Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I'm Not A Nerd

I am nerdier than 5% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Of course all the questions were about maths/science - had they been political questions I would have been a major scary nerd. I get all the political jobs in my office just because I am the geek.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A Question for Sutton & East Surrey Water

Is the drought order still necessary? Really? Think about it - no-one's watering their gardens anymore, the streets are flooding.

Get a bloody grip, sort out your pipes and stop being ridiculous.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sensory Deprivation Torture At Work in Leatherhead

A few of us went out for dinner in Leatherhead last night to a little Spanish restaurant, it's not fancy, it's not brilliant but it's nice enough and quite cheap. The evening would have been great had it not been for the table of screaming harpies behind us. The volume was unbearable and proof that all the CIA needs to use in the torture chambers of Guantanemo Bay is 10 middle class Surrey women who have been drinking cheap plonk. It was horrendous. Probably more anti-social than someone chatting on a mobile phone (until last night my pet restaurant peeve).

The thing that really annoyed me though was that if it had been a table of 10 guys in their teens/20s making that noise the waiter would have been over in a shot to shut them up but because they were middle age and middle class somehow their anti-social behaviour was acceptable.

It wasn't and they ruined a perfectly good night out.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Weird Searches That Somehow Lead Here!

Occassionally I check on StatCounter how many people have visited this blog (a small, but loyal bunch) and what keywords have been used. But today I spotted one that really made me laugh. One of the searches that led straight here, to me, was "Have greyhounds ever been ridden by monkeys"!!!!

How? Why? Who? Eh?

Who wants to know these things (apart from me now obviously) and why did Google think they could find it here?


A Sensible Suggestion

This story on a potential change in the Vatican's position on the status of still-born babies sounds totally sensible to me.

It seems cruel that a family with a real belief in the teachings of the Catholic Church should be able to seek comfort from their religion at the worst times, rather than further confusion and upset. I look forward to hearing that this policy has been adopted.