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Hey Nikki :)

March 3, 2008

Thanks to my first visitor, commenter and oldest online friend (ie for the longest time not that she’s old hehe) for gracing my blog with her presence. To me, it’s the equivalent of a Verisign seal hehe

What fast car? Great question. Obviously the greats are ones like the Veyron (named after a ’38 le Mans winner iirc?) or the 250 GTO down to the almost-reachable like the Audi R8. In real terms I’m probably looking at an M3 (a bit ‘lottery winner’ dahling) or an Audi S4. I’ve been semi-tempted recently by the Porsche Boxster….I know I know it’s a bit hairdresser and girly, but it’s still a sports car, handles nicely, nice badge, the S model has a bit of go especially with some minor mods. But those choices are at least 6 months away and that’s if I get a contract extension…

Yeah I’m gutted about no season 2 of firefly, is there another film coming out does anyone know?

I’ve just done my second run! woot! I know what it’s like to live in an area full of hills where every casual outing makes you feel like Edmund Hillary, but here it’s luckily all flat, although I do have a nice run down to the beach if I so desire once I’ve completed the 27-run plan (25 to go!)

And now to dinner, and after that, Entourage S04E05-E08

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Kick back……

March 3, 2008

I’m currently watching Season 4 of Entourage, I have the whole lot as DivX and I’m rationing them, watching them on my housemate’s projector – and the combination of DivX rips and a projector onto a white wall is surprisingly good. I love this series, along with Heroes and Lost. I actually had a ‘can’t be arsed’ night on saturday night, and instead of playing poker or going out on the lash I stayed in on my own and watched catch-up shows and ate organic herb oat-cakes spread with tomato and almond tappenade. Rock ‘n roll all the way baby……

I’ve also recently bought the Firefly box-set as it was one which I had never owned and it was on offer in Zavvi.

Books-wise, I’m currently reading ‘Matter’ by Iain M Banks, though I’ve only just started. Matter is another of the popular Culture books, and for the uninitiated, the Culture is a fictional anarchic socialist and utopian post-scarcity society (to paraphrase Wikipedia) populated by humanoids and AI drones and ‘minds’ – several of whom have a rather caustic sense of humour, such as the autonomous AI warships who choose their own somewhat whimsical but still vaguely malicious names (such as the ‘Frank Exchange Of Views’ and the ‘I Blame The Parents‘ amongst others). If you’ve not read any Iain M Banks* then it’s generally recommended by people (and that includes me) that you start with a book called ‘The Player of Games’.

*To claify, Iain M. Banks and Iain Banks are the same person, however sci fi is published under the ‘M’ and general fiction without the ‘M’

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Baseline

March 3, 2008

I want to establish a ground state. Some record of here so I’ll be able to tell the difference when I get to there (wherever ‘there’ may be).

I’m 29

I’m single (part voluntary, part involuntary)

I’m male, and straight

I quit smoking about a month ago, I took up excercise 2 days ago

I live in England

I have a good job and it’s well paid, although it can be unpredictable

My goals are to repay a crippling debt my ex fiancee helped me run up, to cage dive with sharks, to play in the WSOP, to write and publish fiction, to own another fast car, to live in Vegas or Hollywood, to complete an MBA, to own my own business and to find someone to share it all with.

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Intro

March 3, 2008

This blog has many themes, and many subjects.

This blog has a purpose, but that purpose is to help me find what I want to write about.

My interests lie in reading, music, poker, film, science, food, human interaction. Mainly discovery.

The Unknown Player is an oft-used name online, and therein lies another question – am I being cryptic or anonymous?

I hope this dousn’t sound supercilious and falsely-enigmatic.

Enjoy x