Thursday, 26 January 2006

Early mornings.

I'm on a day off today, as I was yesterday. However... Andy's car broke down the night before yesterday - his starter motor had decided to give up the ghost. Its really an old banger of a car and I'm surprised that it gets him from A to B most of the time! He's on a long term placement at the moment as a supply teacher in Surrey which is quite a trek in his car every day. So, as he does each morning, he came to say goodbye before going to work yesterday at 5am (he normally leaves at 6). He was planning to walk to Brighton train station which is around 5 miles away and the weather was absolutely freezing cold! I told him not to be so silly and to go scrape the ice from my car so I could take him... I really was still half asleep and after I got back home, went straight back to bed. Then when I woke later it seemed a bit like a strange dream - all a bit surreal really! Thankfully the garage managed to replace the starter motor so it's back to normal today, but I was wide awake after he went at 6 and here I am on my PC at some unearthly hour once more!!

I updated my Blog links somewhat yesterday as many Blogs have moved/changed names etc, so hopefully I've not missed anyone. Plus I took a couple more photos: Egyptian Sampler which I haven't touched for a few months now and hadn't taken a photo of in ages, and also a new one: Frederick the Literate which I started in October and haven't gotten very far with... yet!


Gill said...

Very nice Sam, especially Egyptian Sampler. You know you haven't really experienced a TW properly if you haven't put it away, dusted it off again, thrown it across the room in frustration, put it away again....LOL

Scully said...

EG looks great Sam. Kepp plugging away at it and it will get done. Heck it only took me 8yrs to finally finish Castle Sampler :lol:
Good to hear that your dad's test results were better than first thought.

Latin's Lady said...

Video slots on the web has a fan club of there own, people just can’t get enough. Even when news slots are launched by the different software developers they get a standing ovation and are attacked with an intensity of a wolf mother protecting her cubs. It is like the New Years sale in Bond street where the entire population of crazy housewife’s fight over every garment and will draw blood if need be.

Lucky us the since the slots are online there is no such thing as a queue and you can play when you want. You don’t even have to get dressed.

Not that this has any relevance to who plays slots and who don’t. There is clearly according to the latest polls more women playing slots then men. Men seem to drift towards the poker and table games. But here is something us men have to watch out for, they are coming. And they are also coming in swarms.

And since we men can not do more then one thing at a time (at least that is what the women say) we are in trouble. Take Blackjack, they should be better at handling two and three hands then us. Texas Hold’em is up for grabs because of the pace and many factors in the game. So when you are playing against a women you might want to hold on to your chips (and maybe your hart as well) she could end up owning both of them. Women know we are simple beings, and do have this factor over us when playing face to face. All men are suckers to a nice smile, so in all fairness any poker game that has both men and women in it should be played online.

At least you will not be distracted by that nice perfume drifting in from the women next to you. It is so faint but a man has certain instincts and will try to get a good sniff. So leaning in (ever so careful) I still get booted from a game for trying to look at other peoples cards. And I had a straight lined up. Even the big smile I got from the women next to me did not really soften the blow of getting booted. At least the dealer understood me and just told me to take a break for a while. That is my 2 cents worth on the topic of women and gambling.

Signing off for now and heading towards the slots, someone told me there is a good chance of meeting women there. At least that is what they tell me on