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Apparently you're not supposed to rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth – just spit. This was news to me… but maybe not to you?

Also, see here for great levels of detail on how to brush – the Modified Bass Technique!

[Poll #1679629]
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Apparently you're not supposed to rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth – just spit. This was news to me… but maybe not to you?

Also, see here for great levels of detail on how to brush – the Modified Bass Technique!

[Poll #1679629]

Quick plug

Mar. 19th, 2009 05:31 pm
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Just a quick plug for my yoga teacher Katharine, who's organizing a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK, involving next Monday doing 108 surya namaskara (sun salutations). If you've done yoga you can probably imagine what that's going to be like... I suspect I would flake out after about 8. If you're inspired, she's got a Justgiving page for it.
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Bah! -- when I suddenly crave Hobnobs, I want them to be sugary, salty, and so fatty that they leave greasy marks on paper.

Today's Hobnobs are so flippin' healthy, they're more like eating compacted sawdust. Jamie Oliver, you have a lot to answer for.
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Woohoo, for the first time in almost a year my blood was acceptably full of haemogoblins. And that was my 20th donation! By the end of next year I might have earned a shiny badge for 25.
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I've just this afternoon started wearing a new pair of glasses, in which the left eye prescription has changed slightly. I now have a headache, and it also seems to be making my nose run on that side. Is this normal? I've not had a change in prescription since I was about 15, so can't remember much about what it was like previously.

Is there any good way of 'breaking in' new glasses in such a way that you don't get a headache at all? I guess if there is, working at a computer (which is what I have been doing) probably isn't it...

OTOH glasses technology seems to have moved on somewhat since I got my last ones however long ago, and these ones seem about half the weight despite being cheaper. And they make me look even more dashingly handsome than before, if you can believe that.
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This is one of the most interesting sites I've stumbled across in quite a while. If I ever grow up and go slightly peculiar(er), this is the kind of site I want to have. And it all reads so nicely and lucidly, too.
  • The Kadir-Buxton Jump Start - "All I then had to do was wait until I came across a dead body, and the rest is history."
  • The Kadir-Buxton Fertility Treatment - "I was with a girl friend, and we thought it would be worthwhile to see if it was feasible to unblock fallopian tubes. When we entered the womb via the cervix, which had to be done very slowly, we found that the womb needs lubricating to avoid immense pain." [NSS! -- ed.]
  • Alleviating Menstrual Cramps - "With this method no one need know of the discomfort being suffered, and the pain soon goes. Do not try this whilst driving or operating heavy machinery." [This sounds quite plausible actually...]
  • The Kadir-Buxton Method - "You will find that the Kadir-Buxton Method is also effective against comas and senility, amongst other things." [The best of the lot, you really have to read the whole item.]
As well as the above and more, our esteemed host is responsible for bringing Eastern Europe to democracy, and for inventing charity credit cards, microsurgery, bottle banks and Economy 7. And he has "campaigned against Political Assassination since 1974". With the success that we've all witnessed.

What would your eccentric vanity site be about?
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Here's a suggested mechanism. Judge for yourselves!

NB I sternly resisted all temptation to make "I'm in two minds about that" etc jokes, because schizophrenia as we all know these days is not the same as "split personality". But if I hadn't, they would have been funny.
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I'm in a state of woe today, with a stinking cold, not much sleep, and would really like to take the morning off -- particularly as will be driving up to Derbyshire this afternoon -- but unfortunately I have some complicated urgent stuff that needs doing before the weekend. Ho hum. To cheer up, some snippets.
  • An interesting piece here by Scott Adams about hypnosis and how he uses it in his writing. If you've never read his blog or think of him as just the guy who draws Dilbert, you might want to take a look: he covers some interesting thoughts. (Best to ignore the comments, though.) Also available at [livejournal.com profile] dilbert_blog.
  • An excellent webcomic I've been reading lately is the rather beautiful Minus, with art reminiscent of The Little Prince. (Also at [livejournal.com profile] kiwifeed). And yesterday this led me to discover Jonny Crossbones, a kind of surreal Tintin homage, accompanied by Little Jonny Crossbones which is nicely Photoshopped to look like a vintage kids' comic. It is not clear whether Jonny is actually a skeleton or just looks like one. (Or what either of those options might mean.) [livejournal.com profile] lesmcclaine is the creator.
OK, better get to work now.

Necking it

Mar. 5th, 2006 03:21 pm
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My torn neck muscle is still causing me a load of trouble, although at least I'm now able to shave, shower etc, which wasn't possible for a while. Unfortunately my ability to sit, look straight ahead, and type wasn't really affected, so I didn't have an excuse to take time off work. (This is one of the few times when working at home isn't such a good thing.) Unfortunately again there is no real treatment apart from keeping it warmish and moving it about every now and then to prevent seizing up. But hopefully a few more days will see it off...

In other news (or, rather, things I've only just found out), the brilliant Simon & Miquita ("the wry couple. I think they're quite entertaining" as John Peel put it) are being replaced on Popworld by someone called Alex Zane. Who is this person, should I have heard of them? I suppose five years doing the same show is enough to fed anyone up -- but they still make me laugh lots, so it seems a bit of a shame to see them go.

Youch!

Mar. 2nd, 2006 11:50 am
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I've just managed to wrench my neck in such a way that it's rather painful to turn my head or move my shoulders. Hmm, that was a bit foolish...

Cold

Dec. 20th, 2005 03:23 pm
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Boo, I have a nasty cold today. I've worked a decent half-day but I think I might knock off now. Pesky English climate!

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