dry your eyes mate..

I never really liked The Streets.
Saw them at Reading festival last year, but, still despite all the hype surrounding them, I rally couldn’t get into the music.

Finally, I’ve found a song by them that I actually like, in fact, I love this song, it really is great.

Dry your eyes.

So much description, I can’t help but think that the situation is familar somehow, even though it may not be.
It tales a powerful song to provoke deja-vu of something that I know hasn’t even happened to me.

photobox

I ordered some prints of photos that I took in New York and Kefalonia yesterday afternoon from a site called “Photobox.co.uk”.

Some of these pictures look really great when printed out onto real photo paper,(*congratulates self*) you know, the photo paper that we used to get when developing a standard 35mm film.
I have missed that stuff, it really does give photographs a kind of prestige that you don’t get when you’re just viewing them on the screen, and without a really expensive photo printer (ie. not an inkjet or anything like that) then there is no way to get the gloss shine and the pristine feel that you get when you pick the photos up from the 24hour developers.

I went for the larger (7″x5″) sized prints, and boy did they come out well. The quality is great, I can’t wait to show them off to everyone!

And, I have to congratulate Photobox for having an absolutely amazing service, totally second to none. The site is easy to use, even a monkey could get their photos printed and sent to them (keep that in mind all you digital camera using primates).
And, the speed. Just, wow.
I placed the order at 12:30 yesterday afternoon, had an email by 2:30pm telling me that they had been printed and mailed to me, and then received them this morning at 10am. Less that 22 hours after I filled out the order form. Woohoo.

E numbers

..and other complicatedly named chemicals found in foods

For the past week, I’ve been using the UKFoodguide website to find out what exactly the E numbers and oddly named chemicals found in the products I have been eating are.

Most things seem harmless preservatives, colourings and preservatives. But one thing I have found, is that “Monosodium Glutamate” (or E621) which is found in my beloved Hula Hoops, can play a part in the development of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntingdon’s!

Now, I’m not naive enough to think that eating the odd packet of Hula Hoops is going to lead to later life diseases, but at the rapid rate that I devour these tasty morsels, I do fear for my health.

Could 3/4 (maybe more depending on my mood) packets a day of brain haemorrhaging snacks lead to a slow, painful death for me?

On second thoughts, maybe I should be more worried about the dangerous levels of monoxides in the sweet sweet cigarettes that I smoke 10+ of a day?

Church of Spongbob?

“US fans of the flamboyant cartoon character SpongeBob Squarepants have set up a church in his name.

More than 700 members of the Church of SpongeBob meet for services in New York, Texas and California.

The church’s manifesto says it wants to push “simple things like having fun and using your imagination”, and offers study courses on the cartoon.”

How do I join?!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3906687.stm