Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Grrrr

Well i`m in quite a good mood at the minute, so it feels a bit funny that i`m gonna have a rant. I`ve been holding this in all day really so I should let it out.

Am I the only human being who literally 'wouldn`t hurt a fly'? A workmate came in with a wasp clinging onto the back of his jacket. He`d been up in a warm, dark workspace so I guess the wasp had gone their to hibernate (if they do!) or something. Anyway, I managed to remove his passanger from him and the little thing just fell to the ground. All groggy like. It just about manages to get the strength to start to fly when this other guy I work with took this almighty swipe with this foot and kicked it across the room!

Now, I know it`s 'only a wasp' but come on! There was no need for that. The wasp landed on a table and was clearly injured. One leg looked all broken up and it couldn`t seem to walk straight or anything. I ended up having to kill it as quickly as I could.

It just fucks me off when people do such pointless things. Kicking a wasp to death or kicking a puppy to death, I personally do not differentiate between animals. Then!..then!..the guy said 'aww, I feel kinda sorry for it now'. Then why the fuck do it in the first place!

Maybe i`m too soft, but I think i`d rather be that way sometimes.

I consider myself damn lucky

Took this link from gemmak`s blog. Makes you think!

Miniature Earth

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Rock on! Damn I wish this had been around when I was a teen

Aspiring rock gods can at last create their own guitar solos - without ever having to pick up a real instrument, thanks to a group of Finnish computer science students.

The Virtual Air Guitar project, developed at the Helsinki University of Technology, adds genuine electric guitar sounds to the passionately played air guitar.

Using a computer to monitor the hand movements of a "player", the system adds riffs and licks to match frantic mid-air finger work. By responding instantly to a wide variety of gestures it promises to turn even the least musically gifted air guitarist to a virtual fret board virtuoso.

Aki Kanerva, Juha Laitinen and Teemu Mäki-Patola came up with the idea after being invited to develop a virtual instrument as part of their coursework. "The first thing that came to mind was an air guitar," Kanerva told New Scientist....more

Nooooo :(

LOS ANGELES Nov 23, 2005 — "Alias" is going undercover for good. The spy drama starring Jennifer Garner will end its five-season run in May, ABC announced Wednesday, promising a big finish.

"'Alias' is not going to wind down as it comes to an end, it's going to rev up, and we're going to make it the event it deserves to be," ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson said in a statement.

The series co-stars Victor Garber, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly and Kevin Weisman. It was created by executive producer J.J. Abrams, who is also part of ABC's popular "Lost."

more at yahoo

Ho hum

Well the snow didn`t last long, soon turned into rain. And now it`s just bloody cold n wet n miserable. Hasn`t been the most interesting of days really. The boss came back to work from yet another holiday which probably didn`t help anybody`s mood. He filled my workroom with his new toy...a karaoke machine. I put it all just outside of my room and when I got back off delivery it was all pretty much set up. 2 bloody great speakers set up! We`re such a professional company.

Trying to find a use for an old 200Mhz PC, other than as a doorstop. I`ve been thinking of sticking Linux on it and setting it up next to the tv just for internet access and check tv schedules. Something else for my girlfriend to sigh, shake her head at me about and ask me 'why?'. Other than 'because I can' I don`t really have a proper answer. Maybe i`m as bad as my boss and his wonderful Ideas.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Wooo!!


This is pretty much my attitude towards snow ;)

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Not only George Best



RICHARD BURNS
17 January 1971 - 25 November 2005

It is with very great sadness that we must announce the death of Richard Burns, the 2001 FIA World Rally Champion. Burns, who was diagnosed with an astrocytoma, a form of brain tumour, in November 2003 passed away last night Friday 25th November peacefully. His partner Zoe, family and close friends were at his bedside.

From the outset Richard knew that the odds were heavily against him and yet he fought his illness with bravery and good humour. Having undergone both chemotherapy and radiotherapy he was able to leave hospital in summer 2004. For a while his health showed signs of improvement but then after six months it once again began to decline. Determined not to give up, he opted for surgery earlier this year. This alleviated some of the symptoms of his illness and enabled him to remain active. At Castle Combe in August he attended a parade of the rally cars that he drove throughout his career and was touched by the warmth of the reception he received. However there was to be no miracle and in recent days he lapsed into a coma.


Taken from http://www.richardburns.com/

Thursday, November 24, 2005

fame - part 2

Yay, just listened to the Dawn and Drew Show on my ipod...they played my voice message at the end..yay. I sound kinda funny I think tho. Do I always talk like that!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I actually nearly pee`d myself reading these!

Here's a list of some funny URLs, where the designer didn't thinking about how people would read the name of the site:

1) Who Represents?, a database for agencies to the rich and famous:
http://www.whorepresents.com

2) Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange
advice and views:
http://www.expertsexchange.com

3) Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island:
http://www.penisland.net

4) Need a therapist?
http://www.therapistfinder.com

5) Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
http://www.molestationnursery.com

6) Gas central heating anyone?
http://www.gasheating.co.uk

7) New to Milan and you need electric light? Why not sign up on-line with
Power-Gen?
http://www.powergenitalia.com

Brrr


Ok, in a bid to keep warm i`m trying to enflame the wrath of God in a hope he`ll hit me with a thunderbolt. That should keep me toasty.

It`s a bit lame. The best I can do at short notice. Anyway, go here if you think you can do better.

My very blonde friend sent me this

A girl came skipping home from school one day.
"Mummy, Mummy," she yelled, "we were counting today, and all the other
kids
could only count to 4, but I counted to 10.
See? 1,2,3,4,5,6, 7,8,9,10!"
"Very good," said her mother.
"Is it because I'm blonde, Mummy?"
"Yes, it's because you're blonde," her mother replied.
The next day, the girl came skipping home from school.
"Mummy, Mummy," she yelled, "we were saying the alphabet today, and all
the
other kids could only say it to D, but I said it to G.
See? A, B, C, D, E, F, G!"
"Very good," said her mother.
"Is it because I'm blonde, Mummy?"
"Yes, pumpkin, it's because you're blonde."
The next day the girl came skipping home from school.
"Mummy, Mummy," she yelled, "we were in gym class today, and when we
showered, all the other girls had flat chests, but I have these!"
And she lifted her tank top to reveal a pair of 36Cs.
"Very good," said her embarrassed mother.
"Is it because I'm blonde, Mummy?"
"No ... it's because you're 25."

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Dream

Oh yeah, had a really weird dream last night. Don`t usually remember them so thought i`d write it down cos i`m bound to forget to tell Z about it.

Anyway, apparently I went to the ballet. Or was it the opera? Well, whichever, the main star was Rachel Stevens, mmm, nice. I went with a guy I work with, i`ll just call him S. Well, this opera/ballet thing went on for a while. So I started to look around at the other people in the place. We had one of those balcony/boxes type things. In the next box was my ex-girlfriend i`ll call N. She was there with another girl. Who I assumed was her girlfriend for some strange reason. Anyway, we keep smiling at each other and as the opera/ballet was droaning on we both creep out the back of our boxes for a chat. We both sit on the floor, backs against the wall and just start talking about God knows what. We then start flicking crisps into our boxes at the people we came with.

We do this until we get bored n go back in to see what is going on. The curtain has gone down and the peeps we came with are fast asleep. The place is still full tho. We go back out for a laugh about our snoozing friends and decide we should wake them up and go our seperate ways. So we go into our boxes and our friends have gone! In fact the whole place is empty. Deathly silent, then one by one the lights start to go out until we are in pitch darkness.

Things go a little fuzzy after that, I think I woke up soon afterwards cos I remember thinking to myself 'what the hell was all that about'.

I need one of those books to understand dreams!

Grump

Ok, i`m in a funny mood. Must be something to do with the weather cos my girlfriend is in a funny mood. I`m just pissed off with everything. This post is so gonna be nothing but a whine and a bitch from me.

I get days when all I want is to be on my own, alone. Nothing and nobody around me. I get days when i`m the exact opposite. And I get days when I don`t know what the hell I want. I think it`s the build up to Christmas. I have no idea what to get my girlfriend. Which isn`t much of a problem cos I have no money anyway. Which is something else. I`m sick of having no money. I work my arse off 5 days a week and have nothing to show for it.

Which isn`t true I guess, I have a nice house, nice car and we can afford cable tv, broadband and a few other nice things. But thats it. No spare money. Hardly any savings. It`s just the situation at the minute. Z only works one day a week at the minute, so I know it could get better. Which is probably it. She complains when she has to get up for her one day a week at work when I`m dragging my arse out of bed at 7:30 5 times a week. I`m just jealous I guess, lol.

I wish I had a bit of talent. Turn this blog into a million pound publication. But I guess there are a million other people out there doing the same. There are 15 year old kids making a ton of money with their web businesses! I guess I missed the boat. I`m just feeling sorry for myself which is stupid cos my lot is better than many people`s.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Where`s my bow n arrows!

Found this quiz on phantom scribbler`s blog.


Elvish
Elvish


To which race of Middle Earth do you belong?
brought to you by Quizilla

Oh i`m a lumberjack...

Been out in the fresh air doing manly type things. Had to prune (decimate) our row of trees as they`re blocking sunlight to the back garden due to them being nearly as tall as our house!

T`was quite good fun in the end despite me doing my best to put it off and pray for rain. Did a countryside management course years ago, it all came flooding back when I found myself wobbling at the top of the ladder with a saw in my hand.

Christmas shopping is coming along nicely. Except for getting stuff for my girlfriend. I just have no idea. I`m hopeless. I`m scouring ebay but nothing seems suitable. Maybe it`s beacuse i`m not in a panic yet, maybe my brain needs that last minute kick of adrenalin to start my creative process.

Enjoyed having a long weekend off work tho. Counting down the days until I break up for christmas. Whenever that is. I hope I have lots of work to go back to. Trying not to worry about the lack of work we have, it`s the time of year when we are slack. But not this slack. If the worse happens and we go down to a four day week then i have plans. But I fear if we did go to four days then the company would fold. Nobody can afford a drop in wages. I`m trying not to worry, but at least i`m prepared for it. I think.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells

Ok, getting all christmasy now. It`s nearly December, i`m sat at my pc looking out the window at a white backgarden. The frost is really heavy this morning. Always start to feel christmasy when it gets like this.

I haven`t really grown out of Christmas yet. I don`t get as excited about getting presents now, well not overly excited to the point where I can`t breath! But it`s the whole 'goodwill to all mankind' business. Apart from mankind can go fuck itself, goodwill to all my friends and animals everywhere is more like it.

A couple of weeks off work, a box of biscuits for cheese and a bottle of port for that midday snack, tons of food and drink and Christmas tv and i`m happy :)

Made a bit of money on ebay selling old books n stuff so have a bit of spare cash to buy my girlfriend some presents. I`m hopeless at present buying. I`d love to be spontaneous and surprise her with lots of little things. But my brain doesn`t seem to have the imagination to do things like that sometimes. So I sit on amazon and ebay getting frustrated because I can`t find the things I want, mainly cos I don`t know what those things are!

She seems to find it easy. Maybe it`s because i`m interested in so many things that there`s always something suitable for me.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

sux 2 much

Story on Yahoo news reads: "Yahoo news is reporting that the great works of literature often read and discussed by the brighter of our up-and-comers could be the latest victim of reaching the lowest common denominator at the potential expense of everyone. The article describes the efforts of Dot Mobile to make such literary masterpieces as Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet more accessible. From the article, 'We are confident that our version of 'text' books will genuinely help thousands of students remember key plots and quotes, and raise up educational standards rather than decrease levels of literacy,'" Link

I must be getting old because this just makes me cringe. Ok, i`ll write more when i`ve recovered. And my tea is ready :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Human (disg)race

Bird killed for knocking over dominoes

By David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz: The Associated Press reports that, "A sparrow knocked over 23,000 dominoes in the Netherlands, nearly ruining a world record attempt before it was shot to death Monday." Link

UPDATE: BB reader Vincent Eveleigh writes, "Now the dutch weblog Geenstijl.nl and a famous dutch DJ Ruud de Wild are both offering a reward of respectively 1000 and 3000 euro's to the first person to knock over the domino's as revenge for the bird that was killed." Link

UPDATE: BB reader B10m says this Dutch news article reports that the man who shot the bird may have received death threats. Link

Food glorious food

Well, as I type this my wonderful girlfriend is preparing our tea. She`s talked me into trying burgers with leek in. Now, anybody who knows me knows I have the weirdest phobia towards food known to man. Phobia isn`t really the right word. But i`m fussy. I`m beyond fussy.

Most of it is psycological. I have a long list of foods I don`t like and if I find i`m eating something containing an item of food off my hit list I will want to be sick. Anything containing fruit or vegetables in any quantity is an instant no no. So why was I okay when my (wonderful) girlfriend baked a chocolate and apple cake and I had a big slice? I couldn`t really taste the apple, I couldn`t tell I was eating it but I knew I was eating it.

It really is annoying as it stops me eating a lot off what otherwise look wonderful meals. It`s a nightmare at restaraunts. Altho I usually have the fish!

I think my girlfriend is changing the way my brain views food little by little. I don`t think i`ll ever just grab a tomato and start eating it but as long as it`s shredded very finely and is only 1% of the meal then i`ll probably be okay eating it without dying!

If I never post anything else after this then you know the leek was not okay.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

fame!

Woo, downloaded and listened to couple of podcasts this morning, including The Mike Tech Show. He gave a shoutout to me about the message I left him on skype!...woo. Ok, so it`s not gonna set me on the road to stardom but it was a cool moment :)

Nothing exciting to tell. Had a lazy day, some of my stuff seems to be selling on ebay, so that`ll be a few pennies for Christmas. Trying not to spend too much this year as we bought a new car and have to be careful with the money, so i`m trying novel new ways to get Christmas presents without spending too much. All legal of course! Pigsback is one such site where you can earn points towards vouchers, online surveys is another altho that takes a while to earn enough money to be worthwile. So I resort to selling stuff that`s been gathering dust for a while on ebay.

Really want to buy 2 more pet rats. We went to the pet shop yesterday and they had 2 really cute looking little girls. They were housed on sawdust which is terrible for their respiration. One was sneezing some and I nearly bought them on the spot. But we haven`t really got the room for them. It broke my heart walking out of there without them and I haven`t been able to stop worrying about them since.

Keep telling myself I can`t save every animal, doesn`t help though.

Saturday, November 12, 2005


There's a danger you know.
You can't own just one, for the craving will grow.
There's no doubt they're addictive, wherein lies the danger
While living with lots, you'll grow poorer and stranger.

One cat is not trouble, and two are so funny,
The third one is easy, the fourth one's a honey
The fifth is delightful, the sixth ones a breeze.
You find you can live with a house full, with ease.

So how 'bout another? Would you really dare?
They're really quite easy, but Oh Lord, the hair!
With cats on the sofa and cats on the bed,
And crates in the kitchen, its no bother, you said.

They're really no trouble, their manners are great.
What's just one more cat and one more little crate?
The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty.
The floor is all footprints, the furniture's dusty.

The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care?
Who minds a few nose prints and a little more hair?
So let's keep a kitten, you can always find room.
And a little more time for the dust cloth and broom.

There's hardly a limit to the cats you can add
the thought of a cutback, sure makes you feel sad.
Each one is special, so useful, so funny,
The food bill grows larger, you owe the vet money.

Your folks never visit, few friends come to stay,
Except other cat folks, who live the same way.
Your lawn has now died and your shrubs are dead, too.
Your weekends are busy, you're off with your crew.

There's cat food and vitamins, grooming and shots
And entries and travel and motels, which cost lots.
Is it worth it you wonder? Are you caught in a trap?
Then that favorite comes up and climbs in your lap.

His look says you're special and you know that you will
Keep all of the kittens in spite of the bill.
Some just for showing and some just to breed
And some just for loving, they all fill a need.

Late evening is awful, you scream and you shout
At the cats on the sofa, who refuse to get up.
The cats and the cat shows, the travel, the thrills
The work and the worry, the pressure, the bills.

The Whole thing seems worth it, the cats are your life.
They're charming and funny and offset the strife.
Your lifestyle has changed, things just won't be the same.
Yes, those cats are addictive and so is the cat game!

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Friday, November 11, 2005

Ego Boost


Well everybody has been full of praise for me today at work. Met a customer and was shaken by the hand because he liked what I did so much. Which was a relief as it was the worst design in the world to try and copy.

And then within a few minutes of that I was complimented on another design i`d done for a different customer. Could get used to all this adoration for my work. A payrise and a few tips would be nice as well though.

Well Team Paddy is up and running on the folding@homewebsite. So far my team consists of me, my girlfriend and my mum. It`s turning quite competative as my mum seems to have the edge on us!

The tragic part is I upgraded their computers and now I have the slowest computer in the family!

The Italians have the right idea

Found this article whilst reading through my rss feeds on bloglines. Something good comes from the italians other than pizza and MotoGP riders ;)

Rights for goldfish in Rome

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Umm, er...

I`ve decided. I`m going senile. There`s this music hour on the radio. Top 10 at 10. It plays the top 10 of a given year and you have to guess that year. Plays pretty much all 80`s stuff. So there`s me and Rob, both in our mid 30`s. Prime 80`s music listening candidates. And pretty much for the whole hour all you can hear is us going.
"Ooh, yeah, I know this"
"Yeah, me too...ooh, on the tip of my tongue"
"Hmm, yeah, lead singer is, oh what's his name"
"I know it. I know I know it"

Pretty sad really. Unless it`s something blindingly obvious and I still listen to it now then my brain is beginning to let me down.

Also doesn`t help that we work with a 17 year old who must look at us and think 'what a couple of old fogies!'

But I decided a while ago not to care. I intend to grow old disgracefully. My girlfriend often wonders if i`ll be the only 80 year old with a lip ring. I still listen to rock in all its forms. Still love sci-fi/fantasy altho refuse to go to conventions. And don`t think i`ll ever have a respectable haircut!

Maybe that`s what will keep me young. I see other`s around me of the same age and they all just seem so old. Some even seemed old when we were 16. Maybe it`s in my genes. My gran still seems young despite suffering with illness. And my mum is more active than me!

Been listening to Marillion and Pink Floyd all day on my Ipod so I think i`m in a bit of a nostalgic mood. If there`s one album that sums up my youth then it`s Pink Floyd`s 'The Wall'. Hands down the best album ever. Got round to buying it on cd after losing my cassette version a while ago. With the one song that`s brought me to tears so many times, Comfortably Numb, I can listen to all 26 tracks now without wanting to self harm. Still brings up the same feelings I had when I was a teenager, but the anger has gone.

Damn, want to play it again now!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Hmm...not sure about this one!

The Cure Shares Your Taste in Music


See their whole playlist here (iTunes required)

Sigh

Three days after bonfire night and the plebs are still setting fireworks off. Don`t they get bored of them! I never did the see the attraction of them. Even when I was younger.

Been doing my best not to get too addicted to Blogthing. Doing well so far and only posted one result of a quiz so far, but i`m sure more will follow. I also really need a faster net connection 1Mb connection with a 3Gb cap seemed more than enough at one point. But the faster I surf the more things I find to download. And if all my favourite podcasts go video which they seem to be doing then I`m gonna hit 3Gb in a day let alone a month.

Discussed ways to save money on the electric bill with my girlfriend and am going to give a concerted effort in a bid to knock our electric usage down. It`s just so easy to plug more and more things in and leave them plugged in without realising they`re using power. In the computer room alone we have three 8 plug multisockets, all full! 24 things plugged in and running nearly 24/7!!! I`m surprised the house doesn`t glow.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

ABC`s of me...

Stole this from lhlaney`s blog who stole it from somebody else, etc, etc

A is for age: 35
B is for booze of choice: Vodka
C is for career: Tech hardware reviewer (i wish)
D is for your dad's name: Michael
E is for essential items to bring to a party: Vodka!
F is for favorite song at the moment: Fiend - Coal Chamber
G is for favorite game: Neverwinter Nights on the pc
H is for hometown: Scunthorpe, UK
I is for instruments you play: none
J is for jam or jelly you like: Strawberry
K is for kids: none, plenty of pets tho!
L is for living arrangements: me, girlfriend, 3 guinea pigs, 2 cats, 1 rat
M is for mom's name: Maureen
N is for name of your crush: 1st crush Suzzanne in 1986
O is for overnight hospital stays: 1 to have my tonsils out
P is for phobias: none I can think of
Q is for quotes you like: 'Smoke me a kipper, i`ll be back for breakfast' - Ace, AKA Rimmer from Red Dwarf
R is for relationship that lasted the longest: Ex Wife, 1988 - 2002
S is for sexual preference: women
T is for time you wake up: 7:30am
U is for underwear: yes
V is for vegetable you love: urgh, none
W is for weekend plans: 48 hours playing Neverwinter Nights
X is for x-rays you've had: 1 when I got my arm broken
Y is for yummy food you make: veggie sausage, bacon, burger n cheese in a bun
Z is for zodiac sign: Taurus

Worry worry worry

Checked my gas and electric account this morning after I submitted new meter readings. Got a bit of a shock, excuse the pun. It`s difficult to tell how it`ll pan out until the end of the year. But it looks like we`re using more than we`re paying for.

I`m sure there`s ways to cut down. We have a lot of computer stuff running, some of it 24/7. Gonna find a way to cut back on the things that don`t need to be left on permanently and see if it makes a difference.

I`m just a worryhead really. I guess it`s better than not caring and letting everything just muddle along. My girlfriend only works one day a week so I panic sometimes that not enough money is coming into the house no matter how many times I stare at my financies in excel.

I worry about my job. A lot of similar companies are putting their workers on shortime. Something we`ve never had to, but I just worry cos I know we`ll be screwed if it came to that.

I worry about our new car. Even tho if we`d stayed as we were with seperate cars we`d be paying out a lot more than we are doing now.

I worry about our house, cos i`m not diy minded in the slightest! And i`m such a lazy sod and would prefer to just sit at my computer and take a break from the real world.

I worry about my girlfriend. She has had to make so many changes in her life to be with me.

Anyway, i`m going to relax in the bath and read my pc format and look at all the things i`d love to have but can`t afford.

Make all paypal payments to...

On Average, You Would Sell Out For

$930,439

Monday, November 07, 2005

And as my girlfriend is always complaining about my shower I found the perfect thing for her. Just need to win the lottery now!

Perfect Shower

Careful careful

Well my girlfriend reads my blog now so I better be careful what I type. Have I mentioned how lovely she is, lol.

Except when it comes to computers. She better than the average person. But sometimes it takes some explaining about things. I`m not the best teacher in the world which doesn`t help and I have the patience of a saint who`s failed the 'being as patient as a saint' exam. Sometimes I wish she would just say 'ah yeah, right' like I made perfect sense. Then go to something like wikipedia and find a better explanation!

Our rat`s foot is so much better today. Had to try and get some medicine down him which was fun. And thank God bonfire night is over. Still got a few fireworks going off but nothing like it was over the weekend. Both our poor cats were so stressed. And the EU want to make the damn things louder! A couple landed in the garden as well.

Ok, grumble over with

Saturday, November 05, 2005

DRM this, Sony! - CNET.com

Just another reason to use bittorrent to get all my music. Nice one Sony

Folding@Home Distributed Computing

Finally got my pc`s running the folding@home app. Gonna get my parents involved and start up Team Paddy :)

Go here to download the program.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Ban fireworks except for organised events.

Petition to ban fireworks

remember remember

God I must be getting old. Got fireworks going off all over the place and i`m sick of hearing them. It`s gonna be worse tomorrow night. Sick of reading stories in the paper of twisted scum using fireworks on animals. Tried to avoid a story in the paper about some thugs subjecting a small dog to a firework attack that litteraly blew it to pieces! It`s amazing that this country is such a nanny state, and supposedly fighting terrorism, yet every year these things that get more and more like small bombs are sold to the public like they`re damn sweets or something.

Well, our cats are safely inside. And if I look out the window and see any cat roaming the streets they`ll be inside as well! Had to take our rat to the vets tonight as his foot has swollen right up. No idea what has caused it to happen. But he had some injections and we`ve got some antibiotics that somehow we have to get down him.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Medical update

Well my neck feels a lot better today. Been coming home and soaking in a hot bath straight from work, and doing my best not to move it much at night. Thank God!

Had my first experiance buying from Ebuyer. Must admit I was pleasantly surprised. Not heard good reports of Ebuyer`s customer service. But my girlfriend has had several things off them with no problems. So thought i`d give them a go. Only bought a 8 socket surge protector as i`m running out of places to plug things in! Using an old 60Gb PC as a backup to mine and my girlfriends pc`s. Found a really cool link to a site showing how to make an old vcr into a pet food dispenser!...might have to give that a go with my old video recorder.

Me and Zara are being a bit snappy with each other of late. Can`t put my finger on the problem to be honest. Maybe we need a break from each other as we pretty much do everything together, maybe it`s a bit too much. Although our two cats are at each others throats, so maybe it`s something in the air!

Well gonna go put things in ebay tonights as it`s cheap listings night. Gonna try n save up for a tivo...sigh, so many things, so little money.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Ouch

Well I don`t know what i`ve done, but my neck is killing me. Been all achey for about a week, but for the past couple of days I haven`t been able to move it very far to the right. Goes all tight and get a real sharp shooting pain up my neck. So i`m soaking in a really hot bath up to my neck!

Been having a signing up frenzy today. No wonder I get so much spam. I`m a sucker for signing up to websites tho. Got a profile and pics on Bebo and one on WAYN . I`m gonna get a atalker one of these days, lol. Bebo is pretty cool. Not as good as Flickr I think but i`ll stick with it as i`ve got a friend using that one. Not really keen on WAYN, but another friend put me that way so i`ll give it a try but don`t think i`ll keep using it.

Well I guess I should be relaxing with a book instead of stretching over the side of the bath to use my laptop. Just started reading DragonLance chronicles. With that and playing Neverwinter Nights my fantasy phase has really kicked in!