Monday, 30 April 2007

Getting rid of the deadbeats in my life...

Well today was a turning point for me. Someone that i used to consider a friend for the past 2 and a half years is no longer my friend. To be honest, i dont think they ever were. Instead, they thought they could cheat me, take me for a fool and ultimately fuck me over financially. However, last week i decided to fight back. No beating around the bush, just giving out brutally honest opinions and cold, hard fact.

I got my money back, and ultimately didnt lose anything.

If theres anyone else out there in a similar situation with some deadbeat 'friends' just dump them and move on with your life.

Now all i need to do is move to cardiff :)

Thursday, 26 April 2007

Just what you dont want to hear in the morning...

Seriously, 'I'm walking on sunshine' by Katrina and the Waves came on my playlist rather unexpectedly, and i thought that my GOD what an annoying song. It's going to stay in my head now for weeks to come. Shit.

I instead changed it deliberately to Catch by Kosheen, and it instantly brought back memories of the first year at uni, after the easter break when it was getting hot and the summer ball (back when it was still half decent, apparrently) was coming up fast.

So many things made me grin about those days....

I had a decent sized room with its own sink, my fridge was next to the desk for easy booze access, the view wasnt great, but it was cooler than the other side of the building, thankfully.

I was in ground floor 'C' of Lambeth, with Aly, Amy, Crazy Nick and some big black dude who's name begins with a 'G' that i cant remember right now....

It was also the same time of year i accidentally sliced my hand open on the window by pushing my hand through the glass, the same time of year i got annoyed on a sunday and punched some random indian dude, same time of year i went thermonuclear at the cleaners for being noisy in the mornings....

I wish i could live those days over :(

Monday, 23 April 2007

Tools and their REAL uses...

Thought i'd repost this from its prior home on both SupraMania and the UK Mk3 Supra Forums...

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, splattering it against that freshly-stained heirloom piece you were drying.

WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned guitar calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, "YEOWW '"

ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning pop rivets in their holes until you die of old age.

SKIL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters. The most often the tool used by all women.

BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

WELDING GLOVES: Heavy duty leather gloves used to prolong the conduction of intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub you want the bearing race out of.

WHITWORTH SOCKETS: Once used for working on older British cars and motorcycles, they are now used mainly for impersonating that 9/16 or
1/2 inch socket you've been searching for the last 45 minutes.

TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

EIGHT-FOOT LONG YELLOW PINE 2X4: Used for levering an automobile upward off of a trapped hydraulic jack handle.

TWEEZERS: A tool for removing wood splinters and wire wheel wires.

E-Z OUT BOLT AND STUD EXTRACTOR: A tool ten times harder than any known drill bit that snaps neatly off in bolt holes thereby ending any possible future use.

RADIAL ARM SAW: A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to scare neophytes into choosing another line of work.

TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

CRAFTSMAN 1/2 x 24-INCH SCREWDRIVER: A very large pry bar that inexplicably has an accurately machined screwdriver tip on the end opposite the handle.


TROUBLE LIGHT: The home mechanic's own tanning booth. Sometimes called a drop light, it is a good source of vitamin D, "the sunshine vitamin," which is not otherwise found under cars at night. Health benefits aside, its main purpose is to consume 40-watt light bulbs at about the same rate that 105mm howitzer shells might be used during, say, the first few hours of the Battle of the Bulge. More often dark than light, its name is somewhat misleading.

PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids and for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads. Women excel at using this tool.

STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws.

AIR COMPRESSOR: A machine that takes energy produced in a coal-burning power plant 200 miles away and transforms it into compressed air that travels by hose to a Chicago Pneumatic impact wrench that grips rusty bolts which were last over tightened 30 years ago by someone at Ford, and instantly rounds off their heads. Also used to quickly snap off lug nuts.

PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.

HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit. Women primarily use it to make gaping holes in walls when hanging pictures.

MECHANIC'S KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.

DAMMIT TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling "DAMMIT" at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.

WD40: Deceptive oil-like substance which makes rusting parts rust faster, but smell nice

Thursday, 12 April 2007

So i gave myself a haircut...

...and it doesn't look all that bad. I'm sure i've missed the odd bit here or there, and i know my clippers are in need of some de-stubblisation, but overall, i'm happy with it.

Yes, i've gone back to being a slap-head.

Think of it this way - it's coming up to summer, and my hair was just too long and scruffy, and i can't really afford £15 on getting a hair cut right now, as i've just had to fork out £105.75 for the plumber (kitchen sink taps - long story, dont ask).

Besides, my hair grows fast. Like, chia pet fast. In a month, it'll be long enough to get styled again. Hopefully get it done in time for my birthday too, which is the 27th of May, for anyone that cares....

Thursday, 5 April 2007

I hate fake people...

Recently, i've had a lot of people attempting to add me as a friend, and i've been working flat out hitting the 'deny' button. Why? Well because you're fake. I have no idea who you are, your profiles are either devoid of any useful information that might lead me to think 'yes, this person is cool, i'll add them', or they're just spamming me to go look at some porn site, or they're touting their latest band/clothing line.

For those bands wanting to add me - sod off, i'm very picky about my music, if i like what you have to play, then i'll add YOU - don't pester me.

For those with clothing lines - just fuck off, will you? I have my own unique taste in clothing, and i'm hardly what you'd call a fashionista. I refuse to pay more than £6 for a T-Shirt, so why would i want to buy a pair of diamond studded bell bottoms from you for £20,000? Seriously - get a SHOP and take out an advertisement in the newspaper - STOP BOTHERING ME.

However, all those cute, single girls from 19 to 35 - feel free to add me if you're cuddly ;)