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Born 1973. Haven't died yet, despite several near-misses.

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Fiddly things.


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Blog Links
Just some of the great blogs I keep stumbling on. Go for an explore, and if you see any really good ones, let me know...

- the hottest blogger I know.
- I hate knitting. However, I love this blog. Who'd have thought?
- If you ask me, it's perpetual brilliance!
- 'nuff said.
Inspired - inspiring.
- ...into light.
Xenouveau - Her from Sadisticland.
All Geek To Me - Fun from Scout Finch.

The HAL9000 Report - WARNING! - Controversy!

Elven Sarah - Witty and weird, a bit like me (but witty).
Sedgefield - A nice blog, which may have died from meme deficiency...
Lorianne - A great lady had a great blog. Hopefully it returns...
superphase - A stick hero for the masses...
Sadly, we have been given the cold Shoulder.
- a great blog from the continent, nice and warm there.
Selfindulgence - Not indulgent any more.
She Speaks - The star-crossed lover is now silent.
Organic Feminism - A tremendous blog. Even though she calls me Scoots *shudder*
You can no longer get your soup fix from souplover.

The Witches of Elswick
Lair of the Strong Bad - 3D Chat - Sweets

My mood is: The current mood of winstonsmith at

Hits since 28/07/2004:

Blogarama - The Blog Directory

Entries you may have missed
Behold The Freak!!!
Insert Title Here...
Cycling woes.
Happy Easter, etc.
Back Seat Blogger
Remember Sammy Jankiss
Journey from Hell...
I have returned...
My warbly song...
Astral Projection
Tick followed tock...
Another Week

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Spaced Out

Mel and I took a trip down to London this weekend. Twenty-five years ago, the UK acquired its fourth TV station, Channel Four, and throughout the year there have been retrospectives and celebrations all over the place. To coincide with these festivities, the British Film Institute held a back-to-back screening on Saturday of both series of Spaced, one of C4's flagship programmes.

For the uninitiated, Spaced was an alternative sitcom about the adventures of two friends, Daisy (Jessica Hynes nee Stevenson) and Tim (Simon Pegg), who pretend to be a professional couple in order to rent a flat in London. It's very silly, very funny, and filled with in-jokes (For example, a running joke in series two is about Tim's hatred of The Phantom Menace - "Jar-jar makes the ewoks look like...f***ing Shaft!"). It's also notable in that Edgar Wright (who directed the series) and Simon (who wrote and starred) went on to make Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and Jess (the other writer/star) has been in things like The Royle Family, Doctor Who and BBC drama Learners (which she also wrote).

Sadly, we were unable to get tickets for the cast Q&A session, so Mel and I hung around outside watching the Lord Mayor's firework display. We did, however, get to watch both series, with Edgar and Simon sitting in to watch it themselves (and heckle at opportune moments). On the Sunday we were at something of a loose end, so we popped in to the Star Wars Exhibition at County Hall. It was pretty good, and Mel was arrested for cupping a stormtrooper (well, almost), but I couldn't help thinking that it could have been so much better. Oddly, I had the same thoughts about Phantom Menace.

On the whole, though, it was an excellent weekend, and a nice way to take my mind off the upcoming operation. A lot have people I know seem to have had an arthroscopy without any ill effects, but it does concern me that I'm pinning all my hopes on this surgery. If I still can't walk properly after this (and the accompanying physiotherapy), I've no idea what I'll do. Then again, if it does work, I'll face the very real problem of having to get a job. I've had the luxury of being able to continue with various film-related activities whilst being signed off sick, but I doubt I'll get such leeway if I'm back to 100% fitness. Well, 50% fitness. But I'll be able to exercise more. If I get the time...

Just watched the full series of:
Salaryman Kintaro, Part 1
Staring Michiko Hada

Posted at 02:09 pm by Paul


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