Friday, 28 November 2008

This time of year...

...there are lots of biographies about with incredibly cheesy covers.

Yesterday I saw the worst one ever. It made me laugh so hard I almost wet myself.

So for your amusement I present to you, the current F1 World Champion (you know, the one who can't tell the difference between a green light and a red one)...

Mr Lewis Hamilton

*rolls on floor in fits of laughter all over again*

Although I have to admit that the picture on the inside front cover is worse. In that one he's taken the racing suit off and is standing there in a shiny suit, adjusting his tie with the hand wearing a big blingy ring and looking like a pimp.

A cheap pimp.

On this occasion however, I hope that this does sell. Mainly because if it doesn't (and we haven't sold a single book about Spewis since he won his Championship) then I will be spending the next 4 weeks shifting 96 copies of it to various places around the shop.

Monday, 24 November 2008

There was blood...

...lots of it.

In fact I filled up the 70 million or so tubes that they wanted filling in about 20 seconds and got a compliment on my "nice veins".

Obviously those "nice veins" had just gone on holiday two weeks ago.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

I'm still here...

...just mostly asleep.


I'm tired all the time at the moment and I've gone from sleeping 2-3 hours a night (as I have been for the past year) to conking out at 8pm.

Last weekend I went to bed at 10.30pm on the Saturday night (having forced myself to stay up so that I actually got to spend some time with Anthony), and I woke up at 1pm...

More blood tests tomorrow, assuming I actually BLEED this time!

In other news I have been recording Silent Witness using my lovely shiny V+ box, and today I got a bit of a shock. I was watching it when all of a sudden I recognised the guy on screen.

I couldn't remember his name at first but eventually my poor tired brain realised that it was the brother of a guy I house-shared with at uni. It was very strange to see him on tv, last time was about 10 years ago when he was starring in Hollyoaks. (Although his character Sash isn't mentioned on there at all...strange)

Friday, 14 November 2008

One of the...

...many lovely new blogs I discovered due to that nifty Black Boxes widget is Windmill Watching. At least I think I found it via the might have been via cJane instead.


Yesterday she posted up some pictures illustrating the high high prices of petrol in the USA.

As a Brit I laughed and laughed and laughed.

Then I did some Googling and some Maths.

With the help of, the X-rates currency calculator and Google itself, I discovered the conversion rates.

Prices are UK averages from 12/11/08 (that's the 12th of November or 11/12/08 for the Americans)

Type / Pence per litre / Pounds per gallon / Dollar conversion

Unleaded = 95.4p / £4.34 / $6.42
Diesel = 109.1p / £4.96 / $7.34
LRP = 102.9p / £4.69 / $6.93
Super Unleaded = 102.5p / £4.66 / $6.90

While I do feel sorry for the Americans who have never had to deal with such high fuel prices before...this goes a little way to explain just why any British friends laugh hysterically when you complain about high fuel costs.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

In the last two weeks...

...there has been a fair bit of singing at work.

Every now and again a little snatch of a tune will escape from Richie Fingers and then he'll go "Kate, what's the next line?!?"

It's all about Flanders & Swann. Now raise your hand if you've ever heard of them (not you Emily...we know you have).

The song below is not one of the ones we have been singing, but it's the one you're most likely to recognise.

The one we have mostly been singing is this one, but unfortunately this video is all stop/start on my PC, hope it works for you!


funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

Monday, 10 November 2008

Good news...

...I'm not dead. Although, I don't feel fine.

I went and had a blood test today.

At least I was supposed to have a blood test.

But I failed to bleed a single drop.




And that was with two different people trying to get blood from me. Both arms tried, couple of different needles too.

So, I am here still, and a bad blogger. And I also appear to have turned into a vampire while I wasn't looking.