Author Archives: Asof

About Asof

Asof works at - OK, Asof's salary is paid by - a large medical school in the north of England. His body is usually sat in front of a computer. No one seems very clear where his mind is.

Brrrrring! Brrrrring!

I know, I’m not fooling anyone. My phone doesn’t make that sound and hasn’t for years. But it did signal to me, sonically, that someone wished to speak to me. I picked up the receiver. The line was totally silent … Continue reading

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Odd power of Daenerys Targaryen

I’ve been watching Game of Thrones and I’ve ¬†spotted something a little strange about this woman. Perhaps an ability which will enable George to complete his massive sequence. We know she isn’t “normal’. At the end of series one, she … Continue reading

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Dr Whom?

There has been a lot of speculation on the interwebs that the new Doctor might be – gasp! – a woman. And there has been a lot of speculation about just who it might be. But I really don’t think … Continue reading

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I pity the fool…

…in airport security who xrays my suitcase tonight.   “Geoff? Have a look here.” “What?” “This shoe. It looks like it’s got an auctioneers gavel, some vampire teeth, a 9mm shell casing and a tiny rubber duck in it.” “Is … Continue reading

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The chances of anything coming from Mars…

…are a million to one, he said. But still they come! Or so Jeff Wayne would have had us believe. But I’m not so sure. I think the Martians were the fall guys, either taking orders from a much more … Continue reading

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Sam Vimes would have approved

I left the office for lunch a few minutes later than usual yesterday. Unfortunately, this put me on the wrong side of the 12 o’clock lecture turnout, and the cafe was full of students. Even if I had queued, they’d … Continue reading

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Hi, honey, I’m home!

No, no honey. I have bought a beehive, but it’s not for honey bees. I’d love to have a hive but I don’t really have anywhere to put one, or the time to look after a swarm. Even just finding … Continue reading

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A Small Rant

It may come as a surprise to you that the happy-go-lucky person you know as Asof has some pet peeves. But I do. I think I have a fine breeding colony, which include “People who talk about themselves in the … Continue reading

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They’re grrrrreeeeattttttttt!

At it was a special day, for breakfast I treated myself to fusion cookery at its finest: “Coco Pop and Rice Krispie Live together in perfect harmony Side by side in my cereal bowl, Oh gods, why can’t we?”

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[brring] [brrrring]

Who am I kidding? Our phone hasn’t made a [brrring] sound in decades. However. Have you heard of the Telephone Preference Service? It’s a scheme run in the UK¬† by the Direct Marketing Association on behalf of Ofcom which says, … Continue reading

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