Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Geek me

Sigh. Any Linux experts reading this know how to get a Geforce MX/MX400 to play nicely with Mandriva?

Not had the best tech day. I even loaded up Skype to be greeted with my first voicemail message....for someone else!...arggh!

I`m tired.
I`m getting a cold
Things don`t want to work for me.

All this makes for a grumpy Paddy.

So now all you nice people leave me lots of lovely comments, voicemail messages and chat messages and i`ll try and cheer up a bit.

Hmmm, who says i`m a comment whore ;)

Oh and whilst you`re at it. Anybody fancy buying the domain name nlgw.com. My boss has it plastered on the side of one of our work vans but hasn`t actually bought the domain name!

I would gladly pay for someone to do it (just so it doesn`t get traced back to me!) just to see the look on his face. Oh, and it`ll save me having to do the website for him.

See, grumpy and vindictive.

Maybe I should go take it out on the bathroom walls. Zara took a piccy of me all ready for some demolishing action! Scary huh!

Monday, January 30, 2006

You are feeling sleepy...very sleepy

Damn i`m so tired today! I swear i`m still fighting a cold.

Well had an up and down day. I hate my brain sometimes. The way it makes thoughts and images just spring to the forefront of my mind.

At moments like that I usually end up hating all humanity. I think it`s cos i`m controlling the urge to find and kill Pete Burns from Celebrity Big Brother and one hit wonder fame. His attitude to wearing fur was not because he likes to wear it but because he knows that other people hate it.

I`ve seen images and videos of what happens to animals in the name of fashion and also tradition and culture. You would not believe what the so called civilised race that is the human being is capable of.

So when ignorant arrogant people start spewing their venom 'because they can' then the last thing I want to do is be around people.

The moment passes. Like this rant really. This post wasn`t going to be anything special. But I guess I need to get it out my system.

I`ll spare the details though.

I try and focus on the good people in the world. Some of who read my blog :). Maybe i`m too naive. Maybe i`m too soft. I prefer to be this way than not give a shit though.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

And then there was one....

..wall left to demolish that is.

Miss me?

Didn`t think so...humph. I felt 'funny' not posting yesterday.

So, back to the wall. Been thumping lumps out the walls again. Both of us. Without arguing! Whodda thunked it!

Anyway, it`s going well so far. The ripping out is the easy bit tho I think. But that`s my bit. The technical bit is for others to get headaches over, heh.

Between that and trying to get Linux running on my backup PC for no other reason than because I want to...i`m sure i`ll do a geeky tech rant over this sometime this week. Got Mandriva running on the laptop. Just need to get the wireless connection working on it now.


Why do I try these things.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Bathroom brainwash

Ok, I think Zara has been going on about bathrooms for so long it`s started to affect me. Not sure I should be blogging this as she`s bound to want it.

Anyway, according to this sites blurb these tap systems "also feature temperature sensitive LEDs lining the walls of the canyon, which illuminate the water in different colors depending on the temperature of the water"

I think they`re pretty cool...which has me even more worried!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Thursday Thirteen no.3

Thirteen (useless random) Things about Paddy

1. I`m completely deaf in my right ear.
2. Apparently (according to my Gran) when I was a baby I had meningitis.
3. I eat no fruit whatsoever.
4. And no vegetables.
5. I baulk even at the thought of eating fruit or veg.
6. Which doesn`t make being a semi-vegitarian very easy.
7. Although I still eat fish.
8. I used to smoke 30 cigarettes a day then stopped in one day!
9. I nearly took my kneecap off in a motorbike accident.
10.I got my arm broken in a fight.
11.On the same weekend my brother got his nose broken.
12.We were both in completely seperate towns at the time!
13.I got to land a plane on my test flight.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Ignore no, 2 ;)

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Paddy!

  1. The horns of Paddy are made entirely from hair!
  2. The average duration of sexual intercourse for Paddy is two minutes.
  3. The only planet that rotates on its side is Paddy.
  4. The Church of Scientology was founded in 1953, at Washington D.C., by Paddy!
  5. Four-fifths of the surface of Paddy is covered in water.
  6. It's bad luck to put Paddy on a bed.
  7. The original nineteenth-century Coca-Cola formula contained Paddy.
  8. Every day in the UK, four people die putting Paddy on!
  9. An average beaver can cut down Paddy every year!
  10. The Australian billygoat plum contains a hundred times more Vitamin C than Paddy!
I am interested in - do tell me about

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Turn it up!

Ok, that`s it. I`ve had enought of winter now. Can we turn the temperature up a bit.

I didn`t mind when I was off work and could stay inside all day. But now....well it`s just too damn cold for me. I`m a wuss I know. But there`s only so many layers of clothing I can put on before any sort of movement becomes difficult.

I know it`s not really THAT cold yet. But to my body it may as well be the antarctic. Maybe I need better thermals. Furry underwear. At least I have my Donnington wolly hat back after ZARA lost it down the back of the settee ;)

I think I want to be a cat. Garfield can sit outside all day on the frozen ground and it doesn`t seem to phase him. And after a hard day at the office (i.e. stalking mice in the shed) this is how he spends his evenings. Not a bad life. Yeah, I want to be a cat.

Anybody wanna put a saucer of milk down for me and call me trixie?
Thought not.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Won´t U be my neighbour?

Ok, so I nicked a line from an Ugly Kid Joe song for my title. It`s hard thinking of new titles damnit!

Anyway, introducing my new tenant Stacie from Mommy`s busy, take a number. I actually had quite a few bidders to be my tenant this week. Maybe i`m getting more popular, heh.

I think what really tipped it in her favour was the fact she has more animals than us (and children, although we don`t have any so not sure if that counts!). Also her site is pretty much all pink which will piss Zara off, which is another point in her favour, heh.

Well my mind is a blank tonight. I`m sure there was stuff I wanted to say but I think it`s gone and dribbled out my ears.

Don`t you just hate it when that happens.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

To avoid disappointment..

Well it`s getting late and i`m tired so I wasn`t going to post anything tonight until Zara said 'you haven`t written anything'...'you`ve been in the bath'...'you always write something when you`re in the bath'.

So here it is.

My post bath post, heh.

I guess all I can say is bathrooms! i`m sick of seeing bathrooms. Talking bathrooms. Bathroom wallpaper, bathroom tiles, bathroom flooring, bathroom accessories.

Yes, we have started the redecorating, redesigning and anything else beginning in 're' of the bathroom.

Spent most of yesterday with girlfriend and mother going round Ikea. My mum has never been before so it was like taking a kiddie round a toy store.

So did we buy anything? yes...a shower curtain.

At least it was a cheap(ish) shopping trip. Went with a list of about 30 things and ended up buying about 3.

So today was spent going round diy stores picking out tiles and flooring and wallpaper. Decisions were made, choices were chosen. And after yo-yoing between B&Q, Homebase and Focus we found the optimum combination of tile, wallpaper and floor tile.

So i`ve been ripping old tiles off the wall, which is great for stress relief. And as all DIY projects go it all ended in a falling out between me and Zara.

But all is well again in Paddy Towers. One wall is tile free, I even cleaned up after my destruction.

So now all I have to do is go through that another 3 times before we can start taking out the old bath, sink and toilet. Assuming the new suite gets delivered!

I`m going to work tomorrow for a rest!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

I`ve been tagged!!

Ok, i`ve done it. I have an overwhelming sense of achievement. Thank you gemmak.

Four Things You Love About Spring
1. My birthday!
2. The cold weather is nearly over
3. MotoGP season starts
4. Lost Season 2 starts on Ch4

Four Things You Love About Summer
1. Sunny weather
2. Water pistol fights
3. Longer days
4. Being able to eat ice cream outside!

Four Things You Love About Autumn

1. Cool tv usually starts
2. Cooler days after the heat of summer
3. kicking up leaves (yeah, i`m still a kid)
4. Not as busy at work

Four Things You Love about Winter
1. Snow!
2. Christmas
3. 2 weeks off work
4. Snow!

Four U.S. Cities that You'’d Visit in a Heartbeat
1. New York
2. Colorado
3. Seattle
4. Daytona

Four Funniest Movies (in no partic. order)
1. Wayne`s World
2. Johnny English
3. The Breakfast Club (not really a comedy)
4. errr

Four Tear-Jerkers (in no partic. order)
1. Philadelphia
2. umm, I`m a man I don`t cry at films much, ahem!

Four Most Romantic Songs
1. Yellow - Coldplay
2. Has anyone ever written anything for you - Stevie Nicks
3. Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
4. Lavender - Marillion

Four Songs That Make You Happy
1. Shiny happy people - REM
2. Go With the Flow - Queens of the Stone Age
3. Ride a white swan - T Rex
4. Alive - Pearl Jam

Four Favorite Singers/Groups (in no order)
1. Iron Maiden
2. White Stripes
3. Guns N Roses
4. Pink Floyd

Four All-Time Favorite TV Shows
1. Blackadder
2. Buffy
3. Red Dwarf
4. Dungeons & Dragons

Four Things You Love About Where You Live
1. They finally built a Pizza Hut here!
2. It`s pretty quiet
3. It`s close to work
4. Northern people ;)

Four Things You Don't Like About Where You Live
1. It`s too close to work, heh
2. The weather
3. Smelly steelworks
4. Sometimes the people

Four Favorite Meals
1. Fish n Chips
2. Pizza
3. Fajhitas (sp?)
4. Sausage & Mash

Ok, i`m done here. I won`t be cruel and tag anybody else with this...yet.

Okay, have to go do stuff then it`s off to Ikea!

Friday, January 20, 2006

$#*!ing meme...

I`m working on it Gemmak i`m working on it...damn this thing is harder than I thought!!

My poor brain.

Look here on Wednesdays post if you want to know what i`m rambling on about...

...ok, back to thinking

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen bands I listened to in 1986 and still listen to in 2006

1. Iron Maiden
2. AC/DC
3. Bon Jovi
4. Def Leppard
5. Metallica
6. Megadeth
7. Poison
8. Guns n Roses
9. Marillion
10. Pink Floyd
11. Fleetwood Mac
12. Led Zepplin
13. The Cult

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Upload, upload, upload!

Ok, feeling mellow. Chilled out. Relaxed.
Downright sleepy infact!

So this will be more of a mumble than a coherent post (so what`s new I hear you cry!)

I have nothing to whinge about, no rant about work. Life is peachy.

Due to the fact i`ve only just learnt that NTL have dropped the 3Gb a month cap on upload/downloads i`ve been adding pictures and videos like mad.

So anyone who is interested. And didn`t get an invite email off me here are the pages for my pics and vids.

Daily Motion videos
Flickr Pics

Again, all work is excellently produced by Zara and uploaded by yours truly. I`m a sucker for signing up on sites so if you know of anything similar or better I can add my already overworked email address to then let me know.

Sigh, so that`s it really. I think i`m just too tired to post anything interesting. Or maybe i`ve just had a dull day.

Maybe I should wait to be tagged so I can answer some indepth questions ;)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Garfield investigates the bath

Garfield investigates the bath
Video sent by Paddy
I`ve spread myself over the internet yet again. This time delving into video. Signed up on dailymotion.com and started adding videos, mainly of the cats. Well, all of the pets actually!

This is the first one, gonna add more when I have time.


Monday, January 16, 2006

I don`t like Monday`s

Oh thank God today is over with. I`m relaxing in the bath and I ache like buggery.

There`s nothing worse than overlaying. It just throws me for the rest of the day. I feel like i`m playing catch up!

Well not long after I posted my 'I`m late' message I went out to the van and the damn thing wouldn`t start. I wish i`d held off texting 'R' at work to say i`d overlaid until after i`d found the van was dead. Could have said i`d been trying to get it started.

Ah well.

Got into work 35 mins late. Well, when you`re already late why bother rushing. Then spent all day doing a job i`ve not had a lot of experience doing, hence the major acheyness.

Still, wasn`t all bad. 'R' had a word with the boss. Told him none of us were happy about losing half a days pay before Christmas. And the boss relented! So I got a bit of extra money in my pay packet this week, wooo.

So i`m gonna get out the bath before Zara bursts in here and starts measuring up again.

The walls that is.

For the tiles.

When we do our new and improved bathroom.

Ok. I`m done now.

I`m late, I`m late

Ok, great start to the week i`ve only just gotten out of bed. Meant to be at work for 8am.

Just had to check my blog out first...how`s that for dedication ;)

Sunday, January 15, 2006


...the weather that is. Not me.

Well actually and me. I`m getting a cold. A man cold obviously. Which as we all know means it`ll be something akin to malaria.

It`s only small at the minute. But I can feel it growing in my head. Slight sore throat, starting to get a headache and bunged up nose. Zara has taken over my mum`s role of stuffing vitamins down me and buying Lucozade. Which i am out of as I drank a full bottle yesterday.

So here I sit in my dressing gown and wooly hat (no i`m not going to take a picture!) drinking hot chocolate and eating Nice biscuits.

So before I forget i`ll give a shoutout to my newest tenant. The very lovely Stephanie at her Mystickal Incense & More blog. Go check it out for the cool stuff she makes and cool things she says. Oh and she has cute pics too.

And speaking of cute things. Mikey, our lone male guinea pig has found a friend. We have mice living in the walls of our shed where we house the guinea pigs during winter. Well I guess one mouse has been disowned by the other or Mikey is better company `cos the last couple of days Zara has gone to put them out in their runs to find Mikey cosying up to this little fella...all together now.....

Saturday, January 14, 2006


Well i`m only just out of bed, yes I know what the time is!!

Not really awake enough to post anything even half intelligable..hmm, is that spelt correctly?

Anyway, so was looking at cute overload and just had to steal this pic!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday funny

After noticing a few changes, the old couple decide to go to the doctor for a checkup. The doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember.

Later that night while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair.

His wife asks, "Where are you going?"

"To the kitchen" he replies.

"Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"


"Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?" she asks.

"No, I can remember it."

"Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. You'd better write it down because you know you'll forget it."

He says , "I! can remember that! You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries."

"I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, so you'd better write it down!" she retorts.

Irritated, he says, "I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Leave me alone! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!"

Then he grumbles into the kitchen.

After about 20 minutes the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.

She stares at the plate for a moment and says - "Where's my toast?

Thursday, January 12, 2006

It`s Thursday`s Thirteen!

Thirteen Things about My First Week Back at Work

1. Managed to be late into work every single morning so far.
2. Bought new fridge freezer off Comet.co.uk website.
3. Was at work less than 2 hours before boss managed to piss everybody off.
4. Ordered new bathroom suite.
5. Got a reply from a dear friend I haven`t spoken to in 3 years. See last TT :)
6. Started demolishing the tiles in the bathroom.
7. Watched the finale of Lost, want season 2 right now!...right now dammnit!!
8. Got 'A' to come measure up for our new bathroom window.
9. Tried to find the remains of a bird Garfield ate in the living room.
10. Had to help describe womens clothing so Zara could put them on ebay.
11. Played on a mate`s PSP, I want one now!
12. Sliced the top of my finger off and burnt the same hand all in the same day.
13. But managed to get through today without doing either!

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Well according to...well...a few people but mainly Shelli cos that`s where I read it it`s National De-Lurkers week. So if anybody is reading my inane ramblings and has never commented then stop right now and say hi!

It`ll make me feel warm n fuzzy inside.

Now you know you want to.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Halfway there!

Ok, only 2 more days to go and i`ll have survived my first week back. Or, more to the point. My boss will have survived the first week back.

I`m much calmer tonight. Probably because i`m too tired to feel angry. I can get back to worrying about lack of money, too many bills and other things that get forgotten about over Christmas.

But it`s tv night tonight. So i`m soaking in the bath waiting for my tea to cook, although I can hear Ratgirl (gonna call her that until she tells me it`s ok to keep using her real name and so I don`t have to keep typing 'my girlfriend' (phew!!)) on the phone so it`ll probably be a mad rush to get tea cooked before Stargare Atlantis starts. Then it`s Threshold, then it`s the finale of Lost.

Too much tv, too many channels, not enough time to watch everything in! And I want to get into watching Battlestar Galactica!

I need a video ipod so I can watch stuff at work. I`m thinking of adding a paypal donation button on the right hand side so all you generous people can help me ;)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Deep breath!

Ok, i`m angry, i`m arsey..i`m seriously pissed off.

This was going to be a rant about work...but after watching celebrity big brother I really have to get this out my system.

Pete Burns needs to get his big disfigured fucking face from up his own arse and stop spouting the fucking scouse fucking bollocks that comes out his balloon sized lips.

He`s not the only freak in their, but the only one I want to take a crowbar to! And I don`t even want to get started on Galloway and Barrymore!

Ok, I feel better now...i`m calm....well, about BB anyway.

Now, work. Ah yes. The wonderful place of employment. I`ve only been back 2 days and i`m ready for another holiday.

Got our pay yesterday and found out that we didn`t get paid for the full day the last Friday we worked. Now the past 3 years i`ve been there we finish at 12 (but pays us for a full day) on the last day and all go for a Christmas piss up.

Not this year. Our boss (again, as last year) generously put £300 behind the bar for drinks for all of us.

Then manages to make that £300 back by not paying us for a full day. So basically we bought our own Christmas drinks.

Merry Fucking Christmas.

Now, if this happened year after year I wouldn`t have a problem with it. But we knew nothing about it. Had no say in the matter and didn`t find out until yesterday.

People are pissed off to say the least.

So no christmas bonus, no party, vans are breaking down, no pay rise as promised last October and a million other little things that just make the day to day job just that little bit more stressful.

Time for a job hunt this year methinks.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Happy Birthday!!

Well I was going to rant and rave about my first day back at work after the hols. But as it`s my girlfriends birthday I shall leave the ranting until tomorrow...oh there is plenty to moan about believe me!

Anyway, I got everything done. Presents got wrapped. Card got made, and cake got baked and decorated...kinda!

All under the expert and stressed supervision of my nearest and dearest. As a cake decorator by trade she took me under her wing, and didn`t shout at me too much, heh.

Anyway, here is my effort. Ratgirl was her name on the website where we met. Awww.

And just to make her feel better (because I forget to post pics of cakes she`s done AND keep getting reminded of it) here is a piccy of the cake she did for my Grandad`s birthday last October.

Oh, if you feel like wishing her a Happy Birthday just leave a birthday message in my comments :)

It`s still the middle of the night!!

So this is what the other 8 o`clock looks like....urgh, I miss my bed already.

Well, being a total attention whore at the minute and signed up on some sites to increase my blog traffic. So if you wanna sign up and rent out your blog (gemmak, heh). Then use me as your referral, use me, use me!

Blog Soldiers

Sunday, January 08, 2006

T`was the night before.....work!!


Back to normal tomorrow. I knew it all had to come to an end. But damn it...just another week sitting around watching tv all day wouldn`t hurt!

Well, not quite a normal day tomorrow as it`s my gf`s birthday. Got all the presents to wrap yet.

Been attempting to make a cake for her, under her supervision of course...the kitchen is completely not my domain anymore. And i`ve made a card that i`m quite pleased with.

She`s the creative one. Cake decorating, card making, present making, photography. She`s just way over talented in all these things. Still. Ask her to click in the menu bar on her pc and she`s lost. So there`s hope for me yet.

Not looking forward to tomorrow. I`ve managed to avoid the outside world (other than going shopping and visiting family) up until now. Just been in my own little cocoon. Well, me, my gf, 2 cats, 3 guinea pigs and a rat. So it`s not that little a cocoon.

So my usual mundane ramblings will soon be replaced with mucho ranting about my workplace...I bet you can hardly wait!

As it`s Sunday

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Long day

Well i`m just waiting for my bath to finish running then i`m off for a relaxing soak and listen to the Mike Tech Show for some good ol` geeky podcast fun.

Made a tentative start to demolish the bathroom for our new suite, which we bought today. Put AVG on my dad`s computer (and instantly found a Trojan...yeah, thanks Norton AV!) and just finished watching Madagascar.

So a busy day. Managed to stay calm, relaxed and reasonably stress free so nothing to rant about. In short...i`m feeling mellow.

Although this Belgian beer i`m drinking is helping.

So I shall introduce my first blogspace rentee. Beanhead, who I picked for having some decent taste in music and films (i.e. Saving Private Ryan, and Guns n Roses) and has the coolest Blog title pic i`ve seen so far. Ahem, other than gemmak`s of course!

So now dear reader I shall depart and continue this mellowness in a nice hot bath.


Well Christmas is well and truly over for another year. It`s my last weekend of the holidays.

The tree is down and shoved back in the loft.
The tinsel has been removed from everything it was able to be draped round
The cards are piled up ready to be recycled.

I hate this part of Christmas. Now it`s just a cold, miserable time of year.

Although we do still have a fair bit of food and drink to get through. It`s always the same. Always end up buying twice as much as is humanly possible to get through in 2 weeks....maybe we should freeze it until next year!

Well onto happier things. My Frappr map is starting to fill up. Well when I say fill up I mean there`s more than just me n gemmak on there!...thanks to Kitty and my girlfriend (finally!) And my first non UK frappr gabrielle from Indonesia. Wooo, i`ve gone international!


Ok, round 2 of monopoly didn`t go well. All I shall say is I was magnanimous in defeat and shall take it like a man and go off and sulk!

Oh, and haloscan is mucking up for me, so I can`t read any comments...if I have any. Goddammit...i`m in a grump now.

Ok, it`s late.

I`m off to try and avoid Big Brother now.

Friday, January 06, 2006


Well after two and a half hours of tense play I managed to beat my girlfriend at Star Wars monopoly.

Sigh, I really need to get a life or get better at these games so one victory doesn`t feel like i`ve won the lottery!!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Thirteen Things about My New Year Week

1. Didn`t get too drunk and make an idiot of myself on New Year, for a change.
2. Got way too impatient at my girlfriend for stupid things.
3. Didn`t win the lottery...again.
4. Measured the bathroom for R to come and do all the difficult stuff.
5. Picked our new fridge freezer...I think.
6. Finally got round to emailing an old friend for her birthday.
7. Got up early for the first time this year! wooo!!
8. Caught up on all my podcast listening.
9. Fixed the living room fire after my mum worried it was broken.
10. Got past Mission 2 on Dawn of War: Winter Assault..damn it`s hard!!
11. Ate all the Cadbury`s Chocolate Fingers...oop..sorry Z x
12. Watched the BBC version of Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.
13. Struggled to think of what i`ve done all week so I can list it here.

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I did it!

I`ve been awake 45 minutes now!

Of course my workmates hammering at the door wanting my van keys kinda helped!
And the cat jumping off the bed growling.
And my girlfriend making me get out of bed and answer the door..
..unfortunately I picked up her bright green dressing gown to go answer the door in.

Not looking forward to work on Monday now!!

So now here I sit. Wide awake.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Blatantly copied from boingboing.net:

A year after they first met, Owen, the baby hippo that survived last December's Tsunami, and Mzee, a 130-year-old tortoise are still best pals. They live together at the Haller Park preserve in Mombasa, Kenya. From Snopes.com:

Bereaved by the forces of nature and discovered by wildlife rangers near certain death in the Indian Ocean off Malindi, the one-year-old male hippo calf dubbed Owen was on 27 December 2004 placed in Haller Park, a wildlife sanctuary in the coastal city of Mombassa, Kenya....more

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This week is going way too quick. Maybe it`s because i`m sleeping the morning away!
I`ve never slept so much in my life. I really am going to have to get to bed earlier and try and wake up a bit earlier each day in preparation for next week!

Was round at my parents until 11:30 last night watching the video I took of my gf`s sisters kittens.

I really should add a few more videos to our 'Our Cats' page on geocities.
Haven`t added anything to that in sooo long. I`m terrible, I start these little projects then get sidetracked and start something else!

I blame the cats personaly...mainly because all these projects usually involve them!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Hehe, very appropriate!

Your Band Name is:

The Hard-drinkin' Apocolypse

Tick Tock...

So it`s nearly 2am and i`m in bed on my own.


Cos my girlfriend is perfecting the calendar she`s making for my parents.
She`s like that. She has so much patience for these things it`s unbelievable.
She also gets incredibly stressed doing these things. Is that possible? to be so stressed yet have the patience to sit their and not move until it`s 100% to her standards.

Well, i`m not on my own anymore, Miaow has joined me.

2am...I didn`t wake up until 10:30 this morning. I`m usually awake at about 8am. It`s going to be sooo hard getting up for work next monday.

I really am going to have to stop dwelling on that until at least Sunday night.

Monday, January 02, 2006


I think i`ve recovered from the weekend. Had a nice long lay in this morning and intend to do as little as possible. In fact I`m going to try and do as little as poss all week as I don`t start back to work until next Monday...wooo!

Got to meet my girlfriend`s sisters new kittens, which was great fun.

Sunday, January 01, 2006


Well we`re back. Just finished packing stuff away and am sat here with a Belgian beer (one of my xmas presents).

Much food was consumed...and considering i`m a vegetarian, well part vegetarian as I still eat fish, I had lentils for the first time!

Much drink was consumed.

And many board games were played...none of which I won, humph.

Anyway, more later when I figure out what day this is!!