Saturday, 29 January 2011

Because I can

I feel better every day.
It's our capacity for joy that defines who we are.

Friday, 28 January 2011

fuck that...

it'll be fine. how's this for positive thinking?

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Here's what I think of birthdays

marking one thing out from others is like marking it for doom and blight.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Are you sure

you know where it's at?

Sunday, 23 January 2011

I don't

... do things by halves. When I set out to make a wreck of myself, I use a sledgehammer to smash every last bit of dignity, pride, self-control and anything else going into oblivion, and spend a long time scraping myself off the pavement. Many apologies if you're caught in the process.

The worst is when no one is a bad guy but everyone ends up having a bad time anyway.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Thursday, 20 January 2011


via on Pinterest


A friend of mine recently recommended Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. I have to say that it's both challenging and engrossing and hilarious in parts. I have only just gotten into it (about one tenth of the way through?), but I think this will get my heartfelt recommendation.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Friday, 14 January 2011


When everything goes wrong, go dancing. Caffeine satiation in the afternoon (中了凍頂烏龍的毒嗎?). Thinking of wearing a short skirt and self-destruction.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Although only a developmental prototype, the J-20 is apparently 21.3 meters in length has a wingspan of 13.56 meters, is 5 meters in height, and uses two Chinese developed engines. Its speed and altitude capabilities have yet to be tested. It will not be ready for duty for another eight to ten years.

... whose worth's unknown though his height be taken(?). Scary stuff.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Material & Immaterial

three things: the This American Life episode on million dollar ideas; Chaucer's address at the end of Troilus; and Utah Phillip's introduction in The Past Didn't Go Anywhere.

Klezmer & Headphones

If you saw me striding down the street dressed like a boy with chunky headphones on singing some indistinguishable song to myself, would you stare? This weekend past I bought three CDs: klezmer, klezmer and balkan gypsy tunes. Today I bought new headphones. Look out for me.