Archive for April 2003

Guess That Movie: L: Godzilla

April 14th, 2003

Guess That Movie Round 50Yep, it’s time for round 50 of Guess That Movie! Yippeee!

Round 49 of Guess That Movie was guessed by “long term contestant and constant winner” Kymberlie R. McGuire who recognised the 1987 movie “Hulk” amazoncom:6302874599 [Order from Amazon.co.uk] which aired last week on the UK TV channel “Five” (so called as it’s our fifth terrestrial television channel).

Ok – so here’s round 50. Take a guess which movie that screenshot has been taken from, and leave your guess (along with your name or an alias) in the comments and I’ll let you know if you guessed right or wrong. Guess Right – and you get points: and 500 points equals a £5 Amazon gift voucher (Kymberlie walked away recently with a $25.04 gift voucher!). If you guess wrong, you just slightly reduce the points available for yourself and others (and, yep, you can make multiple guesses: but after I’ve said if your previous guess is right or wrong).

And now for an extra long “Richy remembers his youth with points-free corrupted childrens TV lyrics post”…
A: Godzilla. amazoncom:0767817478 [Order from Amazon.co.uk] Correctly guessed by “Dr G”
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Snippet: Feline Floor

April 14th, 2003

*snippet* It seems Smokey was a bit scared last night of her new environment and kept on crying every time I left her alone with the lights off for more than 10 minutes. I ended up having to sleep on the floor with her to try and help her feel safe. She seemed alright with that, but 6 hours on a floor isn’t my ideal sleeping environment – hence I’m still pretty tired now 🙁

Hopefully, I’ll be able to spend tonight in my own bed with Smokey safely downstairs…

Work: Exchange of Offices

April 13th, 2003

Aerial photograph of the Beaumont Enterprise CentreSince I started my new job on the 15th of January as a search engine optimiser, we had been residing in an office suite around 30 minutes walk away from me and a bit closer to Leicester city centre. However, since it was beginning to get a bit crowded – there’s my boss, MSSC (my sweet shy co-worker), BRCW (bike riding co-worker) and myself in an office around 15ft by 10ft – add into the fact there’s desks, computers and whatnots: then it’s pretty crowded – plus the business centre we had our suite in was, to put it politely, not too well maintained and cleaned.

Anyway, my boss managed to find us this much larger office (around 25minutes walk away from my house – but in the opposite direction) and we booked the move for the 1st of April. It had been nice and sunny the past few days – but, wouldn’t you guess it, on April Fools Day it decided to rain like anybodies business! The move still went ahead (after all, we had a moving van and everything booked), and we managed to be back up and running by 1pm: not too bad (that includes moving all the furniture, reconnecting the computers and getting the internet connection up and running). The new offices are extremely nice, spacious, warm and quiet and I think we all like it there.
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Personal: Daring Date Decision

April 13th, 2003

Johnny EnglishOn Thursday, I finally plucked up the courage to ask my sweet shy co-worker (MSSC) out on a sort of date… Yep, it’s been hard for me to pluck up the courage to do so (a couple of months at least!) and then once we had talked for a bit via email (I was actually off Thursday afternoon for a surveyor to come round to my house to tell me it has doubled in value in 2 years), I somehow suggested that we go to the movies together. We managed to work something out and come Friday afternoon, at the end of work – off to the cinema we went.

We did originally think of asking my other co-worker “BRCW” if she wanted to come with us (as we were just going as friends), but she’s busy doing other things. So it was just me and MSSC…

I had purchased the tickets in advance (£5.60 each with a 50p per ticket booking fee!) to save a bit of time, and since the movie we were going to see – Johnny English – wasn’t due to start until 7.15pm, we decided to pop to a pub near the cinema for a quick drink.
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Personal: Cute Cuddly Cat

April 13th, 2003

SmokeyYep, that there’s a picture of my new pussy cat Smokey (or Smoky: I dunno what spelling it is). She’s around 3 years old and comes to me care of my parents (they had 4 cats: the grandmother Gizmo, her son Tigger and daughter Smokey and then then little tom cat Damien whose mother had to be put down after breaking her back trying to get through a window).

The reasons why I got Smokey are numerous. She’s been picked on by the other cats a bit recently (especially by her mother – Gizmo), she’s allergic to fleas and, whilst she has been treated for them, as soon as she gets rid of the fleas the other cats give her some more, plus I’ve been a bit lonely and just wanted some company.

She’s downstairs at the moment and I’m hoping she’ll get some sleep. I’ve had her now for around 6 hours (since my parents brought her round in a cat basket that she wasn’t too happy about being put into), but she’s still very nervous and frightened. At one point when I came through the living room door (which I had left purposely open for her to be able to investigate if she wanted), she did a little snarl/hiss at me until she recognised me.
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