Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Well why not?
My head hurts and I want to moan about it!
Question is do I become a tablet taker, or just be a man and stick it out?
Taking tablets is all well and good to shift these things, but knowing my luck, I'll end up getting it stuck in throat, possibly leading to uncontrollable wretching all over the place, making me look like I'm auditioning for a new "Aliens" film, which I'm sure wouldn't go down to well, especially considering as the team that were talking about a Buffet the other day, are now in fact having the said buffet!
So, I'm put off a little by the tablets, never taken to them kind of things really, but my head is really hurting (that's the part where anyone reading this says out loud "awwww, he must really be in pain" - well yes I am!), and I'm a bit tired as well today, (extra sympathy welcome please) so finding it difficult to concentrate, so will tablets make things ten times worse as far as the concentration goes?
The flip side of course is to battle through it, and be a man about it, forget that it's there, and just get on with it - but it really does hurt =(
Oh decisions decisions decisions, yet I'm paid to make decisions in life, but this one I just can't decide on whyat the best course of action to take is!!
Oh sod it, where's the pills??
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Great I thought, leave the car at home, make my way to the bus stop, no need to worry about being stuck behind the wheel getting frustrated at over drivers’ inability to…drive. A chance to put my feet up and look at the outside world rather than having to keep an eye on whether some suicidal animal was going to run out from behind a parked car, and give me nightmares for the rest of my life.
No traffic lights to snarl at, no speedo to check to make sure I’m not over the limit, great, just relax and let someone else do the driving.
So, onto the bus I climbed, made my way to the seat, only to discover the first problem, the driver decides to put his foot on the pedal before I’ve managed to sit down, and half the bus bear witness to my Fred Astair impression, dancing my way down the bus whilst trying to latch on to one of the upright poles to stop myself from hurtling head first into the person sitting on the raised back seats – now that could have been embarrassing!
So, after successfully holding on to the pole, I managed to sit down, right onto a seat that looked as though Santa’s Little Helper or even older, Cujo had been eating prior to my decision to take the seat, yes half of it was missing, and once I sat down I noticed a hazard tape across the one in front, this almost felt like a scene out of Final Destination, oh my god, was I going to Earth’s creator today??
Anyway, sat down, the bus in full swing by now, only for those air brakes to cause everyone to fly forward at every possible braking opportunity, making it appear like a ride at Alton Towers theme park, in fact, they are probably more sedate than this!!!
Next, speed bumps, yes they are a pain in cars to go over, but in buses, well… this was like being on that fair ride that throws you all over the place, and as for diagonal speed bumps, well aren’t they just the worst invention ever???
Anyway, my destination came closer, and someone beat to ringing that bell that alerts the driver to stop, well that’s the plan anyway, but he pulls in, and you make your way to the front, stupidly some may say, a little before he came to a stop, stupidly as he then decided to push those brakes down a little too quickly, resulting in a near knockout thanks to the woman in front throwing back her head in a near whiplash situation – thankfully I avoided that, but not the hangback, which in turn swung back and hit me right in the nether regions!
Off the bus, and into fresh air, that was until the bus pulled away, leaving a cloud of polluted exhaust air which made me look like an extra on Mary Poppins, and off to town in the relative safety of shops.
The return journey wasn’t the best either, as what seemed like an extra from Britain’s Largest Human decided to sit next to me on the bus, crushing me against the side of the bus, thankfully the window was open and I managed to catch a breath of air, when this person allowed it!
I was so happy when they got off a few stops later, and I’m sure I’d lost a few stone just from that journey alone, although Mrs B would probably say otherwise, but in the end I was just happy to get home after the Big Dipper ride up the road, and confirmed to me that the roads are a safer place within my car rather than on public transport!
What an experience!
Monday, 28 September 2009
Everyone has one don't they, you can count on someone buying something you really didn't want for your brithday, Christmas, wedding, or any other time you may get gifts - there is always one that you don't want.
But what do you do with them?
Do you donate it to charity knowing that in 12 months time the person that ended up getting you the unwanted present, will turn up at your house, and you will live in fear of them actually noticing that it's not taken pride of place in the front room, or you dread them asking if they can borrow it back for a while!
Yes, it places that fear of karma, it all coming back to haunt you if you suddenly do decide to throw out that unwanted candle set that would look absolutely ghastly on the window ledge, or that aaron sweater that not even a weatherman would dare wear these days.
Who'd have thought that an unwanted gift could cause so much worry & conjecture - but it does!
What's the most unwanted present you've ever been bought?
Is it that pair of stripey socks you received off your mum for Christmas?
Saturday, 26 September 2009
So, out came the ladder and into the loft I went to see what else was up there, and don't you just have a "trip back in time" when you go up into the loft or attic whatever you want to call it??
A lot of my old school stuff was in there, stuff like reports, or assignments which I'd forgotten about, even the dreaded school photo was in there, you know the one, where you have spots or freckles, and you just know that powers that be would decide to take the worst photo of your life on a day when you probbly couldn't look any worse if you tried!!
What else was up there?
Lots and lots of records, both 7" singles, 12" singles, and LP's in my vinyl collection that very raely sees the light of day, stuff like the best of ELO or Now That's What I Call Music - Volume 6, wow, stuff like Feargal Sharkey with a A Good Heart, and Queen - One Vision, some belters on here, I think I'll set up a turntable with speakers in the loft so that I can have my own Retro Day soon!!
What else can i see?
Well there is plenty of newspapers that I have saved from important days in history, such as the day we went to war in Iraq, and a copy of the 1966 paper, from the day England won the world cup, okay it was only a replica one, but I remember getting that when I was about 10 years old.
I've even got a few scrapbooks (remember them - may do a seperate blog about them soon, such good fun creating your own scrapbook), this particular one saw a lot of cuttings of the film Superman!!!
I was always a Superman fan rather than a Star Wars fan, it's just the way it was when I was little!
A look across, and towards the back, and a bin bag full of cuddly toys, not of mine, but of the wife's - ahhhh.
Anyway before I embarrass her as to what she had in that bin bag, I'll sign off for the day, I'm sure there's a few stories out there as to what people hold in their loft...
Friday, 25 September 2009
Many cries of "sausage rolls" were heard, and in fact could turn out to be the overall winner, but a close contender is sausage on a stick, or pineapple & cheese on sticks, they really do seem to be a popular choice!
Spring rolls are also high up there, as are Doritos surprisingly, but home made butties also made an appearance in the list too.
Are you getting hungry reading this?
Well the pain is set to continue as food talk continues, as many more have just been mentioned, like mini rolls, yes, mini rolls, the legendary item of any buffet - it's not a buffet if you don't have some mini rolls thrown in!!!
What else is there?
Pizza, yes, people make their own pizza too, and don't forget the dips, they are obviously a must for the buffet too, oh hold on, a new one has come screaming in at number one...homemade fairy cakes!!!
Mmmmmmmm...fairy cakes (in a Homer Simpson stylee!)
So, what's your favourite in a buffet then?
Let me know...
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Is it revenge for all the battering that we give paper in our offices, that one sheet in a pack of 500 suddenly decides to gain his revenge for lots of his mates being screwed up and thrown into a bin, or those that have been shredded into bits and pieces?
I'm sure this is their way of getting back at us, as when it happens, you know it straight away, and then comes the 5 second delay when you look down at your hand, see the slice, and then comes the blood, which no matter if it's a small cut, seems like it's going to never ever stop, and drain your body of your much neede red stuff!
Ay-yay-yay you say as it continues to stream, and normally it's in one of the worst places, you know just on the underneat fold of your finger, or right between them, meaning that you can't touch anything for ages unless you want to give it a glowing red appearance.
As for the worst paper cut, the one where you've just licked an envelope, yes, I can feel the shiver coming across me just thinking about this one, as soon as that slice across the tongue happens - which to me is the rebel envelope of the pack, they are just worse than bits of paper, in fact if I was to compare them to something, paper would be bees that sting you, where as the envelopes would be wasps, you know, they really are bastards of the insect world!
Anyway, that'll do today for today's blog, so watch yourself, health and safety and all that!!
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Okay, here's the deal:
One man, who shall remain nameless, is in a relationship for around five years, but it's a relationship that hasn't really gone anywhere, and just seems to be plodding along as matter of convenience rather than a full out and out love story.
The man makes all the effort to travel over to his girlfriends' house all the time, and very rarely sees the opposite happen the other way round where the girlfriend makes her way to his.
Then five years into the relationship, the man ends up seeing a beautiful woman on a picture of a friend that he works with, and a week later is introduced to that beautiful woman at a works team night out.
He then decides that he likes the look of this beautiful woman and gets talking to her, and wants to see her again, this during a time when he was still with the other woman.
Then three weeks into the newly found relationship, he gets an ultimatum to either finish with the one he's been out with 5 years, or to end the possible relationship with the beautiful woman.
So, he decides that he wants to end the 5 year relationship, and head for new waters, and that's exactly what he did.
Ten years on that decision proved to be the best, as engagement, followed by marriage was the outcome, and right now it's a happily relationship.
Trust though, seems to be a different issue, as the "cheater" tag is always at the back of the good lady's mind, and the fact that as a saying goes, 'a leopard never changes his spots' - which I always battle against as this is a whole different relationship to the one I ended, as that felt just like it had run it's course.
What would you do?
Would you trust someone 100% who had "two-timed" previously, or would you give them a clean slate?
By the way, I trust my wife 100%.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Monday, 21 September 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
Saturday, 12 September 2009
It's a general statement to make I know, but all of us are guilty of hypocrisy, I believe.
Because we all (I'm pretty sure) do things that we raise our eyebrows at others for, for instance, speeding in the car, we all tend to see someone go past us at some stage of driving and think to ourselves "bloody speeder, where's the police when you want them" - and yet we're happy to do the same at a different time, and most probably, if we got caught, we'd say that it was unfair, and that they should be concentrating on other crimes more important than speeding!
Just like when you tut at people who are drunk on the streets having had a big night out, and yet, you have probably done the same, and not given it a minute's thought about annoying other people!
I'm sure there are plenty of examples out there, what do you think?
Are you guilty of being a hypocrite?
Friday, 11 September 2009
Out of respect for the readers on the other side of the water, I'm putting my serious head on for today, and am asking the question on whether you feel safe in 2009, following the events and fall out since that fateful day 8 years ago.
Everyone can remember what they were doing 8 years ago, on the 11th September, it was mid afternoon in the UK, and I recall being at my then girlfriend's house, hearing that a plane had crashed into a tower, and believing it to be in this country, until I saw the footage of what had happened.
It was at that point that the second tower was hit, and the disaster that soon followed was clear for all to see, and distressing to say the least.
This was the first time that national security had been breached in the US, and all of a sudden the world was no longer a safe place to live in.
Since then, we had 7/7 in London, where bombs went off in the capital in a terror attack, and other cities became under attack too.
We are now in 2009, and the question I'm asking is do you feel safe in 2009?
The war in Afghanistan continues but still no resolution is apparent, and soldiers continue to lose their lives in what has become a 'bloody war', which in my opinion should have been over a long time ago.
I myself feel safe in my country as far as terrorist attacks, but that's not to say you don't look over your shoulder at times, or question what people are doing when it looks a bit strange.
What do you think, do you feel safe in your country?
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Last night, a rather bizarre but common place thing happened in bed.
I won't go into sordid details here don't worry, but my head had just hit the pillow after watching tv for the past couple of hours, and I pretty much drifted off to sleep, when suddenly I found myself in dreamland.
Nothing wrong with that I hear you cry, but the next minute I experienced one of those "almost real" moments, you know where you actually feel like you are living the dream, but in reality...hmmm does that make sense?
Well, you know what I mean, anyway, I was convinced an object was about to fall straight on my head and it produced a "real" reaction, when I ducked, but in a horizontal way, yes, imagine lying in bed on your side, and ducking!
It woke me up with a shock, but not half as much as the shock for my other half who I kneed up the bum as I "ducked", that certainly woke her up, and was not best pleased, "What the fuck did you do that for" was the response, only then did I mention my "dream" scenario.
Anyway, after that, we both laughed, but it made me think, there must be more people out there who did this kind of thing unintentionally, so please world, put me out of my misery and tell me you've done that too!