Thursday, January 29, 2009


Last night, lunch today and this evening I shall be eating my own pinto bean chilli.
That is chile sin carne, entiendo?

I may need a pilot light tomorrow.....

Eating one's words.

I bought a games machine....a 2nd hand playstation 2 to be exact, it cost me 43 quid.

That doesn't make me a bad person does it?

Could cause injury

I have been confined to barracks since Sunday as I have injured my back. My work does entail lifting things on occasion and some of these things may be in awkward places and weigh quite a bit. I lifted something that should take two people last week. It took a few days but on Sunday morning whilst spooning some sugar into a cup of tea something went twang in my lower back and I have been a shuffling wincer ever since. I knew too much sugar wasn't so good for me but bloody hell!

I attended a manual handling refresher course last week and the irony isn't lost on me at all.

My back is on the mend, thankfully. Apart from two last Sunday night to be able to sleep, I haven't taken any painkillers . They only mask the pain and give a false sense of security. The last thing I wanted was to think I had freedom of movement again and then be crippled when the meds wore off.

I plan to be back in work next week and I won't be lifting anything for a while.

Currently listening to the Clash's first album on Spotify. Ah, lost youth....

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spotilicious !

Well, back in the land of the living and segued neatly into the role of Florence Nightingale as Mrs M has a bad dose of the lurgy.

On a brighter note, Mrs M's friend from London gave her an invitation to a new web based music service called Spotify. Oh, wow.

Streaming audio of everything from the major music labels. Free.
(Catch is you have to listen to an advert every album).
The odd advert not withstanding.......bloody hell this is the coolest thing since Napster. I had a playlist of super groovy music playing on Friday night as I made dinner. It is like having access to EVERYTHING ever recorded !!!!
I got lost in searching for bands...sooooo muuuuuch - the indie labels are in talks about licensing their artists I think I'll need to be sitting down when this happens.

Spotify is the future ( 160kbps Ogg Vorbis - for all you techies out there).

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fit and workin' again.

Sickness all gone and feeling like I belong to the human race again.
Then the heating oil ran out on Saturday…I know, I should have checked the tank.
I had talked about it two nights previously but never did anything about it.
The oil won’t arrive until Wednesday so it’ll be a bit cool around the house until then.

Saturday night and all day and night on Sunday were spent sitting by the fire, which was really great and I thought that having no heating oil was actually not such a bad thing. Though Mrs M would probably vehemently disagree. Lots of coal, slack and logs used and a serious heat was generated. Being on call I couldn’t enhance the heating with a glass of whiskey or three. This shall be remedied this evening. Whoo-hoo!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Sick as a pike

Bleugh. Feeling dreadful, only down and not out thankfully.

Normal service will resume sooner rather than later, hopefully.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Fight the powers that be !

I read this, and got very angry.

I particularly like the quote from Sir Ken Macdonald, no less, former head of the DPP.

Capitalism/Communism....where is the difference ?
Rhetorical question - no answers please.

This way lies madness, lets say NO and back it up.
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