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« Reply #555 on: September 15, 2018, 04:53:28 PM »

Lol actually I only saw one SOG in an old National Lampoon but it was hilarious.
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« Reply #556 on: September 17, 2018, 12:37:45 AM »

Been a while since I've posted any pictures of Ash, so here is one that I like.





He might look cute in this picture but any time I sat him down to go do something he'd burst out crying (it was coming up to his nap time and we were just waiting on the kettle boiling to make him up a bottle and put him down for a sleep.
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« Reply #557 on: September 17, 2018, 09:28:38 AM »

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« Reply #558 on: September 17, 2018, 01:22:07 PM »

So today I was travelling into work. I'd stopped at the front gate and my ID is being checked. Ok, all is well and normal so far.

A cyclist motions for me to wind down my window, and on doing so immediatey launches into a tirade about how I'd cut him off at the roundabout just outside camp. He was being all wrathful and shouty at me.

I do have to admit, I genuinely did not see him at the roundabout. I hadn't even been looking out for cyclists, but then as I pointed out to him I am not sure what difference that would have made as I was sitting in the passanger seat.

I bet he is an officer too lol.

After the friends and families day on Saturday we'd to do a fod plod across the airfield and make sure no litter that could be ingested by an aircraft engine is left. We had a junior officer in charge. Now normally our sections responsibility is to do from the southern fence to about half way up the runway. This officer noticed other large sections of the airfield were not being done however, so he had us do from the southern fence, right over the airfield to the northern fence and then up along the taxiway to cover another area.

At 10:00 when aircraft were supposed to be going flying we were still out there walking up and down the runway. Going to guess two things. One is that this officer did not read the email about the FOD plod where it mentioned rather than being station wide it was supposed to be targetted on specific areas. The other one thing is that I am guessing he is going to have to explain why he delayed the flying program.

Prince Andrew was visiting today. I have varying opinions of different members of the royal family depending on what I've thought on them when I've met them, or from stories of them from workmates who have met the ones I've not. I tend to have a lower opinion of ones who did lots of charity work not because they really wanted to, but because it made them look good in the public eye (not naming any names there though, but I know a few stories about comments some people have made when they were "off camera" for example).

Mostly though I don't care either way, they are there and as long as Queen Liz keeps sending me pay checks I am a happy enough man. Andrew however, is the only one I would say I genuinely dislike. One of the RAF Police I was working with yesterday described him a spoiled, petulant child which pretty much matches up to everything I've heard from anyone else who has ever encountered him. Oh, and apparently he is very unhappy because one of his daughters is getting married and neither the BBC or Sky were interested in televising the event. Shame we don't have public access broadcasters in the UK.

Guess he'll just have to be like all us plebs and hire someone to record the event for him then.

Went into the DEOC's office to ask if with the exercise they are running tomorrow, if we'd be required to do a brief. The DEOC looked at me in some surprise and said "How do you know about that? It's is a secret!"

My reply that I'd found out about it when my wife asked me when she'd read it on the announcements on the station facebook page did not go down well. Nor did it help when everyone else working in his office said "Oh, yeah we saw it was announced on the local newspapers as well."

So now, everyone has to pretend they don't know about it and the whole thing will come as a surprise for them tomorrow. However, since tomorrow is the third anniversery of us losing Lilly-Beth I had already asked for the day off so I can go to the cemetery. I can tell I've been feeling a bit wound up about it recently, feeling short tempered and often wanting to hit someone. Or be hit by someone, either way feels like it would help. Unfortunately almost everyone else is on leave too, so Inhumanly Tall Dave & Ryan (or as I call him, Jack Ryan, the inaction hero) are going to have to deal with everything themselves.
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« Reply #559 on: September 18, 2018, 04:07:12 AM »

Oh, I should also explain that someone being called Jack is an expression used to indicate someone being lazy and or selfish and expecting others to do their share of the work for them, hence 'Jack' Ryan is not some sort of compliment.
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« Reply #560 on: September 18, 2018, 05:41:53 AM »

So the British cave diver acused by Elon Musk of being a pedo is going to sue him. Wonder why Musk decided to take this route? Has he had some private investigator looking into the guy or is it just purely the ego of someone who increasingly looks like a bit of a spoiled child when he doesn't get his own way?

Well, I'd imagine even if he loses the case he won't be short of few dollars afterwards. Although I did hear that vile excuse for a human, Katie Hopkins lost the case against her and is facing bankrupcy. Couldn't hope to happen to a more deserving person really. Honestly, I wouldn't feel sorry for her one bit if she ended up homeless and begging on the street. Maybe she can try running off to another country as a refugee, one of the 'cockroaches', she thinks should be drowned at sea.

Did you know that out of all the countries in the world, Iran takes in the most refugees? Accident of geography or do I just not appreciate the delights that life there doubtless has to offer?

Hmm, seeing some posts about a film I could be interested in looking out for. Has anyone seen 'What the Waters Left Behind'? Wondering if it is a The Hills Have Eyes type movie or something a bit more Lovecraftian, as from the screen shots it could go either way (or I guess both). Might have to do some digging on that one.
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« Reply #561 on: September 18, 2018, 10:46:27 AM »

What The Waters Left Behind seems to be an Argentinian torture porn movie, judging by the trailer I saw.
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« Reply #562 on: September 18, 2018, 11:21:55 AM »

So not one where the flooded village was overtaken by deep sea dwelling humanoids then. Bum!
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« Reply #563 on: September 18, 2018, 11:52:23 AM »

So not one where the flooded village was overtaken by deep sea dwelling humanoids then. Bum!
For some reason this really made me laugh.
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« Reply #564 on: September 19, 2018, 05:01:24 AM »

Went out to the cemetery yesterday (accompanied by Kristi, Ash, Mum and Elizabeth). Took a Mr Men book out to read to her, but when we got there I didnít feel like reading it. Weíd bought some bunches of flowers and I took along stuff to make sure the headstone was all clean. It has been raining heavily, so there was no bird crap to clean off, just the leaves from nearby trees.

Bought a pair of scissors to trim the flower stems with. There must have been a burr or something on the outside edge of them and it sliced my finger open. I told Kristi when we got home Iíd use some sandpaper on it to get it all smooth. For some reason she thought I was talking about my finger rather than the scissors.

Popped into the local Asdaís on the way home. Bought Ash a drum kit (I have a lot of relatives who have for decades been waiting on getting revenge on me for buying their kids trumpets, drum kits, water pistols, speaking dolls and what not. I have slightly frustrated them by buying all these things for Ash first). Mum got him some more toys and clothes. She keeps asking if she can buy him stuff beforehand, and we keep saying to her, you are his gran, you get to spoil him all you want. Guess certain other family members ungratefulness when she has bought their kidís stuff has really left a small mental scar there.

Early evening arrived and Ash hadnít pooped once all day, but he was having some very loud farts, his stomach felt rock solid and he was clearly in some pain, so we gave him a bottle of sugar water. That stuff will clear out a baby pretty quickly and soon he was his usual cheerful self. Alas as the night went on it was also very clear he was now on a sugar high and wasnít going to be going to sleep any time soon. But at least he was back to his usual cheerful, smiley self. Got him to sleep around 22:00 finally, but he woke back up at 05:00. Suspect Kristi will have a fun day with him today though.

Mum and sister head back home tomorrow. Nice seeing them but I am so looking forward to a weekend without anyone else staying with us. It has been quite some time since this last happened, although Iíll be kicking Kristi and Ash out so I can get the carpet clearer out and do the living room and man cave floors.

I was thinking about the argument on why Britain and France stand up to Germany prior to the invasion of Poland. Normally the excuse given is that no one in the first two countries wanted a repeat of WW1 and the loss of life that caused. In that case then why were the Germans so eager to risk it? Beyond the whole national pride thing that the army wasnít defeated in the field, I wonder what was different about their psyche that it did happen. Was it purely (as I think Goering said, certainly one of the high level Germans mentioned it during Nuremberg), that the mass of people is easily led from the top and just say that everyone who doesnít agree with you is a traitor. It shows how little people learn from history that the same tactics appear to work today just as well.
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« Reply #565 on: September 19, 2018, 01:43:14 PM »

Was having a think about what John Carpenter films I should show Kristi before we go to see him perform live. Not a big fan of Dark Star, Christine and Elvis I don't think he actually did the music for, The Fog, The Thing, Hallowe'en, Prince of Darkness, In The Mouth of Madness... all to scary for her.

So I think I can get away with Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York, Big Trouble In Little China Town, They Live and...



Ghosts of Mars.
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« Reply #566 on: Today at 01:30:26 AM »

Ah the morning routine. Get up, give Ash a dummy while I go downstairs to sort him out a bottle. Get a bottle out of the fridge, put the kettle on to warm up water for it, go to the toilet for a pee while it boils, but boiling water in a cup with the bottle, go check on the cat, clean his tray and give him food while the bottle warms up, take the bottle up stairs and give it to Ash before going to brush my teeth and normally at this point I'll need to go poop (why this can't be combined with the earlier pee?) have a wash and a shave, put the news on my laptop while I check BMDO and facebook. Relax for a bit, then go back downstairs to iron my uniform, get dressed and wait for the clock to tick on far enough to be worth heading into work without being too early.

I hate having a routine and yet it appears to be necessary, otherwise I end up going into work and forgetting my ID.
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« Reply #567 on: Today at 06:26:12 AM »

According to Satchel Pooch:

"Without routines, no one pets you, no one feeds you, it's chaos!!!"
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« Reply #568 on: Today at 08:56:12 AM »

So today I had to take my combat boots back to stores for a new pair. Not normally the sort of thing I could find to blog about, but man Iíve had those boots now for 17 years. They have (by my rough calculations) travelled enough to almost have been around the circumference of the world twice (and are therefore superior to Magellan who didnít even manage it once) and were the most comfortable boots I have ever walked in. Some years ago, they changed from those black leather boots to brown ones made from more modern fabrics, but Iíve stuck with my old ones as long as I could. After Mondayís FOD plod though the rubber sole started falling off in clumps and I had to (regretfully), get them replaced.

When I took them into stores the stacker was quite shocked that I still had black boots, and even more surprised that I did not want to change them for the new ones.

I rarely find change to be for the better when it comes to work though. Invariably it leads to me having to do some more work.

Hmm, bright sunny day out of east window, but south window says clouds and rain. If I was the Russians/Taliban/ISIS/North Koreans/Illuminati, today is the day Iíd choose to invade. No point in fighting a battle in the rain and dying cold.

Oh, my boots came with some sort of applicator stick that contains beeís wax and is to repel salt. Never needed that on my old boots.

What am I going to do with those 50 tins of black boot polish now?

Kids today, they really have no idea what it was like back in the day.

Was using my work computer today and got a message telling me there was a problem and I needed to log out and back in. Ignored this quite a lot until I got annoyed with it flashing up and logged out, then went to log back in.

Computer said no, I have locked your account because I am an evil-minded prick with nothing better to do than waste my users time.

I went into give my secret answers to reset my password and again the computer said no before locking me out.

So, I called the help centre and after choosing a bunch of different options by pushing assorted buttons where an automated voice kept telling me I should troubleshoot with the virtual online agent before contacting the SPOC. The irony that if I could have accessed the online agent, well that would mean I could access my computer and I then wouldnít need the online agent was not lost on me. Anyway, finally I got told (after picking I donít know how many menu options) that I could not request a password change for myself, and Iíd have to speak to my LSO.

Now, that would be fine if I knew who my LSO is. As it turned out it would have been easier if my LSO had known he was my LSO, never mind me knowing who he is. As it was it turned out to be IT Dave.

Anyway, he found out the process he had to go through to get my password reset, which he dutifully went through and got an automated reply saying it would take up to 12 hours to get my password reset. My request to get sent home since I couldnít then do any work until my password was fixed was however denied.

Once I got back from lunch my new password was ready however.

Feel like submitting a complaint that they didnít make me wait the full 12 hours really.

I miss the days when I loved being in the RAF, but those days died around the same time that Bebo did.

I know a lot of you out there avoid social media, but for those of you who are on facebook, I assume at some point youíve seen those posts that start ď99% of people wonít repost this butÖĒ When I see one of them, that is about as far as I read. A big part of disguising being a sociopath is making sure you fit in with the crowd as much as possible. Being part of the 1% who will repost these things would only advertise my difference even more, so to everyone who makes these posts Iíd just like to say.

Thanks for the warning folks. Without it I might up posting all sorts of stuff.
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