Getting ready for the election!

Well. It`s just about here.

One of the highlights of my US trip. The Presidential Election. And judging by the final pre-election polls, it`s gonna be real close!!

http://2012.presidential-candidates.org/?news=Final-National-Pre-Election-Polls

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Barmy over Britishisms

As someone currently residing in the United States, and with the promise of another televised Presidential debate hanging in the offing, this article was a well-timed observation. According to the New York Times, Americans are going barmy over Britishisms. Actually, ‘Britishisms’ is a new word to me. Is it surely not ‘Anglicisms’? Anyway. Enjoy.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/fashion/americans-are-barmy-over-britishisms.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=1&

The world’s most in-demand employers: by LinkedIn

This infographic is of particular interest to me, as someone who spends their working life between South-East England and the US West Coast. According to a study by LinkedIn, and based on the data of job seekers within their network, the most desirable location in the world to seek work is San Francisco. This isn’t surprising given the burgeoning success of the Tech sector. It’s backed up by a strong showing from the UK, which leads Europe in terms of desirability and opportunity.

 

On the face of it, things look rosy for me as a freelance Technology copywriter. But with desirability of course, comes intense competition – so I’ll continue to do the best job I can for all those I work with.
If you’re looking for copywriting support within the Technology sector, at home or abroad, please give me a call!

 

Proof that Britain is lazy

It’s been in the news today… inactivity is as unhealthy for you as smoking. I’m sure this is probably true, even though it’s bound to be replaced by another ‘bad health’ fad next month.

 

What is worrying, are these statistics from The Economist magazine regarding activity amongst nations across the globe. By their reckoning, Britain ranks pretty low down for activity, across males and females. Time to get off that couch, or die.

 

 

Same sandwich, different day

This article from The Guardian struck a chord with me. I’m a sandwich lover. In fact, I’m more a sandwich addict. I’m not sure I can remember the last time I went a day without bread. Or ham. Or cheese. Or all three together, under one roof.

As such, I can relate to pretty much every word of this. I do eat the same sandwich every day. The staple diet. I work from home a fair bit and that makes the habit even more prevalent. A number of reasons for this repetition are postulated here, but for me it’s simple: I’m busy, and it’s easier to make something I know I like, and don’t have to think about. What a terribly sad, 21st Century technology answer. But the repetitive sandwich is testament to our work/life balance today. And it makes proper meals taste all the more sweet.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2012/may/22/same-sandwich-lunch-every-day

 

‘Keep Calm…’ posters actually intensely irritating

I loved this article from The Daily Mash. Initially I was a fan of the ‘Keep Calm’ genre and even celebrated its popularity. But now it seems that anyone who can read and has an English relative is peddling some gutter aberration of the original design. It’s become a bloated sell-out, an insult to the thing that once made it appealing.

And surely it will get even worse with the impending Jubilee.

Therefore – I’ve got to say it.

Keep Calm and Fuck Off.

 

‘Keep Calm…’ posters actually intensely irritating

 

 

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