This morning it was raining on my walk to work. Now it often rains and whilst I find it depressing, I am generally used to it however this morning, the rain was cold, harsh, unyielding and most importantly, its angle fell directly upon my upper legs as they lifted one at a time in my 30 minute walk to work across Edinburgh.
I have experienced cold rain in Edinburgh but it’s the angle that upset me most, now my upper legs are frozen but the worst part? My favourite body parts are frozen! I remember when I was a kid I would often visit an elderly couple down the road who had lots of animals in their garden, ducks, chickens, peacocks, rabbits and cats. Now these cats were Manx cats, for those of you who don’t know, a Manx cat is a cat mostly commonly found on the Isle of Mann that is missing its tail. Usually with a small stump left in its place.
I often thought that Manx cats looked like they must be quite uncomfortable, with what looked like a stump where their favourite body part had been snapped off and this morning, as I sit here with my favourite body parts frozen, I can’t help but think of the Manx cats and feel a little frightened in case something falls off…
In other news, I’m considering re-branding this site from “Computer Scientist” to “Computer Badass”… I’m not entirely sure how well it would go down on my CV and business cards which share the same branding but these are things to be considered.