Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Glamour model

We all know that the world of academia has its glamorous and not-so glamorous moments. Here am I, caught in a less glamorous one - the real me! and a quiz to check your powers of observation...

1. Whose walking sandals am I wearing?

2. Where is our office furniture from (range optional)?

3. What part of my spine am I most likely to deform if I continue to work in this position?

Any comments on your own working habits are welcome - particularly advice relating to posture, ergonomics and home office outfits. I am sporting White Stuff baggy joggers, Next pink fleece (as worn in most blog shots), Bridgedale hiking socks and outsize Merrel walking sandals. In my mouth, I am holding a short and sharpened hb pencil.

Actually, I have just noticed that I am sitting here blogging, looking at my blog picture in a strange gazey sort of way. hmmmmmm.


Blogger Dr. Rob said...


1 Rolf Harris

2. Local Reclamation Centre

3. Foramen-- i.e., stenosis

Where do I collect my prize?

9:57 AM  
Blogger Dr. Rob said...

PS I will blog about my office arraingments soon enough as I am soon to be moved to a most enticing cupboard, stay tuned for the further adventures!

The mystery word is Craufa! Which interestingly enough is what I exclamed when they told me I was to move office (yet again!)

9:59 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love spot the exercises and I love this post.
I am very un-ergonomic.
Today I am in Sheffield (told you I am nomadic) but I much prefer working at home where there is a really nice window to look out of.
What is outside your window Simply Clare?

12:22 PM  
Blogger Simply Clare said...

Outside my window is a road and my front garden. On the other side of the road is a house, just like mine - but next to it is a big brick wall. Behind the big brick wall lies the territory of the dark destroyer and the back gardens of the people in the new houses. The new houses have three floors and many toilets. One of them has a hot tub which my friend Vicky down the road can see from her new loft conversion. I love our road.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Simply Clare said...

Dr Rob
1. Wrong
2. Wrong
3. I am going to ask Martin what this is - but as I get everything that I learn about - Right!

You are truly intuitive as the sandals could be Rolfie's and the furniture could be reclaimed.
Very well done.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Dr. Rob said...

Simply Clair someone is looking for you and sending letters to my email address:

here is the letter I got:

Hello Dr. Rob,

I am trying to contact Clare of 'Simply Clare'
but I haven't heard from her yet. Her email address is not
on her blog. Dr. Joolz said she would email Clare and
give her my email address but I still haven't had any word.

May I ask you to pass this message on to Clare if you have
her email address? And ask her to please put "Simply Clare"
in the subject heading of the email message. (Just in case
she DID email me and I deleted her message because I
didn't recognize the name.)

Excuse me for making you the middle man. By the way,
she'll know me as "MJ" from the "Corrie Canuck" blog.



That will be 25p please.

9:31 AM  
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10:18 AM  
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10:33 AM  
Blogger guy said...

I, too, worry about what to wear when blogging but usually end up with my battered Teva sandals (with spider rubber soles - designed to give good traction on wet rock), Ronhill Trackster bottoms and a Gap t-shirt (courtesy of one or another of my lovely daughters). As for the postural concerns, might I suggest Salabhasana times 3? Works a treat.

7:59 PM  
Blogger Clare said...

I would very much like a picture of salabhasana please. I am also concerned that we share the same wardrobe (Martin too!)! My Ronhills are revolting - but I can't get rid of them. Do you by chance have a helly hansen too?

10:01 AM  
Blogger guy said...

No Helly Hansen but this picture might help.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Babs said...

Thank you Clare for revealing my secret shopping habits!!
Have I been 'dis' as in dish the dirt? or 'dis' as in disrespect? Help me with my street cred please..

My friend Babs is a pound shop shopper
Off with her shopping bag - it's a whopper
She fills it with glee - you just can't stop her
My friend Babs, the pound shop shopper

6:29 PM  
Blogger Simply Clare said...

Barbara, I haven't revealed your habits - you have!!! Stop drinking wine.

8:12 PM  

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