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March 27, 2010

That's not Peter Purves.

Rob @ 7:48 PM

Woke up this morning to a notification; apparently classic Doctor Who actor Peter Purves had begun following me on Twitter. Intrigued, I clicked over to @peterpurves and saw what could well have been his brand new Twitter account. Among other things he'd followed a bunch of Twitter accounts with "Doctor Who" in their names, including my spoof "Doctor Who Facts" one.

Clicking the contact link on Mr Purves' own site (which the Twitter profile links to) I sent a polite note asking whether the Twitter account might be genuine. He was good enough to respond:

No it is nothing to do with me

In a subsequent email, Mr Purves wrote:

By the way, that picture of me is also very old, and is not one I use. I do not use twitter or facebook or any social networking site - I really cannot see the point.

So, I'm spreading the word.

March 7, 2010

¿Y entonces?

Rob @ 5:31 PM

Just went shopping in a grocery store in a Latino neighborhood, a small place with really skinny aisles. Out of deference to the majority, I tend to revert to Spanish for the polite "excuse me, pardon me" type of stuff necessary there.

Gringos - not sympathizers like myself with multiracial family, but completely WASPy white people - are a rare sight in that store, but they do pop up now and then. So when I scooted past one couple with a polite "perdóname," I wasn't expecting the man to grumble at his wife that "these people really oughtta learn to speak English to us" as I went by.

Judging by his expression, he wasn't expecting the big laugh and the "well, not with that attitude, pal!" he got back from me.