Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Are you sitting comfortably?

Now that he lives in London, Adrian really misses Glasgow. So we went on a bit of a tour of the city to take some pictures of him sitting in some of his favourite places so that he can look at them fondly when he goes back down South...

Pacific Quay

On the Renfrew Ferry

In George Square.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

View from above

I was out at Loxley Colour in Port Dundas today, and they have a fantastic view over the city (these photos aren't all that great, I was in a hurry being already spectacularly late to meet Alasdair back in Byres Road, but you get the idea...):

Having eventually made it back to Byres Road I spotted this on the way to Tinderbox:

For a moment the "Leave orphanage donations here" bit suggested that I was about to come upon a Dickensian scene of small orphans being abandoned on University Avenue by heartless relatives dressed in black with white lace bonnets (even the uncles). But I think they might have meant people to drop off old clothes or money or something. Which is still a bit weird actually.

Anyway, I finally tracked down the extremely patient Alasdair who had very kindly bought me a copy of The Rights of the Reader for my birthday. I've only read a wee bit so far, but that bit contains the fantastic sentence (speaking of Anna Karenina and Vronski) "They loved each other more than pudding." Surely not.

Afterwards I applied my customary technique of Russian Roulette Haircuts. I hate having my hair cut (it's very thick and full of awkward curls and few hairdressers can deal with it successfully) in which I go into a hairdresser's at random and ask if they can cut my hair then and there. (Which rhymes, actually, but that's not the point...) Five times out of six they can't and I can escape and go on looking like Cousin It. But today was clearly the sixth time, and they did have a space free. Fortunately the hairdresser knew what he was doing and I now look much less like Cousin It...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Somewhere in my heart there is a star that shines for you...

From the latest tip on photojojo. For some reason blue Christmas lights are all the rage this year. And they're the only ones that show up unless you push up the colour temperature of the photos. Weird...

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer?

I got 8/10 for this, which I thought was quite good. And I only cheated once (I'd actually met one of the Programming Language Inventors ;-)