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a hint about my brain

Well it's now a real live blog (well might be ;) )

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Swimming with the fishes

Well had a really good day yesterday boating around Bermuda, with the couple of snorkeling with the fishes episodes.

Am going to have to get better at swimming, and also a lot better at remembering to put sunblock on my back. I sort of hurt today :(

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Opps 2 months have gone

So yep, went to New York and saw New Model Army twice. It was really cool.

Got to chat with must of the band after the second gig.

Bought a new laptop, a Mac Book pro. It's lovely and really nice :)

Then did lights on a show called "Intimate Apparel" (in Bermuda, the link a review of a professional show of it). It was really good.

Then moved to a new cottage which is really nice.
Then went on holiday to Toronto and Guelph for 10 days. Had a really good time there. Lots of meeting people and eating and relaxing. Unfortunately got the cough of death.

Came back and got rid of cough of death (hurray) and got 2 kittens. :)

Pictures to follow of kittens

Monday, March 17, 2008

Little woolen hat

Well my head is now cold, and bald :) I personally raised in the region of $1300 which wasn't bad.

Photos are now available here

And if anyone still wants to donate you can do that here.
A photo of me in little woolen hat will probably appear while in New York (where apparently it's a bit cold ;) )

Friday, March 14, 2008

Nearly time for the bald

And so within a few hours I will be bald. It's not too late for people to donate money on the above link.

However I do have red hair at the moment which is fun :)

Next week off to New York to see New Model Army, Spamalot and Phantom of the Opera

Friday, February 22, 2008

Things I've read recently (and pointed remark about head shaving)

Well as well as my mcse course notes (2 exams left, currently my average score is 91%) I've also read a load of books :)

Alison Bechdel's Fun House, which is a really good autobiographical story about her relationship with her dad.

David Petersen's Mouse Guard (Fall 1152) which is both really sweet and cute and also pretty brutal. So do I wait until Winter 1152 is collected or get it in comic form. Argghh (yes we all know the answer is both)

Harry Potter 3-5 (still really really good, and I left 6&7 at home or would have gone through them as well)

30 days of Night. Kinda meh really.

Y the last man (books 3&4) I'd read 1 and 2 awhile ago and never really got round to buying anymore, and had forgotten that it was really good. Will be getting the rest over time when I get home as it's now finished.

Just started Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts, which is a short story collection of horror stories (although the introduction says they are not all horror) well read the first and on the second and it's really good so far. I had picked up his novel (Heart shaped box) a few months ago, and that was far better than a story about an aging death metal singer who bought a ghost should be. I had first heard of him in Neil Gaiman's blog, and figured I would give him a go. (I tried this before with Suzanne Clarke who Neil had also raved about, unfortunately I just cannot get through Johnathan Strange & Mr. Norrell)

Also as it's getting fairly close to me shaving my head for charity it would be nice if someone donated some cash

Friday, February 15, 2008

MCSE and twitter

So two exams through my MCSE (passed Security + and XP) and also started up a twitter account. I've added the feed on the right hand side.

And by the way Chicago in February redefines the word cold. Sunday when I landed it was -20 degrees F (-28 C) when you include the wind chill. Today is a lovely 17 F (-8 C)

And it looks like we're back to Windows 2003 server (currently doing the different types of groups)

Friday, February 08, 2008

Shaving my head

After about 19 years of having long hair, I'm shaving it all off for this year's St Baldricks day. This is a charity that raises money for kids cancer research and fellowships.

Here is a link to my participation page. And you can donate online, so please feel free to pass this around and also donate :)

Have fun