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!