Thursday, 20 December 2007

Check this out

Man loses arm...

There are a couple of things that amaze me about this:
One - that someone actually saw this happening and thought "Geez, poor man - I'd better take a photo of this, that'll really help him!".

Two - How thick, really, is the guy who lost his arm? Tigers are big, nasty things, with big sharp teeth and a fondness of red meat (i.e. human flesh). That's why they are kept in cages and not allowed to wander the streets like pidgeons.
"Ok, you want a photo of a tiger? Then get close to the outer cage and try and zoom in between the bars... oh, not good enough? Right, OK, you shouldn't really get close to the inner cage, but there are still bars between you, so if you stay far enough back then it should be.... oh, hold on, I wouldn't put my arm actually IN the cage if I were... see, there, told you so."
Your thoughts have to go out to the mans family, but I bet the last thought this guy had was one of surprise... like "Oh, I didnt expect that!". Twit.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Feelings of Inadequacy

I've been reading a couple of other peoples blogs today, and I can't help feeling Im not posting enough 'interesting' stuff. I mean, I have said in the past, I won't pander to what people want and will post whatever the hell I like, but at the same time I am worried that my posts will come across as boring to those people who dont actually know me. (I still dont know what sort of audience this blog gets - I have a few regular readers who comment, and thank you to those (you know who you are) but as to how many people spend time reading my spoutings I have no idea...). Anyway, the very nature of blogs means that the content is king, and if its dull and uninteresting who the hell will want to keep coming back?

The big problem is, of course, I dont have a lot of interesting things to post about... my life is pretty standard / boring / dull / run of the mill... its not as if Im in show business, or I do anything fabulous or exotic. So where would the interesting stuff come from? I will admit to holding back on some things - there are some things I would love to post on here, but the people that would be involved would get very upset / angry / insulted etc. and so I dont. I have been told by a listener that I should write what the hell I like and not to worry about what other people think, and for the most part I do, but I dont think I can post EVERYTHING in my dark, damaged little mind.

So Xmas is nearly here... Im at work tomorrow until lunchtime, then off (yipee!) until Friday 4th January. How sweet is that?? I will be posting over the holiday season, and hopefully it'll be worth reading. Have a good Wednesday all....

Monday, 17 December 2007

Not bad

Not a bad weekend. Football-wise, City won 4 - 2 (NINE home wins now, the only team in the Premier League with 100% home record!) and Jake's team won 4 - 1 to earn second place in their league. This should mean they are promoted after xmas (their league season is split into two, before and after xmas). Apart from that, not much really happened... the dog still gets up way too early, (this morning, for example, he was up at 4.30 for Gods sake... he tried to settle, but in the end I was sitting down stairs with him at 5.30), but otherwise he's behaving.
I know it sounds a bit harsh, but Im really looking forward to the end of this week. The family (dog included) are going away on Thursday afternoon and coming back on Sunday, so I have two WHOLE days to myself. I have decided that one of those days will be a pampering day, just for me. Im gonna buy myself some nice food for dinner, Im gonna catch up watching all the things I've Sky +'ed, and generally relax before the xmas madness kicks in.
So have a good Monday everyone.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Trying harder

Im sorry for being on such a downer recently, I keep telling myself I must try harder to be more positive and of lighter mood... but its tough. I know I haven't really said whats causing this malaise (sp?) and I dont really want to, but I will say I will be trying harder to lift myself out of this bad spell.

First of all another plug for one of my favourite websites. Basic Instructions. I know I've plugged it before but I can't urge you enough to check it out when you have a spare 10 minutes and look at the archives of all the strips this guys done. They are hilarious.

Also, my latest book is "Dawn Of The Dumb" by a guy called Charlie Brooker. He's a columnist for the Guardian newspaper, who writes both the TV review and a kind of free-form comments column. He's basically me, but more famous. His views on things such as the general public ("I don't get people. What's their appeal, precisely? They waddle around with the haircuts on, cluttering the pavement like gormless, farting skittles. They're awful"), Big Brother ("...people shaped ameobas existing on raw narcisissm...") and TV Psychics ("...As a 'paranormal investigation' Most Haunted is about as scientifically rigorous as an episode of Bod...") match mine to closely its scary, and the way he writes in this book basically slagging off all these things and more has me in stiches. I was laughing out loud yesterday at my desk when I should have been coding, and I was getting some very strange looks.

Anyhoo, I'd better crack on this morning. I will try and be more positive, promise, so have a good Tuesday little people.

Monday, 10 December 2007

No updates

Apologies for not updating as regularly recently, but there's not much been going on, and to be honest I haven't really been in the mood either. Im feeling pretty f*cked off, angry, fed up, depressed and have been for the past few days. (Nothing to do with the dog, I hasten to add).

Anyway - I went and bought a couple of new books today. Thats one of my simple little pleasures, I love book shopping and get excited when I get a new book. The danger is, although I am at work, I want to just grab a drink, a comfortable chair, and lose myself in it.
I dont think I would get away with that while sitting here at my desk though.

No football this weekend. Jake had a break from training on Saturday and his match was cancelled due to bad weather on Sunday. Im hoping that when he gets back to it next week he has a higher level of motivation, and he can have a good last couple of weeks before the xmas break.

This week, no plans tonight, or tomorrow, Im in our Gloucester office all day Wednesday, playing football Thursday, then its Friday again. Saying it like that makes the week seem very short, but sitting here on Monday morning it seems AGES away :-(

Sorry for the fairly low key post... but its where my heads at (as the hippies used to say). Peace.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007


Balls. The dog's started waking up too early again. We had a good week (see previous post) but now he's gone back to waking at 03.00 for a wee (but he's settling himself) then again at 5 ish...
Im getting frustrated now, because I thought we had this cracked, and now to go back to how he was, I dont know what to try next. Alcohol? Drugs? I might give the dog some too...
He's now allowed out for walks though, which is good, although the current weather means when we try and take him out he looks at us like "You're bloody joking aren't you?"

No plans for this week really, and not much else going on. Im feeling a bit bogged down because Im working on two projects at once and they are both due soon, and no-one can tell me which one is the priority. And because Im more tired than normal at the moment, Im finding it hard to get my motivation going. I need a good rest I think - a couple of days of me time.

Have a good Wednesday all.