Or should that be “I’m Alive!!” ??
Anyway… I thought I should post, just to say I am still here, although fighting off whatever powerful lergy has made all my colleagues Ill for the last month or so…
So whats been going on in my life?
No, seriously! whats been going on? Getting old now, memory not what it was!
Right I suppose I should do some work.
Well I have electricity again thanks to the nice people at the local hospital, who have loaned out one of their backup generators :0)
Gotta love the NHS…
You are sat in the middle of a powercut in a dark candle lit room, watching dvd’s on a laptop, just because you can!
Well it may be nice weather for ducks. but not for humans…
After struggling home through rivers that used to be roads, passed cars abandoned at the side of the road, fallen trees, closed roads, I arrived home to find No electric, and since it had died at about 3pm, all the battery backup lights had run out, so I had an evening of no heat, light, anything.
And this morning I woke up to more the same. Its bad when you turn up to work several hours early to get heat & coffee (mainly coffee)
Well Saturday went differently from planned.
I was supposed to be taking part of a Martial Arts demo at a school fete on Saturday afternoon, but alas it was called off at short notice, so I found myself at a loose end…
But luckily as phoned to let me know the good/bad news he mentioned that he was off with to take Jeff for a walk over the hills, and invited me along..
So a good afternoon was had, Its been years since i went for a walk through the countryside, I’d forgotten how much I used to enjoy it, ok, my legs moaned at me the following day for using them more than I normally do, but it was worth it. Nice walk, nice countryside, nice weather, Nice pint or two later.. And most importantly Jeff…
A strange thing happened to me on the way into the office this morning….
Almost sounds like the start of a cheesy joke.
But. Seriously. Driving into work this morning I got into a game of chicken with a Magpie, and almost lost. (It ended in a draw)
Driving along the welsh countryside, slowly making my way to the office, and I came across some birds in the middle of the road. Now the site of a car zooming along towards them, did what it always does and the birds scattered. Apart from ONE! this one just turned to face the car, and stared at me…
So as the distance got shorter and shorter I kept expecting the bird to flee. but it just stood staring at me. Then Woosh, The car went over the bird, And I looked in the rear view mirror to see if it escaped, and there it was, standing in the same place, it shook the exhaust fumes off its body as it turned to keep staring at me.
Was very strange.
Got to love the welsh weather.
Just finished training in chester where its hot and dry, jump into the car to drive home, and as soon as i got to the “welcome to wales” sign.. Torrential Rain!!
Only in wales :0)
I not posted for a while, so Figure I’ll post some kind of update while waiting for a phone call/email/contact of some form….
So weekend just gone : -
Well went out sat night, had a nice meal in a place where the staff were dressed up as pirates, so got to eat good food, talk random shite with friends, while enjoying the view of some of the waitresses in sexy pirate outfits…
Alas I was injured during saturday mornings training session, (The annoying thing was I almost did not go, due to having to take my car for service, and a feeling of cant be arsedness). Anyway, we were doing some ground work, and in a kind of freespar session at the end my neck got bent forward past its point of normal movement and there was a cracking kinda noise.. And now I have a bad case of whiplash going on. :0(
After hearing a crack in my neck (Not a noise you want to hear) I took a few seconds before moving to check I had feeling in my extremities, and could move everything, Then moved off the mat to double check I was fine, before getting back into the ring as it were. Then at the end the Instructor gave a huge rant, bollocking about people stopping mid spar, and how its crap, and must not be done, you should keep fighting.. and so on.. Personally I believe if you receive an injury that could be serious, the sensible thing to do is check yourself out before continuing to fight and make it worse..
Well back to work for a bit…
LJ’s gone all weird and my site styles been corrupted….
To the point pages will not load…
Time to sit back, and find a new style…
I saw this on a friends LJ, It looks nice, simple and safe.
Type “[your name] likes to” into Google and list ten things the Internet thinks you like to do.
Oh but it gets worrying…
Wayne likes to relax by seducing pensioners.
Wayne likes to go deeper.
Wayne likes to eat his meals from a dog dish with chop sticks.
Wayne likes to rub fabulous feasts in the faces of the uninvited.
Wayne likes to say that his job is to help people catch fish by design, not by accident.
Wayne likes to say, “We’re in the business of helping others help others.”
Wayne likes to share his knowledge with others.
Wayne likes to hang out behind the band overlooking the DuPont Circle underpass.
Wayne likes to challenge his audiences to think outside the norm and to truly consider how and why they operate the way they do.
I found this on someones LJ, and thought I’d see how bad I scored…
10 ways to tell you’re a geek:
1. You have a smartphone: Technically Yes, I own one but don’t use it. It was a gift from a client.
2. You have a laptop: Yes.
3. You have a travelling USB cable “just in case”: Yes. But only to recharge my mp3/gps/stuff
4. You understand WEP keys: Yes.
5. You have more than one device capable of playing MP3′s: Yes, mp3 player, GPS, PDA, Phone, etc…
6. You have a flickr account: NO! Thank The gods!!!
7. You have a t-shirt from think geek: Nope, None
8. You can still remember how to program in an 8 bit basic: Yes..
10. You have a thorough understanding of at least 1 sci fi programme: Yes, but only due to having a mind that stores pointless information.
8/10 Not too bad I suppose..
Right.. Time for food….