Tag Archives: Mac

Val McDermid in hidden class act (Rousse)

Val McDermid presented as an invited guest speaker to my undergraduate class. Unfortunately the students found it difficult to see her, hidden behind the stack of tables and chairs at the back of the classroom. I could have done with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A car accessory catalogue obsession (Rousse)

TPR had a new hobby – cropping pictures of petrol cans from car accessory catalogues and reassembling them as colour-coordinated collections in Mac photo albums.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

President suffers a blow at Peebles library (Rousse)

The head of Peebles public library service was furious with me. The CCTV footage revealed the reason why. When I had run out of the reading room and into the concourse to my unguarded Mac I had allowed the glass … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mac swap scam alert (Rousse)

Such was the value of my most recent research report that it had been translated into Swedish. I was about to boast about this when SL pointed out that it looked like someone had “swapped” Macs with me. The one … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Simpsons character unleashes latest computer virus (Rousse)

Suddenly a picture of Rosemary from the Simpsons flashed up on my computer screen. This was the signal that I had long feared. It only meant one thing: the virus had started its attack. I watched in horror as it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rousse’s qualifications quandary

I spent almost an entire academic year pining for TPR in a tiny hall of residence room at the University of Birmingham, with only my Mac for company. Permanently logged into e-mail, I lived for his messages from the other … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Angelina Jolie spotted by nobody but Rousse, an unplanned pregnancy and Lenten gifts

Angelina Jolie (my new best friend) insisted on coming into town with me. She wouldn’t listen to my pleas that she would be recognised and the pair of us would be mobbed. In the event I was proved wrong. Nobody … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment