Wednesday, 27 October 2010


I have often fantasised about walking the streets and adding a letter 'I' to the many 'To Let' signs posted against the buildings. It is ok to ask a waiter "excuse me, where is the men's toilet", by which I mean, you need not substitute the word 'toilet' for 'bathroom' or something similar, there should be no shame there. Every home should have at least one toilet. Once a house more than two toilets you can begin to assess the wealth of the owner of the house. One or two toilets is seen as a necessity today, whilst the higher the number of toilets the higher your economic value. It would probably be unnecessary to have more toilets than you have bedrooms, unless you are an office.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


It is currently still officially British Summer Time (BST). As of this weekend it will cease to be British Summer Time (BST) and will become Daylight Savings Time (DST), an hour difference. British Summer Time is different to British Summertime. British Summer Time is the way we use our clocks for a period of many months, whislt British Summertime is much more laid back.

Saturday, 23 October 2010


I have never eaten pumpking in a form which could be recognisible as pumpkin, by which I mean I have never eaten 'pieces' or 'chunks' of pumpkin, only ever eating pumpkin in the liquid or pulped form of pumpkin soup. I think it is fair to say that pumpkin is a seasonal vegetable, perhaps the most seasonal of all vegetables if you can say one vegetable is more seasonal than any other, as to my mind there are no other vegetables with a comparable seasonal connection. Often at this time of year I see unusually large or overgrown pumpkins, grown to a size that no other vegetable is allowed. Occaisionally you may see a large marrow or root vegetable but really only in competitive marrow or root vegetable growing circles. Pumpkins seem to be quite affordable for the volume of fruit you receive.

Monday, 18 October 2010


A lady tells me about how she likes 'backpacking' and I realise I don't really know what 'backpacking' is. I know what a backpack is, or a rucksack, I like the word rucksack a lot. 'Backpacking' is a verb. I would think it would mean building a backpack or preparing a backpack for use in an activity. Perhaps it is a euphemism and perhaps it doesn't actually involve an actual backpack as an object, more what a backpack represents. Backpacks a lightweight and portable and are used to carry things inside, 'backpacking' could then mean the moving of small things in a secretive fashion. Maybe it can be substituted for the word 'piggybacking' which is ugly but has some use to it. The word 'backpacking' could also be split into it's two parts, 'back' could then be interpreted to mean 'in the past' or similar, the word then being used to mean storing away things, objects or thoughts or memories, from the past, not letting them interfere or interact with the present.


Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Post-vacation and still jetlagged(?)

Probs not still actually jetlagged but could probs use 'a good night of sleep'

Things that I bought home with me from NYC:
- A gold 'lucha-style' wrestling mask
- 39 x records/tapes/cds
- 2 x 'I <3 NY' tees
- 'candy'
- 4 x books by/about Kurt Vonnegut
- No money
- Zines and magazines (an unknown quantity)
- 2 x books of stencils (egyptian and south american)
- much much more

Feeling pretty bummed about my lot in life right now. Started a new role at work yesterday and it consists of printing and filing the stuff I print. Feel like my brain doesn't even need to function at full capacity. Also in real life, definitely not productive enough, need to sort that out. Start making more things. Start drawing again. Gonna start a TAPE LABEL soon(ish). Wanna learn new things and read more things. Just make my brain work again yeah?

(I hate this blog post)