31 Mar 2009

Still in the Mouth of Madness Pt2

Ok... it took Ida Maria but that's shifted it. I am totally out of my Ska phase and finished with Madness for atleast another 3 months..... I think anyway

Now for some gossip

Home Sweet Home

Home from work and time to relax, so it's on with dinner and with the stereo.
Egg and chips with lots of tomatoe sauce I think with a nice dollop of Ida Maria.

28 Mar 2009

Killer Madness

OK... gotta get the big guns out, need to get out of my Madness phase.
Futile I know but I doubt anything less than "The Killers" will sort this.

So I'm playing it safe with a Dire Straits cover, probably not a good idea but it's a risk I have to take.

Still In the Mouth of Madness?

Yep... for some reason I can't get past my Madness phase....... No... I Do Not Need a Doctor.... is not a form of insanity., ok well actually it is a bit... but not the lock you up kind.... atleast not in this country. This alwys happens to me. I start to go through my Ska phase all over again and just as I get past "The Specials" I end up still listening to Madness 6 months on.

20 Mar 2009

Spring is in the air....

and the sap may very well be rising!....

So.... I can't really complain about my job when I sit down and really think about it.
Before I was working in an office right in the city center and now, I work in an office that's part of a large compound out in the countryside. OK caling it a compound doesn't sound very exciting, but lets just say it has everything from tennis courts, playing fields and 2, yes 2 Starbucks coffee shops. It's pretty nice.....

Anyway.... it's 4:00pm and I have an early finish... hooorraayy for me!!!
So I'm walking to the carpark.... and bold as you like there are 4 or 5 rabbits out enjoying the sunshine, munching the grass not in the least bit bothered by me and the dozen or so other people filing out from one of the office doors.

I watch them still eating away as I'm heading nearer to the carpark, as I get closer to the end corner of the carpark where my car is I notice the brown fluffy mass.... on my bonnet... the nearer I get confirms what I'm thinking that there's a rabbit sat sunbathing on the bonnet of my car...... didn't read that one in Beatrix Potter,... naughty Peter Rabbit gets done for "Joy Riding"

I get to the bumber of my car, teh rabbit's still there and not in the least bit bothered by my presence.
I put my bag down and lean a little on the bonnet, the rabbit seems slightly adjitated but stays put.
I move my face closer, the rabbit's ears twitch and he starts to look more furtive.
I pull back... straighten up.... look at the rabbit we fix each other firmly in our gaze.........

I scream

He's off like a shot and straight into the bushes, leaving nothing but a small pyramid of droppings and a couple of small scratches on the bonnet...

"Ready for the weekend then?"
A voice calls from behind, I turn round and I already know who it is

It's my boss....

"Yes" I reply... "all set!"

He laughs, "Cool... see you Monday!"

"Yep.. See you Monday!" I respond.....

I have a feeling Monday's morning meeting will be quite interesting

A picture of the miscreant having it on his toes after trying to boost a Merc earlier....

17 Mar 2009


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

11 Mar 2009

Lucky Man?

It's been a weird start to the year, a lot of major events in a short space of time but I suppose that's just the nature of change.
Sometimes I've been up, other times quite down, however some good friends have pulled me through, OK.... one good friend but don't read into that, OK?
Anyway, I have my health, things are starting to brighten up a bit more (because the days are starting to get noticebly longer), some of the goals I set myself earlier in the year are now actually starting to pay off (Haven't had a drink in 10 weeks this day).
I don't think 2009 will be the best year for me but I think it will be the year that I get things on track so I can build from it.

As usual I do nothing without a song, music keeps me going you see.