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Friday, July 31, 2009

home made black bean burger for lunch... mmm...
home made black bean burger for lunch... mmm...



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Can't think of anything clever to say this morning.



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Thursday, July 30, 2009

I love sudden technical problems any time past 4pm...



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The sun! The sun! I just saw the sun! (briefly)



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Just ignored the gas man at the door, with his little torch, and his annoyingly persistent knock...



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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Restraint... have to stop venting my spleen at our in-house IT dept... As they say, you can't kid a kidder...



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Tip of the day: Don't eat your lunch 2 hours early - doing so allows time for you to digest it, and feel hungry 2 hours later...



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A morning of being confused by my own mistakes, untangling other ppl's sinfully bad ftp code, and longing for cake...



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Nimba the cat, fearsome hunter, presents her latest victim to us...
Nimba the cat, fearsome hunter, presents her latest victim to us...



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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nimba
Nimba



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street is a river... torrential. I forgot about lancaster's monsoon season... :(
street is a river... torrential. I forgot about lancaster's monsoon season... :(



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Bloody rain



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Distracted today. The pixies that live just out of focus at the corner of my vision are over-excited, it seems.



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Monday, July 27, 2009

Go home!



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The god of TCP/IP Sockets whispers secrets in my ear... Specified SQL server not found...



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*grunt* why am I awake again?



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Sunday, July 26, 2009

making a strawberry cake after all. to be consumed with wine and mechanised Japanese zombie school girls.



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Considering making a strawberry roulade. It is possible that I'm too hungover to complete the mission. Perhaps mojitos would be easier?



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Saturday, July 25, 2009

egg Benedict @ qsf in Lancaster, good but bloody expensive! £17 for two!
egg Benedict @ qsf in Lancaster, good but bloody expensive! £17 for two!



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Friday, July 24, 2009

It's all over bar the shouting - the weekend is upon us!



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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Just racked me mead, like.



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*sigh* time to clear up the cat vomit... I can put it off no more... :(



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Just had my lunch in the oven for 30 mins on 'fan' rather than 'oven'... *sigh*



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pre-lunch quesadilla. ..
pre-lunch quesadilla. ..



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A morning spent cancelling and rebooking train tickets... Ah, the joy of Virgin Rail's website...



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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Had a siesta... feel better. I'm getting the hang of siestas, I used to be against them. Like olives.



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not tip top this morning, insomnia again, feeling ill... *sigh*



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Monday, July 20, 2009

Giant horsefly in the yard, yikes, that'll give you a good bite...



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Next door: Scream, shout, shout, smash/tinkle, shout (bit louder), cry, bawl, tantrum, scream, shout, loop.. Ah, school finished for summer?



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Lunch: Nothing in the house except some frozen chips and frozen falafel.. so... falafel and chips then...



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I *will* make those plain digestives interesting and eat them... oh yes I will...
I *will* make those plain digestives interesting and eat them... oh yes I will...



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Feel awful today, lay awake all night groaning, digesting masses of roast potatoes, cakes and wine...



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Sunday, July 19, 2009

cakes, wine, beer, roast... all good



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Saturday, July 18, 2009

tumeric apocalypse, it is everywhere... my hands, nails, counter, bowls, jeans :(



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Friday, July 17, 2009

Right, it must be time for beers and a nice Cambodian curry :)



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Plain Digestive biscuits are so dull :(



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Cold, damp and dark this morning... Did I miss the rest of summer? Are we in autumn already? :(



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Thursday, July 16, 2009

lunch today is a mystery from the freezer... :) even after a taste I don't know what it is!
lunch today is a mystery from the freezer... :) even after a taste I don't know what it is!



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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

full of good, if over-priced, tapas...



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Last try: one of these http://ping.fm/OXzZC just ran up my leg :(



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Oops, in fact, one of *these* just ran up my leg http//www.pbase.com/nebulanbloom/image/83914028



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One of these just ran up my leg :( http://ping.fm/087jU



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Whoever wrote our original login system for our main website needs to be hunted down and hurt some. And then be told to find a new career...



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I sense that our web server is trying to tell us something: "[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver] Timeout expired"... 4,128 times... *sigh*



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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

All over for another day, well done everyone.



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Time for tea and biscuits. Well, crackers anyway. I don't have any biscuits :(



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Lunch is a pasta dish designed to be eaten cold. I'm heating it in the oven. I like hot pasta. I'm not a bad person.



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I've cracked my head really hard on various wooden objects every day for the last three days. Wood has it in for me, it seems.



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Oh no, not that again...



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Monday, July 13, 2009

In the international language of upset stomachs Ralph's digestive tract tells him of its displeasure of having a litre of seaweed soup in it



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For a minute there I forgot why I was sitting at my keyboard, no idea at all, then I remembered, ah, yes, work, oh, yes, I remember...



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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Made some plum vodka, now enjoying a pint of Guinness...



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Morning world (yes, I know). *yawn* the wife is making pancakes *stretch* life could be worse...



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Friday, July 10, 2009

That's it! Time please! Weekend. Time for a beer. I only have Guinness, but will survive the hardship.



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Wondering if I should have a 'happy' pizza tonight :)



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Udon noodles in miso.... mmmm!
Udon noodles in miso.... mmmm!



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Friday, about bloody time.



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Thursday, July 09, 2009

man, people stink. how can they not notice? on a busy train crammed with smelly, noisy, people...



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*sigh* trains are all messed up... delays. :(



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on a very slow bus feeling rather sick... :(



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Quesy after a 5 bean chilli and pint experience in Wetherspoons...



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at work, not even an hour late... good eh?



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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

off to brave London rush hour :(



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in London... the home of nasty-tasting tap water and black snot. :)



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train actually moving now, which is nice



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bloody train is stuck at bloody carnforth. :(



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Lunch is a grilled, folded corn tortilla filled with hot chilli sin carne and cheese topped with natural yoghurt...



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Mental prep for journey to London begins...



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check out my old-school flowchart template - punched cards, tape, vdu... ah, the golden days :)



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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Having a nice fresh strawberry and wild berry milkshake, just a pint of...



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Monday, July 06, 2009

making some mead... and why not?
making some mead... and why not?



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food might take a while....
food might take a while....



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Lunch on the fly today, sage derby cheese and hummus on home-made bread (a modified 'grant' loaf)...



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The usual post-holiday email horror is here...
The usual post-holiday email horror is here...



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Sunday, July 05, 2009

mojito #1
mojito #1



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might spend the day drinking mojitos....



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Friday, July 03, 2009

top of brown willy, bodmin
top of brown willy, bodmin