Been watching a few of the latest movies during the last couple of weeks:

Captain America 2 – The Winter Soldier
Excellent, 10/10 for this one – a grand continuation of the storyline with seamless CGI and lots of action to boot. Never a dull moment 🙂

Need for Speed
Mr. Pinkman has transitioned into this new style of role with hardly a pause, however it did take me a while to stop expecting him to say “Yo”, and to stop looking for Walter around the corner. If you like fast cars and shit that goes boom, this is the movie for you.

This is a true SciFi movie, not just concerned with the CGI or effects, but actually has a look into a possible future with real ideas; this is a thinking man’s movie.

The Amazing Spiderman 2
AGHHHHH!!! What have the producers done! CGI Overkill… Really, that’s all I can say.

Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff in a first class performance, not exactly scary (Unless you’ve had lots of drugs, or not slept for three days), but wow 🙂

Another true SciFi move, not concerned with the mega graphics, but with the story and ideas; not saying the graphics were bad, they were world-class. Another movie to make you think!

Full now.

The weekend is progressing too fast again. Have been shopping with My Wife this morning, we’ve done Tesco, Home Bargains, Aldi and Pound Stretcher. Didn’t spend that much, but got what we needed; boring stuff, but hey, it’s part of live.

Lunch was had at The Three Elms, I did 12oz of burgers topped with bacon and cheese, My Wife had the usual 20oz steak with it’s usual trimmings and a half a bottle of wine to drink – I fucked up the order though, ordering a medium-rare steak, where as she wanted a medium well. One of those days – I’ve been fucking up all day, just minor stuff, but well… I am getting on a bit now.

The Son, his fiancée and the grand-daughter are here at the mo, they’ve all gone out into the garden, I can hear the grand-daughter giggle and cry from here – the sound of family.

Just talking of family, until a few years ago this wasn’t something I thought I’d have – my father’s family are pretty much non-existent, and I don’t have anything to do with those catholic motherfuckers on my biological mother’s side; but hey the saying that you can’t pick your family is bullshit 🙂

Took care of the cats (5 out of 6) this morning by flea-treating with that spot on stuff. Hopefully they’ll all be free in a week or so!

Moving on the rest of the weekend starts here, probably continuing to watch House MD, season 8 (The last one – Boo!) and generally chilling. Tomorrow morning brings the visit to Dad’s new place to unload his clapped out French death-trap of a van.

Fucking parents.

Just a bit of history here before I go into why the parents are “Fucking parents”. When I was a lot younger my parents split, I was left with my bitch-whore of a mother who abused me in terms of religious (catholic) abuse for many years, she’s dead now (YaY!), and I’m still healing from the mental scars those years of abuse left me with.

My father on the other hand moved to France with my Step-Mother, that was about 25 years ago; now they’re moving back. Anyhow, moving back to 20 miles down the road, moving into a house which is going to turn into a “4th Bridge” project, where by they’re already well into the cycle of continual and eternal DIY on an epic basis.

He wants me to drive a 40 mile round trip on Sunday morning to unload a van. Yup, that’s right, unload a fucking van. Now I would never dream of asking someone this, yet for him, in his own mind, he is not a bad person for it – in his mind, it’s a normal request. To add insult to this, he wants it done at stupid o’clock. Yesterday he called to confirmed this and was surprised I wasn’t looking forward to this, and in fact I had a negative attitude (Is he real?). I work for a living, have only two days off per week to sleep in and spend with My Wife; he fails to see that. So “Fucking parents” – there you have it.

I’ll continue this thread when the van unloading has been done. He is still sulking that I’m not jumping for joy at this “opportunity”, I guess it’s a generation-thing.

Stick it too the bastards!

HaHa! 🙂

NSS: Claim that children’s religious freedoms breached by scrapping of free transport to faith schools rejected by secularists

Love the way that bint says they’ll remember this ‘attack’… We’re not attacking them (Even though that might be the right thing to do), we’re just taking away their special rights they’ve weasel’d out of the bleeding-hearted leftie-wankers in the past.

Israel and Pat Condell

Pat Condell and Israel.  Not saying anything, he seems to say it all.  I’m an Atheist, but can’t help see the point which Israel is making in defending itself at the moment.  It’s odd though, in the UK, the public opinion of the Israel / Gaza war is in favour of Gaza; I think it’s the mass of bleeding hearted leftie wannabe-wankers who can only see the stats in terms of deaths…  It makes me laugh when the same people are muslim-bashing when any terrorist attack comes on the news.

Anyhow, it’s not my war, so this is the last I’ll say on the subject!


Weekend almost here, up 50 quid!

The day in work is in it’s last 10 minutes or so. Not the worst week ever, all considered. I’ll have to spend some time getting used to the idea my manager isn’t going to be around much before he goes in September. Working unsupervised hasn’t historically bothered me much, I always get the work done, but am always tempted to take the piss with longer than strictly allows breaks etc. Today wasn’t too bad, only a short shopping trip the local Lidl store in the lunch before parking up and reading The I newspaper for a while.

I won a raffle in work today, the prize is a shiny cheque for £50, which will make waiting for payday in two weeks a more bearable experience and also allow a weekend meal at The Three Elms. Looking forward to their Surf, Turf and Super Cluck!

The coming weekend holds a shopping trip, some housework, perhaps a quantity of White Rum, a meal out, and some movie / PC gaming time; as always, the weekend will be too short…

Changes afoot

Whilst I’m not going to reveal details of my exact job, company I work for etc, I will post regarding work – I don’t do this on any other I format, so only here!

I work in tech support for a large organisation, am a sole individual on a site with a few hundred users, plus have a couple more buildings with another few I hundred users to support. The job involves getting support tickets from the users via the service desk, then fixing the problems or escalating them to specialist support teams elsewhere. Of course, as with other roles in this environment I get a lot of walk up issues to fix in person.

Up to this point in time I’ve enjoyed a traditional support structure and a good working relationship with my manager, sometimes in person, but for the last nine months, remotely. This is the crux of the changes – an entire layer of middle management has been removed, going forward all of the little teams loose their normal manager and report into one person, in another city… Why is this a problem? No local management who know who we are, what we do, and why we exist!

So here I am with an ever decreasing amount of work allocated in charge of supporting a few hundred users… The highlights of my day today will be chatting to people in the office, sorting this new blog out, watching episodes of the TV show Fringe on my iPad, and finally probably taking lunch…

There are the usual cliches with my job, the usual ‘have you turned it off and on again’ moments and the usual evil turns where I might not exactly fix a problem for any given rude numptard (Numpty-Retard – it’s a Welsh thing)… Today I’m not feeling too bad as it’s Friday, the day I live for, well, to be specific 16:00 🙂 So in summary the day is looking up and the minutes tick by….

Going forwards I will use real names here, or nicknames as I see fit, I will never use full names, after all the Internet is a small place sometimes!