It's summer 1987, and I'm in Malta

Apr 2, 2009 | | 0 comments |

I love how certain bits of music take you back. iTunes just whipped out Hot Chocolate's You Sexy Thing on me. Whenever I hear that track, I think of the bar on the corner on the way to the Styx II club in Malta where we stopped for drinks one night. It had a red London phonebox in the corner and a black and white checkered floor. It was the meeting-up place for all the kids that were on holiday at that time. From there we either went on the Styx II or broke into the Hilton hotel's swimming pool and used it "illegally".
Good times.

I like Amazon marketplace.

Apr 1, 2009 | | 0 comments |

I'm a big convert to Amazon marketplace. I had a bunch of old DVDs and stuff to get rid of a couple of months ago, so I put them all on there and sold most of them. Last night I put all three Fast & The Furious DVDs online, and sold two of them today. It's not much - two or three bucks here and there, but it's better than giving them away and Amazon's seller tools are really intuitive.
If you've got old stuff to get rid of, list it on Amazon. Someone, somewhere is looking for it.

We're having a great water year.

Mar 30, 2009 | | 0 comments |

Spring is sprung, and here in Utah, you'd never know it. We've had 6 inches of snow in the valley this weekend, with 3 feet in the mountains. We're due for snow and rain continually for at least the next week. This is all excellent news because it gives us the potential for a very good water year. A lot of the reservoirs were quite low at the end of last year. That might not be a problem this year. In fact, Deer Creek was so full when we went past on saturday, they could end up with flooding downstream. It has no meltwater in it yet and is full to the brim.
Saturday was the typical warm before the storm, so I went out and flagged the sprinklers in our garden ready for the planned aeration on friday. The flags are all now buried in the snow, so I might have to reschedule the garden people.
Oh well. I'd rather the hassle now than a drought year later.