Thursday, December 22, 2005

Just say no kids!

Almost a year ago, as I was hurtling around various bits of North Africa, braving freezing night temperatures (whose idea was a trip to the Sahara in winter? Whose? WHOSE? Oh wait. Probably mine. Damn.) and a dangerous scarcity of alcholic beverages, I very nearly succumbed to a serious and potentially expensive addictive habit.



Okay, it has a funny side - but seriously it took me two and a half weeks of bleeding, sore lips before I could kick the addiction!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hello Lomo

I have been presented with the technology!



I have been given a Lomo LC-A Russian camera. This is a whole new thing for me and I am very excited. I have been learning all about it at the Lomographic Society International.

It looks so cool! I love Soviet technology. I used to have a really cool old Russian watch I loved. My dad had a few too, before me. One of which is buried somewhere in the Arizona desert. It has this great old-school little indicator in the viewfinder that shows you what distance setting its set to by flicking between some properly retro diddy little icons.

Wicked.

At the very least, it means the family Christmas will be presented in tunnel-effect, colour drenched and luminous pictures. And this year it won't just be how much we drank when we took them.

Expect to see evidence here as soon as I can get it up!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Bulk quantites of sellotape required*

Slap my thigh and call me a tiger! I do believe I am getting there with the festive comsumer spending spree! Though two choice items I ordered from the states have not turned up yet. Curses. This means they probably won't now as they won't fit through the letter box and will have to be collected from the nearest post office sorting place A MILLION MILES away between the convenient times of 12.00pm and 12.01pm some other Saturday that isn't vaguely near a public holiday.

GREAT!!

I think I may have gone a bit over the top. Fuckit. Everyone's had a rough year and it's Christmas. Breakout the cooking sherry, I say.

I now need to 'source' some kick-arse wrapping paper. Which reminds me - when I was a kid, I used to love Tony Robinson's Christmas Rapping record. It was so naff it was brilliant.

Right. Pub to go to. T'ra.


*or as Granny Boz would say, "seal-o-tape". She thinks it's the way the Queen would say it. As if Her Madge wraps her own. I think not...

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Purty colours.



Look at der purty colours.

Anyway.

Bit of a stress on still about Christmas, but am beginning to feel like it's under control. I'm not going to bore you with the mares around the (un)usual family affair this year. Let's just say ARRRGGGHHHHH and be done with it.

Shall we? Lets.

Crashing on.

(proper entry soon I promise, as soon as I get my brain into gear).

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Have another mince pie, Boz



I just found this. So I thought I would bung it up.

That is all.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Boz's Current Best Things

These are some of the things Boz likes best at the moment.

December 2005.

1. Chloe O'Brian

Boz has only just had this whole 24 thing properly brought to his attention by Mark. It's Brilliant. Have started at season 4, and Chloe - aka Gruntface - (played by Mary Lynn Rajskub) is the best thing about it. The sheer geekery of it all is genius. With dialogue like "no it's your job to check the hourlies" flying around, it's easy to forget the US is supposed to be on the brink of nuclear meltdown.

When she's asked to do a 'field mission' it typically all goes tits up and the goddess of the laptops ends up barricading herself and a witness (plus laptop) into a laundry room.

"Don't you have a gun?"
"I work with computers!"

But gruntface saves the day, first by locking herslef into a car, then by unloaded several rounds into a poor terrorist...



ATTA GIRL! SEE! GEEKS CAN KICK ARSE TOO!

And Chloe is the one who breaks the drama of Air Force One crashing. Ooooo.


2. Christmas campery

STICK SOME TINSEL ON ME AND CALL ME SANTA!

It'll end in tears though. You mark my words.


3. The Great Blog Story

...as capably managed by that Vitriolica lady. Magic.


4. Video gaming as release

Heh heh heh heh!

Perfect for unleasing work fuelled agression. Boom! Crash! Tinkle! Wicked!


5. My New Diary

Because very soon this strange-strange year will be O.V.A.H. and a whole raft of possibility extends before us like a big empty field of potential. Oooo again, we say.

Less Adrian Mole, probably more Teenage Health Freak.


6. Molesworth

Rediscovering a comfortable joy. As any fule no.

Although cripes, when did Boz start sounding a like a Telegraph critic? Eek! I realise this is whole thing is rather influenced by The Measure.

Bumtits.


7. My annoying new ringtone

Because it's good to know you're ready and you're wide awake! So on your marks and GET SET GO!!

Really. This faux childhood must end. I'm 26. I mean, really... although...


8. Routemasters

But, I accept that nostalgia is no way to run a bus service, and if you already get around on smaller wheels rather than feet, then they're not too useful. But dammit if it's good enough for Sir Cliff...


9. More of...

...anything you like, with the left of centre search engine thingy. Mark - Boz salutes you!!



But, best of all this Friday evening.....

10. Unexpected phone calls from friends far, far away.

:-D

Monday, December 05, 2005

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzargh.



KIDS.

TOY CHAINSAWS.

KIDS.

TOY CHAINSAWS.

Does this strike anyone else as wrong?

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Happy snaps

Brilliant!

The World66 website has a photo gallery section - it's like you don't even have to take pictures when you visit somewhere new. Other people will do it for you! On the down side, you can see how good yours could have been. Natch.

But it's a great way to virtually visit places again. Kewl.

Advertisement over.

Get with the programme

The 90's music automatic playlist on iTunes is starting to bother me slightly. It covers a lot of my music. C'mon Boz, get with the decade.

I'm lying in bed with a semi-hangover so have the time to ponder these things.

Oh for god sake. Get the Alan and Usha show together already. There's only weeks until Christmas now people. Get with the festivities.