Deficit Problem to Stay Away From Constantly Tinkering With Graphics and Layout’ on the wider Web. Yahoo!
Running update. The race participant limit has increased from 80 to 140. Many of the entrants (not competitors! Please! I’m not competing!) are from athletics clubs. I’m going to the gym three times a week, and my right hip joint is really not happy. I think that it’s not just my going pigeon-toed, I observed … Continue reading Hello, Murphy