Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How much would you pay?

It is often said, usually by me, that I'm full of good ideas.

Sadly, most of those ideas never get off the ground due to my highly developed apathetic nature, but that's just the way things are.

See? That's nihilism in action right there!

Anyway, one of my (many) projects for 2012 is to complete a novel I started working on a while ago - and that made me think that perhaps I could also work on something smaller and of a non-fiction nature.

Perhaps an ebook...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Nothing to see here...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wanted: Mrs Peel

When I think of the term 'plucky assistant' I immediately conjur up an image of the character of Mrs Peel from The Avengers (the British TV series from 1961-69, not the godawful US movie).

Well, not so much an assistant as sidekick and, yes, there is very much a difference between the two - but certainly the very definition of plucky.

Sadly, I'm no John Steed but I am looking for an Emma Peel.

Monday, January 23, 2012

What would the Jesus do?

One thing I've been noticing for a while now is the number of Private Investigators, mostly American, who openly profess to love Jesus and list 'God', 'Christiantity' and (usually) 'Gun Rights' somewhere in their online profiles.

Fair enough, everyone has interests.

What I don't understand, however, is the level of bile and antipathy they express towards non-Christians and, in particular, Muslims. So much so that I have 'unfollowed' a number of PIs on Twitter because their rantings were starting to resemble those of the Taliban.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Why the long face...?

Not a big fan of Januaries.

I was going to post a glum tale of how slow things are this time of year (as in I've only invoiced out around 2.5 hours of billable time to my bread-and-butter clients when the month is two-thirds done) but then realised that things are not quite as bad as they seem.

I didn't take into account the 'one-offs' I've billed out that are due *this* month, not February, and a have a bunch of files that I'll close and bill out by end of January.

However, that doesn't mean things are all great either.