Saturday, March 06, 2010

No to work, He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named and that's magic.

I occasionally get asked how I keep up with all the blogs I read. Well, I use Google Reader. It also allows me to manage the 3BT bundle. This bundle (a group of feeds) is what drives the rolling list of 3BT posts in the top left hand corner of the homepage. If you are 3BTing regularly, and you'd like your posts to appear, then please get in touch: and tell me what your RSS feed (if you don't know, I might be able to work it out from your blog address).

1. Sending an email that says 'no' to some work. I'm on holiday this week.

2. We grab a bowl of noodles with He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. He always has interesting things to tell -- he went to Prime Minister's Question Time and climbed the Monument. Tomorrow, he's going to see Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

3. I am flicking through the late night TV and come across a show about the 50 greatest magic tricks. A Scottish magician appears to swallow a goldfish and then bring it back up, still alive and cheerful. "I saw him. I saw him do that at our college ball," I tell Nick. On the screen, the magician is saying that he taught himself the trick to hide things when he was growing up in a children's home. I remember one of the ents committee telling me the same story. The next magician is a woman who does table magic. The commentator says that she specialises in rude patter. She wraps a bottle in a napkin and shatters it -- but when she opens the napkin, the bottle is gone. Nick says: "She came to one of our work Christmas parties -- and they're right: she was filthy!"