Failed In Wales

I was all excited today, for I was told I had a package from Wales* arrive this morning. At first, I couldn’t remember why, but then: Yes! I thought. It’s the Johnny Boy Theme / Dub single that I’ve been waiting for!

Except not. Apparently, Boobytrap have sold out, and shouldn’t have had it listed on their website. While the label in question did send me an impressive load of stuff as a way of saying sorry, it quite a disappointment.

And no-one offered to sell me their underwear today, either. I feel neglected by my spam.

But! Five weeks from now, and I’ll be in Chapel Hill again, running scared of The Evil Squirrel Conspiracy, and walking until my feet explode into giant blisters. Hurrah!

* Sadly, no krill, either.

currently playing:Aimee Mann – One

Lost Connections

Hah! I may be mocked for having a MySpace profile, but, as well as the crazy people who offer me their bodies and their underwear if only I’ll send money to a box in a London branch of Mailboxes, Etc., sometimes you get a nice surprise. Last week, it was Mandy from North Carolina (currently resident in Missouri), and this morning, an unexpected message from Helen, once of St. Gabriel’s Hall (Helen with black hair, rather than Helen with blonde hair (if I heard from Helen with blonde hair, you would have heard about it sooner, believe me)). She’s off to study to be an opera singer! Which sounds quite spectacular.

Me? I fixed a printer today by sending an email: “Have you tried turning it off and on?” Tomorrow, I plan to tidy up some cables! I’m setting my aims high, like Matt.

currently playing: Chic – What About Me?

Other Sites Are Available

To be honest, I feel a bit bad about my blog at the moment; the new working regime is playing havoc with me adding anything interesting here right now (yes, you at the back, I know it wasn’t all that great beforehand). I don’t have many amusing anecdotes; my journey into work consists of waiting for the bus, getting on the bus and trying not to embarrass myself in front of the rather cute girl who invariably sitting at the front, fall asleep until it’s time to get off, and then into work.

While I haven’t gone down to the level of The IT Crowd, I normally fix at least one computer each week by turning off and on.

Then, on the way back, it’s pretty much the same process, although at the moment instead of sleeping, I’m reading a biography of Lyndon B. Johnson (part 2 of the series I started in 2003, Laura!). Exciting times.

So, er, sorry. You do have Google search now, so you can find happier times. And don’t forget I’m off to America at the end of March, which normally means things get a teensy bit more exciting. Until then, well, I hope you can bear with me…

currently playing: Clearlake – Amber

No "fright wigs"? I'm v. v. disappointed.

And no, I wasn’t drunk when I wrote this. Though I should probably have been.

currently playing: Sing-Sing – A Modern Girl

Glorify A Terrorist Today!

currently playing: The Pogues — Birmingham Six

Oh, They'll Find You

The IRS have sent me this year’s tax forms. So kind of them. I didn’t make any money in America this year, lads! Nor last year! You can stop!

currently playing: Johnny Boy – 15 Minutes

Fancy A Mathematical Gig?

ILX’s spangly super-fine and v.v. good band Shiumra Curves is playing at the Luminare tonight! Go! Listen! Inquire about the kinky glowing Japanese hedgehogs! (spooook!)

currently playing: The Flaming Lips – Yeah Yeah Yeah Song

Oh. The Hilarity.

Q But you've got like a -- you've got a situation room here. You've got people who monitor stuff. It's impossible to find out -- I mean, the vice president knew immediately, "Oh, no! I've shot somebody accidentally," and it takes 24 hours --

Also, if Labour keep up their insane plans to saddle this country with a pointless identity card system, I’m voting Tory at the next election (only, and only if they make it an electoral promise to dismantle it if the Lords can’t stop them). I’ll feel like scum, but it has to be done.

currently playing: Life Without Buildings – PS Exclusive

Bits & Pieces

Today, I hate Microsoft. But love Linux geeks for creating a boot CD that can reset Windows 2000 Administrator accounts.

For others: Tom, I think the Google addition shouldn’t be too hard. I’ll try and add it at the weekend, where I also phone Phil, finally reply to Richard in the latest instalment in the current email debate of “Mrs Thatcher: Anti-Christ or just plain Evil?, continue writing Ian’s Great Doomed Graphic Novel Idea of 2006 (Reborn Because of Having Money Again).

I don’t expect to actually do it all…

currently playing: Tilly & The Wall – Fell Down The Stairs

Grant Morrison on Batman

Grant Morrison on Batman

Grant Morrison on Batman

These are tears of joy, not sadness. SCI-FI CLOSET! "HNN." MAN-BAT NINJA!

DC: 1 Million. Marvel: Nil.

currently playing: R.E.M. – World Leader Pretend