– Imagine that one or more people decide to worship Hamish – Imagine if they called themselves cat-holics – Imagine if the main worshipper called himself a purr-riest – Imagine if that main worshipper wore a special “collar” to differentiate himself from other worshippers – Imagine that the worshippers built a structure where they could […]

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Getting Shirty

30May2006

I’m weird. You know why? Because I love ironing. I really do prefer to iron my own shirts. Generally I am very lazy though, so I tend to iron every day just before I go to work, which is not very productive. But once in a while (i.e. this week) I manage to summon up […]

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A is for …

28May2006

Absence. I took a week or so off blogging to let some things sink in. Anyway, I am happy to report that I am back, and that I realised tonight that most of my favourite foods begin with ‘A’ too: – Avocado– Asparagus– Artichoke– Almonds– Ale of the Guinness variety And the good thing is […]

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Yesterday was a sad day. A great man passed away. He was a country gentleman, a veterinarian, a devoted husband, a loving father, and a man respected in his community. He was also my Grandfather. I remember many fine things about him, but the following facts persist: The fact that he bought my fishing rod […]

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San Fran Randoms

10May2006

Just some quick things I have seen or heard during my trip to the West Coast: 1) Sign on a bus: No Standees Permitted. I had a seat – does that make me a “sittee”? 2) Chalkboard in a Restaurant: Stressed? Is just desserts spelled backwards. That made me smile. 3) Line from a TV […]

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Beauty Defined

6May2006

Beauty is a strange thing – you see it everywhere, but everyone sees it differently. But the strangest thing is something I saw on a news stand last week. There was an issue of People Magazine announcing the 100 most beautiful people in the world. All the usual (airbrushed) suspects there then – Angelina, Brad, […]

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One of the things I made sure on this trip was to hire a car with GPS. It saves the hassle of trying to find my way round an unfamiliar area. Generally, it has been worth its weight in gold, but on several occasions – especially in areas with twisty turns – it gets lost, […]

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Taking a Stroll

3May2006

There are several recurring themes I have noticed whilst I am here in California. One of the main ones is the proclamation everywhere – PED XING. There are two things I can say about this: 1) It shows the American penchant for distilling the English language down to its lowest level 2) It’s completely redundant, […]

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