31 March 2006

Pain :o(

My hayfever is now kicking in with a vengeance. My head is killing me and I just want to go to sleep in a darkened room. So far today I've taken anti-histamines, a steroid spray, three lots of decongestants and some aspirin. It's not working.

The doctor says that I can't have my usual hayfever jab, cos there's 'no evidence' that it works. BULLSHIT! It's the only thing that does work for me :o( It looks like I'm gonna have to spend the next six months indoors. Just like I had to three years ago, when they wouldn't let me have the jab then, either.

What gets me is that they tell me I can't have the steroid jab cos it's not good for me, but then tell me to shove steroids up my nose instead. Great.

29 March 2006

Way to go, Jodie!

Recess Monkey spotted this tirade from Jodie Marsh, attacking Lib Dem MP Phil Willis for trying to prevent her from talking to schoolkids about bullying.

Good on ya, Jodie, and keep up the good work. The bloke is obviously a moron, asking questions just to make it look like he's doing something and justifying his own existence.

He asked the following question, number 60882:

"To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will take steps to deny Jodie Marsh access to schools for which her Department is responsible."

Get a life, Willis!

Oh yeah, and Willis's website ain't compatible with Firefox, so I probably won't be going there again.

28 March 2006


Yesterday, a friend gave me a 2½ lb box of Belgian chocolates. They're very very nice. Cheers Gary!

I predict that I will be feeling sick at some point this afternoon.


No, not the band, excellent as they are, but an IQ test. Apparently I'm an 'Insightful Linguist'. In real terms, this means I'm crap at maffs, but I knew that anyway.

But here's what it says about me:

Your IQ score is 131

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others.

Your Intellectual Type is Insightful Linguist. This means you are highly intelligent and have the natural fluency of a writer and the visual and spatial strengths of an artist. Those skills contribute to your creative and expressive mind.

Unfair bank charges?

Thanks to Mustang Boy for the heads up on this one.

If your bank has slapped charges on you for going overdrawn, or missing a direct debit, read this and this and then do something about it!

27 March 2006

painted Womble

I just found out that Black hair dye turns your skin blue. I think I've got it all off now though, although I was a bit worried about my ears for a while...

Boz gets wrecked :o)

The Brickies Bike Club had a surprise party in honour of Boz's 40th birthday. I think the pictures tell the story better than words could...


I had an appointment with the quack at 10:40 today. I arrived there at 10:30, didn't get to see the doc until 11:00. I don't suppose that's too bad, really. Anyway, the doc was very nice and gave me a prescription for some new anti-hayfever drugs and sent me off to the pharmacy. I waited in the pharmacy for 20 minutes and then was told that they didn't have one of the items on my prescription, so I've got to go back tomorrow. Ho hum.

I can't really complain too much, otherwise Debs will be on my back ;o) Of course we all know that medical secretaries are the much misunderstood saviours of the NHS :o)

I do wish that someone would come up with a cure for hayfever - they'd make millions.

22 March 2006

Busy Womble

Blimey, I've not posted anything on here for ages. Saying that, at least I'm not as bad as Isla - she's only put one post on her blog. I wonder if this will shame her into putting something in there?

I've been a very busy Womble recently. I've still got 9 days holiday left and the holiday year ends on 31 March. Boss says I can carry a few days over though. I might need 'em.

Anyway, here's brief rundown of a couple of things I've been up to:

  • Went to the pictures with Spike and saw Lucky Number Slevin - damn good thriller with occasional gratuitous violence :o)
  • Went ice skating in Coventry and fell on me knee and me bum. Most undignified.
  • Spent hours at Grav's trying to get me front sprocket off. Even with our combined efforts, we nearly killed ourselves with the exertion and I swear I could hear the damn thing laughing at us. Even with Grav's big tool, we still couldn't pull it off ;o)
  • Riding my bike :o)
  • Working
  • Filling up my new 20gb MP3 player (thanks Davey!). It works a treat in me skid lid :o)
  • Sleeping
and on the matter of sleeping - I'm off to bed cos I'm knackered.

Night all

14 March 2006

One of those days...

  1. I've screwed up the connection to my work's VPN (all my own work too!) and I'm waiting for an engineer to tell me how to fix it.
  2. I've left my mobile phone at home and I'm suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Something has gone bang on the car and the tracking has gone wonky.
  4. My bike is in desperate need of new chain and sprockets - it's unsafe at the moment.
  5. I had a nosebleed this morning :o(

If anything else is to go wrong, I hope it all happens today and that I can have the rest of the week incident-free. Please.

12 March 2006


I'm up in Kinross again, for the Milnathort Folk Fest. When I went to bed last night, it was cold. This morning, I opened the curtains to find 6" of snow outside :o(

I hate snow. Isla (born again teenager) thinks it's all lovely and fluffy and put there specifically for her to play in. I think it's a bloody nuisance. I've gotta drive home in this crap tomorrow :o(

09 March 2006

Tired and shagged out

Not had time to blog this week, been too busy. I think I slept like the dead on Tuesday night.

I've been working my guts out this week, and still don't feel like I've made any impression on the huge pile of paper on my desk :o(

I need a receptionist/dogsbody/tea-brewer to keep me sane.

Oh yeah, and me leg's killing me again :o(

Today, I shall mostly be whingeing.

03 March 2006

Lost Weekend

Lost Weekend are playing at Bar 15 in Halifax tonight. I'll be there, I'll be the grinning idiot near the front ...


Went to the Chinese for lunch, so I'm stuffed now. I think I need an afternoon nap.

02 March 2006


Will somebody please take away this big black cloud that has descended upon me? It's suffocating my brain :o(