Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I don't like cricket...I love it!

Listening to: 'Oh My God' by Kaiser Chiefs [Employment]

I think I'm going to die. I was sitting on the floor (unable to sit in a chair) screaming to every deity that ever graced this planet to let us win. We didn't deserve to, after that dismal batting display (if you can call it that), but I wish we could've won, for Slinga's sake. He's awesome. OK yes Dilshan and Arnold batted well, but they were far from dominant. Kudos to South Africa, apart from their collapse towards the end, they played very good cricket. Why oh why didn't Mahela have a second slip in?!?!?! He's gonna kick himself when he sees the highlights.

Sigh...and so we remain on 2 points. We'd better beat West Indies on Sunday, or our place in the semi finals will be much less secure.

Slightly aside, my day was made when they showed Jonty Rhodes on TV...sigh he's so cute.

Oh well, I shall now go and nurse my misery. The song's quite fitting, don't you think? Funny to note that an Indian would've probably wanted the Kaiser Chiefs' other song ;-).

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Proof that I've been spending too much time on the internet

Listening to: 'Tiny Dancer' by Elton John [Madman Across the Water]

So finally, the Home Office has got something right! In the application form for the UK visa, there's a question that goes something along the lines of "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?" Now it doesn't say that you will be refused a visa should you admit to being convicted, but if Snoop Dogg's visa refusal is anything to go by, it sure seems like it! While I feel sorry for everyone who bought tickets to see him perform, I'm happy that at least in this case, the Home Office has shown that celebrities aren't above the law.

From one celebrity sphere to another...and the Bob Woolmer tragedy. Cricket Cluedo, they're calling it on the radio - a classic case of whodunit. And the tongue-wagging media are having a field day. Internal rifts, match fixing exposé name it, they've speculated it. The investigators promise that the case will be solved, but who knows.

Keeping with the cricket, I can't not comment on our dear neighbours' dismal performance last Friday. I know practically everyone has already seen this photo, but it begs mass distribution -

Need I say more?

India's exit from the World Cup has probably cost a lot of companies a whole lotta money, but in my honest opinion, it's good for cricket. Not because I have anything against the Indian cricket team, but because I'm not a fan of any one player (or in this case, team) being bigger than the game itself. Teams that play mediocre cricket don't deserve to be in the second round of the World Cup. And before you remind me about Ireland, I think it's great that they're in there. Had they been in any other group we might have a different top 8, but that's the luck of the draw. I guess the whole point of this World Cup being excruciatingly long is to sift out the teams that get to the Super 8 by chance.

On that note, I think I'll give up on waiting for the rain in Antigua to let up...West Indies, you better hope that tomorrow's a sunny day, you've got a hell of a lot of runs to chase!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Stop the faff

Listening to: 'Kokomo' by The Beach Boys [Still Cruisin']

Yeah I'm still here, barely. I really need to get back to blogging. Let's hope this is a start.

I just realised that I hadn't mentioned my shiny new computer! My laptop froze over Christmas so I went in for a new desktop. I don't care what anyone says...Vista is cool! My laptop couldn't play DVDs (yes, it was that basic) but obviously my desktop can, so I bought the Love Actually DVD to celebrate :D.

My project is crawling along. I've been reading a lot, but I'm not really sure whether that's 'cos I have to read or 'cos I'm avoiding doing experiments. Hopefully I can sort myself out soon.

I am LOVING the cricket. Not loving the Woolmer saga (may he rest in peace), but as far as the cricket! I was so relieved that we beat India on Friday...take that! to everyone who screamed 'match fixing'. Quite nervous about meeting South Africa on Wednesday, but hopefully we can prove our worth. GO LANKA!

The mood's still quite low. "Give it time", they all say. I guess I can't really do much else. Maybe if I stop the faff and get on with my life, time will sort everything out. Yeah, maybe...