Month: April 2005

links for 2005-04-30

Learning about Coins Pennies (easy, like here in the UK), quarters (easy, one quarter of a dollar) but I always mix up nickels and dimes. My memory aid: they are mentioned from small to large in ‘Street life, you can

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So here’s what I’ve not posted over the last month

The reason for a month’s worth of posts suddenly appearing is that I have been writing but could not get round to hit the publish button. I am not able to find an explanation for it. I am very well

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links for 2005-04-29

dietfitness | diets az | jorge cruise | 3 hour diet This “diet-only” plan hinges on timing. Jorge Cruise says balancing meals with low-cal snacks controls appetite and burns fat. (tags: fitness diet food weight calories)

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links for 2005-04-28

The Foot in Mouth award This award, first given in 1993, is for a truly baffling comment. The 2004 winner was Boris Johnson MP for a comment on the television quiz Have I Got News For You? “I could not

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Selma Halliwelldóttir triumphs at Eurovision semifinal at Retro Bar, London

I had a quick listen to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest entries. Just like two years ago, my favourite is Iceland. Alright, I’ll admit I’m sentimentally attached to the country, having spent five years of my life with Björk’s neighbour

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Shetland, Orkney (and Canvey)

Conversation around Dr B. desk at work: A: ‘So we are going to a wedding in Scotland, and my fiancé is going to wear a kilt with his family’s tartan.’ B: ‘Oh, what’s the pattern like?’ A: ‘Sort of black

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links for 2005-04-24

Post-it-lamp Lamp base is a postal tube that can be used to send the lamp itself. (tags: design lamp architecture) Knit 2 Together: Concepts and Knitting A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition, currently in London, extended to 15 May. (tags: art

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Feed me more numbers – now! It’s crunching time

Yesterday I did not know what a su doku (or sudoku) was. Today I can see myself easily hooked on the latest craze in number puzzles in less time than it would take you to say ‘compulsive-obsessive personality disorder’. Simple

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links for 2005-04-23

Google Print Just do an ordinary Google search. When we find a book whose content contains a match for your search terms, we’ll link to it in your search results. Click a book title and you’ll see the page of

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Let’s do the timewarp again

The word for ‘sin’ and ‘it’s too bad that…’ (or ‘it’s a pity that…’) are the same in Italian (‘peccato’). So when tiny toddler Lulu was asked by the local priest to make an example of a sin, tiny toddler

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links for 2005-04-22

Broadcatching – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Broadcatching refers to the use of RSS feeds and BitTorrent peer to peer file sharing as an alternative to distributing multimedia content on the Internet. It is a play on words, in contrast to

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I believe I can fly

An innocent click on a link and a recommendation on The Search for Love in Manhattan, and I discovered Wing. Wing is a singer from New Zealand (via Hong Kong). Wing knows absolutely no sense of shame, for which I

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’cause you are BRITful, no matter what they say

I have just submitted bitful to be reviewed and possibly added to BritBlog. BritBlog describes itself as ‘a blog directory solely for British bloggers from all over the world. You don’t need to live within the British Isles to get

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There’s a new girl in town, with a brand new style

Dr B. has started his new job in London and thus put an end to spending three to four nights a week in a hotel room 80 miles away. We could not be more chuffed. However, the flip side is

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My sibling is badder than yours

Last night at a party I was comparing degrees of sibling black-sheepness with the one other reader of this weblog. As it happens, his sister and my brother have reached matching degrees of naughtiness. We mapped them on a chart

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Where’s that Countdown theme when you need it?

Today is Dr B.’s last day at work. He will be clearing his desk, saying good-bye, negotiating that ridiculously complicated magic roundabout for the very last time and driving back to London – for good. As of next Monday, he

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And here’s one I made earlier

I’m not even bothering to take the ‘Which Desperate Housewife Are You?‘ test: I know I’d turn out to be Bree Vandercamp. Like I end up as Monica in every single ‘Which Friends Character Are You?’ test. I have recently

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Tanya Turner Laslett Who

Currently next to each other, sharing the tape that permanently sits in the VCR at home (ready and positioned for unplanned last-minute recording): Doctor Who and Footballers’ Wives. Side by side. The combination does feel slightly wrong, doesn’t it? Although,

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Sometimes the apple falls far from the tree

I have just spent a couple of days in Venice getting reaquainted with my nephew. He is now a fully grown man working on cargo ships – with a forearm tattoo to match. It is hard to imagine he was

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I collect sisters-in-law as if they were going out of fashion

Imagine you are an Italian mamma pushing eighty. You have three sons, who for the sake of clarity will here be referred to as The Good, The Bad and (humbly penning this for you) The Queer. The Good is a

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Gift is a four-letter word

The cake in the picture marked the end of Dr B.’s week-long birthday celebrations tonight. And I finally get to write about all the presents I got him! They are all four-letter words, and I think it’s clever (you’ll think

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I am eagerly waiting for ‘taches to come back fashion

Did you know…? Pogonophobia is a fear of beards. Wispybaldpatchfrustratia is a total incapacity to grow a full beard. Alright, I’ve made that one up. I hate shaving. Hate it hateit hateit. Cunningly finding a way to shave a smaller

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