Archive for March, 2006

I see no links missing

Friday, March 17th, 2006

On GMTV this morning, a big deal was made of a documentary to be aired tonight about a family of quadruped humans discovered in Turkey: Researchers believe the five brothers and sisters, who can walk naturally only on all fours, may provide new information on how humans evolved from four-legged hominids to walk upright. Two [...]

Blue is still the colour

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Well, I failed my brown belt grading yesterday in quite spectacular fashion. Frustratingly, it wasn’t my technique that let me down, it was my bloody ridiculous metabolism. It was a really long grading, and I had been sitting on the mat for almost 3 hours before my name was called. Unfortunately, this is just too [...]

Flying high on TV

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

My favourite thing on TV at the moment is the “What Did You Want To Be?” advert for the new Ford Focus ST. It’s a hideous car, but I love the guy in the superhero costume. The way he takes to the air in response to a distressed scream is just superb. Watch it, then [...]

I’m not liking the like

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Why is it that so many, like, people these days seem to need to, like, use the word “like” all the time when they, like, talk? It, like, drives me, like, nuts! And if I hear someone how overuses “like” (or “right”, or “y’know” or any other sentence padding flummery) and uses that damned rising [...]

Uplifting class

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

After my disastrous class at Aikido on Sunday, last night’s class was much better. I didn’t have to do a Keiko, but Sensei Brian called me up twice to perform techniques in front of the class. The first time was random techniques called out by Sensei and the other Dan grades. Luckily I remembered all [...]