I've got one of those faces

I’m sure we’ve all been caught in a conversation with someone we don’t know, whereupon when one of you has said, “Oh, I guess I’ve just got one of those faces.” But the thing is, I really do have one of those faces.

JonnyB writes a book!!!

Those of you who have been on the Internet for more than a couple of years will no doubt know and love JonnyB.  His Private Secret Diary is one of the funniest things on the Internet (well, it’s in the top couple of thousand, easy),…

Too little, too late

BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP It is the familiar sound of a text message. At the thankfully unfamiliar time of 7:15am. “Please can you bleep out all my swearing?  Please?” asks Fat Jim in the message itself. It is the morning after…

"That's not a dessert!"

I went to Fat Jim’s for dinner. Fat Jim likes to experiment with food.  As I have written about in the past.  He is a bit like a really bad Heston Blumenthal.  But with hair. To his credit, the actual dinner was quite nice, though…

Boys night in

A couple of my married, loved-up friends had found themselves at a loose end on Friday night due to a Hen Do reunion being held by a joint friend.  This led to the most excellent suggestion of having a “lads night in”. The four of…

Breaking News

I don’t have any, before you get excited.  It is just that the title seemed appropriate to the story. It was last Wednesday morning and my phone went off at 8am, which it does not do very often.  A quick glance showed it to be…

Christian Bale's train set rant

For those of you who don’t listen to the podcast (I know you’re there) the Christian Bale segment is now up on Youtube, mainly because I wanted to play around with the features of iMovie in iLife 09. Watch it below. Or don’t, it’s up…

Moody movies

I go to the cinema quite a lot.  I had a student job as a projectionist, so I’ve always had a fascination with the Big Screen.  But we are in a recession, so every penny counts, and I am not as flush as I used…

A helping hand

“Do you need anything from the shops?” I asked, helpfully. I had knocked on a couple of my elderly neighbours doors to see if they wanted anything whilst I popped out to the shops during the “The Worst Snow Fall In Years”. My first neighbour…

Indoor rowing

There is a rumour going around that this year’s Superstars competition will include a rowing event.  Not on actual water, but on one of those indoor rowing machines. This is not particularly good news, as I never use a rowing machine, and I assume there…