Sunday, March 23, 2008
11:39AM - OW!!!
Car drivers should look out for us motorcycle drivers a little harder.
In other news, happy birthday to me.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Friday, November 10, 2006
So anyway, last night I was on a night shift, finishing at 7am I stayed awake ready for the events that would take me up until now basically.
First off was something easy, that was just me heading into weston super mare to drop off the bike for it's service/MOT/restrictor removal. That was all well and good. What I had planned to do after that was going to take up a lot more time.
I ended up in London.
Well I had a great time while I was there, fun was had and the Borat movie that we watched together was supremely funny. I ate japanese, mexican and Chinese food and did a lot of chatting with tinkerbell1980.
So now I am back at home.
There has also been other things that have gone on in my life recently which I will put down here, but I will need to speak with other people about it first.
But after that, I will tell.
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
1:47PM - Sweet dream has by me
And who am I to disagree?
Basically, I just woke up from having the most excellent dream I can remember having in a long time. They say that you only dream for 15-20 minutes at a time, well I just had what seemed like an entire feature film. The basic plot was this.
Terrorist members in some foreign country are wishing to help train new members all across the world. They decide to do this by creating a website that is not blatantly about terrorism, but more about anarchism, with a hidden section which contains training methods. These methods tell people how to be stealthy, how to create bombs and create other subterfuge.
So the website is created and goes online, this is the last we see of the terrorists, wherever they are. Cue us now in merry old england. Here you have your usual 12-15 year old scrotes hanging round acting like arseholes to everyone. NOw after a little while of seeing what chavs normally get up to, they decide that they want to be a little more disruptive. They heard that they can find out how to make some cool stuff from household chemicals by looking online.
You can see where this is going already, but basically they find the website that I mentioned above. So after practicing what they see, we now have a group of chavs with a head filled with propaganda, knowledge of how to bypass security and creation of bombs.
They mess around with this, they don't go too mad but they create a little havoc around the town that they live in. Eventually, one of the group decides on the ultimate prank would be to break into windsor castle and grafitti the inside. So they start on a trek to do exactly that. Their actions have been noticed by the police, but they manage to evade them at one point, and also manage to steal one of the officers car which they then finished to trip to windsor castle in.
So they have broken in to the castle and messing about inside. The task force that has now been set up to catch the chavs has discovered where they are and also the website that they had viewed. they however make the wrong assumption that they are there to blow up the entire building.
The kids make their mark inside before seeing the cop cars approaching at a distance, the rush out and start running out over the fields in the opposite direction, looking like they are going to get away once more. The camera pans away and upwards way up into the sky where we see the fields surrounding the castle. It is at this point we see a rocket fired down to the ground towards where the kids are.
The rocket hits the ground with a thump, kicking up a little dust. You think that most of the kids will be alright, until there is the biggest explosion filling the screen. Killing not only the kids, but destroying everything within a 1 mile radius as well, including windsor castle.
Thats where the movie then faded to black, to be followed by another couple of kids, sitting at another computer screen.
It must be said that this movie was very much a dark comedy film. The way the kids were acting, the overreation of the police and basically all the other things were designed for comedic effect. Not slapstick, but some good humour in there.
Hopefully you have got the idea of the plot there, sorry about the narrative style but I wanted to get it down before I forgot it all.
Thursday, November 2, 2006
Well that was it, managed to finally finish everything off with regards to the trip to the USA for Chris and Lenores wedding next year. It should prove to be a lot of fun.
You know I only just realised exactly how exhobitant I am being on this trip. I think I know that this will be my big holiday for years to come so I have gone all out.
8 Person Villa to myself - Check
Most expensive room on the cruise ship - Check
Cruising round Florida on a Harley - Check
The only thing I didn't go nuts on was the flight over there, mostly because Business class is so much more extremely expensive.
I am determined to have a good time while out there.
That, and finally solve the riddle of what the hell a "Blue plate special" is.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
If anyone want's to know what it looks like in the communications up here, well soon you will get your chance. We just had the video cameras round to do some pre-filming ready for their report on Operation Relentless which is going out on tuesday and wednesday next week.
They did an interview with the guy that is sitting right next to me today on how it all works, now I probably will not be in the shot, but you may see my elbow occasionally.
HEY MOM!!! I'M ON TEEVEE!!!!
Fame, Fortune, Birds and Booze... Here I come.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
10:39AM - It all happened so fast...
You know that rave I mentioned all of about 90 minutes ago, well about 5 minutes after I posted that it all went a bit pear shaped.
Started off with one of the people inside getting arrested, for what I do not know, but it appears that several other ravers inside decided that they didn't want that to happen to a fellow dancer so set upon the officer.
The officer deploys his CS gas inside, with all the fun that causes, an emergency button gets hit, bricks start getting thrown and people start getting onto the roof. We ended up having to get pretty much every single officer there was in Bristol down there to try and calm things down.
Well it's all under control now, all the people are out of the building and it all appears in order once more. That is until next week when they will likely do it all again.
9:11AM - Sat at work, bored
Here I am, sat at work and bored. It's a sunday morning, so there is little coming in to deal with. Good thing really as on sunday mornings, most of the officers have to deal with all the offenders arrested from the night before. Being the centre of Bristol, theres quite a number of them.
As for my colleagues, some of them on another district are having fun dealing with a rave which has been going on since about midnight. Only problem is there are about 400 of them at the rave, and few officers to deal with it, so the only thing we could do was watch and couldn't do anything to stop it.
That caused a fair few complaints from local residents I can tell you.
As for other things, I have to wonder why everyone I know, all seem to want to do something over next weekend. I am going to have to learn how to make multiple copies of myself so that I can actually go to all these places.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Recently a friend of mine lost their mobile phone. With peoples lives being the way that they are, losing a mobile phone can mean a big hole is left in their lives with numbers not being backed up, important texts now gone and so on.
Now something that is useful for people to do is go here.
This is a site that registers your IMEI number of your phone along with your personal details. How it works is that every time we get a phone handed into us, we search this database to see if the phone is on there. This way it can be returned to the owner as soon as possible.
Secondly, any mobile phones on prisoners are also checked to see if they hhave been reported as lost or stolen. We have found several stolen phones on people arrested for other offences this way.
It's free to do and it could mean that you get something back that you may not currently realise you rely so heavily on.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
11:31AM - Feelin' OK now.
Dunno what was wrong with me over the past few days but I could just not stay awake for anything.
I got up feeling fine on Wednesday, a little tired as usual. Got on with some work that I wanted to do and after a couple of hours, just fell asleep again while in the middle of it. Normally when coming off nights this may not be too unusual but I fell asleep for about another 6 hours.
This pattern then continued for the next couple of days. Me waking up, managing to stay awake for about 1-2 hours, then falling asleep again for 6-8 hours. So in the past 3 days, I've been awake for about 10 hours in total. I just could not stop feeling tired at all.
Today however I have got up and I feel a lot better. The feeling of tiredness has gone and hopefully this means I am back to normal. Felt pretty strange to me as apart from the tiredness, I had no other ill feelings at all.
Maybe it was the Equinox that fizzybean was on about.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
9:46AM - Yesterday was a good day
Had a real good time yesterday doing many things which I enjoyed.
It all started at 1am. I was staring outside of my bedroom window, up at the moon through the clouds and thinking what a wonderful looking night it was and how great it would be to get on my bike and experience the evening and the beauty that can only be seen in the dead of night.
So I did.
Started off by doing the country roads to yatton, then went to Bristol, went round all the various districts there, went up towards the downs before heading towards Lawrence Weston, then onto the A403, where I ended up in Severn Beach and I took several photos of the bridges that you can see from there. I was amazed how much like daytime a photo can look if the exposure is long enough.
I then started thinking about where to go next, which is where I really started noticing the Severn Bridge, thinking how daft it would be to now head off into Wales. Of course, anyone that knows me would know that if I think that, then I must do it. So on my bike I got and into Wales I went.
A fantastic ride that I had and didn't return home until about 4:30am.
As for the rest of the day, I got down the gym and had a great workout and swim. I have decided that my goal will be to one day swim the entire length of the pool, while staying under the water the whole time.
After going to the Gym, I went to chocojons place, where I met another of his friends called Tal. I must say I had an excellent evening in their company, I felt like I got on really well with Tal and I do think that I have found someone there that could be a lot of fun to be around. The three of us went out in the evening to try out this new pasta place as recommended by fizzybean and goddesssnoweh, only to find it unavailable due to a private party going on.
So we decided to try out that sushi place on Baldwin st instead, which I have been intending to go to for ages. Met up with Sam and Rob and had a great and tasty meal together. After that it was back to chocojon's house where it was time for me to go.
All in all, a great day and has really rejuvinated me. I met a great person who I think will be the cause of a lot more fun and experiences in the future. I went to places I have not travelled to on my bike, I ate somewhere that I had not done before and I look forward to more days of the same.
Sunday, August 6, 2006
10:23AM - Dream Number Odds
Now being the compulsive gambler that I am, I notice odds and various other statistics.
While shopping the other day I got a flyer shoved into my hands from a national lottery representative touting their new game called "Dream Number". I had a brief look through to see what the deal with it was and noticed something a little odd about the chances they say you have of winning each prize.
On that page you can see the electronic representation of the leaflet I got. Basically put, you get a 7 digit number given to you, which you compare to the number which is picked on the draw night. You can win a prize for matching the very first digit.
The odds they give of matching that first digit are apparently 12-1.
But with there being only 10 digits, surely the odds would be 10-1? It is much the same for the other prizes except for the JP which is listed as being 10,000,000-1.
Maybe there is something that I am missing, but I can't see it.
Friday, August 4, 2006
2:45PM - At work, doing nothing
Sat at work right now. Came in on overtime to take part in an operation going on for most of the day. However things are pretty slow so there is not much for me to do. Not that I mind of course. Gives me an opportunity to browse these here internets and get paid for it.
Probably all I would have doing at home anyway.
Wednesday, August 2, 2006
That's right, today heralded a very special day in my gaming career. For it was today that I finally managed to complete another computer game.
I've been gaming for the best part of 25 years now and all that time I have had real trouble with completing games that I get. Probably down to my little problem with ADD (yes adults get it as well) which means that I usually plonk in another game and forget about the first one I was playing.
By the time I finally get back to playing the first game (usually a couple of months later) I will have forgotten how the game plays. But this morning I did manage to complete Prey on the Xbox 360.
Now I know that the game is not a long one to begin with, but that was fine. I enjoyed the game throughout and considered it to have enough unique set pieces to keep me focused on it.
I think I need to go back to the days of my ZX Spectrum where games could be completed in about 30 minutes. Except Spindizzy, that one is just damn impossible.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
8:50AM - As agreed
Respond to this post and I will give you the three words that I think MOST accurately describe you.
The cost? You have to return the favor by posting this in your own journal.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Don't feel particularly happy right now. Just been down to the solicitors for advice and guidance on filling out the divorce papers that I have to finally bring my marriage to an end.
It was getting easier for me to deal with, but seeing her name and the guy she had the affair with on the paper there just filled me with all sorts of emotions. Of course all the memories came flooding back and my mind is spinning in all kinds of directions right now.
Thankfully I know that I have the greatest set of friends a guy could ever hope to have and that alone keeps me going. Thanks to everyone for everything you have ever done to make me happy. I apologise in advance in case I am a little down today and tomorrow.
Friday, June 9, 2006
Well, some of you may be aware that there is cordons in the city centre of bristol while they unearth a bomb that was discovered yesterday.
There was the belief that this was a 3,000lb'er with a possible blast radius of 1km.
however, it's not a bomb at all, just a hunk of metal. So you can all rest easy in your beds tonight Bristol knowning that you will not be going up in a firey bblaze this time.
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
9:41AM - Zzzzzzzzzzzz
Over the past week I have had some real difficulty sleeping.
For whatever reason it was I was just not able to get any more than 4 hours a night, if that. There were some nights where I was getting no sleep at all.
finally over the weekend it caught up with me. Early on sunday morning I got home from the LAN at chocojon's place and went to bed as normal. Going to sleep around 3am, I awoke at about 7am with the horrible thought that this was going to be another day of me walking round in a daze. however I soon fell asleep again and stayed that way for abot another 12 hours. Finally catching up on that sleep I had so desperately been looking for.
Last night was also much the same. Got to sleep about 9pm, much earlier that I would have normally and managed to get that most wonderful of feelings. namely the one where you wake up, look at the clock and realise you have woken 5 minutes before the alarm was going to be going off.
But even better still, after a couple of moments I realised that I had read the clock wrong and that it was actually 1 hour before I had to get up. That meant another hour of being in my nice warm bed.
As for the weekend I had a great time at the LAN. Jon went above and beyond the call of duty with regards to keeping all the visitors to the LAN content and happy. I wish I had been able to make it back on the Sunday as I had a fantastic time there. Alas due to my sleeping so late it was a little too late to return.
I also have to thank him for returning my computer to me yesterday. I feel a little guilty as I was not at home at the time when he had done this. I cannot convey exactly how glad I am that Jon is my friend. You really do far too much to keep people happy. I shall repay you with a treat sometime soon as a way of saying thatnks for everything. (almost put that I would pay you in kind, but didn't thankfully.)
Also finally, another great show by air_bizket and his band at the Fleece on saturday. Shame that I didn't get to see you until the end as I was called out to assist with a female having an epileptic fit outside the place. But i shall be there for the next one as always.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
1) When the District Sergeant calls up for an offender check on PNC, when the service is down the correct response is NOT "Computer says no."
2) When the Force Inspector calls up asking what the statement regarding the sex offender is, the correct response is NOT "He's a facking NONCE!"
Thankfully they saw the funny side.
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Tonight I have been sat answering the 999 lines. It's one of the things I occasionally have to do when there happens to be a shortage of staff in that department.
I'll tell you something, I reckon that there needs to be some sort of instruction manual on how to make a 999 call properly.
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