Thursday, June 30, 2005
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
All in all, I expect to see a better performance, but I don't really see anything the All Blacks will be frightened of. New Zealand to win by two scores...
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Getting very wet at Edgbaston at the moment - boy did it come down ! My decision not to bring my cap or jacket is looking a bit daft now.
Intruders on the pitch are causing much hilarity - one clown even crawled under the covers ! The stewards are falling all over the place trying to catch them - it's like the Keystone Cops out there !
Looks like we may get some more play after all - hurrah ! Between the ticket, the room for the night and sundry expenses (belch !), + must have spent 150 notes today - would be nice to see a result...
Monday, June 27, 2005
I also feel the NHS are currently obsessed by weight - every time I go the doctor with some minor ailment, I get told 'you need to lose weight'. Well yes, I probably do but that's not the cause of the problem. I think GPs have become very lazy and look to that every time, and I think that if there WAS something seriously wrong with me, they'd probably miss it due to the fat focus.
Also, they've GOT to get away from the BMI as a useful measure - I come from a family with big shoulders, and in my most recent trip to the GP, was told my ideal weight was eleven and a half stone. I told him that I weighed thirteen stone when I was nineteen and as lean and fit as it was possible to be. Frankly, in my mid-thirties, if I could down into the fourteen somethings, I'd be happy...
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Good game that. Son number one likes it too, although he has trouble moving and shooting at the same time...
Now I'm a Lord of Time, just going to nip back to last Saturday and put a few quid on Bangladesh at 300-1.
They'll not be able to prove it, but I suspect the All Blacks deliberately targeted O'Driscoll for some early 'treatment' - whether they set out to injure him or just rough him up a little I don't know, but it's still disgracefully cynical behaviour. They also got the benefit of some dodgy decisions and slices of luck early on, but once they had the momentum, they never really gave the Lions a sniff, and that second try was astonishing quality in the conditions.
Onto Wellington then, and with only three fit centres, not including the woefully out-of-form Gordon D'Arcy, Henson HAS to come in, with either Greenwood, who I thought did okay, or Horgan to partner him. Jonny moves to 10, Lewsey to full-back, and bring Shane Williams in on the wing. Thompson and Grewcock will probably start, and Martyn Williams may get a chance at 7. It wasn't ALL bad, the NZ backline didn't shred the Lions as I thought they might, and the Lions might just turn it around if they can secure some ball. Big 'if' though...
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
How does Trackback work ? If I've linked to someone else's blog, as in the previous posting, how do I get this to register on their site ?
And this is pretty good too...
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Had to drive home the long way in the event - massive fire in an East London scrapyard meant that the A12 was closed. One hell of a blaze - the smoke could be seen from miles away. The road was still shut this morning, but fortunately I come in a different way - nobody in their right mind goes anywhere near the Blackwall Tunnel of a morning...
Monday, June 13, 2005
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Monday, June 06, 2005
Thankfully E4 have a habit of repeating their blockbusters on 'Second Chance Sunday' as they call it, and Living TV were helpfully having a 'Charmed special weekend', which involved them showing all seven series finales, so I guess tonight will be finale night in the Infoholic household after all...never before have I uttered the phrase "Thank God there are so many repeats on TV nowadays".
In the end, the only show I couldn't recover was Doctor Who, but seeings as that's just about the most popular programme in the world via BitTorrent right now, I managed to download that in a couple of hours. Means me and son number one sitting round the laptop one night this week, but what the hell...
Those of you who suspect my choice of viewing, based on the above evidence, involves a criteria regarding the ratio of hot women in the cast, will not be overly suprised to hear that I am looking forward to the second series of One Tree Hill starting later this month.