Can’t blog for blogging

March 18, 2009

I’ve been rather neglectful of my blog lately, I’m sorry about that and I’ll try to do better. I think that micro-blogging on Twitter and Facebook is getting in the way of “proper” blogging. I may have to resort to turning this blog into a log of all my other online activity!

However, before that happens, I’m posting this here meme that I invented 2 minutes ago 🙂 What, you ask, is the unique angle that this meme exploits and explores? Quite simply, I list 10 thing that are irking me or delighting me this week and you have to work which is which.

The “you work out which of these 10 things are irking or delighting me this week” meme.

1 My weight loss plan making a u-turn, see here

2 That I’ve been catching up on missed Desperate Housewives and have started to enjoy it again.

3 The stupid TUPE that didn’t happen on the 1st of Feb, was again delayed on 1st March and still hasn’t happened. WHO do I work for today?

4 Not being able to see “private” blog updates in my RSS feeds, you know who you are and you’re causing me extra mouse clicks 😉

5 My forthcoming 5 days all-inclusive in Torremolinos.

6 That there was no episode of Heroes this week and I’m going away so will have to catch up after everyone else.

7 That the weather is finally picking up, I went for a nice walk by the river at lunchtime today.

8 My Paul getting with it, joining Twitter and putting it on his iGoogle.

9 The idiots kids that are roaming the estate EVERY evening knocking the coping stones off of everyone’s walls.

10 That I didn’t really think this through and cant think of a 10th thing to list. Oh, scratch that and add something about how annoyingly addictive I’m finding FB Bejewelled Blitz.


I *heart* your blog

October 26, 2008

I’m pretty stunned to be mentioned on this by ms.mac, I mean sure, I sometimes make a funny but usually I’m just waffling about nowt!

So the price of this recognition is to complete an easy meme with one word answers.

1. Where is your cell phone? Hall

2. Where is your significant other? Conservatory

3. Your hair color? Brown

4. Your mother? Bonkers

5. Your father? Deceased

6. Your favorite thing? Boyz

7. Your dream last night? Travelling

8. Your dream/goal? Retirement

9. The room you’re in? Lounge

10. Your hobby? Internet

11. Your fear? Abandonement

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Semi-Retired

13. Where were you last night? 30,000feet

14. What you’re not? Easy

15. One of your wish-list items? Camera

16. Where you grew up? Mexborough

17. The last thing you did? Toilet

18. What are you wearing? Shorts

19. Your TV? On

20. Your pets? None

21. Your computer? Constantly

22. Your mood? Relaxed

23. Missing someone? No

24. Your car? Leased

25. Something you’re not wearing? Socks

26. Favorite store? Shoes

27. Your summer? Home

28. Love someone? Deeply

29. Your favorite color? Green

30. When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday

31. Last time you cried? Today

What an odd number to finish on, 31 I mean, days in a month perhaps? It was not quite as easy as I thought, the temptation is to justify the single word, then again I suppose part of the fun is figuring out what I might mean!

I’m supposed to tag 5 more people that havent been tagged before, I’m finding that a tall order, if you are reading this, consider yourself tagged, post a comment to tell me you’ve had a go and point me to your blog 🙂

Collage Photo Meme

June 29, 2008

Taken from Jo over at Chez le laquet


1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.


1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food? right now?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. What is your favorite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What is one word that describes you?
12. What is your flickr name?

This was great fun, I can waste hours browsing Flickr so it was no hardship, it gave me an excuse to spend even more time than usual!

Give it go 🙂

Anyway here is my mosiac,

Collage Photo Meme

(My answers and the photo credits are in the comments)

Six Word Memoir

March 22, 2008

Ms.Mac has tagged me for the following meme.

1. Write a six word memoir and post it on your blog.
2. Add a picture if you wish.
3. Link to the person who tagged you.
4. Tag 4 or 5 others, with links, to keep it going.
5. Leave a comment for the ones you tag with an invitation to play.
6. And link to the original post about the Six Word Memoir meme.

Here is my six word memoir.

It wasnt him, it was me.

I tag Karl, Jo, Michael and boudica. I also invite YOU to leave your own Six Word Memoir in the comments box.

Desktop Freeview Meme

October 22, 2007

Ms Mac tagged me for a meme with specific instructions.

Here’s what you need to do :

A. Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun.

You can do a screen capture by going to your desktop and pressing the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key). For Macs, press shift-option-3 then look for the .png file on your desktop. Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and do a Paste (CTRL + V). If you wish, you can “edit” the image, before saving it.

B. Post the picture in your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop just below it if you want. You can explain why you preferred such look or why is it full of icons. Things like that.

C. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktop as well.

D. Add your name to the list of Free Viewers below with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants.

The list of Free Viewers so far is:

  • iRonnie – I Set No Corner
  • Thess– Thesserie
  • Rebecca – Skippy Heart
  • Knoizki – A Dialogue With K
  • Beng– Kauderwelch
  • Tina – My Good Finds
  • Rachel – Heart of Rachel
  • Alice – Hello, My Name Is Alice
  • Julia – Julia’s Books Corner!
  • Darla– Nichtszusagen
  • Marg – Reading Adventures
  • Holly – What Were you Expecting?
  • Ames – Thrifty Reader
  • Dev – Good Reads
  • Rosie – Nobody asked me…
  • Gabrielle – Diary of an Adult Runaway
  • Jo– Chez le laquet!
  • Ms Mac – Ms Mac
  • Andy–
  • So.

    A) Done!



    Oh god, it’s so boring isn’t it? I cant even claim its because of my recent re-install of Windows. Its always like that, well, I VERY occasionally add a wallpaper if I’m really into something. I picked up this minimalist habit way back in the days of 486 CPU’s. This was when every ounce of performance was needed and cosmetic touches like wallpapers and shadows under mouse pointers were deffo not needed. Maybe in these days of mega CPU horsepower I could relax a little 😉 

    Stuff.txt is a little file that I’ve been using for a 5 years. Its a sort of scratchpad/jotter thing,  ideas for blog posts, stolen memes, addresses for people that I send birthday and Christmas cards to, all kinds of junk really. In fact I just found this in there 🙂

    ´*•.¸(´*•.¸ ¸.•*´)¸.•*´
    «´¨`•°   Andy    °•´¨`»
    ¸.•*´(¸.•*´ `*•.¸)`*•.¸ 

    Yeah, I know, its a bit lame really but I must have liked it whenever I copied it from somewhere.

    Photo project.txt contains an idea I am working on for (you guessed) a photo project. I don’t want to say too much but its an idea to illustrate a song through photos, probably been done before but I (think) I have a twist.

    Perhaps I ought to have done this meme on the laptop, it actually has wallpaper, albeit a pre-installed Vista one. 

    C) I don’t really know the etiquette of tagging anyone but here goes, Michael , Rob7534 now that he is back from Camp and just to give him an excuse to blog, Jon.

    D) Done and Done.