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this sort of thing makes me really mad. Stupid bloody commercialism.


The Stanley Park Open started yesterday, and I’ve played twice so far. Lost in the opening round of 3.5 (boo!), 6-2 6-1 (it was actually surprisingly close – 9 deuce games), but won the first round of 3.0 (yay!), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. Not bad for my first try! Not sure when my next round is […]


Ah, how I love British newspapers. Following what happened in London today, I see this gem in the Daily Telegraph (nuttier than the Times, less so than the Mail): “Make no mistake Britain will almost certainly have to sacrifice some of our ancient legal rights if we wish to protect our citizens.” “Make no mistake”? […]

Moving, redux

Wow, what a busy week. Unpacking huge quantities of boxes, cleaning floors, assembling furniture, cleaning floors again, hanging up speakers, realising speakers are in really silly places and re-hanging them, doing laundry…I need several days of sleep. The new apartment is great, except for one thing – it’s a good four degrees hotter than the […]