Saying you like hard rock music and using Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters as an example makes you sound like a poser who flunked out of posing school.
I managed to catch my connection this morning with one minute to spare, and only because I ran. I am technically supposed to have ten minutes’ grace to catch my connection, but it’s more often five or less.
It’s so easy to lose your fitness — I haven’t done regular running since I got to Scotland and I was definitely short of breath with a racing heart when I sat down with relief (and a thump). I have got to get a car and cut down my commute so I don’t feel so tired at the end of the day and can bring myself to go to the gym. We’re thinking a second hand Clio or 106 would be ideal. (Update: or a Corsa. Apparently I will turn into a skank, but the size and price is probably right.)
If I had no issues with big cars and paying too much for a vehicle (what am I talking about? I’m from Singapore, for God’s sake), I would go for a PT Cruiser. No idea what it is I like about the car, I just think it’s great.
Yesterday I was aided in getting the train on time by the tail winds, which actually pushed me along the road just that little bit faster. Neil thinks I’m a freak for mentioning that, but y’know, the truth’s the truth. On the way, I saw a stretch Hummer. And I really shit you not with that.
The weather continues to be shitty (rain, rain, rain), and this is how I discovered that my formerly fairly water resistant jacket is losing its resistance. TK Maxx sells snow sports parkas for about £50, so I may go buy myself a Christmas present after I get paid.
Murder police find two more dead: feared to be the missing prostitutes Clennell and Nicholls. This is starting to look like quite the spree. Bloody hell. He’s got to make a mistake some time.
I had a watch something like the Modern Jump Hour (Spinning Disks) Watch. Mine had two spinning disks but only a small fraction of the disks were visible. And it was way cheaper than $95 — more like S$30 or something. Via Crave.
Further to my previous and comparatively lengthy post on animal testing, there’s news that scientific experts will back the continued use of primates in experiments.
Fewer than 1% of animal tests are conducted on primates and the committee has spent 18 months examining if these are sound and relevant to humans.
Testing on any animal is sad. As I said before, it’s the law of the (modern) jungle. There is an older piece, also on the BBC, about how scientists are trying to stop using live creatures, but we’re a long way away from being able to halt live experiments altogether.
Update: and here is something on Sean Gardner, the boy suffering from dystonia and was profiled on Monkeys, Rats and Me.
Prostitutes ‘key to find killer’: The rapidity with which these women’s bodies are being found — to an (and I stress) uneducated and inexperienced criminal profiling enthusiast — point to a precipitating stressor in the life of the killer.
The Darfur genocide as seen on Google Earth. Sigh.
Well, as long as they’re CE certified.
I am wearing tights UNDER my trousers, it’s that windy and cold (but I still can’t wait for real snow): “Every region except Grampian had a severe warning while one flood alert and 15 flood watch notices were in force.” — Scotland braced for storms