Sunday, 30 December 2012
Argh... that's better
DVDs all sorted. 3 sections
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Just watching the 3rd series of 24 (again) on the way into work.
It seems to have skipped forward a year or so and believe it or not Jack's daughter Kim is now working at CTU. Last series she was a nannie. Now she's a computer expert.
I know you have to suspend an awful lot of belief when watching the show but come on. Really???
Monday, 24 December 2012
Sunday, 23 December 2012
New sound system
I bought a new stereo about 4 years ago after an impromptu bonus at work. It was quite fancy and cost a fair bit, but unfortunately it was a little too early for it's time. I never quite managed to get all the features working or at least working consistently. Syncing with my music collection was a real ball ache and getting it to bypass the firewall was hit and miss at best.
Anyway, my Christmas present from April this year is a new sound system for our new TV (see below). After a little thinking to get all the leads in the right place and a comical burst of max volume we're now all sorted. Bluetooth streaming of my music from a laptop, phone or tablet. Awesome!
The sound's not bad too.
No big TV for Stu
April organised to get our new TV delivered yesterday between 7 and 2. It never turned up and despite multiple calls to John Lewis they have no idea why. I really like John Lewis but out of about 8 home deliveries / Waitrose pick ups 3 have had something go wrong.
Not good when they pride themselves for providing great service. In other news, Amazon missed out too. A delivery for Steve and April didn't turn up either! Maybe we should go back to buying things from a shop.
Saturday, 22 December 2012
So rock and roll it goes up to 11.
... then max.
I'm having a ham off with April to bring round Steve's at Christmas.
Friday, 21 December 2012
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
We're in the money
We've just renewed our mortgage at a much lower rate and our car loan has finished. This all equates to a £4,000 saving per year. Woo hoo!
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Walking to the rugby club with April last night we saw the Christmas lights by the castle reflected in the river.
Back to work
I've been off work since my operation last Thursday [7 days, two of which I was supposed to be on a course], but am more or less okay now apart from an occasionally sore finger so will head back to work tomorrow. It'll be a short week though as I'm seeing the doctor again on Thursday morning to get the stitches taken out and to get another xray to see off things are where they should be. We've got a team Christmas lunch that day too so not much work will get done afterwards anyway. I have Friday and Monday off so that's it for me till after Christmas.
I was looking through my old posts this morning and spotted this gem.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
The Outrageous Okona (1988)
Friday, 14 December 2012
What did the cold sheep say? Brrrrraaaaaa.......
On the train to Gatwick last month I spotted some cold sheep out the window. Quick as a flash I came up with the 'joke' above.
Searching online (google) it doesn't exist. I think I may be the first to come up with it. Any comedian wanting to use it, can. But I must be credited. Be nice...
All the duvet
Thursday, 13 December 2012
I remember the way to go
Like the back of my hand...
Haven't seen the back of my hand for a week i've still got the arrow the doctor drew with marker pen before the operation.
Welcome to East London
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
In London to get my finger checked out. Hopefully everything's in order.
Too cold to see
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Visiting April's friends near Exeter popped in to the lovely Lyme Regis whilst there. Very lucky with the weather.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Spoke too soon
Laptop switched itself off last night after over heating. Bloody thing. New one soonish I think.
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Ho, Ho, Ho!
Dinner for one
Call me Mr Fixit
I'd opened it up before to clean the fan (this didn't help much) so wasn't too fussed about giving this a try. Plus, there was an online video helpfully showing me exactly what to do. Anyway, after opening it up, locating the heat sink and eventually prying it out the bloody thing was covered in dust! Or more probably bloody cat hair.
A quick clean and reattachment later and my laptop is back to normal. Well I hope it is. It's suspiciously quiet so maybe the fan doesn't work.
Watch this space.