Friday, April 29, 2005
It seems that I can now draw a line between being young and now (I'm only 24!) I used to wonder what age it was that this started to happen to 'young' people, at what age did things start to change? Now I know.....my age!
I no longer use the phrase 'when I'm older' as it seems that time seems to be moving quickly, and another year has past.
I do sometimes long for the escapades of past and I suppose the only real thing stopping me is responsibility. I have to go to work, I have commitments outside of work, and it seems I don't have enough time to do everything. The obvious solution would be to not work but this isn't viable as I need to pay for certain things like shelter, food, and the luxuries that I've been accustomed to.
So there we go responsibility is to blame. It's true. But one can't lead their lives without experiencing responsibility so the extra effort has to be made to find time and organise these escapades.
So farewell impromptu experiences, hello planned fun.
It's a bit harder to plan things than just go and do it but it's the only real way that I'll get to do more 'fun' things. Everyone has these timetables of responsibilities and it's hard work finding when everyone has these 'windows' in their diaries for participation in fun.
I'll keep you updated on any developments in the 'trying to stay young' plans. If all fails I'll keep working so I 'm able to fund my mid-life crisis and afford that sports car and the fit secretary to have an affair with!
If anyone's got any suggestions of fun group activities (not swinging) then please leave a comment.
Monday, April 25, 2005
I was very disorientated at the beginning and somehow there had been some type of catastrophe and basically all power and communications had dissapeared and chaos had ensued.
I wasn't sure how this had happened but it had something to do with
birds (most notably seagulls!), very strange, some hitchcockian drama no doubt.
I ended up holed up in a flat with some other people (not sure who they were but I think they were friends). I noticed some nice cigars and I stole a few of each kind and put them in my pocket for later (they might come in handy).
I looked at my phone, but was told there was no signal. There was a flicker of a bar but that was it. It was then that I discovered my phone was in quite bad condition, the screen was cracked and scratched (how did that happen?).
Anyway it was at this time that I noticed a phone (which I was told belonged to Andy H) I looked on it and there was a long email on it.
It told be that several people had died (I think they were abroad) and they were mostly members of the band Moloko (well i saw a report about
Roisin Murphy) hmmm still quiet weird.
In the flat we had relative luxury (apparently there was power here and the fridge was fully stocked) the only problem was keeping ourselves secret and hidden. We left the flat once and when we returned there was a group of around a dozen people in there all preparing the food, they'd got in and I was expecting a lot worse, instead they greeted us and I thought we might as well just get along. The dream goes a bit more weird now and I think my imagination and recollection of zombie films cuts in as it involved a chase in icecream vans, someone getting bitten by a zombie, and that's
I'm sure there's a lot I don't remember but keep an eye out for things like this really happening.
Sunday, April 24, 2005
As mentioned in a previous post I had my fill of being Oirish on St. Patricks day but yesterday my local pub had english wine-tasting and was promoting Bombadier (a traditional English Ale) but their wasn't that buzz about it. I think the main factor that no-one goes crazy about it is because there isn't any money to be made and being English isn't a stereotype.
Maybe next year bombadier can do a promotion and give away bowler hats, or maybe Morris Dancer gear?
Their manifesto relies on no immigration, active servicemen standing guard at all major ports, and all ex servicemen carrying guns at home, etc, etc,
I may be a little pissed at the moment but I hope you all see my point of view.
Oh and also f**k Veritas!
Update 18:20 24/4/05: Yes I was very drunk, still well done to me for censoring my swearing!
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye, said that the Tories slogan 'Are you thinking what we're thinking?' was infact an adaptation of the slogan used by French fascist and founder of the National Front Jean-Marie Le Pen in his 1988 Presidency campaign.
“Notre programme est-ce que vous pensez” - “Our programme is what you are thinking”
Jean Marie Le Pen, National Front Party, 1988 Election
(Private Eye, 15th April 2005)
For those of you who don't know, Blogexplosion is a site where you register your blog and surf other people's blogs. The way it works is that you click on a button to randomly surf other peoples' blogs. You have to spend 30 seconds on the site and then you can move onto the next site if you want. For every visit you gain part credits and these can be redirected in your account so that when other people are doing what you're doing then they will be visiting your site. So the more sites you surf, the more visitors you get.
So after all this work I leave my blog untouched for a week and have maybe lost a few visitors....terrible.
I hate it when sites are updated, not neccesarily blogs, but any site, it's lazy.
Let's see if I can change.....and find something interesting to blog about.
If there's any topic you want me to talk about or any questions you have then post a comment here, I'll give due consideration to all (If I can be bothered)
Friday, April 15, 2005
I think everyone can accept that you might lose a mirror once, but now it's the third time! And they all happened in different places! If it just happened on my street then maybe I'd fold the wing mirrors in at night, but it's happened twice in another town too, this is the first time at my house.
The last time it happened I had to replace the motor that controls the mirror at that had got f**ked too. I suppose this time it's only the mirror but as they cost about £6 a pop it's an expense I don't really need.
It just pisses me of that people will drive past, knock off my mirror, and not give a shit about it.
Thursday, April 14, 2005
My new items for sale are 24 Heineken Pint Glasses!
If you want to make me some money then click here for the link to ebay.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
The thing is that I don't know who to vote for. My feeling are that Labour and Conservative are basically the same and there aren't a huge amount of differences between them. At the end of the day I'm sure that they lost the motive behind their initial formation and could be called anything. Labour was born out of the trade union movement with the aim of giving a political voice to the working classes. I'm sure that the MPs know all about being working class.
One Party that I definitely won't be voting for is the Conservatives, or Torys as you may know them (the term "Tory" comes from the Irish Gaelic word for "bandit" or "outlaw"). I am shocked by their slogan 'are you thinking what we're thinking' and their views on immigration, preying on the xenophobia of many of the population of Britain who view immigrants as a problem that will eventually cause the downfall of 'our country'. One of the posterboards that caused a great outcry was one saying "it's not racist to impose limits on immigration". My simple reply to this is yes it is.
We are a country built by immigrants and we wouldn't be the country we are today without people who have come to this country from other shores and contributed to it. It seems that people might need to scrub up on their history and learn a little more about the world.
There are quite a few people who feel this way and have altered the posters.
The only good soundbites I've heard have come from the Green Party and their pledges to cut pollution. What! A party who are actually altruistic in their pledges! Amazing isn't it. Still they probably won't a huge amount of voters and it seems everyone is quite short sighted and are only in it for 'me, me, me.'
I know this post has been a bit wayward without any real structure but I hope you get the gist.
Pah, who believes in democracy anyway? Why do we all need a say?
Friday, April 08, 2005
"This email has been sent by a robot"! A robot actually sent me an email...amazing...but a little scarey when you read the second sentance: "Please do not reply to it". Why not? Is this a thinly veiled threat? I just have visions of 'Robby the Robot' from 'Lost in Space' typing these emails. He's been out of the limelight for 50 years and has developed some very disturbing personality disorders. It doesn't bare thinking about..........."Danger, Will Robinson!".
At the 'Museum of Hoaxes' they've made alist of the Top 10 Worst April Fool's Day Hoaxes Ever.
Classics. If you missed out on April Fool's Day much like I did then you would have a laugh at the fun this day brings to people all around the world.....
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
It's not hard to acknowledge someone when they've let you out of a busy junction, it's not hard to use your indicator when turning off a roundabout, it's not hard to not be a prick, but people still do these things. I know they're only little things, but when they happen I get a bit angry, and when I get angry, people get hurt.
So here's my top 5 vehicle related annoyances.
1. People who don't indicate. It's not hard and it lets me know where you're going so I don't drive into you.
2. People who park in disabled spaces when they're not disabled. You wanna see disabled? Let me catch you doing that, you'll soon be getting your blue badge.
3. Baby on Board stickers. Is that meant to stop me crashing into you? Do you know what it makes me want to do? It makes me want to crash into you! I'd do it on purpose!
4. People who don't know what the National Speed limit means. It does not mean 30mph when you should be doing 60mph!
5. Taking up two parking spaces. Are you retarded? Can you not park in one space? Is it too hard or are you just a lazy moron?
I've actually started to get quite angry just writing that list and can feel it coursing through my body. Thank God I'm not driving anywhere tonight. I did go to Tescos a little earlier to pick up a few bits and bobs and was already presented with #2 and #5 on the list (see pictures below).
I'm gonna have to end the post now as I think I might actually do some harm. I feel so angry,......argghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I went down to Pegwell Bay with a few friends, supped a few pints, and then meandered over to Broadstairs till the end of the evening.
I know it's not a very interesting story but I need to put a new post up as I have been found lacking for the past few weeks.
Anyway, check out the pictures I took at the Belle Vue pub, Pegwell.
The pub is on the clifftop and so I was able to get these cool pics of some guy kitesurfing.