Monthly Archives: August 2010

The planets must be aligning…

Because it is going to happen. They said it never would, but it will. On Saturday, Oxford Utd are at home to Accrington Stanley for the first time ever. As ridiculous as it doubtless sounds, I sense there is no … Continue reading

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Take it to the Pepsi Max

There’s a Pepsi Max commercial showing at the moment on television. It’s probably easier if you watch it yourself, so here it is. But if you don’t want to watch it, I’ll describe it. A young man in a bar … Continue reading

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Slacker

Unsurprisingly, I have been remiss and allowed my one a day in August target to slide terribly. In my defence, this is partly because I have nothing of interest to say and there’s little worse than people blethering on in … Continue reading

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NumberWatch 899

Finally, I have crawled my way to 899. It took 38 days to get from 850. Under normal circumstances that’s very fast, but coming off the back of 28, 21 and 24 for the previous three sets of 50 it … Continue reading

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Stage fright

My daughter Fay is in a production of George’s Marvellous Medicine at the Oxford Playhouse this week. She and the other little girl who is in it were interviewed on Radio Oxford yesterday morning to promote it. The woman doing … Continue reading

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Refunds and regrets

I went to the Kassam Stadium today to get a refund on my son’s ticket for the coming season. He’s got a Saturday job in a bike shop, something of a dream job for him, and as such can no … Continue reading

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Thank you muchly

I just heard someone with whom I work say “Thank you muchly” to the postman. Thank you muchly. Most of the time this sort of line completely washes over me, but at the wrong moment it can be unfathomably irritating. … Continue reading

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