Monday, 24 August 2009


The last week or so has been a nightmare.

My boss has been off so I’ve been covering him as well as doing my own job. Stupidly, my job was previously covered by three different people so in effect I’ve been doing four peoples work over the last two weeks. This has entailed me getting up at 5.00 am every morning and not getting home until gone 7 pm most nights. I’m absolutely fucking knackered.
The worst thing is my Wife and Daughter have been away and I’ve been too tired to capitalise. Last week they were in Devon and this week they’re in Barcelona. In all this time I’ve managed the grand total of four pints!
I could have gone to watch the Blues on Friday but fell asleep and didn’t wake up until ten in the evening. I had a ticket for Cardiff v Bristol yesterday but played Golf in the morning, sat down about noon and woke up at 4.30 in the afternoon.
Thank fuck my boss is back today.
I did play Golf on Saturday morning though in the Captains Cup and scored 48 points. Needless to say my name is now mud in the Club house. I’ve been dropped eight shots and my handicap is now down to what it was before I re joined this spring. There was also a pair event and my mate and I racked up 56 points. His name is mud by association.
Poker wise, I’ve been foolish enough to play when really tired and have dropped $500 in the last week. Looking back on the hand histories I think I’ve been unlucky but I was checking them half asleep so who knows?
Fortunately, I’ve won about £300 on the Footie so it’s not all bad. Would have been a shit load more had Inter won yesterday.
I started watching Shameless during the latest series and got really into it so have bought series 1 and 2 to watch. All I can say is it’s an awesome programme and if you haven’t watched it you should.
Talking of DVD’s, I bought a couple at a car boot sale a few weeks back and have just discovered that they are for a regional 1 player. I believe this is for USA settings so I’ve been tucked up. Bastards. Anyhow, the DVD’s are Munich and Deep Blue Sea so if any of my American readers want them, drop me a line at and I’ll stick them in the post to you.
Hopefully everything will be back to normal, work wise and I’ll be able to post a bit more frequently after today. I'll also be catching up on my favourite blogs and promise to leave some comments.


  1. Sorry you've had such a rough time at work. Maybe you can do better than four pints this week.

  2. Four pints is pitiful. Call yourself a man?

    Never play poker when tired. My poker-winning "live off his nighttime tournament winnings" friend never plays when tired.

  3. I have to echo Mo, here - never play any game of skill/chance when tired.

    I'm glad your boss is back. Your schedule for the last week sounds like ours during a normal week, but then again, we're crazy enough to run our own business.

  4. Crazy that the DVD's do not work for you. Different players in the USA is ridiculous!!

  5. What is the make and model of your dvd player.

    There is probably a simple code you can enter to unlock it.

    Post it up and I will check for you.


  6. Ahh rubish sounds like you've had the kind of week I've been plagued with.

    A hint about my secret. Get creative with google and chances are pretty good you'll crack the code. When you do, keep it a secret. Don't wanna make it easier for the others!

  7. Man, that sucks. Thank fuck things are going to pick up for you though. Munich was a good film from memory, you should hire it.

  8. that is what sucks, even when you're alone you're too tired to take advantage of it. Always happens to me

  9. Sat down about noon and woke up at 4.30 in the afternoon?



    In other news, is a car boot sale, a garage sale?

    I think I'm getting real good at this Brit Speak stuff.

  10. Hi all,
    Thanks for the comments.
    A car boot sale is where people put all their junk in their car boots and go to a outdoor area like a car park and flog it all. I love them.
    Russ, my DVD is a Sony DVP SR90. It's only cheap and cheerful so not sure if it can be converted?
    And yes, 4 pints is pitiful. Will make up for it this weekend, promise.

  11. Nope. Didn't get the golf drinking comment.

  12. That's the worst when you've got the free time but something screws it up. Oh, and if you can find someone who knows how to do it, I think you can get around the DVD regions pretty easily.

    PS. Thanks for the lego house tip.