Trains are buggered. So what do we do? Go to the pub. Bring it on.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Friday, 27 July 2012
Kevin Bridges was good too. Very funny and made the most of the sedate Tunbridge Wells crowd.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
These were one of my leaving gifts for when I left Gallagher though. Oh, well, i've got plenty of others.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
It's the thought that counts though, and I did think I was going training. Up until 4:30 that is. And I have already been for a swim at lunch so it's not as if i've done nothing today.
Damn you weak will!
Don't let the system get you down.
We could have come first however if people checked the last question for me.
What's the sum of all the prime numbers under 21? (1 isn't a prime)
People were shouting numbers at me when I was totting them all up so when I went to the toilet I told people to check the sums as I was pretty sure it wasn't right. They didn't check them, we lost 5 points instead of gaining 5 in the final question. Doh! We could have been 3rd with that.
Also, another question was to name the top 5 ftse 100 companies. I named two of them and they were scribbled out and replaced with others. Doh, Doh!
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Friday, 20 July 2012
In addition to that we're having a leaving lunch here today
And a free meal here tonight
Tomorrow we're off here for my Dad's 65th birthday
Sunday will be a day of fasting. And playing football manager.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Just kidding I did want to go, and would say that I enjoyed it. Although it was hard work and three hours is far too long. I reckon I could have cut half the scenes out and I still wouldn't have had a clue as to what the story was about...
To begin with our seats weren't the best (10% loss) so you couldn't really hear all of it properly, there were a bunch of kids constantly nattering a few rows back (20%) which was annoying and quite off putting and to top it off it was almost in a foreign language (20%). Towards the end I was beginning to get the gist of it but it was bloody hard work.
All in all a fun experience but far too long. We're off again to see As You Like It with April's boss in September so the practise will be good.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated as often as possible; usually each weekday.
Willie Wonka's costume design by Gene Wilder
Wesley Snipes was in the running for Geordi (Star Trek)
Monday, 16 July 2012
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Finally got round to watching the last few Deadwood. We made good progress a while back but for one reason or another we didn't get round to finishing. Verdict: very good, but left a little disappointed, if only HBO gave it another couple of series. Oh well.
I've started to watch Hell on Wheels too which is very similar but not nearly as good.
Talking about shows we're halfway through but haven't got round to finishing yet. Sopranos, Community and The West Wing (plus Battlestar Galactica for me).
All extreamly good but it's quite hard when we each have to be in the house at the same time for us to watch them.
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Not all of the beer festival beer was returned so my club's holding a smaller event inside this weekend instead. I'm still booked to help out this afternoon at 4. Followed by a lovely curry.
Thankfully I wasn't helping out last night as I was not feeling well after Thursday's antics. Urgh, I was well and truely hangover yesterday. I even only drank lemonade at the pub when we met up with friends for a quick drink.
Friday, 13 July 2012
Thursday, 12 July 2012
It's a portable phone stand. You stick it (suction) to the back of the phone and it props it up on your desk.
I don't use it for that though, I just stick it to my monitor stand and twiddle with it. Preferably when no one's looking as they may get the wrong impression.
Anyway, what to do on Saturday now? The original plan was to help out from 4-7 getting happily drunk at the same time, then afterwards bugger off for a curry with friends.
I think we should hold our own beer festival. It's pretty easy. All you need is an assortment of beer.
Having missed the Welland Valley Beer festival I was really looking forward to this one. Not to fear though, i'm off to the Great British Beer festival again. They've changed it's venue slightly (Olympia) due to the Olympics but will still b good. Roll on August the 8th.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
We saw Pappy's again tonight. Brilliant. It was more or less the same gig as we saw a few months back but was far more polished with lots of additional bits that added to the fun. If you're in and around Edinburgh during the fringe you must see them. I reckon we're up to 10 times so far. Very funny.
After that we tried to go to the new Sailor Jerry bar that was nearby. Sadly it was shut and gone. We only found out about it less than a month ago and now it doesn't exist. Doh. Luckily it was opposite the Crobar. My favourite bar, and as chance would have it was where we first randomly saw Pappy's.
After dragging April out of there we went to The Spanish Bar, according to Pete, the best juke box in London. It didn't. It also sported an irritating drunk Somali and an old drunk Irishman who claimed he was a gangster. I asked him how business was going and he said well...
All in all quite a fun night.
Monday, 9 July 2012
Sunday, 8 July 2012
New car it is then... Quite pricey for a new car radio.
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
The Big Cheese Challenge
Starring Ross, Shaheen, Ian, Parvez and a very young Stuart filmed by Ben (almost 10 years ago, summer of 2003)
Balls to Kristof
Starring, Ross, Tim, Ian, Kirsty, Me, filmed by Ben
Sunday, 1 July 2012
We got back from our week long trip to Portugal yesterday afternoon after a delay of around an hour in Faro. I think it'd been the longest time I'd been away from my laptop since I bought it over two years ago. Poor thing, it probably did deserve the rest however.
I think the cats missed us too, stupid things. We've found a nice cat lady that plays with them for an hour each day but i'm sure they still miss the warm laps and tickles. And for one in particular the extra food.