Month: August 2008

August 23, 2008

Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test… Edward D. Wood, Jr. Your film will be 48% romantic, 28% comedy, 30% complex plot, and a $ 28 million budget.

August 22, 2008

Further to my earlier posting on this subject, it seems my complaints to Hozelock didn’t go unnoticed. A couple of days ago, I received another email from them, and today arrived a complementary water butt pump. At the moment, with my rearrangement, things aren’t going…

August 18, 2008

This book may be old news to some of you, as it has been out for a while. It’s been on my reading pile for a while, and I picked it up last night, intending to read for half an hour before I went to…

August 14, 2008

Eating Well – A Diet Blog:August 14, 2008 6:05 P.M. Weight: 345.0 lbs. Probably not the best move, when you are on a diet, but I have just bought myself a barbecue. When I moved into this house, a few years ago, it had an…

August 14, 2008

Eating Well – A Diet Blog:August 14, 2008 5:44 P.M. Weight: 345.0 lbs. It’s been a little while since I posted about my garden here – part of the reason is that I have been… in the garden. Last year, the big disappointment I had…

August 9, 2008

It appears that Paris Hilton objected to her image being used in a John McCain Campaign Ad. “Miss Hilton was neither asked, nor did she give permission, for the use of her likeness in the ad, and has no further comment,” said an official statement…

August 8, 2008

I have just finished The Patron Saint of Plagues, a novel by Barth Anderson. Absolutely wonderful page-turner, a kind of futuristic medical techno-thriller, with touches of cyberpunk.

August 8, 2008

It’s been a while since I wrote about the garden, and things have moved along a bit – some good, some bad. The brassicas suffered terribly this year from the Cabbage White butterfly. Being a novice gardener, I had no idea the effect their caterpillars…

August 8, 2008

When electric/hybrid cars first started appearing, I said they would have to make them artificially noisy, so they wouldn’t increase the chance of road accidents. Seems Lotus agrees with me: The Independent: Introducing the hybrid you can hear “Lotus is developing technology that will put…

August 6, 2008

A couple of years ago, I used to go to The Acoustic Sessions, a monthly acoustic music club in nearby Barnack. Unfortunately, not many other local folk I know seemed interested in going along, and after a while, you get fed up of going on…

August 1, 2008

Unfortunately, this part of the trip wasn’t as successful as the movie. It turned out that Birmingham’s Science Museum is a lot more kiddie oriented than I expected, and young kiddie at that – I’d say in the 8-10 year old range. As such, there…

August 1, 2008

There’s not a lot I can say about this, that others haven’t already said. This was a Batman movie pretty much grounded in a real world Gotham City, in my opinion, unlike the fantasies that have gone before. Heath Ledger did steal the film, but…