Monday, October 31, 2005

Pumpkin madness!
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Our Halloween pumpkins. Can only take credit for the skull one tho. My girlfriend is the talented one!
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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Pumpkin madness

Well my arm and hand aches from attempting to carve spooky images into pumpkins. Managed to do a vampire skull fairly well. My pumpkin is kinda going soft which doesn`t help tho.

Made a valiant attempt at cooking sunday dinner today. Girlfriend left me to it. So we had yorkshire puddings that looked more like pancakes and enough roast potatoes to feed the street! Still, it tasted ok so thats the main thing.

Finally got round to buying Neverwinter Nights deluxe edition for the pc today. Gotta love rpg games! Finished the original game a while ago, lent it to a mate who turned into a wanker and still has it! So went out and bought the original game with the two expansion packs. Going through a real fantasy phase at the minute. Working my way through the Dragonlance books.

I sure I used to only read fantasy because all the women were scantily clad, or naked...not sure what the reason is now. Probably the same!

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Wooooh! Ooooh!

Well, getting into the halloween spirit. Girlfriend is busy hollowing out pumpkins for me to annihilate attempting to carve a spooky face onto it. Got a (hopefully) scary film to watch as well.

Got fireworks going off all over the place. I hate fireworks. Well, I hate them for our animal`s sake. Scares the crap out of our two cats. The whole bonfire night tends to pass me by to be honest. I think it gets further and further away from the actual meaning as the years go by. I`m all for organised bonfire parties. But I reckon they should not sell fireworks to the general public. If nothing else it`ll stop little fuckers shoving lighted ones into cats mouths and other such horrific things.

Got the first bit of Christmas shopping done. Bought a Budweiser gift set for my girlfriend`s sister`s husband. Bud tastes like nats piss to me so it`ll be safe until we can give it to him.

Thursday, October 27, 2005


Made my first skype to skype call earlier! ok it wasn`t to talk to a person. Got to leave a voicemail message to a podcaster. The MikeTechShow is one of the coolest podcasts around. I spend most of my days listening to podcasts instead of music on my ipod. Anyway, left a typical nerdy 'i think your show is great' type message so it wasn`t exactly a momentous occassion. Took me most of the damn afternoon getting my headphone settings right so I could hear properly. Wasn`t until I found the volume control on the headset that I realised what was going wrong!

Anyway, skype me if you`ve got it. I`ve got voicemail so leave a message so I feel all warm n popular!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Ok, wanna see how nerdy I look in a suit. This was taken at my girlfriend`s (er, to the right of me) mother`s wedding.
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Pissed off

Just in from work and feel the need to vent! Had a little 'chat' with the guy who runs the shop floor. Apparently 'someone' told him I took a little too long on a delivery on Monday! They obviously felt the need to wait until today to run to Rob, whose been on holiday the past couple of days, and tell him of my misdemeanor.

This is starting to happen more and more in my workplace. Feels like we`ve got a spy in the camp. I`m not the only one whose been stung by this. Now I wouldn`t mind if it was warranted. But it wasn`t. Not even close. And i`m starting to think fuck em. If they`re not happy with the way i`m doing things then get somebody else.

I think I need a new job. The bitching and backbiting is really starting to piss me off. Trouble is, i`m on good money. And as my girlfriend is only part time then we need all the money we can get. Things might change in the future regarding her job. The moment is done i`m out.

There, I feel better now. I`m big enought to take a bollocking when i`m in the wrong. But i`ll be fucked if i`m taking it when i`m only doing my job. Fortunately Rob is a decent bloke and knows me better than that.

Ok, i`m done....i`m calm...i`m relaxed....I think!

Monday, October 24, 2005


My girlfriend is in a right state. Her sis has been texting her all evening so far. It`s so hard seeing her upset and being so helpless. Her sister doted on Amber, she was like a little child to her. She was her life, and now it`s gone. Life really does suck sometimes.

We only saw her (Amber) yesterday, and now she`s dead. She was laying on our bed, playing. It doesn`t seem real. At least whoever hit her had the decency to take her to the vets. But the vet said she wouldn`t have known what hit her so didn`t suffer. Which is something I guess.

It doesn`t help (in some ways) that we have Garfield, Amber`s brother. My girlfriend just looks at him and bursts into tears.

Some people probably think this is all a bit much. Getting so upset over a cat. But our animals are more than that. They`re a part of our family. And to be honest, a lot more preferable to people sometimes.

Just had some sad news. My girlfriend`s sister`s cat, Amber, has been killed in a road accident. My girl and her sister are crying to each other on the phone :(
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Sunday, October 23, 2005


And no messages left for me on Skype...humph. Hmm, i`m sure there`s something else I was gonna whinge about! God i`m tired....I need a drink.

I has returned!

A 3 hour drive home down a rainy M1 with roadworks n accidents and i`m knackered! Had a cracking weekend tho. Got to my girlfriend`s sister`s house at about 8:30 friday night and ate tons of pizza and watched crappy tv. Laid in way too long on Saturday and rushed around like a mad thing trying to put a suit on and tie a bloody tie properly! And yes, you read that right...I wore a suit!

The wedding went really well. As in, ate loads of food and got pissed. Ended up videoing the wedding itself which was pretty cool. Wasn`t a big do, we left at about 10pm and went to the pub. So the night ended just before midnight after drinking vodka, bitter, wine, champagne and more vodka...not all in the same glass tho!

Went for a meal with my girlfriend, her sis and husband at their dad and his girlfriend`s house today. Got loads of computer bits n stuff to sell on ebay so ended coming home with more things than we came with.

Survived the weekend quite well considering me and my girlfriend slept in a single bed and managed to avoid any embarrassing moments meeting her sis on the way to the toilet!

So gonna soak in the bath cos I ache like mad, then rip an old pc apart to see what I can scrounge out of it.

Need another weekend to recover from this one.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Just in from work. Getting ready to leave. Keep forgetting to mention, if anybody uses skype then leave me a message at paddee28. Been nice now :)


Well this`ll be my last post before the weekend. Off down to Oxford for my girlfriend`s Mum`s 2nd wedding! Gonna be a bit weird as it`s only going to be the wedding then a meal! No evening do!...what`s that all about? no nighttime piss up!

Anyway, staying with her sis and her husband so should be a laugh at any rate. Wish i`d had an earlier night last night. Gotta work all day then drive 180 miles. Urgh.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Oooh...which Sci-Fi character are you!

Ok, too knackered to post anything meaningful so did a quiz to find out which sc-fi character i`d be....

Qui-Gon Jinn

A strong presence who organizes efforts yet shuns consensus, you strive to educate others for the benefit of your causes.

Don't center on your anxiety, Obi-Wan. Keep your concentration on the here and now where it belongs.

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

Ok, that`ll do for now. This Jedi Master needs some food and a bath!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Dreaming *Kumanoko*

Dreaming *Kumanoko*
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It`s people like this tho that give me some hope in the human race. I soooo want to get a hamster, lol.

Humans never fail to disgust me

This story is in all the papers today...if anybody knows her address i`d love to pay her a personal visit! Apparently she`s only been jailed for 6 weeks.

A sick mum took revenge on her annoying cat by boiling it to death in the washing machine.

Fluffy took up to ten minutes to die — breaking his claws as he tried desperately to escape, a court heard.

Holly Thacker, 34, said the cat became "weird and a bit vicious" and had started living outside the house. JPs were told she admitted her crime to her horrified ex-husband and daughters, aged 15 and five. She said she killed the cat because it scratched her.

Husband Simon, thought she was joking at first — but then Thacker showed him the animal’s body in a wheelie bin.

Simon told the Norwich court: "The cat was dead and soaking wet. She said it was a boiling wash. I told her it was disgusting and cruel."

Vet Mark Bestbier said the terror the cat suffered while drowning was revealed by broken claws on all four paws.

He said the reddish colour of the dead cat’s skin showed the water she drowned in was warm.

He said: "The disorientation of a rotating drum and the filling with water would have been a terrifying process."

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Escape Night *Kumanoko* on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This girl has the cutest hamsters in the world! If you don`t go 'aaah' when you see them then you have no heart!

Escape Night *Kumanoko* on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


Had a better day today. Amazing what a good nights sleep will do. Considering I had a cat welded to my side all last night I think I slept pretty well!

Had to take Garfield (the cat in question) to the vets yesterday to have his yearly vaccination. I think we need a bigger cat box! was a bit of a nightmare getting him in the thing. Altho he was quiet all the way there bless him. He`s been sleepy all day today so i`m wondering if we can give him an injection every day to keep him calm....joke!

I tried sending a post to my blog via my mobile phone, but it didn`t seem to want to work. I shall keep trying until it does work tho, lol. I don`t like it when these things are meant to do wonderful things then don`t. I take it personally, lol.

Well it`s time I did my little ritual of checking my fave websites, gmail, digg, ebay, bloglines, flickr. It`s a bit sad I know, but i`d hate to miss something exciting n techy I could bore my girlfriend rigid with!

Monday, October 17, 2005


Well, doing my best not to let all my depressing thoughts take over my blog. But I guess as i`m the only one viewing it then it doesn`t really matter.

Thought i`d have a better day at work today now the 13th has come and gone. Felt really out of place tho. Kinda disjointed. Didn`t want to be there, do anything. Just didn`t want to be. I know the 13th should be like any other day. I miss my brother every day. It`s difficult to put into words, which kinda makes it all the more difficult when you want to write them down in a blog!

I feel so safe in my own home. Surrounded by the people and animals that rely on me, want me and are there for me. I try and put it down to the fact that I don`t want to work!, but it`s more than that. It`s different to the feeling I get when I just can`t be arsed to work. I think it`s just the time of year. Another 2 months and it would have been David`s birthday. Then it`s Christmas, then my birthday. Urgh, too many anniversaries to remind me i`m on my own.

There, I feel a bit better. Time to let go of the real world and sit on the internet for a while.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Here`s me with Gander, one of my grandads geese. He 'seemed' friendly enough!
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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Long Day!

Been to my grandparents today with my grandads birthday cake. Had a great time. Met the goose and gander, and hen that he keeps in the back garden. Got some cool pics of me being kept quiet by gander, lol.

Went for a meal and a wander about the town, was a real nice relaxing day. Crashed out in the bath on my laptop wondering why MY legs ache after walking round town with an 80 year old!

Friday, October 14, 2005


Feel as low as I did yesterday. So taken the day off work. Got my mum round helping my girlfriend play with her new mixer so i`m staying out the kitchen!

Gonna be a bit hectic in there whilst she makes my grandad`s cake. Been messing with flickr and made another magazine cover!

My creation

Thursday, October 13, 2005

My cat`s a star!

Been occupying my time mucking about with my pics on flickr...pretty cool huh.

My creation


Finished work early today. Stayed longer than I thought I would. Was a real struggle to concentrate on work, was feeling pretty much out of it all morning. Gonna go post things to people on ebay, get some computer bits then go for a long soak in the bath.

Glad today is nearly over .

I miss you

6 years ago today my world fell apart. Testing his motorbike on a disused airfield David was in collision with a builders van speeding across the airfiled.

My life has never really been the same since. A part of my jigsaw of life is missing and nothing I can do will ever replace it. He was my best friend as well as my brother. We had so much in common. Liked the same films, played the same pc games, rpg`s, watched the same sports. I miss all that. Nobody can take his place where all those things are concerned.

I thought the pain was supposed to get easier to deal with over time. It`s not.

I miss you David.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

My pics on Flickr

Finally got round to getting a Flickr account. Not got much on at the minute, just a few pet pics.

Flickr: Photos from Paddy1869

Book-A-Minute SF/F

Damn I really should be getting back to work. Anyway, as I don`t ever seem to have time to read all the books I want this site will help me! Read 20 books in my break so far!

Book-A-Minute SF/F

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Smoking associated with lower IQ, study finds:

If you knew the people I have to work with every day the you would sooooo agree with this ;)

Smoking associated with lower IQ, study finds:


Everytime I think the human race can`t get any worse a story like this pops up and proves me wrong!


I guess my rat got bored of me being in the bath too long last night!
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Wow! I am never gonna complain about our weather again!

Monday, October 10, 2005

I don`t like mondays

Urgh, Monday morning...late out of bed again. Sat on the loo with my latptop! Gotta get my morning fix of checking emails n fave websites.

PC STILL running Spin Rite looking for hard drive errors. Getting a headache trying to decide which graphics card to upgrade to!

Urgh, Monday morning grumpyness. Damnit....better make a move, gonna be my usual 5 mins late.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Ok, 2nd attempt
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Ah...this is a MUCH better quiz :)

You scored as Death. You are death! Reaper of souls!
Riding your horse, Binky, with a scythe at hand.
Always working, always busy.
You sometimes try to socialize with the living, and

Gytha (Nanny) Ogg






Lord Havelock Vetinari


Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax


Commander Samuel Vimes




The Librarian


Cohen The Barbarian


Carrot Ironfounderson


Which Discworld Character are you like (with pics)
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Well found out the problem with logging into my blog with 'hello'. Was trying to type the wrong damn username in, sigh. Must try these things when i`m more awake.

Anyway, sat here on the laptop as i`m backing up my main pc cos the hard drive is whining.and i don`t wanna lose all my mp3`s.

Acronis true image is your friend :)

Music n me

Well I could go on about the music I listen to. But it would be easier to head over to my profile here:
paddee's User Page -

Damn i`m in a lazy mood this morning.

IO2Technology: Heliodisplay/ Interactive Free-Space Display

Ooh..this is so cool. Very Star Wars! 'Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi... You're our only hope!'

IO2Technology: Heliodisplay/ Interactive Free-Space Display

I want I want

Stupid puter

Argh! trying to use Hello to upload pics to blogger. Something so simple should be working except for this damn error: We're sorry but the Username/Password combination you've entered is either invalid or you don't have permission to access this Blog.

What the hell is all that about! So much for going back to bed. Can`t rest until i`ve fixed it!


Damn matter what time I go to bed I always wake up in time for work. Even on a Sunday!


Got 71% on test the nation on BBC1 this evening!...woot!!

Anyway, need my bed!

Discworld: Which Ankh-Morpork City Watch Character are YOU?

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Hmm...i`m sure that can`t be right!

Saturday, October 08, 2005


Ok, nothing exciting. First post n all that to get the thing up n running. Come back in 6 months when I add another post, lol. Sigh. Too late for all this. Time for bed.