LOTS of runners braved the blustery, rainy conditions yesterday to take part in the Moira Jones 5k in Queen's Park.
YESTERDAY'S Diary had an item about the most inappropriate places where mobile phones have been used.
FRANKIE Boyle has added his voice to the row over the composition of the TV debates ahead of next year's general election.
TOPICAL tweet from Greg Hemphill:
THE stage version of BBC comedy series Still Game has just finished its phenomenal run at the Glasgow Hydro.
CLYDEBANK stand-up Kevin Bridges's autobiography, We Need to Talk About Kevin, is now in the shops, and in it he describes his first ever gig at the Stand comedy club in Glasgow when he was only 17.
CELTIC manager Ronny Deila has told his players to improve their diet, so he will be interested in the updated biography of legendary Irish player Roy Keane who latterly played for Celtic.
MONTY Python's John Cleese has his autobiography So Anyway … published this week in which he talks about his first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with fellow Cambridge students.
AH the disappointments life can deal you when you're young.
CHILDREN'S author Lyn McNicol, who pens the Badger The Mystical Mutt series, was passing a Glasgow pub at the weekend when she heard an elderly woman, popping out for a fag, tell her pal:
AS ithers see us.
LATEST news from the chalkface where a teacher in Drumchapel claims she was looking down the list of names of her new class of pupils and saw one was listed as "La-a".
PERTHSHIRE'S Bruce Fummey won the Scottish Comedian of the Year title at a gig in Glasgow against 11 other contestants.
STAND-UP Ross Noble is on a mini tour of Scotland, and was staying in a hotel where a wedding was taking place.
WE didn't see much humour from the No side in the referendum.
OLYMPIC rowing champion Katherine Grainger from Bearsden is back in training and considering a shot at the 2016 Games in Rio.
THE Herald ran a story yesterday about youth worker Katie Carmichael having a watercolour, which she painted at the kitchen table, being chosen as the official poster of this year's Ryder Cup. Her dad Duncan in Selkirk reveals: "As a very proud dad my first reaction was to phone her and say, 'At least all that time spent not cleaning the kitchen has finally paid off'."
SO Alex Salmond is to step down as First Minister.
SO what else has been happening?
WE are sent a letter from an English newspaper in which a local wrote:
WE mentioned Freshers Week, and a reader in Maryhill saw a Waitrose van doing a home delivery to a student flat.
FRESHERS' Week for students just now and we fear they might not be as hedonistic as in the past.
THE theatrical Sir Donald Sinden who died on Thursday, had a rich voice which was difficult to describe.
A CHAP in Glasgow yesterday was asked by a visiting journalist if Scots were concerned about businesses pulling out if there was a Yes vote.
WE asked for your starting university stories and David Stubley in Prestwick recalls:
WE asked for your starting yoonie stories, and all we got back from one former student was blasphemy.
SAYS reader Eric Macdonald:
GOSH, it's all getting a bit exciting in the referendum campaign.