Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Spiderman at The White House.

Here's a cool picture of Barack O. I saw it in The Telegraph this week as a summary of Presidential Term 1 (but originally in The New York Times some time ago).

It was taken on Hallowe'en 2012 and the little chap is the son of a member of the Administraion who was trick or treating with his Dad. Barack O' was game enough (or savvy) to join in and has reputedly said that this is his favourite image of himself from that year.

I like it, staged or not: it will make this little chap a happy young man for years to come.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Post Office

I have spent this weekend in BS5 and it has been strangely interesting in a niche sort of a way, with plenty of activity in unusual things. My friend Andrew is here, preparing for his imminent art exhibition in London. I accompanied him to my local post office to send 45 packages around the world promoting his show. We chatted to the post office fella about stamps, envelopes, weights, rates and shipment times. He was geekier than we were and had some serious interest in envelopes. Who knew it was such a topic of delight?

Sunday, 10 February 2013

What to give up for Lent

I enjoy giving up stuff for Lent but beer, trains and my apple mac is a bit of a tough call. Instead I am going to try to add something for Lent instead by doing someone a good deed each day of the forty. I know someone who wrote a letter to a different friend each day last year, which was a good idea. I did think about that but I'd just have forty more people unable to read my illegible scrawl. So, look out for good deeds either digital, virtual or actual from next week.