Monthly Archives: June 2010

Flying solo

As a child, Wimbledon was one of the few sporting events I would actually watch. I was never passionate about it, though I do remember being quite upset one year over Jana Novotna getting knocked out. In recent years, I … Continue reading

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Tenth Weigh-in Sunday 27th June 2010

It’s unlikely that I’ll manage to weigh in next week. I’ll be flying out on Wednesday, and I can’t imagine that I’ll have access to both weighing scales and the internet by Sunday. But I have every intention of keeping … Continue reading

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Margaret Atwood, sunburn, sweat and the unending quest for cash

It’s been an odd but exhilirating week so far. I promised on Sunday night to have fire in my belly and I sure have. Let’s start with my famous friend, shall I? I tweeted about following Margaret Atwood, one of … Continue reading

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When I’m hotter than Justin

When I’m hotter than Justin,The girls will all squeal,My balls they’ll be bustin’,Just to cop a feel. When I’m hotter than Justin,The boys will all squirm,At my torso they’ll be thrustin’,To feel my pecs so firm. When I’m hotter than … Continue reading

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Ninth Weigh-in Sunday 20th June 2010

I’ve had my weekend and it was lovely. It was also sinful. I had two dinners with my family, one involved fried chicken and chips, the other was a full Christmas dinner: turkey and ham, mashed and roast potatoes, bread … Continue reading

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Blowing my inner vuvuzela

This blog started in a splurge of loveliness, there were antics with kettlebells and randy professors, there were rundown little cottages and academic honours, there were successes and little lapses, but an underlying optimism that rendered the lapses void. There … Continue reading

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Shank’s mare and me

I have surrendered the car. My sister is back from her travels and she is now driving it to Cork. So I’m definitely walking at least some of the way to work tomorrow. Sweaty teaching, here I come! As I’ve … Continue reading

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