Tweets on 2008-10-24

  • Going to v exciting briefing about traffic lights and SCOOT. #
  • Actually opening my copy of Lib Dem News for the first time in yonks in order to see @HelenDuffett on page 4 #
  • Thinking the squirrel drinking from the fountain on the upper lawn is cute, even if it is an evil grey #
  • RT @owenblacker @jankowski #
  • Oh, look, another cup of half-drunk coffee abandoned somewhere unlikely. Oh, wait, this is my house… #

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Tweets on 2008-10-23

  • Going to bed two hours earlier than last night, but still not exactly what you’d call “early”. #
  • Just seen an African-looking woman balancing a huge Adidas sports bag on her head walking down Lenton Bvd. #
  • Wow, an incredible 2 mins face time with dentist. No probs at all. X-rays fine. Don’t even need hygienist appt! #
  • There’s some rather nice but short-dated ham for your tea if you want it. #
  • Intrigued by local dry-cleaners offering “full laundry service – including collection!” Wonder if they strip beds… #

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Tweets on 2008-10-22

  • Argh! I hate that nasty “snap” thing that makes hovering over things so perillous. #
  • Gobsmacked by suggested new designs for railway station carpark. #
  • Checking the atlas, I discover the village I’m visiting in Lincs to help a selection is just north of Boothby Grafoe #
  • Upending a cup of cold coffee all over myself. Could have been worse, I suppose #

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Tweets on 2008-10-21

  • Heading off down a very strange line of thought that involves picturing Lab cllrs as Star Wars villains. #
  • Been humming song from “Oh What a Lovely War!” – just realised I’m actually humming “What a friend we have in Jesus” #
  • Delighted to see the Atheist Bus Campaign has massively surpassed its fundraising targets. #
  • @owenblacker have… “reliability issues”. #
  • @willhowells not to be personal, but aren’t you too old for that? #
  • Handwriting a letter. Spelling my own name wrong. Why?! #

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Of Squirrels and Atheists

Just a couple of linkies as I still have loads to do and am trying, once again, to get an early night.

Firstly the story of the Grey Squirrel Massacre.  This story was in the Observer last weekend, and the link has gradually been doing the rounds on Lib Dem blogs and facebook updates. It’s in no way a Lib Dem story, and I really enjoyed reading it. 

While Parker tears at the squirrels’ stubborn skins, David Ridley discusses ways of cooking squirrels. ‘They have no fat on them and they live mostly on berries and nuts so the flesh is sweet. I’ve roasted them. I’ve flash-fried them with fresh thyme.’ One restaurant has done well with a confit of grey squirrel served with pine nuts; Ridley and Redesdale have been discussing the possibility of the canapé market. And yes, each squirrel they sell does indeed have to carry the label ‘May contain nuts’.

Secondly, the Atheist Bus Campaign launched today – and raised its target money in a few hours.  By the time I write this, they’ve exceeded their £5,500 target seven times over.  Read all about the plan here in this email I pasted into Lib Dem Voice; and you can still make a donation here.

Tweets on 2008-10-20

  • Hoping for at least four hours sleep before starting a busy day tomorrow. #
  • Busy busy busy. #
  • P asks if I want to see South Pacific on Saturday. Will now be washing men out of my hair mentally for rest of the day. 😦 #
  • Going for a sarnie before planning briefing. (gonna wash that man right out of my hair) #
  • Mmmm, goat cheese ciabatta with tomatoes and a latte (…wash that man right out of my hair) #
  • Well, interesting planning phrase of the day is “iridescent polycarbonate” (…wash that man right out of my hair) #
  • Oh dear – both of the Town Hall lifts are out of action. (AND SEND HIM ON HIS WAAAY) #
  • Town crawling with students in halloween costumes. (Some enchanted evening…) #

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Tweets on 2008-10-18

  • Awake in time for stuff/deliver day. And in time to buy envelopes and soup lunch for 12. #
  • Heating up one soup. And another soup. #
  • Intrigued to be sent a marketing email for type of men’s undies called “Softy” – suspect French co have not quite got image they wanted… #
  • You can see pics of “Softy” at (only safe for work if they let you look at pictures of nearly naked men) #

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Tweets on 2008-10-17

  • Conducting clandestine exchange of property at Trowell Services. One of the strangest things I’ve ever done at 7.15am. #
  • Heading into cathedral of despair. Hoping for Dido. #
  • Getting 3 of my 5-a-week in the form of a fried breakfast. Getting Fine Young Cannibals, no Dido. #

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