This is the average level of service I get from Vodafone throughout my flat.
If I want to make sure I receive all my text messages I need to leave the phone on a window sill, if I want to make a call I need to hang out of a first floor open window.
Or do I?
You see the other night I shut my phone in my bedside drawer so it wouldn’t disturb me.
When I opened the drawer, this is what I saw….
It would appear that trying not to be disturbed by my phone is *exactly* what I need to do to ensure I am contactable.
I once had a wise old friend who was a computer programmer, (from a time before the words computer and programmer existed in a dictionary,) who gave me one piece of sage advice I have tried to live by, and on the times I’ve failed have discovered it to be true.
“Never let a computer, or a printer, know that you are in a rush or you want to go home.”
Then today, a random link, from a random link, from a random link, found me discovering that there is actually a word for it…
The seemingly spiteful behavior shown by inanimate objects
Thank you Obsolete Word of the Day
or in my case how to randomly connect the string of the last few books I’ve been reading, because I’ve been bored today, and keep noticing strange connections…
Book 1 has a character called Gabriel, so does Book 2
Book 2 has a character called Fassbinder, Book 3 opens with a quote from Reiner Werner Fassbinder.
Book 3 has a character called Caroline Morrow, Book 4 was published by William Morrow.
Book 4 contains a serial killer who removes victims fingers, so does Book 5.
I wonder how long I could make this list go on for?
The weirdest people call me. Which is pretty pointless because I never answer.
I think the fact that I’m a major league procrastinator has to by now be a given. You all know it, but what you may not know is how much of a flake I am too. I don’t stick at things. In fact I’m so bad at sticking at things, it’s an absolute miracle that I’ve managed to keep this blog up for over two years. I have absolutely no idea how that happened, at all, because usually you are lucky if they last more than a couple of months
A little over eighteen months ago, (alright, in January 2011 you pedants) I started up a different blog. Yes, another one I hear you sigh. This one had a purpose. This one was to be the year long diary of Mrs Josephine Fethering and her family. 365 whole posts (or more if I decided) about the lives, loves, trials and tribulations, of her friends, family, and numerous neighbours.
I managed to keep it going for a whole 19 days. Nineteen Days!
This morning I found it again whilst I was mooching around the cobweb covered areas of my t’interweb archives. I read it, I smiled, and I thought, “Did I write that?!” I got somewhat enthused, and began to wonder is it worth going back to it? Should I re-date some of those posts to this year, catch myself up and carry on? Should I re-date those posts to next year, carry on writing and schedule it all to auto post over the coming months and see what happens?
So my question to you dear blog followers is simple.
Please go and read this, and then tell me….. Would you like to know more? Are you curious, interested? Is the project one worth continuing? or in other words,
“Does it have legs?”
by getting him addicted to something that is notoriously ‘girlie’ in his eyes, but is so calming, productive and when stretching your sights can be transformed into a fabulous wall display.
What is it? oh yes….. Tapestry
This is his first solo effort. The boy done good.
The Rainbow Oracle, exploring the psychic significance of colour and using it as a method of aura analysis, horoscope reading, and as a technique for divination that uses colour to answer both simple and profound questions.
I am at FantasyCon 2010.
I only know 4 people here.
I am on my own.
all of which bring me to today’s method of procrastination. Pretending I am a normal human being who knows how to engage people in small talk / conversation, and is capable of making friends.