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Thud! - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Today has been all about VBA in MS Access.  My head is swimming a little.  I have learned some cool tricks - my next database app is going to be a masterpiece!

Last night S and I went to see Sunshine.  I am not entirely sure what I expected, but what I got was the illegitimate child of 2001 (A Space oddity) and Event Horizon.  It was very pretty... as was one of the male leads according to S!

Yesterday my Thud! board game arrived.  Thud is a game based on a game described in Terry Pratchett's book of the same name.  I'm not sure what caused me to goggle Thud, but that lead me to the site and the game.  I was already a proud owner of a limited set of carved stone pieces.  I want to build myself a cool board that doubles as a table... but finding a good wood here is not easy and definitely not cheap!  Dad had a good idea of buying an existing table from a charity shop and modifying that - I will investigate this possibility.

Thud is loosely based on Hnefatafl... an old Norse version of chess.  I have spent a little time looking through the games being played in the forums on the site, and will eventually get brave enough to throw down the gauntlet and challenge someone to a game... but until then I will try to get dad hooked and practice with him (being humiliated by my father at board games is normal - being humiliated by strangers in a forum is not!)

Monday I went a bit mad at the gym.  I managed to walk 5km up a 9% slope in 50 minutes.  After this I cycled 1km in 5 minutes and finished off with some weights.  Yesterday my legs were a little tight and my arms were fine providing I didn't try to use them.

The weekend was a bit of a lazy affair - some laundry was done but I spent most of it dossing about my house, or my parent's house.  Mummy as usual fed me on Sunday - (you're too good to me mum!)  I found Green Wing series two on the cable "On Demand" thing and watched half of those.

I was supposed to play some WoW over the weekend, but things got in the way... yeah I know I just said I did pretty much nothing over the weekend - but nothing takes a lot of time to do properly!  I did manage to play a little Monday night - but not much.

Last Friday I was at the gym.  This caused some shock to teya_uk and then Tinker and Ioan - all of whom decided to invite me out for drinks AFTER I had agreed to go to the gym!  How comes I'm only popular one night of the month?  I shall make up for it this Friday - it's Tinker's last day, so seeing him off in the usual messy style is in order.

Last week I saw Wild Hogs.  It was laugh aloud funny... very candy floss for the mind.  I also finally returned to the pool hall in Sloane Square to collect my membership and play again.  I wan't on top form but there were occasional flashes of brilliance luck.  Now S ribs are fixed we may start playing regularly - so my game can only improve?

Last Thursday was also the day my phone decided to play silly buggers.  I can only assume the sync process with the PC in work broke - but half my contact's details were spread randomly around the other contacts... which meant my phone no longer knew who was calling me as the incoming number/text was attributable to more than one contact in my phone.  I managed to completely reset my phone Monday and restore all my contacts from this PC.  This does mean I have lost a few text messages and my ring tone.  I think it's time I looked at getting a new phone... my current contract must be ending some time soon.

Monday I spent the day in the Lux office.  I am always amazed at their work ethic.  After agreeing to speak with a guy there for an hour at three, we arrive at his desk at the appointed time to find him conspicuous by his absence.  We asked where he was to find he was in a two hour meeting else where!  By the time he got back to his desk we had just 10 minutes before we had to leave for our flight.

It meant that, between a couple hours to log in there and missed meetings, I only got a few hours of productive work done... and when you've got up at 5:00 and don't get home until 21:00 that seems to be something of a waste.

Enough work whinging - time to do something productive again.

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thevanster From: thevanster Date: April 25th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you and I are the only people who like Wild Hogs, all of my friends hated it.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: April 25th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's not to like? - It's full of toilet humour and feelgoodness :)
wan1 From: wan1 Date: April 25th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thud is.....

.... what I was expecting last night! But you were oh so quiet. Well done you!!

Don't forget to thank S for dropping you orf on Sunday; no way you could have staggered 'round with the wine eh?!!!!

Mustn't let anyone put you orf "the gym". As we all noticed this week, you are looking positively svelte like.

Glad you enjoyed Sunday lunch. God forbid the day comes when I won't get to feed you at least once a week.( And anyone else you care to drag along eh?!!)

Take care; see you soon. LYL's xx
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: April 25th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thud is.....

I do keep inviting people for you to cook for - but no-one has taken me up on it yet... ;)

I promise to give you at least an hours notice if you have another mouth to feed!!
teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: April 26th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thud is.....

ain't invited me :(
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: April 26th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thud is.....

nuala From: nuala Date: April 30th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thud is.....

you are looking positively svelte like.

Isn't he just!!! Grr baby! :D
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: May 1st, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thud is.....

You shameless flirt you!

Flattery will get you everywhere! :p
blipangel From: blipangel Date: April 25th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
not sure how to read your review of Sunshine- would you recommend it or no?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: April 25th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you are into sci-fi horror with a twist - sure! The story is good and it's well filmed. I wasn't expecting the horror I guess...
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paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: April 25th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know quite what happened to the client but it automatically "corrected" a whole host of spelling mistakes I didn't make! The strangest was changing all instances of "I'm" to "I'em"

I spotted most of them and corrected them - but I missed a couple. I will probably read back on this entry in a few weeks and spot another! :)

brightspot From: brightspot Date: April 26th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)
It must be in the air! My phone decided to bust down too. Only mine is dead for real, and of course died one month after it's warranty expired and 9 months before my contract is up. *kix worthless phone*

You sound chipper, like you're having a good time! :o) Nice to read!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: April 26th, 2007 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
That's Murphy's law for you! I have an old phone, so if my current one really died I could swap... but it's old and doesn't have the ability to accept all my contacts so I would have been very sad!

If it wasn't for work being a pain in the ass - life would be very good at the moment. Must be the spring! The light mornings and sunshine are definately improving my mood :)
nuala From: nuala Date: April 30th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel like it's been ages since I've seen you (well, ya know, before the other day). Don't be afraid to call on me for a game of pool. I don't get to play much anymore.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: May 1st, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooo - so that should mean you're out of practice! ;)
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