I'm baaaack

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 20:54
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Not that I've actually been anywhere, I've just kind of dropped out in internet land again. The referendum and the resulting chaos had me more internees in real life for a while there. We've had a result that nobody, even most of the people campaigning for leave, seemed to actually want, the Prime Minister has resigned, the guy everyone assumed was the favorite to take over ruled himself out, after campaiging for leave. Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP and fellow brexiteer stepped down yesterday, as did another high up member of their party. Meanwhile in the Labour Party, MPs have stages an attempted coup based on the fact that leader of the left wing party is actually left wing and therefore (they say) unelectable. The fact that he was elected by a landslide to lead the party is apparently irrelevant. This had prompted hundreds of thousands of people to join the Labour party this week in anticipation of another leadership contest, which Corbyn has said he will enter, in order to keep him in charge. I've joined too, I like Corbyn, it's good to have someone who genuinely seems to care in charge instead of Tory light.

This is a hilarious but frighteningly accurate explanation of the last week in politics.

In other, less political news, I have my helmet camera up and running, and started collecting the idiots of Hull in a new Youtube channel. Heres a guy who nearly hit me on the way to work yesterday.


And here's a car nearly hitting another cyclist the same day on the way home

There are some idiots out there..!

Sleepwalking?

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 23:53
prepare4trouble: (hahahaha)
I think I sleepwalked last night.

I'm not 100% sure, it's never happened before, as far as I know, but it's the only explanation I can think of.

So at some point in the middle of the night, there is a loud crashing sound. It's me, I've knocked a bunch of stuff off my desk. So I kneel down and start groping around on the floor in the pitch dark thing to pick it up. Eventually, I realize that I can't see anything and I don't even know what I'm looking for, so turning on the light might be a good idea.

So I feel my way over to where the lightswitch should be, skillfully avoiding the box of work uniform I've had on the floor for the past three weeks. To my consternation, the wall with the switch isn't where I thought it would be. So I move closer, singing my arms around. I find the shelves to my right, no lightswitch. Instead, I climb over the end of my bed and crawl over to the pillow end and switch on the bedside lamp.

It is at this point that I realize I am in my bedroom and not the spare room. Why I thought I was in the spare room, I have no idea. I never sleep in there. Having figured all this out, I switch the light back off and go back to sleep, leaving all the stuff all over the floor, for me to find the next day.

That is how I know the whole thing happened at all. Well, that and my sleep cycle app recorded activity at about 3am. The only thing I can think of is that I was sleepwalking, and the crash of the stuff falling on the floor woke me up.

Hopefully it won't happen again, even though everyone did think it was hilarious when I told them the next day.


In other, non sleepwalking related news, Civil War is awesome. I would ramble on about it, but I'm going to try to get an earlyish (the right side of midnight) night, because I still have the cold of doom, and still can't hear out of my left ear, and my right is wonky too. Which made work interesting today. Hopefully sleep will sort it, as long as I don't spend the night stumbling around the house knocking things over.

I'll ramble about the movie tomorrow though, no doubt!

Weird weather

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 23:56
prepare4trouble: (bon cop)
Timehop showed me this picture of all the tree blossoms falling down and looking like snow. I remember taking it two years ago because I thought it was pretty and also funny that it looked like snow at the end of April. The 'now' pic is from today. It actually did snow. At the end of April. It is May next week, and it's been hailing and snowing on and off for the past two days. We didn't get any snow when it was actually winter. WTF is going on?

prepare4trouble: (idiots)
My dad is furious about something.

The other day he was talking about getting an Amazon Prime account to use some kind of Amazon music thing they have instead of his paid Spotify account which expires soon. Today he has found out that my mum has signed up for a free Amazon Prime trial. Cue dramatics!

See, the thing is that even though he probably wasn't going to get an Amazon Prime account (he said this, not me) he's annoyed at her because since she has one it would be nice to have a play about with it and see what it does.

So play about with her account, says me. Oh no, far too simple. See, if he puts her account on his tablet, he can't register a different account on there for 180 days.

So use her devices? No, because he wants it on his so he can use it whenever he wants and wander around the house with it so he can play rubbish pop music in whatever room he happens to be.

So just get your own account with your own 30 days free trial to see what you think. No! (and he's getting pretty angry by now, at me, for not sharing his rage) because he didn't want to get an account for ages. But since she's got one it would be nice to play about with it.

I think we're going in circles by this point. So basically, he's upset because she's got an Amazon Prime account that he wasn't going to get for ages, and he wants to play with it on his tablet, but doing so means he won't be able to get his own account for ages? Yes.

So, if he just ignores her account and does what he wanted to do in the first time, which is um and ah over getting his own for months and months, he's in exactly the same position he was at the beginning. Yes, that's right. But Mum probably isn't even going to use it very much, it's annoying.

AAAAAaaaaaaaghahhhahahahahahhhhhhh! Yeah, I get what annoying is like.

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013 17:04
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This man genuinely seems to think that the way to win an argument is by shouting down the other person and doing a bad impression of his accent. Oh dear.


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Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:25
prepare4trouble: (aaagh)
I just heard a really weird noise. Kind of like a hissing and then water running, and then a repeated banging noise. I froze in confused fright. Then I realised it's the heating coming on. It's been a while since we've used it while I've been home, I'd forgotten what it sounds like. Though come to think of it, why is it coming on at all? I mean, I know it's not exactly roasting hot, but it's not central heating weather. I'd better go turn it off before I can't sleep tonight for the heat.

Cheese

Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:20
prepare4trouble: (ashleywtf)
Me and my dad were watching TV this evening when my mum appeared in the door of the living room and asked "Why is there a piece of cheese on the draining board?" My dad looked up and told her "Because it was mouldy." My mum then went to bed, leaving the mouldy cheese sitting on the draining board on top of its wrapper.

And these people wonder why I can't keep my room tidy. Genetics, obviously.

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Thursday, 15 March 2012 23:17
prepare4trouble: (ashleywtf)
My mum called me this evening to let me know she'd had a call from Blockbuster earlier asking about an X-Box game I'd rented and not returned. It was due back on Sunday, and they wanted to know where it was. Weird, considering I don't own an X-Box. The game was Call of Duty, which is not my kind of thing at all, and so for obvious reasons, I didn't rent it.

They'd asked her to get me to call them back, which I did. I explained all of this to the guy, but he seemed dubious. "Is there any chance someone else has gotten hold of your card?" he asked. Nope. It's still in my purse. We don't have the necessary console, so no one in my family could be responsible, and if it was someone I didn't know, I doubt they'd have been kind enough to return the card.

He checked their records, listed the DVDs I rented on Thursday for my Dad's birthday DVD and pizza night, and then said that the game was put through as a separate transaction two seconds later. But he still seemed like he thought it was me. Like I got the DVDs, then suddenly pulled the game out of my pants two seconds too late to go though on that transaction, and went "Ha! And this too!" or something, so it had to go on the next one! Obviously, either the next person's renting went on my account somehow, or maybe even the person serving me helped himself to a free game courtesy of my account, but I honestly can't see how they could think it was me.

Apparently they're going to "try not to ring me again, but if they do, it;ll be the manager just double checking what I've said." Maybe I'm being over-paranoid, but I'm sure they guy thinks I rented it and decided to keep it. So I'm not happy, anyway. Makes me not want to go there any more. Not that I do very often, anyway. Once a year maybe. But I've been a customer there since 6th form, and never before been accused of being a thief.

Ah well.

(no subject)

Thursday, 19 January 2012 20:07
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Maybe I have a limited imagination, but I honestly never thought the day would come when Corey Feldman's hair became a topic of conversation at my work. I feel a bit like I've slipped into a parallel universe. And it wasn't even a conversation that I was part of, since I've not seen Dancing on Ice, so I can't even justify the randomness by saying I might have caused it. Apparently he's still sporting that random long strand of hair that I remember us all mocking a bit in a LB forum a few years ago. Now it's started a real life discussion. Excellent! But surreal.

I did record dancing on ice, actually, to my shame, and I'll probably have a very quick look before I get rid, just out of interest (and so that I can possibly participate in any future discussions).

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