Air Conditioning

Do we ever get it right?

The office I work in is kept on the icy side, so when it’s 30 degrees outside, you go out into the air and melt. Yuck.

Last night I went to the gym – 30 degrees outside, a toasty 23 degrees inside. All ok until you start running and 2 mins into the run, you’re melting again. I can deal with that, it feels good to know that you’re working. But then, into the changing room for a shower and it’s like an ice box in there!! Ouch, not good after such a warm run.

Where’s the happy medium? And, why do we complain so much about the weather?

Lots of golf

Played three times over the weekend – same course, different days.




But, we’ll still go back for more.

Saturday was a pretty good round for me – but lacked any consistency in my play. I managed par on two holes, and did ok on a couple of others, but was let down by a couple of bad tee shots. My 3-wood is clearly the the club of the day…though closely followed by my 7-iron.

Yesterday was an ok round for me until the 9th where I completely lost it. Was it standing on the tee thinking “all you have to do is bogey this hole”…and that was it…kiss of death?

The big improvement for me seems to be in my short game. I am playing more consistent around the greens. I’m one and two putting – a huge improvement! And, my pitching is better than ever, though it seems I’ve developed a bad habit of knocking the ball out of the back of the green on the longer shots…

My tee shots have improved, but not on every tee 😦

At what point do I start thinking about an “improver” set of clubs rather than the beginners package I currently have?

SemiPro (I think that’s what it was called)

Billed as a comedy with Will Ferrell as it’s leading man…I would recommend you avoid this film. I thought it would be ‘ok’ as an entertaining laugh…I fell asleep, probably somewhere in the first half hour. I also read the Radio Times, and competed some of the puzzles at the back of the magazine before I fell asleep – the film was that good.

The rating:

0/5 – avoid…seriously.


Recently, I’ve seen a number of films at the cinema. Here are my views:

Wanted – 4/5

Bit of a rollercoaster ride with lots of action and unbelievable stories. A good watch on the big screen – not sure how well it will translate to the TV screen at home.

Mamma Mia – 3/5

What can I say? This is such a funny film. Beware, it’s a chick flick, so guys, just don’t bother. Ladies be warned, your views of Pierce Brosnan may change once you hear him sing. Overall, a real giggle.

Hancock – 3/5

Hmmm. For the first hour, this is hilariously funny, to the point that the cinema audience is laughing out loud. Then, not sure why, but the tempo changes, as does the storyline and it’s as though someone has taken two completely different plots and glued them together – unsuccessfully. Wil Smith as the drunk super hero is fantastic – a good DVD to rent if you want to laugh, and you’re prepared for the shift half way through.

Eeek…really unwell…or?

Making myself feel unwell?

Not sure. But blood pressure is back down again below the 50 mark. Nausea, dizzyness, ‘hungover fuzzy’ head etc. Temperature is normal…so what the heck is going on?


Update: I had a virus. It made me very ill, and my blood pressure lower than normal. Happy to say it’s back to normal now – well, normal for me 😉

Low blood pressure strikes wobbly

Hmmm…this is now getting silly. 75/47 was the low point, if you’ll pardon the pun. Today, I’m ok and at work with a reasonable 87/53 or that’s what it was…

Eek. I exercised quite a lot on Monday and then Tuesday was faced with low, low, low blood pressure. Did no exercise Tuesday as I was too wobbly (actually I just wanted to lie down, so that I didn’t feel as though I would fall over). And Wednesday, I also did no exercise…for the same reason.

This is just silly. But, I now understand the pattern. It’s all to do with times of the month, stress and fatigue. Hmmm. Must sleep more. Hmmm. Must go to bed early. Hmmm. Must rid life of stress…(yah, like that’s going to be easy???)