Thursday, 31 January 2008

City Centre Shopping

Walking through the City centre tonight I noticed two litter wardens hiding (Ok, standing in a doorway out of the rain) while a few yards away at the entrance to Castlecourt a dose of youths (collective name) were finshing off their chippy carryout and throwing their rubbish on the ground. I suppose the wardens can't be everywhere......

Headed to Tesco's. I'm always giving off to the missus as she always checks behind what ever she buys in case the dates are longer. I spotted a book I wanted, as I lifted it I spotted the same book behind it at a £1 cheaper, maybe she has a point about checking behind stuff?

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Hard To Believe

It's incredable, my weight loss is ongoing at full steam. At fat fighters (sorry, Slimming World) this week I had another 7lb off, and for the third week running I was slimmer of the week. It's brilliant, 26 and a half lb off so far.

Long way to go to my target though.....

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Re-naming The Soaps

As I'm on the diet I thought I'd put off any birthday celebrating for a while. Instead of going out last night, I stayed in and watched TV (Well, her indoors was watching the soaps while I went onto my laptop to do some surfing) I couldn't help listening to the box. I got to thinking, with whats going on in each of the Monday night Soaps they should be renamed as "Emmerfail", "Coronation Shreak" and it has to be "DepressEnders"...... What about a happy soap for a change? .....

Monday, 28 January 2008

Happy Birthday To Me, Happy Birthday To Me.

Another year notched up on this wonderful world. What more can I say ......

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Bond, James Bond

I was watching Casino Royale (For about the 10th time)There is a scene in it were Bond is rushing to save the damsel (As he does) the high speed chase comes to an abrupt end as he sees the girl tied up in the middle of the road and has to swerve to avoid hitting her. In the scene you see James pulling hard right on the steering wheel before you see the car on two wheels as it starts to tumble out of control. Steering wheel hard right throws the car up onto it's nearside wheels (Left hand side) but the next shot is the car on it's offside wheels (Right hand side).... Am I just being to fussy.....

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Police Officers in London Rally

I read that Central London grinded to a halt as an estimated 22,500 off duty police officers marched on Parliament...Then I thought I'd research abit to see if I could find out how many were left to safeguard our streets.... Read this from the Telegraph website : Assaults and other non-accidental injuries cost the 51 forces a total of 37,500 days in sick leave last year - the equivalent of more than 100 officers off for a whole year. So there's another heap off, then you take into account those on leave, sports leave, tied up with ongoing investigations. Is it any wonder you hear people complaining about poor police responce ...... I wonder how many criminals took the day off seeing the rally was taking place, or did they go in for a little overtime......

Friday, 25 January 2008

Fridays Buses

For the second Friday in a row I have got on the 11a and it has been driven by a new bread of drivers. The drivers are in their 20s and they actually spoke to their passengers. One helped an old lady on with her shopping and the other even waited until an OAP sat down before pulling away from a bus stop..... How often have you seen that happen? ..... Well done boys.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Jurassic Park

Was walking past Jurassic Park (JDs in Bedford Sreet) and heard an argument going on. Apparently this senior gentleman was standing puffing his brains out in the door way (It was obvious by his swaying he'd had a few) some guy was complaining about him smoking in the doorway. This knight in shinning armour had come to his defence and as I past I heard him say "He's an old man, he'll catch his death of cold if he stands out in the street on a night like this" (A few swear words included)
I got to thinking... Death of cold....how about lung problems from the fags and liver problems from the booze just to name two....

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Failing Away To A Mountain

Another 5-1/2 lb off this week ... and they tried to do me out of the 1/2 lb ... but I'm too old a dog to be bit by a pup ....

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Umbrella World

I hate having to walk through town when it's raining. It not the rain that I hate but the unconcerning female owners of umbrellas that just always seem to be at my head level as they poke me on their way past. Tonight while going for the bus in the rain I made a observation, it's not just females now, some male members of our species not only use umbrellas but they use umbrellas that can only be decribed as gazebo's on sticks. Emormous golf umbrellas are taking over. Keep them for the golf course guys, unless it's your ego you are trying to keep dry.....

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Wet Days

As a driver of a large vehicle in frightens me at times the way some predestrians stand at the side of the road with their feet over the kerb. This can be very dangerous as large vehicles turn junctions. I've noticed that pedestrians keep well back from the kerb when it rains in case they get splashed by passing traffic ..... why can't they just stand back all the time?

Friday, 18 January 2008

Update On New Years Resolutions

Thought I'd blow my own trumpet and give an update on my diet. I've now reached the 1 stone mark and I was "Slimmer of the week" last week.
The first week I lost 8lb and last week I had a further 6lb off. The diet is fantastic with loads to eat. (Including chips)
But, there is a long way to go and I intend to be a good boy and stick to it. "Slimming world" is working for me ..... Ye Ha.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Revenue Gathering

The PSNI (Police Service Northern Ireland) are often accused by motorists of just revenue gathering when it comes to fixed penalty fines for traffic offences. Yeah of course they are, never mind those exceeding speed limits, running through red traffic lights or in some cases using mobile phones to name a few.
If they are in revenue gathering they would collect a fortune at the junction of Bedford Street and Ormenu Avenue.
This sort of thing happens on a daily basis. This morning I was waiting to cross the road at the pedestrian crossing when a car came well through the lights just as the traffic from the other direction started to move. A skip lorry driver had to brake sharply. He put his horn on and when I look up at him he was on his mobile phone ........ A few quid to be gathered there I would say ......

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Friday, 4 January 2008

The Time Tunnel

I was watching TV last night and saw the trails for BBC 4's cult night. Lost in Space, Land of the Giants, Voyage to the bottom of the Sea, Blake 7 and my favorite of the 60s, The Time Tunnel. What a great nights telly.
Had to laugh, The Time Tunnel episode that was shown was the one were Tony and Doug ended up on the Titanic (What is with time travel, this is the second time within a few weeks that time travelers have ended up on the Titanic) Dr Who, Christmas day and now The Time Tunnel.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

New Year Resolutions

To start the new year off I've made a resolution to lose weight. I've joined a slimming class. I was asked why I wanted to lose weight "Apart from the fact I'm fat" I asked?
Inside me there is a thin person trying to get out (Just the one I hear you ask) I will try my best and give it a good go. Hopefully by next Christmas my Santa suit will be too big for me.
That reminds me, did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshiper? He sold his soul to Santa!

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Holiday TV

Thought I'd add the movie channels to my TV package for the holidays. Getting them was an experience. I had to speak to somebody thousands of miles in another country and make myself understood (Not easy) so they can send a signal to a few miles away from me to get me the movies. (Great system) Between normal TV and Satellite channels I'm still trying to workout which of the two were worse.
Doctor Who and the Titanic. Oh come on, have the program makers forgotten that 1500 people lost their lives in the tragedy? What next, the doctor onboard the Hindenburg or worse) Talking about time travel, I was cutting the ham late on Christmas eve and thought I'd listen to the radio. I nearly slipped with the electric knife when I tuned into the Ulster Orchestra's St Patrick's Days Concert. (No, It's not an old radio I have) Outstanding Christmas eve listening.
Meanwhile Christmas in soapsville was as believable as the doc on the Titanic.
On the movie channels I thought Pirates of the Caribbean had to be the best, other than that, nothing else worth watching. (The funny thing about that, I have the DVDs)

Tuesday, 1 January 2008