This news story kind of made me tear up a little. If you're not from the UK you'll probably not know who Tony Hart or Morph are but it's still worth a look, just to see the great creations people made in honor of a great kids TV presenter and real nice guy. He was such a part of everyone's childhood and Morph was his animated sidekick. In fact Morph as animated by Ardman who make Wallace and Gromit.
I still don't know exactly when I'll be moving over due to various stuff going on at work and the timing of a trip to Tokyo for me. I've done virtually no packing, well sorting out, as the removal company does the packing. But there's certain things I don't want to take with me and there's certainly things I don't want strangers packing, if you know what I mean.
I've booked my trip to a friends wedding in Boston at the end of May. Actually if you used to read Azrael's fics on Wraithbait, it's her wedding, and I'm very excited. Never been to Boston before so any tips for what to see and do gladly accepted. She's promised to take me to the Cape and do the whole Memorial Day BBQ thing with me, which is very cool.
Oh, and I've fallen in love with Leverage and Nate/Elliot as a pairing.
It's a little early, I know, but I just saw this on the BBC news site. It's the Red Arrows Synchro Pair practicing their "heart" maneuvre for Valentine's Day over Lincoln Cathedral.
I watched a great documentary a while back about the Red Arrows and now it's on YouTube here. Even if you don't want to watch it all parts 5 and 6 are pretty cool, if only because the Red Arrows guys are amazingly understated when they turn up for the Quebec air show compared to the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels. There's discussion, perhaps even gentle mocking, of the 'spray on flight suits' that the Blue Angels wear compared to the rather more roomy suits the Arrows wear.
We have to nail it in the bud!
He's the knowledge of all truth.
The answers my friend are lying in the wind.
They're going to go where the shit's on fire
I won't give them that Jack of Aces...ace of spades...that card (this one was today)
And the best one ever is...
Suck it and weep
Also, on the plus side, he didn't permanently injure himself when a wooden peg up that he was making for the yurt they're building flicked up into his head. It hit him, blunt end first fortunately, right between the eyes. The hazards of yurt building I guess.
Rating: NC-17 (D/s, bondage & some pain)
Notes: I've had this on my machine for a while and for some reason today seemed to be the day to finish it off and tidy it up.
Summary: Rodney is at his best when he thinks outside the box.
After Peg 4 I went back to Sweden for a meeting to discuss moving over there. The meeting was good, as was the tour around the region, and I met up with some friends for the weekend. I finally got a formal (if not written) offer to go over there. I know the role, the wages (pretty damn good, frankly) and other bits and bobs. 32 days vacation per year, on top of public holidays! I am so chuffed.
When I was over there one of the guys had a cold and I caught it. Felt shocking all week. Oh, and I had a flat tyre when I got back to the airport after Sweden. I had to wait for the RAC in the snow. Nightmare.
On Thursday I found out about some other news about the job (confirmed on Friday) and I'll be moving over to work on Android rather than Symbian. This will mean something if you know something about mobile phone development. This of course means that not only do I have to move countries (and house and car etc) I have to hand my job and six years of knowledge to someone else. Probably someone who doesn't speak that good English. Oh, and I think there may be a trip to Japan in my furure. It's going to be busy!
Oh, and I'm working over at Crossroads now too. Why do I do this to myself?
On the plus side I just had some fantastic duck for dinner :-)
On a vaguely interesting note I've started (first one today) posting micro-fictions on Twitter. It's about all I can write at the moment due to stuff in RL. Read them here tagged #MF.