Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Wordy Wednesday

Back to Normal

I went back to work yesterday, after a week off, plus the bank holiday. I suspect that no-one noticed I'd been away, anyway. Cypriot Telly has come back on the internet streaming, so I'm back to getting my daily fix of the news. In some ways, it's nice to be back to normal, but I did enjoy my holiday.


A Proud Moment

They showed highlights of the Olympic Closing Festival on the news the other day, including Boris Johnson waving the Olympic flag complete with a London bus. A proud moment for Britain. I think it's great that he is getting world-wide coverage, as this will surely help him become US President, which is the next logical step after Mayor of London. He'll even be guaranteed some votes - I'm sure Jean Knee will support him.





All Geek to Me

We're used to seeing stupid USB devices, but the USB fridge has to be one of the bad ideas - i.e, one you can almost believe someone might actually use. Complete with blue LED lighting effects. Are geeks really this sad? Or are these things bought by their mothers, desperate to find a present for the nerd who has everything? Presumably he already has a real fridge? The main drawback with this device, is, of course, that you can't fit a normal can of beer in it, never mind a four-pack. Hopeless...


Slimming and Beauty Tips

I know that slimming isn't a subject usually found on my blog, but I've found some really good ways to look better. First, we find out how to lose weight, and then, my favourite of the two, how to look like a model (at least that's what they say). Forget dieting, or exercising at midnight.



Disclaimer

The characters in any fiction that might happen to appear on this blog are entirely fictional, and any similarity to real people is entirely an amazing and incredible coincidence. I am not now, and never have been, involved in any murder plots, so please don't waste your time arresting me for any, or suing me. I don't have any money anyway.

21 comments:

Bee said...

first!!!

Bee said...

Ummm... Brian??? I clicked on the first link (as you say) WHILST at work and yeah... the semi-retired doctor that was making copies has some questions for you now.

Bee said...

Also, you may not have money right now but I seem to remember talks of a piano?

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee:

I'm sure a doctor doesn't need an anatomy lesson from me ;-)

What about my piano? I bought that years ago...

Bee said...

What I mean is, you have no money but you do have some thing we can sue you for...

Brian o vretanos said...

Yes, and if you heard my playing, you'd be in an even bigger hurry to remove it from my possession...

I don't expect it's worth much.

Kat said...

Glad you had a good holiday. Geeks really are this sad, I know because I live among them

Jean Knee said...

I don't know Brian, Boris seems to be kind of a braggert. and not enough pomade on the hair-you know how I choose men to support

Jean Knee said...

I just notice it's wordy wednesday

I have once again failed

for a different kind of girl said...

So let me see if I've got this straight - $30 US for the USB fridge to keep my drinks cool while I sit at my computer when my actual fridge (clearly more than $30, but details, details) that can make me ice cubes. For free. I just don't know what to do!

Brian o vretanos said...

Kat:

On dear...

Jean Knee:

No-one's perfect.

FADKOG:

That about sums it up.

Dan said...

Beer should be drank( or is it drunk? ) fast so it doesn't get hot.

Brian o vretanos said...

Dan:

That's a good idea. As is spending the $30 on beer instead of a fridge...

Brian o vretanos said...

It's not drank. Both beer and people get drunk.

Tracy said...

Brian-
I would just like to know why none of the characters in your fictional stories ever miraculously resemble me? Couldn't you write a creepy story about someone like myself? I do live on a farm, you know. There are pitchforks and whatnots.

And the USB fridge is interesting. I like my beer in a bottle and my wine in a box so it wouldn't do me anygood. I'm just classy that way.

Brian o vretanos said...

Tracy:

That's an interesting thought. Pitchforks? Hmmm...

Jean Knee said...

if we're getting right into it how come I'm always hacking someone or some similar grotesquery?

is it cuz of the man shoes?

Brian o vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

What would you rather be? The brain-dead eye candy? "Please! Save Me!", who is rescued by the hero and swoons into his arms?

I thought I was casting you against type as the angst-ridden vertigo sufferer last time...

Jean Knee said...

when analyzed that way, yes I would rather be the hacker. I don't like those hollywood pretty boy types. eww

Chris Wood said...

A usb fridge? Can you download the contents to your laptop?

Yeesh! We live in strange times ...

Brian o vretanos said...

Chris:

I hadn't thought of that. Do you think that you can email the contents, as well, as an attachment?

If so, could you send me some beer, please? I've run out, and am having to resort to Scotch...