Thursday, 2 October 2008

Sia - Soon we'll be found



I heard this on Radcliffe and Marconi last night. I've just completely fallen in love with her.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Hercules and Love Affair - Blind



Awesome song.
Shame the video sucks.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Is it me but...

...is it weird to be able to have the Dali Lama as a friend on Myspace? I find having someone like the Dali Lama on myspace just a bit odd. But I suppose what I find odder is his profile:
Status:Single
Here for:Networking, Friends
Hometown:Tibet
Body type:Average
Ethnicity:Asian
Religion:Buddhist
Zodiac Sign:Cancer

He has 35,360 friends.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Random Name Generator

I've been having lots of fun generating names on the random name generator.
I particularly liked this one: www.xtra-rant.com/gennames/

Here are the first 10 I generated today:

1. Vicente Howard
2. Harry Hall
3. Valentin Tanner
4. Shayne Ream
5. Quinton Randolph
6. David Braham
7. Maurice White
8. Curtis Weeter
9. Dave Lester
10. Granville Morland

I've go a new character in my novel. He will be called Granville Morland. That will make me happy.

Friday, 14 March 2008

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Messing about on the river



Living on a canal boat is a pretty nice life, it really is. I went over to Lymm today to meet up with my uncle who lives on a canal boat. We pootled along as about 8 miles per hour - people wave at you from the towpath and on bridges. It's almost the perfect English medium for transport because when you 'meet' other people, you're at a distance and because of this you can acknowledge one another safe in the knowledge there will never be any further commitment. Perfect!

Anyway John and I mused over boat names and canal routes for most of the journey. I got to steer the boat and managed not to bump into anything. Excitingly we also saw a boat called the 'Water Womble' which is a boat manned by two men who, and from what I gather this is purely a hobby, go up and down the canal clearing it of junk.

Curiously when I googled them (for a picture perhaps) I found this clip on you tube. Pretty astonishing that something like that had been posted. So here it is, watch this and you can pretend you're on a canal too.

Anyway next weekend I think I'm off to Wigan to help them get through the 21 lock flight over there. Can't quite remember why I thought that was a good idea...