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Tuesday 30 July 2002

Unreal

I don't remember ever waking screaming as a child after a nightmare, but I do recall the disorientation and surreal feeling that a particularly vivid bad dream can cause and how difficult it can be to shake. So how do...

Monday 29 July 2002

Dear diary......

OK. So over the last few weeks this Blog has reduced to little more than a blow by blow recitation of the events of my life. When it started it was going to be more than that. But over the...

Gooooooooo bye bye!

I don't know whether to be relieved or distraught at the news that The Teletubbies are to finish! Whilst I find the programme intensely annoying, James loves it and it gives me 20 minutes to do something other than monitor...

Monday Mission 2.30

Courtesy, as usual, of PromoGuy.net. 1. What is your favourite snack food? Does anyone you know have weird tastes in snacks? Currently I'm munching on cheese and biscuits at every available moment. I don't like "mouldy" cheese but other than...

Saturday 27 July 2002

Surprise!

After DJing in Liverpool last night and getting to bed at 6am, I got a phone call from Sharon at 9.15. Just as I was about to gently remind her that I'd had just 3 hours sleep and could she...

Thursday 25 July 2002

Currently suffering from.... Exhaustion and

Exhaustion and acid indigestion, and that's just me. Sharon's recovery is going OK but a little slower than the nurses would like. I understand that, because this was her third caesarean, the surgeons had to "mess her around a little"...

Wednesday 24 July 2002

Wow......

What else can I say but "Wow!". I'm a Daddy again, but this time he's gentically mine too. The day was just amazing. Seeing him lifted from the caesarean and hearing him wail for the first time filled my heart...

Here we go!

In 10 minutes Sharon and I are off to the hospital. Next time I blog I'll be a Daddy again. Yey!...

Tuesday 23 July 2002

Less than 12 hours to go

Less than 12 hours to go!!!!!...

The tip of the Iceberg.

Tipping is obviously a huge thing over in the States. I've come across 2 different points of view on this subject this week. First of all there's the point of view of the waiter or waitress, for whom the tip...

Earn hard cash in your spare time!

OK, so I've not got a job at the moment and we may be running out of cash shortly but, honestly, Sharon doesn't have to go this far to earn our keep....

Watching:

Bob the Builder for the 20th time this week because James insists....

Monday Mission 2.29

Courtesy of PromoGuy.net. Yes, I know its late but I was a little busy yesterday. 1. Do you remember your first encounter with computers? Tell me about that. It would either have been my first 16k ZX Spectrum or the...

Sunday 21 July 2002

Well, Blog me!

Despite being busy, over the weekend I chilled out by keeping up with the blogs I read and watching what was happening here. In my tracker I found a visit from Pixels in Time who has linked me as one...

Wow! How busy was that weekend?

Well I think I've had about 5 minutes to myself since Friday morning. Its like having teeth pulled. On Friday Sharon & I went to the dentist. Sharon's afraid of the dentist so that was a bit of a trauma....

Saturday 20 July 2002

Manchester United

As of tonight, I am the (proud?) owner of a football signed by the Man Utd team that won the European Cup in 1999 or something. Don't ask why. I'm not too sure how it happened. There was some kind...

Friday 19 July 2002

Dancing with Google

My merry dance with Google, or to be correct; Google's merry dance with me, continues. I have hits from Google searches. Occasionally when I read my own page there's a Google Page Rank showing on the Google Toolbar. But after...

Thursday 18 July 2002

Busy Busy Busy.

At the moment (2 mins to 12) I'm still in the middle of rebuilding the light screens for the front of the disco. I've changed them to reflect the new company name because I'm doing a charity do tomorrow and...

To De(lete) or not to De(lete); that is the question.

For those of you who keep blogs, do you cringe when you look back over entries posted when you were feeling a little down? Do you read through them and think "I sound like such a whining drama queen?" because...

Wednesday 17 July 2002

And then someone says hi.

God I hate myself when I wallow in self pity. After making the post I caught up on the blogs I read and my guestbook. Isn't it amazing how just a few kind messages can give you the kick up...

Tuesday 16 July 2002

Sometimes I struggle

I have a lot going on in my head at the moment and sometimes my coping strategies don't hold up. I have a wife who is quite ill at the moment and is due to give birth to our baby...

Monday 15 July 2002

Monday Mission 2.28

My first Monday Mission. For those of you who've never heard of it, take a look at PromoGuy.net. 1. Have you ever sold anything through an online auction? What did you sell and did you make very much? Nope. Every...

I've can't hear you

So the commenting system lasted less than 24 hours on my page before the enetation guys disappeared. The comments are gone and their website isn't working. Hopefully its just temporary....

Sunday 14 July 2002

Wish me luck

Got my second interview at the University tomorrow for the VAT Manager job. So I'm off to bed. 11.30pm - Early night for me on recent form. G'night....

Search me!

As you may know, I've been having problems getting my business website listed on Google despite trying for over 3 months. So I was a trifle amazed yesterday when my Google Toolbar was showing a Google Page Rank of 4/10...

Beaming

I didn't start this blog with a view to getting hundreds of readers everyday. I didn't really have a clear idea of what I wanted when I started it. However, as I was coming up to a period in my...

Saturday 13 July 2002

Appreciation

If you've been reading for a while you may be aware that I DJ as a hobby/earner. Tonight I was DJing at a wedding. It was kind of average fair, not particularly enjoyable from my point of view. But my...

Just 15 minutes!!

That's how long it took me to set up the new commenting system from the excellent guys over at www.enetation.co.uk (go the Brits!). There is still more that I intend to do, including messing with the template for the commenting...

What is going on?

First I was having trouble publishing, next I come back and the content section of my page wasn't loading up. Weird. On another note, with the death of the tag board, I think I might look at implementing a comments...

Friday 12 July 2002

Even a 3 year old could do it...

This morning I gave James, my 3 year old son, my SiPix Stylecam Blink. He brought it back 10 minutes later with a few pictures on it. The thumbnails link to a rather basic gallery I quickly set up this...

Anyone else wanna take a pop?

Some spiteful, uncaring, poisonous little toads stole my motorbike at lunchtime today. Whilst we were in the house they wrenched open the garage door and in broad daylight threw my bike into the back of their red van. They say...

Thursday 11 July 2002

How Rude!

I spent the entire day today cleaning the house from top to bottom. A woman whose kids attend the school down the road was coming to see Sharon about child minding her kids from September. She didn't turn up. And...

Wednesday 10 July 2002

Dear Diary...

Its been one of those days were everything has turned into a drama. First off a routine visit to see Sharon's consultant to update on how she's coping took 3 1/2 hours. The original clinic had been cancelled without us...

Tuesday 9 July 2002

Want one of those!

Exactly as Hootress says everone should have one of these....

What time is it?

The total removal of all familiar structure to my days and weeks together with the stress of coping with what's going on recently has left me feeling a little disorientated. I can't place my days and I'm finding it difficult...

Bladder Control

Nearly pee'd myself laughing at this dis-educational driving film that I found from a link at fractured perceptions....

Monday 8 July 2002

Counting my blessings

The news today was full of the story of a British couple who have been receiving IVF treatment for fertility. Recently there dreams and prayers were answered when the woman gave birth to twins. Unfortunately their happy event was somewhat...

Bugger

Several months ago (try 3 months) some thieving scum stole all of my disco gear, 4,500 worth leaving me unable to work for 2 months. I had insurance but I had just been out and spent 2,500 on new kit...

Sunday 7 July 2002

Anonymous reconsideration

Earlier in the week I did one of my tours of the web and posted the results here. In particular I mentioned Anonymous Zoe's weblog saying that I "just couldn't empathise (or even sympathise) with any of it". In retrospect...

My eyes hurt

Just this evening when I'm looking at stuff my eyes hurt. But if I close them then they stop hurting. I don't think there's anything specifically wrong (its not long since they were last tested) but probably symptomatic of my...

Friday 5 July 2002

Killing Time

Killing Time. Sharon has not been feeling up to much this afternoon (understandably) so we've been killing time (and trying not to kill the kids) all afternoon. Predictably I've spent mine messing around on the PC. I've joined a couple...

Good News

What an excellent day so far! Sharon is home again and feeling much more comfortable for it. She has been told to do just minimal amounts of activity, to eat small amounts frequently and to drink lots. Hopefully if she...

Thursday 4 July 2002

Empty. Sharon's mum has had

Empty. Sharon's mum has had the kids overnight for the second night in a row tonight. Despite the extra work it would have been to get home and get them into bed, despite the tantrums that Chloe throws because she's...

America - Rogue State? The

America - Rogue State? The Daily Mirror today launched a scathing attack on the US for its actions in Afghanistan and on Tony Blair for the UK governments complicity. WHAT A LOAD OF BO**OCKS!! I will agree that some of...

Will somebody press <PLAY>?

Ever get that feeling that your life is on <PAUSE>? You go about the daily activities but you don't seem to be any further along. Sharon is still in hospital on a drip due to her dehydration and lack of...

Does my opinion matter to

Does my opinion matter to you. In my inbox this morning was the following: Hello I found your site via my page tracker.If you're going to talk about me, please at least it be something nice.The nice thing about blogs...

Wednesday 3 July 2002

Just one damn thing after

Just one damn thing after another! Sharon's back in hospital this evening. She has not been able to eat anything bigger than a single slice of toast without throwing it back up since Tuesday last week; over 7 days. I...

Tuesday 2 July 2002

Lethargy. Despite having lots to

Lethargy. Despite having lots to do and the desire to get it done, today I seem to have achieved very little of what I was intending. I was supposed to do some research for the job interview I have got...

Monday 1 July 2002

Affordable Time Travel. I found

Affordable Time Travel. I found the The Time Travel Fund today. You know, its such an audacious and ingenious idea that I was almost tempted to give it a go. the basic premise is this: If you invest a small...

News. With the kids in

News. With the kids in bed and Sharon fast asleep, I've had time to catch up on what's happening in the world. Aussies follow in the footsteps of Willow (Buffy reference). Is it just me or does there seem to...

Is it Monday? My first

Is it Monday? My first week day out of a job. Given how much I hated my last employment, I find it strange how depressing it has been today. It's not even like we're going to be desperate for cash...

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