January 15th, 2006

Old Friend

Oww...my eyes.........

So, that's what Civilization IV is like then. When nicole said it was addictive she wasn't kidding me.

My eyes hurt now.

I loaded it up onto the laptop to see if it'd work (yeah - honestly that WAS the reason!) and now, about 8 hours later, I have finished my first game. It was fun - even though I couldn't find one pesky enemy city. It's actually the first time I've properly played any of the Civ games on computer and I have a feeling it may not be the last.

Oh well.

Also saw the Manchester City - Manchester United game on telly which was another gripping game (well the second half was as I only actually caught that bit..). It was good to see Man City come up trumps for a change (they won 3-1!).

Anyway, I want to stop looking at computer screens and do some reading before giving my eyes a deserved rest.

See ya laters LJ peeps!
Alien vs Kitten

News Headlines and Apocalyptic Demon Hunter....

I know it's wrong but the first thing that came straight into my mind when I read the below news headline was "For the first time ever!" my second thought was "Wish he had when he was alive" (meaning awake as he is technically still alive at present).

Sharon 'showing brain activity' (BBC News Online; Sunday 15th January 2006)

Had a very weird dream last night where someone had accessed all the launch codes for Russia's nuclear arsenal and had launched them. The news come through whilst watching a football match (at work no less?) and then having a very resigned feeling waiting for about 5-8 minutes with Tony and Mike to see if London would be hit. There was nothing we could do so no point panicing or trying to hide. Sean wasn't working so he should have been safe and sound with his family and Keyvan left as soon as the announcement was made to try and get back to his wife (akthough that'd never happen in under ten minutes...). I remember looking at the sky and going to buy a few bottles of water just incase we survived the initial blast. The whole place was eerily quiet as most people just resigned themselves to waiting as it was such a short time. There was no point phoning as the mobiles were jammed and the landline was taken down. Strangely broadband was still working though as I managed to make a quick post saying thanks to everyone and hoping I'd be able to comment later if all went well. It was quite spooky.

My second dream had Melissa, Cressida and myself sitting on a wall in Barnet chatting and then deciding to go for a drink. Cressida (who was a kick-ass demon hunting) was having problems as she'd been forced into a demonic contract that was going to make her do something (think world-threatening) and I was determinded to defeat the demon and null the contract. I had some kind of weird secret base with both high-tech gadgets and lots of occult paraphenalia plus a team of people who worked with me. One was in a coma from an earlier mission (and had been apparently for about a year or more) who suddenly woke up to declare the world was going to end. This tied in with Cressida's problem. It was actually a really good action-thriller dream with lots of fire and brimstone, midgets, mother nature going haywire and badguy ass kicking. Needless to say we won at the end of the day - but not after a lot of trauma and destruction.

Phew. Who needs the cinema when you can dream....
Old Friend

The internet seems to be picking up steam.....

One of the joys about the internet is old friends/acquaintances being able to track you down. I've had this a lot recently and at a increasing frequency. Some have been good close friends who just lost touch for one reason or another, some have been friends of the family whom found me whilst trying to contact other family members they knew, some have been friends from clubs and gig days gone by. I've just received an email at work from an old penpal I had in my late teens!

Some of you may remember penpals. They were people you wrote to before the days of the internet? Yeah, they did exist! :p

Anyway, just goes ot show it's a small world.

Of course my opinion may change if I'm ever contacted by someone that I didn't want to talk to again! But for now the internet is good to me :p
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.....it also seems that some people read the staff profiles I put up on the shop's website. I just got an amusing email for Mike from someone who quotes part of it!

Sorry. It amused me. I'll get back on with doing some work now....
Filler Bunny

Top Five Thingy...

....yeah ok I *was* feeling left out of the fun and games that everyone else seemed to be having on my friends page...therefore....


You post a topic, list, category, whatever, in my comments section. (examples: "5 Sexiest Things About Ron Weasley" or "Top 5 things to drink"). Then, in a separate post, I'll post the answers to all your Top 5 ideas, according to me. Then you post this offer in your own journal.

(It might take me a few hours before I reply though as I'm eying up my laptop with the nasty thoughs of playing Civ4 again....someone stop me now!!!)