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Twitter weekly updates for 2009-08-17

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  • Roy Keane: "Clinton headed it at knee height. If you're a defender and he heads it that low you take his head off." [Just sack him, please.] #
  • Paypal adds new fees with no notice http://bit.ly/U3N8Z #paypalfail #
  • Had acupuncture for the first time today. Deeply unpleasant but stunningly effective. #
  • Unbelievable piece of Facebook stupidity, via Wendi http://bit.ly/UCNgm Do try to remember when you've friended your boss, folks. #
  • Appear to have got on an Amex junk mail list. Am looking for UK invoicing address so I can bill them for wasted time processing the letter. #
  • Right. Have printed out one of my usual invoices and am billing them for a quarter of a day, 30 days payment terms. Let's see what happens. #
  • RT @radioriel Today on Radio Riel: Great tracks from early-mid 20th century with a jazz flavour. http://bit.ly/507ZW [Enjoy - I am!] #
  • Things I wish I could do, #137: Dance the Jimmy Cagney part in Shanghai Lil: http://bit.ly/18y3vZ #
  • This is ridiculous. A dozen needles in my back and I've had 24 hours with so little pain that it's barely noticeable. How, exactly? #
  • When biologists knit: http://tinyurl.com/4qcw69 [Via @ElrikMerlin. Not sure what @white_hart will make of it...] #
  • http://twitpic.com/dm6pl – Grow-your-own Victorian whiskers project #
  • http://twitpic.com/dm8xc – Once more, with a better camera and some technical jiggery-pokery. Pic by @astrofiammante. #
  • Just found one of the screws supposedly holding my chair together lying on the floor under it. Hmmm. No wonder it's been creaking. #
  • RT @girlonetrack Atheists! We did it on the buses, now let's do it for schools: support the BHA's campaign! http://bit.ly/H0sVn #
  • “When you grow up your heart dies.” Molly Ringwald writes about working with John Hughes, the "JD Salinger for Gen X". http://bit.ly/19r1xc #
  • Two deliveries this morning: a wonderful black gothy lace-up shirt and a rear wing endplate from a 2005 F1 championship-winning Renault. #
  • Support #welovetheNHS, add a #twibbon to your avatar now! – http://twibbon.com/join/welovetheNHS #
  • Turns out my browser isn't failing – it's having the Skype add-on that killed Ajax support. Uninstalling it makes everything work OK again. #
  • RT @girlonetrack Fucking fuckity fuck. [Sometimes, the simple statements are the most eloquent.] #
  • Just putting kettle on in anticipation of guesting on @planetIRLdotcom's podcast with a mystery driver. Well, I know who it is obviously! #
  • An enjoyable 15 mins with Kohl at @planetIRLdotcom interviewing Dan Clarke (@SpeedyDanClarke) on A1GP, the IRL and other racing stuff. #
  • RT @rhianonjameson hopes everything goes well for @CaladonRae today. [Seconded] #
  • Several days now since I asked publisher for more detail on exactly which rights they wanted to buy. No reply. I think that project is dead. #
  • It appears @radioriel is playing a version of 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' recorded on a harpsichord. Ha bloody ha, says I. #
  • Have spent all day backing up databases. Boooo! #
  • I joined a thread: What's your favourite Islay whisky? http://a.tinythread.com/dsJ5nqSrUC #
  • Another day of doing database backups and bot-blocking and other under-the-hood things across 18 domains… #
  • Very bored with servers and databases now. Very bored indeed. #
  • Always nice to start the day with a phone call from a client to say their site is down… #
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Twitter weekly updates for 2009-08-09

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  • Still plugging away with story, back on track, deadline extended, buoyed by encouraging email from Freya North #blatantnamedropping #
  • Also, am busily growing Victorian whiskers like Yardley in Lagaan: http://bit.ly/1YNIIi It's awfully hard work. Energy-sapping. #
  • Feel like I'm pulling teeth. My short story heroine has just thrown a shoe at a copper & will shortly escape into building site. What larks. #
  • Draft one written. 6728 words. Will have to ask questions about rights and suchlike before sending it to publisher tomorrow, though. #
  • RT @BritsOnPole Remember Henry Surtees with a donation to Headway http://bit.ly/6qLRw #
  • Very pleased to have the writing complete but haven't heard back from editor with answers to my questions. Attempting to resume normal life. #
  • Ha. Most amused to find myself looking thrilled and attentive, leaning on one elbow, in slide #32 of this: http://bit.ly/hZII2 #
  • Been on wild goose chase to Norfolk. Got hot, sticky, grouchy, sank ankle-deep in a bog and drove home through a rainstorm. Not want. #
  • Finally the publisher has replied re story rights. Not encouraging, they seem to want everything – complete ownership. Am negotiating. #
  • RT @avaragado Bush asked Chirac to help invade Iraq "to thwart Bible's satanic agents of Apocalypse" http://bit.ly/Uxlih (via @ElrikMerlin) #
  • Can't believe John Hughes has gone, age 59. BBC video report here gets what he meant to my generation http://bit.ly/YEQCs #
  • Watching this reminds me how, when growing up, my idea of what was cool, stylish, & romantic was formed by John Hughes http://bit.ly/14b8to #
  • I still think Ally Sheedy's Breakfast Club character looked better before her makeover, though… #
  • For those of you not taking much notice of The #Ashes today – don't! England currently 97-7 in their first innings. #
  • England all out for 102… slightly dodgy decision sends Onions back to the pavilion. This is… not good. #Ashes #
  • Check this video out — Project Bueller at the NYC Halloween Parade http://bit.ly/fAagf #
  • Sends sympathy to Norwich-supporting friends. But a few more like today are needed before you're as embarrassed by your manager as I am mine #
  • RT @stephenfry This picture proves that I've got a big cock http://twitpic.com/dbgjp [Blimey!] #
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Twitter weekly updates for 2009-08-03

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  • It's 3am and I wish it wasn't, but lumps of the story I have to write by the end of the week started appearing fully-formed in my head #
  • 5am – time to stop. Got three paragraphs down and some outline notes. Huge step forward, had to grab the moment, dog tired now! #
  • Oof. Feel bloody rough. This is not a sustainable work pattern! #
  • Have just finished skimreading & making notes on a 586-page collection of chick lit stories. Feel like my brain is melting. Must buy shoes. #
  • RT @ElrikMerlin RT @Psythor: David Cameron calls Twitterers twats. I'd rather be a twat than a Tory. http://is.gd/1Sth9 [Me too...] #
  • Press accreditation has arrived for Superleague Formula @ Donington Park this weekend, hurrah. Wasn't sure we were going to get that. Vroom! #
  • Just watching BBC footage of Henry Surtees' coffin at his funeral, with one of his racing helmets on it. Gut-wrenching. http://bit.ly/3w31a #
  • Pricelessly funny: Top Gear blog hypes Natacha Gachnang on basis of 1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2 record in F2. Then see comment #5… http://bit.ly/DWBz9 #
  • Approaching crunch time in the short story: 1000 of the 6000 words written, deadline tomorrow. Not good… #
  • Tired now. Choices: sleep & hope to pick up work tomoz, or drink scotch and carry on. 3086/6000 words written. Am not Hemingway, will sleep. #
  • recalls being furious as student rep to UEA Council in 90s as academics voted to take Bobby Robson off list of honorary degree nominees. #
  • Upsetting myself watching Bobby Robson videos on the BBC. The Ipswich FA Cup victory is woven into the fabric of my childhood. A great man. #
  • Swine flu: an architect writes, taking the long view: http://bit.ly/4n7AIK #
  • Sitting in the media centre at Donington Park bashing out race reports. #
  • I'm pretty sure the photographer sitting next to me is farting repeatedly. Noxiously, too. #
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Twitter weekly updates for 2009-07-26

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  • Really bad back day yesterday, couldn't get up stairs unaided at end, had to be helped up on hands & knees. Got plans to work on it however. #
  • Pete & Dave's Dodo Emporium http://bit.ly/3k91A6 [I'll take a v3.6 please] #
  • Back is much improved – just as well, since we are touring the Williams F1 factory tomorrow and interviewing Sam Michael #
  • RT @girlonetrack http://twitpic.com/b4huj – If everyone did this the world'd be a better place. #
  • Gah. Six o'clock and all's well. All set for the drive across to Oxfordshire from Herts, avoiding motorways #AAroutefinderisyourfirend #
  • Six o'clock again… am home from Williams, have had a quick snooze, and am now thinking about image editing. #
  • OK, serious question: anyone read the Sex & the City or Shopaholic novels? I've just been commissioned to write similar short story. Advice? #
  • http://twitpic.com/bfslw#
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Twitter weekly updates for 2009-07-19

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Twitter weekly updates for 2009-07-12

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  • Another Monday, another headache. Life is always better when you know what to expect in advance. #
  • Spitfire has been taken to a Triumph specialist – early prognosis is gloomy :o ( #
  • RT @artesea good to see BT finally pulling out of Phorm http://bit.ly/oQqv6 hopefully the death of it. #
  • Things any would-be politician should do: http://bit.ly/10hx3E [Actually works just as well as a forced refresher for existing politicians] #
  • Sooo… raining here. How's it with you? #
  • Woke up at 5.30am… dunno why. Can't get back to sleep. Oh joy. #
  • Just trying the special edition Marston's Pedigree #Marmite, issued for the #Ashes – bloody hell it's strong stuff http://bit.ly/dhKnS #
  • Is nervous at seeing Flintoff in – at least he didn't get a golden duck, which is what I expected from him. #Ashes #
  • I wonder if it would be possible for Captain Jack and Torchwood to dematerialise those drunken gobshites chanting away in Cardiff? #Ashes #
  • Oh FFS. Formula One goes crazy again. Now FOTA teams claim they've been told they're not entered for next year after all http://bit.ly/5U7Zq #
  • Splendid stuff – today's Wikipedia article of the day on the curious history of Gropecunt Lane http://bit.ly/NIC4W #
  • RT @sensorywhisper Man dies in chocolate vat http://bit.ly/9MCPT firstly ouch :( now eyeing yorkie suspiciously #
  • Love and Liberty: What Do To About the Screws http://bit.ly/xT3d1 [Analysis of NotW criminal activites] #
  • Blimey, it's like listening to Twenty20 – Swann plays a Pietersen switch-hit for a four… #Ashes #
  • Supremely frustrating afternoon in the #Ashes – Aussies playing as solid as frozen treacle and just as hard to shift. #
  • The brilliantly funny video and story of how a musician took revenge on an airline that smashed his favourite guitar http://bit.ly/BnWiX #
  • Freak cricket catch – Ed Joyce out when ball lodges in fielder's pocket: http://bit.ly/184HV4 #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-07-01

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  • Went for a walk in an attempt to clear my head and improve efficiency. In this regard it succeeded. But back has now locked up. Pain… #
  • For them as like small balls of squawking fluff, see this new site that we built and sent live yesterday for a client: http://bit.ly/SE8bb #
  • This heat is really doing for me… can't work. Reduced to watching the tennis. And lunch – I'm 'aving 'oops. #
  • FINALLY at 9pmish it's getting cool enough to start work for the day… writing up the notes from yesterday's marketing session. #
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Twitter Updates for 2009-06-30

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  • Calm before the – well, not the storm, but the busy period. Got a half-day marketing training session here at our home office. Wish us luck. #
  • Emerged unscathed from seminar, plenty of ideas, but now hungry and a bit raw. #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-06-29

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  • For a day that started so dismally, it seems to be picking up as it goes along. #
  • http://twitpic.com/8r2kb – The Spitfire goes in for repair next week – will be so good to have it running again! #
  • Andy Murray getting murdered out there… #thecuckooclock #

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