Thursday, August 25, 2011

And we are back...

... after a lull in proceedings, the blog is back. Some general musings to get back into the swing of things.

Website of the week – does what is says on the tin. Now this is what t’internet was invented for: single issue, borderline-nuts places. I’ve yet to post my Beer Cupboard, but will do soon.


A couple of weeks ago I spent a couple a rain-drenched hours visiting the Big Welsh Bite in Ynysngharad Park just over the road. It’s a sort of food festival with other bits bolted on too. Anyway, around to the beer...

Picked a couple of different beers from theUntapped Brewing Co. in Cardiff and another couple from the Jacobi Brewery based in Caio, which I regularly drive past en route to Aberystwyth. Handy.

Things I Think

1. I think broadband speeds are one of the biggest fibs out there, right up there with “your call is important to us”. I currently “enjoy” around 2.4Mbps. There are times when iPlayer simply won’t work. Technology? Meh (to use a new OED-approved word).

2. I think a recent list of raffle prizes put the cost of living in perspective: First prize: a tank of petrol, Second prize: a DVD player.

3. I think that it’s hard to disagree with the people who voted on best one-liner from the Edinburgh Festival:

1 - Nick Helm: "I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves."
2 - Tim Vine: "Crime in multi-storey car parks. That is wrong on so many different levels."
3 - Hannibal Buress: "People say 'I'm taking it one day at a time'. You know what? So is everybody. That's how time works."

4. I think it’s starting to feel like rugby season. What with the overcast days, regular downpours rain. Oh no, that’s just a traditional Welsh summer. As Rhod Gilbert put it: “In the Bible, God made it rain for 40 days and 40 nights. That's a pretty good summer for us in Wales. That's a hosepipe ban waiting to happen. I was eight before I realised you could take a cagoule off.”

5. I think that I will post here as often as I can. It’s a bit more structured than one-off rants on Facebook or Twitter. But if you want to find/follow me then I’m on Facebook and Twitter. But frankly I won’t worry if you didn’t.