getting somewhere..

Well it looks like things are moving finally.. not only have I managed to sign up for Mandarin lessons but I have also played footy for the second week on the trot! So thats 2 more items off the list for 2005 🙂 Mandarin was the hardest to do because I have spent the last 2 years saying I am learning it and not getting very far at all – I have bought a cd and started it but did a few hours and then waited 12 months – in that time I upgraded my computer to Windows XP and the language CD did not work 🙁 not that that was much of an excuse cuz I could have got by on Windows XP but didnt bother 🙁 Anyhow I have signed up now and accepted the fact I cannot learn it on my own..

On the footy side side of things not only have I started playing but I organised the whole thing – god its hard work finding 8+ people to play football weekly – I have about 15 but some people always end up dropping out 🙁 Anyhow unfortunately last night’s session has probably dented one of my things to solve in 2005 – fixing my knee injury which i did when I was 17 – its never been properly fixed as doctors do not seem to be able to identify the problem and even the physios I have met with cannot decide 100% – I have got ways of improving things and about the only thing it seems I could not do on it was ski (which is annoying but well not exactly life critical..). Annoyingly I managed to hurt my knee yesterday and it has been quivering all day today 🙁 hopefully it will all be fine in a couple of days if i take it easy 🙂

architects

it's ugly..Who on earth allowed this building to ever be built??? If that person is reading this – I am talking about the building on the right!! Almost without checking you can tell this building was built in the 60s or 70s – what were they all thinking back then? I would say you could accept it if this was the first building of its type (on the argument they could not imagine what it would look like when built, or how depressing it would make you (me!) feel), but firstly there are too many of these buildings about and most importantly did they really hate the building next to it – could they not see how monstrous it would look?

If you try and take a step back, out of this timeframe and look at it without making any decisions on its look and how it must feel to work in it (its empty so make your own conclusions).. the only answers you can give are..

money (cheaper to build)
fashion (surely not??)
idiocy

Now for the good news, its being demolished 🙂 not seen the plans for the new building yet though…