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I’M MOVING HOUSE

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So it’s official now. Last week I gave the go ahead to some friends over in Acton that I would move in to their place. 127 has served me well. Party Party 127, Poker Poker 127, Vive le 127 and many other parties get togethers were had but alas time must go on and one must advance one life and turn different corners. My corner is the exotic borough of “Acton”!! Some of you may ask why!!!! Well when the decision was made to move I immediately thought of Acton cause of me Sis and my oldies. 2 days after in a chance conversation some friend s told me they needed a new house mate so it seems to be working out. It jus so happens that ma girly lives jus down the street to so it’s a double bonus. What’s really weird is the fact that the house I will be moving into is the same house both my sisters have previously lived in! Tis MENTAL! That is like some weird kind of psychological thriller movie but less the death and misery and general horribleness! 

 Anyway – It’s on and I’m looking forward to it! It’ll be sad to part “living” company with JP but I aint worried. I am really looking forward to it quite alot! Woot woot. Good bye huge massive room with convenient 24 hour store directly opposite and tube 30 seconds away – hello Acton!  

Hot Fuzz

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We went to see this last night! It was excellent! It didnt quite have the consistent laughs as Shaun of the Dead but it was still stupidly funny. There were some parts that were just a little slow and others where it was cheap comedy. I know thats what they do best but they’ve always been good with holding back gags for the sake of cracking one but in this there were a few that didnt work for me. It is well worth watching though and i recommend it highly!

Bargains Baby Yeah!

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So I was having a discussion on one of the video forum sites i moderate about how ebay has lost its appeal. It seems that the days are gone where you can find great deals. New items tend to go for more than their regular retail prices and second hand stuff tends to go for only 90% of their retail new prices. This is a bit rubbish!

Last night i was watching the gadget show and they featured a website called FatFingers: http://www.fatfingers.com/Default.aspx. This site is excellent. Basically what it does is it looks on ebay for misspelt items. These often have very few bids abnd often get missed. It is very much worth a gander

Love me tender….

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This morning i find my arms tender and sore. While yesterdays move with Tom went very smoothly it was very hard work and i find my arms is sore innit! The woman in the Van turned up at around 11am and we packed the van. Tom’s mate Gary gave us a hand so it went well with only a cumbersome couch proving to be a bit of a pain to shift.

At the other end it was only the Van lady and me and my bro so it took us a lil longer and a bit more effort but we got there in the end. I did manage to screw my left arm by grabbing an over ambitious  box. I had a wobble resulting in all the weight going on my left arm and i think i must have pulled summat as i lost any movement over my shoulder in that arm for the rest of the day. It feels better now but not 100%.

After this i popped over to Acton to do the church thing which was nice. We then went to the pub and then on to Ruth’s. She got a new Telly! I had to sort it out for her to get it all plumed into her setup at home but it was peasy! We then watched Lost with Carolyn & Abbie. – Generally an altogether good day.

This morning I woke at 7:15am…….on purpose too! IKerry called me at 7:30 and arrived 10 mins later with Mitsu. I am looking after this beheamoth Puppy during the days this week for Herself and Tosh as Tosh is away Snowboarding. It should be fun!

 

 

Moving

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Its 10am. I’m at my Bro’s place helping him move out of his flat. This is the first time i’ve written a post away from home – WordPress is ace!

Confrontations

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So I’m feeling much better now. Still not 100% but certainly over the worst of the dreaded man flu! It has been a while since I’ve been that ill. I wanted to just die! But it’s all good now!

Yesterday was a full day. I cleaned the kitchen after it had not been done for about 3 weeks. Stagnent water in some steeping pots was the worst thing to deal with but 3/4 hours of work got it all lovely but i must moan about one thing – its a small thing….

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Its soooo not true! – There were stains in out kitchen that requiered serious scrubbing post cillit bang soaking! I was much dissapointed!

Anyway! I made a bit of a fudgeup of the eve. Ruth had a free eve so I invited her around with the intention of cooking her dinner and watching a movie or summat. About an hour after i did this i remembered that I was supposed to be going to meet Dara for a pint in Heathrow as he was over for the Day with work. Me = Dumba**e! But it all worked out in the end. I brought Ruth along with me! We had a good ol time in wetherspoons which was grand. expect for the confrontation i had but i’ll come back to that. After this Ruth and I came back here and we jus hung out for a bit before i took her back to her place and made my way back home – yes i is a gentleman innit!

So The confrontation! We were in Wetherspoons in Heathrow Terminal1. The bar was pretty full and a free space came up so i moved forward to the bar knowing full well who was needing to be served next. As a former bar man i appreciate this and always take a mental note on these things. Suddenly this huge middle aged suit with a burley scottish accent comes blaring in at me saying “Oi dont jump the f*~king cue” – I was about to say – “Dude, Its a bar, relax, i know you are before me, I’m just standing here at the bar waiting my turn” All I got to say was “Dude, Its a bar….” Then idiot starts saying “THERE IS NO ARGUMENT I AM FIRST BLAH BLAH” while getting right in my face.  I camly say to him “if you let me finish” but i need to say it 3/4 times before he shuts up but then the bar man says that he is aware of who is first and not to worry. So i then turn to him and say ” See its a bar! you will get serverd when its your due turn and that is what i was going to let happen so there was no need to get in my face and be obnoxiously rude about it” All the while this was going on I was thinking – I really dont wanna have to punch this guy if he starts. It made me realise my knoew stance on confrontation. I feel much more able to hold my own ground where as before i would usually have jus been a big wuss!

On my way home from Ruth’s i almost had another too! (I aint looking for it i assure you) I was followed by some black kid. I usually have a very keen awarness of this and i did the thing of crossing the street a couple of times and what not to test this and low and behold the idiot followed. I then stopped and turned around, when he saw this he stopped and went back the way he came. – I obviously scared him away YAAAAR!

Its funny that the 2 things happened on the same day.

Man Flu Strikes

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Its fairly well know that women do not take Men seriously when they are hit with Man Flu. On the behalf of mankind i would like to contest this! I know this may be percieved as hitting below the belt but i assure you i only do so as to turn the argument back on our fairer sex.

Women say “oh dont be silly, we feel like crap for 5 days of the month every month and then we give birth – You me know nothing”. This is true. I appreciate men cannot fathom the stresses of the female body and what she goes through. But it is because of this I wonder why women dont understand that our rare occassions of feeling ill are justified. No-one likes feeling like crap and I for one will always render myself useful to a lady feeling horrible. I guess I’m asking for women to not be so flipant when a man is suffering. We appreciate your regular pain so please consider our rare pains.

Saying that the women in my life are all ace about it generally. I was just countering the bashful stereotypical argument!

 

 

happy

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 So today I’m jus generally feeling really happy. Despite feeling like crap cause of a cold I am feeling generally quite happy. It’s weird. Been a fair few years since i’ve felt happy and its thanks to ma girly and alot of other things. Yay Me!

uuugh

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I woke up this morning feeling like someone very fat had been sat on my chest all night. I’ve got some sort of really shesty cold coming on! I dont feel so good!

not designed for early mornings

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Whoa! – Man i’m a tired boy! Today I went into JohnPaul & Suzannes offices in Pimlico to give Suzanne training on their audio visual ger and editing on Final Cut Pro. So this morning I was up at 7:30 am!!! I know!!!! Shocking for me! Got the tube into the office with the two of em and we cracked on as soon as we got there.

 I’m really impressed with Suzanne and how she coped. Wehn you consider I was trying to pass on 6 years of accumulated knowledge to her in just one day. By about 4 o’clock we were both fading but the last 2 odd hours went well and we got through it all. I think she will need another days training as there was soooo much to take in.

By the end of play i was destroyed! I was also faced with a meeting at Tom’s. Some friends were due to go over there to have a meeting about future work and to have some brain storming on some creative ideas for TV. I had a quick call to my lovely beautiful lady before heading off to the pub. On the way back I got a text from Tom telling me it was cancelled. It was a relief to hear it. I struggled to stay awake on the tube home.

Now I’m home. I had some dinner and an involentary nap on the sofa while watching “Worlds Wildest Police Videos” Oh yes I have such great TV taste. Now I’m jus checking mail and am ghonna go to bed soon. This old man cant do long days!

A wee hello to Terry!I guess I should be sayin Good Mornin!

Wow

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So yesterday was fun! – I was a wuss! I dont really wanna explain why but i was! So there! It was justified – Honest! – Everything else in the day was great!!!!

My New Woman had this in her blog so i thought I’d spend some of my time doing the same lil survey thingy here: Ten 2 One

10 random things about me

  • I used to suck my thumb up untill the age of 14.
  • My fingers are a tiny bit webbed
  • there’s a vain on my hand that i’d consider having removed
  • I was President of my Uni Cycling Club
  • I never finished my degree
  • I love to dance
  • I prefer pepsi to coke
  • I can be really shy
  • I wanna get a dog
  • The thing i miss most about Ireland is the proximity of the sea and beach
  • I used to suck my thumb up untill the age of 14.

9 ways to win my heart

  • Having a softly spoken gentle voice
  • Compliments turn me into putty
  • Confidence & Strength & Sillyness all at the same time
  • Being Girly
  • Smile at me
  • Kiss me for no reason
  • Hugs

8 things I wear/carry everyday

  • Wallet
  • watch
  • keys
  • mobile
  • camera – but its dead now!!!! awww!
  • family jewels
  • Ummmm I dunno what else 
  • Girls usually take more with them

7 things that annoy me

  • Arrogance
  • Manipulation
  • Bad Customer Service
  • my own laziness
  • my own lack of confidence
  • When my computer goes wrong
  • really flakey TV reception

6 memories you would go back to just to relive them

  • Long walks as a kid when my Dad told us great stories
  • one time when i was about 4/6 in my Grandmothers kitchen and she was whistling away
  • Silver Strand Sunsets
  • Last Day of college getting drunk with our lectureres on Ealing Green
  • Roni Size Gig in Brighton
  • On Stage with The Who at Hyde Park Calling

5 things I want to do before I die

  • Get married….
  • Have Kids
  • BUNJEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
  • Sky Dive
  • Be Really Old

4 things Im afraid of

  • Failure
  • Rejection
  • not fulfilling my true potential
  • hurting those close to me
     

3 things I do every day

  • Check my emails
  • have a cup of tea
  • think of what i’m doing with my life

2 things Im trying not to do right now

  • Smoke
  • stay up late doing things i could do in the morning – ahem

1 person I want to see now

  • Ruth

Amazing

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I’ve jus had a really excellent evenin! I had my second date with Ruth. Some of you may ask – Who the hell is Ruth? Well – she’s cool and wonderful and kinda my new lady friend. I aint gonna go on about it all. Lets jus say she’s a wicked girl!

I’m feelin good bout it and it’s AAAALLL GOOOOOD!