Playoffs! (27/11/2006 16:21)
Bollocks, I've started so i may as well carry on properly, as i am so very very bored at work and have exhausted the entertainment value of both the photocopier (what looks like an arse when photocopied but is not an arse!) and the electric stapler (how many sheets can it go through and betting on when it'll staple - that thing is evil!).
But again, i find i must apologise for the lack of blogging activity dripping from my figertips recently, but i have good excuses!
1. I went to Vienna and spent four days pretending to be in the Third Man. Cue visits to the big wheel, but not the sewers. Unfortunately, i lacked the hat, but i'm noir through and through, so it didn't matter. Watched the film in the cinema there on our first night. Still so very, very good!
2. Have finished (finally) a 10,000 short story that i may or may not rework into a short film of some sort. Interested parties can enquire of me directly and i may even be tempted to send on a sample section (ooohhhh)
3. Am putting the finishing touches to the short film i mentioned a few weeks ago. Should be up on the net in a couple of weeks. It's only very short, but for the time we got in class, we're pretty happy. Have finished a leetcode on a longer version, ready for a second go after the course ends in December
4. Got into a correspondence with Nestle over a Rolo. This will take longer to explain.
I bought a pack ("re-sealable grab bag" size) of Rolo's from the local shop. I haven't had rolo's for a while, and wanted something to share, and thought they'd fit the bill. They did not! Upon opening said bag, i discovered the caramel had suspiciously leaked out of the base of not one BUT TWO of the rolos, causing all the others to stick together into one giant lump. This Lump, as i'm sure you can imagine, was impossible to share.
On closer inspection, the leaky Rolos had holes in their bases, they had not been crushed. Therefore, I got on my consumer high horse (which i have not been on since i sent a crumpet back to tescos with a letter saying WHAT ON EARTH IS THIS?) and sent one of the rolos back to nestle, asking for them to investigate. I suspected that they had been cutting corners and reducing the amount of chocolate on the base of each rolo, thus causing some to burst. Alas i will never know...
They responded, saying it got squashed in transit (a likely story) and can't investigate.
They did give me £3.00 to cover costs. £3.00 for a rolo. Not bad eh. I'm sending everything back now!
I'm sure you'll aggree that these four reasons are more than an explanation as to why i have been absent from my blog. But in addition to these, My team continued to press for an unlikely top three finish, which i got this morning, finishing a strong third. I wanted to resist jinxing myself by talking about it (and we all know how often THAT misfortune comes around!). But i was roused from y quietude due to a very sporting gesture from my opponent in the playoff first round, BOB, manager of Hearts and all round good sportsman.
You see, He sent me a good luck message before our clash. Lovely gesture. I returned it. It's the first time i've got one of these in the playoffs (i think!) and it's rather good. I returned the thought and started to think I didn't mind losing!
The reuslt? A hard fought 3-3 draw, leading to pens. Which i took 4-3. But as i am quietly confident of a complete slaughter of my team tonight, i can't wait to play Hearts again - especially as this one seems to be able to hold on to its manager!
And a final thought before I close this pictureless monologue...If i lose either this game or the next, i will be content not only to play Hearts, but to finally lock competitive horns with my compadre Harvey, manager of Div 4/50 champs "Suck My Thermos".
Roll on Season 17...
PS. (I'm sure some of you are interested so...) I got £5 for the crumpet, and a report from the bakery...
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