Sunday, January 25, 2009
As I get older I am starting to ramble a bit about quality of the food I eat. I am not a hard core food snob, but I am just not happy eating sliced white reprocessed bread. This food advice is coming from someone who just ate a steak and kidney pudding from a tin with 2005 printed on it. One food weakness I have is that I really love pickled onions. I assume that pickle onions can't cause me any harm, as chocolate and beer clearly do. here I assume that the bad breath and the need to fart are not bad things like getting cancer. It just amazes me at the supermarket to see jars of pickled onions at such different prices. Some jars cost three times as others. Are pickled onions going the way of caviar. I sometime get the cheap onions (credit crunch and all that), but then they don't have the right "kick". Even worse some jars don't taste good at all. The onions just look back at me and taunt me with their cheapness. For example I really like the onions in the jar on the left. But it is going to be a bit of an ordeal to eat those in the jar on the right. hopefully someone will read this post and send me a lifetime supply of pickled onions. I am such a blogging whore.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I lived in London for years. The streets are not paved with gold. I was lied too. I was in Washington DC last weekend for a small amount of R&R. I walked around the main mall area. There were a lot of seats set up for the inauguration on the 20th. However, unlike in the picture, all the outdoor toilets were locked with plastic twine. I though if that I broke the string the FBI would arest me and send me to Guantanamo bay. You may not think that doctering a photograph to show free toilets is not a big deal, but the picture was taken in the cradle of democracy.
Although I have spent many years purging Christianity from my system, I still like to listen to "Sunday worship" on radio4, before I get up. Perhaps this is just a case of "plan B". That if my dissolute life gets too out of control, and I awake in a room full of empty bottles and bloodstained condoms, that I will see the light from some part of the sermon on Sunday workshop broadcast on the radio. I will get up and hunt for a church full of priests, rather than a church converted into a pub. If I find a friendly vicar, I will move my shaking body next to him, and whisper "save me! And I am ready for a woman in a bonnet, with a basket full of flowers. Which one is mine?" So you can imagine my disappointment when on the radio this morning, during the service from Glasgow cathedral, the priest started talking about how there was no sun when they walked into the Cathedral, but that the sun would be up when they left. Apart from the vicar's total lack of insight into Glasgow weather, it seemed very pagan to me. Normally, I am happy to hear the sound of the ancient pagan Gods, but what if I needed to be saved this weekend? I feel the need to write a strong letter to the Glasgow Herald newspaper.
Saturday, January 03, 2009
I didn't go out of my flat for new years eve or new years day. I didn't speak to anyone. I am not complaining, I was trying to relax. I can't always be bothered to speak. I did enjoy the health unreality of it. I did read a collection of Constantine hellblazer comics called "the family man". When Constantine is running away from the family man serial killer, he gets a coach from Victoria station in London to Liverpool. I used to do the same thing when I lived in Liverpool. I guess that is why the comic, seems so real for me, apart from the lack of demons and serial killers in my life, and that I am not a powerful magician. I need more Constantine comics. I am not sure if I can be bothered to walk to the library.
I have to admit I have enjoyed watching the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures this year. Although the lectures are aimed at a young audience, I did admire the way Christopher Bishop explained things. This may be because the lectures were about computing of course. What amazes me the most was how enthusiastic the audience were to be involved. This may be because if they got to go to the front, they would be seen on TV. They even had Bill gates come in via a video link to answer questions. Bill gave the children some ideas of how the future of computing will develop, so they will know what will not happen.