Today, although without revealing everything (because that’s not pretty), I am going to share something that is unusual about me. I have extremely heavy feet. This is 101.4 in kilos. Which is 223.5 pounds. Which is, in ye olde english system of made up numbers from deep and dark history, 15.96 stone. Let’s call that 16. Although I have no idea how many kilos each stone is, if they are all the same and if they are granite or pumice stones. As with most ‘imperial’ measurements, whoever had the biggest armies at the time said “Look, it just is, right?” … Continue reading Not so Happy Feet.
Here we go again. It seems like only about four days ago since I last attempted a Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. That time I actually provided two amusing haikus (There’s a red line indicating that my ‘pluralisation’ isn’t right… Haikis? … Continue reading Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes: Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge No.243
People who have followed me for a while know that some days I get a bit wound up with this ‘ghost following’ stuff as I call it. I had the little red blob and a ‘New Follower’ notification just now … Continue reading Why Follower Numbers Are a Crock of Shit and How I Actually Respond When Ghost ‘Follow’ Notifications Wind Me Up
Hello world>>>>I said hello>>>world I arrived back in my office with two steaming mugs of tea. “What are you doing with my computer Barrington?” “I don’t think anyone is there.” “There?” “There.” Barrington sat at my desk, and began spinning around on the office chair in front of the computer, occasionally pointing at the screen as it went past him. Or he went past it. Not sure which way round to be honest, we probably need Einstein. “There!.. not! There!…. not!… There!…..” I sighed. I always sigh a lot when Barrington is about. “Look Barrington, just stop when it’s… no… … Continue reading Hello Barrington
Nearly forgot to do a Ronovan Writes Haiku for you this week. My inbox has been absolutely filled with your demands for satisfaction and also quite a lot of requests for the provision of your usual scintillating silly syllaballicity. So … Continue reading Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes: Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge No. 242
Hello, welcome to this week’s syllabillacly challenging romp in the 5-7-5 format, accomplished entirely without unnecessarily inventing new words. Ronovan Writes has come up with the prompt words of Storm and Fierce this week. As you may have read about in my haiku writing process last time, I shall now be taking a short break, hopefully without falling asleep, to consider the combinations of fricative consonants and vocative diphthongs propelled into my brain by the prompt words and will be back with short verse for you in a moment. I feel most are likely to come up with something to do … Continue reading Sometimes I Don’t Rhymes: Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge No. 241
Welcome to Just the Facts, a column where I am your curator of some little snippets of information that you may reliably tell other people are true because you read them on the internet. In this special edition, following on from my Brexit explainer and the article Just the Facts: Renegotiated for Factualness, I am bringing you an update on the current state of play regarding negotiation, renegotiation and any further negotiations that might lead to all renegotiations being negotiated at this present time. The UK Government on Thursday again voted against itself, or at least abdicated any responsibility for the … Continue reading Just the Facts: Renegotiation update