Saturday, 19 April 2014

Seems like a lot of documentation for a mouse?

An A1 sheet both sides small text, an A4 double sided sheet and an A5 sheet too!

For a mouse!

Surely it'll just say plug it into the hole on your laptop, jobs a good un?

Friday, 18 April 2014

Traditional Scottish fayre

Fish supper. I didn't even consider that if I asked for a sausage it would come dipped in batter. Excellent work people of Scotland :-)
All washed down with irn bru.

Actually battered chippy sausages are orrible.

Just educating GG on laptop use, excellent work nicky's 88 year old gran!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

still loving it

a week of shaves later and its still as impressive. traditional 1 modern 0

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Old skool

I dislike shaving, for months I've been trying to find a new solution to the daily face ache.  I used to use a multi blade cartridge one, I've tried em all, sensor excel, mach 3, fusion, sword protector etc. I've even tried an electric one and I hate them all.

They're all as bad as each other the adverts promise a baby smooth finish and a shave as comfortable as oral sex, they all deliver a dry face with a sand paper rough finish and about as much comfort as getting punched in the face.

My issues are little nic cuts, yanked hairs, dried skin & the price of consumables - blades foam/gel/oil etc.

I stumbled upon a website extolling the virtues of the "traditional" safety razor & I've been looking into them for a while. With something touchable like a razor I wanted to get a feel of it before choosing one so got one from a shop in Manchester.

I chose a merkur with a long handle. It's pretty weighty in hand and feels lovely. I got some soft sandlewood shaving soap and a badger hair brush to slather it on with. I've only had one shave so far and it was lots better. Rather than yanking hairs the single blade cuts smoothly through. It's different to "normal" shaving, takes slightly longer & good technique demands you shave in a structured way.

I'm sure this won't be the last time I write about it,  but so far so good :-)

Saturday, 12 April 2014

the mind boggles

a discarded stocking. its partner was in an adjoining space (i assume it was its partner, i didn't check / verify)

who tosses a stocking away in a train station car park? I mean c'mon! sometimes some stuff blows out of the car when you open the door, or a receipt may fall out of your pocket when you're getting something else out. But a stocking? Really!

was it tossed after a moment of passion in a parked car?

was it a hooker removing it after a client had sullied it?

was it a traveller who was weary of them & the attention they attracted?

whoever it was, why didn't you put it in the bin? or take it home, or give it to your lover as a keepsake!

like i say, the mind boggles......

Friday, 11 April 2014

new toys

I got a couple of new toys this week.

Work have "upgraded" the fleet of blackberry devices to either the Z10 or Q5. I chose the Z10 (it has a bigger screen & better camera) so far, I'm not impressed. Its easy to see why they RIM/Blackberry whoever they are are teetering on the edge of financial oblivion, its trying to be an android device & failing miserably. At least the last one was business & proud.

I've been looking for a yoyo for ages now, you just don't see them in shops, so I cracked and ordered one from the interwebs. As with everything in life it's now much more complicated than you remember it being. First you gotta choose what you want to do with the yoyo because every different style of yoyo play requires a different yoyo, then you gotta choose what kind of string you want, then you gotta choose how much you want to pay (i shit you not, some of em are £300+)

I chose a YOYOADDICT something, its a looping yoyo and doesn't require any special skills to play. I went for a kitty string sample pack so I can choose from a few different types of strings. I also stumbled upon some more elaborate aluminium ones on we'll see how i get on with them when they arrive :)

happy days