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Sunday 30 June 2002

Never leave your PC. Not

Never leave your PC. Not enough time in your day to update your blog or play your online game? Try this, it'll add vital minutes to your available time. See your baby grow. An 'educational' keyring? Some people have the...

Support. Just a sample of

Support. Just a sample of the messages of support that I've been getting over the last few days. Very sorry to hear that... Wishing you all the luck in the world for your wife and new baby. Hope everything works...

Disgust. I showed my mum

Disgust. I showed my mum the dummies we bought for Connor today. She was absolutely disgusted and even went so far as to compare it to the picture of a baby dressed as a suicide bomber that has been in...

Limits. Today started so well.

Limits. Today started so well. Sharon's mum had James and Chloe over night because I was working so I got a bit of a lie in this morning. I phoned her at 10am to say I'd be round in a...

Saturday

Sharon is still feeling uncomfortable but seems to be a lot happier for being at home. Everybody is chipping in and helping out with the kids and the house work. some friends had James and Chloe for 2 hours and...

Friday 28 June 2002

Perspective. Its amazing what a

Perspective. Its amazing what a good nights sleep can do for you. I re-read last nights blog and the tired section sounds so over dramatic. I was going to edit it out but that just feels false. Where's the point...

Thursday 27 June 2002

Reach out and touch

I wrote an email to the webmaster of a blog I keep tabs on over at confessions of a hootress to say that I liked her sight and frequently dropped by. She mentioned it on her blog today. Isn't it...

Good news and bad

Sharon can come home tomorrow (provided there's no disasters overnight). Her consultant finally came to see her this afternoon. Although she's having contractions every 5 to 10 minutes she's not actually giving birth. So the consultant said they want to...

Wednesday 26 June 2002

Hospital

At 5 o'clock this morning Sharon started having contractions without actually going into labour (don't ask, because I probably couldn't answer). The doctors gave her Pethadrin to stop the contraction which left her a little disorientated (at one point she...

Fit birds and tennis

Anna Kournikova lost her first round match and then threw a hissy fit in a BBC interview afterwards. Should we not stop a while a give her a little slack. Is it her fault that the world has put her...

Tuesday 25 June 2002

Worry & Stress

Sharon phoned me at midday today to tell me she was in the hospital. The consultant is worried about the effect that the baby is having on her caesarean scars. Apparently it's causing her to have weak contractions. So they're...

New Clothes

The trousers for my new suit arrived this morning having been altered. I feel like a kid with new clothes that has to wear them immediately. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever grow up. It does make a diiference though,...

Monday 24 June 2002

A good afternoon

I had the afternoon off work to do the outplacement consultancy thing again. We spent 2 hours talking about job interviews because I have 2 coming up. I always thought I was pretty well prepared and that I didn't need...

What is it about our children

That reduces us to quivering neurotic jelly? James had a temperature last night, probably caused by a viral infection. The sane, rational course of action is to give him some kiddie specific painkillers to control the temperature and keep an...

Sunday 23 June 2002

Guilt

You ever think about a mistake you made in the past and how it made other people think of you? When my first wife was ill I made joke about the inherintance I would get when she died (she was...

Saturday 22 June 2002

I love Saturdays

They're like weekdays but without any work. Another weekend without any discos, which is nice in a way because I don't have to rush around like a madman to get everything done in time to go out and do my...

Friday 21 June 2002

Self pity

After a particularly bad afternoon at work today I wasn't going to post another entry today. Self pity is a horrible thing and, in hindsight, incredibly selfish. Once again, as soon as I got home my spirits were lifted. After...

England v Brazil

...meant that the roads were empty this morning and I arrived at work on time!!! The enthusiasm for this match is so over the top that it's almost infectious. Listening to the radio I found myself starting to root for...

Thursday 20 June 2002

Me

Must get my last post in before Midnight tonight. It's not been a bad day all in all. I'm still not doing the stuff at work that I should be, but I did enough today that I didn't feel completely...

Internet stuff

A whole host of internet goodies for you today. Even though I was quite busy and reasonably productive at work. The Japanese Job. Excellent remix of the theme from The Italian Job to tie in with the World Cup. The...

You, the jury....

Discrimination or another ridiculous law suit? You decide....

Irish Handbags

I don't like football (or soccer if you're American), but the following quote tickled me. (Background: Roy Keane was captain of the Irish national side but was sent home after the following outburst to the manager. Ireland went on to...

Only 20 minutes late for work

And I notice that this page has been listed on Google already with a page ranking of about 5/10, which is not bad at all. Especially considering its only 4 days old. So why cant I get www.aardvark.dj listed at...

Look like shite

Well, the course was pretty depressing, in a trivial "doesn't really matter" type of way. Apparently I'm wearing the wrong colours. Because I'm light skinned and fair haired I should be wearing muted, warm, light colours instead of the strong,...

Tuesday 18 June 2002

Tomorrow I'm off work

Tomorrow I'm off work. I'm going on a course that's supposed to help me find a job. Its about presentation and appearance. Should be good for a laugh. I've gotta go "dressed for an interview" so I've dug out my...

WTF? Blog?

I've had a few visitors to my blog from the clubbing communities I post to. And they've all gone "WTF? Whats a blog?". For those of you who are unsure, the BBC website has a good article on the phenomenon...

Something (vaguely) useful

Posted on the clubber forum today: The weather on your birthday provided you were born in the United Kingdom after 1960. Apparently it was raining and windy when and where I was born. Figures....

Something wierd I found today

Weird search requests - People who run weblogs or websites often collect details of the search requests that resulted in someone coming to their site. this is a collection of some of the stranger ones....

Whistles & bells

Wow! There's such a lot that you can do with this blogging thing. You'll probably notice the "Rate my Blog" thing on the right hand side. I'm desperate for validation. Vote for me, make my life feel worth while. Then...

Nuisance Call

Sharon got a wierd phone call this afternoon. When she answered, nobody spoke but there were some strange mumbling noises and she coud hear someone in the background. It wasn't until she recongnised a voice saying "That's nice what've you...

Why blog?

Obviously, I'm pretty new to blogging. I'm trying to find my way around and just about the only way to do that is to check out some other blogs. And I'm thinking; Does the world need another blog? What do...

Close circuit camera

It occurs to me that a blog is a bit like big brother but without the prize money. Much as I claim to hate the program, there's something eminently watchable about the live coverage. Forget the highlights, they never show...

Write me

I've added an email address and guestbook to my blog so that you can talk to me if you want. The email address is an anonymous hotmail account and if I find I'm getting flamed or spammed too much I'll...

Late again

Ok. The first time in ages that I leave the house on time (7.30) and I get stuck in traffic at some roadworks. Sometimes I wonder if anyone would notice if I just hid under the duvet for an entire...

Yey!!

Check it out. I'm up and about before half past seven. For the first time in 4 weeks, I might actually get to work on time today. I forgot to put the bins out for the binmen last night though....

Monday 17 June 2002

Synaesthesia

I'd never heard of it before today. Some people's senses are cross-wired so that they see sounds or smell words. Somebody on 4clubbers.net has it and has an excellent little website detailing his experiences with it at www.brightness.info. Well worth...

aardvark.dj

OK. so I've spent the last couple of months slowly but surely building a website for aardvark.dj. And now for some reason, I just can't get it listed on any search engines, especially my prime target, Google. I've read all...

I've done bugger all

I've done bugger all at work today other than set up this weblog. Its pretty hard to stay motivated when you've only got 2 weeks left and none of your previous work has seen any real recognition. I'm a VAT...

It starts

And so it may finish. Just what the world needs; another Blog. Sorry. I will fill this with things on my mind. Random stuff mainly. A bit of a diary. Some useful stuff I trip over. Some of the years...

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