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Entries from September 2004

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue

September 18th, 2004 · 1 Comment

I’ve long been a fan of the Red vs Blue series – I subscribed to both season and am the proud owner of the DVDs. When the soundtrack CD Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, performed by Trocadero, came up for sale, I felt obliged to buy it in order to support the series and [...]

Tags: music · review


September 14th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Just finished reading number9dream by David Mitchell. I bought this book over a year ago and until yesterday, it lingered on my bookshelf looking a little dejected in its garishly colourful cover. I took it with me when I went home for the 10k run and finally read it on the train back to Oxford.
As [...]

Tags: book · review · sf

The Race

September 12th, 2004 · No Comments

I did my fourth race of the year this morning, a 10k charity run along the Hoylake embankment in Wirral, a mere few miles away from where I grew up. The last time I did a 10k run was in May and I managed it in just under 48 minutes; not a bad time for [...]

Tags: running

American Airlines Boarding Procedures

September 11th, 2004 · 3 Comments

I have the dubious distinction of being a frequent flier now. A distinction, because it means I get to fly to a lot of interesting places and see a lot of interesting people. Dubious, because it would be even better if I got to fly in business class instead of [...]

Tags: airport · review · travel

The Stepford Wives

September 10th, 2004 · No Comments

This movie was always going to be a little bit peculiar – Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken’s names rarely grace the same bill, let alone the same page. And while I wasn’t alive when the original movie was released, I’m pretty sure that you weren’t supposed to know they [...]

Tags: film · review

Hike photos online

September 9th, 2004 · No Comments

Photos of my hike on the Art Loeb trail in North Carolina are now online. Coming soon is a review of The Stepford Wives, a film I saw on the flight back home.

Tags: travel

Mean Girls

September 8th, 2004 · No Comments

Written on the flight from London to North Carolina
The title Mean Girls conjured up images of a thoroughly depressing drama involving troubled young women, no doubt set in a prison or something like that, when I first heard about it earlier this year. I knew this couldn’t be entirely true since the [...]

Tags: film · review

Shining Rock

September 7th, 2004 · 1 Comment

I’ve just returned from a two day hike that wandered a scant few miles away from Cold Mountain (of book and movie fame). We arrived at the trailhead at about 4pm on Saturday, rather later than we’d intended, but made fine progress to camp at a place called Shining Rock. At Shining Rock itself, the [...]

Tags: travel


September 2nd, 2004 · No Comments

Some of my most prolific writing gets done in the air. Perhaps it’s because I have so much free time (at least until they install in-flight internet connections) – or perhaps it’s precisely the opposite; that I have plenty of work to do but can’t bring myself to start it on the plane. Either way, [...]

Tags: review · tech