Asides, Blogging, Me & My Life

Sunday, Sunday

After writing the post “Remembrance1, and conversing with Mr. Kimble-Wimble in the comments section, I realised that it was bullshit. I started off writing with only a vague feeling – that Remembrance Day is a bit silly – and my lack of structured thinking resulted in a mess of a post with no clear point. I’ll be a bit more disciplined with myself.

I’ve been reading a lot lately, mostly blogs through my RSS reader2, as well as a couple of books. In the near 2-months that I’ve been using Google Reader rather than NewsGator, my starred items list has swelled to over 400 items, so I shall soon sift through that, and create a post containing links to the few gems that I eventually find – as much for my benefit as anyone else’s3.

Several exciting things have happened in my life recently:

  • I’ve applied to study various mathsy degrees at university. I’ll go to St Andrews if they make me an offer. Last year, having excellent grades but no idea of where I wanted to study, I applied to Cambridge only. I didn’t get in, but I’ve had nearly a year now to ponder things and I think I’ve submitted a strong application.
  • I went past Haddows the other day, and saw that they were closing down. I’d seen a report about their bankruptcy on TV a few weeks ago, and I assumed that all the stores would have closed by now. I didn’t even know that there was a Haddows store here. Anyway, I went in and got 12 cans of Kopparberg for £9 (40% off!) and a block of galaxy for 40p (75% off!).
  • I also spent a day helping someone to set up their new 32GB iPhones 3GS and to show them around the iPhone OS. I’d never spent more than a few minutes playing with an iPhone – I only have my only 26 month iPod Touch experience – and it really is a great piece of hardware and software. Someone else I know described their iPhones as “life-changing”, and although it’s not life-changing like winning the lottery, my iPod really has changed the way that I interact with the internet and my digital content. It’s great.
  • I went along to the local speaker’s club with George, at his suggestion, and I was treated to a speech about not knowing what subject to give a speech on!
  • Being a typical Sunday, it’s rained all day.

I also currently have 38 draft posts ready to finish4.  Titles include: Your Most Valuable Possession #2, Suspicious Either Way, and a story about the time I Met Noel Sharkey.

Now to watch Top Gear.

  1. Let’s blog about blogging! Yay! []
  2. NetNewsWire for iPhone, which links up with Google Reader []
  3. Amongst other things, I’ll share articles about writing, articles about reading articles about writing, and articles about reading articles about reading articles about writing. []
  4. Well, most of them are just titles still, but they’ll be good. Every time I remember an anecdote or have another good idea for a blog post, I write it down to preserve the thought. []

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