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Wii Update

Apparently my Wii  is now “Back Order or Pre-Release” which doesn’t sound great, but at least I’ve moved on from “Awating security check”.

I’m full of cold. :o(


Where Wii?

After last Sundays exciting session playing Simon’s Wii, I was sold, so I’ve devoted most of my spare time this week trying to get hold of one. Thanks to all my friends for their help, especially Luce and Russ. Anyway, I thought I’d got one on Thursday morning – placed an order with, but disappointingly I followed up the order to discover there was no chance of them having any stock for a few months – gutted. :o(

So, imagine my surprise last night following a link from Russ – to find that Woolworths of all people had them in stock. I’m not counting any chickens yet though – no doubt they’ll have made a mistake too. Anyway, Russ and I have both ordered one, so fingers crossed.

Wii Jim

Wii Jim

Went round to Karen and Simon’s last night for a spot of dinner (very nice, thanks guys!) and afterwards engaged in some tennis, bowling, boxing and golf… all whilst getting drunken on wine. It’s quite possibly the most fun I’ve had in ages.

The Nintendo Wii is superb! I think the key to this is down to two things

  1. The simplicity of how it works – only bowling really required you to press a button at all
  2. The zero-time learning curve – in my first round of golf, I came first despite never having played golf or the Wii before.

If only I could get my hands on one. :o(

Flights booked!

Well, the flights are now booked.

7th May
Leeds Bradford > Paris CDG and

27th May
Venice > Leeds Bradford.

In between is still to be decided, but could be something like…

Paris > Lyon > Marseille > The Cote D’Azur (Monaco, Nice etc) > Genoa > Florence > Rome > Naples > (Sicilly >) Venice .

Next steps really are to decide on a few details like hotels in Paris and Venice. I think the middle bit can take care of itself. Feel free to suggest things to do though, and lend me books and that. Please!

Apple iPhone

Well, I think it’s rubbish.

Who would want a phone without tactile buttons? How am I supposed to use it without looking at it? More thoughts soon, but the latest Apple products seem to be pretty poor in my opinion.

iTV is even worse – download shows off iTunes to remotely transfer to a box the other side of the room connected to my TV? Nah… not good enough.

Yay. The D.

The Village of Leeds

Yesterday was odd, a lot of things happened that just make you think.

Firstly, at lunchtime I was walking into town with Russ and we were walking behind a Geordie chap talking loudly into his phone about how he was gonna “mosey on into town” and “get a bit lairy” by “having a few beers”, all accompanied by hand actions and an amusing “mosey-ing”walk. Anyway, Russ and I had a giggle at this chap.

Later on, we went to the Cross Keys where Anna who I used to work with met up with myself Russ and Glen. Anna had just got back from holiday in France with another friend of mine I’d not seen in ages, Heidi. Anyway, Russ, Glen and I were heading for the Adelphi at around 8.30, so asked if Anna and her crowd fancied meeting us there. I told Anna about the chap we’d spotted earlier in the day, cos it was a faily amusing anecdote, and she went off to drop her car at home.

On the way to The Adelphi, we discussed when we could have a work night out, and Glen suggested the 10th October, which I discived is not only mine, but Glen and his friend who we were about to meets birthday. Not often there’s 4 of you meeting up and 3 of you have the same birthday eh?

So, we get to The Adelphi after a McDonalds hit, and I try to find Anna and Heidi – I eventually find them, and lo and behold, there’s a bloody Geordie chap there, getting a bit lairy having moseyed on into town! Turns out the guy was on holiday with Anna and Heidi and was actually on the phone to Heidi when we heard him earlier in the day. Now that my friends is spooky.

Anyway, we were really at The Adelphi for a 30 10th party (ok, a 40th) for someone I didn’t know, but Glen knew pretty well. We headed upstairs and I was pleasantly surprised to bump into fellow tall Leeds photographer Rick (aka Tricky/Soviet UK),  who knew the birthday girl, and also some guys who were at Russell and Sarah’s wedding a couple of weeks ago.

I have always said that Leeds is like a village, but today took the biscuit.

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