Monthly Archives: February 2018

To-Do or Not To-do Lists that is the Question

I like lists. At least I think I like lists. I certainly use them a lot.  However sometimes it feels like my brain is like a security guard at an exclusive club. It even has a clip board.

What I mean by that is that if it is not on the list it doesn’t happen. Sometimes it doesn’t happen if it is on the list!

So far this year I can count this blog as a success from the list. This is being written on the 15th and for you it is the 25th. Scheduling is a real joy. I even feel tempted to put some in for the far future. Just for the hell of it. That would really confuse people. That is assuming of course the internet will still exist in decades to come. It probably will. I maybe a pessimist a lot of the time but I don’t actually believe humans are going to blow up the world or anything.

As I write this I am getting towards the end of a week off. There was no particular reason to take leave it was more of use it or loose it type situation. And in this week off I have discovered something rather interesting. I suck at time management.  As I have been off my time has all been my own and I haven’t smashed my to-do list(s). There is still rather a lot to be done. I have come to an important realisation – I have given myself more tasks to do than I actually have time to do them.

Clearly this is something I need to work on. The funny thing is I feel a little guilty when not being productive and drained when I don’t do more fun stuff.

As I am typing now it is a rather nice day outside. And it would be nice to go for a walk – all I can think though is that I have stuff to do. There is something wonderful in the feeling of crossing off something from a to-do list. Which is why I want to wrap this up so I can do everything!

I did make an interesting discovery on this week off though. And that is the market. To be more accurate I should say rediscovery. Cardiff has a nice covered market not to mention other independent green grocers, butchers, and so on.  And what is amazing they are cheaper than the supermarket.

This is still something of a surprise to me. It would seem logical to assume that supermarkets, since they can have massive national contracts with farmers, that as a consequence they would be cheaper. They are not.

So I have at the very least learned this from my week off. Go to the market. Cheep and delicious food and, if I’m honest, a more enjoyable shopping experience than that of a supermarket. Spending cash maybe a little annoying but you’ll spend less and my even be healthier.

See you next time.

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Ramble

pexels-photo-60088 I remember seeing a meme a while ago which read: ‘I want to sleep. My brain wants to know if penguins have knees.’

That is the go-to question for an example of an irrelevant question. I’m sure though that everyone has had that happen. That moment when a fact, especially one you know that you used to know, gets stuck in your mind. And all you can think of is: ‘Who was it who played that guy in that thing?’

This is especially annoying in the cinema. You see an actor and you know you know him from somewhere but you can’t google it. pexels-photo-457884 There is a special place in hell for people who use their phones during a film at the cinema.

And as I watch science fiction it is entirely possible that I last saw the actor in question as a Cardassian or something.

Then you get out of the cinema and can look it up and it is quite a relief after having the voice lodged in your mind and not being able to pinpoint where you know it from. I know that if I were ever trapped on a deserted island that I, will actually I would die but setting that aside, would have a fact stuck in my mind. The first thing I would do on being rescued would be to  borrow a phone or tablet and find out who it was that played that guy in that thing. And the relief would be amazing. Then I would call my parents and tell them I was OK.

As a writer ideas stuck in the head can be useful. The other day I had a fun idea to post – didn’t thing to write it down. At work I can’t really do that anyway. So you are stuck with word salad. And like a lot of salad it might be a bit disappointing. food-salad-healthy-colorful

I’m being unfair. The other week I did have a very nice salad at a friend’s birthday party. It was leafy, not lettuce, and had chunks of crispy duck atop it.

Now that I have written for a bit I think I might know what I was going to write about.

Books – yes that old topic. I bought three more the other day. In addition to the one the counsellor suggested – I may write about that when I have finished the book. I am now fairly sure I have more books than I could ever read. Well you know what they say about people without books in their home?

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Valentine’s Day

pexels-photo-207962 Having been single for my whole adult life Valentine’s day is a day of nothing for me – but it is just a few days away and I want to talk about it.

If I were in a relationship I would want to make a big deal of it. I have heard some people say that you should love your partner completely and that a special day is unnecessary. I do understand that perspective but for me I still like the idea of the day.

At work we had a competition for which the prize was a box of Valentine’s day chocolates. I didn’t win which is probably for the best. There are few sadder things than an overweight, single, man sitting alone in his messy flat eating chocolates. The only thing that would have saved it is I would at least be dressed and not in just my boxers as the cliche goes.

So yes I like Valentine’s day and would love to have someone to make a big deal of it with. Once again this year it will just be a normal day. I am off that day, I booked it off ages ago in the vain hope, so perhaps I  still-life-teddy-white-read will find a singles event to go to.

If you and your partner are doing something for Valentine’s day I hope you have a wonderful time together.

Hay look two weeks in a row! I wonder how long I can maintain this streak!

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James Bond is a Time Lord

pexels-photo A little while ago I stumbled upon a You Tube channel called Calvin – Bond Reviewer.

And then I preceded to watch all of his videos within a few days.  That seems to be what happens to me when finding a new channel to watch. That is assuming, of course, that they don’t have a huge amount of videos.

For the purposes of this post I want to focus on this video:    I like this theory as, to me, it does explain the inconsistencies of the Bond films.

I should point out at this point that there is actually no way to to make a series like Bond work. After all the early films are clearly set in the 1960s and The World is Not Enough has a reference to the Millennium bug! As an aside I mentioned the Millennium bug to someone the other day – they were only a few years old at the turn of the century and had never heard of it. History is a funny thing isn’t it?

As an aside to the aside ‘The other day’ can be any time in the past.

The Bond films are simply set in the time they were made. And I don’t think, from the point of view of the creators, much thought is given to how they all link in. So I find the code name theory appealing. If we did want to head cannon our way out of this there are two options. All the Bonds are the same man – or it is a code name.

Calvin has nicely explained why the code name theory doesn’t work. So they are all the same man then. How can that be then? pexels-photo-130850 Bond is a Time Lord.

If Bond is a Time Lord, and thus each actor is a new regeneration, it coves over a lot of plot wholes.

It explains why Bolfled doesn’t recognise Bond in On Majesty’s Secret ServiceGeorge Lazenby was a regeneration – maybe Bolfeld was too as his actor was also changed.

And consider Q. His gadgets are always perfect to every mission. It is almost like he knows the future – or saw the script.

This was just a fun little thing that occurred to me. A quick Google search will show that I am not the only one to have thought about this. It is fun, or at least I think so, to try and paper over mistakes by outlandish theories.

A Time Lord would be a good secret agent. He or she would just keep on regenerating. Well I thought it was fun thing to think about any way.

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