Month: January 2010

January 15, 2010
As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I have acquired a nice tenor ukulele, and this month have been pretty much exclusively concentrating on that, music-wise. At first, my playing was a bit halting, but now I am finding I am reaching the chords quite well, and have had good fun working out what popular songs go well with the ukulele.

However, tonight I was trying some Joe Jackson, and one particular song that I thought would work well, just didn’t. However, I was enjoying myself with the song, so I put down the ukulele and picked up my old EKO, to try it on there.

January 14, 2010
So last week the Government announced their Boiler Scrappage Scheme, which offers 400 pounds towards the cost of a new boiler, if your existing boiler is an old (but still functional) “G-rated” unit.

Mine is, and furthermore the scheme starts handing out coupons on January 18th, which happens to be my birthday. Thank you very much.

January 8, 2010
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January 1, 2010
So lots of news webpages are talking about us seeing out the year 2009 with a “Blue Moon”, and lots of idiots get the wrong idea, and think it means the moon is actually blue, and even post that they can see it turning blue, when it is doing no such thing.

But, as it happens, it is not just the public who are in error, the news media have got it wrong too. They are using a popular, but totally incorrect definition of Blue Moon; that is “any month where there are two full moons in the same month”. By this reckoning, a blue moon will occur any time the full moon coincides with the beginning/end of a month with 30 or 31 days. This will occur reasonably often, and not as rarely as you would think when considering the phrase “once in a blue moon”.