Monthly Archives: February 2009

Philips Wake-up Light – 17/365

Philips Wake-up Light, originally uploaded by :Duncan.

We just got a new alarm clock. It has a lamp that starts dim half an hour before the time you want to wake up and slowly gets brighter. This allows the body to wake up a little before the actual alarm time. For the sound, you can choose bird tweets, a soft alarm tone, some drumming, wind chimes, or radio. We have used the birds so far, and this morning, it took a few minutes until I realized they weren’t outside the window. The clock shines through the white of the lamp base.

Facebook Questionnaire

There’s a list of 48 questions doing the rounds on Facebook.

Here are the rules – post this list on your profile replacing my answers with yours. Copy and paste to your notes

Tag 25 people to do the same thing, plus the one who sent it to you.

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1. WHERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

No.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?

Watching Benjamin Button at the weekend.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?

Yes

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LUNCH MEAT?

If it has to be a meat, organic chicken, but usually I’m vegetarian, so… veggie pizza?

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?

No.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?

Yes. Except I wouldn’t exist if I was another person, would I?

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?

Less and less.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?

Yes, I keep them close by.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?

Maybe, but I’d check out the risks first. Can your brain stem snap??

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CEREAL?

Sugar free organic cornflakes Continue reading

Twin Peaks

I’ve been watching the first season of Twin Peaks, for the first time since the intial run in the early 1990s. What a treat it is. A steady pace, long takes, interesting characters and a unique atmosphere. The Lynch touch running through the visuals, sound effects and direction. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend a download. Here are some of my favourite scenes so far, all involving Agent Cooper:

Snowdrops, Krishnamurti Centre – 11/365

Snowdrops, Krishnamurti Centre, originally uploaded by :Duncan.

Many more snowdrops this year than last. We had to go to Warnford to see many last year but this time round they are all over, hinting at spring, and being delightful. These are just by the car park.

Today I learnt that cars are basically no more efficient now than 100 years ago, and yet nearly every other technology has improved many times over.