Sunday Roast: insert witty title here

Oy! but this has been a long and weird week. Bright Meadow was down again for most of it hence no updates or ability to comment if you had so desired. You’ll be pleased to hear that I have finally kicked Fasthosts into touch and am now residing happily on MediaTemple’s servers. Why did I wait so long? Because I am reluctant to change, despite my enjoyment of new things. I have to think about something for a long time before I finally “take the plunge”, especially when large(ish) chunks of money are involved. Add to that, it’s a scary thing, changing servers! In the end, not that scary because I had the totally angelic Tam holding my hand throughout the entire process, but still, not trivial.

But it is done now and hopefully this heralds in an era of stable uptime, which I shall mark with todays Roast and lots of shiny new content in the days, weeks, months to follow. You see, perhaps the most irritating thing about BM being down this past week was that I actually had things to post. I know!

The British Ministry of Defence has declassified reports on UFO sightings.

I have yet to use Vista or Office 2007 and I am hoping that the day I do never comes. My dream? To go from my current workplace of Office XP (*shudder*) to a workplace of blissful OS X serenity. As this is unlikely, it looks like I’m shortly going to be facing this problem. See, I live and breathe keyboard shortcuts, so to have to learn new ones is a depressing thought. I’ve been on a Mac for nearly half a decade now, and I’m still learning new shortcuts, then having to unlearn them at work… The article is so true when it says you mould your software to your needs.

One of the things I love when you find a new blog is going through the archives obsessively, getting to know the author, getting the feel of the place. Yes, I know this sounds more than a little stalkerish, but 😛 You’ll just have to trust me when I say I’m a lovely person who really isn’t scary. Well, apparently I can be scary at work – just a glower got the big-big-boss to do something (mwhahahaa!) – but I’m not scary in a stalker way. Really.

Mild diversion there, sorry, I blame the big blue bouncy ball I’m using as a chair right now. The bouncing makes computing more fun than it has any right to be, but I had never considered the necessity of wearing a sports bra at my desk before…

And again, I am back. I did mention it’s been an odd week, didn’t I? As I was saying, archive-trawling can turn up some true gems, such as this one. The chicken in question sadly later died ( 🙁 ) but sad topic or no, I was still snortling like a crazy thing with some truly odd mental images inspired by this post. Trust me, you’ll never look at a chicken or an egg in the same way again.

I’ve got myself into a little photoblog obsession at the moment. I do so love finding new, gorgeous pictures with great stories behind them. And yes Moose, this is why I was asking what else there is to see around the Grand Canyon. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see that?

What are you doing on 5th July 2008? Going to Open Tech 2008? Good, I might just see you there.

You might have heard me rant in the past about how scifi/fantasy books you love have this depressing habit of being turned into lacklustre trilogies. There’s a related rant about how authors now START with trilogies, not even thinking of doing just one book, but that’s for another day. Want to know why it irritates me so much? Read this to give you a clue.

I’m not meant to be eating egg noodles because they are one of the evil foods that make me balloon to the size of the Hindenburg with no nutritional gain (bread and most other wheat products are now also in this category *sob*) bit these singapore noodles just look so tasty!

The next Joss Whedon offering. Tingly goodness.

Sometimes the original title of a post pretty much just says it all. These made me laugh… A LOT!

There were more movie trailers released this week, but I’m having a little bit of an issue viewing them at the moment, so you’ll have to make do with these two I’m afraid.
Monster Camp – the role players I know are so much cuter than this. Silly play-to-the-sterotype trailer!
Ice Age 3 – as I articulated to Moose when I saw this “but it should go dinosaurs > mammals, not the other way around!” Scrat is cute as always though

Now that is done, I am not sure what I am going to do with the rest of my day. See, normally I’m only just regaining consciousness at this time of the morning. I might even have to leave the house! *shock horror* When I looked at my bookmarks folder, I thought today was going to be a bumper day, but when it got down to the final editing process, it turns out I was really hard to please this morning. I blame waking up at the ungodly hour of 9am on a Sunday. This does mean of course, that it is the perfect time to chime in with links of your own to share. *hint hint*

(Comments with links will get coralled into moderation, but I will rescue them really, really quickly – alas I am a victim of my own success in this, and if you saw the amount of spam I’m getting, you’d understand this measure. It’s that or captchas which will happen on this blog over my dead body).

7 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: insert witty title here

  1. Woohoo!! Back to the Bright Meadow we know and love!!

    Woohoo!! Dollhouse!! Watch Fox totally massacre this next Joss Whedon epic halfway through.

  2. Woohoo indeed on both counts. I think Fox might have learnt their lesson re Joss Whedon… Well, we can but hope! I also think I read somewhere that they are going to be showing Dollhouse as part of their “loose the remote” schedule – that is, drastically cutting the number of advert breaks in the show. It should work out at an extra 6 minutes or so of the good stuff 😀

    (*edit* found the link)

  3. now I have sound back on my pc (which is being silly at the moment) I’ve watched the Dollhouse trailer. It looks interesting. I’m not sure I fully understand the concept, but Whedon has a knack of making odd concepts work – western in space anyone? – so I’m loking forward to seeing it. Plus there’s the drinking game – spotting actors Whedon has used before.

  4. This is exactly the kind of post I shouldn’t read before I go to bed. Now I’m starting to get hyper. (Probably because this post reads like I think, all over the place.)

    One of the things I love when you find a new blog is going through the archives obsessively, getting to know the author, getting the feel of the place.

    Guilty pleasure of mine, I’ll admit. It’s like finding a new author and reading all their books or short stories because you suddenly become infatuated with their work. One of my greatest enjoyments there is seeing how the person has grown over time (depending ont he type of blog, of course).

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll need to prepare a burnt offering for that little shrine I have dedicated to Joss Whedon. (To be fair, he’s only one of the pantheon, so don’t think I’m all weird and that I have a shrine JUST for him.)

  5. Moose – damn now I’m gonna have to watch Firefly again. You’ve got no one to blame but yourself when I start going round Meadow Towers spouting chunks of dialogue 😛

    Gnorb, I think I can safely say that this is the first time I’ve ever been accused of making someone hyper and I am going to choose to take it as a compliment. And I totally share that enjoyment of watching an author, or blogger for that matter, grown and evolve their style. Every now and again I go back through my own archives and shudder at how awful my writing used to be!

    And welcome to Bright Meadow and the comments. I shall try to make my next few posts a bit more calming, just for you 😉

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