Tuesday, February 24, 2009

BBC Formula 1 Coverage announced

Today the BBC announced details of their formula 1 coverage for the season ahead. There is lots of excellent red button stuff and online video streams etc. You can read all the details here.

The most exciting thing that was announced though? The theme will be Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain'.

Yay!!!

Dum, dum dum dum, dum dum dum dum dum dum.

Stupid People Are Everywhere - Beware!

Alice watches some real crap on TV. She loves it but sometimes Victoria and I would rather throw the TV through the window than sit through one more second of Dora The Explorer or The Backyardigans.

One of the channels we do like her watching though is CBeebies, mainly because it does not put 15 minutes of toy adverts in-between each tv show like Nick Jnr does. Instead CBeeBies has presenters doing links in-between it's shows. They sing songs, read stories etc. Much better than adverts and we don't have to listen to Alice saying 'I want that' to each one.

Recently the presenters were changed on CBeebies. The previous two had been there for at least a couple of years and I guess they thought it was time for a change.

The new female presenter is called Cerrie Burnell and she is perfectly good at the job, moderately attractive in a children's TV presenter kind of way and Alice thinks she is great. She does however have only one hand.

Victoria and I think this is a great idea for children's TV. The world is full of different looking people and we think that if children see many different types on TV they will accept everyone as being 'normal' if there is such a thing.

Unfortunately not everyone thinks the same. The CBeebies forum has been flooded with parents saying how disgusting it is for there to be a disabled person on TV when their children are watching. They are saying that Cerrie is scaring their children and giveing them nightmares.

How stupid are these people? Children don't think anyone is different unless they are told they are different. Alice accepts that Cerrie had one hand immediately. I don't even think she noticed.

If these parents can't explain something like a disability to their children how will the explain something like death? What if someone they know gets injured?

Children are the easiest people in the world to explain something to. They accept whatever you tell them and if you take the time to explain things in a proper manor they will go away happy.

I pity these children who have such moronic parents and I applaud the BBC for employing her.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Crying Baby

Amelia woke up at about 21:30 last night. She started moaning and then proper crying.

Victoria went up and nursed her and she appeared to go back to sleep but 2 minutes later she was crying again. I went up and she was really upset. She was arching her back, screaming and amazingly enough still asleep!

We brought her down. She was still crying. Victoria nursed her and she appeared to calm down but would then start screaming again. We tried medicine, milk and talking to her but all to no avail.

We then put her on the floor to have a crawl (she was awake now) but she just sat there.

We were getting worried. Was it another ear infection? Teething? Bad dream? It's very difficult to know with such a young child and it is VERY stressful.

Victoria then asked me to get her some water which I did. She took one sip, burped, and was totally transformed into her normal self!

It was wind.

We were very relieved but should really have thought about that before.

I hate it when little children cry and can't tell you what the problem is.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday The 13th

As you may have noticed it is Friday the 13th. Although this is supposed to be an unlucky day I don't believe in such silly superstitions. I do however love horror movies and I am a big fan of the Friday the 13th series of films. I even like Jason X, Jason goes to Space!

Today sees the release of a remake of the original film. Yes, Friday the 13th is back.

I know exactly what will happen in this film. Some young, good looking people will go to Camp Crystal Lake for a weekend and Jason Voorhees will watch them having sex and running around naked and then decide to chop them all up in amusing and increasingly gory ways. At the end the one remaining survivor will think Jason is dead but something will happen that shows he is not and leave room for many many more films.

I personally can't wait to see this future classic. :-)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Clarkson Didn't Go Far Enough

It has been reported today that Jeremy Clarkson apparently called Gordon Brown a'One-eyed Scottish idiot' on Australian radio.

Of course all the usual morons are jumping on the bandwagon and saying it is an outrage and the BBC should sack Clarkson. Even the RNIB have called the comment offensive for some reason.

Personally I don't think Jezza went far enough. I think he missed out the words 'lying', 'fat' and of course 'cunt' in his description of our PM. I could go further but you get the idea.

There are lots of labour politicians calling for Clarkson to be sacked. Is it not true that if every politician was sacked for everything they said that was considered wrong or offensive by someone there would be no politicians left? Actually that might work as a way to rid ourselves of these parasites. :-)

Also, let's face it, who has done more for the UK? Brown or Clarkson?

Well Gordon Brown has provided a thriving economy for the last 10 years that was unfortunately funded by massive borrowing, spending the huge amount of cash surplus he inherited from the Conservatives and plunging the country into massive debt for no benefit, leaving us in a terrible position to weather the current economic situation which he then tries to fix by spending even more borrowed money. The word idiot just does not come close.

Jeremy Clarkson has entertained me for years with his ridiculous comments and observations and provides Victoria and I with a much loved TV show on a Sunday night.

I would say that Clarkson has done more good. :-)

One eye'd Scottish idiot indeed? Time to go further in our insults of this expletives magnet.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Bigger Lunchtime Snowman

As I have been working from home due to the snow for a few days this week, Alice has insisted that when I have a lunch break I go outside in the snow with her instead of having a nice cup of coffee and a sandwich.


On Monday we made a snowman which was a bit small due to the consistency of the snow. It just would not bind together. I have to say we did well working with the materials we had but it was a bit of a poor job really.

This lunchtime and with much better snow we created the monster snowman you see here. It measures about 5 feet in height and has a hat, hair AND a beard.

Alice and I are rather proud of our icy creation. :-)

More Bloody Snow

Thursday morning and yet more snow has arrived overnight. When I woke up there was only a light dusting on my car but by the time I had a shower it was coming down again.

Still, after the first 2 days of this week working from home I was determined to get into work so I set off. I got about 1/2 a mile before I realised it was a silly thing to do and turned back. All I accomplished by trying to get to work is that my car is no longer parked outside my house!

Hopefully I can convince Alice that a lunchtime play in the snow is a bad idea!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Still Snowing

There is still LOADS of snow around. It snowed all day yesterday and most of the night I guess. I am therefore working from home once again.

Alice's school just called to say they were closed and I have not seen a single car go down our road yet. I will not be the first.

On a brighter note, there is plenty more snow in the garden for me to build another snowman at lunch.

I am feeling cold already!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow Joke!

Today it is snowing. I got up at the normal time and decided to brave the weather but just as I finished clearing my car the snow started really coming down. I knew that if I left home now I would be spending 2 hours at least in traffic as various idiots who can't drive in snow try their best to hit my car, followed by hours on the return journey.

I intended to wait until 10ish by which time the snow (and traffic) has normally cleared but today it just kept on coming. It has been snowing all day. Alice has not gone to school. The world is in chaos! It's a good job I can work from home.

Alice is of course very excited about the snow. I was therefore forced to go out in it during my lunch and you can see the results above. Actually the snowman is one of the results, the others being cold hands, cold feet, cold ears etc. You get the idea.

Still, Alice really enjoyed it and that is what counts.

Let's hope tomorrow is a bit better. I don't like working from home as the kids don't seem to understand what working is. This is made more difficult since we had Amelia as I no longer have a seperate office to use. This morning I have had Alice getting excited about the snow and Amelia trying to pull my laptop off my desk. Great fun. :-)

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