June 16, 2006

Additions to my library

Yesterday I bought three books which I have neither the money to afford nor the time to read, but they all look infinitely more interesting than theories on Economic Globalisation. They were:

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

Somehow this was the result of running out of reading material at lunchtime, wandering into Blackwell's, realising the two books I was considering were in a 3 for 2 promotion and thinking "oh well, I may as well take advantage, buy them both and find another book". Time and again I fall for this shameless trick and end up with another three books sitting on my shelf, making me feel guilty for not having read them. Bookshops are evil.

June 14, 2006

My weekend was better than your weekend

Even if it was three days ago now, it was better, so there.

My weekend was better than your weekend because Katie and Jon came to visit. And because we spent half the time in the pub and half the time eating nice food. And we also spent some more time (yes, maths wasn't my strong point at school) lazing in the Arboretum, where we watched kids smear icecream over their faces and chase stupid-looking dogs, while listening to the Dr Who theme tune being played by steel drummers and songs from the 60s played by a school orchestra of some sort. Oh, and of course there was icecream to be eaten.

My weekend ruled, in short. So, now it's back to that essay...


For some reason I set up some other blog over at etribes. Well, actually it was set up for me, because I belong to ABC Tales, but after three whole posts and maybe four photos being uploaded I discovered I'm over my storage limit, and I need to purchase some super version of etribes to carry on posting.

So, after consideration, I would like to say that I'm sorry for straying. I know it won't make it any better to say that it didn't mean anything to me, but it honestly didn't, and I'd like to come back and make a proper go of things here.