Thursday, December 30, 2004

Kick Ass!

Veruca Salt, Corner Hotel, Richmond, Jan 9th, $40.

Anyone else interested?

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

proving, if proof were ever needed, that a litttle shit falls on us all,I fracture a toe and then come down with flu on christmas eve.

So today is the forst day since then that i can stand up without hanging onto the floor.

since Xmas Eve I have eaten 4 cheese sandwiches and a lot of diet Irn Bru, which i can reasonably assume is less of a xmas spread than you'd get in prison.
But on balance I suppose it's preferable to full spread and a thourough seeing to from Bubba.
So can't complain.

My sister continues in her quest to bring my machine to a halt by trying to send vast MPEGs of her son dancing ,despite my having told her that the fire wall is blocking them.
This is a trait that she has inherited from my mother.

Allow me to elucidate

My Mam had a 386, not a "P" anything mind just a pale brown box of horrors.
I got her a fancy new P2 400 and a 17 inch Iiyama flat screen monitor, which by comparison was concorde.
I dragged it up to glasgow , five hours on the road, hauled it up to her flat and plumbed it in.

Now I also got her a wee canon mono printer, and as I was only there over night I didn't get to fit everything but mum said she had a friend who could give her a hand.

Now i thought little more of it until about a month after when she mailed me to tell me that the printer wasn't working, I got new drivers and mailed them to her, still it didn'y work.

Now this steady back and forth continued for a couple of months until I was back up in glasgow.

I said I would see what I could do.

I plugged the lead into the back of it and the other end into the PC, plugged the power supply into and the other end into the wall, and turned it on.


god bless her but i had to move her finger for her to teach her the cut n paste hot keys, but she'll still transcribe BY HAND.


Pol x

Friday, December 24, 2004

well it is new to me but I have broken a toe.

ow ya bugger!!

All my lovely lovely friends in Straylia I send a big fat Xmas kiss out to all of you.


{Pol x

Thursday, December 16, 2004

I so want this to be good, but I just can't imagine it will be. Some things are better off left alone.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

So, the last week has been fun. A combination of AGDC, wild parties, new couches and bumping into people I haven't seen for years... In no particular order:

New couches... quick, put on an ET voice and say it with me... Elliot. Our new sofa, already dubbed the beige suede aircraft carrier, is massive... I can do superman impressions on it (lying across it with my arms stretched above my head, not falling off a horse and talking funny until I die... was that harsh?) With my changing shape (read: huge belly) my centre of gravity is starting to change, and our new sofa being higher than our old sofa (and indeed, our coffee table) I'm now slightly concerned that I'll pitch forward into my teevee dinner at some point and not be able to get back up.

AGDC... noisy, nerdy and time consuming in a where did my weekend go kinda way. This year it reached new levels of sophistication when sachets of lubricant were handed out to all and sundry. Because lubricant has a lot to do with video games - without it your producer can't
So I was staffing the booth feeling sorry for people who wanted booth bunnies, all they got was a grumpy pregnant lady with swollen feet. I also did a talk on how to get into the games industry (i.e. study the course I wrote) - anyone else think I have become the establishment?

Bumping into people... Pol, remember Andy Sat., from Wipeout 2097? Now living in New Zealand working at Sidhe Interactive and still the same as ever, except now with wife and baby in tow. Haven't seen the guy for eight years, strange, but great to catch up!

Wild parties... well, just the one... actually, not so wild (though I declined to get in the spa) . One of the stranger points was when our glamorous hostess (dressed in carefully-cut-so-as-to-still-be-just-legal top, tutu, fishnets and boots) discovered her ageing diabetic cat was very sick. It had to be taken to the all-night vet, so Bill (the only other sober person besides myself at the party) offered to drive, and, realising a change of clothing was in order, she removed the tutu, and changed into a silver micro mini skirt...

Monday, December 06, 2004

people falling down holes.

always comedy gold.

from B3ta

Friday, December 03, 2004

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