Saturday, December 31, 2005


On behalf of everyone here at Online Storm, (who most of them, at this moment, are probably maggotted off their faces, and good on them!!) I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year. I hope 2006 will bring everything you wish for. Let's all make it one to remember!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

My Movie Review: The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

Plot synopsis: Siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are sent to live with an elderly professor during the WWII raids. While exploring his expansive old home, Lucy discovers that she can enter an old wardrobe closet that takes her to a land called Narnia. She meets a faun named Mr Tumnus and from there, the adventure begins. It’s not long before her brothers and sister become aware of this wonderful land. Not only is it inhabited by strange and fantastical creatures and people, but it’s also frozen over by a winter that never stops, a spell cast by evil, yet enchanting, witch/queen. The children join the regal lion, Aslan, to help defeat the witch, break her spell and free the residents of Narnia.

Mmm yeah mm yeah well...I really don't know what to say about this movie. I was so looking forward to seeing it, the previews looked brilliant. And I'd heard so much about it. I came out of the cinema quite disappointed. It was okay, I guess. I suppose I expected more. All the reviews I'd heard about it compared it to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Yeah right. It might have been filmed in New Zealand, same as LOTR, but sheesh, no WAY did it compare.

Tilda Swinson as the queen stole the show, in my opinion. The kids were ok, the beavers were funny, and I did enjoy the fight scenes. The animals in it were good. But really, I couldn't find one scene that really captured my interest. I must admit though, I thought they did a great job getting Liam Neeson to voice Aslan (the lion).

Anyway, in conclusion, bring your kids to see it. Or steal someone's kids and take them. It really is a kid's movie. I'll watch it again, no doubt, and maybe I'll enjoy it more the second time round. Sometimes that happens. Maybe I'll find something more out of it. If you go and see it, post a reply with your opinions.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Merry Christmas
From Hot Springs Arkansas USA
I know this isn't my home but I got family here that I love to visit every christmas :). It was great to see the faces of my neices and nephew as they opened all there gifts but about the night of Christmas Day I got hit with the Stomach flu : Hopefully It will be over before Friday when I spend New Years eve with My baby :)
Hope everyone else had a better christmas day then I had


Christmas is over. I love Christmas, don't get me wrong. But it just seems so peaceful when it is over. This is the day after Christmas and the Christmas tree is out by the side of the road and the house is back to normal. Except for the fact that I still have to find some where to put all of Jade's toys. She got so much stuff. : I am very thankful that none of her toys are loud. She is just so happy. Christmas was great for myself and my family. I even got to see family members that I hadn't seen in years. Nothing bad happened and there were no arguments. :D But, now it is over, and I don't have to stress over presents and trying to take Jade to every little Christmas thing. I can finally relax.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas from warm, sunny Florida!!

I know we have all been through so much stuff this year, good and bad, but we have made it through.

My dearest Jen, Thank you so much for being there when I needed someone to listen to me. You are such a wonderful friend, and with out you there I would of lost my mind. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Love you, My Love!!

Sweet Luna, I know you have been through so much this year but through it all you have held your head high and remained so sweet. You have my upmost respect. Thank you for all the advise you have given me this year. You never sugar coat anything, you just tell it the way it is. For that I love you. I hope you have a great Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Danny, even though you are the meanest person I know, I am very happy that we are friends. You make me laugh when I am down and for that I am so very thankful. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

To everyone else, I hope all your Christmas wishes come true. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas from Scotland!

I was just going to leave a comment to Lune but I decided that this would be better.

Luna, I hope you've had a wonderful day! I know it's a hard time this year for you but keep your chin up and always smile. You know she would want you too. Thank you for listening to me babble on about stuff and for putting up with my rants. Very Merry Christmas and an even Happier New Year! Love ya, sweetie!

Michele, thank you also for listening to me rant about stuff. I hope you and Jade have a wonderful day and I hope Santa is good to Jade =) Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Love you too My Love!!

Daniel, as much as it pains me to say this to someone overflowing with meanieness (:p) I hope you also have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you stop being mean to me and talking about spiders, then I'll say love to you too lol

To everyone else. Thank you for coming and reading our blog. Hope you have a great time. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from me!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas, Everybody!

Just like to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas! Especially to Jen, who's done so much for me this year. I don't know how I could have gone thru what I've gone thru without her help. Much love!!!!!
To Michele, who's always had a cheerful outlook, I feel honoured to be a friend. The best to you and your family hunni. :)
To all my other friends, I hope you all have a great holiday season, take care and dont overindulge!!
To all visitors, Best wishes for you and all your family and friends. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Gay weddings

The first offical same sex weddings took place in Scotland. After decades of campaigning to have equal rights as heterosexual couples, it's now legal in the UK and same sex couples will benefit from a major change in next of kin status and inheritance tax and pension rights. Although some people are still against the idea, and some regions are refusing to offer ceremonies on moral grounds.

The first same sex couple to marry in Scotland were married in Edinburgh, and the second couple were married in my home town Aberdeen. Male homosexuality was a crime in Scotland until it was decriminalised in 1981. I've always said that I have no problems at all with gay couples. No matter what sexuality they are, everyone is still equal in my eyes. They still love in the same way hetero people do and they still hurt the same too. Why shouldnt they be allowed to marry someone that they love? I've had many gay friends and, to be honest, I've enjoyed their company more than heterosexual people. Not because I'm in anyway gay but because they arent as small minded as some people I've had the displeasure in meeting throughout my life. I say goodluck to them and to anyone else thinking of getting married to a partner that they love!

hogmanay/new years eve

Hogmanay is what us Scots call New Years Eve, and this year I'm heading into Aberdeen City Center (my home town) for a hogmanay street party! One thing I can't wait for, other than drinking myself into a coma, is The Proclaimers!! I'm sure just about everyone has heard of them and they're finally playing a hogmanay gig in Aberdeen. It'll probably be a really good night!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

book review

This is the sequel to Black Notice. Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta continues her life-long, self-imposed quest to make right what is wrong, but this time she is forced not only to defend those who have been victimized but also herself. Against a system that has turned on her, long-time enemies, ghosts from her past, and her own carefully guarded emotions Dr. Scarpetta must find the proof that will send a killer to jail and prove herself innocent in the process.

This book belonged to my mum and she was always talking highly of Patricia Cornwell and this made my mind up that I would read at least one novel of hers. There is a whole series of Kay Scarpetta stories and I think this is the 10th. With not having read the first few books, I thought I would get lost in the plot and wouldnt understand the story. I was wrong. Throughout the book, everything about Kay Scarpetta's background is explained to you. Her past relationships and hardships and even though I thought it was somewhat slow to start with, I really enjoyed reading it.

Post mortem's have always interested me and, although it's not descibed in great detail, this book takes you into her life and the post mortem's she has to struggle to do. As I said before, it did seem a little slow to start with but I highly suggest that others read this. It is an eventful story and if you're anything like me, it'll interest you to read more about Kay Scarpetta and her life as a medical examiner in Richmond, Virginia. I give this book a rating of 8/10

you will need media flash player to view the Patricia Cornwell site

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Am I the only one who gets annoyed at little noises that other people make? Please tell me I'm not alone in this!

It started last week with my gran. She has a habit of talking with her mouth full and she always seems to take a bite of whatever food she's cooked us and then starts talking. Putting the food at the side of her mouth like same little animal and then there's the slapping noise she makes while eating! It's never really bothered me before but with christmas looming near us, I've been getting in lots of bad moods. I hate christmas, you see...So when I'm in a mood, things tend to annoy me more. Like someone reading something over my shoulder or reading my newspaper before me and even someone who decides to start MY news of the world crossword.

This weekend, I was out at my friend's house and then I spent 2 days with my mum. She had one of her best friend's (with bf in tow) staying for the weekend and she can be very annoying. This morning, I had to wake up to go down to the local shop/store to buy breakfast, dispite my mum's friend saying SHE would go down. So, I was pissed off at the lack of sleep. Also annoyed from the night before and the mere fact that this friend put a huge gas can right at the side of the kitchen door, where I couldnt see it while walking into the kitchen with bags full of shopping. So, I have a huge bruise on my knee, a sore ankle from slipping on ice and a pain in my wrist that wont go away.

ANYWAY, I come back from the shop/store and my mum asks me to cook the bacon I've just bought. I do this, while reading a newspaper and her friend starts reading, over my shoulder, what I'm reading. Then she stands next to me waiting for the bacon to be ready and keeps sighing at me. Steam is just about ready to come out of my ears. She starts to butter the bread when I throw an annoying look her way and takes what is already cooked and starts making the sandwiches. I look out the sauce for everyone and pick up the NOTW magazine so that I can start my crossword but I put it down on the table and what does she do? She STARTS MY crossword. I know it's just a crossword but it's MINE. My mum spots my look of disgust and takes it away when she's turned away.

With all the bacon cooked, I add sauce to my sandwich and go to sit at the table. Her and her bf have taken up the rest of the room at the table. So what did I have to do? I had to sit on the floor! I took a stool over beside me so that I could rest my crossword and hot chocolate on it and went to sit on the floor. Then what happens? The puppy spies my sandwich and snatches it from my hand as I'm sitting down. I only wanted one sandwich, while they all had two, so there was no more bacon for me to make something to eat. What annoyed me even more than the puppy now enjoying my breakfast, was the fact that the friend LAUGHED at what happened. I was cursing her in my head and went back to my crossword. Then she did the worst thing ever. She said "These bacon sandwiches are really nice. Shame you missed out on it, Jenni" I sat for 2-3 more minutes, getting more annoyed at the sounds she was making while eating said fucking bacon sandwiches, then threw my crossword on the floor (along with the pen) got up and said "I'm glad you fucking like them. Fucking choke on them, you whore" and stormed upstairs to the bedroom.

After they left (30 minutes later), I ventured downstairs and said sorry to my mum for being such a bitch and she told me that I had every right to get pissed at what she said to me. I wouldnt have got so annoyed if I wasnt already pissed off with her ass. I would have just sat and not said a word, finished my crossword and probably went out to tend to our horse, Brogan but no. She had annoyed me so much in the short space of time I stayed with her.

She's coming back out at New Year. I'm going to be drunk..Can you imagine what's gonna happen?!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Shame on you, Mattel!

Got this news article sent to me in an email. Literally choked on my drink reading it! What in the world were they thinking???

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

New desktop

After 2 hours of searching the world wide web and using random words from people in chat, I finally settled on a new desktop. I lost my last one after wrongly clicking on an Orlando Bloom pic. (I liked my last one)

Anyway, Chef will do me just fine till I find another pic to use.

Monday, December 12, 2005

More funny christmas pics

Thanks to Beth for this! =)

How I see christmas

Someone sent this to me via email.

Sums up what I think about christmas at this moment!

Everyone should read this special christmas page. Made by Spyder. It's a page on how to enjoy christmas!
You can read it here. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Isn't it just typical??...

I spent the whole day today decorating the house for Christmas. I virtually took everything in the lounge room apart, to hang decorations. Everything looks great! Although the lounge room looks like a bomb's hit it. So I thought, tonight I'll decorate the tree and clean up the place. I went to assemble the tree, and half the branches have snapped off! The tree isn't that old either! I am sooooo pissed off! Now I'm going to have to go shopping tomorrow for another tree, which I can't really afford. Argh! Now I'll have to spend tomorrow decorating the tree, and I was going to have a lazy day before I start really getting the house ready for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Are we hotornot?!

I would like to ask everyone who visits here to do me a huge favour. This blog is registered on blog hotornot and 10 people so far have voted our blog. I'd like to ask if all who visit here can click the blog hotornot button and take just 2 seconds to vote for us.

You can find the button on the left hand side (I did try adding it to this post but for some reason, I couldnt get it working)

It doesnt take long at all. Really, it's just 2 seconds. The link opens a small window at the top of the blog and you vote on there.

I'm begging all to vote for us. I know the blog design isnt fancy. I'm just learning how to do all this, so I would be ever so greatful if all visitors could help us out. Thanks

What the hell???...

Me and Dad went to do a bit of grocery shopping today. At our local shopping centre, there's a part near the bank which is built up. For safety reasons, where the end of this built up area is, there is a kind of steel gate barrier, to stop people from falling off, I guess. If it wasn't there, people would fall right into the path of oncoming cars. Or do themselves an injury, because its a bit of a fall to the road there. Anyway, Dad was driving through the carpark, I was in the passenger seat. You have to drive slowly past this spot, as it's on a curve. As we were passing the gate thing, I couldn't believe what I saw. A little girl, no more than 5, was swinging from this gate. Because we were driving slow, she waved at us. I called out, WHERE'S YOUR MOTHER? I told Dad to stop the car around the corner, and I got out. I looked around for the mother, no one in sight. I waited, couple of minutes, and the mother came out of the bank. I said to her, "Is this your daughter?" She replied yes. So I turned around and said to her, "Do you realise your daughter was swinging off the gate, and could have fallen down into the carpark and got run over?" It was like she couldn't care less. She said she was only in the bank for a minute. I said I don't care, you should be ashamed of yourself, anything could have happened to her. I was so mad, I didn't wait around for her reply. I got straight back in the car and told Dad to go home.
What is it with parents these days? Do they have NO concern for the wellbeing of their children? That child was alone, she could have been taken by a paedophile, been thrown off innocently by someone passing and not seeing her, anything! I'm just gobsmacked by this.

Happy families?

About 10 years ago, my mother decided that she didnt want to be in her relationship with my father. She left to be with a guy that I know beat her but whom she claimed she loved. 5 years later, my father died of cancer (I'm painting a picture here before I carry on)...

These past 10 years I've looked at my friend's and their families, and often wondered what happened to mine. Why it had all gone wrong, and why it felt like it was punishment for a wrong doing of ours. I had not long turned 18 and to be honest, I was not that wise to the world around me. So I'm not surprised that I blamed it all on a higher being. I now realise that my mother just wasnt happy. She still loved my father and still does but she was young when they married, and he was the only guy she had ever dated. After a year of not talking with my mother, I took a big swallow of pride and patched things up as best I could (I still think she hasnt forgiven me for hitting her the night she left). My father tried everything he could to get her back but when she finally did, she only lasted a week. In my father's last days in this world, she found peace with him. He couldnt talk very much but you could tell that he had forgiven all. The one person who couldnt forgive, and still hasnt, is my grandma (my mother's mum)

Where am I going with this?.... These past few days, I've spent a lot of time with my grandma. While christmas shopping with her, I borrowed her mobile to call my mother. These numbers have stored in my gran's phone, so it was only a matter of time before she made the mistake of thinking that the number belonged to a friend of hers. She's called my mother on 3 separate occasions and who's been to blame? ME of course. I'm 27 now and I feel like I'm a teenager on the verge of being grounded at home. I've been through a lot of shit in the past 10 years and I'm still not on the right road to being 'normal'. My gran cant see why I talk with my mother. The reason is that when I hit rock bottom, when I ended up in court on a GBH charge, when I was admitted to hospital, when I really felt so fucking low in my life, the only two people there for me were my friend Michelle and my mother. Even when she threw me out of my father's house, even when I stole money from her adding up to over £500, she still couldnt cut the strings. She didnt turn her back on me.

It really pisses me off that after everything, my gran still gives me hassle for talking to my mother. I sit and wish for that perfect family. A family with a limited amount of hassle. I would settle for just a brother who wasnt a prick (like my two step brothers) Maybe if my little brother had not have died, I wouldnt worry so much. I would at least have someone in the family to turn to. My family has never been that big. I only have one blood cousin, who has taken it upon herself to cut me from her life. Wishing for that perfect family is so fucking stupid because I know that no family is perfect. I know there are always going to be family problems. If anyone says they have that perfect family, I swear, they are bullshitting themselves! Even knowing all this, I still do wish for a family better than mine. I just needed to rant. Today just really hacked me off and I felt I had to do this. For the sake of my own sanity.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Christmas Board

You did a wonderful job, Jen. The falling snowflakes add just the right touch. :D

Monday, December 05, 2005

polar bears

I have a love for Polar Bears and the picture here just makes me love them more! How cute is that polar bear??????

I'm just a simple person at heart. While in Florida, I spent 2 hours just watching the polar bears at Sea World. Then ended up getting my dad to buy me a polar bear snowglobe. Good times =(

Pissed off.

Ok, so there is this guy in my life. I have waited on him for months because he needed some time to handle and get over a few things in his life. I think 8 months is more than long enough to wait on someone. So, I decide to move on and he gets pissed off and won't talk to me. I really care for this guy but he won't make a decision as to what he wants and he tells me that I shouldn't push him. IT HAS BEEN 8 FUCKING MONTHS. I would like to be able to move on with my life. Anyways, I feel he has been selfish in doing this, and I am extremely pissed. I just needed to vent so you don't have to respond to this.


Don't worry, Guys. Your clocks aint gone missing. They're just at the bottom of the blog so that I have more room to work on a Christmas theme. It wont be over the top, so don't worry about that neither. I just needed more room to work with and the clocks took up space at the top. I'll move them back after Christmas and New Years.

I just hope I can get things the way I picture them!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

My Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire

Plot outline: Harry's fourth summer and the following year at Hogwarts are marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and even creating the Dark Mark giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again. In the unsuspecting lives of the young wizard and witches at Hogwarts the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry Potter! Will Harry be able to rise to the challenge for the Tri Wizard Tournament while keeping up with school or will the challenges along with Voldemort's rebirth be too much for the young hero?

I hated the last Harry Potter film. I thought it was incredibly boring. So, I was prepared for this one to be the same. But WOW, did I enjoy it! Daniel Radcliffe has really grown up! I like the way they've aged his character, not having read the books but I believe Harry is basically the same age throughout. (Correct me if I'm wrong) In this one, Harry certainly isn't naive as before. He takes on every situation not showing his fear as before. Ron and Hermione = unresolved sexual tension?? It seems that way, but verrrry subtle. Kids wouldn't get it, but adults do. And Ron's brothers, Fred and George, are absolutely hilarious. Actually, I found the whole film was incredibly funny! Although there is still the element of dark magic in the film, so I think the movie is unsuitable for very young children. I know my 7 year old nephew would be scared with some bits. The maze scene in particular. But my favourite part HAS to be the Yule Ball. Everyone, including Hagrid, get a chance to have a bit of romance. Lovely! So yet again, this is definitely one I recommend. LOVED IT!!! (PS That IS Daniel Ratcliffe's bum you see in the bathroom scene!!!)