name my instruments

Thoughts on… naming instruments

Yesterday, I bought my colleague, Laura, a ukulele for her birthday. She loved it and decided to call it Peggy. I rather like that name, it’s a good pun for those who know about instruments (the bit you turn at the top to tune a guitar/ukulele is called a tuning peg). This got me thinking:…

Thoughts on… The Naughty Duck

When I was young, there was one character that frightened me. An animal that scared the willies out of me every time I saw it. Who was this terrifying beast I hear you ask. It was none other than… The Naughty Duck. What do you mean you’ve never heard of him? I guess I should…

Thoughts on… a Dream Database

I’ve had quite a few dreams with celebrities in. Sometimes I wonder if they found out would they want royalties? Cos if you hired a celebrity for a party, you’d have to pay them to come. So why not for dreams? Anyway, this thought led to an idea. What if there was a way to…

Thoughts on… socialising

Tonight I went out for a drink with some of the folks from work as it was one girl’s birthday. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t really want to go, for reasons that will become apparent, but I thought I’d make the effort and since they were my colleagues I actually knew almost everyone…

Thoughts on… how people used to measure time

Sometimes I think about things that don’t really need thinking about, but I enjoy thinking about them anyway. Often times I tell my ponderings to Mike and we will share a lengthy conversation making it even more ridiculous. I had one such conversation with him a while back, but when I reminded him this evening…

Thoughts on… revenge

I came across something the other day that got me thinking. On Facebook, someone’s status said “Finally admitting it… i’m gay”. Now, this person had obviously been hacked. They call it ‘fraped’, which I believe stands for ‘Facebook raped’, but that makes no sense to me, because they have been in no way sexually violated.…

Thoughts on… a dream machine

Last night I had a really nice dream where I was in Wales on holiday. Yeah, even in my dreams I can’t afford to leave the UK. In the dream I also made friends with a Welsh girl who worked on a stall next to a stall that sold honey. Then near the end of…

Thoughts on… Strip Monopoly

Whilst playing Monopoly last night, I thought “I wonder if there’s such a thing as strip Monopoly. And if there is, how would it work?” I imagine instead of losing money, you’d lose clothes, but that would mean that instead of gaining money you gained other people’s clothes, so in the end it’d be a…

Thoughts on… birthdays

Presents. That’s all anyone really cares about on their birthday isn’t it. I’m not really bothered about presents, but it’s still interesting to think about them. Cos when you get older these presents change to accommodate your new found style and maturity. Except I don’t have any maturity. I still love toys! Last year I…

Thoughts on… dog training

The first big problem with getting a dog is that owners give their dogs odd names. Sometimes they are human names like George or Gladys, or sometimes they are just random names like Nugget or Mouse (these are all names of dogs I know). But what they don’t think about when naming their dog is…