[Most Recent Entries]
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|Thursday, August 3rd, 2006|
Finally sorted the thing. Came in at £12.18 per occupant for the months April-July. Sorry, easiest contact method.
|Sunday, June 25th, 2006|
|Ben's Fun Taxi Ride
I was at the Royal Mariott Hotel visiting some family who were staying there and they insisted that I take a taxi home. So they call a taxi and waited with me inside the lobby of the hotel.
Some minutes later the taxi came and the driver walked up to me inside the lobby of the hotel and read me the number on the ticket. I then left the hotel with him and got into the car. After stopping just outside to throw out some left over fast food remains we were on our way. Note here that this is the hotel lobby, where there were lights.
We then struck up a conversation. I can't remember the precise details and so this is mostly paraphrased, but I think it captures the spirit of the thing.
TD: The centre is quite packed
TD: It's just gone 11. You can't be thinking of going straight to bed now.
ME: No, I'm probably going to stay up most of the night packing; left it to the last minute.
TD: That's not very good.
ME: Well, I say that but I've got a few boxes packed. But there's so much still to do...
TD: Where are you moving to?
TD: Oh, yes. So that is from where you are going now?
ME: Oh, yes.
TD: Was that a friend you left at the hotel?
ME: No, a relative.
TD: Your dad?
ME: No, grandad.
TD: Good for you.
TD: Horfield is nice. Is someone helping you move? Your boyfriend?
ME: (shocked pause) No.
TD: Do you have a boyfriend?
ME: (long-ish pause) No.
TD: That's a surprise. I'd expect someone nice like you to have a boyfriend. Are you sure?
TD: No boyfriend love? A girlfriend then perhaps?
(A fight breaks out in the car in front. I missed the action myself but from the reactions the taxi driver and a drunk traded blows)
(The taxi driver activates the central locking)
TD: Don't worry miss, I've locked the doors.
TD: That's awful. Drunk people get into your taxi very nicely and then turn nasty.
TD: That driver was well within his rights. Good on him.
ME: (stupified silence)
TD: He was right to kick them out of his cab. Of course you'd probably never really know, love.
ME: (??????????) (long silence)
TD: So who is helping you move? Not your boyfriend? Sure you're not someone who has to move all her things by herself?
ME: No, my Dad is coming down for the day later.
TD: That's good. By the way I don't even know your name...
ME: (long pause)
TD: (long pause) But that's a boys name. (pause) So you're a boy then?
TD: Sorry about that. I thought you were a girl!
ME: Don't worry about it. Though that does make twice in my lifetime.
TD: I apologize though.
ME: I know I shouldn't have shaved this morning, it would have gone differently with some stubble!
TD: Sorry. (pause) So no girlfriend then.
TD: Why? You seem a nice person...
TD: Ok love, so where here then?
ME: Umm, just after the railway sign, well, railway footpath sign anyway.
TD: Ok my dear, oh, sorry...
ME: Yeah, anywhere here.
TD: (pulls to a stop)
ME: So how much is it?
TD: (fiddling to work out fare...) May I ask you a rude question? It's seven pounds...
TD: Are you gay?
|Monday, April 17th, 2006|
Interesting conversation this morning:
Me (washing hands): ... Ow!... Ow! Ouch! Water is too hot!
Dad: Really... (tries water)... it is too hot,
which is odd since I turned the boiler down
It's gone back up again. Damn cat has been messing with the
hot water again.
Dad: When the cat climbs down from the top of the boiler, she steps on the hot water control.
Me: Oh... Right...
|Thursday, December 1st, 2005|
|Sunday, October 9th, 2005|
|Purity test score
I took the 500 point standard purity test and I managed 73% pure. I just can't help but think I could so much better if I had help!
|Thursday, August 4th, 2005|
I spent some of today finding and then romanising the lyrics of 'Minna Daisuki Katamari Damashii - Everlasting Love' so if people want that then they are going to have to talk to me since I don't have a clue how to put it up on here without it clogging up everything. (Maybe some nice person will instruct me on how to do this!)
Anyway, it seems I'm going to be going home again later today, rather than yesterday when everyone forgot I wanted to go home (or I convinced myself somehow that I had arranged something and that eveyone knew) so I'm not going to be in Bristol for a few days or maybe more.
Oh, I forget. Grandia Xtreme seems resonably good, although time will tell whether the story or game length is any good. The game engine is very similar to the original Grandia although with a major difference, there are a number of items that gain strength independently from the characters and you equip these items, so that's different.
|Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005|
|Laptop TV-out rant
I tried to get the TV-out on the laptop to go. You know, the one I've been trying to get working intermittently for ages, the reason we couldn't use the TV at AnimeSoc for a few weeks, right? I finally got it to work.
Ok, so I have two cables, right? A black one and a grey one. They have exactly the same connectors and vaguely similar plastic moldings. So you'd think they'd be the same, yes?
It seems not. The grey one works on the router, I know, but only the black works on the laptop.
I do not understand. This makes no sense. How typical.