Finally got round to taking my bike out for a spin. Initially I was treating it as a test run, to ascertain what exactly was wrong with the gears, so i could tell the guy in the shop exactly what needed to be fixed, but in the end, i figured there are enough functional gears to get around so what the hex? I thought i could save myself a few quid and get the blasted gears fixed some other time.
Bought some oil, a hex spanner kit and a back light for my bike, also cycled down to Tescos for an extended test of the bikes capabilities. Upon arrival I was shocked to discover that they actually had in some of their tasty yet cheap tinned chicken curry, the last 3 or 4 times i went their specifically for this item they were sold out, this time i just went there on a whim and they had it, hallelujah, hopefully they havent changed the recipe, and the can i had last time wasnt just a fluke. I found the Asda tinned curry atrocious as it leaves a horrible aftertaste in my mouth.
YoHoHo and a bottle of rum, if u know what be good fer u check out this link to themanwhofellasleep's, overheard snippets of conversations on the tube, hilarious stuff! Link
2 flash mobs in london in two days? At this rate u wont be able to leave your front door without being caught up in the heaving throng of a Flash mob.
Apparently theres going to be a flash mob in london this evening, details are available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/londonmobs ( i think u have to join yahoo groups before u can view it though )
And this friday afternoon according to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/underblaine theres gonna be flash mob at Davey Blaines Locker (tower bridge). They are going to be attempting to interact with David Blaine by playing some kind of games with him. Sounds interesting, the 2 guys behind it, both called David incidentally, tried to do a Flash Mob at the same location last friday but due to poor planning they were the only 2 to attend, oh well at least they got some coverage in the BBC news website: Link
The interesting thing is theres another internet planned event happening on Friday at the same location, this one being organised by the Join-Me cult (its a cult not a collective) i think thats what they told me to say anyway ;-) they are also planning on going there to try and make david blaines self imprisonment experiment a tad more pleasant for him by showing him support and telling him that not all of london is against him and his crazy antics.
I'm reading a fantastic book at the moment, which was given to me by my mate Simon, in a random act of kindness. The book is called Join-Me, and its about a guy who set up a cult one day because he was bored. The purpose of the cult is to do random acts of kindness and to recruit more members, theres a Join Me website where u can read more about it.
Just finished reading the book about an hour ago, and whilst examining the inside cover, i noticed a bookcrossing sticker, looks like simon has registered it on the bookcrossing website So tomorrow I am going to re-release the book into the wild, possibly to my older brother, or maybe a complete stranger, who knows.
The book is available to buy at amazon for £6.99 Link or from BOL for £3.99 Link unfortunately BOL dont allow direct linking to their books, so u need to do a search for "danny wallace" (the author of the book), as searching for the title "join me" doesnt get the correct result. The shop price of this book is £9.99 so its a bit of a bargain buying it online!
Got forwarded the Url of a great site today, by my mate Anarkana of Torn Out fame. The site is called Jesus Lives and is extremely funny, definitely worth checking out: http://www.disappointment.com/jesuslives/
"Crikey its the devil himself", ran the main headline of Torn Out's latest issue, its of course referring to David Blaines craptacular affair next to Tower Bridge, in the heart of London, thousands turned out to see his stunt, and waited around 2 hours, only to be totally disappointed by his stinky little trick.
The Guardian has a great article analysing George Bush's personality.
"As the alcoholic George Bush approached his 40th birthday in 1986, he had achieved nothing he could call his own. He was all too aware that none of his educational and professional accomplishments would have occured without his father. He felt so low that he did not care if he lived or died. Taking a friend out for a flight in a Cessna aeroplane, it only became apparent he had not flown one before when they nearly crashed on take-off. Narrowly avoiding stalling a few times, they crash-landed and the friend breathed a sigh of relief - only for Bush to rev up the engine and take off again."