Passing thoughts

Yesterday morning when I was driving in to work, I switched off the Scissor Sister's new CD to listen to Radio Two. It was this simple action that made me realise that, maybe just maybe, I'd actually have to admit that my hair isn't just very blonde in places it is actually going grey.My wife has been wishing the grey hair on me for years and I've been steadfastly ignoring all the comments and the overly blonde bits, but I guess finding myself listening to Radio Two was the turning point.

After this depressing thought, I was rather cheered whilst sitting in the traffic queue at the Tyne Tunnel by watching three lads laughing at their colleague who was trying desperately to use a big petrol driven Rotavator to cut a new flower/planting bed into the grass of the roundabout. The lad had obviously never used one before and every time he tried to increase the speed of the machine it would run away from him dragging him along behind. It was a classic comedy sketch.

While listening to Radio Two there were a couple of items that I thought I'd mention. The first is Freezer Week... Chris Evans mentioned that he, and the proverbial Radio Two listener, were having a freezer week.

So what's a freezer week? Basically, you don't buy anything from the shops until you've eaten everything in the freeze. It might mean you end up eating junk, but it does mean that you clear out all the stuff that you've forgotten about before it goes to waste. This idea appealed to me, cos our freezer desperately needs defrosting!

The other thing I heard on the radio was some guy can't sell his house. He and his wife have done so much renovation work on their house since they originally bought it 24 years about that the house value has increased to £600k. To try and sell his house he's decided to raffle it off for £60 a ticket. Some of the money he raises will go to charity, some of it will go to the tax man, some of it will go to paypal and the rest will go in his pocket to "buy" the house. The winning ticket holder will get the house or half a million pounds (he'd prefer that the winner takes the house). Its all above board and properly managed. The tickets are being sold from a website, but it seems to be a bit overwhelmed since the announcement on the radio yesterday.

In other news and completely unrelated, I notice that Damon Cooper has posted that there is hotfix available for CF 7.0.2 that addresses issues with file uploads and cfcs in shared scope variables.