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Tweets for week ending 2009-07-12

  • 1. Struggling for anything interesting to Tweet. 2. On my way to an Audit Commission briefing. Are these two things related? #
  • The worse type of presentation beckons. Already been given the hand-out of 25 slides of dense text. #
  • I've banned my officers from using more than 6 words per slide on presentations. A simple rule that makes a difference. #
  • As usual I am the youngest cllr in the room, and probably the least important. I've never been to #lgaconf, for example. #
  • Wow the LGA have their own branded water bottles. I see where the subscription goes now! #
  • Mission for the afternoon: research buying my own branded bottles for water, this being the cheapest way to provide water. #
  • I've been reminded of Dasani (by @Luchair) and their tragic 'Can't live without spunk' ad campaign: http://tr.im/r42b #
  • Has anyone else noticed that the UK Citizenship Test website using 'practise' rather than practice in the page title? Instant fail. #
  • Thinking about: Crime briefing, 25 June – 1 July http://tr.im/r4zx #
  • I've still not shaved my holiday beard – nearly two week's growth – and wondering how much longer I can keep it going #twitterbanality #
  • Just read a report describing Stephen Covey as a leadership guru. Does anyone else feel that would be more appropriately written in the 80s? #
  • Using a journey to the Town Hall to re-acquaint myself with Portishead, it's bringing back some long forgotten chunks of the 90s. #
  • Does anyone know if Sadiq Khan ever responded to Tom Watson on his buses idea? #
  • Thinking about: Tom Watson, buses and digital engagement http://tr.im/re2b #
  • Now this is what Twitter is about: Interested in mapping the availability of London's Cadbury's Twirls? @londontwirls (via @LDN) #
  • Really not feeling engaged with Twitter today. Just thought I'd tell you all. #
  • Thinking about: Coleman is wrong on expenses http://tr.im/rf70 #
  • Looks like an absolute corker of a storm coming to SW11 – really looking forward to having to head out to the Town Hall in it. #
  • Prompted by @GoldiChocChick I want to do a quick poll. How many people would, theoretically, be interested in an SW11 tweet-up? #
  • A positive response to the idea of a SW11+ tweetup… Now the work starts. I'll get on with planning and organising tomorrow. #
  • Thanks to everyone who has responded so positively to an SW11+ tweet-up. It's certainly put the pressure on me. #
  • Taliban v the IRA? Who wins? I hope to God someone has bought the rights to Deadliest Warrior. #
  • Starting to think about how to organise an SW11 tweet-up – anyone else interested, by the way? #
  • Thinking about: How fate mocks my arrogance http://tr.im/rokq #
  • Thinking about: The first SW11 (plus) tweet-up http://tr.im/rpdC #
  • Who's up for an SW11 (+ other SW friends) tweet-up? I'm starting the ball rolling: http://twtvite.com/dqew7k (please RT) #
  • Thanks to all for the positive responses to the SW11+ tweet-up http://tr.im/sw11 #
  • Sometimes dress-codes catch you out. I'm in a suit in a bar-full of shorts and jeans. I'd look like the manager if my suit were any good. #
  • Anyone up for a tweet-up for SW11 (& others). RSVP at http://twtvite.com/dqew7k – I may have sponsorship if enough say yes. #sw11tweet #
  • Is anyone is watching Sky Action? Spider-Man 3 is a good movie, but Raimi missed so many chances to make it great. #
  • Thinking about: Boris rejects Clapham Junction hotel appeal http://tr.im/ryEc #
  • No day can go without a tweet about the SW11+ tweet-up – http://twtvite.com/dqew7k #
  • Hmmmm. Afternoon tea – what could be better. #
  • Got up super-early for someone to collect the sofa we were free-cycling. Did they turn up? Of course not, valuable snooze time lost forever. #
  • Haven't done #followfriday for weeks, but this week @tweetalondoncab ends that. Sounds a great service, annoyed I've not tried it yet. #
  • Oooo. How exciting, doing an interview for the BBC this afternoon. Seems a long time since I've done any media work. #
  • Bad news for all you guys barbecuing tomorrow – BBC is forecasting snow! http://twitpic.com/9vrj5 (via @Grimdotdotdot, @gregchivs, @LDN) #
  • Wow @thedoodlebar is on Twitter! Not only that, they are coming to #SW11tweet are you? http://twtvite.com/dqew7k #
  • Thinking about: Weekly wrap-up, 10 July http://tr.im/rKeY #
  • Heading to Putney to defend our CCTV in an interview for (I think) Newsnight. #
  • Done a lengthy interview for Newsnight/R4, just as every emergency vehicle in Wandsworth decided to test their sirens on Putney High Street. #
  • Who is Ianto? #
  • Cheers for Ianto answers. Can't say anything about people taking it a bit too seriously – I've got Come Dine With Me on in the background. #
  • Why do the news keep referring to NOTW 'hacking' mobile phones? I thought they just guessed voicemail PINs were still 0000, hardly hacking. #
  • If you've not RSVPd for the SW11 (and nearby) tweet-up, why not? http://twtvite.com/dqew7k #
  • Lively politics in Wandsworth, RT @bletherer: Seen in Tooting, mad catlady in yellow with cig ranting at traffic, sporting LibDem badge. #
  • Ah, the upbeat trumpet of The One Show signifies the start of the weekend – mindless television entertainment awaits. #
  • RT @CllrTweeps: Now listing 300 councillors from across the country – will you be the one who tells us about the 301st? #
  • Just realised Cameron has to keep Coulson. The risk of him becoming another Piers Morgan on our TV screens is just too great. #
  • So what happened in Torchwood, can anyone summarise in 140 characters so I don't feel I've missed out? #
  • Bedtime beckons, but my tally of #SW11tweet is 26. Do we go small(ish) and intimate or try for something big? http://twtvite.com/dqew7k #
  • Fell for the hype and installed Boxcar on the iPhone. It's incredibly annoying to get constant push notifications from Twitter! #
  • Dragged around a short 5k round Battersea Park this morning. First time for 3 weeks after niggling injuries & holiday. Feel like death. #
  • Now doing my councillor surgery. Anyone near Clapham Junction want to come and see me? No-one else has! #
  • I often ask, but anyone out there with any Wandsworth council related issues I could into for them? #
  • Council surgery news: In the past 5 minutes 7 buses, 1 police car, 2 black cabs and 3 council vehicles have passed Battersea Library. #
  • Brief bit of excitement when I thought someone was coming to see me. Turns out they wanted to use the computers. #
  • Just done a Twitterfall for bacon. I really really need a bacon sandwich now. #
  • I'm probably boring everyone – but don't forget #sw11tweet http://twtvite.com/dqew7k 5th August, possibly with some free booze if enough go. #
  • Big hands on the 12, little hand on the 11. Council surgery is over. Another duck. But feel free to tweet me at any time. #
  • Opinions please: putting a photo on an email signature, mark of a w***er or not? #
  • The consensus was a mighty victory for plain text (not really an option, but the result I wanted). #
  • Ploughing through a massive backlog of email – nearly down to 50 in the inbox. Can anyone recommend a suitable self-reward? #
  • What happened to Horne and Corden, they just seemed to disappear. #
  • Drinking tea from a 2000AD/Dredd 'Block Wars' mug. How's that for geek credentials @ThePickards? #
  • For reasons unfathomable to me, I've been asked to design some birthday invites for a friend – can anyone offer anything that might inspire? #
  • Reading a history of my area. The best they can manage in the section of famous residents is Una Stubbs. One word, 3 syllables: unimpressed. #
  • The sun is a long way past the yard-arm. I think it's time to see what's chilling in the fridge. #
  • Can Twitter be used for casting? I've been thinking of re-making Hart to Hart. Rob Low is the obvious Jonathon, but who would play Jennifer? #
  • And I'm trying them the other way around RT @jesscousins: Trying some coconut beer. It's rather nice. Mango next! #
  • Right pizza and beer time – catch you all later. #
  • Watching a film becomes a much longer job when interrupted by baby crying intermissions. #
  • Just had a thought for those around earlier: Natalie Portman would be perfect as Jennifer Hart in the Hart to Hart remake. #
  • Bit disappointed by Bastille Day in Battersea Park. Seemed to consist mainly of relocation companies and queues. #
  • Trying to pull together a new CV: always a tricky balance between lies, self-promotion and seeming a pompous tit. #
  • Does anyone think my CV would improve if I tried writing it while drinking? #
  • Definitely very mixed opinions on CV writing while drinking – slight balance in favour of having a drink. I think I'm going to resist though #
  • Confetti on BBC. I saw this on a plane once. Turned off out of embarrassment, not of the nudity, but of being seen watching such utter crap. #
  • The problem of saving things in 'the cloud'. Discovering that it hasn't actually saved your 6 hours of work when you've closed the doc. #

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