Thursday 30 September 2004

Neeeeeeeeed Sleep!!

Last night I sent Pam a text asking her to text me back when she gets off work… which she did. So I called her and we talked for a good while, as she wandered around Walmart. After about half an hour or so, she needed to take a trip to the bathroom so we hung up, and she was going to text me when she was done.

Unfortunately, I dropped off to sleep while waiting. 🙁 Sorry babe!!

I woke up this morning and grabbed my clock to see what time it was… 7:23am! Crap I was late… and because I’d fallen asleep instead of going to bed properly I hadn’t turned my alarm on! D’oh!

At least I wasn’t too late getting into work, only 10 minutes after 9. Amazing really considering how many slow-pokes there were on the road.

PS: 50 days babe!!

Tuesday 28 September 2004


I feel like an idiot. I just checked my remaining holiday entitlement and I had 56 hours left, which is just over 7 days. Why the hell didn’t I sort myself out and get a trip to Chicago organised? Ugh. I am a complete dumbass… that’s 7 days I could’ve had off work totally wasted. After Thursday, they’ve gone forever.

I have just booked a week’s holiday in November though, but that comes out of my 2005 entitlement. I’ll probably not have enough holiday in 2005 knowing my luck… oh why didn’t I think about taking a week off in August. God I am so stupid sometimes.

I am really looking forward to November though. I have missed Pam like crazy… obviously I’m missing her so much rational thought has gone out the window, or I’d have thought about using up my remaining holiday instead of losing it.

Bah… enough bitching… let’s look on the bright side.

I am going to Chicago in November! I will be staying with Pam!! Plus I’ll be there for Thanksgiving too… never been to Illinois before, or been part of the Thanksgiving festivities… it’ll be weird celebrating an American holiday, I am English after all. It’s a bit like me trying to celebrate Independence Day! 🙂

I guess I can give thanks for arriving safely, being with Pam, and spending time with her family. Something I am really looking forward to.

I miss you Pam!!

Time to start another countdown I think.

Friday 24 September 2004

How Geeks Make Love…

… or something to that effect.

unzip; strip;touch; grep; grep; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; fsck; fsck; fsck; umount; sleep (Core dumped) general protection fault… core dumped

Thursday 23 September 2004

How Cool Is This?

Check out the banner and date! Don’t they look cool? I was browsing a few sites today and came across an article on A List Apart which was all about dynamic images. With a bit of JavaScript and PHP my site now generates the banner and date images on the fly using whatever font I throw at it… in this case my personal favourite “augie” which I’ve been using on some of my sites for a couple years now.

What’s great about this script is that if you turn off images, the text is still displayed, if you turn off JavaScript, the text is still displayed… and it follows your CSS rules too!

The complete article on Dynamic Text Replacement can be found over on ALA’s site.

I Wanna Grow Old With You

I watched The Wedding Singer again last night, and at the end Adam Sandler sings this song to Drew Barrymore. It’s very sweet 🙂

I wanna make you smile,

Whenever you’re sad.

Carry you around when your arthritis is bad.

All I wanna do,

Is grow old with you

I’ll get you medicine,

When your tummy aches.

Build you a fire if the furnace breaks.

It could be so nice,

Growin’ old with you

I’ll miss you, kiss you

Give you my coat when you are cold.

Need you, feed you.

I’ll even let you hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink

Put you to bed when you’ve had too much to drink

Oh I could be the man,

Who grows old with you

I wanna grow old with you.

Tuesday 21 September 2004

120 Reasons You Should Date Me

Time for something amusing, I nicked this from a forum somewhere on the web:

1) I’m single.

2) It’s more fun than eating glass.

3) I’ll keep you company.

4) You have nothing better to do.

5) You get back rubs.

6) I have never broken into a bear’s home and eaten all his porridge.

7) I have no communicable diseases.

8) You might actually enjoy it.

9) I only torture guys when they ask me to.

10) I can, at the touch of a few buttons, have a pizza delivered in less than 30 minutes.

11) Cats seem to like me.

12) I would never smoke or drink while pregnant.

13) I’m really a nice person once you get to know me.

14) Would you want to be known throughout history as “the one who let me get away”?

15) I am not an alien from another dimension bent on world domination.

16) I seldom pick a fight with inanimate objects.

17) I believe that every person has the potential to become great.

18) I won’t bore you by talking about my stamp collection.

19) Unlike Vincent van Gogh, I would never cut off my ear for anybody.

20) I always remember to use pixie dust when attempting to jump out of a window and fly.

21) I feel that a relationship can exist without sex if it needs to.

22) I speak 6 languages, English, text, typo, BASIC, and HTML.

23) You’ll forever wonder what you’re missing if you don’t date me.

24) I take a bath at least once a day.

25) I’m housebroken.

26) Marilyn Monroe is dead and J. Lo is married; who’s left?

27) I don’t turn into a werewolf during a full moon.

28) I have never committed a violent crime.

29) My teddy bear wants to meet you.

30) To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. (Ecc. 3:1 KJV) Therefore, you will eventually go out with me. *smile*

31) You haven’t had a sufficient dose of strangeness in your life.

32) I believe the rabbit should be given some Trix.

33) I do my own laundry.

34) The voices in my head told me you would like me.

35) I do not drink and drive.

36) It will be a life-enriching experience.

37) There is a refreshing absence of monsters under my bed lately.

38) You’ve probably heard every line in the book… So, what’s one more?

39) There’s no compelling reason why you shouldn’t.

40) I’m smarter than the average bear.

41) Just do it!

42) I am anxious to find someone to share my hopes, dreams, and wishes with.

43) I’m getting fewer and fewer “ice-cream headaches”.

44) It’s more fun than doing your income taxes.

45) I understand the difference between their, there, and they’re.

46) I am clean.

47) Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

48) I’ll supply the chocolate chip cookies.

49) I have no plans to give the Pope a wedgie.

50) I am faster than an unfired bullet.

51) I can leap tall housecats in a single bound.

52) You know in your heart that it’s the right thing to do.

53) I have never caused a traffic accident because I was fixing my makeup.

54) We are of opposite genders in the same species.

55) I can have it my way at Burger King.

56) I use my seat belt.

57) I’m no worse than most other girls, and maybe better than some.

58) It would make me smile.

59) It might make you smile too.

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Monday 20 September 2004

Spread Firefox Campaign

Taken from the SpreadFirefox website: “In just under 100 hours, we have smashed through our one million download campaign–with 6 days still to go! This is the fastest adoption rate we have ever experienced, higher than every previous Firefox release. But it’s not time to relax our efforts. How soon can we break through 2 million? We’ll have more information on a new campaign on Monday.”

Fantastic news. Come on people… keep spreading the word!

I’ve even bought a Firefox t-shirt to show my support for this excellent web browser. Looking forward to its arrival. 😀

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