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« Reply #990 on: February 14, 2019, 03:59:40 PM »

I shall add that to my viewing list Trevor, thanks.

So, sitting here on my last night shift for a while. Although I have a meal in my bag, decided to join the others in getting a take out tonight since its my last chance for a bit. The dinner won't go to waste though, I can have that either before I go to bed or maybe even for breakfast tomorrow.

Think there might be five people left in the building tonight.

Well, if you include Swimboy as a person. Which I generally don't. :P

Going to have to find some time to get writing short stories again. Just not been happening recently with all the demands on my time. I will be glad to have this play over and done with in less than 3 weeks. Will look for another of Kristi's hobbies to get involved in with her, as the theatre club really didn't work out the way I had hoped. Too much of a Queen Bee thing going on there.

Hoping to do the gym tonight, but that depends on what time my food actually gets here at. I miss being able to run for six hours a day. Can't imagine having six straight hours to myself for anything other than sleep these days lol even if my body was still up to running four hours in the morning and two at night (believe me, it isn't).

Bit disappointed with the end of the TV show I was watching. Ok, it is set up for a second season, but if that doesn't happen then the ending is very much like that terrible Jodie Foster one that I can't remember the name of. The s**tty ending didn't work in that one either.

Sat all the way through that damn movie just for her 'dad' to turn up. Great one. Pfft.
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« Reply #991 on: February 15, 2019, 05:52:50 PM »

It is an odd night tonight. I am feeling rather gloomy. Wanted to do a few fun things today, but none of them came to pass. Still, got my highlanders painted up and building them just now. Doing them in three teams, one anti-tank rifle, one light morter and a bren gun. Then it is back to the paratroopers. I'd build them tonight but I am now out of superglue.

Decided since I seem to be listening to a lot of music on Youtube, that I should take some time and actually tell it what songs I like.

That was it can stop putting on effing Metallica. I like the Black album, but not much else, only the odd song here and there and yet whatever metal I stick on it seems to lead down a path that takes me to Metallica. Did James Hetfield sell his soul to Youtube to get them played more?

Honestly wouldn't surprise me there. The guy is a tosser. And has stupid facial hair. No idea what the rest of the band is like though.

I wonder who would win in a wrestling match between all my favourite sci-fi horror movie villains?

If I do end my campaign, Kristi has said she'd like to try running one. Hmm, that would mean I get to play again. I did figure out a way to allow the campaign to continue depending on what the party does.

Not watched the news. Wonder how the world is doing, falling over and all going to rats**t no doubt according to the headlines. Funny how willing people are to believe headlines even when they profess not to be fooled by such things. Much the same as with politicians I guess.
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« Reply #992 on: February 16, 2019, 06:28:37 AM »

How I seem to be feeling today.

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« Reply #993 on: February 16, 2019, 06:02:09 PM »

So my mood is down this weekend. Got an urge to dig out Brigand Doom and give that a read, listen to goth music and ignore the world. Got my headphones up loud and wishing I'd bought more than four beers at the shop. Still, at the very worst, I know my mood will pick up next week when I go to a gig. I tend to get quite hyper when I am going to see a band I like live.

I should watch some cheesy bad movies to tide me over.

Kristi is talking about running her own campaign in D&D if I end mine. She's never DM'd before so we are just discussing pro's and con's of various ways of running a game. Dragged Kristi and Ash out for a walk today. Did a circular around the town, down past the harbour. For once we didn't pick up ice creams down there. She talked about the community council's campaign (a voluntary body) to try and limit the county council's cuts (an elected body). I like listening to her chat. Means I don't have to. I suck at small talk, so having someone else willing to chat is always a bonus.

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« Reply #994 on: February 17, 2019, 02:01:45 AM »

this is why we need to go drinking together when you're here. i'm quite happy to talk incessantly when allowed to. Cheers *and i am NEVER boring. confusing, yes, but never boring, lol!*
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« Reply #995 on: February 18, 2019, 08:21:31 AM »

Believe me I am quite happy to go drinking. If you join us in LA I know an excellent bar we can go to, although I suggest wearing black, demin and leather. If you join us in SLC then I know a place that does great craft beers, one of which hovered around the 20% mark as I recall. Didn't taste bad either.

1596 days left in the my job. In 1596 Calais was occupied by the Arch Duke Albrect of Austria. England, France and the Netherlands decided that they didn't like Spain more than they didn't like each other and allied against Spain. Cadiz was plundered by an Anglo Dutch fleet. The Ottoman's beat an allied Austria-Hungary & German force at the battle of Kerestes and Shakespeare's son Hamnet died, possibly of the Black Plague.

So a bunch of 15 year old girls ran off to Syria a few years back to join the Caliphate out there. Now 19, one of them is pregnant and want's to come back to the UK (her third child, the previous two died of various illnesses). She doesn't see anything wrong with all the beheadings and what not that went on under Daesh, and says we can take her word for it that she isn't a danger to anyone else, hasn't learned how to make bombs or anything and we should all have sympathy for her. She says she wasn't fooled or brainwashed as a 15 year old and knew exactly what she was doing when she wanted to go over there.

Uh huh. I know by UN laws you cannot make a person stateless, but I am not inclined to think she should be welcomed back with open arms.
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« Reply #996 on: February 18, 2019, 12:07:34 PM »

Found this floorplan today. I may have to run a modern day game just so I can use this in an RPG.


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« Reply #997 on: February 18, 2019, 12:22:27 PM »

Just for anyone who needs cheering up.




If that doesn't make you feel a bit better there really is no hope for you.

Ash's hair looks fairly ginger in that picture, although in truth almost a year on we haven't actually been able to decide what colour his hair actually is. Some days it looks blonde, others brown and occasionally reddish. As Kristi says, he has mood hair.

Spent pretty much the entire day at work looking through records of other peoples work and data mining stuff from it to put on a spreadsheet. Started about 09:00, finished at 16:10. My eyes felt like they wanted to bleed by the end of that let me tell you.

Still, as I keep reminding myself. It is better than being outside working on aircraft. They look all nice and shiny on TV but up close, they are dirty, smelly and leak strange fluids.

A bit like elderly aunts really.

Yeah, Top Gun doesn't seem quite as glamourous now does it!

Had a conversation recently where I mentioned I moved all my investments out of the UK before the Brexit vote and still hadn't started putting money in as the pound as was going to crash as soon as Brexit finally happened. He was telling me I couldn't know for sure that the pound wouldn't go up in value. Technically that is true. Equally technically, the odds of winning the jackpot on the UK national lottery is 49,000,000 to one which is the same odds as Elvis landing a UFO on the Loch Ness Monster head, therefore since people have won the national lottery many times Elvis must be out there flying around in his space ship looking for a place to land. It is true just because every time something indicates a no deal situation the pound has went down it doesn't mean that it will if things work out the way it looks like it is all going.

But the pound is going to lose value relative to other currencies if we leave on a no deal. I was hearing someone saying how this would be great for us, as our exports will be cheaper and imports more expensive giving us a competative edge on the world market.

This is also true and would indeed be a great thing. If we had a huge manufacturing base to take advantage of that. We don't. That is a secondary economy. We are a tertiary economy. The UK makes money based on things like banking and information. We are no longer the workshop of the world.

Maybe I am just living in an alternate reality to everyone else and the one they are in, we do have lots of industry?
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« Reply #998 on: February 19, 2019, 02:40:37 AM »

Couldn't get Ash to go to sleep last night until after 22:00. Figured he'd sleep later this morning though.

Hell no.

Got him up, gave him some breakfast and a bottle. I think he might have fallen asleep again which would allow Kristi to get a nice lie in, so fingers crossed.

A bunch of MP's have quit the Labour party to form an independent group and some from the Tory benches are thinking on joining them. Apparently there is a good chance those MP's would have been deselected by their party at the next election so although they are giving various good reason's for going, it sounds like the real reason may be that they are jumping before they are pushed and getting lots of PR by doing it this way. Wither or not they will be able to form a serious force in UK politics... well we will just have to see. I think they were more from the Tony Blair school of thinking which was more centralist than the traditionally left-leaning Labour philosophy.

Ah well, time to go to work and see how the news develops further.
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« Reply #999 on: February 19, 2019, 01:11:01 PM »

Was in dire need of some amusement at work today. One of the SAC's left his computer unlocked so I sent an email to his sergeant from his account in which he professed his undying love. That didn't really provide me with enough entertainment though, so I took a screenshot of his desktop (after hiding the mouse icon at one side), and then set it as the background of one of his monitors, and then hid all his icons behind another window on the second screen. Watching him trying to get programs to open by clicking the pictures livened up my day just enough to get through the working day.
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« Reply #1000 on: February 20, 2019, 02:10:14 AM »

Was in dire need of some amusement at work today. One of the SAC's left his computer unlocked so I sent an email to his sergeant from his account in which he professed his undying love. That didn't really provide me with enough entertainment though, so I took a screenshot of his desktop (after hiding the mouse icon at one side), and then set it as the background of one of his monitors, and then hid all his icons behind another window on the second screen. Watching him trying to get programs to open by clicking the pictures livened up my day just enough to get through the working day.

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« Reply #1001 on: February 21, 2019, 02:10:51 AM »

Alice Cooper is playing Aberdeen later in the year. We are considering going to see him play there, but after the last time my first question was "Who is supporting?"

Damn but The Tubes were effing terrible live. I've seen some p**s poor bands on stage, but they really took the biscuit. Painful experience to say the least.

This time around its The Strangers and MC50.

Tracy, our director thinks the rehearsal last night was fantastic. Curiously I thought the performances were somewhat flat and perfunctory, especially compared to Sunday (our first technical rehearsal) but hey, she is the one in charge. I'll miss the next two on Sunday and Monday since I am going down to Glasgow for a long weekend.

The political walkouts have spread to the opposite side of the house. Three female Tories joined the new 'independent group'. Given May already struggled with a razor-thin majority in the house, this is hurting her more than the other side I think. Don't think enough people have quit to form a serious 'third' force in British politics. They do have the same numbers as the Liberal Democrats who are still just about hanging in there, but are going to have to pull something special out of the hat to really regain lost ground. If they are forming a centre ground party (as since they come from left and right wing parties I cannot imagine they are going to sit anywhere else).

The woman who joined ISIS and now wants to come back to the country has been told her British citizenship is being withdrawn since she can claim Bangladeshi citizenship, or potentially Dutch. On the one hand I do agree with that, on the other hand it feels a bit like we are then expecting other countries to deal with our problems.

If they'd done this at the start of the Brexit process, it might have helped. Really from the start of this there should have been a cross-party government working on this
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« Reply #1002 on: February 21, 2019, 04:54:20 PM »

Watched the farewell flight of the Tornado today. It's an aircraft I spent most of my RAF career working on, finally being scrapped after nearly 40 years of flying. They did a 3 ship flyby first of all, and then a single Tornado escorted closely by two Typhoons and a Hawk.

As I watched it fly across the sky for the last time, did I feel a surge of sadness, some nostalgia?

f**k no.

I felt no more emotion that I'd have felt if you told me that production of type of car I'd never driven was being stopped. I tend not to get emotional over a heap of electronics and mechanical bits. Hell, I've never named a gun either.

Well, ok that isn't exactly true. I was made to name a rifle. The conversation went something along these lines...

"AIRMAN CORBETT! WHAT IS YOUR RIFLE CALLED!"

"Uhm... Bob, Sergeant."

"YOU'VE NAMED YOUR RIFLE BOB? RIFLES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE NAMED AFTER WOMEN!"

"Uhm... Bobette, Sergeant."

I won't relate the rest of that conversation. Generally, anything I have to come up with a name for ends up as being "Bob". As above if I need a feminine name then Bobette work.

I wouldn't have bothered watching the whole thing, but Kristi likes this kind of thing so I met her and Ash at the camp gates and we watched it all together.
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« Reply #1003 on: February 22, 2019, 07:37:12 AM »

Since I seem to be talking about flypasts a lot recently, here are some photos from yesterdays.

























Any airplane spotters out there can feel free to go have a geekgasm. Just one note, I didn't take any of these photos myself.
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« Reply #1004 on: February 22, 2019, 01:08:59 PM »

One of mine and Kristi's friends who likes to bake (and does some quite fancy cakes. She did our wedding cake as a present for us) has been asked to compete on Food Networks Halloween Baking Contest. I have no idea if this is a big deal or not, but wishing her all the luck in the auditions and whatnot.

Maybe I should get her and Barri chatting?

The weekend has rolled around and I have a few extra days of freedom. Got the Tragedy gig on Sunday, then taking my mum out for a meal on Monday for her birthday.

Got a tech instruction in today that had an expiry date of the 30th of Feb on it... Going to have to have a word with someone what I get back next week on why that doesn't really work.
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