Saturday, September 30, 2006

Blue, Black, Red, Blue...BLUE!

Thats all I can hear at the minute. Zara's shiny new black Nintendo DS arrived today. So there'll be no more squabbling between us over who gets to play with mine.

Hmm, dirty innuendo moment there.

Anyway, Dr Whatshischops Brain Training is getting pretty addictive. Our brains are both in their 30's now. Although mine has been as young as 29. Of course if you've never played this game before you're really gonna wonder what the hell i'm on about.

Update: Zara's brain is now 37...she is NOT happy.

So as you can tell we've both gone DS mad. And any spare cash is being sucked up into the Nintendo pot. We we're both sat in the living room earlier 'chatting' to each other via our DS's.

Geeky and sad you may say. And I would have agreed with you before i'd paid a visit to the library.

After a hard mornings work earning more DS game money I popped into the library to renew a book i'd taken out 2 weeks ago. A typically geeky book on Linux. Anywhoo, this guy infront of me who looked like King of the geeks was getting a book out.

The big book of Sausages.

WTF! he looked quite excited with his librarial (if that isn't a word then it is now!) find. I tried to avoid eye contact in case he spied me looking at his sausage-esk bible and regaled me in stories of his sausaging.

Ok, sexual innuendo detector on overload now!

I'm babbling now. I guess this is what happens when you don't post for a few days.

And I haven't even got onto ranting about how people have no idea about the highway code and that trying to get through a gap past a parked car whilst i'm barreling towards them in my big white van is pretty low on the list of 'good ideas'

...and breath...

Right, I feel better for that.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


No, not me. Time.
Can't believe the last time I posted was Sunday. And by the lack of comments and emails I've had I guess nobody gives a toss.

Well, humph to to you all. I don't care cos i've got my ds lite. I currently have a brain age of 36. Although maybe that should be 6 as i'm having great fun playing Lego Star Wars.

And...that's about it. I could rant about work I guess. Although i've just done that to Zara so it's all out my system now.

If I think of something to complain about i'll be back!

High: Seeing how much money we have in the bank!, yay to having 2 jobs on the go!
Low: The people I have to suffer at work.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Young at....brain?

The lack of posts the last couple of days can be put down to one thing.

Nintendo DS.

In a fit of spending fury I threw caution to the wind and credit card to and ordered a lovely white Nintendo DS white.

For a bargain price of £109 with a copy of Dr thingumyjig's Brain Training I couldn't put if off any longer. And after 2 days brain training i`ve gone from having the brain of a 72 year old to that of a 33 year old. I'll let Zara comment on her progress...hehe.

So is it any good? Well after about an hour showing it off to my parents they were straight onto amazon to order one for themselves. Family get togethers are going to get a lot more interesting.

But now I have a headache. I think i've stretched my mental capacity too far. Which doesn't take too long. By the end of the week my brain should be that of a new born baby. So i'll be dribbling and cooing by the weekend.

Which is pretty much how I end up after a few too many.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

End Dolphin Slaughter in Japan

During drive hunts, migrating pods of dolphins and other small whales are first panicked and confused by loud banging, then herded, by the hundreds, into shallow coves and butchered, one by one, by fishermen. Every year, some 20,000 small cetaceans of several species, some of which are endangered, including bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, spotted dolphins, Risso’s dolphins, short-finned pilot whales, white-sided dolphins and false killer whales, are killed or taken in the drives, sometimes illegally.

Click on this link to go sign the petition to end this mindless practice.

Don`t argue, don`t ignore it.

Just do it

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


No other excuse for it really. No funny posts, no cute videos. Even worse. No Cake Tuesday!

And just because I couldn't really be arsed. Lethargy has really set in. I haven't been playing any pc games either.

So what is the cause of all this? No idea.
So what have I been doing with my time? Even less of an idea

I'm laid here, as always, in the bath; trying to think what i've done with myself since my last post. My mind is blank. Although that could be put down to the fact I have the worst memory in the world.

As a workmate so crudely put it; 'i'd forget my balls if they weren't in a bag'


So i'm buying a Nintendo DS and that brain training game in a bid to jolly my little grey cells into action. Well, that's my excuse to get a new toy.

By this time next week i'll have the brain of a twentysomething.

No comments on the state of my body please. Yes, i'm looking at you Zara!

Low: Hearing a workmate had fallen from a roof headfirst.
High: Later hearing he'd gotten away with a few scratches.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

No Islamic word for Irony

Words fail me...taken from Washington Post:

NABLUS, West Bank -- Two West Bank Christian churches were hit by firebombs early Saturday, and a group claiming responsibility said it was protesting Pope Benedict XVI's remarks about Islam....

...During a speech in Germany earlier this week, Benedict cited an obscure Medieval text that characterizes some of the teachings of Islam's founder as "evil and inhuman." The pope, spiritual leader of more than one billion Roman Catholics, did not explicitly agree with or repudiate the text...more

My new philosphy of life

Taken from a comment on digg, which isn`t the important bit really. But anyway. A short conversation between Norm & Cliff from tv`s Cheers.

I shall now live by these wise words.

“Well you see, Norm, it’s like this… A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster more efficient machine.

And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”

Friday, September 15, 2006

Ok, now I know!

There is NOTHING you can not buy on the internet. And I found this link on PC World's Top 25 Worst Web Sites in case you're wondering!

Click Here

High: Getting to record something on the new DVD recorder.
Low: Finding out that the damn program I wanted to record wasn't on.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The stupidity of man

Either people didn't understand Steve Irwin or just didn't care and are using this as an excuse.

From CNN website:

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- At least 10 stingrays have been found dead and mutilated on Australia's eastern coast since "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was killed by one of the animals last week, an official said Tuesday, prompting concerns of revenge attacks on the normally docile fish...more

Lets do the Timeshift again!

Ok, first things first before I forget.

Go say hi to Gina, my new tenant. She has a very colouful blog. And manages to come out with many words of wisdom and things I could never think of saying.

I hope that sentence made sense. I'm sat here with a headache. Not in the bath for a change but sprawled out on the settee. This post would have been made from the bath, but my router keeps having a hissy fit and decides not to let any outgoing connections to the internet. Or to any of my other pc's for that matter.

Anyway, enough of the geekyness. I'm controlling the overwhelming urge I have right now to record programmes off the tv. Doesn't matter what it is. But it just needs to be recorded.

Our dvd/hdd recorder arrived today...yay. And it is good. Up to 200 hours of God knows what will be clogging up the hard drive in no time. So the new series's of Stargate and Battlestar Galactica had better hurry the hell up and start soon!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Cake Tuesday

My Spidey senses tell me I haven`t posted these cake pics before...heh.

So here you go.

Spiderman, Spiderman.
Does whatever a spider can....etc, etc

Todays High/Low

High: Getting to start my new Simon Scarrow novel.
Low: Working from home until 9pm, urgh.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Apart from the gentle hum of the computers and the dulcet tones of Miaow snoring the house is in silence.

Me n Zara aren't talking.

Blame the sink. If it hadn't been all gunged up then none of this would have happened.
So blame gunge really I guess.
Oh, and lack of food.
And sleep.
And me being crap at most things involving the house.
And my lousy mood.
Probably brought on by lack of food and sleep.
And the fact we didn't get to buy a dvd recorder for the living room.

So now i'm in the bath feeling low and mad.
Not at anyone or anything in particular. Just that low, empty, dark, aggresive feeling you have when you know you've lost control of the situation and feel like the plane is nosediving towards the ground.

Oh, and the feeling you're making a mountain out of a molehill. But part of you WANTS to make a mountin out of a molehill.

Damn, I feel like i'm copying Bored Housewife's style of writing.
But I like it. It's so much easier than trying to write coherent sentences when all you want to do is unload your brain.

It's not all my fault. If Zara wasn't such a fussy bi..girl I wouldn't get so wound up.

So maybe it is all my fault.

I was going to try something new a la Keith & the Girl and at the end of each post type my hi/low. As in what was the high point of my day and what was the low.

Sort of like a summary if you will. See how long it lasts.

High: Setting up my spare pc as a linux file server and getting it all running properly..woo!
Low: Too many to mention today, urgh.

Why Pandas are reluctant to breed!

Make sure your speakers are on for this one!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Thought for the day.

There is more money being spent on breast implants and

Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research. This means that by

2040 there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and

huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


I hear ya little fellas.

Work Work Work

I feel old. I ache. I`ve worked 11 hours today and it feels like 20.

And I know what that pretty much feels like. 11 hours isn't the longest I've worked. But it's not something I choose to do.

I don't mind working for a living. But i'll be buggered if i'm living for work.

So now i'm laid in the bath resting my weary bones watching the countdown on my laptops' battery slowly tick down the minutes until it reaches zero then goes to sleep.

I know how it feels.

But I finally got and old pc set up as a file server running Linux.
And i've learnt a few more French words.

So yay me.

I'm sure all this wonderful new information will leak out my ears when i'm sleeping tonight though.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A Little Late...

..but didn`t really feel it appropriate to add in amongst things like Cake Tuesday et al.

With the world full of so many fuckers why does such a cool guy have to die.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Cake Tuesday

This is quite a plane cake...hur hur

Ahem, anyway. Planes seem to give Zara a hard time in the making. So these are pretty rare designs. Limited only to my dad it seems!

As he loves flying it does make for an easy choice of cake for him though.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Weekend In Pictures Pt1

I'm feeling lazy. And as Zara has been going click happy with her new camera then I thought the easiest thing to do would be to just post a bunch of pictures.

I've been so slack in posting things that's been happening. Not that anything earthshattering has been happening, but still.

Anyway, i'm still attempting to learn French. I've been listening to the new Iron Maiden album like mad, and done nothing but eat and drink all weekend with Zara's dad and partner who came up to visit us.

So...on to the pictures!

Animally ones first