Everything I say about myself is true....... except for the bits that are.... mmm.... exaggerated, creative or just plain bollocks.
I am: passionate, reliable, tolerant, solvent and heaps and heaps of fun.
I am relaxed, tolerant, and gifted, oh, and edible.
I like: swimming, cinema, theatre, music, art, books, Argentine tango, my computer, my website, broadband, walking, driving, pubs, cleaning the bathroom.
I dislike: hypocrisy, violence, racism, so-called political correctness, U2.
Seeing as The World Cup will be with us again next year, I will be trying to work up some enthusiasm for football again soon. I have started by watching some of the Women's European Cup. The matches were quite entertaining but Denmark woz robbed.
Some Favourite Quotations:
"Always forgive your enemies. It's what annoys them most." Oscar Wilde.
�The greatness of a nation and its moral progress may be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi
�I am not young enough to know everything.� Oscar Wilde
�See the losers in the best bars. Meet the winners in the dives.� Neil Young
�Weasels ripped my flesh.� Frank Zappa
Just to be serious for a minute - a minute is about as much as I can manage - the quotations I would recommend to you, the ones which mean most to me are these:
1. What do you do when you fall far from help?
We wait till we can get up. Then we go on.... and on.
2. If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are
a comrade of mine.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
And now in Aberdeen Doric:
Flyke min? Hae'in mince i nicht? Ony quines oot 'ere that ken foo ti mak rowies? Lang may yer lum rik.
And in French:
Esk il faut vraiment faire ceci? J'en ai déjà marre et j'ai envie de dormir. Oh, OK. Je suis toujours en train d'améliorer mon français. Une langue, c'est pour la vie. Pas uniquement pour Noël.
Je voudrais bien trouver des amis francophones. C'est toi? Tu voudrais un copain écossais?
En ce moment, je fais la lecture de Huis Clos de J-P Sartre. Pas terrible Voila.
And in Latin:
Eheu!! O me miserum!!
O fons Bandusiae, splendidior uitro, dulci digne mero, non sine floribus, cras donaberis haedo, cui frons turgida cornibus primis et uenerem et proelia destinat.
Caesar et erat forte.
Brutus ad sum iam.
Caesar sic in omnibus.
Brutus sic in tram.
Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace. Actually, I like that better in the King James Bible English translation: Now, Lord, lettest thou thy servant depart in peace...... It has a sort of ring to it, even to a heathen like me.
And In Mandarin Chinese:
Ni hao. Wo jiao Alan. Wo xuexi Zhongwen. Ke jian wo shuo Zhongwen hen hao. Wo you Zhongguo de fangzi. Wo zhao congming qizi. Women shi gaoxing yiqi. Nimen song dianzi youjian zui wo ba. Xiexie, wode pengyoumen!