Rapture and Restrepo

•May 21, 2011 • Leave a Comment

WHEY I DIDN’T DIE IN THE RAPTURE…god must love me ¬†ūüôā

OR¬†shit was a load of rubbish. I dont know why but i’m going to choose the latter.

So yeah as i’m sure you’re aware if you have ears or use the internet AT ALL today May 21st was scheduled as the day the rapture began with the faithful christians being swept away into heaven by the 2nd coming of the lord jesus christ as predicted by and crazy old eveangelican pastor Harold Camping

Yeah THAT guy. The man who looks so stoned he probably thinks hes holding a chicken.

I mean REALLY people saw this guy babbling on about the end of the world and they took him seriously! This is the same end of the world nut that said the end was nigh in 1994!!
so either jesus is stuck in traffic or missed the bus and is gonna have to wait ANOTHER 2000 years or this guy was just insane.
I don’t get why he couldn’t just stick with the rest of the end of the world loonies and say the world will end NEXT year??

So yeah that didn’t happen.

Something that HAS happened to me today was i FINALLY managed to watch this documentary i’ve been wanting to see for quite some time called RESTREPO.


It’s a documentary which follows a section of a US army battalion as they fight against the¬†Taliban¬†in kengal valley (I think thats how it’s spelt) ¬†the film it self is directed by Tim Hetherington who was a¬†recognized¬†documentary maker and who recently was killed while film the trouble in¬†Libya. The whole film is very moving and really shows the hard work that the armed forces whether they american or british are doing over in Afghanistan.
It shows how dangerous the job they have been sent to do really is, one of the 1st scene’s is the¬†armored vehicle they are traveling in get¬†partially blown up!
With the whole thing being a point of veiw documentary and the cameraman really getting into the action you can really get a sense of the tension and panic that these soldiers must be¬†experiencing and put’s you right at the front line.
It’s also a great inside look into the life of the soldiers and the brotherhood they develop and the true heartache they feel when they loose one of their men.
As a strong supporter of all the troops no matter which country they from it made me appreciate the job they do all the more and proud of everyone willing to serve their country to such lengths.

A very moving, powerful yet insightful documentary that i would very strongly recommend to anyone.

So that is everything i’ve done since coming home. A good night in my opinion ūüôā

i might try and do another film¬†review tomorrow if i have nothing else to talk about i quite enjoy that ūüôā

PEACE

xxx

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Time Traveling Swan

•May 19, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Yesterday was a good day woke up after a decent sleep and didn’t have a¬†migraine which makes a change so i knew it was gonna be a good day ūüôā

i had intended on helping my dad finish this shed he’s been building but he had pretty much done everything by time i was awake so i wasn’t much help in the end :/

so it was off to town where i ended up buying black swan which is AMAZING!¬†Natalie Portmans acting was fantastic the way she pulled of Nina and her transformation in to the black swan is breath taking she really took on¬†characteristics of a real swan at times i dont want to say to much about it but if u haven’t seen it yet. ¬†YOU MUST!!

so yeah after buying shizz met up with melly and hit the gym for like 2 hours. I totally over did it on my arms ūüė¶ but with you cant achieve perfection with out pain so it’s all good ūüôā

Work today was pretty good as well. I kind of zoned out for a while and ended up writing like 4 or 5 pages on my own idea of time and how time is just a made up concept used to give people a sense of progression in life also that life is nothing but one long moment broken up but into seasons and state of¬†conscience. I also took time to consider time travel and if it was possible (with out a delorean of course) and decided with time speeding up the closer you get to the speed of light for everything around you the only way to time travel would be to somehow manage to harass tachyon (hypothetical particles that travel faster than the speed of light)¬†¬†¬†energy and even then you could most likely only travel forward through time (otherwise if it was possible we would have been told already unless the government keeping them secret ¬¨_¬¨) and they would be abit pointless…but thats just the opinion of a nerdy kid who has seen too many sci fi films and read¬†Stephen¬†hawking’s¬†breif history of time a few too many times with no real physics qualifications lol

so thats how bored i was at work ¬†ūüė¶

Tomorrow i will be hitting the gym again and probs seeing mell ūüėÄ

PEACE

XXXX

Prisons SUCK

•May 17, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Work today was crap as usual. got stuck next to some new guy who couldn’t tell his arse from his elbow and didn’t seem to grasp the fact that a job in tech support would involve solving issues and providing SUPPORT. *sigh*

However when i got home i ended up watching a show on Strangeways Prison in manchester and all the scum they keep locked up there and i realised how well some prisoners get treat, this one scumbag attacked a prison officer who went into his cell with a frigging 2×4 plank of wood splitting the officers head open and causing him cutting and bruising to his arms and neck, the psycho then decided to go for the sympathy card and started smashing his own head off the floor of his¬†segregation¬†cell claiming to hear voice’s telling him to do it (BOLLOX!!) so of course he gets¬†whisked¬†off to the medical wing to be treated to everything he fucking wants without receiving any punishment for beating the office with an offensive weapon. ¬†(BTW there was no further mention of the officer or how bad his injuries where for the rest of the programme)
What a fucking joke prison has become because of this stupid fucking nanny state england is, my dad said when he worked at Liverpool prison ages ago if someone was trying to bash their skulls in they would put a helmet on them and secure them to their bed or something so they couldn’t hurt¬†themselves. if it was up to me i’d just let the dick get on with it….

There was this other pathetic excuse for a human on it as well who did everything possible to STAY in prison, he trashed his cell he was abusive to officers all to stay in. To me that seems stupid because to me this is what prison is:


A small cramped BARE cell with a bed a toilet and a sink…not somewhere i’d wanna spend ANY amount of time

But in fact this is more like british prisons now:


This is nicer than some uni flats i’ve been to!!!

Prison is no longer seen as a punishment when inmates are given all luxuries they want and ask for like TV’s,DVD’s Games consoles and anything else otherwise they bitch and moan that their human rights are being denied! I’m sorry but if your in jail you’ve done something serious therefore you should LOOSE all human rights until you are deemed a suitable human to be in society and have EARNED those rights.

Prison has changed from the place you want to avoid at all cost (criminals prefering to DIE than go i.e bonnie and clyde) now its more like an extended holiday for many scumbags no wonder kids today (god i feel old just TYPING that) have no respect for anyone or anything because theres no threat of REAL punishment because everyone is to scared to infringe on anyones “rights”.
I feel sorry for the next generation.

ANYWAYS¬†i’m not just all fire and¬†brimstone¬†tonight. I also want to mention that i have recently rediscovered my love for the band The Distillers ¬†and also how much i enjoy watching True Blood I’m hoping i’ll start loving some more stuff that I had kinda forgot about in the near future.

Tomorrow will be a good action packed day tomorrow so hopefully will have shit to talk about and wont have to rant about shitty criminal justice systems and other such failings in the¬†government ūüôā

Hope you enjoyed my lil rant

PEACE

xxxx

Drunken laziness

•May 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Today has all been about recovering and being lazy for me.

my night out last night was truly bizarre after meeting up with some already semi drunk friends we all hit the pub, after couple of pints down my neck it was picture time and emma had brought her camera with her so me being me turned into the nights photographer.


Heres just one of the pics i took, i’m not a¬†professional photographer but i do like the light in this pic ūüôā
Then after the pub closed we hit a club we had planned on going to (after the stop at McDonald’s for the drunken cheeseburger) and raved it up to various techno, electro and dubstep tunes all the while getting¬†progressively¬†more and more drunk.
My memory start getting a bit fuzzy after this but i do know we ¬†ended up getting a taxi to some random guys flat that essjay met. we sat around and chatted to his flat mates for a little while and drinking more beers, by this point we were all VERY drunk by this time it was about 4:30 in the morning and we all needed sleep so me and Alex crashed om the sofa but only for about an hour…

me alex and essjay all jumped into a taxi after getting home at passing out on my bed with out even taking my shoes off and sleeping until 2pm i woke up with the worse hangover i’ve had in a while so my 1st order of business was to¬†acquire my hangover cure : Co-Codamol, energy drink and Doritos.

So all i’ve done today is eat doritos drink energy drink and watch online TV so far I’ve watch the newest episodes of Big Bang Theory and about 4 hours of family guy ūüėÄ

Thats been my day i may not have done anything which most people might think is a waste but its something i’ve¬†realized¬†i REALLY ¬†needed and for me its been class.

And thats all from me ūüôā

PEACE

Future Destruction

•May 12, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Ok so today wasn’t great either ūüė¶ work was shit as usual full of moaning bitchy people who cant grasp no problems can be solved instantly just by calling someone…
These people can’t understand why it is¬†necessary to allow companies TIME to resolve an issue that is out of their control.

However it did allow me to see a couple of people from my old training group who i hadn’t seen in a while so that was about the only good thing about that….

since coming home i have changed my theme about 50 times until I finaly found one that works so YEY ¬†NEW BACKGROUND AND HEADER ūüėõ

I’ve also been speaking to my good friend Ross talking about everything we always talk about: Bands, music, lyrics, rocking, being¬†generally awesome mixed in with total random stuff like coat racks and 45 year old rockers.
He told me he was on wordpress as well which is cool (link to his profile HERE) ¬†he uses it to help promote his artwork and stuff check it out ūüôā
He also mentioned an idea to me that i was quite taking with and I’ve decided i might run with until he finishes university, its gonna be a project we gonna run together and see how it goes probably give info about that after we had time to talk about it abit more so look for that ūüôā

Also a story i literally JUST heard on sky news about a prophecy by a psychic called John Le Sainte (who was apparently visited by the spirit of the famous psychic Nostradamus and given the powers to predict the future) saying that the Colosseum would be destroyed in a earthquake today (may 11th 2011 )

“Ancient Colosseum meets a violent end,
As it lived in Roman times of yore.
Three strong tremblers will send,
Arches and stones upon the ground shall pour.”

Although no earthquake did hit Rome today there has been a VERY bad earthquake in Lorca Spain¬†which has destroyed many many old buildings, i always find the destruction of old buildings quite sad as i find myself thinking about how long a building has been there and what sort of things it has survived and also think that its a shame as most old buildings are¬†usually¬†designed¬†beautifully and its the loss of that beauty and history that makes me sad ūüė¶


ANYWAYS moving away from old¬†architecture what i was getting at was could the earthquake be the start of the 3 “strong trembles” mentioned…..Probably not but just though it was quite coincidental ¬†and it gave me something to talk about.

Aye..

PEACE
xxx

Update and the 80’s

•May 10, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Ok so i know the whole “do a blog everyday” thing hasn’t quite worked but in my defense i’ve either been to tired, unable to get onto my computer or drunk but ¬†apologies¬†to my ONE reader ūüėõ

Anyways this is everything that happened to me since my last update:

Saturday :  after work i met up with my mate Emma and we proceeded to having a very stylish night out chilling out in various bar sipping (expensive) cocktails before getting KFC and heading back to mine to chill out

Sunday : ¬†i had the full day off work so i used the majority of it to catch up on some much¬†desperately¬†needed sleep and also getting to the gym with another friend called Alex, as i hadn’t been since i had hurt my shoulder so after about 2 hours of just Ab work (shoulder was still hurting) we headed off to the nerdyist place ever a LAN center i often go to called Cyber Games Zone

Its like the most social way to be anti-social i guess but its fun ūüėÄ

Monday :¬†¬†Slept more, i don’t get alot anymore ūüė¶ gym again but was able ¬†to¬†actually¬†do bit more today as my shoulder wasn’t hurting as much so felt good about my self after that then me and Alex went to CGZ again as we often do after the gym but for so reason it was PACKED which it NEVER is so it was weird but we decided to just chill out in the pub instead and people watched for like an hour

OH yeah and my ticket for Download fest came as well ūüėÄ which made me very happy i also got my tent as well so i’m sorted for the festival now i can’t wait only 31 days left not that i’m counting down or anything………..

Today has been boring as hell just working although the TV i was sitting next to was playing the best¬†alternative¬†anthems of the 80’s so got to listen to Talking heads, The Cure, Joy division, The Smiths and various other awesome 80’s band all day not the biggest fan of J.D or The Smith’s but still enjoyed having something different. ¬†i did¬†relies¬†something while i was watching the videos, the majority of people on 80’s music video’s are ugly as hell but have amazing dress sense ūüėõ

Well thats it for me today really ¬†i’m off to try and do that sleep thing most people do ¬†[0_O]

PEACE
xxx

•May 10, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Ok so i know the whole “do a blog everyday” thing hasn’t quite worked but in my defense i’ve either been to tired, unable to get onto my computer or drunk but ¬†apologies¬†to my ONE reader ūüėõ

Anyways this is everything that happened to me since my last update:

Saturday :  after work i met up with my mate Emma and we proceeded to having a very stylish night out chilling out in various bar sipping (expensive) cocktails before getting KFC and heading back to mine to chill out

Sunday : ¬†i had the full day off work so i used the majority of it to catch up on some much¬†desperately¬†needed sleep and also getting to the gym with another friend called Alex, as i hadn’t been since i had hurt my shoulder so after about 2 hours of just Ab work (shoulder was still hurting) we headed off to the nerdyist place ever a LAN center i often go to called Cyber Games Zone

Its like the most social way to be anti-social i guess but its fun ūüėÄ

Monday :¬†¬†Slept more, i don’t get alot anymore ūüė¶ gym again but was able ¬†to¬†actually¬†do bit more today as my shoulder wasn’t hurting as much so felt good about my self after that then me and Alex went to CGZ again as we often do after the gym but for so reason it was PACKED which it NEVER is so it was weird but we decided to just chill out in the pub instead and people watched for like an hour

OH yeah and my ticket for Download fest came as well ūüėÄ which made me very happy i also got my tent as well so i’m sorted for the festival now i can’t wait only 31 days left not that i’m counting down or anything………..

Today has been boring as hell just working although the TV i was sitting next to was playing the best¬†alternative¬†anthems of the 80’s so got to listen to Talking heads, The Cure, Joy division, The Smiths and various other awesome 80’s band all day not the biggest fan of J.D or The Smith’s but still enjoyed having something different. ¬†i did¬†relies¬†something while i was watching the videos, the majority of people on 80’s music video’s are ugly as hell but have amazing dress sense ūüėõ

Well thats it for me today really ¬†i’m off to try and do that sleep thing most people do ¬†[0_O]

PEACE
xxx