31 Jan 2008
Well what a lovely morning!
It’s 9 o’clock and so far I’ve
- Not packed for Scotland.
- Tried to put air in my tyres.
- Discovered that the machine didn’t work but let me let my tyre down.
- Got shrugged at by the guy at the garage when I informed him of this.
- Lost the valve cap as it blew away in the wind.
- Got to work late.
- Got to work without correct uniform.
- Had a patient show up exactly 1 week late.
- Just seen on the news that the M6 (my route north today) is shut because of about 9 accidents because of the weather.
This afternoon won’t be much better as we’re doing our yearly notes audit. This is very tedious and dull. Then I’m away home to actually pack. Then I need to make sure my tyres are right and so on.
Somehow I get the feeling I’m not going to have a good day. Let’s hope the rewards are worth it.
30 Jan 2008
…Beadle’s a stiff.
It seems a certain Mr J Beadle has died.
He has an odd reputation. Some say he was a cruel sod who made his name by embarrassing people, causing anxiety and cringeworthiness in the viewers. A proto-Office then but not as funny.
Others knew him more for raising money and helping loads of new tv creators.
Others only knew him for his misshapen hand.
It’s an odd one. What to think?
I loathed his “theatre of cruelty” practical jokes shows. I can’t think of any redeeming features of them at all. It used to disturb me that people liked to watch people suffer. It still does a bit but I’m getting more used to it. Big Brother’s eviction nights are the same sort of feeling (when there’s a “baddie” voted out). It’s why I’d never watch any of the “talent” shows either. Horrible things.
Ah well, he’s deed n gone.
28 Jan 2008
Saturday: A dull start to the weekend with some cleaning up and the very beginnings of clearing out my attic. But I have a deadline for this. Needs to be ready for the germans in March. A start is all but it’s more than I’ve done in the last 2 years.
Zack and Wiki was played some more later on and a few harder levels pwned. Mind you I’ll never look at a spider tennis racquet in quite the same way again. And oh what a cute baby dragon.
Went to bed around midnight. After an hour of not even feeling slightly tired I got my DS out and had a couple of rounds of Scrabble. Tried to sleep again. Gave up.
So downstairs to play more games. 2 hours at SMG and still no more stars. The last 10 are looking really very difficult. More high scores on Geometry Wars too.
At 5 I thought it might be an idea to go to bed, more through “I really ought to” rather than “I’m tired, I’ll go to bed”.
Up at 9 again after really very little sleep. Not tired at all though.
Sunday was a day of contrasts. Juggled at Lugeburf in the morning and managed a selection of good passing. We sorted 8 on doubles quite well. Screwed up 7 ultimates and dismally failed at back to back. The one redeeming feature of back to back is that clurb nigh on wets herself when we try it and fail. This contrasts somewhat with the annoyed grumps I get back at me when doing 7 ultimates.
The afternoon was boring as only dull Sunday afternoons can be. Did some paperwork until games and rec.chat called. Oh and my “hottie from history” wasn’t mentioned on the Bugle but I’m hoping they’re keeping it back for when the Islamic world declares war on Holland.
Back at work but a shorter week for juggly reasons. Ooh and I start my German class on Weds too. Should be an interesting week.
26 Jan 2008
6th June. The weekend of. Keep it free on pain of…
Lo it is written.
24 Jan 2008
Jan ’08′s search terms have included:
- baboon imagesize:large
- huge tits nottingham
- zack and wiki artifacts
- monkeyjuggler stretching
- the equals baby come back lp cover
- juggling makes you cleverer
- scum incoventry
- strange taste in mouth
- gymnastics camera settings
- hyperreal lofi
- forced crossdress pc game
- annoying songs october 1998
- boiler whooshing sound
- addo elephant national park flooding in 2007
- army band playing abba songs
Some gooduns there.
Remember to take the stuff home with you rather than leave it in the drawer at work if you wish to work on it in the evening.
Well it seems they were over-pessimistic at the dentist’s. They phoned me yesterday for an appointment today. Nice.
Best beat off my coke habit soonish then. And the chocolate.
Ah, is this really good news?
And I’m cycling again! My word it’s hard work. I don’t remember it being this tiring.
21 Jan 2008
Loose or lose?
Actually no, you don’t decide. There’s a right way and a wrong way.
“Lose” means to not win or misplace. “Loose” means set free or not together. It’s really not a hard distinction is it?
Anyway I bring this up because I just saw an online advert apparent selling “loose fat now”. The image this conjures up in my mind is frankly disturbing.
Sort it out!
20 Jan 2008
I missed the first juggling convention of the year in the UK. No money (see prev post) and too much to do (car maintenance) meant that the trip just wasn’t going to happen. Heaving it down rain stylee meant that not much outside was doable neither. [edit: I just re-read that sentence and my word it's a sentence to be proud of]
But what was done had some good bits.
The 2 games wot I bought have both turned out to be gems.
Geometry Wars is a wee slip of a game, comfortably nothing more than Asteroids on steroids. The Wii controls for it are a bit odd and have a bit of a learning curve but are not as bad as some online have complained about. Hectic, gorgeous to look at and about the hardest game I’ve played since Monkey Ball 1. Great fun. Although when I closed my eyes last night to sleep all I could see were brightly coloured geometric shapes zooming around.
Zack and Wiki turns out to be great fun if a little irritating (in a good way). Point and click adventures never grabbed me during the Amiga era when they were big but this return to the genre is happy and fun. P and C were round on Saturday and playing it as a group was a new way of doing multi-player.
“No look have a look at that thing.”
“No over there!”
“Ring the bell!”
There is one slight fly in the ointment though. For some reason a couple of games on my Wii have some bits that leave dodgy artifacts on the picture. I’ve no idea why. One thought is the component feed to the telly is the culprit. I thought the telly might be the problem but the old (nicked) one did the same. It’s just that Z&W is far worse an example of this than the others. There are whole cut scenes with dreadful spotting going on. It’s not pretty. Good job the game is good enough to overlook these flaws. But I’m pretty sure it’s down to the component thing rather than any poor game design.
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