EDitorial ± 4-Aug-2006

Dolmio, July 2006

To paraphrase Captain Renault, it's not looking too hot for Major Strasser, so go assemble the customary villains, gather in the typical defendants, and round up the usual suspects to form another end-of-month Dolmio (Doings Of Last Month Innoparticular Order).

That is to say, an attempt to capture past(a) events before they slip... my... mind. July 2006 was spent:

  • getting hooked on the highly watchable Weeds on Freeview's Sky 3
  • playing more chess than I've ever done: lost to Eldest ("I took your queen!")
  • teaching The Boy how to play giraffes, his pronunciation of draughts
  • reading, book the first: Po Bronson's The First 20 Million Is Always the Hardest
  • reading, book the second: Malcolm Gladwell's Blink
  • reading, book the third: Sharon Creech's Love That Dog
  • bathing in the vitriol of Charlie Brooker's BBC4 return of Screen Wipe
  • spooning in honey nut Cheerios: tasty, tasty, very very tasty
  • nodding along to Thom Yorke's The Eraser
  • buoyed by MJ Hibbett's We Validate!: tell me something that you do like, indeed
  • blown away by A Mighty Wind
  • building a home for the original comic artwork of Darren Chandler
  • supping Cravendale's vanilla milk

And that was July 2006.