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Archive for March, 2005

Flour or Corn?

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Took a trip to the El Pollo Loco last night in Mission Valley, to use someone else’s phrase – I was eating good in the neighbourhood! Whilst I was there I didn’t hear one person ask for corn tortillas over flour and, come to think of it, I don’t think I know anyone who does. So, dear reader, how about you ? Flour or corn??

And here’s an interview with a blog spammer for your time-wasting needs.

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March 15th, 2005 at 9:12 am

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New Blog: My Flying Journal

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I am excited, all a tremble even, to annouce that my new aviation-related blog is finally working. Drum roll please…… http://flying.guapacha.com is going to be part flying-diary, part aviation news and information. Mostly its a way to journal my flying but I will also post interesting snippets from the various professional pilot forums I read, as well as accident reports, safety tips etc. Its a brand new site so it may have teething problems, please leave me a comment or send me an email if you find problems or have suggestions.

Now that I have a WP1.5 site up and running, expect this site and the MINI site to be upgraded in the next few weeks.

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March 14th, 2005 at 3:08 pm

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My First iMix!

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I’ve harped on about UPop a lot in my entries, well now you have a chance to sample some yourself. Having just spent an afternoon trying to find as many of my current favourites on iTunes, I present to you the first guapacha.com iMix: my UPop Favourites

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March 12th, 2005 at 4:39 pm

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Something to watch at lunchtime

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March 11th, 2005 at 1:43 pm

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Overheard in the Office

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I’m so excited, my puppy just broke her maiden

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March 11th, 2005 at 9:27 am

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Club UPop

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I have often talked about how I like the XM radio channel UPop but that one of the problems is finding the tracks that I like. Well, that got a little bit easier with the new Club UPop website which, amongst its many offerings, has a page listing all the tracks played in the last 24 hours. It doesn’t solve the problem of how to find the items to download but it does make it easier to remember what I was looking for in the first place.

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March 10th, 2005 at 3:23 pm

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Really, why should we care?

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(more jet-lag-inspired ranting)

I had the misfortune to watch Inside Edition last night, ABC’s nightly update on all things celebrity. Really, why does anyone care what these people say or do? In most cases, these people aren’t even entertaining us, let alone doing anything worthwhile.

Richard Crowe says he was the target of an Al Qaeda plot to kidnap a, ahem, major Hollywood celebrity in order to destabilize our culture? Really, I don’t know what’s worse – who makes this stuff up, or who believes it? Gladiator was a good movie but his kidnapping isn’t going to send me setting cars alight in a panic.

Poor Martha has to wear a house-arrest bracelet – the horror!! We saw just how awful it is to be imprisoned in your own mansion enjoying your fortune and planning your next one. Defrauding your shareholders and lieing to the SEC never looked so attractive. Why do people care about this pointless ex-criminal?

And, finally, poor tsuami-victim supermodel, trying to restore her life after surviving that awful disaster. It must be tough pulling yourself together in your NYC penthouse apartment, with access to food and drink, comfort and warmth, all the things that the millions of the other surviviors are having to do without. But lets feel sorry for her, after all if we think about the real victims we might just grow a conscience.

Ok, I’ll try and get more sleep today.

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March 9th, 2005 at 10:05 am

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More Morons

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The sad fact about airplane travel is that you get to spend large periods of time cooped up with large numbers of people. And that means the chances of meeting more stupid people increases. For instance – how hard is it to sit in your assigned seat? There were only 40 seats on the flight to LAX but at least 10 people had chosen to sit other than their assigned seat. Perhaps its arrogance rather than sutpidity – that somehow they are more important than everyone else and we will all quietly go sit somewhere else rather than make them sit where they were assigned. We are all not worthy.

And why can’t people follow the frick’in rules on a plane? Seats belt on, chairs in the upright position for take-off, doesn’t everyone know that? So how come two different people get up and go to the overhead lockers just as the plane is taking off from LAX? We’re halfway down the runway when they do it. Same with people who get up the minute the plane stops at the gate, before the seatbelt sign has been turned off. I understand that everyone wants to get off before the people in front of them (after all their time is so much more important than mine) but there is a safety reason why you should stay in your seat. A few years ago I was on a southwest flight, stopped at the gate, people got up, and the plane lurched forward, several people falling over, one guy got hit by falling luggage. Much to my glee, the captain came on and said “that people, is why you are told not to get up until the seatbelt sign has been turned off”.

I’m going back to England again next week, can’t wait to enjoy my fellow man’s company.

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March 8th, 2005 at 1:34 pm

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Send money now!

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Got some spare cash? Well, you might want to send some to save this bunny. If the owner doesn’t get $50,000 he’s going to kill it and eat it. Amazingly, so far he has over $16,000 collected.

Or how about a piece of history? Go to ebay and bid on the very breast implant used to beat a man by Tawny Peaks some years ago. Top bid is over $14,000!

Well, I’m off to England this afternoon to be with my family for my mum’s tumour removal surgery so there won’t be any updates for a while. To fill the void, may I suggest you visit one of the fine alternatives on the right.

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March 3rd, 2005 at 10:58 am

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The Amazing Race

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It seems like the Amazing Race was on just last month (oh, wait, it was!) but I’m pleased to say that this season looks like being a big hit. For once the model-types are in the minority (though not without representation – go Megan and Heidi, Debbie and Bianca!) and there seems to be only one real full-time jerk, the new Jonathan, if you like. I think this is probably going to be the best Race in a long time which is just as well as the next one is going to be families competing, eek.

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March 2nd, 2005 at 8:52 am

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