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Mon, Oct. 4th, 2010, 01:55 pm
Blood Type

Here's one for anyone with any medical knowledge... is there a quick and easy (especially quick tho) way to find out what your blood type is?

Mon, Apr. 26th, 2010, 01:49 pm

I tend to look for most things on ebay before I go to a 'proper' store and buy, just to see if I can get a bargain. Looking for a can opener of all things and I find the following description. If you can get to the end, you did better than I did!!

"HI AM SELLING A BRAND NEW CAN OPENER NEVER BEEN OPENED SODE CUTTING ACTION NO MORE SHARP EDGES EVERYDAY ESSENTIAL, AS SEEN ON TV UNIQUE SIDE CUTTING ACTION OPENS CANS SAFELY BY CUTTING BENEATH THE LID NOT THROUGH THE TOP LEAVES THE LID WITH SMOOTH EDGES THIS AS BEEN ON TV I HAVE SOLD QUITE AFEW OF THESES AND EVERYONE AS BOUGHT ONE AS BEEN MADEUP WITH IT ITS SO EASY 2 USE NOMORE PRESSING DOWN HARD TO OPEN ATIN AND CUTTING YOURSELF ON THE WAY THIS BRINGS THE LID OFF NICE AND SMOOTHLY READ MY FEEDBKS ABOUT THESES IF U WANT I SOLD THESES OVER XMAS PUT THESE IS EVERYDAY USE I HAVE ONE AND I WOULDNT BE WITHOUT THIS CAN OPENER U WONT BE DISAPOINTMENT IF U BUY ONE OF THESES THE RRP IS £12 TO £15 AM STARTING THIS OFF AS 99P SO COME AND GRAB ABARGAIN ONLY HAVE AFEW LEFT DONT KNOW IF I CAN GET ANYMORE IF U HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLZ ASK I WILL ONLY POST 2 THE UK HAVE APEEP AT MY OTHER ITEMS THANKYOU 4 LOOKING AND GOODLUCK AND I WISH U HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL THE BEST FOR 2010 CAN U PLZ PAY WITHIN 24HRS CAUSE I TRY POST THE SAME DAY OR NXT DAY FOR FAST DELIVERY IF U WANT ONE FOR FRIEND OR FAMILY LET ME KNOW AND I WILL LET U KNOW IF THERE IS ANY LEFT EVEN IF ITS NOT LISTED I MIGHT STILL HAVE SOME LEFT AND NOT PUT IT ON YET THANKYOU PS WOULD DO BUY IT NOW 4 A OK OFFER"

Wed, Sep. 2nd, 2009, 10:20 am
Introducing...

I keep forgetting to introduce Cleo, now 14 weeks old.



She's black, with 'blacker' stripes... very unusual markings, almost impossible to see unless she's in direct sunlight. Sadly she has a cataract in one eye, so it's being monitored to see how it develops (or not hopefully).
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Fri, Aug. 28th, 2009, 10:11 am
If only...

I heard Pearl Jam on the radio while driving home last night, and realised that I couldn't take the song seriously any more, because of something I'd heard a few months ago...



Have a listen, and tell me if you'll ever hear 'Welcome to the Jungle' quite the same way again!

Wed, Aug. 19th, 2009, 09:56 am
Birds

So - on my way home this morning I had to brake pretty hard to avoid these little critters...



In total there must have been 35-40 of them, proving they were slightly smarter than the pheasants I pass, as these guys actually crossed the road instead of standing in the middle of it waiting for automotive oblivion!

Mon, Jul. 13th, 2009, 10:24 am

I hear he’s a black icon, and I wonder if that’s right…
It’s been at least 20 years since he decided to turn white.

Even his kids DNA came from white Mom and Dad,
If that doesn’t say ‘I’m proud of my race’, then I’m the one who’s bad.

Gone went the colour, away went the nose, the chin, the eyebrows, the hair…
When the man in the mirror looked back, just who would he see in there?

The TV is saying that bull elephants would drop left and right,
From the drugs that he’d popped last Thursday night.

And then there’s the children, the rumours, the courts,
Under the carpet mightily swept, or just simply bought.

When all's said and done, I’m bemused and somewhat horrified,
At the way things are skewed and how he’s been beatified.

Actually - I can certainly think of someone more bitter,
MJ must have had better lawyers than Glitter!

Thu, Apr. 23rd, 2009, 01:09 pm
Moved...

I walked into town today to berate the bank once more, but as I did I stopped to cross a road I met a funeral emerging from the junction. Leading the procession were two men in full dress and long coats, each carrying their top hats on a crooked right arm. Following was the carriage I took a photo of (once all the mourners had entered the church).



As they moved on, I followed behind, slowly, so as not to walk faster than any of the cars or carriage in the cortege, and they crossed the main road to cut through the town centre, and as they progressed up the High Street, I was deeply moved to see so many people stop in their tracks, turn to face the procession and stand, respectfully silent. A workman, waist deep in a hole, stopped what he was doing, climbed out, and removed his hard hat; and aside from a couple of chav teen mothers, all you could hear on the busy street was the 'clip-clop' of the jet black horses as they led their passenger on his last journey.

I followed them to the church at the top of town, and stood far back so as not to distract anyone, but as they removed the coffin from the hearse, I admit that I stared a little. It was a smallish coffin, made from a high quality light-coloured wood, but at about halfway down the sides, the colour graduated into a Texan sunset, rich oranges, golds and purples, with silhouettes of old-west drilling platforms. And on the end of the coffin, where the feet would be, there was an oval image, a photograph of the occupant, when he was a child of perhaps 10 or 11... an old photo, probably from the 1920's or '30's. As sad as death can be, and as upsetting as funerals can be - this one was beautiful, and if the service had half the passion and style of his arrival, then the departed would have had a send off to be proud of.

Mon, Apr. 20th, 2009, 10:36 am
Total Bankers...

When you deal with a Bank Manager you expect (well I do, am I wrong?) a certain level of knowledge. Sadly I'm usually disappointed...

My debit card 'stopped working' last week, an ATM told me that the card was locked, and to contact my bank. There's money in the account, there should be no problem, so I went into the local branch and asked why the card was locked, and they checked it, and told me it was fine.

It's not. I won't work to pay for anything, nor would it work online yesterday for a transaction. Same problem...

So - I went into the branch again today (who shall remain nameless, tho they have a penchant for piggy paraphernalia) and asked for the manager, told her I was annoyed that her staff had lied when I'd been in previously, and that I was a bit screwed with no card. After checking the card, she announced that it was fine, and I pointed out that no - it wasn't, and that it should take some spotty twerp in a store to tell me my card's fubar'ed when my own bank cannot. She said 'maybe we should unlock the pin' and try that. I humoured her and said ok, and she said 'but we can only do that at the AMT outside'. Stunning... all the technology they have and we have to trek outside to the ATM. In goes the card, in goes the PIN, go thro options to 'unlock PIN' and what happens? "Service is unavailable, please contact your local branch".

After my little jig of joy, we went back inside where she announced that perhaps it's the chip in the card, and she'll order me a new one. It's not the chip I told her, pointing out that an online transaction doesn't involve the chip in any way at all. 'Let's order a new card anyway and see what happens'.

I left... my forehead dented and bruised from the wall-banging.

Is it just me??

Wed, Feb. 18th, 2009, 11:03 am
Job hunting...

...sucks. Royally.

Since being made redundant at the end of October last year - job hunting has been a nightmare. First - it was dead over Christmas, and now with the economy spirally downwards, people simply aren't hiring... or if they are, it's in some far flung corner of the country. With remortgaging to free up what little equity we had, we're stuck in this locale, so any job has to be commutable - but it seems commutable might end up being £600+ a month and 2 hours each way.

I had an interview last week with a local Student Union to provide marketing, and it went really well, cept I found out yesterday I'd come a 'close second'. Damnit... not only was it a job that would would have saved us, it would have been a really good job too.

Maybe I should get a sign and sit on the corner - 'Will work for...' etc, except right now we couldn't afford the cardboard.

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