Archives for June, 2009

Sea ice forecasts

Time for a brief break from the viputeration. Dull, I know. But fear not: the daily diet of random insults will resume soon. Speaking of which read Arrse. PD challenges me to a bet, which I expect to take up once I’ve found time from wiki to actually read the terms properly. He also points…

Beach and River

I’ve been a little weighed down with various activities recently. So anyone keenly awaiting the next round of me-vs-Romm-vs-Pielke will just have to wait. Meanwhile, in-joke of the day.

M1.25

A good outing tonight with the closest we’ve come to M1 so far – M1.25 perhaps. John-the-coach did an excellent job on us for the first leg then p*ss*d off to the pub when it started raining, which was probably fair enough because it was a real English summer thunderstorm and we all got soaked.…

Poetry

As I was pondering Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring The Winter Garment of Repentance fling: The Bird of Time has but a little way To fly—and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing. I was reminded of Marvell (OK, I know, does it help if the first piece of Marvell…

“A friend” points me towards Why does the New York Times hate science? by Joe Romm. Sigh. Experience teaches me that RP Jr can wipe the floor with Romm without even trying, largely because Romm falls flat on his face without any help from anyone else. As far as I can tell (because it took…

With all the wild excitement over 2007′s record low there is clearly room for noise to be made about summer sea ice, so predictions must be made! We all know, of course, that whether this year, or any other year, is going to be a record is going to be a matter of chance: on…

I feel better for that

Catz women catching FaT (I think) on saturday. Which was all jolly good fun but meant that I didn’t get to row myself all week after monday. And over the weekend I felt somewhat ill. Coupled with pouring rain at 4 this afternoon I was not at all looking forward to being 6 in our…

Mays

Tis the season to watch the young folks. Ah, those were the days. Just after the 1 minute gun. LMBC, friday, destined to be caught by Kings. Jesus II hard on the heels of Anglia; what you can’t see from this is that they stuffed up their line on the corner. But they got them…

1:27 but wet

But it was worth it. Thanks to John for coaching and Emma for organising. Come in Andy Hurst, all is forgiven.

Vote me

Too late now. I got 323 votes which is about twice Labour, but only a fifth of the Tories so I’m still safely kept away from the mighty levers of political power on the county council. Whew. Unlike Simon Sedgwick-Jell in the Abbey ward of the city who is now the first Cambridge Green councillor.…