Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fucking golfing umberellas!
You know those humongus things with a 6 foot wing span and the nasty 4 inch spike at every hinge.
Probably really useful on the golf course but not for walking along Belfast's busiest street at 2 in the afternoon when its not even fucking raining!!
Here endeth the lesson.....

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Sick of being sick.

Ended up in hospital again this week.
It was only an overnight stay but was as unwelcome as ever.
I have Crohns Disease. If you have never heard of it, its a fairly unpleasant bowel disorder which i've had for about the last 20 years. NOT to be confused at all with Irritable Bowel Syndrome which is a walk in the park compared to CD. They are often confused which is pretty annoying.
Anyway, there i was on Thursday having a resonably good day. Made the mistake of eating (as you do), and ended up in Hospital. Lots of vomiting and bowel spasms later.
Don't think i'll eat Tescos chicken soup again...ever!
Its getting a bit worrying though lately. This is the 3rd semi serious attack i've had in as many weeks.
Living alone and being sick is not recommended. There is nothing more depressing than puking into a basin at 4 in the morning and having no one about to help.
The worst is that i suppose i'll have to go back to work on Monday.
What joy!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Double standards anyone??

I must confess i find the whole idea of the MOBO awards quite distasteful. That's Music of Black Origin for those not in the know.
An awards ceremony not based on talent, on sales or anything else. The only qualifying essential is the colour of your skin.
In 2006 such blatant racism should surely not be tolerated let alone shown on national TV.
I thought we were trying to move away from all that?
I wonder what the outcry would be if a MOWO award was started?

Monday, September 18, 2006

Got a strange letter through the post the other day.
In amongst all those plastic charity bags and letters telling me that i had just won £100,000 (all i have to to is phone a number at £6 a minute to claim!) was a pink envelope declaring 'Its a girl thing'.
There are no girls in my house but i opened it anyway.
Inside was a nice pen, a pink ribbon and a letter from Cancer Research asking me to donate to breast Cancer research.
A very worthwhile charity i'm sure you would agree.
However, 2 pages later i was most concerned to find no mention of the male sex at all?
Some googling later i discovered that last year in the UK approx 300 men died from breast cancer. Its most prevalent in the overweight apparantly.
Obviously the percentage amongst females is much much higher. That, however, is not the point.
For an official charity not even to mention the fact that breast cancer is not in fact 'a girl thing' is an absolute disgrace. Unlike for example Testicluar Cancer whilst is most definetly 'a boy thing'.
The public needs educated. Charities should be doing this instead of sending deliberatly false and misleading information in the post.
I feel a cheeky letter coming on.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

That 'How do you solve a problem like Maria' is compelling stuff, i'm very embarrased to admit.
I normally hate that whole reality TV stuff. The moron who won this years Big Brother is a testament as to how low TV producers will go in the name of 'entertainment'.
Siobhan (the peoples champ) scrapped though to the final by the skin of her perfect straight white teeth. I've thought she was really good right from the start. Tonight though Aoife was better. Its a shame.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Double standards anyone??

It seems that that nice Mr. Adams is on his his way to Israel to help the middle east in thier quest for peace. He is, seemingly, a bit of an expert on the subject?
He will not be meeting any of the Israeli parliament as they have rather sensibly told him were to go. Instead he will be meeting with his fellow 'freedom fighters' Hamas.
According to one news source Adams will be discussing, amongst other things, the subject of human rights. He has a deep conviction on this subject.
The hypocricy of this man beggars belief.
As the leader of the IRA he is indirectly responsible for over 2000 deaths here in Northern Ireland and on the British mainland.
I wonder how he feels about the human rights of his organisations victims? Or thier families? Or the thousands maimed and wounded by his 'army'.
Answers on a postcard to the usual address.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

ITN News?

So the European football qualifiers have started. The less said about that mighty footballing nation Iceland the better. Good God it gets more humiliating by the second.
As a sort of 'aside' to my last post, it was very interesting listening to the ITN news bulletin.
According to them 'The Republic of Ireland have the most difficult task of all the home countries'.
Perhaps i've missed something but since when have they been a Home Country?
Perhaps the ITN recruiters should include O level Geography as an essential qualification for candidates who wish to become newsreaders.