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» Vandalism

Renaming villages may result in increased commute times
Hutton Roof, a small village in Cumbria, is signposted from the A65 several times. Up until a year or so ago, all the signs had been slightly modified to show the way to Button Moon. Lovely!

Unfortunately some humourless council clean up crew have wiped out this bit of whimsy.
(Tue 12th Oct 2010, 22:32, More)

» Getting Old

A short one
I just ended a phone conversation with a young-sounding chap in a call centre with "Thanks, son". Whoops.
(Wed 13th Jun 2012, 18:44, More)

» Bizarre habits

Rearranging the eggs in the eggbox
I started doing this because mrs fronds takes them from one end, and once you get to just one or two left
O . .
O . .
this can overbalance in your hand quite easily if you're still sleep-dazed and getting them out of the fridge. After actually dropping the box once, I started rearranging them to balance better, eg
. O .
. O .

Now I do it most times I take an egg out, trying to get a reasonably balanced distribution. We've started buying 15-packs now, 3x5, which makes for a lot more potential rearrangements.

It's not something that I get OCD about, I started doing it for practical reasons and now sometimes do it for aesthetics as well, but it doesn't actually bother me if they're not patterned.
(Fri 2nd Jul 2010, 12:11, More)

» The most cash I've ever carried

Going up in the world
First year university, and I nervously took £1050 (mostly from the insurance on a lovely birthday present that was stolen - a 1967 Triumph Thunderbird my dad had had in the garage for years) into a warehouse in north london by Tube and swapped it for a spanky new computer. 1992, so it was a 386sx25 with 2meg ram. Whee.

Ten years later, on the bus with £4500 in twenties to the bike shop to buy a Suzuki Bandit 1200. Hurrah! It was a surprisingly small wad, fitting easily in my bumbag. I was quite disappointed, but the bike is great.

Which means that in five years I'll have to spend £16k on a computer to keep the cycle going. That'll probably just cover a PlayStation4, looking at the PS3's price!
(Thu 22nd Jun 2006, 12:48, More)