Monday, 23 July 2007

World clock.....

A friend emailed this World Clock to me today, but I'm not sure if watching it tick over is intriguing or depressing. (purveyor of this resource) claims stats were gathered from the World Health Organisation, CIA Factbook, US Census Bureau and other sources.

Check out the World Clock for yourself -

(Sorry, a direct link wouldn't work so you'll have to do a bit of a cut and paste job)

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Back to the 90s...

I uploaded some old CD's onto my laptop today and noticed that iTunes sorts songs into default categories, one being "90's Music" - I'm pretty sure I didn't set that folder up, so I'm assuming it's a default.

Anyway, it made me remember what I used to play over and over and over again back in my uni days, all great memories.

One of my favourites was an album called Lovelife by UK band Lush. I think they've now disbanded, unfortunately. Have a listen to a bit of Lovelife here.

And then there was Bjork's first major album (I guess you could call it that). Debut was on the top of my 90s list, with Venus as a Boy definitely one of my favourite songs. Bjork's style was so unique at the time, and still is, but I don't think she's ever been able to recapture the magnificence of Debut. What do you think? Have a listen to Bjork's Debut here.

Do you have any 90s favourites?

Saturday, 14 July 2007

I have a question....

We got some Chinese home delivery the other night, which led me to Chinese food the most popular take away/take out/home delivery in the world?

I ask this, as every time (well 8 outta 10 times) we get take away for dinner, it's Chinese food!

Other cuisines high on my take away list are Thai, Japanese and Indian, so is it actually Asian food as a category that's in fact the most popular take away/take out/home delivery in the world?

And what do people in places like Brazil, Russia, Pakistan and Norway order "to go"?

Hmmmm.....always the important things in life that I ponder isn't it! ;o)

Sunday, 8 July 2007

I want it, I need it, I have to have it.....

I went on a little shopping spree last weekend, which was not at all on the agenda for the day.

In fact, before I even entered the shopping centre, I was repeating a little mantra in my head about the actual things I had to do/buy.........and let me tell you, spending 2 hours in one store trying on 36 different items was NOT included.

BUT, I have convinced myself that I bought all the basics I "needed" eg cardigans, singlet tops, pieces I just had to have.

Here are just some of the bags and items.....

Is this a female thing? "Desperately needing" this dress, that bag and those shoes, or do males experience it too? And if so, to the same degree?

Or do males just experience this same "desperately needing" feeling upon entering a hardware store, car dealership etc - yes I'm heading down stereotype lane, but you get my drift!

What was the last thing you "desperately needed" to buy?