Posted in Updates on Monday 13th August 2001 at 12:00am
Today went mercifully quickly - whilst I was pretty relaxed and happily busy with my own thing, others appeared to be drowning in troubles not of their own making. Purchased cakes to celebrate Principia's recent successes. What started out a cold, grim day turned out brighter later and I managed to stay reasonably happy despite relatively high background-levels of disquiet and brooding on my part. Had a really good 'feet back on the ground' type talk with a friend I see far too little of tonight. Feel encouraged and invigorated, but slightly guilty for off-loading as usual! It is always good to talk though - and nice to be speaking to someone who completely understands my sometimes misdirected sense of humour. Invented a new game too "Fantasy Social Services Team" - who would you pick if YOU were a team manager? I think I know who my team would be! Trying to motivate myself to do next essay and work on End of Course Assessment, but right now I really can't be bothered with it. Also played with Glade in an effort to redesign gtkdial. All too much work right now.
Posted in Updates on Sunday 12th August 2001 at 12:00am
A birthday. Kept my promise and stayed out all day! A miracle in what has been a sleepy weekend for me. Ate and drank too much and almost didn't make it through to midnight. Otherwise, I feel vaguely guilty than amidst the apparent collapse of a community effort, I'm doing pretty well myself.
Posted in Updates on Saturday 11th August 2001 at 12:00am
A very good day for Principia. Early start for a haircut (at last), and a short stint at Balancing Energy before visiting music event again to see K-Passa. I always seem to miss them, so it was good to see them again at last. Fell asleep early (partly due to consumption of remarkably soporific real ale).
Posted in Updates on Friday 10th August 2001 at 12:00am
Perhaps I'm alone in this, but the day to day machinations and tribulations of Local Government Finance astound, amaze and amuse me. Maybe its because despite being at the frontline for a year, I saw less of the 'behind the scenes' intrigue than ever. In any case, I remain unsurprised, unflapped and generally its business as usual for me. Later wandered over to Sea Front festival. Nice Real Ale, interesting Jazz band. Later saw a bit of Tex Braithwaite local comedo-country act. OK, but sort of sad that you can't do it for real! Tired and a bit drunk on next to nothing. Seriously considering releasing the reams of self-indulgent e-mail I've written in the past few days as a limited edition booklet along with the forthcoming CD on Almost Halloween Time records. Walking the line here, barely.
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.