Posts Tagged ‘Sunday Afternoon’

Adventures with nature

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

It was a beautiful day again today, so off I went again on my bike. Not going for any dramatic distance or speed, but just to do something outside.
My cycle was going very well until I was unexpectedly bombed by a bird. I didn’t see the varmint, so I don’t know if it was a precision strike from a great height, or whether he come in low and took time to aim.
But in any case, it hardly matters. I got bird crap on my bare leg. Any time this has happened before, it’s usually been on a good suit, or my nice coat. When it’s on your bare skin it’s even worse – you can actually feel the heat of the birds body still in it. Or maybe it was just burning my skin. Or maybe even my imagination. But it felt real.
Worse still I was going quite a good speed along a road, so I couldn’t even clean it off until I could get pulled in somewhere safely.
So cyclists – be careful out there! It’s not just the drivers that are out to get you!

Some disconnected thoughts

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Today’s points of interest:

  • Congratulations to Spider-Cheryl (can she swing from a web? Yes she can, and she can preach), who survived her plummet from the roof of the Europa yesterday.
  • This week’s running song is Nutbush City Limits. It’s another song that was just the right speed for me to run to this afternoon, and it’s got a really crazy instrument in it. I secretly hope that it’s a theremin (because the sound slides up and down a lot), but I haven’t been able to find any evidence to support my pet theory. It might just be some kind of synthesizer.
  • And in other running news, assisted by the mighty Tina and the rest of my running playlist, I ran just over 3 miles this afternoon, in 30 minutes. I have a feeling that this might not be very impressive, but I’m quite pleased that I can now do that kind of run and still be able to go up and down stairs afterwards without making faces.
  • If anyone else read this excellent and timely warning from Wired magazine, I can set your concerns at ease by confirming that the photo of me in my hat on the introductions page predates the latest Indiana Jones movie.

Calling all Conspiracy Theorists

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

I went out on my bike today to unravel one of the great mysteries of the M1 motorway. Near the Lurgan exit, somewhere in the distance, an odd golf-ball-like construction can sometimes be seen. Today I sought it out, And this is what I found, a mere 3/4 of a mile from the M1.

Castor Bay

This place claims to be the Castor Bay Waste Water Treatment Works, but clearly that’s just a front. Let’s take a look at this construction on the roof. What does it remind you of? Well, clearly it’s a shield generator from an Imperial Star Destroyer. Take a look!!

Imperiasl Star Destroyer

So why do we find an artifact of alien technology from a galaxy far, far away on the roof of a building on the shore of Lough Neagh? What are they really up to?? I have no idea. But I would imagine there’s a good conspiracy story in it.