Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy new year

Making a tartiflette (possibly the highest calorie savory dish I know, bacon, potatoes, creme fraiche and a reblochon cheese) and drinking Kir Royales (now my drink of the season) while watching the snow and fireworks from the balcony.

It has been an interesting year. New home location, new career path, new ways to be fucked over at work. Overall a good one though. Finishing it off in the mountains with friends is just about perfect.

Tomorrow I'll be up early hitting the powder, no over doing it for me tonight, it's dumping and I don't want to miss it because of a hangover. Whatever you are doing out there have a good one and all the best for 2009.

Bon Annee!

The Beautiful couple

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

At la poudress

Chocolate and vin chaud. Good riding today.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Shit eating grins

Great snow great weather time for lunch.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Beautiful morning but...

Check out the queue for lift passes! Busy this weekend then.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Gone Boarding

Friday, December 26, 2008


Getting prepped

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Din dins

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Last chance for turkey

Christmas eve, still a few left.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Another Reason I Should Probably Not Breed

It has become a running gag with me and Jola that if we have kids and we have triplets then there would be no other option but to name them Huey, Dewey and Louey (maybe the Frenchified "Louis") after Scrooge McDuck's nephews. However I now have a new top ranking name for number one son... Little Bobby Tables it is.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


The camera on this thing isn't too hot at the macro zoom (yes I take
my phone to the bath) but I have been staring at the condensation on
this glass for some time now.

I'm pretty sure my younger self would be fairly dismissive of the idea
that an evening spent in the bath drinking wine, reading and listening
to music would be a luxury.

A Slang Word For Chavs.

It's the Daily Mail providing insightful and balanced coverage of video games once again. Scrabble is my latest gaming obsession so I think I'll be grabbing this.

A Lincon mother got Scrabble in a 2for1 deal at Asda and was "horrified" when the game laid down "crude slang words and abuse". It started out with the fuzzy area (as anyone who has worked on a swear filter for a government project will tell you) of "Tits" - Garden bird or Jubblies?

To add injury to insult (see what I did there) the AI that dished out the potty mouth plays kicked the mother's arse with a triple word score "Fuckers" which according to the game's built in dictionary is "a slang word for chavs"

Then Alex S. from London weighs in with a comment that gets right to the heart of the matter:

It is disgrace. This country is based on Christian principles and through these principles this country became prosperous. Why this country started hating itself? Who these modern politicians want to please by fighting Christianity? What is the ultimate aim of multiculturalism? We've had enough of this "modern" liberal nonsense.
You tell 'em Alex, you tell 'em!

Mother's fury over Nintendo Scrabble game that taught her son swear words

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Rock Band Fog Machine Kit (Oh Yes!)

Somebody please buy this and bring it round next session.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Nature watch (Divinity road edition)

Let's see... Two traffic cones and a flower stem lodged in a tree.
That's a sure sign that the students are nesting in the area. We think
this behaviour is from a male either marking his territory to warn off
other males or to entice a female to his mating chamber.

We will keep an eye on this nest and come back to it later in the show.

Hangover cure

Enormous mug of coffee. Scented candles. Deep bath. Painkillers.
Should be feeling right in an hour or so.