Tuesday, 22 September 2009

My 1000th Tweet

Greetings all,

If all goes to plan (which I'm 100% confident it will), Twitterfeed will post this blog entry to my Twitter page as my 1000th tweet.

1000!! Where has the time gone!

I do enjoy twitter, chatting to random people, following interesting/pointless links, hearing the latest news (MJ dying was discovered through Twitter)... It has been very useful and enjoyable.

I think I'll keep it.


Friday, 18 September 2009

A note to Londoners on double decker buses


Yesterday I got on the bus on the way home, as I do, and it was jam packed with people. I was the last one on and nearly got caught in the doors. This is nothing new, buses can get packed and people have to perform world class balancing acts while grabbing hold of the most solid prop as possible to keep themselves from leaning on everyone else and creating a big heap on the floor.

This I can handle. What I don't appreciate is when the lower deck is completely packed, you get to the first stop, some people get off, creating space to move, you head to the upper deck, and what do you find? About 15 empty seats!!

Needless to say I took full advantage of this, grabbed a seat and watched the rest of the world go by.

The weekday commute, gotta love it.


Thursday, 10 September 2009

A line through Cross

So this evening's commute sees the completion of yet another Alex Cross novel "Cross". I can just absorb these books! It helps that I care about the characters and want to know what happens to them all.

New book tomorrow, and since it's right her on the shelf, it has to be the next Alex Cross book, "Double Cross", which I'm sure I'll get through just as quickly as the last one.

I must get on and buy "American Psycho". I love the film and hear that the book is even better, if you like that sort of thing. Which I do.

I like reading about psycho killers. They are so very different from me but I understand that everyone (no exceptions) has a dark side to their personality, and I like being inside the mind of one of James Patterson's (or any other writer's) many creature creations. I like these characters. They have power that I will never give myself.

Everyone should be able to embrace their inner psycho. It's just a matter of control after that. For most who embrace, control comes easily and naturally. For those that don't have that control, well, that's what prisons and psychiatric hospitals are for, as they just end up ruining it for the rest of us.


Let's Go Crazy wake up call

This morning on the train I was falling fast asleep, which is fine as long as your stop isn't coming up in the next 60 seconds, which my one was. I found a remedy for this: Prince - Let's Go Crazy.

This is my favourite Prince song, which recently was covered and released by my favourite band of all time, Incubus, on their Monuments and Melodies greatest hits album.

First came the Incubus version (since I was listening to M&M) and it is the last track on the album and couldn't have come at a better time. When it had finished I immediately put on Purple Rain (album) on which Let's Go Crazy is the first track. Giving me a double helping of musical wake up juice.

It's at times like this that I am reminded of the power of music and
why I just simply couldn't live without it.


Sunday, 6 September 2009

2km goal, done.

Just been to the gym. Warm up walk for 500m then jogged for 2km! New PB for me. A my head let me know it, was a bit dizzy all the way home.

Onwards and upwards!


Friday, 4 September 2009

Mary Mary and many more

This morning on the train to work I finished the latest in my journey's with Alex Cross, a character created by James Patterson that I do care a lot about.

Started on 3 days ago it made me realise how quickly I absorb books, (especially compared to this time 5 years ago!) and how I don't want to forget them. So from now on I will try to log all books I read here.

While I'm at it, I might as well try and list the ones I have read (that I can remember). This should be fun.

Right, let's see now...

  • Stephen King
  • The Shinning
  • Cell
  • The Dark Tower series - 1 - The Gunslinger
  • The Dark Tower series - 2 - The Drawing of the Three
  • The Dark Tower series - 3 - The Waste Lands
  • The Dark Tower series - 4 - Wizard and Glass
  • The Dark Tower series - 5 - Wolves of the Calla
  • The Dark Tower series - 6 - Song of Susannah
  • The Dark Tower series - 7 - The Dark Tower
  • The Stand
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard
  • Ben Elton
  • Dead Famous
  • Popcorn
  • Blast from the Past
  • Past Mortem
  • Chart Throb
  • Blind Faith
  • James Patterson
  • (Alex Cross) - Along Came A Spider
  • (Alex Cross) - Kiss The Girls
  • (Alex Cross) - Jack & Jill
  • (Alex Cross) - Cat and Mouse
  • (Alex Cross) - Pop Goes the Weasel
  • (Alex Cross) - Roses are Red
  • (Alex Cross) - Violets are Blue
  • (Alex Cross) - Four Blind Mice
  • (Alex Cross) - The Big Bad Wolf
  • (Alex Cross) - London Bridges
  • (Alex Cross) - Mary, Mary
  • George Orwell
  • 1984
  • James St James
  • Disco Bloodbath
  • Luke Rhinehart
  • The Dice Man
There are bound to be more that I suddenly remember or get reminded of, and I might add them in at a later date. In the meantime, I'll be getting on with my next book... but what shall it be? The next Alex Cross? American Psycho? Back to the Dark Tower? Decisions, decisions...


A new format

My blog titles. As organised as I am, I'm too lazy to keep it up (especially now I've figured out how labels work properly).

It take far too much effort for me to look up the last post I made on a certain topic of mine (MISC, BOOKS, TRAINING) and up the digits after it.

It ends today due to sheer laziness! (and I think titles do look better with out them)


Tuesday, 1 September 2009

MISC#003 The smells of summer

While walking to work this morning I guy was cutting the greenery by the road releasing that nostalgia inducing smell of freshly cut grass. The smell of summer.

It made me feel slightly sad though because I haven't smelt it more this year. It's September 1st and, that I can think of, I've only smelt it twice this year.

That's the price you pay for living in a concrete jungle I guess.