Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Wanted Christmas Presents

It doesnt happen very often but this year, I was given christmas presents I actually wanted!

The first present is a digital camera.
The Fuji Finepix S5600

Bought to me by my mother. I've hinted enough for a digital camera. I wanted to start getting back into photography and this camera will do just nicely!
Just a little list of specs...

Key Features
Image Sensor Type CCD
Resolution 5.1 Megapixel
Optical Zoom 10x
Camera Type Standard Point and Shoot
Interchangeable Lens Not Interchangeable Lenses
Optical Zoom 10x
35mm Zoom Lens 38 - 380 mm
Digital Zoom 5.7x
Focus Type Autofocus & Fixed Focus & Manual
Focus Range 35.43 in. to Infinity (w) / 78.74 in. to Infinity (t)
Macro Focus Range 3.94 - 78.74 in. (w) / 35.43 - 78.74 in. (t)
Focal Length 6.4 - 64 mm
Image Quality
Camera Resolution 5.1 Megapixel
Video Resolutions 320 x 240 (QVGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Video Speed 30 fps
Video Format AVI
Memory Type xD Picture Card
Compression Type JPEG, Raw Image
ISO Speeds 100, 1600, 200, 400, 64, 800, Auto
Flash Type Built-In
Flash Functions Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder Digital
LCD Panel With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size 1.8 in.
LCD Screen Resolution 115,000 pixels
LCD Protected Position Without LCD Protected Position
Included Features
Self Timer 10 Sec., 2 Sec.
Built-in Microphone With Built-in Microphone
Tripod Mount With Tripod Mount
Height 8.4 cm
Width 11.4 cm
Depth 11.2 cm
Weight 0.4 kg
Included Accessories 16 MB Memory Card, 4 x AA Batteries, Lens Cap, Shoulder Strap, Software, Strap, USB Cable, Video Cable
Release Date October, 2005

The second gift is a Logitech X-230 speaker system for my comp

-32-watt RMS stereo speakers with FDD2" technology for PCs and CD/MP3 players
-FDD2" dual driver satellite technology produces a uniform soundfield for full, rich sound
-Dynamic, real-time bass equalisation maximises bass response while minimising distortion
-Ported subwoofer design displaces more air for deeper bass
-Headphone jack enables private listening
-Master volume & subwoofer level controls placed for quick, convenient access
-Satellite speaker stands rotate for easy wall-mounting
-Windows® or Macintosh®
-2-year guarantee
-Full product support

I got loads more presents but these are two of the biggest ones. I'm very happy. I'll be having hours of fun with my new camera and the speakers? It'll be so good to not have to wear headphones, like I have done for months now.
The very next thing I'm about to do? Watch 24 season 5 on the computer with the new speakers! Jack Bauer/Kiefer Sutherland's voice is going to be all that more hot.

Friday, December 22, 2006

A Festive Message

I would just like to say, on behalf of us all at Online Storm, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all!

Hope you all have a great day!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Mount Hood PORTLAND, Ore Rescue search UPDATE to Recovery Effort

Officials call off search for Mount Hood men

Sheriff gives up hope of finding climbers alive; mission a ‘recovery effort’

PORTLAND, Ore. - Rescue teams gave up any hope of finding two missing climbers alive on stormy Mount Hood and abandoned their frustrating, 9-day-old search Wednesday.

“We’ve done everything we can at this point,” said Sheriff Joe Wampler, choking back tears after returning from one last, fruitless flyover of the 11,239-foot peak.

Wampler said the men’s families made the decision to end the search as yet another snowstorm barreled in.

“It was pretty much their conclusion. The chance of survival is pretty nil. I don’t think I can justify putting any more people in the field with the hope of finding them alive,” the sheriff said.

He said the operation was now a “recovery effort.”

Three climbers in all were reported missing in the snow on Mount Hood on Dec. 11. One of them, 48-year-old Dallas landscape architect Kelly James, was found dead in a snow cave on Monday. Volunteers continued scouring the mountains for signs of James’ climbing partners, Brian Hall, 37, and Jerry “Nikko” Cooke, 36. But climbing gear found on the peak suggested the two may have been swept to their deaths.

My thoughts

It don't look good anymore 9 days in that tempeture and snow lost Gear found, looks like the last two won't be found alive My condolances to there families, hope they can at least find the bodies if they did not survive so it can be finalised and they can start Funeral arrangments

more about this story at here

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Mount Hood PORTLAND, Ore Rescue search 1 found dead 2 still missing

Mount Hood search on hold due to weather

PORTLAND, Ore. - Rainy weather began moving in around Mount Hood on Wednesday, and rescue teams searching for two missing climbers were forced to remain on standby, at least temporarily.

Though the chances of finding the men had been diminishing rapidly, the sister of one of them said she hadn’t given up hope.

The National Weather Service issued a warning of snow and freezing rain most of the day in the Columbia River Gorge, which the mountain overlooks.

Search leaders said they hoped to put planes in the air and had an avalanche team on standby, but no search operations were under way as of 8:30 a.m. PT, said Hood River County sheriff’s Deputy Matt English.

“It’s really hard to commit because of the weather,” English said. He said rain was beginning in the area around the mountain. Forecasters said heavier weather was expected later in the day.

Climbers Brian Hall and Jerry “Nikko” Cooke have been on Mount Hood for 12 days. A third climber, 48-year-old Kelly James, was found dead Sunday.

My thoughts:

This search has gone on for days My prayers are there for there family, one was found dead sadly there is still hope for the other two missing people

for more info here is the link More on the search on Mount Hood

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Reason to watch

Yes, it's back. The reason to watch section and today I'm listing Scott Maslen as a reason to watch a TV show. Scott Maslen appears on the TV screen in the UK, staring in the number one police show The Bill. He plays the part of Detective Sergeant Phil Hunter. A real women charmer and dodgy cop.

It's easy to see why he's the number one reason (in my opinion) the watch The Bill. Sexy as all hell. He rates 8/10 for me!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

2 more bodies found

The case of missing/dead prostitutes in Suffolk, UK has taken another twist.

So far, 3 bodies have been found and today 2 more bodies were found. That's bumped the total up to 5 dead prostitutes. Police are saying that these 2 new bodies could be those of missing women Paula Clennell (24) and Annette Nicholls (29). They've been missing since sunday.

You can read the story here.

These killings are happening very fast. Hardly any break inbetween them and I heard somewhere that police think there could be 2 killers working together. I don't know if that's true but if you think about it, its possible. That would explain the speed in which the girls are going missing and being killed. Each body has been found naked. The first 2 girls were found near water and the 3rd was found near a railway line. These two bodies have been found on woodland.

The police have urged prostitutes to stay off the streets but in my opinion..I dont think most of them will listen to the advice. Most prostitutes are drug addicts. They work the streets to get the cash to feed their habits. This we all know. Who can safely say that they'll listen to that advice? Buisness probably wont be all that great, with people staying away from the redlight area but that still wont stop the women risking their lives for a fix. Only time will tell if more bodies show up. So far, no women have been reported missing.

We can only hope they catch the person/s responsable for these killings.

Blood Donation

Today, after a rush last minute decision, I agreed to go with my friend, Susan, to give blood for the second time in my life.

I was lacking in my attempts to make sure I gave blood regular. Nurse told me it was nearly 2 years since I last donated. I got my free badge for donating. Chuffed, is me. I'm scared of needles but once you've got passed that horrid needle part, it's no problem at all. So everyone should head out to your nearest blood donation center and give up a pint of your blood. You'll feel good with yourself if you do.

Not a lot of people actually give blood these days. So many people need your blood to survive. So please look into giving blood. Your good deed will help saves lives.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Just A Little Joke

I dont normally care for bulletins on myspace. I hardly pay attention to most of them and I only ever post a few. I found this in a bulletin and just thought I had to post it for everyone to see. So Enjoy!

A family is at the dinner table. The son asks his father, "Dad, how many kinds of boobs are there?

The father, surprised, answers, "Well, son, there are three kinds of breasts. In her 20s, a woman's breasts are like melons, round and firm. In her 30s to 40s, they are like pears, still nice but hanging a bit. After 50, they are like onions".


"Yes, you see them and they make you cry."

This infuriated his wife and daughter so the daughter said, "Mum, how many kinds of 'willies' are there?"

The mother, surprised, smiles and answers, "Well dear, a man goes through three phases. In his 20s, his willy is like an oak tree, mighty and hard. In his 30s and 40s, it is like a birch, flexible but reliable. After his 50s, it is like a Christmas tree".

"A Christmas tree?"

"Yes - dead from the root up and the balls are just for decoration."

Finally !!

It's taken me a 3 hours but I can now say that after moving the blog from blogger to the new beta blogger (took us awhile to move because we're a group blog), I've got the blog looking somewhat like it use to. Few new extras, which are kinda cool.

Luna and Daniel, if you have problems, IM me.

Don't know if this is true..

Got this in an email today. If this is for real, this guy should be awarded a medal. What do you think???


Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Arizona ) who created the "tent city jail":
He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them. He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights. Cut off all but "G" movies.
He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.
Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination.
He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal court order that required cable TV for jails. So he hooked up the cable TV again only let in the Disney channel and the weather channel.
When asked why the weather channel he replied, so they will know how hot it's gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs.
He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value. When the inmates complained, he told them, "This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back."
He bought Newt Gingrich' lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails. When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.
More on the Arizona Sheriff:
With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record), the Associated Press reports: About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given
permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts. On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside the week before.
Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their pink socks.
"It feels like we are in a furnace," said James Zanzot, an inmate who has lived in the tents for 1 year. "It's inhumane."
Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit
sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and they have to wear full battle gear, but they didn't commit any crimes, so shut your damned mouths!"
Way to go, Sheriff! Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

24 season 6 prequel viewing

Someone today provided me with the links to vids on youtube showing the prequel of 24 season 6.
For your viewing entertainment, here they are:

Part 1
Part 2

It's got me begging for more and I don't want to wait till January to see season 6. So not fair!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I'm back in the christmas spirit !

Yes, folks. It's that time of year again. It's time to look out your christmas decorations, send hours getting the whole house decked out and it's also time for something quite slended.

The splended event isnt the family opening presents together on christmas day. It's not even the big family dinner that most of you will sit down to. No, no, no. It's something more splended! It's been a year in the making but it's finally here. It's time for me to....BITCH ABOUT THIS TIME OF YEAR!

I don't mind the actual christmas day. That can be fun. I mind the period of time before that day. I'm talking about the amount of people that seem to come out of the woodwork! I shall start..today, I decided I needed to head down to the local store to get wrapping paper and christmas cards. WHAT A MISTAKE! My whole journey there and back normally takes me 30 minutes. Today, it took me 1 hour and 30 minutes. Queues of traffic seemed to be never ending, the number of pricks that couldnt even be bothered to signal, seemed more vast the normal, and the amount of downright rude people was mind boggling!

What is it about this time of year that make people into complete arseholes? One gentleman was very rude. He banged into me about 4 times, then stepped on my sore foot and then called ME a "fucking bitch" when I made a comment about my foot....um..HELLO! YOU'RE THE ONE THAT COULDNT BRING HIMSELF TO SAY SORRY BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT A STICK UP YOUR SNOTTY FUCKING ASS!...sorry but he got my blood boiling.

My advice of anyone thinking of popping down to the local store for wrapping paper, cards, a salad and a pork pie...don't bother trying. Stay at home and go before the store closes or if you happen to be as lucky as me and the store is 24 hours, then go very late at night! Bahumbug to christmas shoppers!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

New Skin for Winamp

This seems to be happening all too regular these days..I got bored! YES..bored! I started off by fixing every bit of info on every mp3 I've downloaded. Which wasnt much. I've not long got this computer. So I'm lacking in the mp3 stakes.

Then over a cup of tea and a Steven Segal biscuit of the biscuit world (twas a hobnob), I decided that I would try downloading a new skin, for my winamp, to replace my MMD3 skin (which seems to hate me because I can never get it to work right. That didnt happen before when I had it on my old computer).
After much checking out of skins, I decided on a skin called Anunaki110 v1.1. I then sat and picked through, what seemed like, 100000 different colours for the skin (as you can guess. My life is so full of events at this moment in time) and the finished result is the screenshot of the winamp player above.

If my life got any more exciting, I wouldnt be able to keep up. I swear!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Cystic fibrosis

In the news today, I came across an article that's close to my heart. In the UK, there's a guy who is the Chancellor Gordon Brown. Today its been confirmed that his 4 month old son has Cystic fibrosis (CF).

CF is an inherited condition affecting the glands that produce body fluids or secretions. In CF, these secretions are stickier and thicker than normal. This hinders the functioning of important organs such as the lungs and the digestive system.
Why is this close to my heart? My younger brother died of Cystic fibrosis when he was just 20 months old. I was 4 at the time and dont remember much of what happened but my mum has talked about it with me from time to time.
Faulty Gene
Its exact cause, discovered in 1989, is a faulty gene. To develop CF a baby has to inherit the faulty gene from both parents. About one in 25 people are carriers of CF (2.3 million people in the UK).
Inheritance is autosomal recessive (if both parents are carriers there's a one in four chance the child will have CF and a two in four chance the child will be a carrier but not have the disease. There's a one in four chance that the child will neither have CF nor be a carrier).
It's very possible that I could be a carrier of the faulty gene. I cant remember if I've already been tested or not. I'll most likely be tested when/if I fall pregnant.
Although there is currently no cure for CF, there is a lot of research under way to try to find a cure for CF lung disease through gene therapy.
Children born with CF do not have a normal life expectancy, though it is improving all the time. The average survival is now more than 30 years, but with the best treatment, children today with CF have a greater than 80% chance of living into their late forties.
I dont normally say this but my thoughts and prayers are with the Brown family at this time.

Chinese whispers

It's a sad state of affairs when you think to yourself "I wonder how long it'll take for the mental health story to reach other members of the online community? more so the part where I said I had a eating disorder." I'm guessing only a few hours and certain people will be talking about it.

And when that does happen, it'll be the talk of MsN for sure. The story will change a 100 times. Certain people, who claim not to give a shit about people they've met online, will spend HOURS/DAYS/WEEKS/MONTHS going on and on about it.

That happens quite a lot to the people that blog with me. There's a lot of hatred and that's an even worse state of affairs. I dont know if anyone has ever had the misfortune of talking with shallow people, as we have. The rumors, the attempting to create a situation that must lead to online arguments, the attemped belittling that happens daily...The joys of online.

What makes me wonder, is what people actually gain from it all? I've been there. I've done a few things that I've listed but that was awhile ago now. Now the internet is a way and means of surfing sites and playing games...for me anyway. I know that trying to make yourself seem 'cool' online gets you nowhere. So why bother? I know for a fact that people talk about me on MsN. I'm not stupid. I know it's the usual "nenni is a fat cunt" "nenni is this. nenni is that". This all comes from people who claim to 'know you'. None of them have met me in real life, yet they assume the position of "knowing the real nenni" makes me laugh, so it does.

For the people who I know will end up reading this...I'm not fat, I'm not dating Rob, I do think I'm better than you and I know it for a fact and who cares if I talk about my cat a lot? Aint a crime, is it?! Enjoy your little conversations about me on any number of messengers. There might even end up being posts about me on forums. You do care enough to talk about me. If you dont care about anyone online, as you often claim you do, then why do you continue to talk about 'us'? The mere fact that you do talk about 'us' shows that you do care. Here's a little insight for you all...we dont care that you do care. As you were. Carry on talking about 'us'

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

More mental health

When I say more, I mean more trying to be laid on me. I mentioned to Luna early today that a friend of the family is trying to tell me I have OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) all because I wasnt happy that the rug in the livingroom wasnt straight enough. She says it's also because I can be quite anal about certain things.

I'm a lazy person when it comes to certain things. I admit that I dont always take pride in everything I do/own but when it comes to little things, they have to be perfect. A folder...everything has to be neat, the same size. I even get anal if a letter isnt written the right way. Does that really mean I have OCD? Are people too quick in giving someone a label of OCD or any other mental health problem? I totally understand that people have mental health problems around the world. Some more aggressive than others. I just think that some problems are 'forced' on people.

I have been told I have a mental health problem. For a long time I would self harm and even though I've not harmed myself in awhile, I still struggle everyday with the urge. It's a day to day battle, and on top of that, I have a eating disorder too. To also be told I have OCD on top of my struggle isnt something I want to hear. Maybe I do have a slight OCD problem but for someone to come out and say "you need help for this, stat" just makes me think even more that we throw around sayings without giving it a second thought.

Saturday, November 25, 2006


The movie in question? BTK Killer. Don't ever watch it. PLEASE. For the love of God, don't watch it. It has got to be THE worst movie I've ever had the misfortune to watch. I cannot believe people make this kind of shit. I could have done better with my mobile phone and a cast of monkeys, untrained that is.

It had the makings of a great horror movie. Based on a true story, from what I can remember, the BTK killer was a total psycho, wasn't caught for years and years. And the inaccuracies in this movie were unbelievable. I actually sat through the first "torture" scene, and with his name meaning "bind, torture, kill", I thought, oooh this should be great! I could not believe the scene was over. Where was the torture? Whoa, she got a rat shoved in her mouth. OMG TORTURE!!!!!!!!! I pretty much turned the movie off after that. Oh I perservered for about another 10 minutes, but I could not tolerate it anymore. What the fuck does an abbatoir have to do with the BTK? In real life, NOTHING! The guy that directed it was the same guy that directed Boogeyman, and although that wasn't a great film, it was watchable nonetheless. This one looks like it's been shot using the same kind of film they used in cheap 80's porn movies.

So "do yourself a favour" and don't waste 90 minutes of your life watching this claptrap. Rent or buy something decent. Do what I did and rent a good horror movie you haven't seen for a while. Like Blair Witch 1 and 2. Or even Candyman. But DO NOT WATCH THIS FILM!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

2 by 2

I thought I would share one of the many games I use to pass time while online.
This really isnt an interesting post BUT I wanted to show just how brilliant I am at this game lol.

Level 96, doods! I actually got up to level 98 before I lost but never took a screenshot before starting that level.

If you're ever bored, get your ass onto yahoo games and play them all! I might even dazzle you with screenshots of rocket mania.

Friday, November 17, 2006

It's a sad day in cyberland

Of all the millions and millions and millions of websites/games/blogs/porn out there in the www, I've come to the point where I'm so bored that I'm thinking of checking to see if I have any split hairs. This cant be good. I shouldn't be so bored with the vast amount of viewing just a few clicks away. Is this the point in my cyber life that I start to rethink connecting online? I THINK NOT. It just means more playing of yahoo games such as rocket mania and bounce out.

Now that I've visited all websites I like to frequent, replied to my message board, thought about replying to myspace (couldnt be arsed). I've now decided to make this understandable, yet useless post before I fix my chair, go pee, then make myself a cup of tea. See how I got that typed out to rhyme? Smart Scottish cookie here, I'll tell ya!

Before I leave/drag you into boredom along with me. I shall leave you with a parting piece of advice: If your mother ever buys a new mobile/cell, make sure she knows how it works before you leave her for the day. You might end up being called every 3 minutes and in my case, cursed at!
As you were!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

80's Movies

Another great movie for you all to feast your eyes on, and maybe remember from your youth. It's from 1990 but I had to add it in along with my 80's movie list. This one is called Pump up the Volume. Staring Christian Slater as Mark Hunter. A Pirate radio DJ. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Me v The Neighbours

Yet again, I've had a few words with neighbours. My area sucks ass, to be honest. So I'm not surprised that a hot headed person, such as myself, manages to argue with people over anything.

I cant remember if I have mentioned it before but I cant park outside my building. Which means I have to park on the next street. Since I moved into this building, I've bitched about the way people park on the street. They never care about anyone else needing to park and they take up about 2 parking spaces. Well, today I had a run in with one of the neighbours who thinks he's better than everyone else. He owns a catering buisness, owns one of the big houses on the street and has about 3 cars and two big catering vans. Not to mention the trailers for his catering too.

I'll set the scene...Me coming home after being at my gran's and then the local supermarket. I turn off the main road and see a parking space right on the corner. So I pull in and then notice the catering trailer sitting at the other side of the road. I then spot the guy driving one of his catering vans out of his driveway but then think to myself "bashard!" I get out the car and head to the passenger side to get out my shopping. I then hear "OI. YOU. What do you think you're doing?!" I turn to see the guy hanging out his drivers window. I didnt even bother to answer him. Thinking that maybe he's not talking to me. I then get "I WANTED THAT FUCKING SPACE, YOU BITCH!" He made the mistake of calling me a bitch. That made me turn and say "well, you werent near the space. I needed a space. So I took it. If you've got a problem with that, then tell someone who fucking cares" It then went like this..

Him: Get out of that space. I need to park in there
Me: Why?
H: I need the drive for my cars
M: And I should care why...? It's not your parking space. There is no sign saying 'this is the wankers space. do not park' Until I see that sign there, I shall continue to park where ever the fuck I like
H: Get rid of the attitude and move so I can get in there.
M: Again, unless I see a sign saying it belongs to you, I will park here, and seeing as we're talking about parking spaces..Start to consider everyone else who needs to park on this street. Stop taking all the fucking room. Move your cars back instead of taking up two spaces with your big pieces of shit. Now I've had my say. Enjoy the rest of your day.
H: Fucking bitch!
M: I think it's you who needs to get rid of the attitude. If you want to complain, then call the council. They'll tell you the same thing as I just did. You should maybe think about moving too because I swear..if you do anything to my car because of this, I'll hit you back twice as hard. Don't test me. Any scratch, and you'll know about it. Now fuck off out of my face and go shove your vans. cars and trailers up your arse.

Went something like that. I walked away with him slamming his van door and cursing me something rotten. The eventful life of me just keeps geting better and better

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A sad story (makes me angry!!)

I'm going to tell you all something my mum told me about this weekend. I swear. I was so angry after she told me. Someone should go to the local papers with this!

My mum is a home carer. With living out in the country side, some old people/people with learning difficulties don't have a lot of family and need certain care. Awhile ago, my mum was asked to help look after a guy called Sandy. He has learning difficulties and had been getting care from a woman for over 13 years. My mum was brought in because she lived in the same village as them. They would budget his money, save it up for him. Which helped him buy a brand new flat screen TV, dvds, books...anything he wanted. He was very popular in the area. Everyone knew him and spoke to him.

About 4 months ago, Sandy's social workers suggested to him that it would be better if he moved away from the small area and got a place near more shops and social life. So 3 weeks later, they got him a new flat/apartment and moved him away. We would see him every now and then if we went to the town and he always said he was ok. 4 days ago, my mum heard the news that Sandy was in hospital. Turns out he had been walking in the town and had a heart attack! When he was taken into hospital, they found out he had pneumonia. It turns out that he had been lying in the street for 6 HOURS before someone called 999. 6 FUCKING HOURS! In that town, if someone is lying in the street, they assume that they're drunk and just leave them. It also turns out that he's had NO help since his move. All his money is gone, he had been eating cold beans from the tin (he doesnt understand how to cook the correct way), his flat was such a mess, his TV was missing and the clothes he had been wearing looked like they hadnt been washed in weeks. I cant understand how the people who are employed to help people in need, just let shit like this happen. There was NOTHING wrong with where he was staying before. They just told him he should up and move and because they said it might be best, he followed lead. Sandy could have died! Sandy could still die and they didnt care one iota of a fuck about him. Is it their way of washing their hands of him? They wouldnt like it if it happened to them. BASTARDS, the lot of them!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

SAW III newspaper article

From The West Australian,4/11/06

Faintings and walkouts greet new horror film

A new horror film featuring gruesome torture scenes has sparked walkouts from cinemas across WA and has left others fainting in the aisles.
Saw III, about a serial killer devoted to inventing grisly torture techniques, features a human skull being opened and probed and a naked woman being frozen to death.
Janelle McBain, regional marketing manager for Hoyts, said staff had been comforting a raft of people who had passed out after watching the disturbing scenes.
Two people fainted with fright at Garden City, a schoolboy collapsed at Southlands and several people walked out at Rockingham.
No ambulances were called and the people who fainted were left in the care of friends and family, she said.
The spate of faintings in WA comes after emergency service were called three times in one night in Britain after patrons passed out on the film's opening night.
Teenagers as young as 15 are permitted to watch the film, which features extreme violence and was described by critics as "nauseating" and a "stomach-churning gore-a-thon".
But Ms McBain said that despite sending some people over the edge, Saw III had attracted record audiences.
"I've been at Hoyts for two years and I've never had such a strong incidence of people passing out or leaving. Yet Hoyts had its biggest opening day result to date," she said.
Chris Sauekracker, 17, who saw the film yesterday at Greater Union, Innaloo, said: "I nearly passed out during the skull bit."
Fellow horror fan Lindsey Glaridge, 17, said the film should have a rating restricted to adults.
"It was definitely gorier than the others," he said. "I think this one should have been rated R."
Daniel Kurby, 19, said it was not for the faint hearted.
"It was really gross and on the borderline of insanity," he said.
The slasher movie, which is in its third instalment and has developed a cult following, tops the Australian box office takings. It raked in $526,000 on its opening day on Wednesday Australia-wide and $61,000 in WA.

Friday, November 03, 2006

80's Movie clips

I've been sitting thinking of something new to maybe start on kickingupastorm and while checking different stuff on youtube, the idea came to me to find old movie clips from the 80's. Mostly the movies that aint on DVD and should be! The first movie that came to mind was The Monster Squad and much to my delight, I found a short clip. After much calling people saying "OMGZ, DOOD. YOUTUBE...MONSTER SQUAD CLIP....check it out!" I've decided to put it on the blog for others to see and maybe remember. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Mean Creek - Movie Review

Directed by Jacob Aaron Estes

Rory Culkin - Sam
Trevor Morgan - Rocky
Scott Mechlowicz - Marty
Ryan Kelley - Clyde
Carly Schroeder - Millie
Josh Peck - George

5 kids set off for an afternoon boating trip but all is not as it seems. A plan has been set to teach the bully of the group a lesson he wont forget. After a change of heart, a few try to overturn the plan but things take a dramatic twist. One they'll never forget.

I bought Mean Creek at the same time as I bought my Nightmare on Elm Street collectors boxset and Family Guy. The movie has been classed as Deliverance meets Stand by Me (by Total Film magazine), and with that in mind, I really did think I would end up disappointed. The movie starts off good. Giving you the storyline on the reason for the kids plan. Keeping you informed about the characters background in a way that's not too overwhelming I was beginning to think maybe it was worth the statement by Total Film but then the ending was downfall. It would have been good to know what happened with a couple of the characters but in a way I guess it's the way to keep you thinking about it. Overall..it's a good movie and worth watching at least once to see the events take fold. Kickingupastorm rating for it shall be 6/10

Friday, October 27, 2006


Wishing our Jen a happy and wonderful birthday from all of us. Hope you have a spectacular day! May all your wishes come true today and for the whole year. You mean so much to all of us, you're always there for us when we need a shoulder to cry on, when we're bitching and complaining about the world, you're always there with a smile and a cheerful word. Face it hun, you're just ACE!!!!! We love you Jen, hope you have the best birthday in the world!!! <3

(oh btw, now you can tell everyone you're 16 thanks to the pic :P)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Back with the old - Desktop

I'm not even sure anyone cares about my new desktop looks but I dont give a toss. I shall continue to post away =)

I've gone for a 24 look again. Hope it shows Daniel that even though Lost is cool, it can never beat 24 in my eyes!!

Past desktop pics: 10/05, 12/05, 01/06, 03/06, 07/06

Monday, October 23, 2006


The much awaited album from Robbie Wliiams has arrived!!

Rudebox hit the UK stores today and although I dont always buy an album on release day, I headed out to ASDA and grabbed a copy.
I think you'll agree that £8.78 is a good price to buy an album (album with special features cost £14.99)

Here's a list of the songs featured:

-Viva Life on Mars
-Bongo Bong and Je Ne T'aime Plus
-She's Madonna
-Keep On
-Good Doctor
-The Actor
-Never Touch That Switch
-We're The Pet Shop Boys
-Burslem Normals
-Kiss me
-The 80's
-The 90's

All the songs I've listened to so far are brilliant. A lot of people have said that it's a strange Robbie sound and that it wont work but I think if he releases the good songs off the album, people will love it and he'll continue to grow. Robbie has done a lot in his career and this is just a chance for him to see what other talent he has. I already liked Lovelight. Now I'm digging Kiss Me, The 80's and 90's and Rudebox has grown slowly on me. It's a must for every Robbie Williams fan. And here's a little something extra for all you fans. We've got a Rudebox designer page for you to play about with and on Amazon have a little vid clip of backstage goings on during his recent tour.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Halloween 2006

Yes. It'll soon be that time of year again, folks. Halloween just isnt the same when you get older but do you take time to buy in sweets/candy for all the trick or treaters? Personally, I dont bother. I live in a block of flats/apartments and we dont get bothered by any kids coming around.

When I was younger, none of my friends, nor myself, bothered about trick or treating. More so because it was too cold here at that time of year. We just stayed at eachothers houses and told crap ghost stories. I imagine these days it's not the same fun for kids heading out all dressed up. You've got the added worry of the thought that some person is watching your kids. Following them about. The chance that your kid wont have the fun their suppose to because (god forbid) they've been snatched. When did everything change that resulted in these added worries? I know they've always been there but it seems more talked about these days. I once helped at a halloween party a few years back. A friend of mine held one for her kids and their friends. Such a laugh. Even though it was all for kids, all the grown ups were bullied into bobbing for apples. Good times!

This year I will be attending some halloween events. I've still to find out times and such but there's a huge event going on called Halloween in Huntly. On the sunday night (i hope) there's an event called the burning of the Wickerman (based on the scottish horror movie The Wickerman) A few of us are attending. Might turn out to be a good night and it takes place just 2 days after my birthday. More of a reason to have fun. So what will you do for this halloween?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The big book review

Whats the one thing you can do when you've got no computer and no access to the internet? Masturbation, I hear you say? WRONG. You read books. Lots of them. I went on a shopping spree of books while I was offline. Which leads me to the post topic. A big book review.

To give some people an idea of book reviews I've already done, I've found the links to them. (just incase someone might be interested) So far I've reviewed Richard Laymon, Patricia Cornwell and Jack Kerley.

I don't know why I havent reviewed this next authors books before. I read one awhile back and loved every chapter. From then on, I got hooked. James Patterson has a way of writing that just draws me in from chapter one. That's how I managed to get through a few of his books while offline for those 2 weeks. So starts my big book review. Enjoy!

Beach Road: This title starts with the rape of a young black girl: Nikki Robinson is cleaning the mansion on Beach Road owned by the Merrick family, when the owner's son assaults her. Then, three teenage boys are shot dead on the beach - one is Michael Merrick, and one of the black kids accused of the murders is Nikki's half-brother, Eli. Defending them isn't going to be easy. No witness to the murders can be found. The rich local community don't want any murky secrets revealed about life in the Hamptons. And Tom and Kate, the two lawyers working on the case, haven't exactly been on good terms since their affair broke up.
My Review: This is the book that got me hooked. So many twists and turns that keep you begging for more, which makes you read as much chapters as you can. It's hard to put down. James Patterson tends to make each chapter, in every book, about 2-3 pages long. Which in my mind makes it so easy to keep reading. The amount of different characters in this book does not confuse you. It starts off by telling you who each character is. Then it carries the story really well. It's a must read if the you manage to get your hands on a copy.

Mary, Mary: Hollywood's most famous stars are being murdered one by one. The killer is known only as Mary Smith. Is Mary really a woman? Or just someone playing the part? With the LAPD and FBI clueless, it's up to Alex Cross to track down the truth
My Review: I bought this in a sale and I thought it might have been a bad idea. It's the 11th book in the Alex Cross series. The first two books became movies that you might have heard of. (Along came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) With it being the 11th book, I thought I would be confused with the character of Alex Cross. How wrong I was. Dispite the mention of past story lines popping up here and there, I wasnt confused at all. You got to know the character and how he ticks and again, it kept me hooked. I read it in 2 days.

2nd Chance: A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable.
My Review: Again, I thought I had made a mistake starting to read a book that was the 2nd in a series, and again, I was wrong lol. This is about The Women's Murder Club. Showing you that women can hold powerful roles in a story and in real life. I happened to find this book in my mum's collection and as Mary, Mary..I had it finished in 2 days. Kept me gripped from start to finish.

5th Horseman: A young mother is recuperating in a San Francisco hospital when she is suddenly gasping for breath. The call button fails to bring help in time. The hospital's doctors, some of the best in the nation, are completely mystified by her death. How did this happen?
My Review: As you can see, I have a habit of not caring which order I read the books in. This is the 5th installment of The Women's Murder Club. Need I say it again? It got me hooked and it was finished in less than 2 days. You're not lost in the story at all. You're never lost in the character stories either. Yet more proof that you need to get reading a James Patterson book.

Pop Goes The Weasel: Geoffrey Shafer, the Weasel, works in Intelligence in the British Embassy in D.C. He and three twisted friends play a Game of Death that involves unsuspecting women around the world.
My Review: This is the last review. I promise (for now) Another Alex Cross story. 5th in the series. I actually couldnt stop turning the pages. I needed to know how the killer was caught. So I ended up reading this book in a day. Yet again...easy to get into. Each chapter about 2-3 pages long. It's proof that the whole Alex Cross series of books have to be read from start to finish. I do have loads more books written by James Patterson, which I've not read yet. I will be talking about them on here when I've started and finished reading them.

Go out and buy a James Patterson book. You'll love them all. GO GO GO!

I'm back!

Although some people might not have noticed I wasnt actually online, I'm here to let you know....I'M BACK!

Quick catch up: comp became an indian and was sending smoke signals Tonto style, I went to my mum's and ended up being there for over 2 weeks, I could only manage to get online at the library and even then it was hard to do anything I wanted to do, my mum finally parted with some cash and enabled me to buy a new computer..PLUS I got broadband. Which means no more shitty dial-up, but it's taken me 5 days longer than the 9 days promised to me, to get my modem. I'm finally connected and back to bug the shit out of people agaga

That's about it for my computer problems. Now I have money problems to face after our christmas saving scheme company went bust. Anyone who saved money with the company Farepak has now lost out of their christmas savings money and if they make a claim, they could get some of the money back. Not all of it, mind you. So christmas this year is going to be pretty shitty. It's always shitty, since my dad died, but it's going to be a limited amount of presents in the nenni household this year. Anyone interested in reading about the Farepak christmas money problems can read about it here.

Now it's time for me to do some research on links for the amount of book reviews I'm going to do. Oh the fun in reading kickingup a storm, eh? :p

Movie Review - Ju-On 2 (2003)

Ju-On (The Grudge)
Released (January 1, 2003)
Rating (R for disturbing images.)
Directed by (Takashi Shimizu)
Starring (Yui Ichikawa, Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niyama, Kei Horie, Shingo Katsurayama)

(My Review)

The Second Movie in the Four Part Ju-On Movie series came out on DVD here in America on October 10th 2006, I got it 5 days after it's release and watched it that night, and I still am lost in it, I will have to watch it a couple more times to fully get what the story is trying to tell us, This one tho is no way as good as The American Version The Grudge 2 less intense but as usual more detail and a better Ending more entising ending to say the least, The Curse spreads out of the house just like what you see in The Grudge 2 but more detail and much creepier, anyone who loves this series should rent or buy this DVD I'm glad I was able to find this released here in America so early.

My Raiting - Overall (A+)
Story - (A++)
Acting - (A+)
Visual - (A)
Direction - (A+)
Scare Factor -(8/10)

Movie Review - The Grudge 2 (2006)

The Grudge 2 (Ju-On 2)
Released (October 13, 2006)
Rating (PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing/images/terror/violence and some sensuality.)
Directed by (Takashi Shimizu)
Starring (Sara Michelle Gellar, Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel, Teresa Palmer, Jennifer Beals)

(My Review)
First off let me state that When I went to see this movie it was very hard to do so, I went along with 2 friends first we went to a near by Theater got there 20 mins before the next showing at 8pm, but the line was long and this theater wasn't known for that kind of attention ever since I have been there, next showing after that was at 10pm, and it would have taken more than 20 mins to get to the front line, so we just went to the next theater near me witch had the 8pm showing already sold out, but we caught the 9:10pm showing there, after getting some Starbucks we went in at 8:30 to wait for the movie but found a huge line just to wait before we were aloud to get a seat lol, it was packed.

ok now to the movie, Continuing from the previous movie sara's character is back but for a short part before she passes on the star role to (Amber Tamblyn) who played her sister, This one brings you not only more SShocking and possible scary moments It brings you a bigger mystery that makes you keep guessing and thinking what will happen next, Not only does it continue where it left off, The Curse spreads out of the House no one knows if there is no end to this curse, The Grudge 2 definetly out does The Grudge and the Ending is even more of a shock in it's own factor. I saw nothing bad about this one, the first one had a few slow parts but this one It keeps you guessing, The Detail it went into, The fact that You have two Stories going on at once made it even more harder to guess what's going to happen next this movie was plain outstanding, This movie is so good I plan on going out to see it again, and when my brother gets back from out to sea I'm going to go and view it with him.

My Raiting - Overall (A+)
Story - (A+)
Acting - (A+)
Visual - (A+)
Direction - (A+)
Scare Factor -(10/10)

Movie Review - Ju-On (2003)

Ju-On (The Grudge)
Released (January 1, 2003)
Rating (R for disturbing images.)
Directed by (Takashi Shimizu)
Starring (Megumi Okina, Misaki Ito, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa, Kanji Tsuda)

(My Review)

As I already posted My Review On the Remake of this Movie, I stated in The Grudge's Review There are some parts in The Grudge that are better but now lets talk about the parts in Ju-On that are better, for starters in the Origonal they went into strict Detail into what happened and even parts in this movie you see in Grudge 2 Granted the special effects wern't as great as The American Version but they were well done as well, makes you think twice when entering an abandon'ed house. I can't much say to much for those that might not have seen the japanese version without spoiling it, if you havn't you must cause you will see alot more than you seen in the american version.

My Raiting - Overall (A)
Story - (A+)
Acting - (A)
Visual - (A-)
Direction - (A)
Scare Factor -(8/10)

Movie Review - The Grudge (2004)

(First off, This is going to be my first of Four Movie Reviews today and reason why I'm starting off with a Movie from 2004, well it's the first in the set of 4 movies, The Grudge, Ju-On, The Grudge 2, and Ju-On 2)

The Grudge (Ju-On)
Released (October 22, 2004)
Rating (PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images, terror, violence and some sensuality.)
Directed by (Takashi Shimizu)
Starring (Sara Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, William Mapother, Clea DuVall, KaDee Strickland)

(My Review)

Ok I know That there are so much critism about this movie
"It wasn't scary"
"It had Sara Michelle Gellar in it"

Reviews from some papers
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Longingo
"Ultimately, it's a decent enough idea for a Halloween horror trick.")
(Boston Globne, Wesley Morris
"the movie feels like a salvo against the recent string of American Japonophila.")

Well I have also seen User reviews some liked it and some didn't some claim that Ju-On the Japanese version of this movie is better, Me I say it is in some ways but There is something about America and it's talent that can do that Japanese can't do so well, That's in it's Special Effects This movie isn't for the faint at heart, that don't mean that many will be scared from this movie, best way to see any horror movie is at the theaters, if you missed this at the theaters then You missed a great movie, only way to enjoy this movie is to turn up the surround sound turn the lights out and at night, and no one else is moving around

This movie is about a Curse That was Born upon a house in Japan and an american Caretaker gets assigned to take care of an elderly women at the house, This sets the story, but you quickly find out why it's a cursed house, a Grudge was set upon this house, a Relentless Grudge that kills everyone that it sets it's eye on, no one can escape this Grudge.

My Raiting - Overall (A)
Story - (A+)
Acting - (A)
Visual - (A+)
Direction - (A)
Scare Factor -(7/10)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Alright doods!

Number one pass time when having no computer/internet...

READING! I'll be doing one huge book review when I get back online full time. Look out for it. You cant keep a nenni down!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Book review

Thirty years after his death, Marsden Hexcamp's ‘Art of the Final Moment’ remains as sought after as ever. But this is no ordinary collection. Hexcamp's portfolio was completed with the aid of a devoted band of acolytes – and half a dozen victims, each of whom was slowly tortured to death so that their final agonies could be distilled into art.
When tiny scraps of Hexcamp's ‘art’ begin appearing at murder scenes alongside gruesomely displayed corpses, Detective Carson Ryder and his partner Harry Nautilus must go back three decades in search of answers.
Meanwhile an auction has been announced and the death collectors are gathering. These wealthy connoisseurs of serial-killer memorabilia will pay millions to acquire Hexcamp's art – unless Carson and Harry can beat them in their quest for the anti-grail.

This book is fantastic. Written by the author Jack Kerley, and one in a series of Detective Carson Ryder stories, it kept me hooked. Although it took me awhile to read, (not because of the book and story itself but because of things going on with myself), every new chapter got me wanting more, and I must admit that sometimes the story did drag a little. With very little new information being told to you. Dispite this, I suggest that the next time you're looking for a book to read, pick up a copy of this. The story before this edition is called The Hundredth Man and from what I can gather, the next edition is called The Broken Souls. With another novel called A Garden of Vipers. I'll be buying The Hundredth Man this week. Jack Kerley has now taken place next to Patricia Cornwell in my must buy books.

One of my fav movie quotes

It's shite being Scottish!! We're the lowest of the low. The scum of the fucking earth! The most wretched, miserable, servile pathetic trash that was ever shat into civilisation!. Some people hate the English. I don't. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are colonised by wankers. Can't even find a decent culture to be colonised by. We're ruled by effete arseholes! It's a shite state of affairs to be in, Tommy, and all the fresh air in the world wont make any fucking difference!! - Renton, Trainspotting

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bevelled Glass designs

When talking about the Lonach Gathering I attend most years, I'm sure I mentioned that there are stalls selling all sorts of things. After much searching on the web, I have found the site ran by one woman who I've bought a couple of beautiful Bevelled Glass designs from (as pictured at the left)

These suncatchers crate the most beautiful rainbow effect when shining through the bevelled glass. You need to hang them somwhere that the sunlight reflects for most of the day. I don't own one myself...YET...but I'm sure to find out if what is said is true, after I bought one for Luna =)

Wendy Goode, the designer, has been living in Scotland now for 4 years. She makes these suncatchers, mirrors and feathered pins. She uses different feathers for each design. The website is well worth a look and if you love the designs, you could be tempted to buy something. I've spotted something I want and I'm going to place an order after posting here.


I was watching something the other night, while suffering on my mum's sofa, called the Worlds Most Extreme TV Shows...or something like that...and I agree that some of the shows were extreme. Shows like Who's the Daddy? in the US. A woman, who is searching for her father, has to try and pick out which guy she thinks is her father. Some of the guys are actors and her actual father is there too, or a shows called Cheaters, where people are told about their cheating partners and then they face these partners and the person they are cheating with. The host was stabbed when he took a GF to face her cheating BF. Doesnt sound extreme huh? But those are only 2 of the shows mentioned. Some were really over the top. I'm getting to my rant, I promise!
There were shows from all over the world and they just happened to mention a show that was on TV here in the UK. It started off as Anatomy for Beginners and when it returned, it was Autopsy: Life and Death and it was about it's title. An Autopsy of a human body that was donated for medical research. The first show included subjects on movement, circulation, digestion and reproduction and the second show concentrated on subjects such as circulation, cancer, poisoning and ageing.

They cut open different human bodies and showed you all the different organs. Telling you about how any virus/infection could effect you, how you can die from them and how different muscles work in your body. They sliced a brain into bits and showed you the different parts of it. In my opinion, it was bloody brilliant! My rant? It's about how people complained about it! WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT IT?! It was educational!!! And to class it as extreme? shut the fuck up! If you don't like things like that, then switch channels. Don't bloody watch it. Don't sit there and say "OH. I don't like this but I think I'll watch it and then go complain about it"

For me, it was educational. It helped me explain to my gran what had happened to her when she had her mini stroke. I was able to explain to her about the blockage they said she had in her brain. If the show hadnt been on and I didnt take time out to watch it, I wouldnt have understood much about her mini stroke. There's only so much you can learn in school or from books. To actually watch them cut someone open and show you what you look like from the inside, was fascinating. No body was cut open without having the permission from the donor and their family. The donors face was covered. Dispite what people think, my opinion is that it was tastefully done, it was educational and extremely interesting. So to all the people who thought to complain about it..SHUT THE FUCK UP AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, CHANGE CHANNELS! Some people in this world want to learn about the human body in a way that doesnt involve books. That's my rant of the day over with lol

Friday, September 08, 2006

Another legendary Aussie passes away tragically

Nine-times Bathurst 1000 winner and Australian motor racing legend Peter Brock has been killed while competing in the Targa West Tarmac Rally in Western Australia.
Brock was partnered by Mick Hone in the race and they were competing in a Daytona Coupe.
Hone has been taken to hospital in a stable condition.
The West Australian Police Major Crash Squad has confirmed the car collided with a tree after going off a road near Gidgegannup, in Perth's north-east.
The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) said the accident occurred at approximately 11:50am (WST).
CAMS will conduct a full investigation into the incident and at the moment event officials are working with relevant civil authorities.
The Targa West Rally began in Perth yesterday and takes place over four days and is divided into two categories - competition and challenge.
His co-driver Mick Hone was injured but conscious as they rushed him to hospital
Hone's son, Justin said Peter's death has come as a shock.
"To hear my father is okay, you feel good for that but so awful for Peter and his family," he said.
Prime Minister John Howard said Peter would be remembered as a legend.
"I was shocked and saddened to hear of Peter Brock's death," Mr Howard said.
"The removal of Brockie takes away a legend of motor racing in Australia."
Opposition Leader Kim Beazley said Brock was an example off the track to aspiring race car drivers.
"Peter Brock's commitment to road safety has also had a significant influence on all Australians," he said.
Brock was born in Melbourne in 1945 and dominated Australian motor sport for the past three decades.
His great-great-uncle, Henry James, was a founder of the RACV and organised Australia's first motor sport event - the 1905 Sydney to Melbourne reliability trial.
In 1969, the manager of the newly formed Holden Dealer Team, Harry Firth, gave Brock his break with an offer to drive at Bathurst in a Monaro GTS 350.
Brock won his first Bathurst title in 1972 driving solo in a Torana XU1.
He was nicknamed "Peter Perfect" and later became known as the "King of the Mountain" after his success in the endurance races at Bathurst.
In 1997, Brock retired from full-time V8 Supercars racing and launched the Peter Brock Foundation, which provides support to a wide range of community programs.
Last year, Brock separated from his wife Beverly after 28 years of marriage but they remained close friends.
The 61-year-old is survived but his three children - Jamie, Robert and Alexandria.

Such a tragedy. 2 of Australia's legends have passed away tragically in the last four days. All I can think is "Who's going to be next?" Brockie, you'll always be King of the Mountain. RIP 05

Secret Liverpool Olympic bid revealed

Secret Liverpool Olympic bid revealed
2012 Olympics

We have recently received a leaked document regarding Liverpool making a shock bid to host the year 2012 Olympic Games. In an attempt to influence the members of the International Olympic committee on their choice of venues for the games in 2012, the organisers of Liverpool's bid had drawn up an itinerary and schedule of their own details which are detailed below.

- Opening Ceremony -A petrol bomb, thrown into the arena by a native of the Toxteth area, wearing the traditional costume of balaclava and shellsuit will ignite the Olympic flame.
- The Events -In previous Olympics Liverpool's competitors have not been particularly successful. In order to redress the balance some of the events have been altered slightly to the advantage of the local athletes.
- 100 Metres Sprint -Competitors will have to hold a DVD player and a microwave oven (one under each arm) and on the sound of a starting pistol a police dog will be released 10 metres behind the athletes.
- 110 Metres Hurdles -As above but with added obstacles, i.e. car bonnets, hedges, gardens, fences, walls etc.
- Hammer -The competitors are allowed the choice of hammer (Claw, Sledge etc.) The winner will be the one who can cause the most grievous bodily harm to members of the public within their allotted time.
- Weightlifting -From a standing position competitors will have various electronic goods placed in their arms. In order to complete a lift these items must be taken through a shop door and placed in a mate's van.
- Fencing -Entrants will be asked to dispose of as much stolen jewelry as possible within 5 minutes.
- Shooting -A series of targets will be set up to establish the competitor's ability over a range of disciplines. The targets are to be as follows:

A Moving Police Van
A Post Office Clerk
A Bank Teller or Securicor Driver
Their next door neighbour.
The Local Vicar

NB the 4th target to be followed by the ritual cry of "I thought he was a Bizzy" or "He pulled a knife on me"
- Boxing -Entry to be restricted to husband and wife teams and will take place on every Friday and Saturday night of the games. The husband will be given 15 pints of Stella and the wife will be told not to make him any tea when he gets home. The bout will then commence.
- Cycling Time Trials -Competitors will be asked to break into the Liverpool University bike shed and take an expensive mountain bike owned by some Mummy's Boy from the country on his first trip away from home against the clock.
- Cycling Pursuit -As above however this time the break in must occur at Liverpool Police Station and must be witnessed by an officer.
- Time Trial -The competitor who can waste the most of the courts valuable time before being found guilty will be adjudged the winner.
- Modern Pentathlon -Amended to include mugging, breaking and entry, flashing, joyriding and arson.
- The Marathon -A safe route has yet to be decided, but the competitors will be issued with sharp sticks and bags with which to pick up dog shit, crisp packets and used hypodermic syringes on their way round.
- Men's 50km Walk -Q. Why does the Mersey run through Liverpool?A. Because if it walked it would get mugged. Therefore for safety reasons this event has been cancelled.
- Relay -Each of four competitors to remove an appliance of their choice from a house in Cheshire and get it back to Liverpool using at least four different stolen cars.
- Archery -Each competitor will be given 3 needles, the winner will be the person who gets nearest to three different main veins in their own body.
- Discus -Will be decided by which contestant can get a hubcap off a car and throw it to his mate in the fastest time.

In addition the following exhibition events designed at promoting the local culture will be introduced.

- Pillow Eating -The contestant who can get the most pillow in their mouth after their 18 stone cellmate takes a shine to them will be adjudged the winner.
- Graffiti -To be decided on whom can spray the most obscenities on a neighbours wall in five minutes.
NB In order not to disadvantage local competitors marks will not be deducted for spelling mistakes.
- Baseball -Each competitor will be given a stainless steel baseball bat. Last person-standing wins.
- Closing Ceremony -In an attempt to capture the timeless beauty of Liverpool, competitors will be chased across Stanley Park by Knife wielding locals. They will then scatter to the four corners of the City to find their car aerial ripped off, driver side window broken and stereo liberated, with no sign of the lad who charged two quid to look after their motor. Their assailants will return to the park providing a riot of colour and sound as their shellsuits converge.

The Olympic Flame (if still in place) will be extinguished by eight Scallywags forming a circle and urinating on it. The closing speech will consist of the words "everyone in Liverpool's a natural comedian you know" and no one will laugh. Each visitor will be hugged on exiting the stadium and will return home to find their wallet missing.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Steve Irwin 1962-2006

Australian naturalist and television personality Steve Irwin has been killed by a stingray during a diving expedition off the Australian coast.
Mr Irwin, 44, died after being struck in the chest by the stingray's barb while he was filming a documentary in Queensland's Great Barrier Reef.
Read the rest of the story here.

Test the nation 2006

For anyone living in the UK that hasnt been living under a rock for the past few years, will know about the show on BBC1 every year called Test the Nation. The latest test the nation was aired on Saturday night and with little else to do that night, my mum and I sat the test. I was surprised with my result!
You have to answer 70 questions on observation, understanding, logic, puzzle solving and perception, with a time limit to each question.

If you have some spare time and want to test your IQ. Maybe even sit it for a laugh, then click here and test away. You'll need flash player for the graphical version of the test.

My result? I answered 56 of the 70 questions correct. Which makes my IQ 122. Hard to believe, I know but I do surprise people.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

neighbour from hell

I think I've talked before about one of my neighbours. In short, she tried to get into my house after she was woken up by my cat knocking over a box at 4am. She made a threat to "do me in" and she's glued my front door lock twice this year. Once when I was inside my house and the other when I was away for the weekend. Had to get the council to break me into my own flat. Well, in the local newspaper, last year, there was a story about how she had been involved in a fight with a doctors wife. It happened outside my building (while I was away for the weekend). I was annoyed that I wasnt there to see it happening but yesterday my mum showed me a story involving this neighbour. Brightened up my day, so it did!

A Woman at the centre of a love triangle with a doctor has admitted attacking a police officer. Nicola Beattie had previously assaulted Dr John Paterson's wife and pulled out a clump of her love rival's hair. The 31-year-old was eventually admonished for the assault on 54-year-old Audrey Paterson. But Beattie was back in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for another incident at the GP's new home in Ferryhill.
Beattie, of *** *********** *****, refused to leave the property on June 8 this year and shouted and swore. She also attacked and injured a police officer at the home, kicking him on the body. Beattie, represented by solicitor David Sutherland, admitted breach of the peace, assault and her previous convictions.
Sheriff Annella Cowan said she would have to call for background reports and deferred sentence until the end of the month. Asked later if she was still in a relationship with Dr Paterson, whom she met about four years ago, Beattie spat out a four-letter word and refused to comment further. She was the doctor's girlfriend when she attacked his wife at their marital home in the suburb of Kingswells in April last year. Police had already been called to the property when Beattie, who was about to leave, lunged at her victim in the early hours of the morning.
Beattie was also charged with breaking the peace by threatening to kill the doctor's wife. Her not guilty plea to that charge was accepted. The court previously heard that it was understood the marriage was over and the doctor, in his 50s, was to be leaving his home in Kingswells. Beattie was ordered to behave for six months and later escaped any punishment when she was admonished for keeping her side of the bargain. It also emerged that Dr Paterson's wife took out a court order against him and claimed he had been banned from verbally abusing her.
AHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Now I cant wait to see her outside in the street. I'll most likely laugh in her face!

Thursday, August 31, 2006


A little message for some people who might do both of these things *smug face* There's one person I know who visits here and he should take notice of this pic. Although I know he'll laugh at it.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Scottish TV

Most people who might read this wont actually be scottish but the reason for this post is to urge everyone to take up reading and to hopefully expand their reading material to another author.

The author I'm talking about is Ian Rankin.

Bestselling crime-writer Ian Rankin was born in Fife, Scotland, in 1960. He was educated at Edinburgh University. On graduating he worked for the civil service, later working as a researcher and journalist.His first published book was The Flood (1986). Knots and Crosses (1987) was the first in a series of novels featuring Inspector John Rebus and set in contemporary Scotland. Ian Rankin is married with two sons, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was awarded an OBE in 2002.
The new Rebus starts very soon on Scottish TV and I cant wait! Anyone who hasnt read an Ian Rankin novel, get to your nearest bookstore/library and start reading them. You wont regret it!

Ian Rankin's Rebus
Rebus on STV
Ian Rankin facts

Emmys 2006 Results

I completely forgot about the Emmys but here are some of the results, which pleased me because my beloved 24 won some awards!!

Outstanding comedy series - The Office
Outstanding drama series - 24
Actor in a comedy - Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
Actress in a comedy - Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
Actor in a drama - Kiefer Sutherland (24)
Actress in a drama - Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Supporting actor in a drama - Alan Alda (The West Wing)
Supporting actress in a drama - Blythe Danner (Huff)
Supporting actor in a comedy - Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
Supporting actress in a comedy - Megan Mullally (Will & Grace)
Drama direction - 24
Drama writing - The Sopranos
Comedy direction - My Name is Earl
Comedy writing - My Name is Earl
Mini-series - Elizabeth I
TV movie - The Girl in the Cafe
Actor in a mini-series/TV movie - Andre Braugher (Thief)
Actress in a mini-series/TV movie - Helen Mirren (Elizabeth I)
Supporting actor in a mini-series/TV movie - Jeremy Irons (Elizabeth I)
Supporting actress in mini-series/TV movie - Kelly Macdonald (The Girl in the Cafe)

Monday, August 28, 2006

Lonach Gathering 2006

Well, I'm back after a weekend of being away attending 165th Lonach Highland Gathering and Games in Scotland (for anyone who is thinking what I mean)
I've talked about the Lonach Gathering before on this blog and about how some well known celebs attended most years. Billy Connelly is the patron of the Gathering and attends every year. Famous names that have been there in the past have been Sean Connery, Steve Martin and Robin Williams. This year...there were none and I'll explain later.

We headed off for Bellabeg, Strathdon on friday morning. We decided that we would set up our tents early and when the rest of our group joined us at my mum's house, we would head off for the weekend. My mum, Nod and myself had fun trying to set up the tents (being sarcastic). After 4pm, everyone else joined us and we set off. I don't like camping much and I've not been feeling all that great, so I expected to end up hating my weekend away. I was so wrong.
We sat up on friday night, got drunk, pissed about, complained about insects and the people who had set up camp beside us. The next morning, we were up early to watch the March of the Clansmen and pipe band and just before noon, we headed towards the main field. We browsed the stalls, that are there every year, before standing to watch some events. That's when we first spotted Billy Connelly. After getting all excited at spotting him, we headed back to our tent for some lunch. We were lucky to end up with beautiful sunshine for the whole afternoon. I ended up with sunburn on my face, neck and arms!
We headed back to the main field to see the last March of the Clansmen and because Nod was the only one taking pics, I pulled him away to somewhere that would be easy to get pics of Billy but he stood at the wrong side and ended up just getting pics of his hair! If he stood beside me, he would have got a perfect view!!
After the games up finished, we headed back for the night to our tents, and spent the night making fires, complaining again about the people beside us, getting drunk and trying to cover from the downpour that tried to ruin our fun.

All in all.....a bloody great weekend. I'm disappointed that no celebs were there this year. There's a couple of reasons for this. 1) It's been said that Billy Connelly had a bad ear infection, which was thought needed surgery. He didnt need surgery afterall but people stayed away because he still felt bad. 2) Billy had wanted this years Lonach to remain a family affair so he could spend time with his new baby grand-daughter, Barbra. There were pics of him with Barbra in the papers. Dispite the show of effection for his family, some people ended up annoyed that he seemed selfish by not inviting anyone. One thing to say to those people...SHUT THE FUCK UP! I don't have any of the pics to show you but in a few days, that might all change. I'll post them all when I get copies. For anyone reading this, and who is in easy travel distance of Bellabeg, Strathdon, then you should all head to the Lanch Gathering on the last saturday of August!

Lonach Gathering 2005

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

there always seems to be something

Just as I thought nothing else could go wrong....it did!

Today I signed online and started a convo with Luna in chat. While doing this, I was reading a message on myspace. One of my friends was showing me the profile of one of her friends, and while the page was loading, I started typing to Luna. All of a sudden my comp switched itself off like the cocky bitch it is. It booted itself up again and I clicked on the connect button. It started to connect and then the shit hit the fan. My screen went weird and everything stalled. I got the comp switched off and let it sit for a few minutes, then tried to turn it on. This time I didnt even get as far as the comp booting up. Nothing was happening at all.
After much talking with Luna on the phone, I decided it would be best to get my other comp set up. Only problem? The OS is Win98! The guy it was bought from (family friend) had given me a disc with WinME but could I find said disc? NO. I thought it would be least annoying with ME added for a few days. Gives me time to contact a guy I know who can hopefully get me back on XP Pro. So until the day I can get XP Pro back, I have to settle for Win98 and I'm not a happy bunny about that. I had futher problems getting my connection back, getting firefox and mirc to download. I cant get gtalk added to the comp because it requires Win2000/XP and I'm back to basics with my mirc. All in all it's been a shitty day!

Monday, August 21, 2006

when signing in..

I almost forgot! Blogger is offering to update to the new Blogger in Beta.

At this moment in time, we cant use this. Most likely because we're a group blog but that should change in the near future. So Luna and Daniel..when you sign into your blogger account, it'll most likely ask you to move to this Blogger in Beta. You'll see a button that will say something like "I don't want to blah blah blah" Click that because it will only say we cant move just yet. If you want to read more about the features offered with Blogger in Beta, then read this and you'll see what's up. When we can move, I'll let you know what's up and stuff.


Alright, doods!

5 days till the Lonach Gathering takes place. I'm looking forward to it but at the same time I'm dreading it. For anyone who doesnt know...I ended up in hospital after having an asthma attack. I'm told it was pretty mild. MILD?!?! I'm doing ok and I'm back kicking bottom. I'm dreading the Lonarch because I got a little worried with this mild attack. It's the first time I've experienced this since I was told I had asthma. So you can imagine why it's put the shitters in me.
We leave for Strathdon (area where the lonach takes place) on Friday afternoon. I have to head back to my mum's on thursday to help get things ready to leave. I can imagine it's going to be one of those days when we can never find anything to take with us. Wouldn't be so bad if we werent camping for the weekend. Apart from the hassle of getting things looked out and then setting up, it'll be a good weekend. As long as I don't have to suffer because of the amount of walking involved. Anyone who hasnt read my review from the Lonach last year, you can read it here.

I'm hoping there will be a few celebs there again this year. I'm still praying for Sean Connery to show up. The year he did turn up, we never managed to attend =( It'll make my weekend if he turns up. He may be old but he's hella sexy! and I know it's not just me who thinks that. When I return on the monday, I shall tell you all who attended/how the weekend went/all other gossip, and HOPEFULLY I'll have pics to show you too. Till then...AS YOU WERE!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Where The Hell Is Matt???

Someone posted this link on a forum I belong to. I think it's ace. WATCH IT!!!!


Friday, August 11, 2006

all in one go

Ever tried something new and hated it? When Coke Zero came out here, I gave it a try and hated the taste but for some reason I now love it. Buy at least a bottle a day

great coke taste. zero sugar
It still can't beat diet coke!

With my Gran's brother being up for a holiday, I've not been spending much time with my gran. More so for the fact that he drives me bloody crazy. Example: We're going to my mum's tomorrow. He's never been there before and my gran told him that it can take an hour to get there (35 minutes when I'm driving). So he gets his map out to see which way to drive there. Now I had told him that he can follow me so he doesnt get lost. Upon him reading the map, he decided he knew how to get there better than me. Told me that I was wrong in my directions. Pisses me off, so he does or is it just old age rearing its ugly head and making me get pissed at everything these days?

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

song for the girls

For all the females out there. You've probably seen it before but here ya go!

At first I was afraid, I was petrified.
When you said you had 10 inches, Lord I almost died!
But I'd spent so many years just waiting for a man that long,
That I grew strong, And I knew that I could take you on...

But there you are, another lie,
I was ready for a Big Mac and you've brought me a French Fry!
I should have known that it was bullshit, just a sad pathetic dream
Should have known there was no Anaconda lurking in those jeans!

Go on now..GO!, Walk out the door,
Don't you promise me 10 inches, then turn up with only 4!
Weren't you a brat to think I wouldn't find you out!?
Don't you know we're only joking when we say size don't count??!!

I will survive! I will survive!
Cuz as long as I have batteries,
My sex life's gonna thrive!
I will always have good sex,
with a handful of latex!
I will survive! I will survive! Hey! Hey!

It took all my self control not to laugh out loud,
When I saw your little weiner standing tall and proud!
But to hell with your ego and to hell with all your needs,
Now I'm saving all my lovin' for a cordless multispeed!

I will survive! I will survive!
Cuz as long as I have batteries,
My sex life's gonna thrive!
I will always have good sex,
with a handful of latex!
I will survive! I will survive! Hey! Hey!

Monday, August 07, 2006

riddle me this, riddle me that

New feature to our blog (if I can remember about it lol)...I'm going to post a riddle and I want you all to THINK about it. Try and figure it out WITHOUT cheating by looking it up. First one is...

Who makes it, has no need of it.
Who buys it, has no use for it.
Who uses it can neither see nor feel it.
What am I?


I was watching Big Brother and to win a chinese meal, they had to discuss certain questions of the world. Here's one for you...

Why do humans have eyebrows?

can I survive?!

That is the question that needs to be asked as of tomorrow. My Gran's brother comes up from Corby, England, tomorrow for a whole week and even though he's an ok old dood, he can be uber annoying.

When my Gran was in hospital early this year after having a mini stroke, he came up for a week to be near her. Now, I'm not bitching about helping someone with travel problems to go see my Gran in hospital. That's not me at all. I'm bitching about how boring and monotonous he can be. There's no taking away the fact that he would help anyone in trouble. The main reason is him going on and on about his family in England.
He has two daughters. One he doesnt talk to, the other is a head mistress in some posh school for girls, and this is the fact we hear over and over again. "Linda this" and "Linda that"...ANNOYS THE SHIT OUT OF ME! With him going on about his daughters highlife, my mum is working herself into the ground to make her house look perfect. So that she doesnt let down my Gran. "Can't have him talking about how unclean we are"

WHAT BULLSHIT! I mean, yeah. It would be nice for him to not think less of us BUT with my mum running herself into the ground to make sure it doesnt happen, she's making herself ill. She works from 7am to 1pm. She comes home and paints/cleans/moves stuff about. Then she goes back to work at 4pm, she's back home for 6pm to feed the horses. Then she's working again at 6:30pm. She'll finally get home at about 8pm and she's back into make sure things are perfect. That's not right! and I cant stay out there and help her because I have to be in town to make sure my Gran has transport to places. All this for some old fart. Makes me mad, it does!

Final Destination 3

I was sent a copy of Final Destination 3 on friday and I have to say...If you've not already seen it, then RENT THIS DVD!

A lot of people would say that by the end of a trilogy, a story is played out, and I'm one of those people. There's only a few trilogy movies that I like and now Final Destination is one of them. I have to admit that the second movie bored me but I still own it on dvd. I expected this movie to do the same. How wrong was I?

The movie is about a group of teenagers in their Senior year and the outcome of visiting a theme park. Much like the other two movies..One of the teens has a vision, which leads to some of the kids getting off a Rollercoaster. One by one, they start to die. The pretty much explains the storyline BUT with the dvd version, you can pick what happens at certain points in the movie. I've now watched 3 different versions of the movie and it's bloody brilliant!

Like I said before, I didnt like the second FD. It seemed to move away from the teen horror genre by having mostly Adult characters, which I think took away the thrill of the movie. I have to admit, the death scenes were excellent but I struggle to decide on anything else that was good about it. FD3 is teen death! It completes the trilogy on a high. The death scenes are brilliant. I'm a gore freak, what can I say? It's well worth seeing. So get your asses down to the nearest place to rent dvds and RENT THIS ONE!