Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Entire Act of Sorrow" by Taylor Mali




This amazing poet's wife had cancer and committed suicide. The words he uses here are truly profound and let you into his own private hell. Absolutely spell binding.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Firefest 2007

Tyketto - 27th October 2007

Nottingham Rock City.

I was there (although this is not my footage). They were fantastic and there was a great atmosphere.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Bon Jovi, O2 Dome

Footage I shot at the O2 Dome, London. Bon Jovi opened the Arena. This is an edited version of clips I took. They are too big to upload.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wings

"If Alcoholism is an illness..... It's the only illness that comes with Buffalo Wings"

Monday, June 04, 2007

Derby Day 2007

I went to Epsom on Saturday to watch the Derby. Frankie Dettori screamed past us on Authorised to win his first Derby in 15 attempts. I was left cursing the fact I hadn't gone 'each-way' on Eagle Mountain. I had bet on it to win and the beast came second.
Here's footage from my camera.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Earthquake in Kent

FOLKESTONE/DOVER EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Folkestone & Dover in the early hours of Saturday Its epicenter was in Folkestone. Victims were seen wandering around aimlessly, muttering "Faaackinell".

The tremor decimated the area causing approximately £30 worth of damage.

Several priceless collections of mementos from Majorca and the Costa del Sol were damaged beyond repair.

Three areas of historic burnt out cars were disturbed. Many locals were woken well before their giros arrived.

Invicta FM reported that hundreds of residents were confused and bewildered and were still trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting had happened in Folkestone.

One resident - Tracy Sharon Smith, a 15-year-old mother of 5 said, "It was such a shock, my little Chardonnay-Mercedes come running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two,Tyler-Morgan and Victoria Storm slept through it all. I was still shaking when I was skinning up and watching Jeremy Kyle the next morning."

Apparently looting, muggings and car crime were unaffected and carried on as normal.

The British Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4,000 crates of Sunny Delight to the area to help the stricken locals.

Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings, including benefit books, jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at Argos and Bone China from Poundland.


HOW CAN YOU HELP?

This appeal is to raise money for food and clothing parcels for those unfortunate enough to be caught up in this disaster.

Clothing is most sought after - items most needed include:

-Fila or Burberry baseball caps

-Kappa tracksuit tops (his and hers)

-Shell suits (female)

-White sport socks

-Rockport boots and any other items usually sold in Primark.

-Food parcels may be harder to come by, but are needed all the same.


Required foodstuffs include:

Microwave meals, Tins of baked beans, Ice cream, Cans of Colt 45 or Special Brew.

-22p buys a biro for filling in the compensation forms.

-£2 buys chips, crisps and blue fizzy drinks for a family of 9.

-£5 buys B&H and a lighter to calm the nerves of those affected.


***Breaking news***

Rescue workers found a girl in the rubble smothered in raspberry alco-pop.
'Where are you bleeding from?' they asked, "Aylesham" said the girl, "wossit gotta do wiv you?"

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Monday, March 12, 2007

Life's too Short

I watched 'Nacho Libre' with Jack Black this weekend. Oh...my....God.

I like Jack Black but that film was poor, poor, poor.




Why didn't someone tell me!
I paid £3.95 on pay-to-view for that... err that's about 7 dollars buddy.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Stairway to Heaven?


My new hobby is taking Photos... Do you like this? The path to Heaven? Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Daybreak

This is the view from my bathroom window at sunrise. You have to have 10x zoom eyes or a camera.... but you get my point. Beautiful

Monday, November 13, 2006

I think I wet myself..
















I think the funniest thing I have seen recently is this website - www.costumedogs.com .
I find it absolutely hilarious to see the pooches dressed up for...... general piss taking, I assume.

Pray for them.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Margate..full of class















This is the classy side to Margate, where I work now. Imagine the excitement when people see this arriving for their weekend of fun.

One word..... SHITHOLE Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Richard Dawkins on BBC News

I am reading this mans book and he echoes everything I have thought for a while.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dallas Cowboys Christmas '86, Part 2

Good Ol' Days.... Bad Ol' Taste

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Friday, August 04, 2006

Friday, July 07, 2006

One year on...

A year ago today, after enjoying the news that London had been given the 2012 Olympics, suicide bombers struck at the heart of the Capital's transport system. Londoners showed their steely resolve and have not let the word 'terror' affect them at all.
That is the way it should be.
.
Don't let terrorists win by letting them terrorise you.
52 Victims had their lives snuffed out.
I hope they are resting in peace. We will remember them today at 12 noon with a two minute silence.


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Monday, July 03, 2006

Utter Dejection

Once again England crash out of a major tournament on a Penalty Shoot-out. I feared this would happen at the beginning of the World Cup and voila, here we sit, dejected and eliminated.
A big hoo-harr about Ronaldo winding up Rooney is irrelevant. If England can keep 11 men on the pitch then we would stand a chance of winning before the dreaded penalties. Rooney is an angry young scouser who needs to reign himself in a bit and grow up. If he wasn't a gifted footballer then he'd no doubt be stealingcars in Merseyside and counting up the ASBO's he gets.
Oh well... end of an era.
At least me and my friend now know it is not our 'fault'. We believed there was a jinx when we watched games together. We have experianced the misery together too many times and so thought it was our fault. This time we watched the games seperately... same old England misery... not our fault.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Oh Say can you see...

America, you may not think too much of 'soccer' but one thing that should impress is the way the Anthems are sung before the World Cup games.

We have the tradition of letting the fans get on with singing their own anthems rather than a tricked up 'celebrity' butchering the nations song.

I hope at the next Superbowl or big sporting occasion you can follow the lead and put a stop to the insane warbling from the overpayed muppet sent out to ruin your anthem.






Now, wasn't that true passion?.......not to mention short.



I rest my case... I mean, for Gods sake.. really

Friday, June 09, 2006

Rest in Pieces

I'd hate to see what 'Virgins' are waiting in hell for you, limp-dick

Hate Football?..leave the Country

It's here! The whole world has been whittled down to 32 Nations competing for the biggest prize in football.

I am soooooooooo excited.

BELIEVE.... Come ON ENGLAND!!!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

HNT 16 revisited


Half Nekkid Thursday # 16(4)

A revisited HNT to mark a comeback. I published this one before but there are so many new HNT'ers out, I thought I'd share.

Stay Hard

Friday, June 02, 2006

You sir.... are an ass!

Another Article from the legend Gordon Keith


By GORDON KEITH


Lloyd Bentsen, influential Texas politician, died the other day at the age of 85.

He was probably best known to our generation as the man who put down Dan Quayle in a 1988 vice presidential debate. Quayle, fending off criticisms of his age (he was 41), mentioned in the debate that he was as old as President John F. Kennedy when Kennedy took office. A haughty Bentsen shot back, "Senator, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine, and you, sir, are no Jack Kennedy." Bada bing! Them smarts.

Yesterday, after mourning really hard, I became curious. What are some of the other debate zingers in America's glorious past? So I slogged through YouTube.com and pulled some of the more memorable comebacks, one-liners and hearty rejoinders from our ugly political history.


George Washington vs. John Adams (1789)
Washington: I ask for your vote, not so I can win, so I can serve.
Adams: Yeah, why don't you serve some of this. (Vulgar hand motion.)


Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen Douglas (1860)
Lincoln: And if Stephen Douglas is elected, I fear where this country is headed.
Douglas: If you get elected I fear your looks. What are you, like 6-foot-12? Grow a mustache, stop creeping everybody out and shut the hell up.


Franklin Roosevelt vs. Thomas Dewey (1944)
FDR: And if I am elected to a fourth term, I will carry America out of this world war and into prosperity!
Dewey: Let's work on being able to walk first before we carry anybody, OK?


John F. Kennedy vs. Richard Nixon (1960)
Kennedy: On college campuses across our great land, there is one name of hope on the lips of our future, and that is John F. Kennedy.
Nixon: Well, they may say John F. Kennedy, but I say F. John Kennedy. Boo-yah! (Nixon dances in place as crowd hisses.)


Bob Dole vs. Bill Clinton (1996)
Dole: I feel that tax-and-spend economics will not work on any level, and the American people deserve a president who understands conservative economics.
Clinton: Just say it. I could nail your wife. Say it. (The men chest-bump and stare each other down as Jim Lehrer attempts to separate them.)



Wouldn't it be more civil if we just elected our president American Idol style?
Seacrest: And now to sing from the Nelly catalog, here's Wesley Clark and Condoleezza Rice with "Tilt Ya Head Back" ...
Voter turnout would be a hell of a lot higher.


Gordon is a genius and writes for Quick in Dallas and works on The Ticket, Sports Radio there too.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Bon Jovi Farce

Soon til we see the Rock Gods again.......



We'll have the tickets now Mr Ticketmaster ya bastards.
It's only been booked 6 months. You think they'd get the paperwork sorted by now.
Some fans have booked holidays around the gigs but can't leave home because the tickets haven't arrived.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Eurovision

We have strange traditions in Britain. Pantomime is one which, if I had time to explain would knock your socks off America. The other is sitting down in front of the TV every year to watch the absurdity that is - The Eurovision Song Contest.

It is a parade of European countries in ridiculous oufits with mad dance routines and retro-rock and pop melodies all performing to an audience Europe-wide who then tele-vote for the best. You can't vote for your own country.

This year the highlights included a middle-aged white rapper with Britney Spears look-a-likes prancing around for the UK.
A hellish Rock act of monsters from Finland who eventually won.
A bunch of suits from Latvia yelling ' we are the Winners of Eurovision, vote for us' as part of their lyrics with little regard for a tune.
My favourites were the Germans who had a nice little Country song and were dressed like Cowboys and reminded me of Chevy Chase, Steve Martin et al in the Three Amigos...... I did mention this was the German entry....Bizarre.


This is Daz Sampson, the UK's entry. Call me mad but I quite like it..... It's also strangely arousing.


Monday, May 22, 2006

Da Vinci Code

An article by Gordon Keith. Check out Gordo's website and his Columns at Dallas 'Quick' magazine


'Da Vinci Code' is so crazy, it just may work
By GORDON KEITH

Two years ago in a sunlit office on the West Coast ...

"Jennifer, could you send in Ron Howard please?" Bob turns to Pete. "Pete, you realize that this is Potsy, that little kid from Barney Griffith?"

"Really?" The two men settle into the couch under a Kandinsky print. "I'll be damned."

"Yeah. He's sensitive about it, so don't bring it up."

The door opens. Ron Howard is all smiles, buckteeth and bald head.
"Howard, good to see you! Sit down, sit down. Cocaine?"

"No thanks."

"Well, we have read the script for The Da Vinci Code, and we just love it. Don't we Bob?"

"Absolutely, Pete."

"Great stuff. Really great stuff," Bob says. "Now, we haven't really read the script, but we are familiar with your other films. Why don't you tell us what this one is about?"

Ron Howard is a little taken aback. "It's about hidden clues in the paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci that point all the way back to a conspiracy surrounding Jesus Christ," he says.

"Perfect, just perfect! Who does Jesus kill to get the paintings back?" Bob says.
"No one," Ron says.

"OK. I see, I see. He has them stolen from Him! By who? Carjackers?" Pete asks.

"No. Jesus is simply the backdrop of a present day mystery set in Europe," Ron says.

"People have heard of Jesus, so we get some great name recognition right there," says Bob. "But –and this is just talking you understand – couldn't we make sure we have a few explosions in there?"

"Maybe from carjackers," Pete adds.

"Perfect Pete," says Bob, "and since Jesus is from the Middle East, we should definitely put some terrorists in there!"

"But hot terrorists. I'm thinking Heath Ledger, with Ashton Kutcher as a wisecracking sidekick. And they are after Jesus' paintings because they heard he dissed them at a party."

"Yes! A party for 9/11 victims."

"What?" Ron says.

"Or maybe, since he is Jesus and all, an orphanage party, but we need something a little more hip than Leonardo Divinci. I am just thinking out loud here, but how about Kayne West?"

"Perfect, Bob!" says Pete. "Kayne West is an artist, say from Detroit, but instead of painting, he raps! Jesus hears that hot terrorist carjackers are going to shut down the 9/11 orphanage in Detroit, so he has a rap-off with Kayne West to keep the orphanage going and get his paintings back."

"What do you think, Ron?"

"You're both out of your minds. In the book, Jesus marries Mary Magdalene and they have a child whose offspring exists in France today."

Bob and Pete stare at Ron, then each other.

"Come on now, Ron. Let's not get crazy."

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Superfly

My job is to make specs but I would struggle to get new lenses into these.

The scientists that invented these wanted to make the fly see that he was, indeed, landing on shit rather than steak.

Read more here

Monday, May 15, 2006

Just Like my Dreams..

The FA Cup Final 2006 - My heart was broken by Steven Gerrard in the last minute of normal time when he thumped in the equalising goal.



The strain my body goes through on these emotional and tense games is really unbelievable.
You have to experience it to believe the Passion that is flowing through your veins.

I suspect I have much more heartache to follow this June with the World Cup. Gerrard better perform like that for England. To make matters worse, his strike in the final seconds stopped me winning £100 from the bookies.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Come on you Irons


I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.
They fly so high,
they reach the sky
and like my dreams,
they fade and die.
Fortunes always hiding,
I looked everywhere.
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

C'MON YOU IRONS!!!!

West Ham United are in the FA Cup Final this Saturday.
I am sooooo excited. It's been 26 years since I last saw them in a major final.
There's been a lot happen in that time but my love for the Hammers will never die.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Like S**t off a Shovel

Revolutionary jet engine tested

A new jet engine designed to fly at seven times the speed of sound appears to have been successfully tested.

The scramjet engine, the Hyshot III, was launched at Woomera, 500km north of Adelaide in Australia, on the back of a two stage Terrier-Orion rocket.
Once 35km up, the Hyshot III fell back to Earth, reaching speeds analysts hope will have topped Mach 7.6 (9,000 km/h).


It is hoped the British designed Hyshot III will pave the way for ultra fast, intercontinental air travel.


An international team of researchers is presently analysing data from the experiment, to see if it was a full success.

The scientists had just six seconds to monitor its performance before the £1m engine crashed into the ground.

Rachel Owen, a researcher from UK defence firm QinetiQ, which designed the scramjet, said it looked like everything had gone according to plan.


Will there still be time to serve tea?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

That's Amori

I'm back and then I'll be gone again. Too busy to blog....
take what you can get kids.

This is Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy.


Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Celebration

A young man stumbles into a pub and tells the barman to line up seven shots of Jack Daniels.
He downs them all one after the other.
"Wow!" exclaims the barman, "What was that for?"
"I had my first blow-job" the young man replies.
"Well, in that case a bottle of champagne is on the house" the barman offers.
"That's Ok" says the customer, "If seven Jack Daniels doesn't get rid of the taste then nothing will."

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Geek Sex

Scientists, no doubt who are single, have calculated a formula for your optimum sexual performance time.

AL / T + 10 x AG / SF x G = ST

AL = alchohol units per week
AG = Age
SF = Sexual frequency per week
G = Gender 1.5 female, 2.0 male
T = Sex time preference 1.5 morning, 2.0 evening

add or subtract ST to 6am for your horniest time.

It's 10.40am ..... how about it?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Better late than never

It sounds like somebody has got their fingers burnt.

President George W Bush has warned the US must break its "addiction" to oil, in his State of the Union address.
He said the US was too reliant on oil, often from "unstable" countries, and had to find alternatives.


It would also be better for this planets climate if you researched something alternative, George, not just because you realised you can't fight the 'unstable' world when things arent going your way.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Pah!

I'm going to see Rock gods, Bon Jovi for the umpteenth time this summer.

More exciting than seeing the boys is the thrill of seeing the first concert at the NEW Wembley stadium. I saw the last gig there, by Bon Jovi also, and when we booked up for the first one June 11th then I was so happy....

... then an email hits Big Dipper Central,
"be the first to witness history" it said,
"see Bon Jovi at the first ever Wembley gig".
That's me I thought
"New date added" it said
"Saturday 10th June"..
cough. Excuse me!!!

They have only gone and added a date before the one I paid £75 for.
What's worse is that leaving Wembley on a Sunday night will be so much hassle for the next day at work and school for the kids. Saturday would have been so much better.

The die-hard fans booked tickets straight away and are rewarded with the second(!) gig at the new Wembley...

On a brighter note, Bon Jovi survived a plane drama last week... at least there will be a gig to see, that's if the builders get the work done in time.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Whale meat again.


What a lot of fuss we had over here regarding the whale who swam up the Thames. She was obviously distressed and ill and didn't benefit from the 'help' that the rescuers gave her.

The reporters on Friday clambering around in boats and ,without any sense of irony at all, claiming the whale was 'distressed by the attention' did nothing to ease the poor things discomfort.

All in all, I think we made a 'pigs ear' of the whole episode.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Worrying

I heard that 80% of road accidents are within 10 miles of where you live..........

I'm thinking of moving.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

If Music be the Food of Love....

Hello, bloggers.

I'm back in England and back to work. I am refreshed from the Christmas break in Texas. There was great 70 to 80 degree weather when we left and cc-cold snowy weather when I got home.







Well done to Vince Young and the Longhorns in last nights Rose Bowl. He has awesome potential. Let's hope he ends up at the Cowboys.

Monday, December 26, 2005

I got Game

We are off to the American Ailines Centre tonight to watch the Dallas Mavericks play. Yay!
Suzy bought me tickets for Christmas to match the Cowboy tickets she got me last year.

It's gonna be great. I've never been to a basketball game before, I'm so excited.



This was the view on Christmas morning. Beautiful sun through Pecan trees. It turned out to be 70 degrees and like a summer day.


Saturday, December 24, 2005

Santa Claus is coming..

A question for all the Americans amongst you...

Why do you add the tax onto prices after you purchase them? We have 17.5% tax added into the price of goods in Britain and so when it says on the label, 30 pounds (damn American keyboard doesn't have a pound sign on it!) then it means 30 pounds.
Here in America, if the tag says $20 then that means you pay something stupid, like $21.32 (whatever) and you get bucket loads of coins as change.
The American economy could benefit from having tax worked into the prices so that if you buy something from a dollar shop it actually costs a dollar! and you don't have to make so many quarters and dimes to give people in change.

Anywho.. Merry Christmas y'all and I'll see you on the other side of a huge turkey dinner. We bought our own crackers (not familiar with crackers? I'll tell ya later) They don't sell crackers in Texas so we risked smuggling explosives(!) onto the plane.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Baby, It's Cold Outside.

It's 74 degrees F here in Texas and we chose the hot day to travel to the Gaylord Texan Hotel to see 'Ice' , a collection of ice sculptures kept in 9 below zero temperatures. It was very impressive and the hotel is so big... Evertything bigger in Texas.










We went to see King Kong. He dies in the end.... which is just as well because for one minute, there, it looked like we were heading for a beastiality flick!




Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Shopping til I'm dropping.


Christmas countdown continues. The sun is out today. There is a real drought here in this part of Texas.
There has only been 0.08" of rain in the Dallas area and the authorities are on fire alert.

It rained yesterday but that was just light derrr-rizzle.
We went to Best Buy and Target yesterday and a shopping mall the day before.

It amazes me how 'empty' the shops are. Compared with English shops in the run up to Christmas, the mall are quite. It is much more fun shopping here at Xmas time than in hustling, bustling England.
I'm sure as I speak that there are cases of trolley-rage hitting the UK as the tension heats up at home.

Have a nice day, y'all.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Lazy Sunday

It was a catch-up weekend. Catch up on sleep.
Saturday night we went to visit some friends of Jim. Jim lives with Suzy's mum and it was his son-in-laws suprise birthday in Colleyville, North of Fort Worth.

It was weird going to a suprise party for someone you don't know. We ended up chatting 'soccer', Royal Family and having to dispell the myth that 'Rock School' with Gene Simmons was a true reflection on UK education.

I spent all day Sunday watching NFL. The Cowboys put in a stinko performance and I wished I'd gone with Suzy to watch Narnia at the cinema.

Off to the Mall today. The weather is grey and chilly.... just like home. A truly hospitable welcome by the Texans......supplying British weather for us, how kind of them.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Yee Harr!!

I have arrived safe and sound. The jet-lag has been taken care of with an 11 hour sleep-fest.

On the plane I watched Goal, which is a slightly cheesy football film set in Newcastle and involves an inconcievable rags to riches story. Big Dipper Star rating ***

The 40 yearold Virgin was laugh out loud funny but with a lot of swearing and heavy sex references, including beastiality, it did make me wonder what would happen if the kids weren't able to sit within censoring distance of us. BD stars = ****

Then I watched Batman Begins which was... ho hum. Better than some Batman films but not my cup of tea really. BD stars = ***

I didn't watch Mrs Hendersons Presents or A Cinderella Story. The latter being praised by Sooz as a great film which, for a boxing film, must have been good to get her vote. Sooz Stars = *****

The DFW new International Terminal is very impressive. Absolutely huge but .. empty. Because it was so large it seems like our plane was the only arrival in one of the largest airports in the country.

The taxi driver was a Matthew McMCounaghy sound-a-like. He was very entertaining and a very laid back soul who was dreaming of winning the lottery and chilling out by the coast.
He promised that whoever was in his viechle when he found out he wins would be very lucky people. Needless to say he the good news never filtered through.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I'm leaving on a jetplane...

Off to DFW tomorrow morning so this is my last post before I get to the Land of the Free(refills).

I'm not keen on flying. Hurtling through the air at 600mph in a tube for 10 hours is not my idea of fun but hey.... it's better than hurtling through the air in a tube at 900mph towards the ground for 2 minutes!

I'll see y'all on the other side.. of the pond

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

My Next Purchase

I'm thinking of getting one of these keyboards....
If they can just get a mouse I can easily use with my left hand then I'm sorted.

Texas Xmas


God's own country.... I'm on my way.

Heading out to Texas this Friday. A Texas Ex-mas at the mother-in-laws.

She is a very kind lady who is very generous to us. She is always pleased to see her grand-children (Suzy's kids)

My children stay with their mum back here in England. It makes my heart sink that I don't get to see them around Christmas. We will have them to stay over when we get back and they can have some great American prezzies that we bring back for them.


Anyway y'all. Keep an eye out for pictures of our Texas Christmas and blogging from America.


You may have noticed.... I'M BACK.

I installed a wireless ADSL Router at work so I am able to get blogging when times are slack. This time of year it is VERY slack. *yawn*

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Blog Slacker

Hi, People. x

Sorry I have been neglecting the blog. I have a wireless ADSL connection to set up at work. Just waiting for the line to be Broadbanded. Soon buddies...soon.

It's all go at work...not as bad as I thought but very hectic at times.

I'll get blogging again soon.... promise

Stay Hard

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ice, ice baby

I went ice-skating this weekend.
It was part of Joe's, Sooz's youngest, birthday suprise.

They have set an ice rink up in Somerset House, London.
It is outside but luckily the snow and rain held off.



I can't skate but by the end of the hour I had fallen just twice, the second time a spectacular controlled flat-on-my-back fall.
I was moving well in the end. It frustarates me that I can't do something so I kept practising and figured, as long as I didn't lean backwards then I was fairly safe. It worked and I was quite proud of myself in the end.



Work is almost set-up now. I just need the broadband to make it half acceptable. The other half was left in beautiful Canterbury. I am missing it a lot. Ho and indeed, Hum.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

I'm Alive

Hi Blogging buddies and other wonderful, lovely people who read this.

I have set up in my new work place but still no Broadband so this blog is really suffering. Sorry.

I'll leave you with a joke and hopefully I will be back Half Nekkid next week.

Two elephants fell off a cliff.... Boom, Boom!


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Busy Bee

No time to Blog people. I'm a very busy guy at the moment...
A busy guy without a computer at work yet and no broadband anyway.

I'll check in now and again but it could be quiet this week

Well Done New Zealand... I knew they would beat England in the Rugby. I just had to trash talk to keep Paul on his toes.
Great team you have there.


Friday, November 18, 2005

My Favourite Job 1986 - 2006

In the grand scheme of things then my pain today is small.

In the "one-day-we-will-all-be-dust-and-the-Earth-will-crash-into-the-Sun" kinda thinking, then leaving a place where you have spent 20 years of your adult life is slightly insignificant, but....

I have been making spectacles in a small laboratory in Canterbury, Kent. I am being moved to the Opticians practice where I will have to meet 'the Public' and work with other people. I have grown used to working on my own-some. It's gonna be a drag.

There are some pictures of my lair on this post. I know it looks a mess but it's MY mess and to my eyes, a work of art. Click on the pictures for a closer look.

The place is more like a 'bachelor pad' in the way I have been able to put posters up and keep my 'junk' lieing around.

I have spent more waking hours there than any other place on Earth. There are notches on the wall where I measured my children's height after they visit me at work from time to time.




The radio has played a big part in my working day.
I started in 1986 listening to Simon Mayo on Radio 1's breakfast show with a crackly AM reception (in those days Radio 1 was on AM) and finished in 2006 listening to him on Radio Five over the internet.
Simon Bates and 'Our Tune' was the next show on and Steve Wright made the afternoon's a joy.
Then Danny Baker on Radio Five was the entertainment de la jour. He left and I found Tommy Boyd on Talk Radio (later Talk Sport) to be great fun.
In the last year or so I have been entertained by The Muser's on Dallas Sport Radio- The Ticket over the Internet.


I have seen many things happen in my life here.
I have been married.
I've seen my boss have two more children to add to his oldest.
I have passed my driving test and bought a car.
I have been to college day-release courses and qualified to make glasses.
I have had two beautiful children.
I have seen a total eclipse of the sun.
I heard 9/11 happen here over the radio
I have broken my jaw(I must do that story one day) and my leg.
I have had a very dark day here which I will not tell.
I 've had an affair here.
I have been divorced and set up home with Sooz
My children have been to stay here during days off school.
I have slept here several times after my affair and some rows.


I look around me now and I can feel tears welling up as I think back to how things were when I started here.
I can tell you that Time Travel is possible... in your mind.

Memory should be classed as an emotion.


BTW. The long awaited Rugby match between New Zealand(All Blacks) and England(World Champions..yep Paul, still the best in the World. Official) is this weekend.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

HNT # 18


Pucker up for a kiss goodbye to the end of an era.

I am leaving my workplace for the last 20 years tommorrow and tears will fall.
It's been a blast.
Half Nekkid Central is here. Check it out

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Gamesmanship

There's a fine line between 'cheating' and some tactics.
The Philedelphia Eagles have huge 'big screens' right between the goalposts and they cover almost all of the end-zone. (I have seen them in my Playstation game... how sad am I?)

It was confirmed by a reporter, who was at the recent Cowboys v Eagles game, that when the Eagles kicker is lining up a field-goal there is a black screen with a small Eagles logo for him to aim at between the posts.

When the opposition are taking their kick then the screen, which fills the kickers vision when he lines up the kick, is filled with a close-up, zoomed in shot of the kickers face.

There's a saying over here - "It's just not Cricket" which just about covers what I feel about that.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Pub Crawl

A tour of some Canterbury pubs for Paul.
Trust him to notice the lack of bars in my previous post.











































Fancy a Pint?