Thursday, 30 December 2010

Mark's stand-in blog

I think that Theo is away so just to be sure - I am writing the blog entry this evening.

I finally got round to watching 'A Christmas Story' which Theo lent me and I really enjoyed it. I love the lamp that the father wins! I've not had much to do for the last couple of days which is a complete contrast to Theo's currently busy lifestyle!

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the '30 hour gaming session' but will be definitely be doing it at a later point - more time to gain sponsorship! I plan to go to a new years eve party tomorrow which should be good fun - I haven't seen Lucy in ages. Whenever we meet - we put our hands together and hum the Star Wars music in frustration. It's like a mini force battle. SO looking forward to it!

I then have a couple of maths papers to do (eek) before we go back to school. Theo should be back tomorrow - if not then Dan will be doing the blog. S'all good :D

Wednesday, 29 December 2010


If you havn't seen it, do. It's a great documentary about a couple of film makers making a movie on their best friend, I won't say much more but it is incredably funny, emotional and almost inspiring. In other words, yes Mark; I'll lend you a copy. Also went on that hike, knacked so I took a bath, very relaxing until you realize that you are swimming in your own filth.

In addition, make sure you check out as what you will see will blow you away! 

Off to meet some people from diffrent Europien countries now, should be exiting as there may well be food as well as many fine stories and whatnot. Have a good one.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Gonna be busy in the next few days

I'm off on a short hike tomorrow with the lads, hoping for a bit of banter, that's until the afternoon. In the evening I'm off to an extended new year party from the 29th until the 1st, should be amazing and a ton of fun. Will do my best to keep blogging however as I may not be around for some of the time. Had the family party round here, had to entertain the little ones with and google earth, just making do with what I got and I think they were happy, also popped in Mario Kart; amateurs.

Bed now after an AMAZING game of TF2 with the doughboys, totally dominated the opposition with style. I also need to reposition my alarm as every time I get out of bed to turn it off I just go back to bed... a conundrum indeed.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Snow will be gone in the morning

I'm gonna miss it, but it sounds like the rain has washed away all of the snow. At least it's starting to warm up, which is exactly what my desktop weather station is telling me, apparently it's 17.5 C in my room at the moment which it's too bad considering I have been cold all week. I also proclaimed a late Christmas present in the form of a new hoodie, which is amazing as I needed a new one to keep me snuggily.

Will be having one side of the family over for a large party tomorrow, all we seem to do is have parties, at least there is a lot of food! Bed now.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

It's like I'm IN SPACE!

Played a heck of a lto fo Mass Effect 2 today which is incredable, picked it up for £10 on Steam which was a bargin, the rest of the day was that kinda spacewalking thruhg the house thinking that it still is Christmas... but it isn't. It's a bit sad really.

Boxing day has come and gone, but the goods we recieved yesterday should stay with us for a lifetime, unless they're crap, in which case we wrap it up and give it to someone next year.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

A nice quiet Christmas

Boy, what a lovely Christmas. Woke up early for a bit of Mass Effect 2 and opening the stocking fillers which were pleasant and served as a starter for the main batch which was yet to come. Had a glorious breakfast of gammon and eggs with grapefruit, after the washing up we went in for the presents. Blessed with 25th anniversary of Mario, (The Holy Grail) along with Rockband 3 which is treating us very well so far. Granny knitted me a Cavern Beatle John Lennon which is awesome along with a Kick-Ass graphic novel and Roger Ebert's Greatest Films books which are an incredible read.

Watched 2 films today, The Secret of Kells, an beautiful animated film about Irish folk-law which was absolute eye candy from start to finish, a stunning find. We then turned to the old James Stewart Christmas classic: A Shop Around the Corner, which is a seriously overlooked Christmas film which almost feels a bit cult when you watch it, next year though, pop it in if you want a charming comedy.

It was nice to end on an old movie as now the Christmas feels complete, dinner was gorgeous and the atmosphere was very hushed which was a nice change. Off to bed shortly with that warm feeling of satisfaction and cheer. Hope you all had a very merry Christmas, I know I did and i want to share a little bit of that happiness with you. Have a lovely evening.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Its Christmas eve!

And I'm very exited, mark has been moaning at me that my Christmas list wasn't very big or creative but I decided to leave the gifts to fate this year, just take them as they come an be pleasantly surprised. We will be hosting a party in about an hour and Mum is getting a bit stressed, as expected; just do what she says and she shouldn't moan too much at us. Speaking off, I better clean my room.

Have a good evening, preferably with relatives and a movie of some kind, have a nice sleep as I will certainly be too exited to, and have a very good Christmas tomorrow!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Shopping sorted

Got all the Christmas shopping out of the way this afternoon, spent a good 2 hours walking through the snow and ice for happy smiles on Christmas day; we also got a nasal spray. I managed to pour a copious amount into my nose and go into a coughing frenzy for about 5 minutes.

Cold is getting better but I am feeling physically drained, 2 more sleeps til Christmas folks.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Will this cold ever pass?

what a total bummer these last few days have been, my condition seems to hopefully be getting better however as the sore throat has kinda passed, now I get the blocked nose and ears which is a right pain in the cushion. Once again, very little today will be going Christmas shopping tomorrow, I know I left it a bit late but me and Louis have been very 'busy' lately...

Staring now at what was a VERY large mug of coffee, do I want another one... no. Hot chocolate will do. Sleep easy, I hope I do.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

30 Hours of gaming is comming up

For all of those who are unaware, we will be hosting a gaming session with should last for 30 hours straight in very early 2011, for more information head to the facebook page and any donations are heavily appreciated.

On an other note, I have the worlds worst cold. My head fells stuffy and my throat is burning up whenever I speak or breath, to top it off I had a terrible night last night. basically I was up reading Garfield until 11:30 and I was sleeping in a sleeping bag because my duvet was in the wash, this made it much harder to get to sleep as it's very hard to get comfy in a sleeping bag. Finally I drifted off, awaking at 1AM and feeling cheated out of sleep, every time I went back into a dream it was the same recurring dream which was desperately boring, hard to understand and was something to do with cowboys moving gold in minecarts. I kept on waking up in 10 minute intervals for 3 hours until I finally got up at 4:30 for a glass of water in the kitchen, it was also there I paced around in a circle telling myself 'Don't think about cowboys.' It was madness.

Apart from that it was an average day, I mainly played, and completed Shank which was pretty good and now I'm going straight to bed to make up for all the time I lost yesterday. Good night.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Another lazy day

Boy I really need to start doing productive things, fortunately I just got a bunch of games from Dan, who is awesome and I bought myself Lego Batman so i should be alright for the next few days. Also got around to watching Thelma and Louise today which was very good, I paid particular interest in the homages within the Simpsons, they were clearly big fans of the movie; 'Marge on the lamb, season 5.'

Also dug up my own Lego and will hopefully be re-building the Mongolian emperor's building thing when I find the time and the pieces. More snow may well be on the way so drive safe and have a hot chocolate.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Lazy Sunday

Woke up at 10 this morning which is unusual for me and proceeded to doing very little throughout the rest of the day, didn't settle into a good game because I couldn't think of one, it's the Christmas hump we all gotta pass where everything seems meaningless and we are just time killing until that glorious day.

Had a few good games of TF2 and thats about it, bed now, have a good one if your back at work tomorrow!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Busy snow day

It snowed today (Woo-Hoo!) So I got Mark over to build a snowman of sorts but we failed miserably as the snow wasn't the stickiest and was very thought to roll. Once we built our snowman however we felt the need to obliterate it with BB guns, this was great fun. Put up the Christmas tree to the festive classic, The Pokemon Theme, there's something I thought I'd never say but there we go. To round off the day I watched Inception again, which was great, even for a second viewing.

Didn't go to my Grand Parents it turns out so I am stuck here, I'm thinking of getting stuck into a good game again so I can pass the time until Christmas... Only a week away you know; only a week away.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Yay, no school until 2011!

Got off school today at 12:30 after a great day at school, 1 lesson and a lot of happy faces. Went to Starbucks and accidentally asked to drink in rather than take away, after producing a massive mug for my huge coffee I had to ask the clerk to pour it into a take away cup, felt a bit cheeky. Saw Triangle today which was pretty good, then I watched a video about the inconsistancies and then realized how much the film acctually left out, which was a bit of a bummer cause it was pretty good until I looked past the glossy and ambigious stroy to find a number of plot holes.

Tomorrow I will be away at my Grand parents house who never have any internet so i may have to blag mark to doing an update, until then; have a happy Christmas holiday.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Nearly the end of the Christams term

With one day left of the school term I have wondered what I shall do to make it a more grand and festive experience, we tried playing poker with red and green chips but that only brightened the mood slightly, we really should have organized a cheap-o version of secret Santa where people can only spend £1 on their gifts, that would have been pretty damn funny. Tomorrows film has been decided as Triangle, the modern horror film with a good twist apparently, which means I'll be busting out the ol' owl cushion to hide behind because I'm crap when it comes to horror films.

Early morning Misfits tomorrow, hope they put the episode up on time unlike two weeks ago (Grrr) until then I will try to get to bed soon. Last night I had a pizza hangover as I awoke at 3AM finding it hard to swallow and my mouth feeling drier than Hitchcock's sense of humour forcing me to get up in a drowsy state to get a glass or 3 of water. Hoping again that it snows overnight, have a good Friday and have a good end of term.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Full up on stodgy pizza

As mentioned yesterday, I went to Pizza Hut for an all you can eat and was manipulated into beating someones score of 19 slices... I only managed 13 and a 1/2, so my ego is somewhat deflated.

Fo' rizzle this time, I am getting an early night, just gotta clock in the alarm on my phone and then  I'm up to finish my coursework. 10 Days till Christmas!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Recovering nicely

That cut on my finger was pretty deep it turns out, had a look at it just now but at least it has stopped bleeding. We watched a bit of Psycho today which was sweet except we only saw half of it due to technical difficulties. Other than that I had an easy day today and was lucky enough to see someone fall into the canal on their bike, I had a private lol to myself so as not to embarrass them.

Easyish day tomorrow as well, only 3 lessons and then home where i will count the minutes to my Christmas party at Pizza Hut, not a huge fan of the joint but at least it's all you can eat, meaning I will abuse the title grossly! Enjoy your 'Hump Day!'

Monday, 13 December 2010

Nearly then end of the School term!

Woke up feeling like i shouldn't have gotten out of bed this morning, i just wanted to lie in. When I did wake up however I was in a bit of a rush and ultimately broke my shoelace in my haste which made things worse, fortunately I was not late for my carpool. I also had to prepare dinner tonight with my specialty: pasta putenesca, made know to me through A series of unfortunate events, a geniues sage of books well worth a read! I was taking the lid of a tin' a olives and badly cut my finger down the joint so it is very difficult to type, but I am soldiering on.

Watched Bad Santa this evening which was surprisingly decent, not to judge a book by its cover, but the DVD cover did make it look a bit trashy. Although not a Christmas classic, it is certainly a better modern Christmas movie worth checking out. I'm off to bed now, hopefully we will watch a bit of Psycho in Film Studies and we may even get some editing done; stay tuned!

Sunday, 12 December 2010


Nous travaillons dans le nuveux film, c'est bon. Regaurde 'Trainspotting' c'est tres bon. Et, je suis fatigant, maintinent je couche dans mon lit!

Bon soir!


Saturday, 11 December 2010

Lotta work for a Saturday

We were rather busy at the CFP today, did a solid 1 and a half hours of heavy lifting which has left me very tired indeed, will probably retire to bed very soon as we are filming a lot of stuff tomorrow, mainly for our coursework piece.

Until then, I'm not sure why there isn't a link to it on our site, but is Louis' website, which you should all check out if you haven't already, you won't regret it.

Friday, 10 December 2010

What a great Friday

Won, the 'oooh it's Friday' competition against Mark this morning and had two very easy lessons. After that we went home and watched Pulp Fiction which was a work of genius, I loved the character's performances mixed with the dark-ish humour. Then I went off to the school Christmas fare, where as far as prizes go, I somehow cleaned house in that department, winning a massive haul of Xmas goodies, pretty chuffed with myself.

Early start to work tomorrow, everyone else, have a lie in; you probably deserve it. (Especially you Mark, getting the day off work and all.)

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Ooooh, Friday tomorrow

We didn't get any editing done today as Mark's video files didn't transfer correctly, which is a shame but these things happen. Went to see Louis perform in the Christmas song thingie at school this evening, he played 'Merry Christmas, War is over' which was pretty cool and he did it very well i thought.

Good Friday tomorrow, not in the Easter way but I only have 2 lessons and then home for a film, I'm thinking Pulp Fiction, looking forward to the weekend!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Only 6.12 MB left on my hard-drive

I went from 4 GB to 6 MB in about 5 minutes somehow, guess my computer is just being fussy. We didn't get the filming done that we wanted to today, Mark's hosepipes were frozen over so we couldn't simulate rain. What we did do was set a baby doll on fire for Mark's coursework which looked awesome and really creepy. Before I went to Mark's house though I was really worried I wouldn't have the time to finish my History essay as I only had an hour free today to finish it off and I was no-where near completion, but then, as luck would have it, our critical thinking lesson was canceled due to an ill teacher! So I got all of it done and I am pretty light on homework now so I can do more impotent things... like play TF2.

Wearing long-johns in bed now, so hopefully I won't fear the cold when I get outta bed and then be late fo' school. Looking forward to tomorrow, and I hope your having a good enough week so far, weekend is getting closer, and Christmas is to.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Woke up this morning...

With 10 minutes to get to school, fortunately i slept in my smart trousers so I didn't have to change much but it was still a bit nippy in my room, makes it very hard to get up. I need to start thinking of xmas presents for friends and family, but I have no idea where to start, except for Daniel, I think I got him covered.

Will be going off to Mark's house tomorrow do finish off a bit of filming, Dan and a hosepipe = win? I certainly hope so!

Monday, 6 December 2010


Had a good day today despite the Mondayness of it, got a good mark in a history test and doughnuts were passed around in maths class. Had a quick game of poker night and then I thought it was time to turn in. Shut down my PC and settle down in bed...


Fortunately I booted the computer back up and I'm here typing this now, this is dedication folks, and I really wanted to go to sleep. Oh well, Mark will be happy.

Better be off now, gotta be up and ready for Tuesday, school poker is in for a pleasant surprise tomorrow!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

I love you TF2

Spent a lot of today playing Team Fortress 2 on out new private server, good times were had by all. Back to school again tomorrow and I feel a bit hollow like I always do before going back to school after a little break, just gonna have to man up and face the Monday.

highlight of today: The Nazi episode of Donald Duck:

Enjoy and have a great start to the week!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Show me the money!

Ah Jerry Maguire, what a good movie... I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of rom-coms or even if you just want to watch a pleasantly funny film.

Work was fun today, we re-arranged the warehouse so it spelt the initials of the charity, good fun. Nearly the end of my 4 day week-end and I had better get some homework done for Monday, enjoy your day of rest.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Got some filming done today

Went down to Mark's house for that day to film Daniel mouthing the words to the Moulin Rouge version of 'Your Song,' so far so good although we didn't finish everything we wanted to meaning we didn't spray Dan with a hose. Spent 45 minutes trying to transfer MP3 files onto my phone, basically it didn't want to read sounds of my micro SD, then it suddenly decide to function correctly; time well spent.

Off to work tomorrow, hope everyone else has a great weekend!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Super Meatboy!

Meat boy is pretty damn good, almost completed it which makes me feel epic. My day off was very relaxing, did a little bit of homework and I'm off to Mark's house tomorrow to film some shots for our coursework. Apart from that, I am starting to feel a bit festive, the snow and the mince pies are all beginning to add up, meaning that this year will hopefully be a good Christmas!

23 more days until Christmas!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Holy hell. Snow!

It's absolutely chucking it down with snow, meaning that schools will probably be closed... Unfortunately it was my day off tomorrow anyway. At least there is snow.

Not really much more to say, played super meat boy, which is awesome and you should totally check it out, other than that, don't let the bad weather get you down and I hope you enjoy advent; I know I will!