Friday, 30 December 2011

Piss Up!

I'm a little delicate today. Yesterday I went mad on Guinness, the first piss up since last May. In fact I enjoyed lots of Rum too with a couple of Black Sambuccas in there. Town was a sorry sight, I remember a time when pubs would have been full all through the Xmas period. There wasn't may out at all, suited me, I didn't have to que long for a drink.

I've spent most of the day monging out laid on my bed, ignoring the headache.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Self Employed

It's been a painful week. Backs starting to ease off now though thank the Lord above!

I'm officially Self Employed. I start my new line of employment as a Courier Driver next week. All good stuff. I now own a SAT-NAV!!! very impressed as it managed to guide me back from Lincoln blindfolded. I didn't hit a thing.

Over the Xmas period I counted the "Morecambe & Wise Xmas Special" on TV at least eight times.....EIGHT FUCKING TIMES! And that wasn't including them stupid +1 channels and I'm talking here about your basic Freeview TV too, not Sky or Virgin or Fancy TV like that. Why? Why repeat such a bag of old bollocks so many times? It may have been funny in the 70's (though I doubt it as they were not funny, the 70's version of Ricky Gervais), it sure as hell is not funny now.

In fact, Television over the Xmas period has been utterly shocking as to how piss poor it's been. Constant repeats, shite films and a shocking standard of kids cartoons. I say that though, the highlight of my daily viewing has been on Channel 5, the new version of....drumroll!........THUNDERCATS!!!

A final note, I'm a little late on this but I will mention it. Due to personal reasons this story always tugs at me this time of year and has done for many years:

The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurred on 19 December 1981 off the coast of Cornwall, in England, UK. The Penlee Lifeboat went to the aid of the coaster Union Star after its engines failed in heavy seas. After the lifeboat had managed to rescue four people both vessels were lost with all hands; sixteen people died including eight volunteer lifeboatmen.

A very touching story.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Laid Up!

Ok first off, merry Xmas to all.

Right now that bollocks is out the way I shall begin. I'm currently typing this laid up with a bad back. The best bit of it is, I did it playing Monopoly! Yes, that shite board game that goes on forever that I got forced into playing by a 10 year old boy. I say I did it playing Monopoly, it was actually getting up after 2 hours sat on the floor. Got up and TWANG, it went. So now I'm fucked.

On the plus side, I srart my new job as a courier driver on the 3rd of Jan. A nice way to start a new year....back permitting.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Don't Do It.

If I can offer one bit of advice to people is this. Do not buy ANYTHING on tick from Comet. Their after care services are shocking. As for GE Capital/Santander.....try getting rid of you stupid automated phone lines and employ people so any problems people have can be sorted.

Fucking Angry is hell.

Supermarket Madness.

OK, I went to Tesco this morning. It was 6.30am and the place was full of people! I woke up at 5am, not for any particular reason, I just woke up after a dream involving a man driving over my car in a Road Roller thing (whatever you call those big metal wheeled vehicles that flatten the new laid tarmac on the roads). Well, it pissed me off so much it must have woke me up, so I got up. I needed some stuff and thought I'd nip to Tesco and get it while it was quiet. Ha! It was nuts. Fucking Xmas always sends people mad.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

As One Thing Ends, Another Begins.....possibly

Well, today was my last day at work. My contract has ended. I'll miss it funnily enough, the money wasn't the best and the job was hardly taxing but some of the people were great. There weren't any arseholes as such, a couple though were getting on my nerves the last few days but on the whole, a nice friendly bunch.

None of them read this but I'm going to salute my band of rebels, Jamie, Chris and Kev for a) keeping me from dying of bordom and b) helping me on my mission to open the minds of the country bumpkins, which we achieved to a certain level.

Without sounding like the second coming or some smart arse I think they'll miss me too. Some of them saying today that they wished I wasn't going and said to pop in and say hello. Even the Boss!!

It's always nice when people say stuff like that. I don't get much of that sort of stuff thrown my way.

Anyways, as if by pure luck I had a phone call from a friend of a friend today offering me a job possibly starting after Xmas. OK, it's not a 100% defo but sounds promising. I meet the guy on Thursday to discuss things so fingers crossed.

I don't know if I've mentioned this before but I'm sure this house is haunted. Tonight there's a few strange things going on and I've got my "Knock Knock" stick handy in case it isn't spooks.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

I Step Forward, I Get Knocked Back.

OK, Last few days have been a bit up and down. Work want me for a few more days, Good news, Xmas shopping done, good news, got a new PS3 for a good price, good news, got a phone call saying I still owe money for a TV I bought in 2003 and paid off before 2007, a complete piss off, and finally, to top it all off, My cars in for an MOT in the morning and guess what I've managed to do? I've only managed to break off my rear view mirror cleaning the windscreen this afternoon!

So I'm now miserable as fuck.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Yes, TV is as shite as I remember.

As I mentioned yesterday my PS3 died. After some research it seems it's a design fault common on the older "Fat" version and 99% of the time a permanent death. So, I'm resigned to the fact I'm going to have to get a new one. Considering I bought mine in 2007 it has served me well considering the amount of usage it's had.

So, it's back to watching the fact no it isn't as it is utter rubbish.

Time to look into a new PS3, my girlfriend went into town and while she was there had a look at the cheapest she could find. The answer was £168 for a second-hand old style (fat) 40GB version! So, put another way, a lower memory and older verion of mine (they stopped making the 40GB early on as they were shit!) from the high street chain, Game. I've found a brand new "Slim" 160GB on Amazon for £178 or a brand new 320GB slim with a game and Blu-ray DVD for £229.

What was it that shopping "expert" was saying today about getting people back into the high street and spending their money?

I Quote:
"Putting in place free controlled parking schemes and introducing a parking league table could go some way in [addressing] this."

wants High Streets to be managed through new "town teams" who would be responsible for developing businesses in the area.

wants some regulations to be axed for High Street traders, including restrictions on night-time deliveries put in place to minimise noise for those living nearby.

Hmmmm.....well I personally think the price difference between online and high street shops and even town to town price differences may be a big reason people are turning away from the high street and buying online more and more. Plus the fact the high street is full of other people, which more and more people seem to be becoming more and more intolerant of these days.

I haven't shaved now for nearly 3 months and the beard is looking great. the problem is I need a haircut. As it gets longer it seems to exaggerate my slightly thinning hair. I usually have a number four all over and sport some rather tasty sideburns. I want to keep the beard so I'll get the hair cutter to blend the beard in with my hairdown the sides so its longer around the chin like Seasick Steve.

This is Seasick Steve.

My fellow Rebel at work left today. Tomorrow is going to be dull as anything. I'm now alone with the Village idiots.

Monday, 12 December 2011



Apparently I have suffered the "Flashing Red Light Of Death" and the outlook isn't good. This means I can't watch my Blu-ray films, play my games and I'll have to watch TV again. I'm really not a happy teddy bear.

It's was blowin' a gale.

Been a bit blowy out there the last few days ain't it?

I've been given an extension to my contract. should see me up to Xmas. Quite pleased about it, though the village folk are driving me potty. For example, as we are all aware, it is nearing Xmas and up here in the Northern Hemisphere that means Winter is here. I was quietly carrying out my daily duties at work last week when a friendly, if a little bit dim person I work with came in from outside and said to me, "Bloody 'ell, it's cold out thee'er. Like bloody winter it is!". I looked at them and politely suggested that maybe it is!

As usual the festive season isn't easy for me. I'm not into the buying gift thing really and do so as it's the thing to do. People don't make it easy for me when they say I don't want anything, because if I didn't they'd be a bit dissapointed. I on the other hand hate people wasting money on me at Xmas as I hate Xmas, with passion but they insist on pissing me off with shit every year. Anyways, as no one knows what to get my Dad everybody has bought him the same bottle of booze as each other, that is except me, so that's him in for a really exciting time. I'll get him a crossword book, something really shite so hopefully next year he'll give us a clue what to get him.

Monday, 5 December 2011

New Tunes.

The Black Keys new album out today. It's called El Camino and is good. Give it a go:

As I said yesterday I've not had much to say but this was brought to my attention by a work mate. Basically it's video some sad individual has posted of himself and online friends playing World of Warcraft. If you don't know what WoW is look it up on Wikipedia but basically its an online game/world where people act as wizards and elf's and shit. It's all taken very seriously as you will see by the video....well by some at least. These guys sound like your stereotypical nerds, with one actually working out the percentage of the success of this particular battle they are about to get into. They are all preparing themselves, making sure they have the right magic, armour, weapons and whatever else they need before they go in. That is until one guy, obviously a right rebel messes things up a bit. Made me laugh, especially at the end with "Leroys'" last comment. It's a great 2 fingers up and the nerds. I found it bloody funny. Have a watch:

What I've since found out the guy "Leroy Jenkins" has become a bit of an Internet celeb since the Video was posted. It's the shock and anger at Leroys' shock move cracks me up, What a planet eh!


Sunday, 4 December 2011

Been a bit quiet!

I've been a bit quiet of late, simply because I have had very little to say and very little time. I've still got very little to say so I'll not say much.

I'm growing a beard and it's looking great.

I sould be finishing work at the end of this week so its back to being a bum. At least I have some money for Xmas though.