|An E-Cig that actually works??||February 8, 2014, 5:31 am|
So, I have decided that it is about time to pack up smoking, I noticed that my parents started and that they had this new E-Cigarette thing that cost about 15 quid. Having used some before to try and pack up and not succeeding I decided to give my view point on them, they're shit and to be honest, I would rather just continue with roll ups than smoke that load of shit. My parents responded by saying that they work quite well and I have noticed a dramatic drop in how much they smoke now. Curiosity struck me on this so I decided to buy one.
It's called the "Cloud 9 vaporisor", (what a shitty name, ey?) It's rechargeable and it works by buying a small bottle of liquid called "K liquid" that goes for a fiver (no, it's not Vitamin K liquidised before anyone asks, heh) which you have to fill the device up with and it comes in a variety of different flavours, "classic Virginia", "golden Virginia", "Blueberry" and even a "energy drink" flavour. I have been using it for the past week now and I have noticed a drop in the amount I smoke now (now 50 grams of Drum Blue lasts a lot longer than just over a week). Hopefully now I can pack up for good by the end of the year.
|It all goes to fucking shit.||January 31, 2014, 9:55 am|
|So, today I had another interview regarding benefits it was all going well, until the bitch next door comes along. I have for the past few years worked in a cash in hand job once a week which of course, is against the law. She spoke to my advisor and they both kept glaring at me (she was most likely telling her this) to which I had to put down details regarding this. I had to lie of course in order to prevent the business for who I work for being jeopardised. He is currently in hospital sadly along with his wife so I had to tell the next person in charge (who also runs a stall) that I will have to quit tomorrow thanks to this stupid load of shit that's cropped up thanks to fucking benefits. I shouldn't have applied in the first place and continued to defy my family by not applying (which I did for a long time). The only benefit from this is a few meetings to help me with some things and some travel money but I kind of wish I was back at school now, instead of doing the same applying for shit daily and not getting an answer back. Oh what a wonderous couple of years it has been.|
|The wrong address.||January 13, 2014, 4:33 am|
So, unfortunately my step dad kept telling me to apply for benefits and sadly I have to resort to that for now until I can somehow get another interview (and hopefully a bloody job). I went off to the job centre about an hour ago following the address from the text, which might I add, included the address for the Biggleswade site. I arrived, I told them I have an interview and what happens? Apparently I am supposed to be in the job centre in Bedford yet they have given me the Biggleswade address, so I show him the address to which he responds that it's a "common mistake", how fucking stupid. I mean, I don't want to be on it at all but I could do with some travel money and some help to get an actual job then this "common mistake" occurs. If it's so common for this to happen then sort it out son.
It doesn't help matters that my step dad keeps telling me how easy it is and says don't just apply for any old job. Another thing that takes the piss is that at the end of last year I found a nice little IT job that I thought I would like in "today's local jobs", I go home to apply only to find it was removed from the site (had a closing date for the 4th of this month and this was in December), I know these things happen but that's twice that's happened now. Last year I also applied for both of the recruitment agencies and they never got back. My friend went with both and he managed to get a call back from one of them though they stopped calling him. It really hasn't been the best start to the year but I guess I have just got to keep powering on despite my lack of experience. I now feel that going to college was a complete waste of time now if I can't find anything at all.
|Finally an interview.....||December 17, 2013, 6:22 am|
So, earlier this year I left college and have had about 8 months of unemployment and finally a company called me on Friday. Is this good? In a way yes but the job I applied for was only because I was desperate. The interview is tomorrow in Hitchin (heh), for a call centre. Don't get me wrong, I can take insults seeing as they're just words but out of all the companies I applied for, it just had to be the last resort one.
It wouldn't hurt to have got some form of contact from the other jobs to see if they got my application or what, I mean, what's the deal here? Companies are too tight to part with paper or sending an email is what the deal is. If I get it, then good, if not, then oh well at least I get to improve my interview skills just like my old apprenticeship placement I applied for a good 2 or 3 years back, (I respect this company for actually getting back to me and it has given me some form of hope). Well, at least I get to don a suit for the first time in ten years (suit for a call centre?). So I suppose there are some upsides.
Edit: Sorry if there's any typos, on my phone.
|Two decades of being a bed spring.||September 13, 2013, 1:25 pm|
|Damn son, 20 now. I think I'm going to be having a low tier mid life crisis (20 year old version of a mid life crisis). Instead of doing a Richard Hammond at the age of 40 and buying so many Porsche's, I'll be playing with Playmobil and riding in those little tykes Flinstone cars wishing I was young again. It only felt like yesterday that I was still in school preparing for my G.C.S.E's, or being three again pissing everywhere and throwing tantrums in Sainsbury's, oh how time goes by.|
|Laptop seems to despise Doom.||September 5, 2013, 7:59 am|
Well, after four years in the family it seems that my laptop (named Harold) is on its last legs. About a month or so ago I started experiencing crashes when I exited ZDoom, but rather recently it started crashing mid game. So I played with all my other ports, and it started crashing with every one.
What I find peculiar however, is that GLQuake and Half Life run perfectly, the hard drive is completely silent when playing these. Yet when I'm on the desktop (or any Doom port), it makes the sound of Yoko Ono at one of her performances. Surely if it can still play Quake without any problems then it should be able to handle Chocolate Doom without crashing? I suppose it's time to upgrade my 12 year old desktop downstairs (named Fred).
|Parents put off booking with Hoseasons again.||August 11, 2013, 2:29 pm|
I just come off from spending a week on the Kent coast and I have to say I had quite a pleasant time. Visited a nice 50's inspired cafe, drinks and dinner on the beach spending a great time with the family, visiting the arcades and sight seeing in a beautiful village. I can safely say though; I wasn't particularly impressed with the "new" sh-alley(?) we stayed in, god was it awful; the bathroom was about the size of Verne Troyer, uncomfortable beds, shockingly bad kitchen amongst some other things.
I can safely say; if you're to ever visit the Kent coast (which is pretty good by the way) it is worth checking out some of the places like Hythe amongst a few more I can't remember BUT never EVER book a holiday with Hoseasons and end up in the new beach holiday park, as the accommodation was very unsatisfactory (along with the price of a pint) but there are some good places to eat and to visit around those parts if you can forgive the accommodation. Overall; it was a pretty good week but my parents said that they won't be booking with Hoseasons again. Just out of curiosity; anyone else booked with Hoseasons before?