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I Take It All Back!

I wrote here about my almost Luddite attitude to new technology.

I take it all back.

Last month daughter no. 2 who is great at saving money, treated herself to an iPod touch. I started off by saying “Pah! who needs one of them? I’ve got my faithful old housebrick of an MP3 player. It plays music! that’s all I need!”

But then I watched as she checked her email on the iPod. Then she would be watching a Youtube clip or checking out a website. There are all sorts of funny, interesting and curious ‘apps’.

It all became too much. I wanted, nay needed, desired this piece of frippery. I went out and increased the credit card balance yesterday and treated myself to the 32gb version.

It is seriously just about as much fun you can have with your clothes on.

Edit: AND you can sync with Spotify!!!!!!!!

Thin Blue Line

There’s a very narrow line sometimes between success and failure. To win or lose a football league championship by one point is like winning or losing a marathon by one second.

Helicopter Sunday was a tense affair for all of 46 seconds yesterday and any remaining doubts about the destination of the chopper and thus the SPL title, were extinguished by 12.37 pm. The Killie pies and Parheid pakora hadn’t even been warmed up.

As it turned out both my predictions of results were correct although I got it quite wrong by suggesting that Rangers perhaps would have a game on their hands.

And thank goodness, the fans behaved.

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