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It has been a long time since…

Is there much to explain? Not a lot really, just been busy, and not that inclined to write on here. In the meantime, since I was writing in much detail, I’ve been to France, I’m in London, and I’ll soon be going to Cardiff for trips. Just chugging along nicely really. Have been doing some geek writing instead of updating here, think it is about time I did a little more back here.

Oh, one new thing, have started getting grey hair. Very excited about this, reckon I can rock the silver fox look soon. Early days yet, but definitely got some in my sidies, and plenty in my beard. Getting there, I feel.

Racing Stripes

Scalextric F1 Alonso Car

I finally got my main birthday pressie from Mrsfb today (took a while to sort out what I wanted, and getting hold of it). A proper Scalextric set :) I have properly regressed (or as mrsfb put it, “That’s the start of your mid-life crisis, I presume”). I’m rather happy. Just as I remember it, but a little easier to set up and take apart, and gives you less of an impression it is about to blow up in smoke than the set I had when I was a kid did.

The picture above is of the car my brother in law bought me for said birthday, and is a copy of the car Alonso drove to failure last year. Beautifully modeled, in fact I’m taking care with it as I don’t want to mash it into a bookcase and spoil it. I probably should put the trackside barriers up next time, but then again, I like the frisson of danger of not having them up. Old Skool.

Hair! (Age of Aquarius playing in background)

I’ve been letting my hair grow for about three months now. I normally get it cropped to a grade one every eight weeks or so, but I couldn’t be bothered over Christmas. It was really cold the first few weeks afterwards as well, so I decided to stick with it.

Getting your hair shaved to a grade one or two is kind of an anti-hair statement, showing you don’t want to deal with hair, have to comb it, style it, maintain it. You just want to wash it and rub a towel over it, and be done. I’m sort of getting used to having hair for a change now. The warmth for one.

Anyway, I raised the idea of keeping on growing it with mrsfb. The conversation went pretty much like this:

“I was thinking of letting it grow. What do you think?”
“You’ll look like a cunt”

I’m getting it shaved soon.


I had my first session of reflexology last night. A friend is doing a course on it, and needed some volunteers to practice on. So we both stepped forwards to help out. Now, I’m not particularly a believer in any forms of alternative therapies, but if it achieved anything, I am massively relaxed now. Slept rather well for one. And also achieved an ultra state of relaxation afterwards, almost a chilled euphoria. We have five more sessions, and I’m looking forwards to them now, interested to see if they have any effect beyond relaxation, whether they work on the particular areas that the session focused on (particularly my back). Still not sold yet, but from the relaxation point of view, I’d recommend it highly.

Chugging into the week

Grinding day learning about and playing with my search engine at work. Starting to come together now. Also been trying out some new games and things on my mobile phone. Keeps me busy. Will play a bit of Phantasy Star Universe in a bit, seem to be getting the hang of the retail outlet I’m running there at the moment, each time I come back I have a little more money, which is nice.

Taking it easy

Nice lazy day today, we did have every intent of a long walk down by the river, and indeed did set off on it, but rain and an evil cold breeze beat us. So we accepted defeat and headed for a nearby pub instead. Not quite as bracing and healthy as we intended, but still, got us out of the house.

Other than that we’ve chilled out, I’ve done some behind the scenes work on a couple of my blogs, and I’ll probably do a bit more. Also watched the third episode of the Sopranos, which is just fantastic. So glad I’ve bought the first series, I think we’re going to steadily work our way through the whole show this year. Fantastic thing to have in stock to watch when there isn’t anything on telly (such as tonight, which is utterly dreadful).