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Sunday, July 24, 2005

Faster than a.... 

I witnessed Murphy's Law of motion today whilst making home-made protein bars.
I knocked over a tub of yoghurt and redecorated the kitchen. Why is it that when you try to extract the stuff it's like treacle, yet spill it and it manages to cover everything in a five mile radius? It went on the floor, the windows, the cupboards. It looked like I had opened the tub and pirouetted in the middle of the kitchen. Like I'd done a bad "plaster job" on the walls. So much from such a little tub. What a mess!

Subliminals [WK129] 

  1. Believing::Myself
  2. Invasion::Body Snatchers
  3. Boys::Toys
  4. Island::Fantasy
  5. Repeatedly::Work
  6. Normal::Situation
  7. Hex::Decimal
  8. Tuxedo::Jacky Chan
  9. Virgin::Airlines
  10. Cereal::Oats
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Monday, July 18, 2005

Random Rant - Please take your foot off the break while you're driving! 

What is it with Jag drivers?

They drive along, cocooned in their own insulated little world, totally oblivious to what's going on around them. Sauntering down the overtaking lanes of dual carriageways and motorways, leaving a queuing trail of disgruntled drivers in their wake.

Maybe we need to explain something to you.
Some people actually have purpose to driving. Most of us drive because we actually want to get to our destination quicker than walking! If you take your foot off the brake you might find that the accelerator actually works and that you miraculously get another 12,000 miles out of your tyres!

We don't want to share your insular world with you, so pull over, let us through and don't be so ignorant!
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Thursday, July 07, 2005

London closes admit fears of an attack 

You will no doubt have heard by now about the explosions in London. Reports will not be clear until later, but what we've heard so far is that a few buses have been ripped apart and several underground trains on the Metropolitan line have been "hit". By what we don't know yet. Was it accidental or deliberate? Only time will tell and I wouldn't like to speculate right now. There is much conflicting information flying around.

At this point we still do not know what caused the explosions, London Underground are saying it was a power surge, others are convinced it was bombs. The capital has all but shut down and out lying railway stations have been evacuated.

A strange silence has descended here and you can feel that the atmosphere has changed. It feels like 9/11 all over again, although this time it is much closer to home.

Please spare a thought for those that got caught up in these terrible blasts.

Edit: 13:45 Here is an apparent translation of a statement written on an arab website claiming responsibility. It includes a warning for Denmark and Italy.

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Monday, July 04, 2005

All hail to the Goddess Sq'waht 

For those of you that are interested, I came to a decision last night to go back to my weight training. I've downloaded yet more motivational stuff and I'm now fired up to give it another shot. Thankfully, I managed to find my 8 minutes pack amongst my packing and whilst I may not follow the 8 minute rule religiously this time (hell, I might even do more!) I will be using the cards as handy guides to muscle groups.

Now some of you may well be thinking, OMG she wants to be one of those muscle-bound body-building freaks!??! And to you I'd say you're dead wrong. Weight training is still the most effective method of burning calories. You see, I carry on burning lots of calories long after I've finished my exercises.

You can diet all you want, but you'll never tone that muscle without pushing a few weights. I want to look slim - I do not want to look like Fatima Whitbread! (Gawd bless 'er). Women don't bulk up like men do anyway, we lack the hormones!

I'm annoyed at myself for stopping. Considering I was dropping about 2lbs a week (and keeping it off!) I'd look very different now if I hadn't talked myself out of it!

Anyway I did my first set last night and my pecs are sore, so that's a good sign. Today is a rest or cardio day as I see fit and then more weights tomorrow and this time I'm making a note of what I do and don't do - so no more slacking!

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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Subliminals [WK126] 

  1. Statistics::Figures
  2. Grin::and bear it
  3. Saturn::Return
  4. Fulfilled::Promises
  5. Life plan::Action
  6. Cult::Following
  7. Lily::Pond
  8. Stalemate::Chess
  9. Celebration::Chocolate
  10. Underwear::Garments
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Friday, July 01, 2005

Skype Plugins for video 

A couple of weeks ago, I came across an addon for Skype called vSkype which enables you to have video conferencing across the Skype network.
I have since read mixed reviews about it, and there are rumours that it sends unsolicited messages to all your contacts. The CEO has fervently denied this, but you have to wonder what is going on when one of the Skype developers themselves claims to have witnessed it.

Another kid on the block Video4Skype is a similar program, and whilst it doesn't look as pretty as vSkype, it appears to do much the same job, with the exception of conferencing. As yet, Video 4Skype only allows connection to one contact at a time. Also, there are rumours because this add on is owned by a big company, that there will come a time when you will be charged for this service, though nothing has been confirmed or denied at this point.

Neither of these products are endorsed by Skype and there seems to be no video plug-in offering on the horizon from Skype themselves.

I'd be interested to hear from readers what their experiences have been for either of these programs.

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