A good day for looking backwards

Published July 22, 2010

I’ve spent a good few months now trying to consolidate all my writing into one or two spaces. Sidepodcast benefitted from the F1 related thoughts that used to appear here, plus the articles I wrote for BellaOnline. Meanwhile, this here space of the web suddenly found itself merging with the other blogs I used to write, plus a whole load of archived stuff that was without a home.

Going through the archives was a fascinating business, and while I would usually discourage such behaviour, there were a few things I wanted to pick up on.

Firstly, did you know that I’ve done a Film Watch style thing before? I certainly didn’t. It began when Mr C and I sat down to watch some rented movies (ah, Blockbuster, where are you now?) which we dubbed our own film festival. Then it became DVD Day, which had several entries. Clearly I wasn’t thinking of the future when I came up with that title. Otherwise it would now have to be called M4V Day. Not quite so catchy. Here are some films we watched that I have absolutely no recollection of:

  • Farenheit 9/11
  • Troy
  • Garfield
  • King Arthur
  • Resident Evil 2
  • The Talented Mr Ripley
  • Closer

I do remember being very moved/disturbed by Open Water, but apparently not enough to give it more than a paragraph before talking about a supermarket. Argh, I hate the archives.

Now, in premonition news, I so predicted that iTunes would be great before it was. Here are two direct quotes from myself from October 2003, when the Windows version was announced:

Right now, we’re watching Steve Jobs, the guy from Apple that ‘booms’ and ‘poofs’ telling us about the new iTunes stuff, Apple are great! Mr C is a little excited about it.

And a couple of months later in the middle of 2004 after I’d been using it a while:

Now, I will talk to you about iTunes. I want to recommend it to each and every one of you. I scoffed when he first couldn’t sit still for the excitement about it, but now I couldn’t agree more. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s relatively cheap (providing you don’t go mad). The selection leaves a lot to be desired but I think it has the scope to be massive.


We all know I’m a big fan of the whole blogging thing, but what was I thinking when I signed up to take part in Blogathon 2006 - a 24 hour sponsored blog charity event. Every half hour, on the hour, you had to blog. For 24 hours.

At the start, I was all hyped up and ready to go:

But actually, I’m looking forward to it. How often do you get to do something you love that will benefit someone else? Even if it is for 24 hours.

Plus, I wouldn’t want to waste the opportunity to show off the groovy header that the lovely Mr C designed for me. I’m not that good with pictures and stuff, so I got in the experts, and it was totally worth it.

Anyway, the scene is set and I’m ready to roll, are you with me?

By the end, I needed a bit of a holiday:

I think I’m going to take a week off blogging. I’ll still be around, just keeping schtum for a bit. It’s not like I could possibly have anything left to say anyway! And if I see this update screen again soon, it will be much too soon.

It seems you really can have too much of a good thing.

You might have noticed that I’m a bit of a Doctor Who fan. Well, when it first came back, I was keen to keep my expectations in check, and reserve judgement for a while. The first mention of The Doctor on this site comes alongside the first time Graham Norton ruined the show. It’s also, quite possibly, the longest title I’ve ever used.

Now it seems as though Christopher Ecclestone didn’t really do it for me, but when David Tennant came on board, it was all systems go.

Not so, this new series. Starring the delectable David Tennant, you are going to have to kidnap me and keep me locked away in a padded cell before I will miss an episode.

He’s gorgeous.

That’s not embarrassing at all.

Whilst we’re talking about the first mention of things, I also spotted my first ever thoughts on LOST. How very cute those questions seem now that we know how it all ends.

Finally, the pre-cursor to Sidepodcast: Crazy or stupid

Today, I woke up at 5:30am in the morning to watch the ITV3 coverage of the Malaysia grand prix.

This means I am either the best girlfriend in the world, or I am secretly starting to like F1 as much as he does.

You decide.

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