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Work: Accents or, if you prefer, Acoints

March 6th, 2003

[Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce bottle]Well work was a bit, loike, strange tawday. First o’ awl, my woikemate weren’t able twa make it in tawday coze she’s ill loike (so I had taw get someone else taw open t’door) and then everything went alright loike – just extremely busy coze I had taw dau taw peaples jobs tawday. Then I hoid a call for technickle support and the person thaught he recogniced me voice – he’s from Worcester and I had worked in the Bloick Countray for around taw years, but I’m soure I ain’t poicked up the accent have I?

Ok, it’s a LOT harder to type in a Black Country accent then to speak it but I’m sure I haven’t picked up the accent: although it has been a “standing joke” with my GESF that I have got a Brummie (Birmingham) accent. Birmingham is around 45 miles away and the “Black Country” (so called because of the amount of coal mining that used to take place in the area) is around 55 miles away. I did ask my new work colleague (she started on Monday) and she doesn’t think I have a Brummie accent but…*shrug* Some people do even manage to pick up on my Mum’s accent and she only lived in her birth country for around 7 years!

After I managed to clear some of my work backlog (still got at least 4 sites to search engine optimise tomorrow, a review of a major clients site and probably some account setting up to do for hosting clients: along with celebrating one of my other co-worker’s birthday) and 5 minutes after I should finish (I’m tending to do around 30 minutes unpaid overtime a day at the moment) we get a telephone call….
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Guess That Movie: XXXIII: Blade Runner

March 6th, 2003

[Guess That Movie Round 33]Argghhhh! Kymberlie managed to guess yet another movie correctly (this time it was round 32’s image from The Abyss [Order from Amazon.co.uk] ) – I’ve just updated the high score table and she’s leaping ahead with 870 points so far! Some body stop her – pleassseee!

Somebody, anybody but Kymberlie, please recognise this image taken from a movie – just leave your name (or an alias), email address and your guess in the comments section before Kymberlie wades in with her encyclopedic knowledge of movies and guesses it. I think she’s after a much large prize (her 870 points have already earnt her a £8.70 Amazon gift voucher so far – nearly enough to buy a brand new DVD movie), but you can claim a prize too once you reach the 500 points mark. The picture starts off a 100 points so away you go!

“Richy C, C, C – Soaring through all the galaxies,
In search of Earth, flying in to the night.
Richy C, C, C – Fighting evil and tyranny,
With all his power, and with all of his might.
Richy C – no-one else can do the things you do.”
(I think I may be getting slightly megalomaniac at this point)
A: Blade Runner (The Directors Cut) [Order from Amazon.co.uk] . Correctly guessed by Kymberlie R. McGuire

Guess That Movie: XXXII: The Abyss

March 6th, 2003

[Guess That Movie round 32]Kymberlie was again extremely quick off the mark and managed to correctly guess round 31 as being taken from The Fifth Element [Order from Amazon.co.uk] within half an hour (giving her an extra 100 points).

In fact, she was so quick off the mark that I haven’t got time to update the high score table to reflect the previous change (nor to email Ph33r_m3 asking which Amazon store: .com, .co.uk, .de etc he would like his gift voucher prize for) – but let’s see if this new image will keep you deeply guessing until this time tomorrow (when, perhaps, I might have been able to catch up with my blue email: I’m done to just 150 new emails an hour and only 3 of them are “proper” mails and not spam – but we’ll sea).

Richy gave a big yawn, and settled down to sleep
And, of course, when Richy goes to sleep, all his friends go to sleep too (hint hint 🙂 )

A: The Abyss. [Order from Amazon.co.uk] . Correctly guessed by Kymberlie R. McGuire

Personal: Why the blogging absence?

March 6th, 2003

[H4xoor Roolz]So why have I been away from the blogging world for a week? (and, nope, the image to this post – which you CAN click on to enlarge – has got nothing to do with this post).

A combination of things really. For those of you who don’t know me too well, apart from working as a search engine optimiser, I also run my own small business (which does make a profit, but not enough to cover my mortgage and other large bills: when I was “unemployed” I was managing off the income from my small business and the paltry £42.70 income support I was getting managed to keep me going for around 6 months) and I’m a bit of a media personality (hey, let’s face it, not many people have met me and been able to forget moi 😀 ). I’ve been in several news stand magazines, newspapers, on local radio, across the internet and on national television to name just a few sources that I’m aware of – but last Thursday a picture was published in a newspaper (which I won’t name here) that I wasn’t aware even existed. It showed somebody who I had met only once in my live, one person I know really well and a number of other people who I don’t believe I’ve ever met. I therefore thought it might be a bit prudent to keep a low profile for a few days (and, no, I won’t discuss the photo or anything)…
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