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21st December 2005

6:58pm: Rest In Peace, Scott Lofgren
I just heard an ex-boyfriend of mine passed away last weekend in a roads accident. It was quite a shock as I hadn't heard from him in several years now and it's one of those things you always hear about, but never expect it to happen to you.

From today's 'San Francisco Chronicle':

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/12/20/BAGBAGAQ251.DTL&hw=scott+lofgren&sn=001&sc=1000

I first met Scott while working at a magazine in 1998. We would have monthly staff meetings on Tuesday evenings and we got to chatting after several of these. After I left the magazine, we dated briefly, but it didn't work out. I think it was just a bad time in my life with my fathers passing and everything.

He was always laughing and smiling, and I think that's what I remember most about him. Scott was a paramedic and he had a certain way with the patients he met. He had one of those personalities where he got on with everyone. When I took a few paramedic classes myself, he was in my thoughts a lot. But I never got back in touch. Looks like I left it too long. He'll be missed.

Cheers, mate.

10th November 2005

8:41am: Hello, I'm new to the group.... My name is Adina... And I'm a (pause) Jetrosexual.!!
From last Sundays 'The Sunday Times':

http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,18929-1857696,00.html

Jetrosexual (n): someone whose career, homes and love life are spread across several continents, and who has become completely at home with international air travel.

I love this term. :o) And I think I'm going to embrace it.

Once the realm of the rich and famous, international jet travel has come into the reach of the mere mortal (like myself). I haven't really been searching for a term like this, but I feel it fits me well. With all my travels, I've found more and more people are fitting into it as well.

Those of you who know me well, know I've lived in 3 different continents in 5 different countries. Once you have lived someplace - it doesn't matter how long, but more a case of living and not being a tourist - it affects you and can become a part of you.

Current Mood: chipper

24th September 2005

1:38pm: At least we're brushing our teeth :)
From a recent Channel 4 documentary on shoplifters from their 'Dispatches' Series:

http://www.channel4.com/news/microsites/S/secrets_of_the_shoplifters/index.html

According to the documentary, £2 million quids worth are pinched daily. The Ten most stolen items from shops on the high street are:

10. Meat (esp. packets of steaks)
09. Instant Coffee (only the name brands)
08. Electric toothbrushes and replacement heads
07. Medicines and vitamins (esp. pregnancy tests)
06. DVD's and PC games
05. Batteries (only name brands)
04. Clothing (esp. sportswear)
03. Cosmetics and toiletries (esp. Olay and Lynx)
02. Alcohol
01. Razors (esp. Gillette Mach 3)

Much of this makes sense, but razors? Why are they the most nicked item (pardon the pun)?

Current Mood: okay

29th August 2005

3:05am: There oughtta be a law...
From Melbourne, Australia - last Fridays 'The Age':

Net's new menace: Splogging

http://www.theage.com.au/news/breaking/nets-new-menace-splogging/2005/08/26/1124563015958.html

Just when you thought the spammers couldn't find another way to annoy.....

Now they're creating bogus blogs full of ads and will comments on other peoples blogs with adding links to their own sites. Most of the comments on my blogs are spam. :(

The old cliche stands true... There oughtta be a law...

Current Mood: annoyed

20th August 2005

10:41pm: I can't believe it's been 16 months..... well, yes I can... LOL :o)
Well, I can't believe it's been 16 months since my last blog entry. At this rate, my novel will be completed in...... lemme see...... ahhhh...... in the year 2907.... plus or minus 10 years. I can rest easy tonight.


Flatmate Peter, Tanya and I went out to Outback Steakhouse tonight (opening soon in Stevenage and Cambridge! - OK, a bit naff, but I kind of like the food and wacky atmos :o) ). Much alcohol was consumed and a good time had by all. We created the newest Underground station, named Woodchipping Norton, on the Northern Line just south of Mornington Crescent. I seem to think it had a 'Fargo' theme, but I'm sure it'll all make more sense tomorrow.


Current Mood: silly

6th April 2004

1:35pm: Does Penny Tranter ever sleep..??
I've spent these last few days ill in bed only emerging for some food and drink. Well, I did go to the pub once but Guinness tastes a bit off when you are feeling poorly. Sighhhh. All that time in bed means endless hours of telly (shoot me, please!). Last night I watched the BBC News at Ten (22:00), with the weather report given by veteran weather presenter Penny Tranter. I seemed to recall she also did the weather on the News at One (13:00) as well. Rather odd, I thought, but that is still only a nine hour working shift. This morning I was up early and had BBC Breakfast on in the background. The weather came on, and it was....(pause) Penny Tranter yet again. Should I be worried..? or should I just go back to bed?

Current Mood: confused

4th April 2004

4:09pm: 04/04/04 - Lucky for some....
Well, I finally started a new blog over here at the LJ. My old journal was done on MS-Word, so while rather private it was very difficult to share with others. This should remedy that.


In today's South African Independent - The Germans tend to find dates like todays (04/04/04) to be very lucky indeed, so they opened the registry office in the small town of Mayen, Germany, even though it was a Sunday. Forty-Four lucky couples took their vows at this office today. Records at another registry office in Southern Saarland for a similiarly lucky day - 8/8/88 - show a number of couples having taken the plunge hoping the date would bring them luck as well, yet as of today all but one of those couples had filed for divorce. Go figure....

Current Mood: contemplative
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