Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Time: it's important to make good use of it: a natural resource that is running out faster than oil, gas or anything found in the ground.

How to make time go further? Cloning is always an option: multiple mes all beavering away on separate simultaneous tasks. Not wasting it would be technologically more sound, as you don't have to wait for anything to be invented yet.

Waiting: now that's a no-no when it comes to utilising the power of the clock: so that makes the first option even more non-viable.

Ever wanted to go back in time? Well it is probably best not to want this, as this is not possible either. The nearest you can get to it is to rewind a video you made, but this doesn't get you very far as in my experience the film plays out the same way when you watch it forward again.

Meditation sounds like a waste of time, but some people swear by it. Come to think of it, if they are doing any swearing then they probably need to spend longer at the meditation itself.

It is said that time drags if you are not having a good time, so that sounds like a method of making more of it. Try and make yourself as depressed as possible whilst undertaking a long and difficult task and you'll complete it in no time.

If any of this sounds like it should make it into the next big business book for hard-pressed managers, don't worry: it won't. I haven't got time to write it. Loop until end.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

If you're looking for a fruit with a bit more drama, you could do worse than to sample the blood orange. This is a citrus with attitude, looking for all the world like Bela Lugosi got there and had a bite before you. The shock when your orange skinned beauty sheds its covering to reveal a heart of pure crimson flesh is very theatrical. On the taste front it's close to its normal interior neighbour, but the look is all pure murderous intent.

If you want to unleash some of the red stuff on unsuspecting friends, you could try juicing it to add a claret coloured twist on familiar cocktails - blood orange screwdriver anyone? Add a coulis of pure plasma to sauce your valentine's eve dessert to get to the heart of your relationship - you can't go far wrong.