Thursday, February 21, 2002

The temp. hovers around -1C.Am tempted to switch on the telly and watch a programme on Botox, the new wonder cosmetic injection, except I know it works. have seen the wrinkle-free face of too many celebrities who use it..
Force myself out and drive 30 miles into Glasgow to see Cool and Crazy (Heftig og Begeistret). Worth the effort. Amazing musical about a male choir in the remote fishing village of Begeistret.Sensation at last year's Edinburgh Film Festival. Spectacular photography. Closing shot of men standing outside in blizzard singing while snow and ice covers their faces. A huge icicle hangs from the nostril of their oldest choir member, age 95.
And still he sings.

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

What is a cookie? ought I to have a firewall? still trying to fix links - and failing- from my blog site to the outside world.

The downside of working digitally is your legs become redundant. Well, all of your body except your fingers.
And the result of that is weight creeps on, pound by pound.

Now over a stone overweight and enrolled with local Weight-Watchers. Take some comfort in the fact that I am one of the slimmest there.
One guy comes along. He's been going for 6 weeks, same time as me, and he's lost 17 pounds!...I've lost 2 and a half pounds.
Something wrong somewhere...

Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Driving into Glasgow through sheets of vertical rain, it happens, one of those a scary moments you dread.

I'm late . On the dual carriageway snaking into the heart of the city I accelerate to pass a lorry. Too late, I see the layer of water on the road.. The lorry hits it first plunging the car into darkness. Suddenly am cocooned in a metal box. For a second it feels safe. But I know thats not true.

Alongside is a big lorry, behind a car, and the speedometer reads 60mph. Gently brake, the windscreen clears.

Sunday, February 17, 2002

Where does the power lie in your home? just check who holds the tv remote control.

If we doubted the media drenched society we live in just take a look at a new report in the Sunday papers: Britons spend an average of 53 hours a week either watching television, listening to the radio or recorded music, reading books, magazines and newspapers or visiting the cinema.

But we only spend 30 minutes A WEEK reading books and newspapers!...something wrong there surely? I spend more than that in half a day.