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Worst Best Man… EVER!

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

If prizes were handed out for those people who were the worst at partular roles in life I think I would probably be up there in the Worst Best Man chart. Yesterday evening Catherine was in pain, really suffering from something… so I phoned the doctor who says it sounds much like gastroenteritis, all she could suggest was that she gets pleanty of fluid and doesn’t eat anything… so this morning I wake up at about 5AM in major pain… oh crap!

Yes you guessed it… I am suffering from the same thing that Catherine was suffering last night, so much for paintball (so much for anything in fact) I now feel like the worst best man in the world, because I can’t even manage to make it to the groom’s stag do!

Month of Madness!

Monday, June 13th, 2005

This month could possibly be the busiest month of my life, I am feeling quite stressed as it is because Catherine has been feeling much worse with her arms, so I have been doing more round the house. Starting a new job is always tiring particularly when you have a 1 hour round trip by foot to get there and back. My body was rebelling against me over the weekend, I ached from head to toe and honestly don’t feel rested in the slightest.

So next week is Pete’s stag do, I am best man which probably means I will get the pain of getting shot at by 30 people along with Pete, which will be fun. To be honest I am more than a little nervous about paint balling again, last time I went I got quite a bit of paint in by eye (just from it dripping down of my mask) which was absolute agony.

After that, Catherine have got two weddings in a row, first one the weekend after next is one of Catherine’s friends getting married in London, shouldn’t be too bad as we are only going to be able to make the actual ceremony as the reception would prevent us from getting back, shame though as it would have been an opportunity for Catherine to get together with some of her friends again, and a good opportunity for me to get some ideas about my Best Mans Speech. That’s the second wedding the next week, being Pete’s best man is an honour, but it is also a nerve racking experience!

Somewhere in between these manic weekends I have to write a speech, pack and move house… I am going to need a very, very, very long rest, unfortunately I don’t think I am going to get one.

people actually read this!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

I can’t believe it, people out there actually read my blog, I am fairly impressed I thought I was blogging to myself… not a necessaraly a bad thing that.

Microwave Banana and Rasin Sponge

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

Ingredients:
– 2 Bananas
– 100g self raising flour
– 100g butter or Margarine
– 100g sugar
– 2 Eggs
– half a tsp of baking soda
– milk as required

Instructions:
Put the bananas in a microwavable bowl, and soften in the microwave for 4 minutes. Cream the butter and the sugar together, add the eggs, flour and baking soda slowly and beat to an almost pourable mix. sprinkle the rasins over the bananas and pour over the sponge mix. Put in microwave for about 5 minutes (750w)

Integers, EVE and Medical Issues

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

PHP Integers are really getting on my nerves at the moment, it seems that anything more than 32-bits is just plain not supported in PHP… to be honest that is awful… that is the most apauling degree of accuracy I have come across since BASIC. Oh well never mind rant over.

I am having lots of fun playing EVE and writing my dissertation, it is quite interesting researching the history of MMOGs, something that facinates me while being technical and worthy of a dissertation. Need to crack on with the dissertation bit though 5 days to go… should be fine, pleanty of time.

My stomach seems to be a lot better recently, I havnt had the same acid indegestion problems that I have been having the last week or so, I am still going to talk to the doctor see if there is anything that they can do by way of investigating what the problem might be. I am petrified it might be something serious or not even something serous… just something that would cause me to have to go onto a special diet… its hard enough work not eating meat products and still making interesting food without having to avoid other ingredients too… we will see.

I’m off for the weekend

Friday, February 13th, 2004

I am heading up to London to visit Catherine for the weekend, I do have net access but I doub’t I will spend any time on it. I want to spend some quality time with Catherine as I am not getting to see her as much any more. I will be back monday to work on my disseratation.

Blog Up and Working

Friday, February 6th, 2004

Yay… my blog is up and working… richard-slater.co.uk is getting neglected at the moment because I am working on www.imarriedyou.co.uk which is the website for me and my fiancee… I will still post random blog stuff here though dont worry.

Not that there is anyone reading this!