Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Wicky for Cricky

In a strange turn of events it seems that the Scottish are starting to grow fond of our most English of English sports - cricket. I think the excitment of this years Ashes has meant that Scots who would dare not show support for England under normal circumstances are ready to join the Barmy Army. Although there are still many who would rather see their family slaughtered than so much as think about wearing the three lions. This strange occurance was highlighted in a Sunday Times article this weekend, which probably wasn't reproduced down south so here it is. This Thursday Scotlands cricketers get to show their talents in a one day friendly against the Aussies, which I'm sure wont be a one sided affair.

My only other comment about the cricket at the moment is WWWhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyy! We had the chance to make it 2-1 god damn it! Bloody Ponting, hhrrruuummmpppphhh. Enough expert analysis of the third test. Roll on Trent Bridge.

Birthday blog

Today I celebrate turning 25! My first quater of a century has been okay, but I expect big things from the next quater. I have also decided that as it's my birthday it can also be my blogs official birthday and in a way similar to the Queen it will have two, with it's real birthday being October 25th. So everyone raise a glass and say happy birthday to me and cosmiczoo, hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray, for he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow...

In an update on the current state of my PhD thesis writing I'm happy to announce that I've got one (almost two) chapters finished. Although this still puts me a few weeks behind my supposed timetable I think it's pretty good.

In the last few days I recieved my first piece of blog spam or blam as I propose to call it in the hope that it catches on, as in "my comments page has has been blammed" or "i'm sick and tired of all this bloody blam, wont somebody do something about it" or some such. You can all view this in the comment section of my last post, but I wouldn't bother. I'm just wondering what sort of scarey program they've got trawling blogs, putting comments in. With the advent of this poorly contrived word i hope that my name will go down in internet history.