Day three of not smoking

It kind of feels like I’ve got something I should be doing, which I know I like doing, but I can’t quite remember how to do it. I’m less wired out than I expected, which has to be a good thing. I am on the patches, which makes it easier by far. I’ve now got another three months of this. Joy. It is worth doing though, both for my health and for the money.

Just had a spam with the title OPEN THE BARN DOOR GIRLS. Probably a good job they fucked up the e-mail, I didn’t really want to see what that was frankly.

This is about the longest in years I’ve kept any sort of diary type thing going. I used to for about 3 or 4 years at one point, but since then a day or two has been the best I could manage.

we’re getting Jedi in the morning

gave notice of marriage yesterday. On my way towards it now by far. 1 year and counting :). The registrar appears to be modeling herself on a Jedi, with a cape and a lot of pictures of Liam Neeson on her wall. Fine with me, I trust her wisdom in such matters. But she also had that air of knowledge and insight, almost beyond what was earthly.

The Angels won the world series of course in the end. First rule of thumb when it
comes to betting on sports is to pick the opposite of what I confidently predict.

More work less shine

Struggling, have hit the shine wall. May have one later on, if I stay awake. But its getting harder to get the shines in.

Trying to get a hotel room in Brighton for soonish. So many of the places want me to book for two nights rather than the one. Why? I want to go for one night. I know why, of course, but so much for convenience. I’ve had to rule out lots of nice places that I would like to stay in, on the basis that they want twice as much money as I should need to spend. Fuckers.


The last game of the world series. Tied at 1-1 bottom of the second. It is late. I’m not going to see the end of this game. Lets just say that the Giants win, and I’ll go to bed believing that until I get up later.

Shines = 63. Haven’t been playing too much, had a slight return to Super Monkey Ball this weekend. I like it when you can leave a game for a month or two, come back to it, not have lost any of your finesse and skill (well except for the bowling, I’ve only had the magic touch on that for one weekend a good few months ago) and basically still love the game. Rare thing with games


The sort of tired that comes from physical work. Not too much, but still tired because of it. Kind of hard to focus tonight, I keep getting distracted by many things. Brainfade is what I refer to it as.

Sniper threatening to kill lots of American children. Armed men have taken 1000 people hostage in Moscow. And Ulrika’s alledged rapist is revealed. This is the news. Still, at least I’ve upped my total number of kills on Unreal Tournament. I’m not a violent person, society is to blame.


Running just as fast as you can. Trying to get away into the night.

Niccotene Level = feels lower than it should. Solution = smoke more or less, depending on required result

Shines = 60. Finish = 120 Obvious = only halfway on Super Mario Sunshine.

Cuts = inside of middle finger right hand. Possibly due to cutting kindling for a fire with a small blunt knife. Solution = buy ready-cut kindling.

Speed = Slowish today. Walked home from work fast yesterday, possibly a world record of some nature. This morning was far more sluggish, noticably, even allowing for an upwards slope. Solution = always walk with tailwind behind, will feel less tired even if I don’t always get to where I intend.


Someone e-mailed me to say they had a problem with their machine. Except they didn’t.
Except that their e-mail was sending messages it shouldn’t. So it had a problem. Which I then fixed. Very odd. I understood the problem, but just wierd that it was almost as if the machine rather than the user was telling me what was wrong. I guess thats the future for you. Oh, and watch CNX if you have cable or satellite. Cartoons and Hong Kong Cinema. You know it makes sense.

No shines tonight. About 3/4 hour play, and no shines. It is round about now that they start to dry up, you really, really have to work for them. I’ve got a couple of hours to myself to kill tomorrow night, so I might push on and try for a few more. Also got a better go on Unreal Tournament 2003, the full version. Not quite back into it, but I’ll get there. As for The Sims, spent about an hour installing it, loading up expansion packs. Played my first game. Within ten minutes one of the women had cooked herself a meal, set fire to the house, and killed her housemate. That is possibly one of the most brutal and unexpected starts to a game ever for me. Having put out the fire, to allow her a bit of recovery, I put her to bed. Then the house gets robbed. I ended up with a bare house, and her standing in a room just shaking her head. Sim games and me just don’t go together I guess.

By all accounts, Iron Chef could be the next big TV format in the UK. Masterchef meets American Gladiators.