leynos: (Jack Off Jill)
I took the approach that any lazy statistical research follows and embarked on a little Google-whacking:

A Count|Google Hits
-------------------
3	    37 600
4	    78 300
5	    61 100
6            6 280
7	     4 020
8	     3 280
9	     2 180
10	     2 450
11	     1 730
12	     1 200
13	       967
.
.
.
20	       347


There you have it. There are four A's in "Khaaaan."
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Eating cheese before bed really does give you messed up dreams.

Wha fu?!

Mar. 6th, 2007 09:45 pm
leynos: (Cooking Mama)
I had a dream last night where my cat had learned to talk. Not in a Salem Saberhagen kind of way, but as you'd imagine a cat attempting to speak would sound. She didn't seem to have much in the way of practical wisdom to impart tho.

The whole thing freaked me out. Especially when, upon waking, I was still in that half dreaming stage where one is willing to believe anything. A tad phased, I fired up Google and set about looking for cases of cats having been taught to vocalize English phrases. The reality isn't nearly as impressive as that conjured up by my mind.

Also today, I spent £200 on a pair of prescription sunglasses with ballistic lenses. They should do fine for the airsoft, hillwalking and snowboarding, so hopefully that'll be money well spent.

And I've booked a couple of days off work for seeing Lostprophets in Glasgow with Afroduck (reciprocity for him having gone to see Placebo with me, I guess).
leynos: (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu)
Q: What's green and takes Leynos 3 years to finish?

A: A bottle of Marks and Sparks Islay Single Malt. I'm going to hazard a guess that it's Ardbeg. Or maybe Laphroaigg.

There is much in the way of dregs in the family drinks cabinet to be worked through.

--

On the subject of cheap laughs from Wikipedia vandalism, I highly recommend examining the diffs on the edits for the Buckfast entry.

My favourite: 'Also called "A bottle of What The F**k You Lookin' At?"(Leith Links, Edinburgh)'

Although the constant battle of substitutions between English and Scottish localities is rather amusing.
leynos: (Combichrist)


I have three boxes marked "Joypads," "AC Adapters," and "Misc Leads." And a LOT of cable ties.

Joy.
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A lot has happened in the past month. Too much to really write down on my lunchbreak (which is what I'm trying to do).

Living with someone takes a lot of getting used to. Especially if you're new to it all. It's worthwhile though.

Good things that happened:

I saw the Phantom of the Opera silent movie with live organ accompanyment at the Usher Hall on All Hallow's Eve with Scottie and Angus. That was lots of fun. It sounded like the organist was having fun too.

Firbush was great too. I've got some photies somewhere, which will be up in due course. I'll let Paul tell you about it. The half-day's sailing I managed to partake in was fantastic. A light breeze on a crystal clear loch.

I finally got to eat at the Queen Street Cafe during my lunch break. With Sam, no less. Yay.

We've been shopping at Ikea, Habitat and BHS for goodies for the flat. There's still a lot of junk that I brought over when I moved in, but we're making progress in sorting everything out.

Not so good things that have happened:

My Dad died two weeks ago. Basically, things have been a mess. My sister has been sorting most of it out, and taking care of my Mum. I hope I've been helpful, but I wish I could do more. The funeral was on Monday. A very sad day.

My Dad was really the person who held the family together. There was so much more I whish I'd asked him. So much more I sish I could have done to help him and my Mum when he was still alive. He taught me so much about life, but there was so much more he had to teach. He was a great cook, and a great father. He was respected at work, by his friends and loved by his family. Even his clients came to the funeral.

His death was totally unexpected. Just about the last thing I expected to happen.

I'll miss him.
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The games night went well. Angus and [livejournal.com profile] scotm arrived shortly after I did and a fair bit of Soul Calibur 2 was played. [livejournal.com profile] brucec more or less showed everyone who was boss, as he fended off our attacks with disturbing ease. Once we realized that there were four people in the room, Gamecube Bomberman was booted and much craziness ensued. Around nine, dinner was ordered from the Bangalore in Tollcross, and we enjoyed a well made Indian meal whilst discussing the games industry and the year's cinema.

Once the food was out of the way, we moved onto Virtua Tennis 2, which was rather more evenly matched than Soul Calibur, although I reckon that anyone who can win as Tim Henman deserves some bonus kudos. At one point a set went on to six deuces, which induced a certain degree of amazement. Finally, Street Fighter II was broken out, and Angus was given a crash course in the quintessential 2D beat 'em up, before we all had to leave to catch buses.

Kate was sadly notable by her absence, which was a bit disappointing. She apparently "feel asleep." Ten points for the unintentional Metal Gear reference.

For the next games night, I think I will try to obtain Mario Kart for the Cube and some more good PS2 versus games.

End of an Edinburgh Institution


The Golf Sale is apparently no longer on:



Fun facts:

  • The company owning the shop was actually called "Golf Sale Ltd." in order to circumvent advertising laws.
  • The guy who holds the sign gets paid eight pounds an hour.
  • He gets asked "Excuse me, do you know where there's a golf sale on?" quite frequently, and it apparently gets old rather quickly.


File, Print, File, Print, File...


As a measure of how monotonous my job is, it was an exciting occasion when my boss asked me to compose an email on his behalf.

Boring work stuff )

~

Oh, and I've booked myself a weekend of sailing lessons at Port Edgar.

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