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Just another Manic Monday...

..I wish it was Sunday...

This morning I noticed that everyone had their winter coats on - including me. I guess its that time of year again, when we expect freezing cold winds, rain and then the occassional ice snap that brings London to a halt.

I've decided to make some new years resolutions.
  • I will not get upset at the state of American and British Politics anymore. I know its a mess, and frankly, its up to people to decide what they will do at the next Election.
  • I will not spend money on useless material things. My DVD collection growth has slowed immensely, but I had accumulated a few other material junk outlets. I shall just concentrate on volumuous books to keep me occupied.
  • I will buy a house very soon. I mean to do this, but everyone keeps asking "Have you found a house yet". I think I'm going about it wrong. I'm waiting for a house that says something to me (figuratively speaking). Maybe I should just look at it, and decide "do I HATE this house?" if the answer is "no" then I'll put down an offer and take it.
  • I will get a Wedding Suit - the Mrs is going on about me not taking an interest in buying the Wedding suit.
  • I will try even harder than I do to be nicer, wiser and more gentler than I am. I believe this is how I should behave.
  • I will look at discovering my next career move. Its clear that I'm not an android, so I must decide what I am.
  • I will drink the RDA of water every day - my food diary earlier showed that as my only flaw.
  • I will donate a little more to charity than I donated last year.
Not entirely riveting reading for you all, but its now written and recorded. I will be holding my self accountable to the above. I was going to put down "I will try to finish off Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver book" but I have decided that the book is crap and nothing like Cryptonomicon, so not worth it.

There you go - Happy New Year to you all!


  1. Blogger Damo says @ 10:38 am
    Can I make a suggestion regarding one of your resolutions? Do something I eventually did... let go. This is in respect of your DVD collection. Take a look at them, and make an objective decision on which ones you know you'll never watch again. Then learn the joys of eBay. Once you start, it's easy.
  2. Blogger B1RDIE Num Num says @ 10:52 am
    I'll let Icy have a gander through them once, and then will do just that :)
  3. Blogger Bee says @ 10:55 am
    "London ice cracks on a seamless line ..."

    Some very laudable resolutions there, Mr P. And you're right, there's no point trying to finish books that you've stalled on halfway through because you can't get into them. Give 'em to Books For Amnesty - then you'll be fulfilling two of your resolutions at once (kind of) by giving to charity *and* doing something positive to do with politics!
  4. Blogger B1RDIE Num Num says @ 11:10 am
    Do you mean this: http://www.londontown.com/LondonInformation/Alexa/Books_for_Amnesty/30a0/

    I was going to release it as a BookCrossing, but if there is a better cause...for sure.
  5. Blogger SwissToni says @ 12:51 pm
    register them for bookcrossing AND then give them away to charity. That way you kill 2 birds with one stone. It's quite a common release technique actually.

    Good resolutions, except the water one. What the hell good did drinking that much water ever do anyone?

    Houses are good, but as a Londoner, I think you have to sell your soul to be able to afford one, don't you? Although you *are* an android, so....

  6. Blogger Bee says @ 1:20 pm

    Hammersmith near enough for you?

    The Bristol Gloucester Road branch has had tons of mine.
  7. Blogger B1RDIE Num Num says @ 1:30 pm
    Point taken and will be duly abided by. Registered and then donated to Amnesty.

    ooh ST, I am *currently* an android. Am considering changing that.

    WRT Water - I hardly drink any since I moved down saaf from Stoke. Odd.
  8. Blogger Lord Bargain says @ 9:05 am
    apparently on Channel 4 the other week they did an experiment with two grown up adult twins. They ate the exact same diet and one of the women drank the RDA of water, the other one didnt.

    And apparently it made absolutely bugger all difference.

    donate your water to charity, perhaps.

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