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January 2008 Archive (45 posts)

Discovering New Lands | I will admit to not making the most effort to ever organise family get togethers or events of that nature, so it has pretty much come down to Chantelle sneaking around and doing it for me ;) - Which is probably a good thing because ... (My Life)
Long Shot | It has been a while since we have last done this, way back on 12 December 2007 to be more exact. Of course I'm talking about our four-man footy contest that sees Jeremy and Karl pit their skills against the far more experienced team of ... (My Life)
Skinny Me | I thoroughly enjoyed the stitch-inducing Katabox class at gym last night and seeing as I am slowly but surely beginning to get my state of mind right regarding exercise, I though I might as well do this picture post because, ...well everyone loves pictures. And seeing ... (My Life)
*Sniff* *Sniff* | *sniff* *sniff* The following mail just popped into my inbox: *sniff* *sniff*Hi Craig LotterOur suppliers have informed us that they have discontinued the following item(s):Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PS2)This item will therefore be removed from your order and the other titles will ship as normal.But ... (General Nonsense)
La Romantica | Work and the distance between the two of us in terms of staying locale comes between Chantelle and myself quite a lot these days - generally I only see her three or four times a week (which includes every second weekend), the result of which ... (My Life)
Quick! A Light Bulb Needs Changing! | Just in case no one really understands why I harp on about the fact that our new family member Riley is so useful when it comes to changing light bulbs, light fittings or generally just getting stuff off the top shelf, perhaps this recent snap ... (My Life)
Weekend in Review (25-27 January) | Work, work, work. I have so many missed deadlines on my plate that I don't even know how I missed them in the first place! This weekend was pretty much booked to get as much work done as possible, but as always, life couldn't help ... (My Life)
Flailing Fighting Fit | Aaargh!! I can't believe how unmotivated I am towards my health these last couple of months. I am finally sitting on the dreaded 100kg mark and am doing absolutely nothing about it whatsoever. I don't understand it. I never used to have to try and ... (My Life)
Bleach (Volume 1) | Strawberry and the Soul Reapers: Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, ... (Manga | My Reviews)
We Own the Night | Brooklyn, New York, 1988. Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) is a manager of the El Caribe nightclub - a man who breaks the rules and lives the fast life of the party. Joseph Grusinsky (Mark Wahlberg) is a highly honoured police captain in the New York ... (My Reviews)
Promises, Promises, Promises | Sometimes I am such a sucker for a good bargain you know. I simply can't say no! :)Case in point: Gaming sucks up a lot of time from your life. It doesn't matter whether it is controlled or not, it still ends up taking a ... (My Life)
Table Mountain Interrupted | Originally I had plans of taking Chantelle on a sunset cable car trip up Table Mountain last night, but thanks to Monday night's catastrophe that saw a power cut disable the cable cars leaving countless people stuck up on the mountain and quite a few ... (My Life)
DM Departure Do | Last night saw Chantelle and I drove through to Damen and Michelle's place in Durbanville in order to attend their final ...farewell' little get-together before they get the heck out of this country on a Qatar flight next week. Yes, the sunny skies of South ... (My Life)
Ignoring is not Bliss | There are a lot of things that annoys a person - that is just how life is. Everyone has something that gets their backs up or makes them clench their teeth in uncontrollable rage. And of course there are the little things that just serve ... (General Nonsense)
Tables and Stoves | No oven-cooked chicken for me tonight I'm afraid. My little portable stove and nice glass table that used to sit in the lounge (not the stove silly) are now AWOL, the victims of being taken back into custody by their rightful owner. Okay, I'm being ... (My Life)
Life is Beautiful | I see that the "Life is Beautiful" virus hoax is back in my inbox this morning. This is one of those hoaxes that just doesn't seem to disappear - according to it has been doing the circuit since 2002 already! Anyway, just in case ... (My Life)
Summer School Sharks | Ooh it pisses me off at the UCT sharks that come out to play every year this time for UCT Summer School season. UCT undergoes a whole ...fake' image upgrade every time which lasts a couple of weeks before it slinks back into its old ... (General Nonsense)
Degree Decreed | Ryan got some great news that his work through UNISA has now finally been audited and he is now the proud holder of a university degree in Information Systems with the graduation ceremony scheduled for May.I just want to say that I am extremely proud ... (General Nonsense)
Weekend in Review (18-20 January) | Is it truly possible for half-day Fridays to ever start off wrong? I don't think so, and this Friday certainly didn't prove to be any different from my previous half-days. Though truth be told, I was a little sad to pack up and go at ... (My Life)
Tactics | Kantarou Ichinomiya is a young Japanese folklorist living in Feudal Japan. Gifted with the ability to see and befriend youkai (demons/ogres) and other mythical beasts, the forever broke and scheming Kantarou tries to make a living as a folklore writer as well as a part ... (Anime | My Reviews)
Bee Movie | Hold on to your honey! Barry B. Benson is a bee who just graduated from college and is somewhat disillusioned with the rather bland, job-for-life career choice in making honey that he has before him. However, a naughty trip outside the hive leads to a rather ... (My Reviews)
Manhole Covers | A bit of naughty, sexist fun, just in time for the weekend and for absolutely no other reason than because I can. (And for reference purposes, I heard this one from my Pops last night!)Question: Do you know why women wear panties?Answer: Because US state ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Shuttlecock Action | Last night I was back on the badminton court for the first time in a quite a while and I was quite pleased with my progress overall. The knee remains iffy, but it has definitely strengthened considerably enough to make the odd dash around the ... (My Life | Sport & Health)
My Space or Yours? | Click on the image to enlarge ActionTrip comics ran this little gem a little while ago, and I couldn't help but pick it up and make a comment. No matter who you speak to, the story is the same. The minute you get married you immediately ... (Cartoons | Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School (Volume 1) | In a school where martial arts are standard curriculum, Ryoko Mitsurugi, the Samurai Girl, is the top fighter and the most popular student around. This changes when the uncouth Shizuma Kusanagi transfers in from Kansai. He may not have the grace of Ryoko, but with ... (Manga | My Reviews)
The Ultimate Sadness | The world that we live in seems currently such a cruel place, full of tragedy and heartache, mostly thanks to the lack of compassion people seem to have towards others. I came across this shocking picture and immediately was moved to tears. It is just ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Power to the People | Ah, officially the first day of the new year, yesterday saw basically all South African industry get up from its drunken stupor and get back to work. From the builders to the factories, everything except Jackie Selebi was up and running once more. Which is ... (General Nonsense | My Life)
Weekend in Review (11-13 January) | Being back at work already is proving rather enjoyable, seeing as Friday's workload consisted of going out on our postponed Christmas lunch from last year, courtesy of our hardware suppliers, LightEdge. Jackie and Bobby had organized for us all to meet at Dias Tavern, an ... (My Life)
I Am Legend | The last man on Earth is not alone.2009. The world rejoices as a viral cure for cancer is finally discovered. 2012. Humanity as we know it has collapsed, thanks to the unstoppable spread of the mutated ...miracle' virus that turns human beings into unstoppable night ... (My Reviews)
You Piece of Trash! | You piece of rubbish! If I ever find out who you are then I'm going to take a paintbrush to your door and colour it a lovely shade of pink and yellow! Worse even, I'm going to add polka dots too! I woke up this morning ... (General Nonsense | My Life)
Review: Musashi: Samurai Legend | The city of Antheum, carried on the back of a magical beast known as the Anthedon, is under siege by President Gandrake's forces. Princess Mycella of the mages of Antheum invokes an old summoning in the mystic Chamber of Rites in hopes of a hero ... (Games | My Reviews)
Fondue Fun! | Fondues are always so much fun to host. There is basically no preparation to be done for these kinds of supper parties, which immediately makes it attractive to me because I don't have to spend hours in the kitchen getting everything ready. In fact, all ... (My Life)
Oh Shirt! | Well now, that's bloody embarrassing. I came through to work via car this morning, thanks to the fact that we as a department are being taken out to lunch later today by our hardware supplier. So going in by car means that I was up ... (My Life)
Stressed to Kill | Last night marked the seventh month that I've been in a relationship with Chantelle, and what better way to mark this romantic event than with flowers (our new stricter dietary and exercise plan doesn't allow for Lindt chocolate showers anymore) and an injection of culture, ... (My Life | My Reviews)
Bone: Out From Boneville | If you think of independent comics, underground publications which made their way to the daylight despite the fact that they weren't backed by any major publication house or corporation, you can't help but think Jeff Smith's BONE, one of the most successful independent comic books ... (My Reviews)
Novell GroupWise CCSW32.DLL Error | Anyone using an automatically installed copy of GroupWise as their mail client (like us here at UCT) might occasionally come across the following error message on startup: This application has failed to start because ccsw32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. Of course, ... (Software & Sites)
A Soggy Start | 7th of January 2008. The scheduled start of C&C's new year campaign to shake off the excesses of this past festive season. The plan is simple enough. Now that Chantelle is signed on with Discovery Health for her medical aid and has access to Discovery ... (My Life | Sport & Health)
Weekend in Review (4-6 January) | What a nice way to start work after my long holiday. Thursday was my first day back and Kyle let me off just after 13:00 already, and to sweeten the deal even more, Friday just so happened to be my half day as well! Lucky!! ... (My Life)
The Batman vs. Dracula | Lured by the promise of a very large mob heist stash, both the Penguin and the Joker make good their escape from the notoriously easy to break out of Arkham Asylum for the criminally insane. However while the Joker quickly gets taken out by the ... (My Reviews)
Hitman | The Agency. A shadowy organization that seemingly takes in orphaned or abandoned children, modifies them both physically and mentally, trains them in the arts of killing and then releases them into the world as the world's most deadly assassins for hire. Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant) is ... (My Reviews)
Money, Money. Car Go Funny' | It is that time of the year again when my car is in dire need of a service. My old ...97 Mark III Jetta has just passed the 10 year old mark and as such is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. The ... (General Nonsense | My Life)
Prostitution | Prostitution is an ugly face of capitalism and as much as I dislike it, disagree with it and condemn it, there is no denying the fact that it does exist, it always has existed and it will always exist.In the past, I was pretty sheltered ... (General Nonsense)
Back to the Grindstone! | Squirrel nuts. I'm back at work today again, after a thoroughly relaxing and deserved plus minus three week long break, which started way back on December the 14th, the day right before Dean's wedding. Since then I've been quite busy actually, though looking back at ... (My Life)
Conan the Barbarian | I have always loved Robert E. Howard's creation, Conan the Barbarian, from the crappy live-action Arnold Schwarzenegger movies to the scintillating plethora of books and pulp comics that preceded them. In fact, as a kid (which I still basically am anyway), the hack and slash ... (My Life | Toys)
Happy New Year! | 2008 is here at last! Happy New Year's to everyone that stumbles upon my little space on the Internet. Here's to hoping that 2008 is even better than 2007 was - and that all your New Year resolutions actually come true for a change ;)Our ... (My Life)
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