Monday, February 26, 2007

Strange but true....

I was shopping today and as I am attempting to loose weight I am paying attention to the nutrient content of food.

I picked up a Weight Watchers Pizza (yes they exist), looking at the per 100g nutrient information, it stated that there was 176 calories and .8 grams of saturated fat, next to it was the per Pizza total, this was 236 calories and .9 grams of fat, nothing too sinister there I hear you say, except the Pizza was 100g in weight.... how can the nutrient information be different then !

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Perfect Deodorant

I've just taken the kids to the local swimming pool, afterwards I had a shower, in fact as the wife had 2 kids to dress I spent at least 15 minutes in the excellent showers at the pool.

So tell me, why as I write this, do I still stink of chlorine (or whatever stuff they put in the pool), I mean, 15 minutes of cleaning and it still doesn't get rid of the smell, if you could make chlorine smell nice and bottle it, it would be the perfect deodorant as it never fades and even lasts through showers !

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Damn Tip

I popped down to the local tip today, I'm all for recycling and I had some old Mountain Bike tyres that I needed to throw out.

Now the tip is split into different areas depending on what you want to recycle, so I drove to the various parts and unloaded by stuff, finally I spotted a pile of car tyres so I figured that is where I should put by bike tyres, so I drove to that place. As I was about to throw the tyres onto the pile one of the site supervisors stopped me... "Hey... that's for car tyres only, those need to go in the Non-Recyclable bin"... of course this was the other side of the yard where I had already been to, anyway, my mistake so I walked across the yard to this area.

I was just about to throw the tyres into the recycle bin when another supervisor (a different one) stopped me and said... "Hey... those should go on the car tyre pile over there"... I stopped looked at him and uttered the immortal phase "are you guys taking the piss or what... I've just been sent over here by that supervisor there as he said these don't go on the car tyre pile"

Anyway... I made him take my tyres back to the pile of car tyres..... of course as I was walking back to my car which was still parked next to the pile of car tyres, I thought maybe that was a little selfish making him carry them when I'm walking back.... sod it I thought.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bloody Blogger

OK, so we now have Version 2 of the Blogger, this morning when I signed it, it v made me convert to Blogger Version 2, so I thought... why not... so I did.

Now... the bloody thing does not work with Vista !!!! I cannot post anything using my Vista PC, this post has been created using my work PC which is running XP

Bloody Blogger

New Road Tax - Petition

Sarah Kennedy was talking about this proposed car tax scheme on Radio 2. Apparently there is only 10 days left to register your objection to the 'Pay As You Go' road tax.

The petition is on the 10 Downing St website but they didn't tell anybody about it. Therefore at the time of Sarah's comments only 250,000 people had signed it and 750,000 signatures are required for the government to at least take any notice.

Once you've given your details (you don't have to give your full address, just house number and postcode will do), they will send you an email with a link in it. Once you click on that link, you'll have signed the petition.

The government's proposal to introduce road pricing will mean you having to purchase a tracking device for your car and paying a monthly bill to use it. The tracking device will cost about £200 and in a recent study by the BBC, the lowest monthly bill was £28 for a rural florist and £194 for a delivery driver. A non working mother who used the car to take the kids to school paid £86 in one month.

On top of this massive increase in tax, you will be tracked. Somebody will know where you are at all times. They will also know how fast you have been going, so even if you accidentally creep over a speed limit in time you can probably expect a Notice of Intended Prosecution with your monthly bill.

If you are concerned about this Orwellian plan and want to stop the constant bashing of the car driver, please sign the petition on No 10's new website (link below) and pass this on to as many people as possible. Sign up if you value your freedom and democratic rights -

Click On Here....

And don't forget to acknowledge the government's return email when you get it or your objection will not be registered

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Sky TV

Now I have Sky TV, well I actually have Sky+, which I must say is the best TV viewing and recording system going. The thought of living without Sky & Sky+ is now unthinkable for me, after all each night I sit in front of the TV scanning 250 channels looking for something to watch, but of course, its all crap, but imagine how boring it would be scanning just 5 terrestrial channels.

This is not my rant though, each month I see £43 disappear out of my bank account to Sky for all these 250 crap channels and I ask myself this question, I pay £140 (or whatever it is these days) for my BBC License (lets not get into the technicalities of the license fee, we know all the money goes to the BBC), the benefit is of course -- no adverts. Sky on the other hand gets £500 per year from me and the bastards still have adverts, for Sky its a and a lose...lose for me.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Damn Sun

I'm sat here working, its a nice sunny winters day, due to this I have the blinds closed. Tell me, how does the bloody sun always find the little holes in the blinds that the cord run's through and how come those little holes are always lined up directly in your eyes.