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.'s a good movie and worth watching at least once to see the events take fold. Kickingupastorm rating for it shall be 6/10