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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Critical Mass Bristol

Yesterday we went for the monthly Critical Mass ride.
It started off with a heavy hail storm, then progressed into a fun ride around town, finishing off with beer for some, but an early night for me as I was working this morning.
Looming forward to the next one.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

University of Surrey memorial playlist

In no particular order, other than the one iTunes decided to shuffle the songs before I printed out the list, here are 87 songs that remind me of the best time of my life at the University of Surrey in 1995-2000.

All are either tracks that played down the union, bands I saw or songs friends and I just found and played around that time.

Name Artist 
You're Gorgeous Babybird 
Livin' On a Prayer Bon Jovi 
Maria Blondie 
Bankrobber Audioweb 
Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out! Bentley Rhythm Ace 
I Will Be Your Girlfriend Dubstar 
Gangsta's Paradise Coolio 
Brimful Of Asha (Norman Cook Remix) Cornershop 
I Try Macy Gray 
C'est la vie B*Witched 
It's Oh So Quiet Bj√∂rk 
Insomnia Faithless 
Tragedy Girl King L 
Sweet Like Chocolate Shanks & Bigfoot 
Kelly Watch the Stars AIR 
Witch Doctor Cartoons 
Guiding Star Cast 
You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette 
Tom Driver King L 
The Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim 
Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer 
Rendez-Vu Basement Jaxx 
Nothin' Personal Dust Junkys 
Never Ever All Saints 
Wannabe Spice Girls 
Turn It Up/Fire It Up Busta Rhymes 
Miscellaneous David Devant And His Spirit Wife 
Barbie Girl Aqua 
The Impression That I Get The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 
Lost In Space Electrasy 
Goodnight Babybird 
Everybody Get Up Five 
Hit The Wannadies 
Say Something James 
Fun For Me Moloko 
The Bartender And The Thief     Stereophonics 
It's Like That [Drop The Break] Run DMC Vs Jason Nevins 
Road Rage Catatonia 
Marvellous The Lightning Seeds 
Your Woman White Town 
In The Meantime Spacehog 
Stay (I Missed You) Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories 
Strumpet My Life Story 
Finetime Cast 
mmmBop (Dust Brothers Mix) Hanson 
Nothing Lasts Forever Echo & The Bunnymen 
Ironic Alanis Morissette 
Sit Down James 
Buddy Holly Weezer 
Manifest Destiny Jamiroquai 
Stars Dubstar 
Yes [Full Version] McAlmont & Butler 
Not So Manic Now Dubstar 
On A Rope Rocket From The Crypt 
Tequila (Mint Royale Shot Mix) Terrorvision 
Wuthering Heights China Drum 
Torn Natalie Imbruglia 
Best Friend's Girl Electrasy 
Loser Beck 
Remember Me (Sure Is Pure 7" Edit) Blue Boy 
This Years Love David Gray 
Tubthumping Chumbawamba 
Alisha Rules The World Alisha's Attic 
Peaches The Presidents of the United States of America 
A Thousand Trees Stereophonics 
Sexy Boy AIR 
Rush Hour Joyrider 
Cognoscenti Vs Intelligentsia Cuban Boys 
Ginger David Devant And His Spirit Wife 
I Will Survive Cake 

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Banksy Queue

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Here's my experience of the Banksy vs. Bristol Museum queue this morning, I got there about 45 mins before it opened, and it took me quarter of an hour to find the end of the queue, when I got there there was a five hour wait to get in, so I gave it a miss. Looks like I'll never get to see this exhibition!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009


I made in to St Ives in time for a quick sandwich, then a nice service some cocktails and now we're sitting down for a spot of food.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Stokes Croft

Stokes Croft

Stokes Croft in Bristol is a great place for graffiti, I recently watched this house being decorated, I rather like it.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

'Yerufarris? I said, Yerufarris?'

"Don't mess with the Jocks"

I've no idea why this is news, but I rather like the story. Not very sure what it added to my life, but something interesting to read. 

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Hockey - Song Away (Later Live... with Jools Holland)

Best song I've heard... this week.


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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Cancer treatments

I have just participated in a YouGov survey that was a bit of a mixed bag of questions which ended in a series of questions about cancer.
One of the questions was a grid to select what I thought was the most and least effective cancer treatments out of radiotherapy, drugs, surgery and chemotherapy. I selected 'surgery' as the most effective, after all - what could be better treatment than removing the cancer. But then I hit a snag - the other treatments are effective too, and no one treatment is going to be used alone, some people probably have all four. So, given that I could only choose one option for each treatment, what was I going to decide was the least effective? It caused me to think for a moment, I know what I chose, based partly on personal experience and professional experience, but with no evidence to back up my decision, as cancer is not really something I know much about, despite a family diagnosis being the reason I got in to nursing in the first place.

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