Tag Archives: Words

Why are other people so f***ing stupid?

This, my friends, is a question that all of us have surely pondered. When I say “other people” I don’t mean you, of course, esteemed reader. I know that all of us here today are not stupid in the least. We are all smart, reasonable people. It’s those others I’m talking about. You know the ones I mean. Just what the effing fuck is wrong with them?

Here I’m going to share a theory of mine. Continue reading

Advertisements

Looking over your shoulder

morning by zoetnet Creative Common licence (CC BY 2.0)

morning by zoetnet Creative Commons licence (CC BY 2.0)

In days gone by, we used to peer over other people’s shoulders on trains and in public spaces to read their newspapers. Flitting headlines would parade before us, grabbing our attention, as history unfolded before our eyes: Continue reading

Adios Air Miles, Hola Avios!

airmilesWe’ve just booked flights to Budapest so we can attend the wedding of an old university friend. The flights cost us nothing, because we paid for them using Avios. What are Avios, you may wonder? They’re a loyalty points system operated by British Airways, and they used to be called Air Miles. Continue reading

Click the like button, or don’t

So, Facebook has introduced alternatives to the Like button. They are Love, HaHa, Wow, Sad and Angry.likeloveLike, wow. How sad. That makes me angry, because haha, some of those words are verbs, some are adjectives, and some are exclamations. They don’t go together, Facebook! And anyway, I’m never going to use them, because, well, obviously, you know? Continue reading

Beep

roadrunnerEverything beeps. The alarm clock beeps. My phone beeps. My car beeps.

The washing machine beeps. The dryer beeps. The microwave oven beeps.

Until I worked out how to change it, the dishwasher used to beep.

Sometimes, in the middle of the night, when we are all asleep, the smoke detector beeps.

The TV beeps. The Playstation beeps. On a bad day even the fridge beeps.

I hate it when they beep. Why won’t they stop?

The Yoga Sutras, one year later

theyogasutrasMy debut novel, The Yoga Sutras, was published one year ago today. Publishing the book was a huge personal achievement for me, but it’s hardly been a bestseller. In order to punish myself for this failure and engage in some self-flagellation, I’ve decided to take a hard look at reviews of the book and see what I can learn. Continue reading

Silly word challenge

sillytortoiseI’m still in a playful mood after my Black & White photo challenge, so I want to see what else we can play online. Have you ever played the game where one person says silly words, and if the other person laughs or chuckles, then they lose? Let’s try that here. Continue reading