When You’ve Got Nothing

When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got something pure that no one can take away. As soon as you’ve got something, some cunt’s gonna come and take it off you.

– James Dean Bradfield

Day off work today – feeling really ill, I think I’ve spent to much time in front of a computer screen this week. Did some cleaning around the house & went for a walk, felt a bit better after that. Haven’t been on the computer all day, definitely the first time I’ve been able to say that in a while.

The One About Rebecca

Ernest Hemingway once wrote, ‘The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.’ I agree with the second part.

– Morgan Freeman (Detective Somerset, Se7en)

Rebecca’s last day at work today, Andrew thought it would be funny to fake a mail from Rebecca, propositioning me. Funny guy eh? Well in the spirit of humour I responded to the real Rebecca, Andrew didn’t believe me; until she messaged him on Sametime (similar to MSN Messenger), apparently not all that happy. Andrew cleared everything up and all’s well that ends well, or is it??

MUWHAHAHAHAHAHA I have a secret too Andrew: I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours; fuck it, I’ll (probably) tell you anyway!!

Three O’Clock

“They’re old enough when they leave school .. and they leave school at three o’clock!”

– Gavin (on his choice of women)

Gav’s last day at IBM today, it’ll be weird on Monday I expect. He’s off across the world (Russia, China, Mongolia & more). If you’re reading this Gav, have (hope you had) a great time.

Went drinking with Ant in the evening, spend £30 somehow and got very drunk. When we left the pub we did the Spaced style gunfight, followed by a bit of wrestling. But by far the most insane moment was when we tried to do the running up walls thing from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Needless to say this resulted in high impact collisions with the pavement!

Not content with hurling ourselves at a wall, I then initiated the jump over the bin competition. The challenge; to jump over the 3ft(?) bins littered around the city centre. Unsurprisingly the success rate was a big, fat zero. And the result was surprisingly similar to the first challenge, i.e. crumpled bodies hitting pavement. Now we had got the self-destruction out of the way it was on to the reproduction of the entire Star Wars trilogy.

All in all, a very good night out.


Hursley needs it’s share of axe-murderers.

– Rick (on my chances of getting back into IBM after uni)

If there is such a thing as karma, then I have definitely scored some good karma today. I took “Fur Fighters” back to Game to exchange for “F1 2001”, and could have walked away with both! OK, a little explanation needed .. I was being served by someone who for some reason had to stop serving me and go and answer a customer’s question at the other end of the store. At this point I already had F1 2001 in my bag, and just needed to sign a receipt, so assistant number 2 comes over, I sign the receipt and he gives me “Fur Fighters”. For a moment I considered just walking (heh, they gave it to me!!), but after a moments hesitation my good side came out on top and I handed it back to the guy.

So something good should happen to me now, right? What goes around, comes around ‘n all that. Went out with Ant and two of his mates down from Southampton, we all met up with Ant’s new lady-friend & her mates at 9. Good night out, by half-eleven I was propping up the bar with a pink ‘little miss’ handbag, having been left in favour of the dance floor by the others, needless to say the alcohol consumption rate increased significantly without any of that conversation malarkey to interfere.

I was on the long and winding road to becoming totally, utterly wasted, then out of nowhere … Ricky Martin. I finished off the remaining drinks double-quick and made for the nearest exit.

To Be Deficient

The male chromosome is an incomplete female chromosome. In other words the male is a walking abortion; aborted at the gene stage. To be male is to be deficient, emotionally limited; maleness is a deficiency disease and males are emotional cripples.

– Valerie Solanos

Had a really slack day at work, some IT’s had organised rounders at one followed by a night on the town. So I was planning on a half day, but in the end rounders was as unorganised as I’d expected it to be and didn’t start ’till 3. But never mind as I ended up playing football for 2 hours instead. After an hour playing rounders the idea of a night in their ‘posse’ out didn’t seem quite so appealing, so I stayed in and watched Spaced on DVD instead.

Your One Defining Moment

Every generation has its one defining moment. We are yours. – Nicky Wire Started reading Everything (A Book About Manic Street Preachers), by Simon Price. Having never finished a book of my own accord it’ll be interesting to see how far I can get with this one.

It Comes Soon Enough

I never think of the future, it comes soon enough. – Albert Einstein, 1930 Recorded my entire Radiohead catalogue into mp3 to burn onto a single cd, unfortunately at 160 kbps they won’t all fit on a single CD so I have to redo the lot at a lower bit rate tomorrow. On the plus side of the weekend, [...]

That Permanent Contradiction

You’re obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead [...]

The Donut Factory

Andrew: You know what they say: ‘If you work at the donut factory all day, the last thing you want is donuts at home’. Me: If I worked at a donut factory all day I wouldn’t come home for my donuts! I see Phoney Blair got back in yesterday, and in doing so gave himself a nice 50K pay rise, [...]

Keep Smiling

Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to. – Gemma Hughes (Manic Gemma) Watched Buffy the vampire slayer series 2 last night through to this morning (7pm ’til 10am), I am a total wreck now, having had no sleep at all and been sat in front of my ‘tele for 17+ hours without a [...]
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