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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at new a career path or additional income stre

Naming Ceremony

Do you name your gadgets?  If so, how you pick a name?  The other day I was reading Claire's blog and she mentioned that she called her Macbook Air "Doris".  I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and name my beloved new Android tablet.  It is full of awesomeness, has been fawned over by everyone who I have allowed to touch it and I have already taken time out to write about the apps that I think every Android user should have.  But, short of a bit of inspiration, I opened it up to Twitter to help out.  Testament to my merry band of followers, the first two suggestions were:

Just in case you don't get the references straight away like me then a quick search on Wikipedia provides links to a science fiction novel and a list of names given to (fictional) robots and androids from literature, cinema and television.  Clever... 

android tablet, inanimate object, fusion 5,
But it's all a bit too clever and I can't be arsed explaining it every time... although that air of mystery is tempting.  I thought about acronyms or a bit of alliteration but my brain started hurting.  I tried to decide whether it was male or female (it's definitely a girl) and ended up going with my p0rn name (name of first pet, name of road you lived on as a child).

Ladies and Gentlemen,
please welcome to the world...
Cuddles Curzon The First.