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I don't know if I like it, but I know it's Art

The Magician
8 April
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  • magicianuk
Many years ago in a country far away was born a boy, but not an ordinary boy, but one destined for greatness, one blessed by the gods, one descended from a long line of kings ... and mysterious portents greeted his birth, and three wise witches and three wise men came and gave him gifts of intelligence, charm, wit, handsomeness, strength and good fortune. It was clear that his life would not be ordinary ... there would be adventures, battles, adversity, dragons to fight and at least one beautiful princess to save ...

... sadly he was totally mythical.

Meanwhile in the east end of London, The Magician was born ...

The Magician has been on-line since 1976 (BBSs in those days!) and has been known as Magic, Magician or The Magician since then online, at college and at conventions, though he is quite happy to answer to "Chris" or "Would you like a pint of diet Coke?".

He's interested in Music (playing, listening and watching live performances), Magic (the card trick kind mostly, though intrigued by the other stuff), Science Fiction, Art, Computers, Travel and just about everything else. He never refers to himself in the third person though ....

... oh, and he wasn't born in 1902 but with the LJ age challenge stuff, you have to register an age/year of birth or find yourself filtered out of some content.
For the last four plus years he has been writing documentation for a mobile phone operating system company, specialising in communications and networking. In July 2008 he accepted a transfer to the company's Cambridge (UK) office but returned to London in August 2009 and lives a short plane crash away from London's Heathrow airport.

The vast majority of new postings to this journal are "Friends Only". If you know me, know one of my friends or are just interested, either email me, or just add me to your friends list. I check at least once a fortnight and add people that meet the above categories! (of course if you haven't been added, feel free to email me and ask if I'm deliberately ignoring you, I may have just missed out your name being added)

Just to stop people being bored, I have a much smaller Friends filter for anyone that wants to cheer me on in losing weight and going to the gym. It will mostly be status messages about current weight and the goals I've achieved, with occasional nattering about food and exercise. If you want to be on it, I'd be delighted to add you!

Mobile Phone Number
+44 776 990 3675

If you want to contact me via phone, try 0776 990 3675 (from outside the UK that's +44 776 990 3675), you can send text messages to the same number.

Jabber LJTalk  the_magician@livejournal.com
Emaillivejournal @ magician.co.uk
Mobile/Text+44 776 990 3675
Mobile/Text+44 7766 990 125
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Weight Loss Target - 2010

UPDATE 04/01/10
Having lost weight in 2008, and put it back on immediately on moving to Cambridge, now I'm back in London, time to lose the weight again.

2010 Weight goals and chart

Weight Chart

My Weight Chart:
Weight Chart

And a link to my mini-goals for 2010 list


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