Due to my lazy posting over the last month or so I missed mentioning the official opening of the Swiss Re Tower, aka The Erotic Gerkin, at the time, but this icon of The City
is now open for business. My office is just south of the river, you get a great view of the Gerkin up the Borough High Street though, but most of the business I do is in The City directly around the Gerkin so I see it all the time. I love working in The City but this is one of my absolute favourite sights during the working day. It's not often a building can brighten up your day.
I'm normally too lazy to make it too the cinema, hell I'm normally too lazy to drag myself to blockbuster
to rent a film and I wait until films are out on NTL
front row, but I've got to see Napoleon Dynamite
. Geeky cool.
My mobile contract allows me to make a couple of hundred free minutes of calls a month accross networks anytime - so what do I spend all my time doing? Texting at a few pence a pop, usually circa 20 quid's worth a month. Doh! So how could I resist the beeb
's r u a moby geek
quiz? At only 7 out of 10 I'm classed as a 'text addict', but I feel my monthly bill has room for expansion yet, which will please vodafone
no end (n.b. my beloved 6610
A new mathematical formula to predict the time of day when we will feel most tired...in the form of a cheesy flash quiz
. My typical day starts at 5am and finishes around 1am and quite frankly I'm knackered all the time, but apparently I'm most
knackered at 2 in the afternoon (I actually think this is quite accurate). The quiz is of course sponsored by those supporters of the terminally tired, pro plus
, who I can't recommend since I've been PP free since I left my final nightmare year of university. These days I prefer my regular caffine hit to be more entertaining in the form of endless cups of coffee. Espresso anyone?
Chilling out in the courtyard of The George
(it's owned by the National Trust
so you can pretend it's a cultural thing, not a drinking thing) last Friday we were approached by a roving troupe of young masseurs/masseuses. Eh? Some keen questioning revealed they were from urban chill
a rather cool new business venture that purveys 5 minute head & shoulder massages, either in your office if you give them a call, or in various nightspots around central London. Nice. The price? Whatever you think it's worth. An odd pricing scale, but cool none the less.
Several 5 minute massages later and my colleagues were even more relaxed than a few hours' worth of beer had already got them. For my part I got all shy claiming I thrived on stress (actually massages make me giggle). It's amazing what nonsense you come out with when you've had a bit to much to drink, not to mention the hidden truths that have a habit of slipping out. But therein lies a tale for another day...(or never).
Toasted giant leafcutter ants washed down with snake vodka? Yummy. Edible.com
take you on an epicurian adventure around the globe, and show you that there is far more available for the palate than you had ever imagined! I'll say...[ta Paul
I need another point'n'click
flash adventure game to whittle away my time like I need a hole in the head, but a case of the crabs
is a gem, has a real sense of humour, and is in lovely old skool black'n'white from back in the days before flash animation got all modernised with technological marvels like colour [thanks daisy