Battle of the Hard Men

Friday, July 11th, 2008 | Posted in fun

Today

Monday, June 9th, 2008 | Posted in my life

Today wasn’t a bad day. I didn’t have a lunch break at work, but I’d brought sandwiches to keep me going. My right eye was and is still itchy from hay fever, and my nose is slightly icky, but I’m not feeling too awful overall.

Walking home from the train station, I found myself walking behind a woman who had an amazing figure. She was wearing blue jeans and a lovely purple top. I envied her a little bit, but also stored that image as additional motivation to aim for my ideal figure.

As I passed the vet’s office a young black guy with an Afro paused at the end of the road in a red car, which was pumping out that classic tune: “Papa was a Rolling Stone”.

An hour ago I was watching this new reality tv show: Mary Queen of Shops, which featured Amanda, a woman who was running a clothes boutique aimed at fuller-figured women, though she seemed to look down on her customers because of their size. Mary, the fashion expert, had to re-educate her not to criticise her customers’ bodies and to think of them as normal women who aren’t catered for by the mainstream fashion industry. It was both sad and funny to watch that clueless woman making such a mess of things, selling the equivalent of tents and sacks to her curvy clientele.

Though she seemed to make a huge improvement by the end of the show, I still got the impression that she wasn’t totally sincere and that she may have been putting on a front, that she probably still felt that larger women were “sad” and “misshapen”. The whole thing made me wonder why she wanted to develop a business for that market, she would have probably been happier selling fitness clothing for size-zeros.

And in other news, a 3G version of the iPhone was announced today, but I still don’t want to buy one at this stage. Allow me to buy it sim-free, or open up availability to more than one UK network and I’d think about it seriously. In the meantime I’ve just bought a new Sony Ericsson K800i from Tesco (I know, but it was a good deal). It’s a great little phone with a very nice camera. Even my dad likes it, plus it was the official phone from Casino Royale

And why did I feel okay today? I think it’s connected to the exercise that I did last night, but I’ll talk more about that tomorrow.

Goodies

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 | Posted in fun

It was my brother’s birthday yesterday (though I mixed up the days and sent him a birthday text today…), and I know that he would have loved to get this Star Trek Enterprise Bottle Opener. Too bad that it’s not available until July.

Star Trek Bottle Opener

(via Neatorama)

I’m Banksy. Yes, I am.

I’m Banksy

Tokyo Plastic Drum Machine

Tokyo Plastic Drum Machine

Top 25 80′s Action Show Opening Credits – This took me back. I enjoyed this post, which ranked the opening credits via the criteria of Action, Sexiness, Cheesiness, Homoeroticism and Intangibles. There were several shows that I didn’t recognise, and this list needed the Dukes of Hazzard, I don’t know how that show was missed out. I do agree with the #1 choice though.

My top 3 would have to be TJ Hooker, The A-Team and Hunter, so here they are for your enjoyment.

Tell me what you don’t like about yourself

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 | Posted in Eye Candy

Nip/Tuck

No special powers, or sex appeal… this can’t be right

Monday, February 11th, 2008 | Posted in fun

Your Score: Mr. Bennet

You scored 62 Idealism, 41 Nonconformity, 83 Nerdiness

Are you on the list?

Congratulations, you’re Mr. Bennet! You are one mysterious person with mysterious motives. Despite all the mystery, it’s clear that you believe what you do is for the greater good, and you are obviously a well-educated person in your field.

Your best quality: Dedication to your work/organization/etc.
Your worst quality: Keeping too many secrets

Link: The Heroes Personality Test