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Sunday, October 24, 2004

Methadone Madness No. 1

I went to my G.P. on Friday, actually I went on Thursday as well but that was the wrong day, to have my blood pressure checked. Still high, but coming down, as is the weight, half a stone in a month. He decides that I need additional medication which probably means I am going to be on this for a while. Bummer. Into the chemist next door and there�s this guy trying to blag methadone from the pharmacist. Reckons his G.P. sent the script there for collection and they don�t have it. You�d think they would just give him the stuff, don�t you,

Methadone Madness No. 2

Walking into an office for a meeting on Friday afternoon in the Gorbals. Man is walking along the middle of the road drinking his methadone oblivious to the world at large and the big car behind him furiously blowing its horn to get him to move out of the way.


I joined the library the other week, amazing place, they give you books and you don�t even have to pay. I got out, in hardback, The Closed Circle by Jonathan Coe. It�s the follow up to The Rotters Club only 30 years later. I can barely put it down. I�m sort of halfway through and realised that it was Manuel who recommended and loaned me The Rotters Club and he�s not going to read this and than I came over all maudlin.

What Women Want

Another one for thewife Posted by Hello

thewife and I were watching the Saturday Kitchen on TV and they have a vote for the viewers to choose the dish they want to see cooked at the end of the show. There�s a choice between chicken a la Milanese, baked salmon with parmesan and parsley crust or Thai red vegetable curry. thewife thinks the viewers are going to go for the salmon. My theory is that a higher percentage of the viewers will be women and I reckon the choice isn�t about the food at all, rather who is making it. Judging by the way she perks up somewhat when Gino D�Acampo is announced as guest I suspect that he would be picked if he was making toast. I think it�s the accent, but it might be the looks.

Ace Ayrshire

Move over Merseybeat, Swinging London, Madchester etc. It suddenly struck me that two of the bands I am currently listening to a lot of at the moment, The Trashcan Sinatras (after a lengthy absence have a new album and tour and we are hopefully going to see them) and Biffy Clyro are both from Ayrshire and are both rather fabby. So there ye go.


Rather pleased with Saturday night's dinner of chicken, stuffed with wild boar sausage and wrapped with wild boar ham accompanied by Jamie Oliver's purple potato salad. We'd been to the Glasgow Farmers Market.

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