Anywho, I digress …

Loosely based on what might have happened. Or not.

Nice house. You should buy it!

Posted by episode81 on February 27, 2011

Home sweet home

In a very unoriginal move, this post is all about my house. Which is for sale. And you should seriously think about buying it!

If you are too far away to come to the open house next weekend, you can enjoy it vicariously through the virtual tour.

For the curious, the furniture and objets are a mix of mine and the stager’s.  Living in a staged house is weird.  A bit like living in a department store window.

Anywho, I digress …

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Forget you. Or not.

Posted by episode81 on February 13, 2011

I don’t remember when I first saw it mentioned, but I resisted listening to it. Dumb song title. Then I gave in and took a look and a listen to a somewhat more worthy version.

And now I can’t stop.

Anna is one talented, sassy lady. I wish I could dance like that 😉

Still not loving the song title.   I must remember to roll up the windows when I am singing along in the car…

Anywho, I digress …

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Octopi, Octopuses and Octopodes are not beans

Posted by episode81 on January 28, 2011

My friend, Mhairi

A little over 7 years ago I took a trip to Turin with a friend.  It was my first visit to Italy.  The main reasons for going were to increase the number of my country points and to honor my favorite movie – The Italian Job.  I didn’t have far to go as I was in Grenoble as the director of a research lab.  Although the lab was in France, I actually lived in Menlo Park.  I did rather a lot of flying.

I was in the top frequent flier tier of 3 airlines.  I had air miles up the wazoo, which is not a great place to keep them.  But keep them I did.  Flying was not what I wanted to do when I took a holiday!

Anywho, I digress …

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Man-saddle

Posted by episode81 on January 24, 2011

This would have been useful!

I have a bicycle.  I got it years ago, paid for with an unexpected bonus.  I always thought it was a pretty good bike.  Silver, with reflective bits and decent lights.  I don’t have a bell, I have a squeezable tortoise.  After showing it to someone who knows bikes, I realize that my bike is not great and thus, my bonus was too small.  On the plus side, my lights are fabulous!

Anywho, I digress …

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I started something!

Posted by episode81 on December 27, 2010

Rar!

When I wrote Knitmare, I thought it would be popular 🙂  It got Boinged and my site traffic has never been the same.

If I had thought about it a little more, I would have put a watermark on the image to drive even more traffic my way.  I didn’t, so the image went viral without any link back to my site.  Poo.

Anywho, I digress …

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Faster

Posted by episode81 on December 10, 2010

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

Another great action movie!  I love The Rock 🙂

Anywho, I digress …

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Names are just labels. Or not.

Posted by episode81 on December 8, 2010

I have mentioned before my thoughts on selecting a new name for myself, but I got sidetracked by a list of words I like.  I have collected quite a few favorite words now.  Once you start thinking about it, they pop up all over the place.

Anywho, I digress …

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Nasty

Posted by episode81 on November 27, 2010

Blob

I like getting comments on my blog.  Apart from the page hits, it is proof that someone is actually reading my sweet prose.  I have become quite adept at spotting comments written by spam-bots, and they get zapped.  Most spam gets caught by Akismet, but the odd one does get through. I zap it.

Anywho, I digress …

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Cowboys and Aliens

Posted by episode81 on November 22, 2010

Oh yes!

A friend forwarded a link to the preview of Cowboys and Aliens.

This.  Movie. Looks.  Awesome!

 

Lisa.

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What’s in a name?

Posted by episode81 on October 28, 2010

But can you see them?

My mum says that it is better to laugh with people than at people.  I agree.  But sometimes that just isn’t possible.  Consider this example.

Shortly after I arrived in the USA, a British friend of mine asked me to pick up her daughters from the airport, as she couldn’t make it, and bring them down to her place in San Jose.  I got to SFO early and stood at the front of arrivals with a big sign – I had no clue what they looked like.  They arrived, we piled into the car and set out for San Jose.

Friend’s Daughter: How long have you lived in the USA?

Me: Oh, about 9 months.  I like it.

FD: Why did you move here?

Me: Weather.  Money.  Opportunity.

FD: What are the biggest differences you have noticed?

Me: The roads are wider.  The lorries are very fancy.  People are less cynical.  They don’t drink at lunchtime.  <Smiling> Some have pretty funny names.  There are a lot of Dicks and Wallys over here.  <Huge Grin>

FD: <Not Smiling> Dickson-Wally.  Yes, that’s a strange surname.  Scottish?

I tried not to laugh.  Really. But you know how that goes.  The more you try, the more you laugh.  They were silent until we reached San Jose.  Me, not so much.  I was never invited over for dinner.

Anywho, I digress …

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