Friday, 21 April 2017

A Day of Rest

I decided to take a little time off work after all. Of course, I have to finish up the work I already have first. So I won't actually get any time off until Sunday or Monday. Which will hardly count as days off; I volunteer Sunday and I have a driving lesson Monday.

I think this is the plot of the Ghostbusters porn parody

I don't think this ship is going to fly very well

There are some days where you just feel like this

How long have the media and the royal family been lying to us?

Something tells me weed was involved in the creation of this cake
Yeah cos it's not like we can just run out of coal

In case you can't read it, it says "Jesus is my co-pilot and we're cruising for pussy" I wonder how much of a wingman Jesus is


My first response when I saw this was "Of course there is"
Have a good weekend folks. See y'all on Monday.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Time is Distorting

This is one of those posts that could quickly get away from me. You have been warned.

For some reason I was convinced that today was Saturday. I'm not entirely sure why. It's something that happens to me every so often. I'll be convinced that it's a different day. Time just gets distorted for me sometimes. It's probably one of the reasons I have such a bad memory. Man, I'm probably going to get some form of dementia when I'm older. Assuming I live that long.

It probably has something to do with how much work I've been doing lately. I haven't really had much of a chance to take a break. When you're trying to cram two, or even three-days worth of work into one day it's going to affect your sense of time and reality.

It seems apt that today is 4/20 because I imagine this might be what it feels like to be under the influence. I also haven't been sleeping properly, which hasn't helped. I really just need to take a day to myself and not do anything, but I hate that. I'm always worried that work will dry up when I'm gone and I'll never have any orders when I come back.

Sometimes you just have to do these things though. For your own sake.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Putting It To The Test

Things have been so hectic around here I completely forgot to tell you guys about how I had a mock practical driving test. It was the week after I passed my (real) theory test. My instructor decided to do a mock practical to give us an idea of where I was and what I needed to do next. It went...okay, I guess?

Almost as soon as the "test" started the car stalled. I actually remarked it was a terrible way to start a test. I redeemed myself later on by getting out of the way of an ambulance perfectly, but unfortunately it wasn't enough. I got a lot of minor faults, almost all of which involved not looking in my mirrors. I have a pretty good field of vision. I've mentioned I only see out of one eye at a time. My eyes compensated for this by actually getting stronger. I have a wider field of vision than most people. Anyway, I have to make it obvious that I'm looking in my mirrors. This involves moving my head. I remarked to my instructor that I had to get into the habit of checking the mirrors with my head and not my eyes. Even though I was always checking my mirror, they were counted as minor faults because I wasn't so obvious about it.

Things also went a little downhill when the time came to do the manouvre. My instructor chose reversing left. For some reason, I performed incredibly well under test conditions. We've agreed I should always do manouvres like that from now on. Unfortunately, I picked up a serious fault doing this because there was someone walking behind the car and I didn't stop for them when I should have. I knew they were there, but I didn't know they were close enough for me to have to stop.

My instructor says he doesn't like doing mock practicals, feeling that they can discourage most learners. I'm glad that he did it with me though. Given that almost all of my minor faults involved not checking my mirrors, I feel I can pass a test as long as I get in the habit of looking with my head. It showed me what I have to work on, now we just have to work on that.

I also really need to do something about my lane discipline. That's been plaguing me for my entire driving career. That problem is related to my eyes, so it will be a little difficult to overcome, but I can do it.

I'm an excellent driver.

Friday, 14 April 2017

More Friday Fun

I'm pleased to report I'm in a slightly better mood than I was yesterday. We'll see how long that lasts as I work my way through my completely-overbooked workload. I'm almost afraid to go into vacation mode to take care of it all because I'm worried doing that too much was why I had a slump in hiring in the first place. Well, that's enough rambling from me.

Oh look it's my bus

The more you know

You can't tell me what to do!

There's also the fifth option where the tiny head has a tiny hat.
I wonder if this makes it worth more or less


The true purpose of the NSA


Are people really so dumb that they need instructions like that?

This kitty looks proud of being an asshole
Have a good weekend folks, and enjoy your Easter celebrations! (If you're celebrating).

Thursday, 13 April 2017

I Need to Clear My Head

Hey guys. I'd love to have something topical, witty, and fun for y'all but, to be quite honest, my brain just isn't in it today. I've had a couple of rough experiences lately and now my head is so crammed with crap I couldn't write a blog post about anything. Problem is; I've never been very good at that. Another problem is I have a driving lesson today. Normally driving is a great way to clear one's head, but I think that only applies to driving as and how you want. Lessons can be a little more stressful than that. Not very head-clearing at all.

Man I hope I wake up in a better mood tomorrow. Or something happens today to perk me up.

Monday, 10 April 2017

I Passed

I didn't have a driving lesson last week. Instead I had my first of two tests. I think I've explained this before but in the UK you have the theory test (which is written) and then the practical test (where you drive around with an examiner). I had been putting my theory off for a long time, but it was getting to the point where I was approaching being ready for my practical. I had to pass my theory before I could book my practical. So I gave myself a month. I bought a month-long subscription to one of those fancy online programs, booked my test, and went for it. 

If you can't tell by the name of the post; I passed my test. 

I'm pretty great
The funny thing was that, the night before the test, I sat three mock tests in preparation and screwed up two of them. I wasn't all that confident heading into the real thing. As my dad said though, it seems I got my fuck ups out of the way. I ended up getting a 45/50 (42 is a pass) on the written test, acing the hazard perception test with a score of over 60. That felt great. 

They take security in those test centres pretty seriously though. I had to leave every single personal item I had in a locker, including my hoodie and my gloves. I wasn't even allowed to wear my anti-arthritis gloves. Sheesh. Then I had to turn out my pockets and roll up my sleeves before I was let into the examination room. I'm surprised that they let me wear my glasses. 

About half an hour later I walked out of the place with a piece of paper saying I had passed, and that's what matters. It felt great. Now let's get this practical passed and get me a full driving license already. 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Two Long Days

I was up working until about 2 or 3 in the morning last night, and evidence suggests I'm in for a really long day today too. At least today I'll have more time for work, so I shouldn't be working quite that late. I think I'll take my mind off of it with some stupid pictures.

These are great words to live by 
God damn that looks demonic

I can confirm this

The doctor's just tryna score

Open your eyes people, this is what really killed the dinosaurs

Taco catttttttttt

Oh look it's me

Oh look it's also me

I love a good bit of historical humour
This is what Mr Right looks like ladies. 
Have a great weekend folks, and I'll see y'all Monday.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

A New Member of the Family

Don't worry; I haven't had any kids. I haven't had a period in about 20 years but, somehow, I'm still not pregnant. I don't know if I mentioned this before but my eldest niece is pregnant. Or rather, she was pregnant until a few days ago. She wasn't going into labour so she was induced on Sunday afternoon. It was about 48 hours later (the girl does nothing quickly) that her son Shey officially entered the world. 

The little dude's only just been born and he's already angry about something. 
This feat makes me a grand uncle, which sounds like something no man in his 20s should be calling himself. Then again, I was an uncle at about 7 so it shouldn't be that much of a surprise. Still, if this trend continues, I could very well become a great grand uncle by the time I'm 50. 


I wonder how my dad feels about being a great grandfather in his mid-60s. 

Speaking of my dad, we'll be seeing the happy couple (and the baby) some time later today. The birth was a little rough on my niece (a 48-hour labour will do that to a girl) so we decided to let her rest for a few days before going around. 

Needless to say, today is going to be one busy day. I also have a good chunk of work to get done. Until then though, congrats on your new baby niecebeast. Better you than me. 

Monday, 3 April 2017

Heal The World

When I was volunteering yesterday I poked through the CD and DVD section, which is hardly a rare thing for me to do. We get some really great stuff in at times. There was a Beatles shirt that I was interested in but it sold by the time I decided to buy it. Instead I settled on buying a bunch of CDs, a few DVDs, and even two books.

One of the CDs I got was a Michael Jackson greatest hits album. I do enjoy the music of Michael Jackson, but he's one of those artists where I only enjoy about half of what he put out. So a greatest hits is fine by me, and likely to have all the songs I do like without any of the songs I don't. That was the case here. The last song on the album was Heal the World; which was actually one of the first Michael Jackson songs I ever heard. It, along with Earth Song, are actually two of my favourite songs by the guy. I think they both have incredible messages that perhaps we should be listening to. I don't know if Jackson was ahead of his time, or if the world is still shit, but the message of the song is still just as important today as it was back then. Heal the world, make it a better place, for you and for me, and the entire human race. There are people dying, if you care enough about the living.

The world has never needed healing more.


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