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Hits 1322 | Last Modified 2007-06-22The only seat left on the train was the one next to the badly-designed disabled toilets. Badly designed? Yes, very. The door opens and closes electronically at a pace that tears at the soul. So you step in side and press the close button. And wait, whilst people stare at you, as the door creaks and creeps shut. Most people at this point get frustrated and foolishly try to press the lock button before the door has fully closed. This is a mistake. If you do this then the door finally closes and then starts to open again. Then you must then wait for it to fully open, and press close again and repeat the process.
Blog Black Country Rock
Hits 1941 | Last Modified 2007-06-22I was just listening to this track by David Bowie, and I just love the verse at about 2 mins 30 secs in so much that I felt compelled to blog it and encourage you to go and listen to it right now. The odd voice trick is what I like. Great... the 'ahh' is just great.
Blog Croydon Knife Crimes?
Hits 1416 | Last Modified 2007-06-22On my way home last night I passed through Croydon train station where the police had blocked off all the platform exits and erected large scanning devices of the kind more normally (for now) seen in airports. A sign nearby proclaimed that they were making my journey safer by checking that people travelling on the train with me aren't carrying anything nasty. Like knives.
Blog A string of disappointments
Hits 1395 | Last Modified 2007-06-22A string of disappointments plunge me into a low mood: BT bill for £87 for just six weeks (don't know why yet); a stereo we found after the street market doesn't work any longer (after one hour of good performance) and we went out to buy speakers for it too; the Brighton and Hove beer festival finished yesterday, and not today as I thought, so I missed it.
Blog Manic-Depressive Neighbour
Hits 2089 | Last Modified 2007-06-22There was a buzz on the intercom and then a mysterious invitation to a meeting later that night.
Blog Push my button
Hits 1537 | Last Modified 2007-06-22I don't know why, but two of the things that really get me worked up (and shouldn't) involve button pressing.
Blog Tzar Bar
Hits 1574 | Last Modified 2007-06-22Plastic glasses start my spider-sense tingling, so I look around suspiciously as I sip my pint of Kronenbourg at the back bar of the Tzar Bar. The wife has moved on to Rum and Coke after the last pint took a long time to go down. Price, £5.60.
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