Castles in the sky…

I had a lovely weekend with my beautiful wife, this last weekend gone.

We disappeared into the heart of rural Wales, visited castles, hung out and generally unplugged from our hectic life for forty-eight hours; it was marvelous.

Here is a picture that I took, just to give you some idea of the amount of beauty that can be found if you only stop to look…

Image of the view to the North-West from Castell Carreg Cennen in Dyfed, West Wales, at dusk.

Have a lovely Wednesday 🙂


LMAO – From a Retweet of @codepo8

 

Perfect…


I went for a run this morning…

…unlike my normal MO, I can’t prove it, ‘cos my GPS went wacky and then my running app crashed when I got home, before I could save the data.

I am somewhat miffed that having mentally prepared for getting up at 0-My-Goodness-600h, and then actually done it, got out of the house in a timely fashion and made myself run 3.42 miles i do not have the data, not really becuase I want to __prove__ it to anyone (let’s be honest 12.333 minutes/mile is nothing to crow about), but because having the data has been one of the mainstays of my being able to motivate myself.  What can I say, I’m a geek.  I like data, numbers, graphs, trends and the such like.  I get excited when I can see that over time the trend is that I run faster and further, and missing a data point like today’s run (in which I clawed back a whole minute from last week’s effort) is just a bit, well, “meh!”.

Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to try again tomorrow – I am planning to reboot my iPhone just before I go out in the hope of having as much memory available as possible, seeing as the old 3G I have is now at the blunt back-edge of the iPhone tech-tree and even if “turn it off and turn it on again” shouldn’t work with something made my Apple, the simple truth is that it does 😉

Roll on April and my chance to bully an iPhone 4 out of O2, or make my own destiny if they refuse to play ball!

Enjoy your Wednesday 🙂


Don’t Drive Angry…

Wishing a happy and overcast Groundhog Day to all my American Chums – here’s hoping that the Groundhog sees not his shadow and your winter can start to end.

Now I’d like to take a moment and say a prayer for world peace 😉


For those that were looking at the “Silly Game” post earlier…

Here is the playlist, in order…  The first 23 are the ones from the meme, and then I let my iPhone play on, just to see…  I’m going to make it into a playlist when I get home 🙂

Venetian Snares – My Downfall – Hollo Utca 2

Clutch – Strange Cousins From The West – Motherless Child

Pink Floyd – The Wall – Another Brick in the Wall (Part 3)

Nine Inch Nails – Survivalism – The Greater Good

Venetian Snares – rossz csillag alatt született – Szerencsetlen

David Bowie – Heathen – Afraid

Yeasayer – Wait for the Summer – Wait for the Summer

Eliott – False Cathedrals – Drive on to Me

The Levellers – Levelling the Land – Fifteen Years

Dylan at the Movies – Feel the Pull E.P. – Momentary Breakdown

Eliott – U.S. Songs – Second Story Skyscraper

Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend – A-Punk

Depeche Mode – 101 – Pleasure Little Treasure

David Bowie – Heathen – A Better Future

Kansas – Leftoverture – Carry on my Wayward Son

The Streets – Original Pirate Material – Weak Become Heroes

Cloud Cult – Live at KEXP Volume 5 – Mr. Tambourine Man

The Whore Moans – Live at KEXP Volume 5 – Holey F*?king Moment

Nine Inch Nails – Survivalism – Another Version of the Truth

Kevin Pollak – What are the Chances? – Holidays with the Fam / Christopher Walken

Clutch – Blast Tyrant – Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes)

Aimee Mann – Lost in Space – Pavlov’s Bell

Prince – Purple Rain – Take Me With U

Portishead – Third – Magic Doors

Linkin Park – Meteora – Numb

Tori Amos – Abnormally Attracted to Sin – Lady in Blue

Thievery Corporation – Cosmic Game – Sol Trapado

Alice in Chains – Music Bank 3 – Died

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Live at KEXP Volume 5 – Midnight Man

Prince – Purple Rain – The Beautiful Ones

Live – Throwing Copper – I Alone

The Dresden Dolls – Dresden Dolls – The Jeep Song

Nine Inch Naile – The Slip – Letting You

Mastodon – Leviathan – I Am Ahab

Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking – Idiots Rule


Oh yeah….

I was excited to discover last night that I have been selected as one of the 20,000 volunteer “Givers” for World Book Night 2011, the inaugural event…

You can find out more here:

http://www.worldbooknight.org/

and if you’d like me to give you a copy of John LeCarre’s “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold”, then you need to be in Seal on the evening of March 5th 😉


I __still__ love XKCD, perhaps even more than before…

Consecutive Vowels - A Cartoon from XKCd.com (click on the image to see the cartoon in its original setting)


Take Me With U – A silly game I discovered on a friend’s Facebook Page…

1.) Put your Itunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.

2.) For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

3.) YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.

4.) Tag 20 friends. (I’m skipping this in favour of a more autonomous selection process, feel free to consider yourself tagged if you like)

5.) Everyone tagged may do the same thing.

6.) Have fun!

7.) My addition – bonus points for anyone who can name the bands!

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1.) IF SOMEONE SAYS ‘ARE YOU OKAY’, YOU SAY? Hollo Utca 2

2.) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF? Motherless Child

3.) WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL? Another Brick in the Wall (Part 3)

4.) HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? The Greater Good

5.) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE? Szerencsetlen

6.) WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO? Afraid

7.) WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU? Wait for the Summer

8.) WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? Drive on to Me

9.) WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN? Fifteen Years

10.) WHAT IS 2+2?  Momentary Breakdown

11.) WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR BEST FRIEND? Second Story Skyscraper

12.) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY? A-Punk

13.) WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? Pleasure Little Treasure

14.) WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE? A Better Future

15.) WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? Carry on my Wayward Son

16.) WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL? Weak Become Heroes

17.) WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST? Mr. Tambourine Man

18.) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? Holey F*?king Moment

19.) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET? Another Version of the Truth

20.) WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW? Holidays with the Fam / Christopher Walken

21.) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes)

22.) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY? Pavlov’s Bell

23.) WHAT WILL YOU NAME THIS NOTE? Take Me With U