Saturday, January 05, 2013

New look

I still haven't watched the whole of Britain's Brightest, but it got me thinking about a change of appearance. I always do these things in my normal scruffy clothes, unless the TV show specifically orders me to wear a big black cloak, but I can't help thinking that this particular one would have worked better if I was wearing something a bit fancy. Most of what I said was scripted, which is my excuse for any bits that sounded horribly unnatural, but judging by what the script said, I think they were expecting a slightly more flamboyantly eccentric kind of "memory expert"...

I've always wondered what it would be like to wear a suit that fits me - even when I'm being an accountant, I wear a tatty old thing like a scarecrow with an office job might - so should I maybe splash out and get one? Maybe go all Doctor Who and wear a bow tie? I just fancy the idea of making a change and being eccentric in a way that doesn't involve appearing on TV in a jumper that I've had since I was sixteen. Any suggestions?

Anyone see it?

I just got a call to say I was on "Britain's Brightest", and turned it on just in time to see the last couple of seconds of the bit with me on. Sorry I didn't give my many fans a warning, but I don't think it was really worth seeing. The quiz/game bit that's on after me looks like a lot of fun, though! Find four-letter words in a grid while mentally estimating 27 seconds - that was just brilliantly original!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013


I've made a slightly-late resolution to do some kind of memory training every day, even if it's only a quick pack of cards or two. Well, it makes up for the cherry coke-related one, which I've already broken.

Anyway, I did a pack in just over 27 seconds today, which is better than I've done for a while, so I'm sure I'll soon be back up to speed on them. Tomorrow I have to go back to the tedious business of finding a job, unless my other resolution - winning the lottery - works out tonight. Oh well.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

He's the memory man

Woo, I've just done an hour cards practice session! First time for, oooh, longer than I can remember! Tomorrow, hour numbers, which I've always found the most difficult of the three long disciplines to sit down and train for. Then, when 2013 comes around, I'll be regularly training and checking to see what kind of scores I got! There's no point at the moment, it would only discourage me. Baby steps, people.