I'll let Tim Buckley speak for me here:
Posted Jan 8, 2002
"I got ten thousand troubles,
a million woes,
I got grief in my soul that nobody knows."
Actually, that's perhaps a touch melodramatic, but Tim sure was on to something there.
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...
Posted Dec 17, 2001
...the Hitchhiker's Guide Radio Series Box Set Collector's Edition.
It's a pity, as I asked for Eight Maids-a-Milking...
Fighting the good fight.
Posted Nov 9, 2001
I didn't know that sitting on the cold road could be fun - and worthwhile. But yesterday, it was.
Following an email from Globalise Resistance Scotland, around 200 people congregated in Bristo Square, just outside Edinburgh University. Comedian/Activist Mark Thomas duly arrived, and explained what we were doing here - information is available at the 'Ilisu Dam' link somewhere above me (textually speaking).
The original plan was to confront A Certain Construction Company at a nearby careers fair, and embarrass them by handing out leaflets that detail their dirty deeds. Unfortunately (and also encouragingly) they were scared off, packing up and leaving before 12pm. This left us at a bit of a loose end - all these people ready for action, and nowhere to protest.
All was not lost - This Certain Construction Company are currently working in Edinburgh, and we held an impromptu sit-down protest outside the site, blocking traffic in and out for around two hours. Which is as long as any sane man would brave the Edinburgh weather at the moment. It wasn't the most spectacular or effective protest, but it marked a beginning of more sustained action - expect more in the coming months.
Isn't life fantastic?
Posted Sep 28, 2001
...well, no, not usually.
But two things, over the last two days, have been great. Firstly, I passed my Sociology resit, and secondly, the upstairs neighbours from hell have moved out. Yes, those three Italian DJs are gone. And the name of the company they hired their removal van from was, fittingly, 'Good News'.
Jumping the gun...
Posted Sep 19, 2001
Sign in bank today:
"only 70 banking days until Christmas"
It only served to further depress me, as I waited in line to withdraw the last £4.72 out of my account.