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 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!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Universal truths

1) Triangular sandwiches taste better than square ones.
2) At the end of every party there is always a girl crying.
3) One of the most awkward things that can happen in a pub is when
your pint-to-toilet cycle gets synchronised with a complete stranger.
4) You've never quite sure whether it's ok to eat green crisps.
5) Everyone who grew up in the 80's has entered the digits 55378008 into a calculator
6) Reading when you're drunk is horrible.
7) Sharpening a pencil with a knife makes you feel really manly.
8) You're never quite sure whether it's against the law or not to have a fire in your back garden.
9) Nobody ever dares make cup-a-soup in a bowl.
10) You never know where to look when eating a banana.
11) Its impossible to describe the smell of a wet cat.
12) Prodding a fire with a stick makes you feel manly.
13) Rummaging in an overgrow garden will always turn up a bouncy ball.
14) You always feel a bit scared when stroking horses.
15) Everyone always remembers the day a dog ran into your school.
16) The smaller the monkey the more it looks like it would kill you at the first given opportunity.
17) Some days you see lots of people on crutches.
18) Every bloke has at some stage while taking a pee, flushed half way through and then raced against the flush.
19) Old women with mobile phones look wrong.
20) Its impossible to look cool whilst picking up a Frisbee.
21) Driving through a tunnel makes you feel excited.
22) You never ever run out of salt.
23) Old ladies can eat more than you think.
24) You can't respect a man who carries a dog.
25) There's no panic like the panic you momentarily feel when you've got your hand or head stuck in something.
26) No one knows the origins of their metal coat hangers.
27) Despite constant warning, you have never met anybody who has had their arm broken by a swan.
28) The most painful household incident is wearing socks and stepping on an upturned plug.
29) People who don't drive slam car doors too hard.
30) You've turned into your dad the day you put aside a thin piece of wood specifically to stir paint with.
31) Everyone had an uncle who tried to steal their nose.
32) Bricks are horrible to carry.
33) In every plate of chips there is a bad chip.
34) Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting
it in a fruit salad.

For Pet Owners


To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door - nose height.

Dear Dogs and Cats,

The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The
other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw
print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it
becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing
in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack.
Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help
because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very
sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to
ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when
they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other
stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking
tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to
maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom.
If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it
is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your
paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through
the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years
--canine or feline attendance is not required.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's
butt. I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on
our front door:

To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our

1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off thefurniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)
3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak

Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

1. Eat less
2. Don't ask for money all the time
3 Are easier to train
4. Normally come when called
5. Never ask to drive the car
6. Don't hang out with drug-using friends
7. Don't smoke or drink
8. Don't have to buy the latest fashions
9. Don't want to wear your clothes
10. Don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and...
11. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.