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June 21, 2007

Ironman France

Feeling very nervous today. Off tomorrow morning to Nice to subject my body to the most non-alcohol related abuse it's ever had - yes, I'm going to attempt to swim 3.8km, then jump on a bike and ride 180km, and finally put my running shoes on and run a marathon. Any one of these three could be a complete disaster on it's own, and yet nearly 1500 people have decided that that's what they want to do, and I'm one of them.

I've created a page with useful links to the race - Here it is.

The race is on Sunday, starting at 6.30am CET, and finishing no later than 10:30pm. Wish me luck!

(also see my other blog for more details)

Posted by se71 at 10:32 AM | Comments (0)

June 04, 2007

Mini Rants

So many things in the media and in my everyday life annoy me these days, I thought I'd try and exorcise a few of them here.

Heelys are just roller skates. Kids will fall over and hurt themselves. Can the news media please just get over it and stop trying to suggest that children should wear helmets - this is a laughably stupid idea.

Can that idiot who keeps taking pictures of hundreds of naked people please stop now. You only have one idea, and you're masively overplaying it, and it's just plain boring now.

Big Brother - OMFG - please just stop.

CDs are pieces of plastic and card with an intrinsic value of a few pence. Charging up to £13 for them is dumb. MP3s are bits and bytes and are intrinsically practically worthless. Charging £8 to slightly manipulate the magnetic media on my harddrive is also dumb. Give us cheap music, or we will take it for free! You cannot stop us doing this no matter how hard you try!

Motorbike and scooters are not allowed in bike lanes and those special sections at the front at traffic lights. Bugger off out of it or I really will start a campaign against you and start taking photos of your number plates.

..and relax

Posted by se71 at 10:16 AM | Comments (0)