In other news, for this quick round up, for my first entry of 2006. My ticket for the FA Cup tie against Cardiff arrived on Saturday morning. Fantastic! So I have made the hat-trick of games at Highbury in Premiership, League Cup and now FA Cup. The only element missing is a European fixture. I know that my chances of getting the visit of Real to Highbury is next to nothing, but I always live with hope in my heart. January 2005.) Yet, my story starts a few hours after my arrival. We were visiting my sisters’ at their University house in the centre of the city. If you don’t know me by now, then I think I have done a poor job demonstrating my geekyness I cannot be without the internet and the thought of not being online for over 24 hours, had been soon shivering. So I went onto my sister’s laptop to see what I could muster. There was a wireless connection in the vicinity, but only some of their friends had been able to make use of the connection (by sitting on the stairs). After some fiddling around and removing some software and adjusting a few internet settings. I could not believe my luck, I was connected up to the wireless connection. Completely insecure. The next shock had me completely dumbfounded. I could even access the web based interface of the router. There was no password restricting access. If I really wanted to be mean I could lock the guy out of his own router. Although a complete hard reset would eventually resolve the matter and restore factory settings. By now I was online and using MSN and explained my findings to Hussein. He then pointed me in the direction of his blog. An entry from two years ago, so expect that to be worse now. Although both my sisters are well pleased. They can piggy back on this free broadband connection and with an 8mb download link with BullDog, I’m sure their usage will hardly be noticed.
Then, last night I experienced my most uncomfortable night of attempting to sleep ever. I was on a small two seat sofa and never felt in the right mood to drift off to sleep. Back in 1997, I slept on a cold stone floor in India, while we made a pilgrimage to a temple, high in the mountains. I can firmly state that that nights sleep, almost ten years ago was more peaceful than last night. How has Nottingham City changed since I was last there. Trams. They will have to wait for another time, I am tired and really need to get some sleep. The final thought goes to Doug. (Expect more of these in the future!) I feel the same way about New Year Resolutions, they are a waste of time. If you are going to make a change in your life (or lifestyle) why not just go ahead and do it, rather than wait for that magical moment, which is turn of the year? As always with these things, they are easier said than done.