Sunday 28 February 2010

Ouch, another finger bites the dust

We won 7-50 on Saturday, a pretty good team performance. My middle finger took quite a knock unfortunately.

Friday 26 February 2010

Sounds like something you might like Kris

Word of the day

Ichigenka-In insurance it relates to being told to reinsure something by head office, and the profit / loss of the transaction is ignored when it comes to your own accounts.

Or something like that. Maybe it was lost in translation.

8 days to myself

A rather large side effect of April changing jobs is that she will effectively lose 8 days of holiday from one thing or another this year. That leaves me with something of a quandary. What am I supposed to do with over a week and a half of spare holiday?

Suggestions please...

Default place for a computer

Why is the first example of computer description 'Kitchen Computer'? How many people have a computer in their kitchen (other than Kris)?

Thursday 25 February 2010

Quite an interesting lunchtime learn session

We've just had a presentation on political and violent risks by a company of risk analysts. The talk was quite news reader like. They were very professional, informative and interesting. It's a shame the real news can't be more like that.

Strange days

I had to get into work an hour early this morning, and it was very strange. I was expecting the city to be half empty, but to my surprise it was just as busy. No wonder the trains are always packed.

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Nice little bonus

If the Bank of England's rates stay the same in a couple of months time, our mortgage goes down by £140 month. Result!

Another good thing that's happened to me this week. No rugby training, free tea, cheaper mortgage. What else can I expect?

Good start to the day

I went to my usual tea shop in the morning and was given a free tea. They recognise me now and usually get my order whilst i'm waiting in the queue. He made a mistake when putting it through the till so just said it was on the house instead. Result! That's 2 in one year.

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Result! Thank you rain!

I foolishly accepted a request to go rugby training this Thursday. Thank Jebus for the rain, it's now been called off due to a waterlogged pitch! Yeeha!

Monday 22 February 2010

My rapid decent into madness

Not only did I put my boxers on backwards last week (only noticing when I went to the loo), I also put my rugby shorts on backwards this Saturday (only noticing when the game was about to start).

I need help, send someone quickly.

Sunday 21 February 2010

Is Battlestar Galactica racist?

I've just finished watching the first series of Battlestar Galactica and have noticed a distinct lack of key protagonist black characters. Very odd. There are black cast members but they have very small parts or are simply there to make up the numbers.

Ignoring that though the show is pretty good and has kept me entertained for the last couple of weeks. Roll o n the next series.


On posting this entry google adds came up with this ad. Appropriate???

Biscuit talking to herself

Poppet looking after an important package

Saturday 20 February 2010

New role

I'm now the leader of the backs for my rugby team in Tonbridge. A bit out of the blue but all very good.

Friday 19 February 2010

Extremely good news in the Clark / Parker household today

Text / call April to find out.

BYO booze curry tonight to celebrate (April's choice).

Thursday 18 February 2010

Even better...

Here's an e-mail from a member of our finance team that went out to the whole company.

Dear All,

Please can you try not to use copper & small change when paying for your breakfasts & lunches

Barbara and Finance have to count out the money at the end of each day and at times it can be very cumbersome and time consuming.

1 coins are preferred

Thank you for your consideration
Actually, I think you'll find that Barbara and finance don't count the money. You do, stop winging and do your job.

Are we really that dumb?

Probably, but that's not the point...

We have new signs in the men's toilets (probably in the ladies too but haven't checked yet) warning us that the water coming out of the taps can be very hot. I can only imagine someone got a little hurty and decided to make a complaint. What a twat. First of all how hot can the taps really get? Pretty hot I’m sure but you can always move your hands out of the flow of water. Second of all, there is no second of all. If you burn your hands with a tap you’re an idiot.

This is funnier though

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Corby fat?

The rest of the people in the region must be seriously thin to out balance the Corby figures and still make them have a BMI of less than 30.

I never thought my life...

...would be impacted so severely by carrots and women's coats

Monday 15 February 2010

Really busy at work and it's no fun

I've been busy for what seems like an age at work recently but hopefully things will calm down after tomorrow. Bring on putting my feet up for a change.

Firefly / Battlestar Galactica

Isn't it great they can get away with swearing by just making up new words?

Frack off you mother fracker.

Saturday 13 February 2010

Scout's motto, always be prepared.

Prep for last weekend's American Football game.

You're ace!

My annual valentine care from my Mum. Or at least I think it's my mum...

Rugby today, 2nd game of the year

Let's hope it's a good one, Maidstone at home. I think we're above them in the league but it'll be a tough one.

Thursday 11 February 2010

Cancelled another study day

No fair. Due to my heavy workload at the moment i've had to postpone my exam at the end of the month. Luckily they haven't charged anything. I'm kind of annoyed about it as i'd like to rattle through a few of them but I just can't afford to take a day out of the office at the moment. It's nice to be needed.

Argh! Bloody work you bloody thing

I've had quite a frustrating few weeks. Basically i've been working solidly for the past two weeks trying to get one of my models updated. I change one thing and it moves my capital number two far in one direction. I change another thing to correct it and it swings back in the other direction. It's really frustrating as i've got loads of other bits to do too. Argh!

Am I losing my mind?

I got all the way into the office this morning before realising my fly was undone. Oops. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Wednesday 10 February 2010

Lowest weight in years this morning

I weighed myself this morning and I was only 91kg or just over 200lb. I reckon I haven't weighed this little for around 5 years. I must be ill.

Thursday 4 February 2010

Study or not to study?

It's not really a question, i've got to go into work tomorrow to finish off some work for the board so can't take my study day.

What the city really needs...

I went for a few beers after work last night decided to try a recently renovated pub. The Underwriter. What on earth have they done to the place?

"What the city really needs is a pub that's been styled in the theme of a cave"

Eh??? What the hell were they thinking???? He, he he! To top it off the beer was terrible so we only stayed for the one. We were the only people in there.

Wednesday 3 February 2010


Some git hacked my hotmail account and has sent my contacts list an e-mail. Ignore it please.

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Do I have a cold or am I addicted to Lemsip?

I'm back in work today but still not feeling great. After a lemsip i'm fine for 3 - 4 hours then I start to feel the cold coming back so I take another lemsip.

Is this my cold coming back as the lemsip's effects are wearing off or is it my body craving more lemsips so is actually withdrawl symptoms from an active ingredient within the sachet?

Looking on the back of the box, it contains paracetamol (analgesic & antipyretic), Phenylephrine hydrochloride (decongestant) and guaifenesin (Expectorant).

What the hell is an expectorant??? Is my body expecting to get it's fix of guaifenesin? What does wikipedia say?

Yuk! I wish I didn't look it up now

An expectorant (from the Latin expectorare, to expel from the chest) is a medication that helps bring up mucus and other material from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea. An example of an expectorant is guaifenesin which promotes drainage of mucus from the lungs by thinning the mucus and lubricating the irritated respiratory tract. Sometimes the term "expectorant" is incorrectly extended to any cough medicine.

Monday 1 February 2010


93 calories per slice eh? What if your slice was half the cake?

About time too

Oliver & Paul Collyer, founders of Sports Interactive have been awarded MBEs.

Off sick today

I've not gone into work today, I've been rubbish all weekend and not much better today.