Well have my new guest book all set up and just needs some people to go along and fill it up, so here’s the link Guestbook
Today has felt like rather a wasted day to be honest with you, ask me what I have done today and I really could not answer you as I have done very little except sitting in front of this computer for most of the day. I really could have done so much more with this Sunday off work but alas it is over now and the clock cannot be turned back so that I can do the day again differently so very little point in dwelling on that.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
I may have mentioned here last week that I had began another clearout of my room, this time I have been working on thinning out my magazine collection, well to be honest the majority of them have been thrown with me only keeping any special editions I may have so that means close to 150 magazines about films and the such have been recycled. Of course I have not utilised this additional space yet as I want to keep up the momentum and already I have thrown away what I would call sentimental junk (well certain scraps of paper really) and will begin working on reducing my video collection next by getting rid of any videos that I may also have on dvd.
It seems that we come into this life with nothing and spend time building up possessions and as we get older we need to get rid of these things we have gathered, it is like my great grandmother used to say we come into this life with nothing and we leave with nothing, that is a sad thought but so true.
Maybe that is untrue, the lucky amongst us would get to old age maybe with very few possessions but with our memories intact and as we know memories can be priceless so maybe we don’t leave this place as we enter it, an interesting thought.
On a completely different subject I got to see War Of The Worlds last week and I am still undecided as to what I thought of the film, the special effects were great but and that is where I have the problem I really don’t know what to make of the story. It felt in some ways like Independence Day as seen though the eyes of the general population and not those privy to the secrets of Area 51. If I am honest I preferred the book set in nineteenth century Britain.
Staying with movies Charlie And The Chocolate Factory opened here yesterday and that is another film that I just have to see being a fan of the original 1971 version with Gene Wilder, I do know that this new version is supposed to be more like the book that the 1971 version and Tim Burton does have a way of making films dark so it should be a good film, we shall just have to wait and see.
Friday, July 29, 2005
Well it turns out I do have my uses after all! Today I spent a little time building up this wardrobe for work…
And they wonder why my sales figures are so low. At this moment in time I am travelling down a road that has one destination, the choice I have is whether to carry on along this road at my present speed or take a short cut. I will end up at the same place but changing my actions may well get me there quicker, the question I have to ask myself is do I want to get to my destination now or shall I stay on this road for as long as they allow me to.
How does that old quote go forewarned is forearmed I have been thinking a lot about that recently and wonder if that is such a good thing? Is it better to be told something upfront in a controlled environment or to have it spring out at you like a jack in the box when you least expect it? I would value some comments about this what would you rather to be told straight what was happening or to be blissfully unaware until “bang” you hit in the face with it. The area manager was down yesterday and I felt like asking him for some sort of time frame as to how much longer I have to work before the inevitable happens but I could not as that could be seen as being defeatist but in all honestly as I mentioned above I am already travelling down this road and the end is coming, I am not sure how much longer the manger will have friendly chats with me about my figures before wheels are set in motion to fast track me out of the door with Gross Misconduct written above my head. So far I have had a friendly chat and shortly should be receiving a letter of concern, I would guess that after this they will start the formal proceedings with the formal verbal warning etc, so I would hazard a guess that I would be lucky to be still there at Christmas which is kind of strange as a curriculum vitae I wrote ages ago put me in my current job until December 2005, Freudian slip or what?
Maybe getting this off my chest will help somewhat; it might go someway in explaining my irrational behaviour over the past few weeks and the appearance of this site. My so called "Chamber Of Secrets" site has been closed once again but it serves it purpose.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Guestbook problems have been sorted out with the introduction of a new guestbook which will put a stop to the spammers. I am keeping it offline for the next few days while I work on some things.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Being sentimental about things does me no good but it is a part of my personality so it is something that I have to live with, its not a bad thing I suppose except when you consider that I will never throw anything away as I put a “sentimental value” on everything. Well there is only so much stuff I can keep in my room so I have had to take the decision to de-clutter things a little, it is not a new thing in fact every couple of months I try to de-clutter various aspects of my life. Last night I decided to butcher my magazine collection I have been limiting the number of different magazines I have been buying as it occurred to me that I would be buying three or four magazines at a time and not actually reading them all so in recent months the numbers of magazines have not been growing but I have found that once I read a magazine it is very seldom I will look at it again so at the moment I have kept any special editions and the rest will eventually go to the paper bank to be recycled, it will take me more than one visit to get rid of all of them!!
This is of course just a start of things I have already deleted a lot of my old email contacts again these were people I had been talking to when I first came online all those years ago now and even though I hardly spoke to them or they to me but I kept them as contacts again because I am sentimental. Well my contact list is now down to under fifty and I have sent out emails to these people just to see if they have any idea of who I am and whether they have any interest in remaining in contact, so far had a few replies back. I have already swept through my AOL messenger and Yahoo messenger lists deleting contacts but it does not make me feel any better about things.
I have done a little updating on the site nothing major just a few slight changes on some of the minor pages, like updating my age and other similar things. Will be keeping the guest book offline as I am sick of all the messages which link to porn sites being left I just can’t be bothered to keep deleting these messages it gets quite disheartening.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
I've written a quiz 'How well do you know Lee?' online. Click the link below to answer the questions and see how well you know me:
I have had to take the decision to remove the link to my guestbook as I am getting fed up of having to constantly delete rogue entries, which are posted in by spammers. Its not as if this site is so popular that anyone is going to read your entries so why bother leaving them, I guess you are just exploiting a weak area of my site.
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Well I took my digital photos and had them printed out yesterday which nearly didn’t happen as Tesco are ridiculously slow when it comes to photo processing but I did get them eventually not that there are a great deal of photos as I was out in Spain from the Tuesday 5th to the Tuesday 12th July but there are no photos (with the exception of one which my mother took) after Friday 8th July as this is when I went downhill and did not recover enough until Monday 11th and even then I was very delicate so I was unable to get any presents for anyone and was unable to finish off my postcards, so those of you who I posted cards off on the Thursday are lucky.
Yes I have said previously that I was ill on holiday and I have no real idea what was wrong with my I have a feeling it may have been a combination of factors such as the heat and maybe eating something dodgy - this is my favourite as when I went horse riding there was a BBQ and we had to cook our own food, just the thought of it makes me wrench today.
Oh well the journey out there was just as bad as last time on the coach the films we got to see were not nearly as good or exciting as previously, trying to remember what films they showed on the coach on the way down, Herbie Fully Loaded,(I have always liked the Herbie films but this one did not capture the magic of the old films) Mr & Mrs Smith,(could not really see this film as there was a big head in the way) on the way back they showed, Daddy Day Care,(had not seen this before so it was okay to watch) The Pacifier, The Manchurian Candidate, (only saw bits of both films as they were shown on the way back and I was knackered coming home) Chilly Dogs, (well what can I say about this!) I have also seen Batman Begins, which was a pretty good film, and I thought a good prequel to the original with Michael Keaton.
Waiting to see War Of The Worlds now that looks a great film from all the clips that I have see.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Well finally back home and boy am I glad to be back don’t think I will be going back there again! The photo below was taken as I was about to board the coach at Penllagaer services at 4.30am on Monday morning armed with my cushion for the long journey to Spain. I can assure you I looked very different when I came back!
Gotten unpacked and changed my Euros back into Sterling and have already been busy this morning paying the rent to the landlord, He wondered where I had been as he said I looked like I had lost a lot of weight since the last time he saw me, especially in the face! I have been so worried that there would have been problems while I was away and that is why I really should look to move to other location, now that the holiday is out of the way I can start to look at my finances and start getting things organised.
This photo was taken on Friday night in Barcelona, not feeling 100% here as you can tell and no I have not been superimposed into the photo even I think it looks odd..
My last entry for a little while or at least I think it will be as I shall be much to busy on holiday to worry about what is going on with the site, I may however pop into an internet café again just to check my emails and other important stuff.
I was up ironing a few more clothes first thing this morning and getting everything finalised into the case and every time I closed the case I would remember something else that needed to go into it, which meant that I had to reopen it and throw the missing article in. Well the case is up my mothers now soon to be loaded into one of the cars and that will be the end of it until I open it in Spain. As I see it I am only going to Spain not Outer Mongolia and last time I checked there were shops in Spain.
Well I think I am all set for my holiday, today has been very stressful doing last minute things but then there is no one to blame for that but myself. I have no idea why I have been so disorganised this time around as there was not this much hassle last time. I merely put as much as I could into my case and that was the end of that.
Oh yes I was sent this by Kath a few weeks ago that I thought you may enjoy reading during my absence -
Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?
Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there
is not enough money there?
Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks if you throw a revolver at him?
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?
What is the speed of darkness?
Are there especially reserved parking spaces for 'Non-Disabled' people at the Paralympics?
If you send someone 'Styrofoam', how do you pack it?
If the temperature is zero outside today and it's going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?
If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
If it's true that we are here to help others, what are the others doing here?
Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?
If someone with a split personality threatens to commit suicide, is it a hostage situation?
Can you cry under water?
What level of importance must a person have attained before being considered to have been assassinated instead of just murdered?
If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?
Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on bigger suitcases?
Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up every two hours?
If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money into binoculars to look at things on the ground?
Also you might want to work on this little problem
You’re in a dark room with no windows, doors, no way out at all. All you can see is a mirror and a table. How do you get out?
Friday, July 01, 2005
I leave for Spain in a couple of days and still not really ready to go but I have done as much as I can for today so anything else such as packing my suitcase and trivial things like that will have to wait until Sunday morning!
Did manage to find my passport and got my money changed today so even if I have no clothes ready to take with me I will still be ready to go, just have to find somewhere to keep my wallet and make sure I still to the nudist beach which Calella does apparently have - we were warned by the holiday rep not to venture up might not warn my friend about that.
I doubt I will be doing much sunbathing as I am now sporting the latest look in baldness, no not on my head but on my arm! No I have not come down with a strange tropical condition to cause such devastating damage to my arm hair but rather a strange creature attacked me with a shaver (lol) oh well you never know I might start a new craze.
You can see this strange creature by clicking this link which will open in a pop up window - you have been warned Click here
Just found a typed up message that I am assuming my mother has written for my stepfather letting him know that he has to feed the kids while she is away and other little gems like that, it makes you wonder!!