James Proclaims (4)

Yesterday, after reading my post about who my ideal reader might be, my dearest wife looked at me with genuine sadness.

“I don’t think I’m your ideal reader.” she sighed.

Truthfully she didn’t really enjoy yesterday’s effort and struggled to hide it. I love the fact that she tried to like it though, indeed, given that she’s the only person (that I’m aware of) who visits these pages every day and tells me that what I’ve written is great, even on the days when it’s quite bad actually, she is very much my ideal reader…

Anyway it’s the fifth consecutive day of blogging about blogging in honour of my unswaying commitment to seeing my way to the end of Blogging 101. Fortunately we get the weekend off, so tomorrow I’ll be free to post the shelved effort from Monday, which is all about triangles and promises to be a fascinating read…

But, before that, today’s assignment, which is:

Try out at least three other themes — even if you’re happy with the one you first chose. Try one you’re drawn to, and one you would never use.

For the non-bloggers who read this, the ‘theme’ is related to the aesthetics of the blog and not the content, which is good because the content is usually about not much at all in my case.

Anyway, even though I’ve already changed the look of my blog several times already and I was quite happy with it’s appearance, I did what the task said and tried some other looks and I settled on the one you can see right now. Unless you’re reading this way into the future in which case I may have changed it.

Right that’s that. Task complete.  All pretty dull really. Can I make this post more interesting?

Probably not.

But maybe I can chuck in a brief anecdote to pad it out a bit.

This morning in Sainsburys I was buying some biscuits for the team because we always have chocolate biscuits and Jammie Dodgers on a Friday after the kids go home (and usually on a Tuesday and sometimes on a Wednesday, and most Mondays and it’s not that unusual on a Thursday). I went to pay at the self checkout machines. I paid by card but the gentleman at the machine next to me was paying with coins. The machine in a rather friendly tone, asked the man to “please insert cash or touch pay with card.”

He duly put in his first coin, whereupon the machine once again asked him to “please insert cash, or touch pay with card.”

This was repeated every time he inserted a coin, and after about the fifth repetition he shouted quite loudly “I am inserting cash!” This was borne out of ‘mock’ frustration to amuse his lady friend.

The machine was unmoved and replied “Please insert cash, or touch pay with card.”

I think that the machine was funnier than the man.

Ok that’s it for today.  If you’re reading this today then have a great weekend. If you’re reading this in the future then I hope the weekend of 12th-14th June 2015 was good for you.

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