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Yeah baby!

Just HAD to repeat this quote here, taken from saltation’s stint over at Bacon, Cheese and Oatcakes.

“Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the goal of arriving safely in a prettily preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways in a shower of gravel and party shards, thoroughly used, utterly exhausted, and loudly proclaiming: “Fuck ME, that was BRILLIANT!”

I start tonight NOW!




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Ick

Back from a pub lunch, one pint of Guinness was all I had but I can already tell this afternoon will be a struggle. It’s times like these that I long for my first job, where a Friday lunch quickly turned into a Friday afternoon in the pub. Ahh the joys of working in a 15 people company.

It’s not helped by the fact that the office temperature has been turned up, and I’m sitting here melting.

Anyhoo, whilst I remember, a happy birthday to Alan, 30 at last! Stuart said you guys were out at Del’s tonight so I might pop along.

Right. I’m off for a coffee… no a diet coke. I need the caffeine but not the heat.




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Answering the question

Firstly, thank you to Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. I’ve always had a fascination with encyclopedias, and can quite happily spend hours skimming through one, picking up all sorts of useless information.

Alas that information didn’t include (although when I think about it, it probably did I’ve just forgotten it) a definition of what makes a road a road? what makes a street a street etc etc.

So, to answer a question that kept the wife and I amused for about twenty minutes the other night* (when I say amused I mean we argued, and when I say argued I mean at one point I was hiding behind the back of the sofa as she hurled things at me…):

ROAD: A road is a strip of land, smoothed or otherwise prepared to allow easier travel, connecting two or more destinations.
STREET: A street (rhymes with ‘teat’) is a strip of land, smoothed or otherwise prepared to allow easier travel along its length. The word “street” is often used synonymously with “road”, but the former term implies a greater degree of street life, particularly in urban areas.
AVENUE: British Archaeologists refine the general archaeological use of avenue to denote a long, parallel-sided strip of land, measuring up to about 30m in width, open at either end and with edges marked by stone or timber alignments and/or a low earth bank and ditch.
BOULEVARD: As a type of road, a boulevard tends to be a wide, arterial divided thoroughfare, often with an above-average appearance in terms of landscaping and scenery.

I should note that it was my confusion over the difference between an Avenue and a Boulevard that started the conversation. I should also note, for fearing of having to sleep in the garden, that Louise was right. I was wrong.

More FASCINATING STUFF later. Or not.

* There are so many jokes you could make from that statement, I expect you all to rise above and ignore any base attempts at humour. Apart from Sevitz of course.




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