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2009, 27, $70,000,000,000,000

So it’s 2009, we’re just about to send a second mission to Jupiter to find out what happened to the Discovery and human progress marches on. I’m now 27, which feels unbelievably old and mature to be surrounded by so much stuff in my ever student like bedroom. And there’s $70 trillion in the giant pool of money [mp3 here] in the world so we’re building the future ever faster.

Why is it only figures involving cash money that have this nasty habit of going down as well as up?

Anyway, happy new year. I attempted to forecast my future using molten lead [video] and accidentally created Cthulu.
Bleigie�en closeup

I also indulged in the many years German tradition of watching Dinner For One and drank a fair bit of gin.

Coming up next, my predictions of which bands don’t stand even a small chance of making it big but that I really like from 2008.

Meanwhile Up The Road

Had the largest urban shopping centre in Europe open up just off the top of my road in the past few months. Other than a Waitrose, the only redeeming factor is that it photographs nicely, especially when it’s wet and lit up at night.

Amble around Westfield
Westfield opening Saturday
Casting stones into the pool of retail

View my Westfield set

(and yes, if you’re viewing this on the blog, I have just broken my style sheet, guess I’ll actually finally do a design on here for the new year, for now – apologies).