August 18th, 2008, Early Evening | permalink

It’s the final countdown to our much delayed, much anticipated and much feared trip to Scotland. Originally we were due to be over there for my birthday, but due to me losing a job and moving house, we delayed it till now. And I’m not looking forward to it for my own reasons.

July 8th, 2008, Lunch Time | permalink
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For our Fourth of July weekend, we were visited by my brother and his family (by way of Chicago and Washington, I might have mentioned this before) and even though they were only here for 3 days/4 nights and even though they insisted they were only here to relax after 3 days of driving, we were run ragged the whole time…

June 16th, 2008, Early Evening | permalink

Finally after some 2½ years of using the version 9 label and theme, I’ve upgraded to version 10. If version 9 was served up from a Commodore 64, then version 10 runs off a Pentium 2 running Windows 95.

May 14th, 2008, The Midnight Hour | permalink

After much hilarity (read: ineptitude) we’re back online, some 3 weeks after we officially went off… So what’s happened in those 3 weeks?

March 31st, 2008, Lunch Time | permalink

Way back at the start of this year, I set forth 5 goals, after the 1st quarter I’m probably no closer to attaining 3/5. I haven’t bugged Robyn for any material items, but then nothing of note has come out since then… And let’s face it, Rock Band for the Wii is due out June 22nd. Last week we saw a house (a proper house, not a townhouse that we were looking at in the same development) that is perfect in many ways…

March 19th, 2008, Late Morning | permalink

Another year, another shot at glory. This time I’ve made one significant change to my March Madness routine of years past, no second guessing myself, version 1 of the brackets is sticking after the advice of Brian last year (I never did find out how he did though, a flaw perhaps?)

March 6th, 2008, Lunch Time | permalink

Normally when a basketball team makes a bone headed mistake off the court it doesn’t affect me, but when the Charlotte Bobcats jumped the gun on Sunday I was there to capture it and in turn set off a series of events that lead me to here today.

February 17th, 2008, Lunch Time | permalink

After witnessing some spectacular work in last night’s Slam Dunk contest, here is Dwight Howard’s efforts from beginning to end, direct from my TiVo to you…

January 25th, 2008, The Midnight Hour | permalink

AKA: A Day In The Life Of…

It was 4 years ago today I first landed in Atlanta, at that point I had no idea how long I’d be staying, might have been a week, maybe a month… In the end it was 3 months, and after a month back in Scotland tying up loose ends, I went back for, what appears to be, good. Of course, if you met me you’d never know I’ve only been here 1431 days, my accent has all but been eradicated except for when I talk to my family on the phone (much to Robyn’s chagrin) and that for 2½ years I was one of the countries public emeries, an illegal alien… I joke that I floated in to Miami on a basketball but yeah, I’ve only been an official resident since June 2006…

January 17th, 2008, Late at Night | permalink

I haven’t been to many basketball games in my time, 2 Hawks games, 4 Bobcats games and now I can add a UNC Tar Heels game to that list.

January 11th, 2008, Lunch Time | permalink

First up, the pitiful excuse, my mother was in town from December 21st through January 8th, so I tried (tried) to not be anti-social and spend countless hours on the computer doing whatever it is I do to waste time, but that said we didn’t really do much…

January 1st, 2008, Late Evening | permalink

This was taken on July 21st 2006, at one of those APWBWGTTD nights out at Manuel’s, if I remember, this was the one that started out at Rocky Mountain Pizza but they always invariably end up at Manuel’s.

December 13th, 2007, Lunch Time | permalink

Duane is doing a month long posting extravaganza, Lori has denounced them, I’m feeling apathetic as this year has been, as the kids say, absolutely bollocks for record buying and movie watching, I’ve really done neither. This was the year I topped up my classic collection by downloading stuff like The Beatles Anthology, the first 6 Bob Dylan albums, the best of The Eagles, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Ani DiFranco, Goo Goo Dolls, John Lennon and Carly Simon (?) And yes, I even downloaded the Spice Girls Greatest Hits, sue me!

November 26th, 2007, Lunch Time | permalink

Up until a few weeks ago we had no Thanksgiving plans, in fact our plans was to have a mini Thanksgiving dinner at home. Robyn had dreams of a tiny turkey for two, and little portions of stuffing, sweet potato casserole and what have you. Upon hearing this, John and Marchellina invited us up to their home outside Chapel Hill, it would be a small family Thanksgiving…

November 17th, 2007, Evening Time | permalink

Pack up the cowbells, for the dream is over. It was in our hands and we had victory (or at least a draw) in sight and it was stolen in the cruelest fashion. Don’t get me wrong, Scotland can take a lot from the last two or so years, but after all the hard work of beating France home and away, it all came down to the 1081st minute of the campaign and well, no one epitomises glorious failure quite like us.