Tuesday arrives, and it is time to wish Tom G a very happy birthday! I hope the weather isn't too bad for you, Mr Tom, and that you are not falling down anywhere! I notice there were some Tom-shaped updates on the Sporting Injuries page on the wiki - don't forget to update it if you have anything to add! Anyway, here are some of the things we're talking about:

  • Alonso has been spotted out and about with his new Ferrari team, wearing some particularly striking red outfits. There are a few pictures on the drop. It's interesting that Alonso looks right at home in the red, whilst Button's appearance in his new McLaren gear was a bit of a shock. It's also good to see Massa looking so well.
  • Kovalainen has been talking about who he thinks will be battling it out in 2010, and has picked out Alonso vs Hamilton for the championship fight. This is bringing back all kinds of memories from 2007, and the debate is raging in the comments once more. If Kovi is right, I hope F1 is prepared!
  • Today, Michael Schumacher is getting behind the wheel of a GP2 car at Jerez in a development test for the series, which presumably also helps him continue to acclimatise to driving fast again. It's an interesting mix of the oldest driver on the grid taking part in the feeder series testing for young drivers to get into F1. I'm sure they'll be some pictures throughout the day.

That's all for now. Let us know what you're up to and how the weather is where you are, and I will see you in the comments.

863 responses

  • me12/01/2010 at 00:06

    quick plug for pat's calendar, cause it's ace:

    http://toomuchracing.blogspot.com/2010/01/2010-race-calendar.html

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 00:06

    Mr Tom, eh? I like. Thank you Christine and Mr C! :)

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 00:08

    Happy birthday Tom!

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 00:08

    quick plug for pat's calendar, cause it's ace:

    http://toomuch...10-race-calendar.html

    Thanks :-)

    Does it work ok?

  • me12/01/2010 at 00:09

    Happy birthday Tom!

    yay. happy b'day mr. t.

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 00:09

    yay. happy b'day mr. t.

    I pity da fool?

  • me12/01/2010 at 00:09

    Thanks :-)

    Does it work ok?

    tis perfect. although the best thing by far is having it in your hompage sidebar, we may have to steal that idea!

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 00:10

    Just to comment on the mention of MS in the GP2 car. The loophole is that he is driving the 'development car' rather than testing for a team even though Super Nova will be running the car. My understanding is there is a regulation preventing F1 drivers from taking part in GP2, although I might be confused and it might only apply to past GP2 champions?

  • me12/01/2010 at 00:10

    Just to comment on the mention of MS in the GP2 car. The loophole is that he is driving the 'development car' rather than testing for a team even though Super Nova will be running the car. My understanding is there is a regulation preventing F1 drivers from taking part in GP2, although I might be confused and it might only apply to past GP2 champions?

    i still call it cheating. just cause.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 00:11

    tis perfect. although the best thing by far is having it in your hompage sidebar, we may have to steal that idea!

    It was always going in the sidebar somehow, I love sidebars :-) Thanks.

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 00:12

    Happy birthday Tom! I'll spare you my singing here too ;)

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 00:12

    Happy birthday Tom! I'll spare you my singing here too ;)

    Yes please, saves me sitting here feeling awkward over a piece of text! :D

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 00:14

    Happy birthday to Des O'Connor too.

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 00:14

    Yes please, saves me sitting here feeling awkward over a piece of text! :D

    Awww.... :D

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 00:17

    yay its tuesday. New glasses day!

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 00:18

    yay its tuesday. New glasses day!

    i thought your glasses are fine?

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 00:18

    It's Heather Mills' birthday too?

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 00:19

    i thought your glasses are fine?

    *eyes

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 00:20

    Happy birthday to Des O'Connor too.

    Amazing what you can find on Wikipedia. I only went to see who else was born today and found Ray Harroun, the man who decided to use a rear view mirror instead of a riding mechanic in the first Indy 500. He won.

    Oh, and Michael Aspel, Kirstie Alley, Howard Stern and Pixie Lott.

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 00:21

    Amazing what you can find on Wikipedia. I only went to see who else was born today and found Ray Harroun, the man who decided to use a rear view mirror instead of a riding mechanic in the first Indy 500. He won.

    Oh, and Michael Aspel, Kirstie Alley, Howard Stern and Pixie Lott.

    I've only heard of Michael Aspel and Pixie Lott out of those lot. It's also Zack de la Rocha's birthday (lead singer of Rage Against the Machine).

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 00:21

    my prescription hasnt changed but my glasses are well past it. New ones are ready at lunch time :D

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 00:32

    I officially declare it a white birthday, there's still snow on the lawn!

  • neo12/01/2010 at 02:54

    I think Kovalainen just wouldn't like to say that Jeson fighting Alonso would be 2010 championship fight, as jeson taking his place in Mclaren.

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 05:15

    If it were Alonso v Hamilton, that would be spectacular. If it were Alonso v Hamilton v Schumacher, that would be FAAAANTASTIC! :D

  • Jeremy12/01/2010 at 05:37

    my prescription hasnt changed but my glasses are well past it. New ones are ready at lunch time :D

    why no pics on dropio yet? :-)

  • Jeremy12/01/2010 at 05:41

    Happy Birthday Tom G and all these people:

    http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/viewdocs-nf/birthdaytoday

  • me12/01/2010 at 05:49

    morning all, couldn't sleep. new video from usf1, interviewing dan gurney:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYM8MpkLUWg

  • me12/01/2010 at 05:54

    also, isn't it weird that usf1's website features a bmw and a man in ferrari gear on the homepage?

    http://www.usgpe.com/

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 06:06

    Morning everyone :)

  • me12/01/2010 at 06:07

    Morning everyone :)

    *waves*

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 06:09

    *waves*

    This morning I feel particularly tired. Which is not great considering I am out tonight to some big party. Why would you put a big party in January?

  • me12/01/2010 at 06:10

    This morning I feel particularly tired. Which is not great considering I am out tonight to some big party. Why would you put a big party in January?

    i guess because there are too many in december?

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 06:12

    i guess because there are too many in december?

    Good point!

  • me12/01/2010 at 06:13

    Good point!

    although, i can't say i'd be in a party mood this time of year.

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 06:22

    although, i can't say i'd be in a party mood this time of year.

    I know. I've got to get dressed up in a dinner jacket. It's an awards dinner, the host is Dara Ó Briain so at least that's something.

  • me12/01/2010 at 06:23

    I know. I've got to get dressed up in a dinner jacket. It's an awards dinner, the host is Dara Ó Briain so at least that's something.

    watch your tie!

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 06:26

    watch your tie!

    With a bow tie it's harder to hit!

  • me12/01/2010 at 06:26

    With a bow tie it's harder to hit!

    for most people... yes.

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 06:34

    for most people... yes.

    I'll let you know!

  • me12/01/2010 at 06:34

    I'll let you know!

    i'm expecting pics?

    ;)

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 06:36

    i'm expecting pics?

    I'm going with fourstar. We should be able to work something out!

  • me12/01/2010 at 06:37

    I'm going with fourstar. We should be able to work something out!

    parcel tape around the waist not go down so well? what kinda party is this?

    :)

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 06:49

    why no pics on dropio yet? :-)

    I am behind the camera, not in front of it :D

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 06:55

    parcel tape around the waist not go down so well? what kinda party is this?

    An uptight one!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 07:12

    Morning.

    Just when we were starting to get rid of the snow, another 10cm fell last night. But only in the town in Denmark I live in apparently!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 07:12

    Arrrgh I am too used to pressing 'Tab' during the doohickey that I am doing it when typing emails and stuff now!

  • me12/01/2010 at 07:13

    Arrrgh I am too used to pressing 'Tab' during the doohickey that I am doing it when typing emails and stuff now!

    coming soon... ctrl+enter.

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 07:14

    Morning all. Thought I'd come say hello as I currently have nothing better to do.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 07:26

    Arrrgh I am too used to pressing 'Tab' during the doohickey that I am doing it when typing emails and stuff now!

    coming soon... ctrl+enter.

    It's a revolution :D

  • me12/01/2010 at 07:29

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/01/12/usf1-launches-high-definition-assault-on-formula-1/

  • Jeremy12/01/2010 at 07:54

    parcel tape around the waist not go down so well? what kinda party is this?

    cummerbun? Cumberbun? What are those colourful thingies called? (and why aren't you wearing one?)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 07:55

    parcel tape around the waist not go down so well? what kinda party is this?

    cummerbun? Cumberbun? What are those colourful thingies called? (and why aren't you wearing one?)

    cummerbund

  • Turkey Machine12/01/2010 at 08:12

    Hey there. Mind if I camp here for 5 minutes while my train completes the journey?

  • Jeremy12/01/2010 at 08:13

    Hey there. Mind if I camp here for 5 minutes while my train completes the journey?

    that's what I'm doing :-)

    a bit more than 5 mins though

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 08:15

    Hmmm.

    Red Bull to skip opening pre-season test

    It has decided to wait until the second test at Jerez the following week to run its new Renault-engined RB6 for the first time - which will leave it with just 12 test days before the opening race of the season in Bahrain on March 14.

    Red Bull Racing's move, which it says is designed to give it more time in the wind tunnel, marks a repeat of what the team did in 2009 - when it also missed the first test.

    Interesting decision. But hey, if it worked for them last year, why not this year?

  • Jeremy12/01/2010 at 08:17

    Interesting decision. But hey, if it worked for them last year, why not this year?

    less time for the others to copy their radical ideas?

  • Turkey Machine12/01/2010 at 08:18

    i like noise-cancelling earphones!

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 08:19

    Welcome to the future: Alonso arrives at Madonna di Campiglio

    Never thought I'd see the day. But there ya go.

  • Jeremy12/01/2010 at 08:19

    i like noise-cancelling earphones!

    you'll have to speak up - I'm wearing a towel

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 08:19

    less time for the others to copy their radical ideas?

    VERY good point, Jeremy.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 08:20

    i like noise-cancelling earphones!

    What kind? I used to have active ones but I switched to earplugphonethings...

  • Turkey Machine12/01/2010 at 08:20

    and that's my Sidepodlot for this morning. See you laters!

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 08:20

    See ya, Mr Turkey. ;)

  • Turkey Machine12/01/2010 at 08:22

    @gavin passive, but they're fantastic because others can't hear what you're hearing.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 08:22

    @gavin passive, but they're fantastic because others can't hear what you're hearing.

    Exactly - for the train and outdoors they are excellent for podcasts. I think I use about 25% less volume because of them!

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 08:51

    Interesting decision. But hey, if it worked for them last year, why not this year?

    It's interesting that testing is so limited and they're still choosing not to take every opportunity.

    Don't tell Mr C, or he'll go off on one about testing being pointless again.

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 09:37

    Morning all

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 09:38

    Morning all

    Morning!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 09:48

    A potted history of Mac OSX: http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/01/mac-os-x-revisited.ars

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 09:49

    The iPhone has the best touch screen on the market apparently: http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/01/iphone-tops-several-android-phones-on-touchscreen-accuracy.ars

    Firstly, that's interesting considering how the other screens should be newer and therefore evolve the tech.

    Secondly, the patterns are pretty :)

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 09:52

    It's interesting that testing is so limited and they're still choosing not to take every opportunity.

    if anything, it should affect them less this year than last. The rule changes this year aren't as big, and I think there's more testing days this year than last.

  • me12/01/2010 at 09:54

    schumi and a gp2 car: http://twitpic.com/xrwfw

    via @dank

  • me12/01/2010 at 09:54

    Don't tell Mr C, or he'll go off on one about testing being pointless again.

    heard that!

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 09:54

    schumi and a gp2 car: http://twitpic.com/xrwfw

    I don't remember his helmet being Mclaren orange!

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 09:55

    heard that!

    Oops.

  • me12/01/2010 at 09:56

    I don't remember his helmet being Mclaren orange!

    better pic: http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/schumi-gp2-png

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 09:57

    I don't remember his helmet being Mclaren orange!

    better pic: http://drop.io.../asset/schumi-gp2-png

    How much are you betting that his helmet colours will change before Bahrain?

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 09:57

    better pic: http://drop.io.../asset/schumi-gp2-png

    Ah, yes, I can confirm that is him :P

    Unless that pesky Ralf has been sneaky...

  • me12/01/2010 at 09:59

    #sorryrg

    The sources are multiplying all the time with the Swiss and the Spanish now reporting that the announcement of Pedro de la Rosa as Kamui Kobayashi’s team-mate is now imminent.

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/de-la-rosa-and-sauber/

  • me12/01/2010 at 09:59

    How much are you betting that his helmet colours will change before Bahrain?

    i'm not betting nothing else this season.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 10:00

    #sorryrg

    The sources are multiplying all the time with the Swiss and the Spanish now reporting that the announcement of Pedro de la Rosa as Kamui Kobayashi’s team-mate is now imminent.

    http://joesawa...e-la-rosa-and-sauber/

    It's a good choice I reckon.

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:02

    It's a good choice I reckon.

    i can see him being another wurz.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 10:02

    The sources are multiplying all the time with the Swiss and the Spanish now reporting that the announcement of Pedro de la Rosa as Kamui Kobayashi’s team-mate is now imminent.

    Hedgehog!

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:02

    Hedgehog!

    :)

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 10:06

    How much are you betting that his helmet colours will change before Bahrain?

    I wouldn't, but surely he must? But then, Ralf stayed with a yellow helmet even after leaving Jordan.

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 10:09

    Christine I know you didn't like last week's question post from me because it was about movies... But this weeks is about the internet... Surely that's got to be better?

    http://www.gamboling.co.uk/2010/01/describe-internet-in-140-characters.html

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 10:11

    i can see him being another wurz.

    i.e. Good enough for the occasional excellent result but not good enough for a second season?

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 10:11

    Christine I know you didn't like last week's question post from me because it was about movies... But this weeks is about the internet... Surely that's got to be better?

    Hehe, it's not that I didn't like it, it's just I was incapable of answering :) This is better.

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 10:13

    http://www.gam...n-140-characters.html

    does it have to be exactly 140 or can it be less :D

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 10:18
  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 10:19

    does it have to be exactly 140 or can it be less :D

    It can be fewer.

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 10:21

    It can be fewer.

    I've fixed the post.

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:33

    that's odd... lukeh's greggs picture may have been more accurate than expected.

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/msc-head-png

    what's wrong with his head?

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 10:35

    what's wrong with his head?

    He has seen a Greggs far away in the distance... :)

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:35

    He has seen a Greggs far away in the distance... :)

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/weird-png

    fact

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 10:37

    http://drop.io...dcast/asset/weird-png

    I think he may have had a stroke.

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 10:37

    fact

    Is it me or does he look very... dazed, or out of it? Ii almost looks like a waxwork. Which is odd because the picture of Anando staring at pictures yesterday looked like a waxwork too!

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/alonso-jpg-3

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:39

    I think he may have had a stroke.

    he looks like a man regretting his decision to come back.

    oh wait, nope that's just me.

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 10:40

    oh wait, nope that's just me.

    #pleasedonthaveaschumistroke

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:40

    #pleasedonthaveaschumistroke

    :)

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:41

    am i the only one looking at alonso in this pic, and seeing dawson leery:

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/the-boys-in-red-including-fernando-alonso/

    http://joesaward.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/ferrari-drivers-madonna.jpg

    thought so.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 10:42

    am i the only one looking at alonso in this pic, and seeing dawson leery:

    Bless you.

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 10:43

    thought so.

    Santander will be loving that picture, considering all 3 of them are hiding the brand

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:43

    am i the only one looking at alonso in this pic, and seeing dawson leery:

    Bless you.

    :(

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:45

    doesn't he look tired?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/doesnt-he-look-tired-png

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 10:45

    thought so.

    don't be mean, you'll make him cry!

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 10:46

    doesn't he look tired?

    I think we mighta tried that already :)

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 10:46

    doesn't he look tired?

    :)

  • James12/01/2010 at 10:46

    am i the only one looking at alonso in this pic, and seeing dawson leery:

    http://joesawa...ding-fernando-alonso/

    http://joesawa...i-drivers-madonna.jpg

    thought so.

    fernando and fisi are wearing the exact same things, even their jeans look the same.

    on another note I want that ferrari top. I never thought I'd want anything ferrari!

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:47

    don't be mean, you'll make him cry!

    :)

  • me12/01/2010 at 10:47

    I think we mighta tried that already :)

    ahh, it's gonna be a fun season.

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 10:47

    Santander will be loving that picture, considering all 3 of them are hiding the brand

    the very first thing I noticed was that all of them fold their arms in such a way that their sponsors-watch-arm ends up on top.

  • startledbunny12/01/2010 at 10:52

    fact

    looks like one of the characters from family guy. can't remember which.

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 10:54

    looks like one of the characters from family guy. can't remember which.

    quagmire?

  • startledbunny12/01/2010 at 10:55

    quagmire?

    probably. that or i need new glasses.

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 10:56

    probably. that or i need new glasses.

    its ok, I got new glasses today and I can see the resemblance :D

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 11:00

    My understanding is there is a regulation preventing F1 drivers from taking part in GP2, although I might be confused and it might only apply to past GP2 champions? {Comment #8}

    No such regulation exists (to GP2 champions or otherwise). F1 drivers (even reserve ones) can't do GP2 races because they are on the same weekend as F1 races and mandatory elements of them clash (I believe these relate to either press conferences or the autograph sessions). The International Sporting Code states that if you miss a mandatory element of one race because of participation in another, you are subject to a fine as well as automatic disqualification from whichever event's mandatory element you missed.

    Since Michael isn't supposed to be doing any FIA-sanctioned motorsport this week, the regulation does not apply.

    I think it's not within the spirit of the regulations, but it is within the letter and therefore I don't feel as annoyed at this as I do about USF1 getting extra test days.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 11:00

    Morning Sidepodders....

    SB is right and Mr C is right too, what an odd picture.

    On a side note why did they have to go all 3D in the Disney-castle beginning bit! I know it's been ages since it changed...but still!

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 11:01

    I think it's not within the spirit of the regulations, but it is within the letter and therefore I don't feel as annoyed at this as I do about USF1 getting extra test days.

    same.

    the only GP2 regs i can think of are if you win the title, you cant come back the following season.

    How is everyone?

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 11:02

    I officially declare it a white birthday, there's still snow on the lawn! {Comment #22}

    Yay! Happy birthday, Tom!

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 11:04

    also, isn't it weird that usf1's website features a bmw and a man in ferrari gear on the homepage?

    http://www.usgpe.com/ {Comment #28}

    It is. Thankfully, the justification is that the site is becoming useful by providing a news/opinion outlet.

  • startledbunny12/01/2010 at 11:05

    How is everyone?

    good thanks

    Liked the interview on latest Feeder Series.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 11:05

    good thanks

    Liked the interview on latest Feeder Series.

    thank ya.

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 11:17

    Here are the McLaren race engineers

    http://twitpic.com/xs304

    Andy Latham on the left is Lewis' RE

    Jakob Andreasan on the right is Jenson's RE

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 11:20

    Time for the opticians for an eye test and to hopefully join Amy's club of people with new glasses ;) see you all later!

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 11:27

    #sorryrg

    The sources are multiplying all the time with the Swiss and the Spanish now reporting that the announcement of Pedro de la Rosa as Kamui Kobayashi’s team-mate is now imminent. {Comment #79}

    I hope all these sources are wrong, because I can see de la Rosa's return backfiring more than Michael Schumacher's. If Peter does this, he's told me his team is absolutely desperate for money...

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 11:28

    #shouldhaveboughtabiggersuitcase

    :(

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 11:29

    #shouldhaveboughtabiggersuitcase

    just pack lighter, its hot over there. How long are you going for?

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 11:29

    I hope all these sources are wrong, because I can see de la Rosa's return backfiring more than Michael Schumacher's. If Peter does this, he's told me his team is absolutely desperate for money...

    This may not necessarily down to money. Pedalo isn't exactly flush for cash - that's why Campos couldn't hire him even if they wanted to. So if they're hiring Pedalo, it probably isn't because of the money.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 11:30

    just pack lighter, its hot over there. How long are you going for?

    10 days.

    I'm too excited about wearing all my nice summery stuff to bring less. It's too cold here!

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 11:30

    just pack lighter, its hot over there. How long are you going for?

    I probably missed this - where are you going, Alison?

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 11:30

    10 days.

    for ten days I would take like two things. I'm an awesome packer.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 11:32

    for ten days I would take like two things. I'm an awesome packer.

    I'm normally quite a good packer. I've never even owned a sensible sized suitcase before. I want to wear nice dresses that I've had in boxes though.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 11:33

    I probably missed this - where are you going, Alison?

    I'm off to Dubai to see Nick :)

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 11:34

    Alonso in Ferrari red was already in the daily post, hehehe.

    I think we're not so shocked in Alonso's case because we've seen him wear red quite a bit - the Renault 2009 kit had some red in it, and of course his 2007 with McLaren had a lot of red (albeit in a slightly different day-glo rocket red shade).

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 11:34

    I'm off to Dubai to see Nick :)

    Excellent! Enjoy yourself over there. :D

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 11:35

    Excellent! Enjoy yourself over there. :D

    I'm about to get to the point where I don't even bring the suitcase it's annoying me so much.....

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 11:36

    I'm normally quite a good packer. I've never even owned a sensible sized suitcase before. I want to wear nice dresses that I've had in boxes though.

    In other words, you want to look extra-pretty? :D Hehehe.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 11:36

    I'm about to get to the point where I don't even bring the suitcase it's annoying me so much.....

    And then you would have 1 set of clothes.....so that wouldnt be a sensible idea ;)

  • me12/01/2010 at 11:36

    Here are the McLaren race engineers

    http://twitpic.com/xs304

    Andy Latham on the left is Lewis' RE
    Jakob Andreasan on the right is Jenson's RE

    well there's a motley crew right there. they look like they work for usf1.

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 11:36

    This may not necessarily down to money. Pedalo isn't exactly flush for cash - that's why Campos couldn't hire him even if they wanted to. So if they're hiring Pedalo, it probably isn't because of the money. {Comment #129}

    In that case, the decision makes no sense because of the three candidates for the Sauber post, de la Rosa is the worst-performing, least experienced and rustiest...

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 11:37

    In other words, you want to look extra-pretty? :D Hehehe.

    It's winter here though. Icy snowed in winter. I've not been able to wear summer stuff for months. I kinda missed this summer too in work. It's more that I'm very attached to the skirts. I can't just abandon them at home....

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 11:37

    In that case, the decision makes no sense because of the three candidates for the Sauber post, de la Rosa is the worst-performing, least experienced and rustiest...

    He does come from McLaren, though, and the knowledge he got from his days there might be what's convincing Peter Sauber to get him.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 11:41

    I think we're not so shocked in Alonso's case because we've seen him wear red quite a bit - the Renault 2009 kit had some red in it, and of course his 2007 with McLaren had a lot of red (albeit in a slightly different day-glo rocket red shade).

    Perhaps. But Jenson went from white to silver which isn't exactly much of a jump.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 11:41

    well there's a motley crew right there. they look like they work for usf1.

    ah no...

    I've found a picture of USF1's entire workforce, you'd be surprised, theres actually quite a few of them...

    http://www.usgpe.com/jpeg/motorland/motorlandannouncement1-rg.jpg

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 11:43

    Perhaps. But Jenson went from white to silver which isn't exactly much of a jump.

    It's not the silver throwing me off in Jenson's case - it's the red. Especially after seeing him wear a lot of green the last three years.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 11:43

    And then you would have 1 set of clothes.....so that wouldnt be a sensible idea ;)

    Exactly! Problem solved :D

  • me12/01/2010 at 11:44

    No such regulation exists (to GP2 champions or otherwise). F1 drivers (even reserve ones) can't do GP2 races because they are on the same weekend as F1 races and mandatory elements of them clash.

    alia... are you sure?

    i thought liuzzi couldn't do gp2 because he was too experienced?

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 11:44

    Exactly! Problem solved :D

    but they'd be the one's you're wearing...so you'd just boil the whole time!

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 11:44

    It's winter here though. Icy snowed in winter. I've not been able to wear summer stuff for months. I kinda missed this summer too in work. It's more that I'm very attached to the skirts. I can't just abandon them at home...

    I'm sure you'll figure something out. ;)

  • me12/01/2010 at 11:44

    I've found a picture of USF1's entire workforce, you'd be surprised, theres actually quite a few of them...

    :)

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 11:45

    i thought liuzzi couldn't do gp2 because he was too experienced?

    i may be wrong...but GP2 was Int F3000 before...and if you've won GP2 then you cant return, Liuzzi won F3000 and so the same rule may apply

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 11:46

    I'm sure you'll figure something out. ;)

    Buy a bigger case? I'm sure I'll be able to leave some stuff alone. I just hadn't considered this being a problem. This case is double the size of anything I've even owned before and I've always managed.....

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 11:48

    i may be wrong...but GP2 was Int F3000 before...and if you've won GP2 then you cant return, Liuzzi won F3000 and so the same rule may apply

    he won it the year before it turned into GP2

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 11:49

    Buy a bigger case? I'm sure I'll be able to leave some stuff alone. I just hadn't considered this being a problem. This case is double the size of anything I've even owned before and I've always managed...

    Wow. This trip must be special, then. ;)

    Hehe. :D Well, I guess if you really can't leave anything behind, either you have to buy a bigger case or bring a second smaller case.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 11:51

    Hehe. :D Well, I guess if you really can't leave anything behind, either you have to buy a bigger case or bring a second smaller case.

    What pay for extra baggage allowance?? Are you mad?

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 11:52

    It's not the silver throwing me off in Jenson's case - it's the red. Especially after seeing him wear a lot of green the last three years.

    It would be worse if he'd gone to Ferrari then.

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 11:53

    What pay for extra baggage allowance?? Are you mad?

    It's the price you pay. ;) Better off leaving stuff behind, then...

    It would be worse if he'd gone to Ferrari then.

    The odds of that happening would make some very rich. :D

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 11:54

    Buy a bigger case? I'm sure I'll be able to leave some stuff alone. I just hadn't considered this being a problem. This case is double the size of anything I've even owned before and I've always managed...

    make sure you leave room for shopping.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 11:57

    make sure you leave room for shopping.

    You think I have money for shopping? :P I guess I can always abandon some stuff there....

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 12:02

    You think I have money for shopping? :P I guess I can always abandon some stuff there...

    At least you'll have extra clothes when you go back to Dubai. :D

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 12:04

    At least you'll have extra clothes when you go back to Dubai. :D

    Nick already stole some of my stuff when he went over there!

  • me12/01/2010 at 12:05

    At least you'll have extra clothes when you go back to Dubai. :D

    Nick already stole some of my stuff when he went over there!

    nick wears your clothes?

  • James12/01/2010 at 12:05

    nick wears your clothes?

    that went through my mind as well.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 12:05

    nick wears your clothes?

    That is far more information than we need!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 12:05

    nick wears your clothes?

    that went through my mind as well.

    This can only end well!

  • me12/01/2010 at 12:06

    That is far more information than we need!!

    i'm not judging. was just surprised. don't mind me.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 12:06

    nick wears your clothes?

    Hahaha I left some stuffs by accident and instead of returning them to me, he put them in his suitcase! Maybe I should be worried....

  • startledbunny12/01/2010 at 12:10

    That is far more information than we need!!

    whatever floats his boat

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 12:11

    nick wears your clothes?

    that explains alot

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 12:12

    Rapidly changing the subject, then, why is it news that the Cosworth engines are ready to be shipped? Were we concerned they wouldn't be?

  • startledbunny12/01/2010 at 12:12

    Rapidly changing the subject,

    thank you

  • me12/01/2010 at 12:12

    Rapidly changing the subject, then, why is it news that the Cosworth engines are ready to be shipped? Were we concerned they wouldn't be?

    slow news day and they sent out a press release and a picture.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 12:13

    slow news day and they sent out a press release and a picture.

    is it a good picture?

  • me12/01/2010 at 12:13

    is it a good picture?

    it's a picture of 10 engines.

    so no.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 12:14

    so no.

    bah.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 12:14

    slow news day and they sent out a press release and a picture.

    It seems a little bit Bridgestone, in that they need people to be talking about them. Otherwise Mercedes are getting all the headlines.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 12:15

    Following your expert advice, I've decided to go pack my case without further input!

  • me12/01/2010 at 12:16

    It seems a little bit Bridgestone, in that they need people to be talking about them. Otherwise Mercedes are getting all the headlines.

    i think it's more... we promise we're being equal, so here they all are lined up, ready for all the teams at once.

    except for usf1, cause theirs will take longer to get there.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 12:19

    except for usf1, cause theirs will take longer to get there.

    Bah, and they need theirs for the extra testing days!

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 12:19

    Bah, and they need theirs for the extra testing days!

    if i was one of the new teams i'd ask for the same to see if they say yes

  • me12/01/2010 at 12:19

    Bah, and they need theirs for the extra testing days!

    yes, but being based in america is so much more... well more.

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 12:20

    Afternoon all,

    A couple of observations from the pictures on dropio. I am surprised Schumacher is wearing an all red helmet. I assume he will be changing the colour just as he did when he went to Ferrari.

    It looks like we can expect a poor season for Ferrari this year. Every time they put a lot of white on the car or their drivers they have a bad season.

  • me12/01/2010 at 12:21

    A couple of observations from the pictures on dropio. I am surprised Schumacher is wearing an all red helmet. I assume he will be changing the colour just as he did when he went to Ferrari.

    any idea why he has turned into david coulthard?

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 12:23

    any idea why he has turned into david coulthard?

    Many years ago DC borrowed one of Schumacher's helmets at Monaco as his own were misting up and he couldn't see. I was amazed at the time that the same helmet fitted both heads. Maybe the chin disguised the jaw in the past.

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 13:01

    It looks like we can expect a poor season for Ferrari this year. Every time they put a lot of white on the car or their drivers they have a bad season.

    They wore a lot of white in 2007, and they were fine. They didn't win any titles in 1998 or 1993, though...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 13:02

    It looks like we can expect a poor season for Ferrari this year. Every time they put a lot of white on the car or their drivers they have a bad season.

    1975-1977 were good years too ;)

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 13:02

    Many years ago DC borrowed one of Schumacher's helmets at Monaco as his own were misting up and he couldn't see. I was amazed at the time that the same helmet fitted both heads. Maybe the chin disguised the jaw in the past.

    No white visor yet for DC then? ;)

    I love to joke that DC and Schumi actually swapped cars that day... :D

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 13:23

    Alex: "Guys, I think we need a wind tunnel. This cars gonna be rrrrubbish."

    Executives: "You're fired"

    *ahem*

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 13:34

    That went well. :) soon I shall know Amy's joy of a new pair of specs!

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 13:37

    That went well. :) soon I shall know Amy's joy of a new pair of specs!

    to be precise I got these and these (in purple of course) and I am not a man nor a child! I swear they were both on the ladies rack in the store!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 13:43

    That went well. :) soon I shall know Amy's joy of a new pair of specs!

    to be precise I got these and these (in purple of course) and I am not a man nor a child! I swear they were both on the ladies rack in the store!

    They look cool but I hate the brand name. Just a silly name!

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 13:45

    They look cool but I hate the brand name. Just a silly name!

    It scares old ladies :( It was the only plain black pair of glasses in the store that fitted my stupid small head. The amount of bend they have to put in the arms to stop them falling off my face is ridiculous. The glasses man was like 'wow there really is no distance between your eyes and ears!' but I think that is physically impossible :D

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 13:45

    That went well. :) soon I shall know Amy's joy of a new pair of specs!

    Is it Go to the Opticians week or something? :)

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 13:45

    Is it Go to the Opticians week or something? :)

    Definitely :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 13:45

    That went well. :) soon I shall know Amy's joy of a new pair of specs!

    Is it Go to the Opticians week or something? :)

    You'd have to be blind not to notice that! ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 13:47

    They look cool but I hate the brand name. Just a silly name!

    It scares old ladies :( It was the only plain black pair of glasses in the store that fitted my stupid small head. The amount of bend they have to put in the arms to stop them falling off my face is ridiculous. The glasses man was like 'wow there really is no distance between your eyes and ears!' but I think that is physically impossible :D

    I have a pair of silver metal reading glasses with brown arms. They are kinda square and modern but it took ages for me to get used to them. I hate having to wear them but I am a geek and I need them for VDU's!

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 13:48

    Definitely :)

    I am very impressed. I have to be dragged to the optician.

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 13:49

    I am very impressed. I have to be dragged to the optician.

    Like Rachel in friends?

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 13:49

    to be precise I got these and these (in purple of course) and I am not a man nor a child! I swear they were both on the ladies rack in the store!

    Mine are quite similar to the second ones you linked to actually, I have forgotten who made them though :( I saw them and it was love at first (albeit blurred) sight.

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 13:49

    I am very impressed. I have to be dragged to the optician.

    I find it kind of fun, I should go more often :D

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 13:50

    Like Rachel in friends?

    Nooo, I don't think I mind poking stuff in my eye, although I've never used drops, so you never know!

    (I looooove that bit!)

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 13:51

    Mine are quite similar to the second ones you linked to actually, I have forgotten who made them though :( I saw them and it was love at first (albeit blurred) sight.

    I came very close to buying two purple pairs but finally talked myself into perhaps getting two pairs that don't look exactly the same :D Specsavers and their two-for-the-price-of-one was very new to me, I'd only ever had one pair at a time before.

    Is it hard to try on new frames when you can't even see? I am pleased I can still see perfectly in the mirror, frame choosing is important!

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 13:51

    I saw them and it was love at first (albeit blurred) sight.

    Hehehe. There must be a gap in the market for greeting cards with this message on.

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 13:52

    (I looooove that bit!)

    It's a really very joyful bit. They look like they had a lot of fun doing it :)

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 13:52

    Is it hard to try on new frames when you can't even see? I am pleased I can still see perfectly in the mirror, frame choosing is important!

    I literally had my nose up against the mirror to see how it looked on me, that's how bad my sight is :(

    Although the lovely opticianist (is that right?) said that my eyes have improved since my last visit 2 years ago which is excellent news!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 13:53

    Although the lovely opticianist (is that right?) said that my eyes have improved since my last visit 2 years ago which is excellent news!

    optometrist. But I prefer your definition ;)

    I am a blogamist :D

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 13:53

    Although the lovely opticianist (is that right?) said that my eyes have improved since my last visit 2 years ago which is excellent news!

    high five!

  • Maverick12/01/2010 at 13:53

    non-time specific greetings, sidepodders (sidepodees? sidepodettes?)

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 13:53

    Ooooooooooooooh my. Broken Sword is coming to the iphone.

    Today is a good day.

  • Maverick12/01/2010 at 13:55

    Good to read Lukeh's vision has improved - we'll all have to be more careful about what we write about him

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 13:55

    Ooooooooooooooh my. Broken Sword is coming to the iphone.

    Wooooooooo!

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 13:56

    Good to read Lukeh's vision has improved - we'll all have to be more careful about what we write about him

    *holds face up against laptop screen to read*

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 14:00

    Good to read Lukeh's vision has improved - we'll all have to be more careful about what we write about him

    :D

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 14:02

    alia... are you sure?

    i thought liuzzi couldn't do gp2 because he was too experienced? {Comment #148}

    No. He couldn't do GP2 because he was a reserve F1 driver, which meant that he was supposed to be available for all mandatory F1 race weekend activities. Some of those clashed with GP2 mandatory activities.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:03

    kerrr-ping: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/01/12/video-nearly-killed-the-radio-star/

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:03

    No. He couldn't do GP2 because he was a reserve F1 driver, which meant that he was supposed to be available for all mandatory F1 race weekend activities. Some of those clashed with GP2 mandatory activities.

    i swear joe said something different on an aside show, but i don't have time to prove it.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:03

    Afternoon.

    I tried on Dad's (weak) reading glasses a while ago and it was like switching from normal TV to HD. Should get tested really...

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 14:04

    He does come from McLaren, though, and the knowledge he got from his days there might be what's convincing Peter Sauber to get him. {Comment #143}

    It didn't help him with the Force India in 2008; why would it help Sauber now?

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:04

    No. He couldn't do GP2 because he was a reserve F1 driver, which meant that he was supposed to be available for all mandatory F1 race weekend activities. Some of those clashed with GP2 mandatory activities.

    Hulkenberg was reserve last year and raced in GP2

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 14:05

    Afternoon.

    I tried on Dad's (weak) reading glasses a while ago and it was like switching from normal TV to HD. Should get tested really...

    While tidying up I found a pair of my old glasses. Prescription's still pretty good but they made me feel sick.... It's apparently been too long since I could see properly for my head to like it.

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 14:06

    Afternoon.

    I tried on Dad's (weak) reading glasses a while ago and it was like switching from normal TV to HD. Should get tested really...

    my new glasses gave me the same 'woah, clear!' when I put them on which I was not expecting because the prescription is exactly the same as the ones I'd literally just taken off. I guess the lenses were more scratched than I realised :D

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 14:08

    Ah I only see properly out of one eye :P

    I'm shockingly long sighted in my right eye. Like I can't see beyond the length of my arm. I used to wear glasses but they just give me a kind of seasick feeling. I'm far too used to my blindness....

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 14:10

    i swear joe said something different on an aside show, but i don't have time to prove it. {Comment #217}

    If an experience-related regulation exists concerning GP2, nobody has bothered to write it into the official FIA regulations. It would be typical of the FIA if it enforcing rules that do not officially exist, though.

    The "clashing events" thing definitely does exist in the International Sporting Code, so it's not even as if the FIA needs to invent a new regulation to stop F1 drivers from doing GP2 at the same time...

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 14:12

    Hulkenberg was reserve last year and raced in GP2 {Comment #220}

    Now that is strange. I was under the impression that that was technically impossible, if Williams had him as an official reserve (which, come to think of it, they did).

    In that case, it looks like stupid unofficial regulations are in force...

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 14:12

    i swear joe said something different on an aside show, but i don't have time to prove it. {Comment #217}

    2009 GP2 sporting regulations say "Any driver who previously won the GP2 Series Championship or any driver who completed a full season in

    the FIA Formula One World Championship will not be permitted to participate in the Series."

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:14

    The "clashing events" thing definitely does exist in the International Sporting Code, so it's not even as if the FIA needs to invent a new regulation to stop F1 drivers from doing GP2 at the same time...

    fair enough. i don't see how they clash though, the cars aren't on track at the same time.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 14:14

    Ooooooooooh!!! I can check another bag into the hold within my allowance!! It's a happy day! I can put shampoo in there and keep it away from my nice clothes. Joy, pure joy!!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 14:14

    i swear joe said something different on an aside show, but i don't have time to prove it. {Comment #217}

    2009 GP2 sporting regulations say "Any driver who previously won the GP2 Series Championship or any driver who completed a full season in

    the FIA Formula One World Championship will not be permitted to participate in the Series."

    Is that why Pantano didn't race in it last year?

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 14:14

    2009 GP2 sporting regulations say "Any driver who previously won the GP2 Series Championship or any driver who completed a full season in

    the FIA Formula One World Championship will not be permitted to participate in the Series."

    lower down the next page it also says "No driver nominated by a team participating in the FIA Formula One World Championship will be permitted

    to participate in the Series."

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:15

    2009 GP2 sporting regulations say "Any driver who previously won the GP2 Series Championship or any driver who completed a full season in

    the FIA Formula One World Championship will not be permitted to participate in the Series."

    ooh, that very well might be the one. thanks you amy.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:15

    Is that why Pantano didn't race in it last year?

    Yep

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:15

    lower down the next page it also says "No driver nominated by a team participating in the FIA Formula One World Championship will be permitted

    to participate in the Series."

    and that might be even better. :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 14:16

    Is that why Pantano didn't race in it last year?

    Yep

    Good. That was getting silly him being there!

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 14:16

    and that might be even better. :)

    I'm going to stop reading GP2 regulations now, I don't even watch it :D

  • Maverick12/01/2010 at 14:16

    fair enough. i don't see how they clash though, the cars aren't on track at the same time.

    More to the point, the driver is available at the right venue. There's an argument that with the lack of testing, F1 reserves should be in GP2 as a matter of course, to keep in racing trim. Even if that means they're non-point scoring combatants.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:16

    I'm going to stop reading GP2 regulations now, I don't even watch it :D

    i couldn't even find them. well done.

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 14:18

    i couldn't even find them. well done.

    oddly, I found them here http://www.acdme.com

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:18

    lower down the next page it also says "No driver nominated by a team participating in the FIA Formula One World Championship will be permitted

    to participate in the Series."

    Ahh. So if Grosjean had been let go by Renault late in 2009, he couldn't have gone back?

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 14:19

    Ahh. So if Grosjean had been let go by Renault late in 2009, he couldn't have gone back?

    He wouldn't have been nominated anymore would he.....

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:19

    Ahh. So if Grosjean had been let go by Renault late in 2009, he couldn't have gone back?

    nope. oddly jamie could still do the little car thing he was doing (i won't even attempt to guess). crazy regs.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:21

    More to the point, the driver is available at the right venue. There's an argument that with the lack of testing, F1 reserves should be in GP2 as a matter of course, to keep in racing trim. Even if that means they're non-point scoring combatants.

    I think in reality if a GP2 driver is called up to drive an F1 car, he'll drive it and leave the GP2 team without a driver. I also think the GP2 teams know and accept this, for the most part.

  • Maverick12/01/2010 at 14:22

    I think in reality if a GP2 driver is called up to drive an F1 car, he'll drive it and leave the GP2 team without a driver. I also think the GP2 teams know and accept this, for the most part.

    So the trick is for teams NOT to nominate a reserve driver

    Is that what Red Bull were up to?

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:26

    So the trick is for teams NOT to nominate a reserve driver

    Is that what Red Bull were up to?

    didn't they just panic because brendon wasn't good enough?

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:29

    So the trick is for teams NOT to nominate a reserve driver

    Is that what Red Bull were up to?

    No, I'd still nominate a reserve, just have his GP2 team know about it so they can prepare their own.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:30

    He wouldn't have been nominated anymore would he.....

    good point.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:30

    No, I'd still nominate a reserve, just have his GP2 team know about it so they can prepare their own.

    but once you nominate... the driver can't do gp2?

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 14:31

    Looks like Piquet is going to NASCAR

    http://www.npiquet.com/news.asp?NewsID=365

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 14:32

    Looks like Piquet is going to NASCAR

    ahahahaha.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:33

    Looks like Piquet is going to NASCAR

    http://www.npi...m/news.asp?NewsID=365

    proper nascar? not trucks?

    he's going to suck at that. i absolutely have to watch.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 14:33

    he's going to suck at that. i absolutely have to watch.

    Even I am tempted!

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:33

    proper nascar? not trucks?

    and he thinks he can win le mans?

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 14:34

    he's going to suck at that. i absolutely have to watch.

    its the ultimate challenge.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:34

    Even I am tempted!

    c'mon it'll be hilarious. he'll be worse than scott speed.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:36

    Even I am tempted!

    c'mon it'll be hilarious. he'll be worse than scott speed.

    although you'll likely be asleep.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 14:36

    although you'll likely be asleep.

    Best way to consume motorsport, I find.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:37

    Best way to consume motorsport, I find.

    :D

  • Maverick12/01/2010 at 14:37

    Best way to consume motorsport, I find.

    New tagline for you "We consume motorsport in our sleep"

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 14:39

    Even I am tempted!

    c'mon it'll be hilarious. he'll be worse than scott speed.

    although you'll likely be asleep.

    Is he that outcast?

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 14:39

    and he thinks he can win le mans?

    I hope he doesn't get in Franck's way.

    Mansell and his kids are doing Le Mans too

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 14:40

    I hope he doesn't get in Franck's way.

    Grrr, Klien.

  • Maverick12/01/2010 at 14:41

    Mansell and his kids are doing Le Mans too

    That just makes it sound like they're taking the caravan over to France

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:42

    but once you nominate... the driver can't do gp2?

    Yes he can. Being nominated doesn't mean 'taking part in the F1 WC'.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:42

    Mansell and his kids are doing Le Mans too

    That just makes it sound like they're taking the caravan over to France

    :P:P

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:42

    Yes he can. Being nominated doesn't mean 'taking part in the F1 WC'.

    ah I misread it, sorry. 'team taking part'. right.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:42

    Yes he can. Being nominated doesn't mean 'taking part in the F1 WC'.

    are you reading this line backwards... or am i:

    "No driver nominated by a team participating in the FIA Formula One World Championship will be permitted to participate in the Series."

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:43

    ah I misread it, sorry. 'team taking part'. right.

    phew. i am a bit tired, and a bit stupid, but i was sure that bit was correct :)

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:44

    Looks like Piquet is going to NASCAR

    http://www.npi...m/news.asp?NewsID=365

    heheh :-)

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:44

    proper nascar? not trucks?

    not sure. it only says 'NASCAR' so it could be any..

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:44

    not sure. it only says 'NASCAR' so it could be any..

    is nascar not the main series, or that the sprint, or race for the chase?

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:47

    is nascar not the main series, or that the sprint, or race for the chase?

    In Europe we say 'NASCAR' when we mean the Sprint Cup.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 14:48

    is nascar not the main series, or that the sprint, or race for the chase?

    In Europe we say 'NASCAR' when we mean the Sprint Cup.

    Highly unlikely he'll get a sprint cup ride - that would be impossible!

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:48

    Highly unlikely he'll get a sprint cup ride - that would be impossible!

    damn. there's no fun watching him in trucks :(

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 14:48

    damn. there's no fun watching him in trucks :(

    Is it an actual truck?

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:51

    Is it an actual truck?

    sadly not. this i think: http://www.welovesilverados.com/graphics/racing/racing.jpg

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 14:52

    sadly not. this i think: http://www.wel...ics/racing/racing.jpg

    F1 cars are the Mona Lisa compared to whatever that ghastly monstrosity is!

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 14:52

    That just makes it sound like they're taking the caravan over to France

    At least he will fit in the caravan

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 14:52

    sadly not. this i think: http://www.wel...ics/racing/racing.jpg

    Boo. I was hoping for Ice Road Truckers with a bit less ice.

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:52

    At least he will fit in the caravan

    yeeeouch!

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:53

    Boo. I was hoping for Ice Road Truckers with a bit less ice.

    http://www.britishtruckracing.co.uk/

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:53

    http://www.britishtruckracing.co.uk/

    fia sanctioned? good lord why?

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 14:53

    http://www.britishtruckracing.co.uk/

    Now that looks awesome. Piquet + that = disaster

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 14:54

    damn. there's no fun watching him in trucks :(

    There are several levels of NASCAR.

    Sprint Cup is the top level

    Nationwide is second division

    ARCA something or other

    All three use similar looking cars then there are trucks

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 14:54
  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 14:55

    Now that looks awesome. Piquet + that = disaster

    Piquet + any type of racing where crashing and bumping other cars is encouraged = disaster :)

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:55

    http://www.britishtruckracing.co.uk/

    Ooooooooh.

    that i was not expecting.

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 14:55

    that i was not expecting.

    at least it looks like a proper truck!

    Hello all.

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 14:56

    http://www.britishtruckracing.co.uk/

    This makes no sense to me.

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 14:56

    fia sanctioned? good lord why?

    Truck racing was really big about 10 years ago. There was a European championship with a few big name drivers in it. Trouble is they are so heavy that they are limited to 100 mph. If the driver goes over that limit they get a penalty.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:57

    All three use similar looking cars then there are trucks

    Trucks slots in between Nationwide and ARCA, although I think it is viewed as a retirement home..

  • me12/01/2010 at 14:57

    Truck racing was really big about 10 years ago. There was a European championship with a few big name drivers in it. Trouble is they are so heavy that they are limited to 100 mph. If the driver goes over that limit they get a penalty.

    sounds like the M6.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 14:58

    that i was not expecting.

    I can't believe it actually exists.

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 14:59

    sounds like the M6.

    It looked like it occasionally. The run into the first cornet could get really interesting.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 14:59

    fia sanctioned? good lord why?

    Pretty sure there's an FIA European Truck series, or there was

  • Journeyer12/01/2010 at 15:02

    Pretty sure there's an FIA European Truck series, or there was

    I saw either the British or European truck series on TV a few times. It's part of that "International Motorsports" show Haymarket (if I'm not mistaken) puts together.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 15:03

    http://www.britishtruckracing.co.uk/

    fia sanctioned? good lord why?

    Truck Racing is Ace! I remember going to Donington as a kid to watch them :)

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 15:03

    Pretty sure there's an FIA European Truck series, or there was

    There was and maybe still is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Z0eEEiT3U

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 15:07

    The FIA European Truck racing championship lives

    http://www.fia.com/sport/Regulations/truckregs.html

  • me12/01/2010 at 15:08

    *cough* wrong thread ;)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 15:08

    The FIA European Truck racing championship lives

    http://www.fia...ations/truckregs.html

    You can play it on rFactor too - it's loads of fun and almost impossible to take a hairpin in one of those things!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 15:09

    *cough* wrong thread ;)

    Gah!

    #BlameSteven

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 15:38

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80819

    Mr Piquet to Nascar

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 16:01

    nick wears your clothes?

    Official Confimation:

    I do Not Wear Alison or any other women's clothes!!!

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 16:03

    http://www.aut...s/report.php/id/80819

    Mr Piquet to Nascar

    so the man who crashed deliberately is going to a place where drivers are routinely run off the road...

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 16:05

    I do Not Wear Alison or any other women's clothes!!!

    Clearly I have missed something. I am not surprised that you don't wear Alison's clothes since she is in a different country. Once she gets there the odds of you wearing her clothes must increase.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 16:08

    Clearly I have missed something. I am not surprised that you don't wear Alison's clothes since she is in a different country. Once she gets there the odds of you wearing her clothes must increase.

    well she may be in a different country, her clothes...

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 16:10

    well she may be in a different country, her clothes...

    What? That would mean either she posted her clothes to him or he took them with him. How likely are either of those?

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 16:11

    I do Not Wear Alison or any other women's clothes!!!

    Coming from the guy who can't put the straw in the proper place, I'm not sure I believe you! ;)

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 16:11

    Ok, I will have to change the subject again.

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 16:12

    What? That would mean either she posted her clothes to him or he took them with him. How likely are either of those?

    She left a sock at my house... Since i was leaving the country and had no address i figured i would bring it with me then i could send it on to her, she then decided to come, so it is in my sock drawer awaiting a reunification with its partner!

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 16:12

    Ok, I will have to change the subject again.

    Thank You!!!

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 16:14

    Is pre-season testing open for people to go watch?

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 16:14

    Is pre-season testing open for people to go watch?

    Should be

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 16:14

    Ok, I will have to change the subject again.

    I apologise on Nick's behalf!

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 16:16

    Is pre-season testing open for people to go watch?

    It looks like it http://www.circuitvalencia.com/

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 16:16

    I apologise on Nick's behalf!

    Ooops!

  • me12/01/2010 at 16:17

    Is pre-season testing open for people to go watch?

    are we going?

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 16:18

    are we going?

    I just realised I might quite fancy it.

  • me12/01/2010 at 16:18

    I just realised I might quite fancy it.

    me too. what does it cost?

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 16:18

    me too. what does it cost?

    See Mr C *some* people are interested in testing ;)

  • me12/01/2010 at 16:19

    See Mr C *some* people are interested in testing ;)

    ahh, chuff :)

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 16:19

    me too. what does it cost?

    Looks like between 5 and 25 euros

    http://www.circuitvalencia.com/ver_noticia.html?cnt_id=29417

  • me12/01/2010 at 16:20

    Looks like between 5 and 25 euros

    five euros? just five euros?

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 16:20

    Looks like between 5 and 25 euros

    Well that is certainly more appealing than Spa!!

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 16:22

    five euros? just five euros?

    If you can convince them you are under 10 it looks like you go free! :P

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 16:23

    Afternoon everyone! How are you all?

  • me12/01/2010 at 16:23

    Well that is certainly more appealing than Spa!!

    and closer. so much closer.

  • me12/01/2010 at 16:24

    and closer. so much closer.

    i mean, physically it's probably farther away.

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 16:24

    Afternoon everyone! How are you all?

    Tis the birthday boy!

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 16:24

    If you can convince them you are under 10 it looks like you go free! :P

    We did get IDed recently, but 10 would be pushing it, I think.

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 16:26

    and closer. so much closer.

    Valencia is closer than Spa? Rockall must have been blown a long way south recently.

  • me12/01/2010 at 16:27

    Valencia is closer than Spa? Rockall must have been blown a long way south recently.

    :)

    is there testing at barcelona too? only cause i like the city.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 16:27

    We did get IDed recently, but 10 would be pushing it, I think.

    Bother!

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 16:28

    is there testing at barcelona too? only cause i like the city.

    I believe there is.

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 16:28

    is there testing at barcelona too? only cause i like the city.

    Someone posted all the pre-season tests recently but I can't remember who or where.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 16:29

    is there testing at barcelona too? only cause i like the city.

    It may or may not be on my brand spanking new calendar.

  • RG12/01/2010 at 16:29

    It may or may not be on my brand spanking new calendar.

    It is. I remember it there.

    Afternoon all.

  • me12/01/2010 at 16:29

    It may or may not be on my brand spanking new calendar.

    oooh. sorry.

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 16:30

    oooh. sorry.

    No probs. RG remembers it better than I do!

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 16:32

    My dog thought it was Christmas this morning. She was disappointed when she didn't get a present!

  • Alex Andronov12/01/2010 at 16:33

    We did get IDed recently, but 10 would be pushing it, I think.

    http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2009/12/27/another-barrier-to-ice-cream/

  • RG12/01/2010 at 16:36

    My dog thought it was Christmas this morning. She was disappointed when she didn't get a present!

    HB mate!

    So what did ya get then?

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 16:45

    So what did ya get then?

    A traveller's guide book on Nepal, a new day rucksack for when I go, and money, mostly.

    HB mate!

    Dhanyabad! (That's Nepali for thank you!)

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 16:46

    Haaaaaaaaaappy Birthday to Mr Tom

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 16:48

    I've also been promised a trip to Norwich, that's not exciting usually, but my parents have said they'll buy me a bow! :D

  • RG12/01/2010 at 16:48

    I've also been promised a trip to Norwich, that's not exciting usually, but my parents have said they'll buy me a bow! :D

    Surely thats Nottingham?

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 16:49

    Surely thats Nottingham?

    It's a bit far for me to go just to buy a bow.

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 16:50

    I've also been promised a trip to Norwich, that's not exciting usually, but my parents have said they'll buy me a bow! :D

    what kind of bow?

  • RG12/01/2010 at 16:50

    It's a bit far for me to go just to buy a bow.

    There was a Robin Hood link there... ;)

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 16:51

    what kind of bow?

    As in archery. It'll just be a basic one, I don't need much to be happy with.

    There was a Robin Hood link there... ;)

    I know, I know. ;)

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 16:52

    As in archery. It'll just be a basic one, I don't need much to be happy with.

    yes, I know "as in Archery" ;)

    Was just wondering what kind, compound, reflex, recurve, etc.

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 16:55

    yes, I know "as in Archery" ;)

    Ah yes, sorry. It'll be a recurve. Nothing special, just a riser, limbs and a string!

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 16:56

    Happy Birthday Tom!

    I once came very close to a very painful accident with archery. Put me off a bit :P

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 16:57

    Happy Birthday Tom!

    Dhanyabad!

    I once came very close to a very painful accident with archery. Put me off a bit :P

    I once caught myself quite badly on the inside of the arm with the string on a release a few years ago, left me with a huge bruise!

  • RG12/01/2010 at 16:58

    I once caught myself quite badly on the inside of the arm with the string on a release a few years ago, left me with a huge bruise!

    Should there just be a page on the wiki called 'Tom's sporting injuries'? ;)

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 16:58

    Ah yes, sorry. It'll be a recurve. Nothing special, just a riser, limbs and a string!

    very cool. It's something I've always wanted to try again, but am seriously lacking in time :)

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 16:59

    Should there just be a page on the wiki called 'Tom's sporting injuries'? ;)

    Possibly, but that's the only archery injury I've got!

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 17:00

    very cool. It's something I've always wanted to try again, but am seriously lacking in time :)

    I go the the club at my school, usually it's for learning how to use the bows, but Mr Peck, the instructor, just lets me get on with it now.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 17:11

    How do you say "Miep Gies"

    it's a name. Am struggling

    ta :)

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 17:12

    How do you say "Miep Gies"

    I have heard a few versions on the news. I don't think there are any Dutch speakers round here.

  • RG12/01/2010 at 17:13

    How do you say "Miep Gies"

    I'd guess at:

    Mee-ip Ji-ese

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 17:14

    Mee-ip Ji-ese

    yeah, thats what i thought. ta

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 17:14

    How do you say "Miep Gies"

    Ah, just looked at the Anne Frank trending topic on Twitter, now I know what you're talking about.

  • Kathi12/01/2010 at 17:15

    I would say Meep Geese

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 17:15

    I would say Meep Geese

    ah. you know everything about names! therefore i shall follow you! mwaha

    thank ye

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 17:23

    Gaarrrgh, more snow. And it's bucketing it down too.

    Shoo!

  • Kathi12/01/2010 at 17:24

    ah. you know everything about names! therefore i shall follow you! mwaha

    The dutch have a special way to pronounce 'g' which I can't describe.

    This report comes close to the right pronunciation

    (Also for Anne Frank if you're interested.)

  • James12/01/2010 at 17:24

    Gaarrrgh, more snow. And it's bucketing it down too.

    Shoo!

    Gaarrrgh, more snow. And it's bucketing it down too.

    oh dear. its not snowing this side of channel ;)

  • RG12/01/2010 at 17:25

    oh dear. its not snowing this side of channel ;)

    When you say that, I think you are in France...

  • James12/01/2010 at 17:26

    When you say that, I think you are in France...

    hehe. i can assure i'm not. :)

  • RG12/01/2010 at 17:28

    hehe. i can assure i'm not. :)

    Non?

  • James12/01/2010 at 17:31

    Non?

    i don't live in france ;)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:32

    Hi folks

    Grrrrrrrrrr, I don't wanna work 2 out of every 3 weekends, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

  • James12/01/2010 at 17:33

    Video of Alonso in Ferrari gear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8JFMzezLSE

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 17:34

    My computer froze on me. How dare it? I shall send it to the dungeons! Taking King for a day too seriously?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:36

    My computer froze on me. How dare it? I shall send it to the dungeons! Taking King for a day too seriously?

    Happy birthday Tom, btw

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 17:37

    Are you allowed hairspray on an aeroplane?

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 17:38

    Happy birthday Tom, btw

    Thank you very much Bassano!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:38

    Are you allowed hairspray on an aeroplane?

    Fluids are limited to 100ml in hand luggage

    Checked baggage will be fine

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 17:38

    Grrrrrrrrrr, I don't wanna work 2 out of every 3 weekends, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    Awwww :(

    Days off in the week are super fun though!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:38

    Are you allowed hairspray on an aeroplane?

    When do you go Alison?

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 17:39

    Fluids are limited to 100ml in hand luggage

    Checked baggage will be fine

    Okay so it won't explode in my suitcase or anything? (I'm blaming you.....)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:39

    Days off in the week are super fun though!

    7 earlies, starting on a Friday are a KILLER, though

    Missing heaps of Grands Prix too

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 17:39

    When do you go Alison?

    Tomorrow!!! Packing and me aren't getting along!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:39

    Okay so it won't explode in my suitcase or anything? (I'm blaming you.....)

    No, you'll be fine

    Same with anti-perspirant. Tis ok

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:40

    Tomorrow!!! Packing and me aren't getting along!

    Packing sux

    I do it last thing before I go to bed, in about an hour

    Treble check tickets & passport, anything else forgtton is tough

    I'll buy it there

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 17:41

    Video of Alonso in Ferrari gear: http://www.you...m/watch?v=_8JFMzezLSE

    So Ferrari have some gear with two white sleeves, some with no white sleeves and some with one. How odd?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:42

    So Ferrari have some gear with two white sleeves, some with no white sleeves and some with one. How odd?

    Is it like a substitute's kit? ;)

  • James12/01/2010 at 17:42

    So Ferrari have some gear with two white sleeves, some with no white sleeves and some with one. How odd?

    They have the white shirts that they used in free practice in singapore i believe as well.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:45

    Did Dan Gurney come up with the Gurney flap?

    Can't remember which team it was [could be Jordan] but I remember one of the designers/engineers being a Kylie fan and named one of the appendages on their car a 'Kylie Flap'. That was years ago though

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 17:47

    Is it like a substitute's kit? ;)

    It's like the traditional Ferrari indecision from the pre-Schumacher era

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 17:48

    Did Dan Gurney come up with the Gurney flap?

    Yes

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 17:49

    I'm hungry, and I'd say I'd have some of the big bar of Galaxy a lovely friend gave me but my thieving friends stole most of it.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:49

    Video F1 Minute in the FBFB - perfect!

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 17:52

    Hello again, home now.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 17:53

    is there testing at barcelona too? only cause i like the city.

    I believe there is.

    I really should visit my sister in Spain. Wonder how cheap it is to fly from the various testing venues to Vigo or Porto...

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:54

    Hi Pat

    @AdamBaldwinF1:

    Nelsinho Piquet says his immediate future is in NASCAR

    Not his long term then, he knows what's coming after that and it's not a promotion ;)

  • Steven Roy12/01/2010 at 17:54

    Did Dan Gurney come up with the Gurney flap?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurney_flap

    http://www.allamericanracers.com/gurney_flap.html

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:56

    Did Dan Gurney come up with the Gurney flap?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurney_flap

    http://www.all....com/gurney_flap.html

    Extremely simple yet highly effective

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:57

    I really should visit my sister in Spain. Wonder how cheap it is to fly from the various testing venues to Vigo or Porto...

    Train?

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 17:57

    Packing sux

    I do it last thing before I go to bed, in about an hour

    I was going to do it last week when I was more cheery about it but Nick told me this was a better plan....

    I'm not hugely impressed right now!! :) I have tickets and my passport. I guess I'll survive....

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 17:58

    7 earlies, starting on a Friday are a KILLER, though

    Oh erm yeah that's pretty rubbish :( Do you get extra days off other times I presume?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:58

    I'm not hugely impressed right now!! :) I have tickets and my passport. I guess I'll survive....

    There's not much that you can't pick up whilst there

    I presume he has access to washing facilities so you'll be fine

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 17:59

    I presume he has access to washing facilities so you'll be fine

    I'm not sure I'm going near them until he's got the Dettol out..... ;)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 17:59

    Oh erm yeah that's pretty rubbish :( Do you get extra days off other times I presume?

    Fri - Mon off. Then 7 lates [Tues - Mon] followed by 3 rest days

    Start the cycle again, repeat until sick to death

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:00

    I'm not sure I'm going near them until he's got the Dettol out..... ;)

    I bet he has a cleaner by now :)

    Or at least a temporary one to clear up before you arrive ;)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:01

    I bet he has a cleaner by now :)

    He needs one! He spilt something and I told him to get a cloth. He doesn't have a cloth.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 18:02

    Days off in the week are super fun though!

    7 earlies, starting on a Friday are a KILLER, though

    Missing heaps of Grands Prix too

    That doesn't sound good

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 18:02

    I really should visit my sister in Spain. Wonder how cheap it is to fly from the various testing venues to Vigo or Porto...

    Train?

    That would take a while.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:03

    That doesn't sound good

    At the moment it's 50/50 but my colleague has a better case for not being moved [he has kids and he coaches football on Saurdays]

    Supposedly it's temporary until that shift moves to Mon-Fri's

    Could be a month, could be 18 though :(

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 18:04

    I have obtained root beer for lunch.

    Awesome.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:04

    At the moment it's 50/50 but my colleague has a better case for not being moved [he has kids and he coaches football on Saurdays]

    That shouldn't be how life works though! Just because you don't have kids, doesn't mean you shouldn't be allowed to have time off to enjoy your life!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:05

    He needs one! He spilt something and I told him to get a cloth. He doesn't have a cloth.

    What does he wipe the fridge with when he's storing the meat on the wrong shelves?

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:05

    What does he wipe the fridge with when he's storing the meat on the wrong shelves?

    AAAAAARGH!

  • me12/01/2010 at 18:06

    That shouldn't be how life works though! Just because you don't have kids, doesn't mean you shouldn't be allowed to have time off to enjoy your life!

    well said.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 18:06

    That doesn't sound good

    At the moment it's 50/50 but my colleague has a better case for not being moved [he has kids and he coaches football on Saurdays]

    Supposedly it's temporary until that shift moves to Mon-Fri's

    Could be a month, could be 18 though :(

    Such is the life of the single worker.

    Nice vent on Twitter btw, I did something like that on FB the other day...

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:06

    That shouldn't be how life works though! Just because you don't have kids, doesn't mean you shouldn't be allowed to have time off to enjoy your life!

    Agreed, but if I was the manager having to make the decision, I'd pick me too

    Not sure if weekend working gives him childcare issues, that's a huge factor

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:07

    Nice vent on Twitter btw, I did something like that on FB the other day...

    I think it will be my latest FB update too

    Then 'friend' as many people on BA as I can find ;)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:08

    *in BA

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 18:11

    I think it will be my latest FB update too

    Then 'friend' as many people on BA as I can find ;)

    What you need is a Facebook group petition thing

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:11

    What you need is a Facebook group petition thing

    TOMMMMMMMM!!

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 18:11

    TOMMMMMMMM!!

    Yep, what do you want?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:12

    Yep, what do you want?

    Can you...

    Never mind, people have been sacked for less :)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:12

    I think it will be my latest FB update too

    Then 'friend' as many people on BA as I can find ;)

    Hehe you should write them a letter suggesting they don't discriminate against you due to your lifestyle choices. Either that or send them pictures of random babies and pretend you need to take them to swimming lessons on Sunday mornings :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:21

    Supposedly it's temporary until that shift moves to Mon-Fri's

    Could be a month, could be 18 though :(

    Have decided that if it's for more than a month or two then I'm gonna try to get out of this department. I can't face working 7's again long term.

    Bad for my health & my social life

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:22

    Bad for my health & my social life

    Yeah! How is shaving lady anyways, if it's not rude to ask?

  • me12/01/2010 at 18:23

    Yeah! How is shaving lady anyways, if it's not rude to ask?

    whaaat???

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 18:23

    Yeah! How is shaving lady anyways, if it's not rude to ask?

    whaaat???

    hehehe, i know exactly what they're going on about, but it's amusing anyhow

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:24

    Yeah! How is shaving lady anyways, if it's not rude to ask?

    The date I shaved for was a one-off

    I was seeing someone else {the double date dilema, I had} for a month or two but that fizzled out before Christmas

    Now they wanna take my weekends away, Nooooooooooooooo!

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:27

    Now they wanna take my weekends away, Nooooooooooooooo!

    Booooooooooooooooo!!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:27

    Now they wanna take my weekends away, Nooooooooooooooo!

    Half the reason that the last long-term relationship failed was because I worked 7 lates in a row and we never saw each other for so long

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:28

    Half the reason that the last long-term relationship failed was because I worked 7 lates in a row and we never saw each other for so long

    Yeah I can see that. It's hard to get anything in a routine if the cycle doesn't even work on a normal weekly or fortnightly basis.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:29

    Yeah I can see that. It's hard to get anything in a routine if the cycle doesn't even work on a normal weekly or fortnightly basis.

    And she was living with me!

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 18:29

    Half the reason that the last long-term relationship failed was because I worked 7 lates in a row and we never saw each other for so long

    At least you'll always have your Guinness.... ;)

    But seriously, those kind of jobs suck for social and relationship life.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:31

    But seriously, those kind of jobs suck for social and relationship life.

    Yeah, if it happens then I'm outa there as soon as I can transfer

    Not many departments hiring at the moment and externally is not much better

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 18:32

    Pressdog has video of IndyCar's new Sao Paulo street track. All we knew originally was that it was a street course, okay fine. Then they said Sao Paulo and everyone asked 'why not Interlagos?' or some other existing course. Now there is this video... and I can only see those questions being asked again.

    http://pressdog.typepad.com/dogblog/2010/01/video-of-brazil.html

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:38

    And she was living with me!

    Yeah but that probably makes it worse! You'd almost be better off seeing each other once a week and being awake and cheerful.

  • me12/01/2010 at 18:39

    this isn't the white visor, is it?

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/the-blue-visor-png

    alonso looks like he's been hit by a spade.

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 18:39

    this isn't the white visor, is it?

    White visor! I need a white visor! Please, I cannot see!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:40

    Yeah but that probably makes it worse! You'd almost be better off seeing each other once a week and being awake and cheerful.

    True

    The other reason was because we were in London & not Sydney [which is where she is now]

    If it wasn't for the global recession, I'd possibly be living there now too

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:40

    White visor! I need a white visor! Please, I cannot see!

    Undwivable undwivable?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:40

    this isn't the white visor, is it?

    http://drop.io...et/the-blue-visor-png

    alonso looks like he's been hit by a spade.

    And Massa looks as though they've just given him a wedgie

  • me12/01/2010 at 18:41

    If it wasn't for the global recession, I'd possibly be living there now too

    and what of giggles' blinds?

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:42

    True

    The other reason was because we were in London & not Sydney [which is where she is now]

    If it wasn't for the global recession, I'd possibly be living there now too

    Eurgh! Too hot!!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:43

    Eurgh! Too hot!!

    The Blue Mountains is quite nice but there aren't many airports near there.

    I need better transferable skills than aircraft maintenance

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:44

    *are [not is]

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:45

    *are [not is]

    If I knew how to draw those little hearts, I'd draw one now :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:46

    If I knew how to draw those little hearts, I'd draw one now :P

    The internet is killing my grammarz

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:47

    The internet is killing my grammarz

    At least you know it's wrong ;)

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 18:47

    What anando is REALLY looking at on the wall :)

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/anandolaugh-png

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:49

    What anando is REALLY looking at on the wall :)

    http://drop.io...asset/anandolaugh-png

    Ha ha, Schuey's 'tache

  • RG12/01/2010 at 18:56

    They are clearly aiming to be the Italian Minardi!

    Since when did they become ItaliaF1?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:56

    They are clearly aiming to be the Italian Minardi!

    US F1 are Italian?

    That explains a lot :)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 18:56

    They are clearly aiming to be the Italian Minardi!

    US F1 are Italian?

    That explains a lot :)

    Italian American!

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 18:57

    US F1 are Italian?

    That explains a lot :)

    All mouth, no substance? Sounds about right.... :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:57

    Italian American!

    Goodfellas F1

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 18:57

    US F1 are Italian?

    That explains a lot :)

    All mouth, no substance? Sounds about right.... :P

    Eh... whatta you meana I gotta sella lotta toasters-a?

  • me12/01/2010 at 18:58

    absolutely. i don't think i've ever seen a video inside the force india portakabin.

    Corrected :)

    hehe!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:58

    Eh... whatta you meana I gotta sella lotta toasters-a?

    They send one o'ours to tha pits, we send one o'there's to tha morgue!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 18:59

    They send one o'ours to tha pits, we send one o'there's to tha morgue!

    10 points for the origin of that parody

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 19:00

    10 points for the origin of that parody

    Sean Connery in the Untouchables.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:00

    They send one o'ours to tha pits, we send one o'there's to tha morgue!

    10 points for the origin of that parody

    Godfather

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:00

    10 points for the origin of that parody

    Unthouchables?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:00

    Godfather

    Nope

    Well done Jpan!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:01

    Well done Jpan!

    And Alison

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:01

    And Alison

    Yaaaaay!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:02

    Sean Connery in the Untouchables.

    Best Brian de Palma film ever!

    One of the few decent Costner films I can actually watch over again

    [wardrobe by Georgio Armani - fact]

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 19:03

    I fear we have gone off-topic.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:03

    Anyway, more video please Mr Windsor

    [you don't need to be in them]

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:03

    I fear we have gone off-topic.

    Well it's not like there's much more to say about USF1 to be honest :)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:03

    I fear we have gone off-topic.

    Sorry, force of habit ;)

  • me12/01/2010 at 19:04

    Well it's not like there's much more to say about USF1 to be honest :)

    *points to the daily, otherwise you're just creating us more work*

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:04

    *sulks*

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 19:05

    Well it's not like there's much more to say about USF1 to be honest :)

    I'm sure you guys will find something to complain about ;)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:05

    [Goes to the naughty step for 5mins] ;)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:05

    I'm sure you guys will find something to complain about ;)

    It's what we do best

    [Mock Americans ;)]

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:06

    Well it's not like there's much more to say about USF1 to be honest :)

    *points to the daily, otherwise you're just creating us more work*

    I guess the issue here is we go off on a tangent and then it snowballs. It's hard to judge when we go completely off-topic sometimes...

  • me12/01/2010 at 19:06

    *sulks*

    just think of it from a newbie's point of view.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:07

    just think of it from a newbie's point of view.

    You're right, it's why we have a Daily in the first place

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:07

    just think of it from a newbie's point of view.

    I'm not really sulking :D I understand. Conversation is completely unmanageable! I don't envy you guys.

  • me12/01/2010 at 19:07

    I guess the issue here is we go off on a tangent and then it snowballs. It's hard to judge when we go completely off-topic sometimes...

    personal rule of thumb:

    - is it about f1?

    - is it about the topic in question

    - can a new person with no prior spc knowledge understand the conversation?

  • me12/01/2010 at 19:08

    - can a new person with no prior spc knowledge understand the conversation?

    and most importantly, can they get involved?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:09

    [US F1 Mockery continues]

    How long is it going to be before someone put's Days of Thunder audio over one of US F1's vids :)

    There's nothing I can't do with a race car

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:09

    I guess the issue here is we go off on a tangent and then it snowballs. It's hard to judge when we go completely off-topic sometimes...

    personal rule of thumb:

    - is it about f1?

    - is it about the topic in question

    - can a new person with no prior spc knowledge understand the conversation?

    Fair enough.

    I recall a time where I tried to answer and switched to the daily and you implied it was better to stay in the wrong thread as it was easier to move the comments later?

    The other solution is to simply stop commenting?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:09

    [US F1 Mockery continues]

    How long is it going to be before someone put's Days of Thunder audio over one of US F1's vids :)

    There's nothing I can't do with a race car

    Make me a racecar Harry

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 19:09

    I guess the issue here is we go off on a tangent and then it snowballs. It's hard to judge when we go completely off-topic sometimes...

    What is more difficult is working out how to get something from a breakout into the Daily without breaking that train too..

  • me12/01/2010 at 19:10

    I recall a time where I tried to answer and switched to the daily and you implied it was better to stay in the wrong thread as it was easier to move the comments later?

    there is that too.

    The other solution is to simply stop commenting?

    no. christine will shove you in the right direction :)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:10

    Quotes Pat from the other thread

    What is more difficult is working out how to get something from a breakout into the Daily without breaking that train too..

    Am trying that

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:11

    Sorry, I didn't mean to mis-comment that one

    Quotes Pat from the other thread

    What is more difficult is working out how to get something from a breakout into the Daily without breaking that train too..

    Am trying that

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:12

    [US F1 Mockery continues]

    How long is it going to be before someone put's Days of Thunder audio over one of US F1's vids :)

    There's nothing I can't do with a race car

    Oooh I just had a thought. When Schumi collides with one of the USF1 guys:

    "No, no, he didn't slam you, he didn't bump you, he didn't nudge you... he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin'. "

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 19:12

    Anyway, here is the car the Mansells will be driving at Le Mans :-)

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 19:13

    Anyway, here is the car the Mansells will be driving at Le Mans :-)

    (don't be put off by Planet Le Mans link, they aren't connected to PF1)

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 19:13

    Oooh I just had a thought. When Schumi collides with one of the USF1 guys:

    "No, no, he didn't slam you, he didn't bump you, he didn't nudge you... he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin'. "

    I find it curious that I haven't seen Days of Thunder, while some of you guys have!

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 19:13

    Anyway, here is the car the Mansells will be driving at Le Mans :-)

    Ooh, shiny...

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:13

    I find it curious that I haven't seen Days of Thunder, while some of you guys have!

    Really? I love that film!

  • RG12/01/2010 at 19:14

    Anyway, here is the car the Mansells will be driving at Le Mans :-)

    Its, quite blue.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:14

    Oh he can drive. He can drive beyond the limits of the tyres, the engine, the car - anything else

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOUfvcIw0q4

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:17

    Really? I love that film!

    I don't think I could watch it again

    I liked Cruise in that Jamie Foxx film but that was about it

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:18

    I liked Cruise in that Jamie Foxx film but that was about it

    Collateral

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 19:18

    I liked Cruise in that Jamie Foxx film but that was about it

    There are only 2 films Tom Cruise doesn't annoy me in - Rain Man and Tropic Thunder. The rest, psshshspshs.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:19

    I liked Cruise in that Jamie Foxx film but that was about it

    There are only 2 films Tom Cruise doesn't annoy me in - Rain Man and Tropic Thunder. The rest, psshshspshs.

    Minority Report

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:19

    There are only 2 films Tom Cruise doesn't annoy me in - Rain Man and Tropic Thunder. The rest, psshshspshs.

    Rain Men is great

    Couldn't watch more than 15 mins of Tropic Thunder - terrible

    [That's just a cameo for Tom though, isn't it]

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:20

    Minority Report

    Read the Philip K Dick story instead, better

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 19:20

    Rain Men is great

    Couldn't watch more than 15 mins of Tropic Thunder - terrible

    [That's just a cameo for Tom though, isn't it]

    Yeah he just dances about and swears for 20 minutes really :)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:21

    Incidentally, Slumdog Millionaire is on tomorrow at 9pm on Channel 4

    We SO, should live comment it - it's a wicked film!

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:21

    I've just had what I think is my last balanced meal for while.... #stupidvegetarian

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:21

    I've just had what I think is my last balanced meal for while.... #stupidvegetarian

    Do they have felafels in Dubai?

    They're lovely

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:23

    Do they have felafels in Dubai?

    They're lovely

    I'd imagine so. They have humous. Maybe it was more of a slur on Nick's diet.... :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:23

    I'd imagine so. They have humous. Maybe it was more of a slur on Nick's diet.... :P

    I imagine you might eat out a lot ;)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:24

    I imagine you might eat out a lot ;)

    Yeeeeessss I get that impression......

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:24

    I imagine you might eat out a lot ;)

    Though Nick still thinks lager is a major food group

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:25

    Though Nick still thinks lager is a major food group

    Chups is vegetables right?

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 19:25

    Though Nick still thinks lager is a major food group

    If you had said Ale, I would have agreed.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:25

    Chups is vegetables right?

    Only in New Zealand ;)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:26

    If you had said Ale, I would have agreed.

    I've been drinking with Nick

    He likes Fosters, I thought he was unwell at the time but apparently not

  • me12/01/2010 at 19:26

    running away for a bit, hopefully back in time for tom's party (whenever that might be).

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:27

    running away for a bit, hopefully back in time for tom's party (whenever that might be).

    See ya in a bit

    We'll try to stay on topic

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:27

    Chups is vegetables right?

    Only in New Zealand ;)

    Indeed. They go best with Fush ;)

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 19:27

    I've been drinking with Nick

    He likes Fosters, I thought he was unwell at the time but apparently not

    well, we all know he's a bit... well... odd ;)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:27

    I've been drinking with Nick

    He likes Fosters, I thought he was unwell at the time but apparently not

    Yeah that's pretty gross! He asked me to get some at the duty free. I have politely declined....

  • me12/01/2010 at 19:27

    See ya in a bit

    We'll try to stay on topic

    in the daily? keep it clean and do as ya please ;)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:28

    well, we all know he's a bit... well... odd ;)

    That is true, he thought the Abu Dhabi GP was good

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 19:28

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/d/derby_county/8453055.stm

    Listen to this....

    It's....umm.....not sure what the word is!

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 19:29

    Listen to this....

    Hehe, just finished it. No surprise from Robbie :)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:30

    http://news.bb...by_county/8453055.stm

    Listen to this....

    It's....umm.....not sure what the word is!

    That interview needs more photos

    Jarno!!

  • RG12/01/2010 at 19:30

    Hehe, just finished it. No surprise from Robbie :)

    Yeah, at least he'll be gone by the time I get into journalism (hopefully)

    #pleasefortheloveofgoddontgointomanagement

    #donthiremebbcnottingham

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 19:31

    #donthiremebbcnottingham

    #orbbcderby

    ;)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:32

    Poor Nick. I might stop picking on him now....

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:32

    http://news.bb...by_county/8453055.stm

    Listen to this....

    It's....umm.....not sure what the word is!

    Is someone being told off by a teacher here?

  • RG12/01/2010 at 19:33

    #orbbcderby

    There's a bbc derby?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:34

    http://news.bb...by_county/8453055.stm

    Listen to this....

    It's....umm.....not sure what the word is!

    That's incredible. Robbie Savage suffers from 'Heather Mills Syndrome' - the more he says, the less he is right :D

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 19:34

    There's a bbc derby?

    Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage tells BBC Radio Derby that rumours.....

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:34

    That's incredible. Robbie Savage suffers from 'Heather Mills Syndrome' - the more he says, the less he is right :D

    You tell me!

  • RG12/01/2010 at 19:34

    Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage tells BBC Radio Derby that rumours.....

    Now I just clicked on the pretty play button y'see

  • RG12/01/2010 at 19:35

    That's incredible. Robbie Savage suffers from 'Heather Mills Syndrome' - the more he says, the less he is right :D

    Urm, I think he's got a point?

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 19:36

    Urm, I think he's got a point?

    Yeah I agree with him too, local radio should be behind their team not spreading silly rumours!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:36

    Urm, I think he's got a point?

    He's not handling it very well though

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 19:36

    That's incredible. Robbie Savage suffers from 'Heather Mills Syndrome' - the more he says, the less he is right :D

    Urm, I think he's got a point?

    He did at the beginning - but then by the end he just was talking like Eddie

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 19:36

    He's not handling it very well though

    Hehe, that is true. 10 minutes worth of argument is stretching it a biiiiit too far...

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 19:37

    Yeah I agree with him too, local radio should be behind their team not spreading silly rumours!

    Yes...but.....

    It's journalism, they can do what they want. If they had good results, they wouldn;t have said it.

  • RG12/01/2010 at 19:37

    He did at the beginning - but then by the end he just was talking like Eddie

    He's not exactly the one to back down though.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 19:37

    Hehe, that is true. 10 minutes worth of argument is stretching it a biiiiit too far...

    and then not answering any other questions...

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 19:38

    It's journalism, they can do what they want. If they had good results, they wouldn;t have said it.

    A good football journalist would know what they were getting themselves into with with Robbie Savage ;)

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 19:38

    F1 Minute plug: http://www.f1minute.com/2010/01/12/12-jan-10-red-bull-to-skip-first-test-of-the-year/

  • RG12/01/2010 at 19:40

    A good football journalist would know what they were getting themselves into with with Robbie Savage ;)

    I'm imagining Roy Keane with Robbie Savage as his assitant manager. Oooh.

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 19:41

    I'm imagining Roy Keane with Robbie Savage as his assitant manager. Oooh.

    Team Stubborn!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:41

    Hehe, that is true. 10 minutes worth of argument is stretching it a biiiiit too far...

    You tell me, you've got all the answers :D

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:42
  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 19:43

    I've just had what I think is my last balanced meal for while.... #stupidvegetarian

    #WehaveTastyFoodToo

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 19:44

    I imagine you might eat out a lot ;)

    I havent cooked since I have been here...

    *Affinity

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:46

    I havent cooked since I have been here...

    Is this why you don't own a cloth?

  • Janna12/01/2010 at 19:46

    Hello all, not had the best day but just catching up with the comments and laughing a lot. Thank you to everyone for cheering me up :lol: Also, Happy Birthday Tom

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:46

    I havent cooked since I have been here...

    Can you make Red Bull cakes though?

    Nick, are you around in March?

    Dubai, not England

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 19:46

    Poor Nick. I might stop picking on him now....

    Awe... Alison is lovely

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:46

    I havent cooked since I have been here...

    Is this why you don't own a cloth?

    Surely he spills the odd drop of beer on occasion?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:47

    Awe... Alison is lovely

    The rest of us made no such promises ;)

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 19:47

    Can you make Red Bull cakes though?

    I could, but i wouldnt, take out food is cheaper than cooking here => Fact

    Nick, are you around in March?

    Dubai, not England

    Really not sure yet, sorry dude

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:48

    Hello all, not had the best day but just catching up with the comments and laughing a lot. Thank you to everyone for cheering me up :lol: Also, Happy Birthday Tom

    Hi Janna

    YOU've had a bad day?

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 19:48

    Hello all, not had the best day but just catching up with the comments and laughing a lot. Thank you to everyone for cheering me up :lol: Also, Happy Birthday Tom

    Evening.

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 19:48

    Is this why you don't own a cloth?

    I do!

    *I was trying to convince her to do my washing*

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:48

    Really not sure yet, sorry dude

    Will chat nearer the time then

    I've a flight to use up & Alex won't come to Manilla

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:49

    I do! Now

    Adjusted for truth

  • Janna12/01/2010 at 19:49

    YOU've had a bad day?

    I know, I saw, poor you :(

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:50

    I know, I saw, poor you :(

    The transport industry is 'the suck!'

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 19:50

    Will chat nearer the time then

    I've a flight to use up & Alex won't come to Manilla*

    *Alison needed me to explain where this is :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:50

    *Alison needed me to explain where this is :P

    And you said her geogphy was bad? :D

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:50

    *Alison needed me to explain where this is :P

    You are in SO much trouble right now!!!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:51

    You are in SO much trouble right now!!!

    Busted!

  • JL12/01/2010 at 19:51

    Speaking of Tom Cruise, the adaptation possibilities are endless, all you have to do is add some aviators (check!), Reagan-era attitude, and stir:

    First 2010 press conference:

    SUTIL: What's your problem, Trulli?

    TRULLI: You're everyone's problem. Every time you drive, you're unsafe. I don't like you. You're dangerous.

    SUTIL: That's right, Trulli. I am dangerous. (MOCKINGLY CLINCHES TEETH)

    Reinvented in 2010, in 2nd place trailing whoever for the win...

    SCHUMI: ...too close for missiles, I'm switching to guns.

    ...

    BUTTON:...you can be my wingman anytime.

    HAMILTON: Bulls--t. You can be mine.

    If i had any wherewithal, I would put this on youtube immediately.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:52

    Busted!

    It's not even true!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:52

    It's not even true!

    I was referring to Nick

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 19:52

    You are in SO much trouble right now!!!

    Ooops! :mrgreen:

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:53

    I was referring to Nick

    But I doooooo know where Manilla is!

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 19:53

    Ooops! :mrgreen:

    *popcorn*

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 19:53

    Reinvented in 2010, in 2nd place trailing whoever for the win...

    SCHUMI: ...too close for missiles, I'm switching to guns.

    hahaha!

  • RG12/01/2010 at 19:53

    But I doooooo know where Manilla is!

    I suppose asking where won't be useful now.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:53

    *popcorn*

    :lol:

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 19:53

    But I doooooo know where Manilla is!

    I told her its circa Journeyer! :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:53

    I suppose asking where won't be useful now.

    Ask Journeyer, he might know

  • RG12/01/2010 at 19:54

    Ask Journeyer, he might know

    I know where it is, it was to test Alison...

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:54

    Someone cloned my Visa card and was trying to use it in Malta. There was mild confusion about where Malta is....

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:54

    I told her its circa* Journeyer! :P

    preposition

    (often preceding a date) approximately : built circa 1935.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:54

    Someone cloned my Visa card and was trying to use it in Malta. There was mild confusion about where Malta is....

    That's all!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:55

    Someone cloned my Visa card and was trying to use it in Malta. There was mild confusion about where Malta is....

    I know where Malta is

    It's where Maltesers are made

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 19:55

    preposition

    (often preceding a date) approximately : built circa 1935.

    *Often not always, it maybe used in common usage

    :P

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 19:56

    I know where Malta is

    It's where Maltesers are made

    by falcons

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 19:56

    *Often not always, it maybe used in common usage

    I think using maybe instead of may be might have harmed my case!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:57

    *Often not always, it maybe used in common usage

    'Approximately' is still incorrect usage :D

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:57

    I know where Malta is

    It's where Maltesers are made

    by falcons

    This is also true

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 19:57

    I think using maybe instead of may be might have harmed my case!

    Maybe

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 19:57

    I think using maybe instead of may be might have harmed my case!

    I'm shocked you noticed....

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:00

    I'm shocked you noticed....

    You're a good influence, obviously

    [You're = You are, Your = belonging to] :)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:00

    So, who's up for Live Commenting Slumdog Millionaire tomorrow?

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 20:01

    You're a good influence, obviously

    [You're = You are, Your = belonging to] :)

    #grammerqueens!

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 20:02

    #grammerqueens!

    you crack me up you really do...

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:02

    #grammerqueens!

    Surely you mean grammar?

  • Janna12/01/2010 at 20:02

    Surely you mean grammar?

    You got there before me!

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 20:02

    Surely you mean grammar?

    oh man

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:02

    #grammerqueens!

    you crack me up you really do...

    Can open. Worms... everywhere!

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 20:03

    you crack me up you really do...

    Surely you mean grammar?

    Now they're the queens of the spelling bee!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:03

    MR C!!!

    Can we get spellcheck for doohickey please?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:04

    Now they're the queens of the spelling bee!

    ^ Jealous

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 20:04

    Can we get spellcheck for doohickey please?

    #chrome ;)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:05

    #chrome ;)

    Actually, Firefox has a plug-in too, I think

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:05

    Actually, Firefox has a plug-in too, I think

    Or am I thinking of Safari on the Mac?

  • Nick in Dubai12/01/2010 at 20:07

    Im going to head to bed, big day tomorrow!

    good knight to you all!

  • Janna12/01/2010 at 20:08

    good knight to you all!

    Night sir!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:10

    good knight to you all!

    Seez ya fulla

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:10

    Im going to head to bed, big day tomorrow!

    Of course, the cleaner's coming in the morning before Alison arrives

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:11

    Now they're the queens of the spelling bee!

    Jenson can't spell either

    http://twitpic.com/xtp9q

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 20:13

    Talking of Jenson, Lukeh should watch out, Lou's invited him to come to hers for some skiing ;)

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 20:13

    Good evening!

    Writing the minutes of a meeting that took place a month ago is rather hard and tedious :( I'm having a break!

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 20:13

    Talking of Jenson, Lukeh should watch out, Lou's invited him to come to hers for some skiing ;)

    I will happily take second to jenson

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:15

    Writing the minutes of a meeting that took place a month ago is rather hard and tedious :( I'm having a break!

    How can you remember what they were talking about, since 98% of meetings are drivel

    [Even if you have notes]

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 20:16

    How can you remember what they were talking about, since 98% of meetings are drivel

    [Even if you have notes]

    Exactly! I was supposed to write them up ages ago, but I didn't and am now regretting it! :(

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:20

    How can you remember what they were talking about, since 98% of meetings are drivel

    [Even if you have notes]

    Fact: I had a meeting this morning to establish how we could improve another, weekly meeting

    WTF?

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 20:22

    Fact: I had a meeting this morning to establish how we could improve another, weekly meeting

    We're switching to an "agile development" methodology. Which doesn't have meetings, it has "Scrums".

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 20:24

    Fact: I had a meeting this morning to establish how we could improve another, weekly meeting

    Oh dear... thankfully we only have a monthly meeting/audit session which are usually productive. But my head of dept has endless useless meetings.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 20:24

    How can you remember what they were talking about, since 98% of meetings are drivel

    [Even if you have notes]

    Fact: I had a meeting this morning to establish how we could improve another, weekly meeting

    WTF?

    Our meetings just involve us sitting there listening to engineers - no point making a contribution as it's shot down anyway!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:27

    Oh dear... thankfully we only have a monthly meeting/audit session which are usually productive. But my head of dept has endless useless meetings.

    In my last department, the senior manager would have a team meeting on Monday morning so he would have all the answers to the potential rollicking in the meeting [about the SAME subject] with the big bosses

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:27

    Our meetings just involve us sitting there listening to engineers - no point making a contribution as it's shot down anyway!

    True

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 20:28

    Of course, the cleaner's coming in the morning before Alison arrives

    I wish! He was supposed to be cleaning tonight but apparently the pub is more appealing :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:29

    I wish! He was supposed to be cleaning tonight but apparently the pub is more appealing :P

    At least the kitchen should be clean, if he never uses it

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 20:29

    At least the kitchen should be clean, if he never uses it

    Mmmmm dusty!

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 20:32

    I wish! He was supposed to be cleaning tonight but apparently the pub is more appealing :P

    I can't really judge.... I'm supposed to be packing but I'm definitely finding lying on the sofa to be more fun!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:34

    I can't really judge.... I'm supposed to be packing but I'm definitely finding lying on the sofa to be more fun!

    At least you're not in the pub

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 20:34

    At least you're not in the pub

    I can't get to the pub! Too cold!!!

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 20:37

    I can't get to the pub! Too cold!!!

    that's the sound of a quitter talkin'! There is NO SUCH THING as "too cold" to go to the pub!

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 20:39

    that's the sound of a quitter talkin'! There is NO SUCH THING as "too cold" to go to the pub!

    I'm not a big drinker tbh #sorrybassano

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 20:41

    I'm not a big drinker tbh #sorrybassano

    S'ok, designated drivers are always welcome at SidepodPubbing too ;)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 20:43

    S'ok, designated drivers are always welcome at SidepodPubbing too ;)

    A glamourous life you all want me to lead.... Washing, cleaning, driving! I think not :P

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 20:56

    Okay action plan! Shower, finish packing, then relax! Serious risk of waking up in the morning and having a panic on!

  • Janna12/01/2010 at 21:04

    Okay action plan! Shower, finish packing, then relax! Serious risk of waking up in the morning and having a panic on!

    Hope everything goes smoothly for your journey and remember, Don't Panic!

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:09

    Hope everything goes smoothly for your journey and remember, Don't Panic!

    I'm not a nervous flyer particularly. I get very sore ears! I'm just highly disorganised :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:10

    Okay action plan! Shower, finish packing, then relax! Serious risk of waking up in the morning and having a panic on!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwre_xhx6ow

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:10

    I'm not a nervous flyer particularly. I get very sore ears! I'm just highly disorganised :P

    Get drunk, fall asleep. Best strategy

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:11

    Okay action plan! Shower, finish packing, then relax! Serious risk of waking up in the morning and having a panic on!

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=Kwre_xhx6ow

    Haven't heard that song in AGES

    Madder Rose were brilliant

  • Chris12/01/2010 at 21:11

    Get drunk, fall asleep. Best strategy

    :D

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:12

    Get drunk, fall asleep. Best strategy

    :D

    Is how I manged to get to Sydney & back in Economy, twice

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:13

    Get drunk, fall asleep. Best strategy

    Better advice than what other people told me.... If one more person tells me it'll go away when I swallow I'll deck them! If your pain goes away when you swallow, it's on a whole different level to mine which feels like drilling into your skull might....

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:13

    Better advice than what other people told me.... If one more person tells me it'll go away when I swallow I'll deck them! If your pain goes away when you swallow, it's on a whole different level to mine which feels like drilling into your skull might....

    I hold my nose and blow till it pops

    #maynotbesoundmedicaladvice

  • Chris12/01/2010 at 21:14

    Get drunk, fall asleep. Best strategy

    Better advice than what other people told me.... If one more person tells me it'll go away when I swallow I'll deck them! If your pain goes away when you swallow, it's on a whole different level to mine which feels like drilling into your skull might....

    My grandma sucks on a mint. She claims it helps. You could try that...

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:15

    My grandma sucks on a mint. She claims it helps. You could try that...

    Booze is more fun than mints

    #bassano'srulesoflife

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:15

    I hold my nose and blow till it pops

    #maynotbesoundmedicaladvice

    I'm scared I burst my ear drums. It doesn't pop! I'm maybe anatomically strange. The only person I've met that seems to get the pain is my mum. This might point to me being weirdly formed.....

  • Chris12/01/2010 at 21:15

    Booze is more fun than mints

    #bassano'srulesoflife

    Remind me to sit next to Amy at Spa! :p

  • Chris12/01/2010 at 21:16

    :p

    Note to self: sticking out tongue smiley doesn't work!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:16

    I'm scared I burst my ear drums. It doesn't pop! I'm maybe anatomically strange. The only person I've met that seems to get the pain is my mum. This might point to me being weirdly formed.....

    It's just pressure trying to equalise whn the cabin altitude changes too quickly

    Similar to when you go diving, they get you to do it then

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 21:17

    Note to self: sticking out tongue smiley doesn't work!

    :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:17

    Remind me to sit next to Amy at Spa! :p

    I'll make sure she's drunk by the time she arrives

    [someone needs to on the way over and it can't be me if I'm driving]

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:18

    It's just pressure trying to equalise whn the cabin altitude changes too quickly

    Similar to when you go diving, they get you to do it then

    But it won't go away.... Sometimes for hours after I've landed. It's that bad I feel like crying or rocking myself on the floor or something. I've never felt something so sore my whole life.

  • Chris12/01/2010 at 21:18

    I'll make sure she's drunk by the time she arrives

    [someone needs to on the way over and it can't be me if I'm driving]

    lol

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 21:18

    I'm scared I burst my ear drums. It doesn't pop! I'm maybe anatomically strange. The only person I've met that seems to get the pain is my mum. This might point to me being weirdly formed.....

    I once had the most horrendous pain on take-off and landing but I had an awful cold at the time. It was so damn painful, like someone sticking knives in my ears!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 21:19

    It's just pressure trying to equalise whn the cabin altitude changes too quickly

    Similar to when you go diving, they get you to do it then

    But it won't go away.... Sometimes for hours after I've landed. It's that bad I feel like crying or rocking myself on the floor or something. I've never felt something so sore my whole life.

    Then you need to see an ear, nose and throat specialist.

    Or try an ear canal spray?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:19

    But it won't go away.... Sometimes for hours after I've landed. It's that bad I feel like crying or rocking myself on the floor or something. I've never felt something so sore my whole life.

    You have complicated plumbing, have you seen any ear, nose & throat docs about it?

    Seriously, have 3 or 4 drinks then snooze. [Have water on standby before sleeping]

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:20

    Or try an ear canal spray?

    Don't know what that is but sounds like it might be useful for unsticking boats

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:21

    Then you need to see an ear, nose and throat specialist.

    Yeah I guess. I can't breathe through my nose properly! I presume it's related.... I'm not sure it's worth doing anything about. It just makes me very dehydrated and yeah I have a painful flying problem. Not worth surgery....

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 21:21

    Or try an ear canal spray?

    Don't know what that is but sounds like it might be useful for unsticking boats

    It's just a saltwater solution you spray in your ears to keep 'em clean.

    Works wonders and improves hearing response too!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:22

    Not worth surgery....

    Unless you want a new or straighter nose

  • Chris12/01/2010 at 21:22

    Not worth surgery....

    Who said surgery?

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 21:22

    PING: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/01/12/ready-to-test-the-water/

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:24

    Who said surgery?

    I've seen a doctor about the dehydration before. I know I have oddly formed nasal passages. Your inner ear links in here. That's how the pressure is equalised. It makes sense that the problems are related.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:25

    Unless you want a new or straighter nose

    :( My nose is fine thanks for asking. How rude!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:25

    I've seen a doctor about the dehydration before. I know I have oddly formed nasal passages. Your inner ear links in here. That's how the pressure is equalised. It makes sense that the problems are related.

    I wouldn't suggest pipe cleaners

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 21:25

    Oh my goodness. Now this is a mashup, I can't believe how well all 10 songs go into it!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:25

    :( My nose is fine thanks for asking. How rude!

    Just checking

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:27

    Just checking

    I'd expect better from you!

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 21:28

    I'd expect better from you!

    Sorry Bassano but I really wouldn't :-)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:29

    Sorry Bassano but I really wouldn't :-)

    Hehehe poor nose....

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 21:29

    Sorry Bassano but I really wouldn't :-)

    Although you're better than Nick by an order of magnitude

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:29

    I'd expect better from you!

    Sorry Bassano but I really wouldn't :-)

    None taken

    I've never seen Alison's nose, I couldn't possibly comment on it's aesthetics

    Wasn't poking fun, sorry for causing any offence

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:30

    Although you're better than Nick by an order of magnitude

    :lol:

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:30

    I've never seen Alison's nose, I couldn't possibly comment on it's aesthetics

    Wasn't poking fun, sorry for causing any offence

    Hehe I'm not offended :D

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:30

    Although you're better than Nick by an order of magnitude

    Hahaha so nearly said this....

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:30

    Hehe I'm not offended :D

    Phew, cos a driver would be really handy in Scotland ;)

    [too soon?]

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)12/01/2010 at 21:31

    night guys!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:31

    Night Gavin

    Loved the printer post by Oatmeal btw

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 21:32

    night guys!

    Night

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 21:32

    Loved the printer post by Oatmeal btw

    me too :-)

  • RG12/01/2010 at 21:32

    night guys!

    night mate.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:32

    Phew, cos a driver would be really handy in Scotland ;)

    Ooooh you think you're allowed to meet Alphonso? Pushing it a little perhaps....

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:35

    Ooooh you think you're allowed to meet Alphonso? Pushing it a little perhaps....

    You wanted me to babysit him last week

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:36

    You wanted me to babysit him last week

    Your response has made me realise he needs more care than you can give!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:37

    Your response has made me realise he needs more care than you can give!

    This may be true, apparently - I'm a bad influence. Mr C said so

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:41

    If I tweet a lot about Guinness, do you think they'll start following me too?

    Maybe there are freebies to be had

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 21:41

    Hello, sorry, meeting went on later than planned :( As much as I love this trip, over an hour on my birthday spent talking about it is not fun.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:42

    Hello, sorry, meeting went on later than planned :( As much as I love this trip, over an hour on my birthday spent talking about it is not fun.

    Is this the Everest thing?

    Planning is probably advisable, if so

  • Chris12/01/2010 at 21:42

    Hello, sorry, meeting went on later than planned :( As much as I love this trip, over an hour on my birthday spent talking about it is not fun.

    That reminds me. Happy birthday!

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 21:43

    Is this the Everest thing?

    Planning is probably advisable, if so

    It is, yes, but we were just snowballing fundraising ideas about and listening to my teacher go on about all this really expensive equipment I don't need.

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 21:43

    That reminds me. Happy birthday!

    Thank you!

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 21:46

    Cake is good though, redeemed the evening a bit.

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 21:48

    Cake is good though, redeemed the evening a bit.

    Yay for cake! I get yummy cake tomorrow and on Friday too XD

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 21:48

    Yay for cake! I get yummy cake tomorrow and on Friday too XD

    It is chocolate, like I told you it would. Rather good too, even with bits of flake on it...

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 21:50

    It is chocolate, like I told you it would. Rather good too, even with bits of flake on it...

    Mmmh sounds yum! One cake we're having is that Italian one that I can never remember the name of...

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 21:51

    Mmmh sounds yum! One cake we're having is that Italian one that I can never remember the name of...

    T'is rather. To the point of eating all 15 servings it apparently has...

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:52

    Mmmh sounds yum! One cake we're having is that Italian one that I can never remember the name of...

    Tiramisu or Panettone?

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 21:52

    Tiramisu or Panettone?

    Ah that's it Panettone! Thanks :D

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 21:52

    Tiramisu or Panettone?

    Isn't the last one a brand of shampoo? Oh, you said Panettone... :D

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:53

    Ah that's it Panettone! Thanks :D

    That's Christmas cake!

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 21:53

    T'is rather. To the point of eating all 15 servings it apparently has...

    Oh right... feeling sick yet?

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 21:53

    Ah that's it Panettone! Thanks :D

    Oooh that smells very good while it's cooking. The taste always disappoints me!

    Okay genuinely I'm going to pack! If you see me again ask me if I'm ready to pick up my case and walk out the door with it!!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:53

    Isn't the last one a brand of shampoo? Oh, you said Panettone... :D

    It cracks me up that the Aussies or Americans call Pantene: Pan Teen

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 21:54

    Oh right... feeling sick yet?

    No, because I haven't done it. I don't think everyone else would be happy with me for eating it all.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:54

    Ah that's it Panettone! Thanks :D

    That's Christmas cake!

    That's Christmas cake!

    http://italianfood.about.com/library/rec/blr0946.htm

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 21:55

    That's Christmas cake!

    Yep, a bit late and I'm sure the other cake we're having is Stollen.... hahaha

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 21:55

    http://italian...brary/rec/blr0946.htm

    Is it just me or is it green?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:55

    Yep, a bit late and I'm sure the other cake we're having is Stollen.... hahaha

    Panettone lasts for ages, as long as it's not opened

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:56

    Is it just me or is it green?

    It's yellow-ish but there are lot's of varieties

    Maybe this one has spinach in it :)

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 21:56

    It cracks me up that the Aussies or Americans call Pantene: Pan Teen

    That's how it's written :-)

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 21:57

    Panettone lasts for ages, as long as it's not opened

    I think it was a gift for one of my colleagues at work and she's bringing it in as her husband won't let her eat it.... nasty man!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:57

    That's how it's written :-)

    It's Pan Ten!

    Just how it's not Prem-eer. Prem-e-air!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:57

    I think it was a gift for one of my colleagues at work and she's bringing it in as her husband won't let her eat it.... nasty man!

    More cake for you

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 21:58

    Pat, did you see the Madder Rose link?

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 21:58

    More cake for you

    True, true! Lovely man, in that case then ;)

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 21:59

    Mum's just forwarded a load of stupid exam answers. Inspiring stuff. I only wish I was that funny.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 22:00

    Pat, did you see the Madder Rose link?

    Yeah, it was good, never heard it before

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:01

    Yeah, it was good, never heard it before

    I love Madder Rose

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madder_Rose

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:03

    Pat, did you see the Madder Rose link?

    Yeah, it was good, never heard it before

    Their most famous song is probably Ultra Anxiety (Teenage Style)

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 22:04

    Woohoo! I think I've finally finished writing the minutes, 3 weeks after I should have done them, oops. Just need to read them through and hope it all makes sense...

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 22:04

    Woohoo! I think I've finally finished writing the minutes, 3 weeks after I should have done them, oops. Just need to read them through and hope it all makes sense...

    Procrastination? I'm an expert...

  • jpancoast12/01/2010 at 22:05

    Procrastination? I'm an expert...

    I would be, too, but I'm putting off practicing at it.

  • Saira12/01/2010 at 22:06

    Procrastination? I'm an expert...

    Oh I'm afraid I go beyond procrastination... I never do anything like that on time :(

  • RG12/01/2010 at 22:08

    I would be, too, but I'm putting off practicing at it.

    I'm a pessimist, but not a very good one because I don't think I could do it.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:09

    I'm a pessimist, but not a very good one because I don't think I could do it.

    The glass isn't half empty or half full, it's the wrong sized vessel for a given volume of liquid

    #engineer

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 22:10

    Their most famous song is probably Ultra Anxiety (Teenage Style)

    Pretty good. Would probably have to listen a few times to 'get' it, I'm like that..

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 22:10

    The glass isn't half empty or half full, it's the wrong sized vessel for a given volume of liquid

    #engineer

    :-)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:10

    Pretty good. Would probably have to listen a few times to 'get' it, I'm like that..

    I used to have some, I'll DM you

  • Christine12/01/2010 at 22:11

    Have blogged about islands and stuff: http://smarterthanyouraverage.com/2010/01/12/what-would-you-bring/

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 22:13

    Their most famous song is probably Ultra Anxiety (Teenage Style)

    I've been listening to My Latest Novel. They like to start slow and quiet and build up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4AqxgNKC9U

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 22:15

    Have blogged about islands and stuff: http://smarter...what-would-you-bring/

    Have replied, although in predictable fashion perhaps :)

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 22:16

    Wow, I'm tired. Do I really want an early night though? This day only comes round once a year and I want to savour it.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:17

    I've been listening to My Latest Novel. They like to start slow and quiet and build up.

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=N4AqxgNKC9U

    Interesting

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 22:18

    Have blogged about islands and stuff: http://smarter...what-would-you-bring/

    I will have a think!

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 22:22

    Really am surprised RG hasn't followed his idea through and put a Tom's Sporting Injury page up on the wiki.

  • RG12/01/2010 at 22:23

    Really am surprised RG hasn't followed his idea through and put a Tom's Sporting Injury page up on the wiki.

    Media work intervened.

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 22:24

    Media work intervened.

    Ah, I see.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:24

    Great hat

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/0281-jpg

    &

    Ha ha

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/beer-wine-parlour-jpg

  • RG12/01/2010 at 22:25

    Ah, I see.

    I appear to have the wiki open now however.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 22:26

    Right! You can all rest easy! I am completely packed! All I need to do in the morning is get dressed (in clothes I've laid out) put laptop in bag and leave :)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 22:27

    Oooh I had another stupid question Bassano... Can you put a small needle in handluggage? I mean like a sewing needle not like..... :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:27

    Oooh I had another stupid question Bassano... Can you put a small needle in handluggage? I mean like a sewing needle not like..... :P

    Probably not

    You want to sew?

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:28

    Oooh I had another stupid question Bassano... Can you put a small needle in handluggage? I mean like a sewing needle not like..... :P

    so very much no :D

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 22:28

    Right! You can all rest easy! I am completely packed! All I need to do in the morning is get dressed (in clothes I've laid out) put laptop in bag and leave :)

    Good job!

    I was just trying to decide what to do. Although I started that 2hrs ago and haven't done anything since.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 22:29

    I was just trying to decide what to do. Although I started that 2hrs ago and haven't done anything since.

    Finish the Nascar bit of this calendar, I think...

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:30

    I was just trying to decide what to do. Although I started that 2hrs ago and haven't done anything since.

    I came to the library at 8ish to do some work, found myself an hour later looking at some books that are so completely unrelated to what i came in for....and then i sat down to do some writing....i did a sentance or two and am now on here..

  • RG12/01/2010 at 22:33

    Oops.

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Tom+G's+Sporting+Injuries

  • RG12/01/2010 at 22:34

    Oops.

    That could also work on the failed link

    Try again

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:38

    Oops.

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Tom+G's+Sporting+Injuries

    I have a scarred knuckle from Giggles' Window Blind Installation

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 22:42

    You want to sew?

    Girl's got to occupy herself while her man's at work :P

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:43

    Girl's got to occupy herself while her man's at work :P

    do they not sell sewing needles in Dubai?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:43

    Girl's got to occupy herself while her man's at work :P

    Best put it in your checked baggage then

    He not taking any days off then?

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 22:43

    Loving that this page has grown a lot since I last looked at it. Needs updating though. I want to know where you've been so we can compare notes!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:43

    do they not sell sewing needles in Dubai?

    Is cheaper to pay a man to darn your socks

    Probably

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:44

    Girl's got to occupy herself while her man's at work :P

    do they not sell sewing needles in Dubai?

    and wait a second...you're going to Dubai!! DUBAI!! and you're going to sew?

    Am dissapointed

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 22:44

    I came to the library at 8ish to do some work, found myself an hour later looking at some books that are so completely unrelated to what i came in for....and then i sat down to do some writing....i did a sentance or two and am now on here..

    easily done

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 22:45

    Best put it in your checked baggage then

    He not taking any days off then?

    Hehe shall do. Couldn't really be bothered opening the bag again :)

    Space for bought stuff = minus

    Money for buying stuff = minus

  • RG12/01/2010 at 22:46

    I didn't realise Santander had a new Lewis Hamilton advert out?

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:46

    Space for bought stuff = minus

    Money for buying stuff = minus

    By a bag

    Put shopping on credit card

    #notsoundfinancialadvice

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 22:46

    Best put it in your checked baggage then

    He not taking any days off then?

    Also no. The answer to your other question is no. Most definitely not.

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 22:47

    Evening all. Can someone have a look at what I've written for my personal statement so far and some help on what to put next? :)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:47

    I didn't realise Santander had a new Lewis Hamilton advert out?

    They were in London this morning, filming, weren't they?

    Or was that yesterday

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 22:47

    and wait a second...you're going to Dubai!! DUBAI!! and you're going to sew?

    I got lost on the Strand.... You think I'm trusted to go out by myself?

  • RG12/01/2010 at 22:48

    They were in London this morning, filming, weren't they?

    Or was that yesterday

    It didn't look like London to me :)

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:48

    I got lost on the Strand.... You think I'm trusted to go out by myself?

    True story.

    Nick can run for you again ;)

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:48

    Evening all. Can someone have a look at what I've written for my personal statement so far and some help on what to put next? :)

    shoot!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:48

    It didn't look like London to me :)

    Link?

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 22:48

    shoot!

    Where can I post it?

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:48

    Evening all. Can someone have a look at what I've written for my personal statement so far and some help on what to put next? :)

    shoot!

    you shouldnt put it here though :D will take up sooo much room

  • RG12/01/2010 at 22:48

    Link?

    Just seen it on SSN. Will see if its on the internet

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:49

    I got lost on the Strand.... You think I'm trusted to go out by myself?

    Especially if Nick pretends he can't hear you when you call for help [again] ;)

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:49

    Where can I post it?

    drop.io the word file

  • RG12/01/2010 at 22:49

    Just seen it on SSN. Will see if its on the internet

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrC4aHns6oM

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:49

    Where can I post it?

    Don't you have a personal drop, they're all the rage these days

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 22:49

    drop.io the word file

    ok, one sec. It's only two paragraphs at the moment. :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:50

    Just seen it on SSN. Will see if its on the internet

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=OrC4aHns6oM

    That's not what I was thinking of

    Must've been a promo to launch the promo

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 22:50

    OK, it's up.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 22:51

    Especially if Nick pretends he can't hear you when you call for help [again] ;)

    I forgave him. He ran over a bridge then lied about it.

    We worked out why I got lost btw.... I followed his directions but we went back down that route and someone had turned a signpost around so I went the wrong way then didn't like the look of the area I was wandering into so I went another way again!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:52

    We worked out why I got lost btw.... I followed his directions but we went back down that route and someone had turned a signpost around so I went the wrong way then didn't like the look of the area I was wandering into so I went another way again!

    Doh!

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 22:53

    Hehe, I think Mother's forgotten that I have exam on Thursday. She's told me I can make up for the lost time tonight at the meeting tomorrow evening.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:54

    OK, it's up.

    it's good, how many characters ?

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 22:55

    it's good, how many characters ?

    295 words so far, 1301 characters.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 22:55

    http://www.you...m/watch?v=OrC4aHns6oM

    eat your heart out James May

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 22:55

    Is there anything you think I should change?

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 22:55

    Doh!

    Better plan than the way I was going believe me!! I got shockingly close to where I was supposed to be going considering the route I took ;)

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:56

    Is there anything you think I should change?

    Scott, from a pedantic point of view, it should be CD-ROM

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 22:57

    Scott, from a pedantic point of view, it should be CD-ROM

    Changed ;)

    So, I

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:57

    Also, don't put 'and' after a comma

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:58

    Is there anything you think I should change?

    i would say put something about how you are motivated to do non-motorsport stuff too, or change some wording to say something like "this is my passion *points* but i like doing this and this and this too"

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 22:59

    i would say put something about how you are motivated to do non-motorsport stuff too, or change some wording to say something like "this is my passion *points* but i like doing this and this and this too"

    And that I want to integrate the two? Because that's what I want to do :P

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 22:59

    Personally, on the last line I would just put 'express it' without 'release'

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 22:59

    And that I want to integrate the two? Because that's what I want to do :P

    then yeah do that. just make sure its not too motorsport specific

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 22:59

    2009 GP2 sporting regulations say "Any driver who previously won the GP2 Series Championship or any driver who completed a full season in

    the FIA Formula One World Championship will not be permitted to participate in the Series." {Comment #226}

    Now that you've given me the quote, I've been able to put it into a search engine, find out that I've been looking at the wrong document all along and agree with you. Thank you, Amy :)

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 23:00

    Is there anything you think I should change?

    Scott, from a pedantic point of view, it should be CD-ROM

    I'd change the second mention of it to 'encyclopedia'.

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:01

    then yeah do that. just make sure its not too motorsport specific

    In what way? Just so I understand what to put. :)

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 23:01

    My friend Jack just posted this awesome looking cake for me on Facebook. I like!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 23:02

    My friend Jack just posted this awesome looking cake for me on Facebook. I like!

    Ha ha, quality!

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 23:02

    In what way? Just so I understand what to put. :)

    umm, what you've done so far is good, it just needs to have something else about non-motorsport stuff in it too

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 23:02

    My friend Jack just posted this awesome looking cake for me on Facebook. I like!

    That's awesome.

    #needsmorebrawngpcake ;)

  • Alianora La Canta12/01/2010 at 23:02

    fair enough. i don't see how they clash though, the cars aren't on track at the same time. {Comment #227}

    I believe the GP2 brigade do their Saturday race straight after the F1 qualifying, meaning the race clashes with the post-qualifying interview. F1 drivers are required to be available for it even if it is unrealistic or impossible for them to actually perform well enough to get in it. By the time a driver would know that they wouldn't be needed in the post-qualifying interview, there's a chance that they could have missed getting into the GP2 race. Which would be a problem.

    There may also be a clash between the GP2 safety briefing and some F1 activity, depending on when it is done.

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 23:03

    My friend Jack just posted this awesome looking cake for me on Facebook. I like!

    That's awesome.

    #needsmorebrawngpcake ;)

    I like The Meat Cake

    http://www.geekologie.com/2008/12/mmmm_the_dessert_of_gods_meat.php

  • RG12/01/2010 at 23:03

    My friend Jack just posted this awesome looking cake for me on Facebook. I like!

    Oooh, the bottle of water looks lovely.

    And on that weak attempt of a joke, my time on here today has come to an end. Farewell and lotsa love

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 23:04

    G'night RG

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 23:04

    I like The Meat Cake

    http://www.gee...sert_of_gods_meat.php

    I need it!

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:04

    umm, what you've done so far is good, it just needs to have something else about non-motorsport stuff in it too

    Hmm, I'm just trying to think. It doesn't help that all my main inspirations are car and motorsport related.

  • Pat W12/01/2010 at 23:05

    And on that weak attempt of a joke, my time on here today has come to an end. Farewell and lotsa love

    night

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 23:05

    Hmm, I'm just trying to think. It doesn't help that all my main inspirations are car and motorsport related.

    Don't admit to that... just yet

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 23:05

    Hmm, I'm just trying to think. It doesn't help that all my main inspirations are car and motorsport related.

    yeah, it's not easy. i dont really know what to suggest. put anything extra-curricular you have in? even your job before may help, it's helped to teach you about disapline or something. that kind of thig

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:07

    Don't admit to that... just yet

    Save it for the interview?

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:08

    Save it for the interview?

    Save it for yourself! Make some rubbish up that could have inspired you. Try not to seem one dimensional.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 23:08

    Save it for the interview?

    his point is, dont seem like you've made your mind up and cant be convinced otherwise. they'll want someone who knows what they like, but is wiling to try all sorts of things and hasnt yet set their heart on doing something...whatever that may be

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 23:09

    Gavin posted this on FB but it's worth sharing

    More quality from The Oatmeal

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/printers

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 23:09

    Save it for yourself! Make some rubbish up that could have inspired you. Try not to seem one dimensional.

    i would suggest that 'making some rubbish up' probably isnt the best idea

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 23:09

    i would suggest that 'making some rubbish up' probably isnt the best idea

    That's how Giggles got where he is today and... oh wait

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:12

    his point is, dont seem like you've made your mind up and cant be convinced otherwise. they'll want someone who knows what they like, but is wiling to try all sorts of things and hasnt yet set their heart on doing something...whatever that may be

    So I could say "Despite this passion, I always have an open mind and always willing to look in other comes to ideas and inspirations" and then try going from there?

    I could say that I like music and keeping fit and that I've taken a shine to the Rocky films?

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:12

    *other areas and genres

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:12

    i would suggest that 'making some rubbish up' probably isnt the best idea

    Hmmm I've read many many many of these things and would suggest that people are more alike than we enjoy admitting! They're all full of banal rubbish. Why not make it banal rubbish that sounds better.... I'm not advocating actual lies. But no-one is ever going to know what inspired you etc etc etc.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 23:13

    So I could say "Despite this passion, I always have an open mind and always willing to look in other comes to ideas and inspirations" and then try going from there?

    yeah, try it.

    I could say that I like music and keeping fit and that I've taken a shine to the Rocky films?

    onlyif you fully explain why and it sounds good :D

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 23:13

    Hmmm I've read many many many of these things and would suggest that people are more alike than we enjoy admitting! They're all full of banal rubbish. Why not make it banal rubbish that sounds better.... I'm not advocating actual lies. But no-one is ever going to know what inspired you etc etc etc.

    Making something dreary sound better i'd agree with, but actual lies isnt a clever idea. It dosent matter if they dont know about it.

  • Jon Waldock12/01/2010 at 23:14

    Making something dreary sound better i'd agree with, but actual lies isnt a clever idea. It dosent matter if they dont know about it.

    especially on the off chance that the person who 'inspired' you is your interviewers best subject

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:14

    I could say that I like music and keeping fit and that I've taken a shine to the Rocky films?

    I wouldn't say this! Particularly the bit about Rocky(!)

    I also wouldn't spell out the open minded bit. You just need to show through your statement that you've thought about other things/done other jobs and used this to shape your future interests and ambitions.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:15

    especially on the off chance that the person who 'inspired' you is your interviewers best subject

    Lol we're obviously not talking about the same kind of "lie"

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:15

    I wouldn't say this! Particularly the bit about Rocky(!)

    Wait, Jon says I should try this and you say I shouldn't?

    I know it's my decision in the end, but - confused?

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:15

    Gavin posted this on FB but it's worth sharing

    More quality from The Oatmeal

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/printers

    :lol:

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 23:16

    I know it's my decision in the end, but - confused?

    I'm gonna go with Alison for this.

  • Turkey Machine12/01/2010 at 23:16

    Er....

    Why am I here if I have to be up at 7am for work tomorrow morning?

    Somebody tell me I need to go to bed. That'll make me feel better!

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:16

    Wait, Jon says I should try this and you say I shouldn't?

    I think you need a short paragraph in a statement about your outside interests that isn't to do with anything. I'm simply suggesting that Rocky seems like an odd interest?

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 23:17

    Somebody tell me I need to go to bed. That'll make me feel better!

    Go to bed!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 23:18

    Somebody tell me I need to go to bed. That'll make me feel better!

    Go to bed, which is what I should do as I have to be up at 5am

    This should also make you feel better

  • Turkey Machine12/01/2010 at 23:18

    This should also make you feel better

    It makes me feel much better knowing I'm not alone in the early starts. :D

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 23:19

    It makes me feel much better knowing I'm not alone in the early starts. :D

    7am is not an early start

    My first meeting started at 7am :)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:20

    I have an early start as well. However, seeing as I'm getting up to fly off to a warm exotic place maybe I shouldn't complain ;)

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 23:21

    I have an early start as well. However, seeing as I'm getting up to fly off to a warm exotic place maybe I shouldn't complain ;)

    Lucky.

  • Turkey Machine12/01/2010 at 23:21

    I have an early start as well. However, seeing as I'm getting up to fly off to a warm exotic place maybe I shouldn't complain ;)

    My parents are flying off to a cold arctic place. Complain!

  • Bassano12/01/2010 at 23:21

    I have an early start as well. However, seeing as I'm getting up to fly off to a warm exotic place maybe I shouldn't complain ;)

    Happy holidays Alison

    Don't sew too much & give Nick a punch for me :)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:22

    Happy holidays Alison

    Don't sew too much & give Nick a punch for me :)

    I most certainly shall do :D

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:23

    I think you need a short paragraph in a statement about your outside interests that isn't to do with anything. I'm simply suggesting that Rocky seems like an odd interest?

    Well my interests are mainly music, keeping fit/gym/running/, computers, creative writing/blogging, socialising and photoshop. Off the top of my head, anyway.

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:25

    Well my interests are mainly music, keeping fit/gym/running/, computers, creative writing/blogging, socialising and photoshop. Off the top of my head, anyway.

    Add reading on to that one as well.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:25

    Well my interests are mainly music, keeping fit/gym/running/, computers, creative writing/blogging, socialising and photoshop. Off the top of my head, anyway.

    You could write a good paragraph about many of those things. If I were you, I'd choose a couple and write properly about them. A couple sentences about each, don't ramble. Try to choose something not directly related to course or academic achievement but that an admissions tutor is likely to regard as a "sensible pursuit" or whatever :)

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:26

    You could write a good paragraph about many of those things. If I were you, I'd choose a couple and write properly about them. A couple sentences about each, don't ramble. Try to choose something not directly related to course or academic achievement but that an admissions tutor is likely to regard as a "sensible pursuit" or whatever :)

    So shall we say keeping fit and creative writing? or is blogging too close to the subject?

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 23:27

    So shall we say keeping fit and creative writing? or is blogging too close to the subject?

    Creative writing would be better to be put in personally.

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:29

    Creative writing would be better to be put in personally.

    Of course, I'm just wondering whether it's too closely related to something like film and video i.e script writing.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:29

    So shall we say keeping fit and creative writing? or is blogging too close to the subject?

    Exercise is good if you stress the commitment involved and possibly are you working towards a clear goal? Training for something in particular? You want to try to demonstrate that you actually like these things and aren't just listing stuff. Creative writing is also a really good one yeah.

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:33

    Exercise is good if you stress the commitment involved and possibly are you working towards a clear goal? Training for something in particular? You want to try to demonstrate that you actually like these things and aren't just listing stuff. Creative writing is also a really good one yeah.

    On the creative writing front, should I mention that I have a couple of blogs? Or should I just leave them out and explain why I enjoy it?

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:37

    On the creative writing front, should I mention that I have a couple of blogs? Or should I just leave them out and explain why I enjoy it?

    Have a go at explaining why you like it yeah. If it's what you enjoy, go for it!

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:38

    Have a go at explaining why you like it yeah. If it's what you enjoy, go for it!

    The blogging that is. Doh!

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:40

    OK, that's the interests paragraph done. I was thinking about doing one about what I did academically regarding this genre, mainly my GCSE English Media and AS Art.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:42

    OK, that's the interests paragraph done. I was thinking about doing one about what I did academically regarding this genre, mainly my GCSE English Media and AS Art.

    Yeah definitely!

  • Tom G12/01/2010 at 23:45

    Oh dear, my willingness to have a hair makeover is giving people the wrong impression.

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:45

    I've not read your statement but I'd say a sensible basic structure would be:

    Intro including roughly why you like the subject and what interests you in it in particular

    What suits you to the subject/university. Why should they pick you

    Academic stuff. Any experience of similar study.

    Interesting things

    Conclusion - briefly summarise what you've written (probably missing out things in the interests paragraph) summing up quickly in a couple of sentences why you want to study this subject and why you're suited to it. Don't directly repeat anything you've already written but also don't introduce any big new points.

  • Scott Woodwiss12/01/2010 at 23:46

    I've not read your statement but I'd say a sensible basic structure would be:

    Thanks Alison. My first two paragraphs of my statement are up in a word document on drop.io if you want to have a look :)

  • Alison12/01/2010 at 23:49

    Thanks Alison. My first two paragraphs of my statement are up in a word document on drop.io if you want to have a look :)

    Okay I shall do. I used to work with Aim Higher at uni mentoring downtrodden 6th formers about raising aspirations or some other rubbish like that. I did get paid to read a lot of these things. They're quite soul destroying!

  • Turkey Machine12/01/2010 at 23:51

    I now bid you lot good night, and safe journeys tomorrow wherever you're headed. Pleasant dreams for those intending to sleep! :D

  • Amy12/01/2010 at 23:54

    Morning all. I think I have found an acceptable cheap camera. Going to investigate at lunch time :D

  • Lukeh12/01/2010 at 23:57

    Morning all. I think I have found an acceptable cheap camera. Going to investigate at lunch time :D

    Morning!

    As you understand the awesomeness of getting new glasses, can you tell my opticians to hurry up? Also, it's snowingly badly and I worry my wait for my new glasses may increase :(

  • Pat W13/01/2010 at 00:04

    I now bid you lot good night, and safe journeys tomorrow wherever you're headed. Pleasant dreams for those intending to sleep! :D

    night

  • Pat W13/01/2010 at 00:04

    Morning all. I think I have found an acceptable cheap camera. Going to investigate at lunch time :D

    Morning. And it past midnight so it is morning technically...

  • Amy13/01/2010 at 00:05

    Aw, waiting sucks! I had to wait 7 days.

  • Lukeh13/01/2010 at 00:06

    Aw, waiting sucks! I had to wait 7 days.

    That's insane! 2 days is the mximum usually for my optician.

  • Alison13/01/2010 at 00:07

    Too tired to read sensibly Scott. Try to remind me some other time :)

    I'm going to listen to an inane podcast and hope it sends me off to peaceful slumber.

  • Pat W13/01/2010 at 00:08

    I'm going to listen to an inane podcast and hope it sends me off to peaceful slumber.

    Have a fun holiday :-)

  • Scott Woodwiss13/01/2010 at 00:08

    Right, I've got something here which is under 4000 characters. I'll post it on the drop for you to have a look at :)

  • Alison13/01/2010 at 00:09

    Have a fun holiday :-)

    Shall do :)

    We'll try not to kill each other ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss13/01/2010 at 00:12

    Ok, here's the initial finished one:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/personal-statement-doc-2

  • Pat W13/01/2010 at 00:21

    Ok, here's the initial finished one:

    http://drop.io...sonal-statement-doc-2

    This is outside my area of expertise but on the face of it looks good! Perhaps a tad long, I was always told to keep it to 2 or 3 paras, but that was below uni level