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It's been a while [Oct. 27th, 2008|04:03 pm]
[Current Location |At home]
[mood |happyhappy]
[music |A Thin Lizzy medly]

But I have finally posted here again.

Here is the news

Cut because it's boring.....Collapse )

That's all folks, more may appear as I find time and things take my interest.

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Just because everybody else seems to be doing it..... [Feb. 24th, 2008|08:09 am]
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[Current Location |At home]
[mood |blahblah]
[music |Metallica]

+ Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
+ Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
+ Post them here for everyone to guess.
+ Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
+ NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.

Answers in bold
1. XXX -
Hancock. I've got lunatics laughing at me from the woods. My original plan has been scuppered now that the jeeps haven't arrived. My communications are completely broken down. Do you really believe any of that can be helped by a cup of tea?
     YYY - Couldn't hurt, sir.
       A Bridge too far

2. XXX - Well. We'll see what the man's sellin'. THEN we'll shoot him.
    YYY - Good plan.
       Secondhand Lions

3. Well, if four of anything come at me at one time, you might lend a fist. Up until that I can pretty well take care of myself.
        Paint your wagon  

4. Everybody gotta die some time, Red.

5. XXX - Only kin's allowed in here.
    YYY - Alice, are you blind? Don't you see the family resemblance? That's my brother.
       Remember the Titans

6. Well, they've got a very good bass section, mind, but no top tenors, that's for sure.
       ZULU!  Well done  matgb 

7. Someday I think you and I are going to have a serious disagreement.
       Last of the Mohicans

8. Those giraffes you sold me, they won't mate. They just walk around, eating, and not mating. You sold me... queer giraffes. I want my money back.  Gladiator, spotted by granjero 

9. XXX - Money is the world's curse.
    YYY - May the Lord smite me with it. And may I never recover.
       Fiddler on the roof

10. She's rude sarcastic. You two should get along.
       Lake Placid (so bad I think it's good)

11. Do you leave a light on after bedtime? Because I get a little scared in the dark sometimes. If it's a strange place.
       The Green Mile

12. Forty years I been asking permission to piss. I can't squeeze a drop without say-so.
        from The Shawshank Redemption     big_blue_bear   got this!

13. I once fought two days with an arrow through my testicle.
       from Kingdom of Heaven      big_blue_bear  got this too!

14. XXX - I hate you!
      YYY - Good.  That is a perfect way to start.

15. XXX - Ah, now that's what I call a hell of a man!
      YYY - Aye, I like his dog too.
       The Longest Day

There you are, nothing to complicated as I am a man of simple tastes.....or was that a simple man with no taste?
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Royal Bloody Mail my arse! [Feb. 13th, 2008|05:19 pm]
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[Current Location |At home]
[mood |annoyedannoyed]
[music |None, kids are home]

Now I would just like to point out that I have no objection to paying customs dues on items I buy on-line from overseas. In fact I am quite happy to pay it so long as it is a fair and balanced amount. This does not however, extend to the Royal Mail charging me £8 handling! How exactly do the handle it any different you may ask....WELL THEY DON'T BLOODY WELL DELIVER IT FOR A START!!!!

So, a £3.92 VAT charge for a $45 item ended up costing me £11.92, plus my time and petrol to go and collect it. I can only assume that the note shoved through the door by the postman is made from some amazing rare tree found only in a small region deep within the amazon rain-forest, which is carefully cut down and lovingly turned into Royal Mail notes by a family of South American Indians, this being a skill passed down from generation to generation.

Or maybe it's a scheme by some fat suit working for Royal Mail to rip off the general public. It appears that the charge has gone up to £8 quite recently. From how much you may ask? From £4, which is a big f*****g increase in anybodies books. Hmm, how exactly are they still making a loss then?

Anyway, Royal Mail are now on my "Bunch of Bastards who need hanging up by their testicles and whipping with stinging nettles" list. Please note, this is not aimed at the postman him or her self, but the overpaid suits who decide this sort of thing and then sit back on their big fat salaries and collect their bonuses each year.

Now, I am going to rugby training, where I can take out my anger on a bunch of 14 year old kids! :-)
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Mud glorious mud! [Jan. 7th, 2008|08:25 am]
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[Current Location |At home drinking TEA!]
[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |None yet]

Well No2 son (Michael) played rugby again yesterday. Following the delightful weather we have had lately the pitch was ever so slightly muddy......well, to be honest it was very, very muddy. It was a bit of a grudge match, Michael plays for Exeter Chiefs and they were playing Exeter Saracens. They played them earlier in the season and were royally stuffed 50 points to nil. Following that game 2 of the Chiefs so-called best players left to join the Saracens in a sort of sneaky "we aren't going to tell you, we'll just stop coming to Chiefs training" way. My view is that they have been no great loss as the team is playing better without them.

Anyway, yesterday both teams played very well and at half time the Chiefs were 5 nil up. The second half saw the Saracens make use of their vast number of subs, they made 10 changes, and they piled the pressure on the Chiefs who defended very well. The score went to 5 all and it looked like the Sarries were going to score again, but the pack nicked the ball at a scrum and the scrum half (about 4' tall but a very good player) broke away and the Chiefs backs supported well and scored under the posts, followed by an easy conversion. The scores were now 12-5 to the Chiefs. The Sarries came back very strong but ran into a solid defence again. With less than 2 minutes to go they got another try out on the right wing, but couldn't convert it so needed another score to win as they were still 12-10 behind. The Chiefs held out though and won the game. They have won their last 2 games now, both against very good sides, so hopefully they can keep it going.

The main point of this post is to show you this, one slightly muddy child. He was happy though and played very well again. Next week they are playing Tavistock in Tavistock, so an early morning beckons on Sunday.
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The boy is better [Dec. 3rd, 2007|03:19 pm]
[Current Location |At home]
[music |Iron Maiden]

Michael (aka No2 son) played his first full rugby match since his operation and seems to have made a full recovery.   He has spent all his time with the Exeter Chiefs Under 14's training to be a back (ie one of the blokes who runs about a lot), but Sunday saw neither of the 2nd rows turn up so Michael was drafted into the forwards (ie the blokes who push and shove a lot).  Considering the fact that he has never played as a forward, let alone a 2nd row HE PLAYED A BLINDER!  :-)

He was man of the match, despite them losing, and all of the coaches congratulated him on how well he had played.  The forwards coach told him that he was now a 2nd row and the other two lads will have to play themselves back into the team.  Even the other teams coach mentioned him to the Exeter coach.  He is as happy as a happy person can be, while I have had to pay him £5.  He gets £5 for a try and £5 if he's man of the match.  If he keeps on improving like this it could be an expensive season for me.   It worth it though, he's done really well all things considered. 
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New Tooth is here [Nov. 9th, 2007|04:11 pm]
[Current Location |Home again]
[music |None, I'm about to watch the Green Mile]

Well, it's in anyway.  It was stuck in at midday and I was not to eat or drink for at least 2 hours, at least thats what the attractive dentist lady said in her sexy Polish accent.  It's a hit with my wife anyway, apparently much nicer than the gradually going black dead tooth I had before. 

Anyway, I'm off to have something to eat now as I missed my lunch (which, to be honest, won't hurt me as I'm a fat b....loke!).
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Stupid Tooth [Nov. 4th, 2007|12:30 am]
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[Current Location |Home again at last]
[music |none as its late and they are all asleep]

On Thursday I had the dubious pleasure of going to get a crown fitted to the dead tooth I have.  This took 45 minutes, a bit of pain and a large (£194) dent in my cash.  The dentist then fitted a temporary crown, which will be replaced with the proper one on Friday this week.

Except the temporary crown is currently sat in front of me with a big split down one side.  I have done as I was told, being very careful with it.  In fact I have been living on soup and other such soft foods since Thursday.  So why has this happened?   I have no idea except that it's a stupid tooth.

Of course, no dentists are open tomorrow, so I am stuck with a big hole in the front of my mouth that should have a tooth in it.

Not happy.  That pretty much describes my state of mind.  Plus I had to pick up No1 son from an Enter Shikari concert in Plymouth.  I look like a prize fighter who came off worst in his last fight.

Stupid Tooth!
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [Oct. 29th, 2007|02:37 pm]
[Current Location |At home]
[music |Disturbed - 10,000 Fists]

Good things from the last couple of weeks include meeting snapesbabe and shrublette, seeing matgb again after a long break, sorting out some stuff that has needed doing for too long and getting smiles from my wife for doing things without her asking.  It doesn't happen very often as I just don't see things as she does, to her it's dirty, to me it's fine!  Anyway, I got a surprised "oh, you already cleaned the kitchen" and then a cuddle and kiss, so we were both happy. 

Bad things.  Well, spent too much money again.  No1 son (the 6' 1" target of shrublette's cushion attacks) had his 16th birthday, which wasn't cheap.  Then, yesterday, it was decided by Tina that No2 son's (the one with hair, lots of hair) bedroom needed rearranging.  To me this always seems to be an excuse for cleaning the bits of a room that never get seen, like behind the wardrobe.  Anyway, said wardrobe promptly fell apart and had to be replaced by 2 chests of drawers???  Yes, I'm as confused as you are.  Anyway, yesterday was then spent driving around until we found said chests of drawers, then buying them (financial ouch) and transporting them home so we could put them together.  Except all the tools were at my step-daughters, so out we go again and then come back to put them together.  They are solid wood and well constructed.  8 screws in each drawer, plus dowell's and glue.  Much better than the wardrobe.  Anyway, she likes it, he likes it and I have to pay for it at the end of the month.  And we have had to tax the car, which isn't cheap dammit!

Ugly thing is this, which I find sickening.  I don't expect the pathetic individual responsible for the death of this animal will ever be found, but I hope he gets his just rewards.  What enjoyment is there in killing such a rare creature and mounting its head on a wall?  It's so bloody pathetic that I am saying nothing more about it here. 

Anyway, that's about it for my ramblings today.  I'm off out to play with toy soldiers again tonight, so all of you behave while I'm gone. 
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Another month passes [Oct. 19th, 2007|10:31 pm]
[Current Location |Going out]
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

and I have still done sod all really. I am off to the christening of my latest grandchild on Sunday. 3 grandchildren by the age of 38 was not in the plan, but marry an older woman with older kids and everything changes. No2 son is recovering well after his op, but the schools are off this week which means he is at home all week annoying me. At least his brother had the common sense to organise going away with the Air Cadets for the week.

Please note, I am not, in any way whatsoever, complaining about marrying an older woman. I am probably the happiest married man you will ever meet and she still makes me go "PHOOAARRRR" when ever I see her.

Oh, the central heating has packed up, so it's not nice and warm here....in fact it's quite chilly in the morning. I have bled all the radiators, but it wasn't that as there was no airlocks in them. Mr Plumber is coming on Monday so I hope its not going to get colder this weekend.

It is now 22:45 and my darling wife and I are going to Tesco's. Stupid 24 hour opening!
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IT'S BENIGN! [Sep. 24th, 2007|09:36 am]
[Current Location |At home]
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]
[music |Iron Maiden]

I have (finally) heard back from the consultant and Michael's tumour was benign! Ecstatic does not cover it really.

That is all, it's going to be a good day.
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