Sunday, April 02, 2006

Greetings

Hey folks, long time no post. Why? Cos the internet keeps swallowing them and I cant be arsed to re-type them all. It happens to us all, but it still sucks.

Also, I got Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion on the day it came out and its awesome and I'm addicted. So, while I've been on the PC a lot, I've not been online much at all. Hmmmm... computer games.

How goes life? Well its good. My job's been extended for as long as I want it, plus I got a pay rise and now work full time. All in all, its everything I wanted. Bonus.

Girlfriend. She's good. I got a major fragile-esque (sorry dude) case of paranoia about her; I was sure I was actually heading for dumpsville this time. Nope, she was just having a rough/ busy week and I was being a big girl. Nevermind. She's lovely, even if she has gone away for a week, so I cant complain.

My mum came back from Prague yesterday. She got me a cool hoody which I will wear out soon and show as many of you as possible.


In other news, the kiddies and I blew of LARP last sunday and did a tabletop. It was very chilled and I had a total blast; As frag said, it was refreshing to not go to LARP for once. Will do it next weekend though. There's also talk of a trip to Bath the weekend after. Could be good. And then there's the Jackals moot the weekend after. I may have to nab cash of the rents for that one but I'm looking forward to it loads; about time I dragged my arse along (I've only been talking about it for a year and half).


Other than that, there's not much going on with me. Will be more active next month once Ive got my first big pay check. The current pay was just enough to keep my liver lubricated and my lungs full of tar. Not good, but thats life.

I'll try and post more frequently. Have fun ya'll.

J.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Cool...

I dont know how I did it, but I did. In the last post there is type, but its invisible unless you run your cursor over it. Cool...

Ahem. Answers on a post card to explain how I, in my infinite stupidity managed to pull that one off.

... And I'm Back!

Soz for my long absense, I dont think anyone bar about three peeps read this (I know who you are and where you live as well), but I hope you haven't missed me.

Got to get this out the way



Bailey --

[adjective]:

Smelling like turnips at all times








I feel I know myself so much better having done those quizzes. Love it.

How am I? Im very good. My no smoking went down in a hail of glory and a half bottle of Gin. That sucks, and everyone keeps nagging me but I'm not really bothered at the moment; I'll find a spine at some point and get on with quitting. For those who nag, thankyou. Its nice to see you care.

FnH is going well; its actually interesting to be in the national plot. Groovy

ATGS is good. I am the human bullet, nuff said really.

The lovely girlfriend is lovely as ever. Shes feeling unwell at the moment. She works at a school and the little buggers are plague-monkeys I swear it. Nevermind. Im ill now because shes ill but its all good. I suprised her the other day with a box of her favourite chocolates to make her feel better. I even got to eat one of them. I felt blessed; shes getting better.

Anyways, hope your all well. See you soon

JB

Friday, January 27, 2006

Whats the Point?

When I lived in dear old Bethnal Green, I had to get my bus back home in the phallic shadow of the Centre Point Tower on the Junction of Oxford Street and New Oxford Street.

Ramalam, in research for his 'Tour of Evil', brought this amusing anecdote to my attention. The Centre Point Tower's basement was 'derelict' all through the 1970's. Why? It was a nuclear bunker rumoured to connect to Euston Tower, Telecom (BT) Tower and Met Office in Holborn via 'Nuke-proof' tunnels under London's street. They were abandoned when it proved they were futile in the face of state of the art Nuclear weapons.

So, taking a relic of post war obsession, what did they turn it into? Thats right, one of our new obsessions! They built a gym under Centre Point Tower. So '90's

Love it...

Friday, January 20, 2006

HERETIC!!! Fetch the porta-pyre

Thanks to Ram for this one. Surprise surprise, I'm a Heretic. And Proud I'd like to add...

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Extreme
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Extreme
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

In other news, the permie job has fallen through. The girl who was leaving has decided not too. She probably got intimidated by my oh so impressive CV. Ahem...

Had to go to one of the Agencies today. I'm sure the girl who ran me through the tests was going for some casual flirting. That amused me no end. Nevermind, she made me a cup of tea. Desperately in need of a job now; maxed out my overdraft. Doh! Me thinks I wont be up to much for a while then.

Hung out with the GF last night. It was nice, just watching the 'Wedding Crashers'. *dopey grin*

tomorrow is three weeks without a cigarette. Chest still hurts and I was expecting more coughing but never mind.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

8 Easy Steps...

Hey folks, hows life?

Feeling quite up-beat at the moment so I thought I'd share :)

Ive spent the last few days sorting out Agencies and stuff so that I can get a job. Also applied for a permenant job that will hopefully come my way. If it does I'm sorted cos its £14.5K starting and no doubt I can pick it back up after my third year. Rock on...

The lovely Girlfriend is still lovely but has a cold. Seeing the plaugey wench tommorow, so no doubt I'll be ill by the weekend as well :)

Started reading Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time'. Its good, although his sentance construction seems a little bizarre at times. I wonder if I've got a German version that's been translated by google? I'm also a little worried that I've started reading yet another series with eight or nine books in it. Its gonna be years before I find the conclusion. That does NOT mean I want to be told it though!

I think Russ has sent my Laptop cable through the post so by next week I will be back to playing WoW. Rock on... I also have some obssesive compulsion to play Medieval Total War. Annoying then that I've lost the disk :s

And in other news, 18 days without a cigarette

Friday, January 13, 2006

Ra Ra Ra... Im so evil...

In the finest tradition of 'the Halberd', I'm stealing things from other peoples blogs. And by other people's I mean Ramalam's...


Bloodthirsty Abhorrent Imp from the Legendary Enchanted Yonder


So true...

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Man of Peace...

I don’t want to go too political with this blog, but I thought I'd present a few facts about Ariel Sharon that don't seem to be getting much attention.

  • 1942 – At the ripe old age of 14, he joins the Haganah, the illegal paramilitary organisation that would later form a core element of the Israeli Defence Force. This organisation was active in both operations against the British forces in the region and the Arab riots of 1929
  • 1948 – At the age of 20 he commanded an infantry company in 1948 war.
  • 1953 – forms, with government sanction, commando unit 101 tasked with retaliatory/ pre-emptive strikes against Palestinian Fedayeen. The unit’s service record is bloody if nothing else. Many Palestinians see this unit's record as one long list of war crimes.
  • 1956 – led the 202nd parachute brigade in the invasion of the Sinai, an action condemned by the UN and both Super-powers. 3000 Egyptians killed or wounded.
  • 1967 – One of three Division commanders on the Sinai front during the Six Day War. 12,000 Egyptians are killed on the Sinai front.
  • 1973 – Returns to military life yet again as a Divisional Commander and fights in the Yom Kippur War. Led the attack across the Suez Canal on 15th October at Deversoir.
  • 1981 – becomes Israeli Defence Minister. Has a fundamental role in sparking the Lebanon war. Sharon also deliberately misled the Israeli cabinet as to the real aims of the operation, citing that he never intended to attack Beirut. The city would be held under siege and artillery bombardment for 70 days. Approximately 18,000 Arabs died in the campaign, including 2500 civilians. 1200 Israeli soldiers were also killed in the occupation that continued well into the year 2000. Not bad for a campaign designed to last 48 hours...
  • 1982 – resigns as defence minister after being found indirectly responsible by a government commission for the September 1982 massacres in the Sabra and Shantilla refugee camps in which more than 700 civilians were killed. Israeli troops sat back and watched as paramilitary forces, which had been armed by the Israeli government, rampaged through the camp under the premise of 'rooting out' the remaining PLO inside.
  • 2000 – Sharon’s visit to the temple mount, in an effort to show continuing Israeli claim to the site, sparks the first Intifada, or Al-Aqsa Intifada, as it is more commonly known. The first Intifada cost over 820 lives, including 166 who were under the age of 18. 30 of the 820 killed were executed by direct political assai nation by Israeli security forces. This ranged from snipers to precision guided missiles. Israeli forces, in response to Palestian activity damaged or destroyed 4000 houses and bulldozed 42,000 acres of land. To date, the 'two' Intifadas have claimed 3763 Palestinian and 993 Israeli lives.Over 41,000 Palestinians have also been injured during the Intifadas and according to UNISEF, 7000 of them were under the age of 18. So far, over 2200 palestinian houses have been destroyed and nearly 14,500 houses damaged.The 2001 Mitchell report concluded that Sharon’s visit was not the cause of the Intifada, a conclusion refuted by Palestinian leaders and academics alike. These figures do not include Palestinian suicide bombers but do include innocent palestinians who were killed during the aforementioned assainations. It should also be stated that no form of due process was carried out before the assasinations, nor were the victims ever allowed to prove their innocence before hand. Just for those interested, that is considered a war crime under the 4th Geneva Convention.
However in February 2001 he was elected as the new Prime Minister of Israel. Isn’t that something?

I would like to state that I don’t take any relish in the man's suffering, nor would I have wished the stroke upon him. However, in what appears to be the last few weeks of his life, we should all take a good hard look at what he has achieved. He certainly has not created a safer Israel, nor has he brought stability to the Middle East. Whoever is chosen to replace him, I hope they are more successful at ending a war that has raged for nearly sixty years.

And I shall go... to another Pub!

Buoyed by last night’s success in the pub (that is success in not smoking, nothing else you filth peddlers), I’m going to the pub again tonight. Unfortunately no one wants to drive, so instead of going to the CAMRA pub of the year for our area, were going to the lame bars in the high street.

However, cos the peeps still want real ale, we're going to the really expensive yet lame pub known as the Oatsheaf. I'm looking forward to jostling with the 'Ted Perry Shirt Gorillas' and whatever token meat bag on legs is standing next to them when I try to get to the bar. I hate Fleet...

Nevermind, the peeps I’m going with are fun so it'll be good. Im gonna stay positive. At least I can ask Lynne if I've actually been fired or not.

The Filth Dragon suggests you conform and celebrate Saturdays with 10 pints of Stella and a fight with a perfect stranger. Curry/ Kebab optional.