Monthly Archives: January 2004

de-railed

Our shower rail has been giving us problems since we moved into this place, we have patched up, re-connected, and generally tended to it’s needs for 3 1/2 years, then, 1 month before we move, I hear a loud crack as I get into the shower…

no, I don't know why there's an empty bottle of shower gel there either

…at least the replacement costs less than a tenner.

Adult Continuing Education

My task for today was to take a photo of a tree, and then adjust the contrast etc so I could print it out in black and white and still see the tree.

Then I thought, why not go a step further and learn how to put it on my wiblog, here goes:

if you can read this, I'm doing really well

Tomorrow’s task is to draw the tree ready for my art class on Thursday.

To bed! To bed! says Sleepy Head…

…Tarry a while says Slow

Put on the pan says Greedy Nan,

We’ll sup before we go.

It seems that the BBC are pulling out all the stops in attacking the Channel 4 show ‘Shattered’ for its apparant mistreatment of its participants. How quickly we forget.

I’m enjoying ‘Shattered’s benefits as ‘screen saver TV’ anyway, great for tidying the house to, and better than Big Brother, as it doesn’t revert to the chicken cam every 5 minutes.

been slacking a bit

Christmas was ok, after that we went to visit lots of friends and family, so that was good, we saw Soo and her husband and bamphires in Glasgow, and got a digital camera, so this blog may be festooned with pictorial evidence of occurrences, as soon as I work out (ask Rhys) how to do that.

My wiblog is 1 year old now, hooray!

Saw the 3rd Lord of the Rings film, it was good, but I wouldn’t trust Peter Jackson to film the tying of a shoelace without cutting out several characters and half of the plotlines in order to fit in more special effects.

Have discovered Channel 4’s latest reality offering ‘Shattered’, in which 12 contestants go for 7 days without sleep, surprisingly well done. Previous experiments of this ilk normally have glaring holes in their methodology, and while this review is mainly based on 10 minutes watching the ‘live, and mostly soundless’ broadcast on E4 daytime, reading a bit about it in this mornings paper, and having a quick squizz and the website, the programme makers do seem to have taken precautions against pointlessness. Also there is a great feature on the website which enables you to try for yourself the tests that the participants are monitored by. Your results are e-mailed to you later in the day, I await mine with baited breath.