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i cannot remember what i’ve already said!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2001

hmm, just need to read up on what i’ve already said…. ahah! nothing :openmouth:, so whats been going on this week?

well yesterday was mine and gow’s (or is that gow and my?) 6 month anniversary, so i obviously had to do something special for her or she would kill me :eek:!

we had planned to go starlight express at victoria, but it was always going to be tight as i needed to go to kingston to get her present off shima (thanks shima if you are reading!!!) which was some bag she liked (i’m crap at this sorta thing, i would have much prefered a nike holdal :)) and a ted and stuff, and by the time that was done, it got to peak traffic to hampton time, so i got there kinda late!

although she didn’t have to get to annoyed about it :mad: cause it was all for her! :P so in the end we went out to a restaurant instead (i had decided to dress up :)), the blue pumpkin in putney, which (despite costing an arm and a leg!) was most delicious :cool: and it was well worth it, just to look at gowry looking so beautiful opposite me :)
i did mention i am in love rite? :lol: 8) ;) :thumbup:

anyway, what else… hmm, erm, friday we were going to go to kingston to go litten tree or whetherspoons (i was late again tho cause i had to go to cheryls to get driving license, and stayed a while chatting) so in the end, after waiting for a non existent bus we decided to stay in and get a pizza :) we then also discovered that cranbewrry (well i did) and vodka is the nicest drink in the whole world and the cranberry takes the taste of vodka away :) hurrah! 8)
saturday gowry had to go to hospital to see her mum, so i went home and mixed, although no one was in so i was a bit upset, despite the fact it went quite well :) and waited for gowry to call, but it got late, so we couldn’t go to the party (seymour or summit had a tab in battersea) so yeah, we stayed in and drunk again :) (i got some more cranberry!) hahahaha :lol:

sunday, now sunday, this was an eventful day! it was christines leaving party (she is going to gambia for 2 years) and was having a barbeque to like say goodbye :) it was a normal adult affair, made better as zak and wife (and of course gowry) were there, so it was quite enjoyable, (especially the food! mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm!) and so was the wine…

now, wine, whats the story? well, anyone that knows me and my social gatherings will know that if i go somewhere with free wine, i make the most of it….. and so we did :D
so basically, for 5 (even 6?) hours we drank. and we drank and drank and drank and got extrememly drunk :openmouth: which was cool, and had a great time :) we even managed to get home ok! hehehehe

next morning however, problem, i was still drunk so couldn’t drive! haha, i had to keep going back to sleep until i sobered up and then drink coffee and sit in the bath and stuff, until finally i could drive in :)
everyone was digging me at work though, which i though was very unfair as i was fine :) not hungover (much) at all :lol:

anyway, have to finish late, someone needs the machine…. ta ta!

what a night, cool!

Friday, July 7th, 2000

Haven’t written on this for a while, although i seem to remember saying ‘i’ll do this tomorrow morning’, but of course, come tomorrow, i was fed up hehehe :)
Yesterday was actually quite a barrel of laughs, the morning was the usual sit chat and drink coffee type affair (which happens every morning) so not too much strain on me there :D
Then it was looking for a nice domain we could use for our adt page (the one where people all meet up and stuff), finally plumped for, although perhaps i could also get (the ADT Liberation Army!).

Lunch was absolutely delicious, i went to the spread eagle with cheryl and had warmed pitta bread filled with chicken tikka pieces and loads of salad… mmmm mmm!

On way back, popped into WHSMith to get the latest copy of Bizarre magazine, which this month is quite good, but some bastard had torn open the porn bit (which i don’t open, i leave it sealed) so know i need to take it back, cause my brother will think it was me :( :( :angry:

After getting back, i was in for a nice suprise as Ashar turned up and it was really good having him back up in 301, makes me feel at home there. I was in such good spirits that i started work on, and have created this rather nice orange effect.

Oliver was on the rampage cause his sound card didn’t work, so he brought it in, i ended up staying really late to fix it, i better get some recognition!!!

It was quite funny actually, i was downstairs ranting to zak about someone had openeded my magazine, and was showing him what was inside (it was an add for ‘toys’) so i said, look, you don’t want any bondage tape, grrr…

Only then did we realise a students dad was behind us, except i didn’t know who he was, and asked if he wanted any :) :lol: whoops! :eek:
The ADTLA had all arranged to meet up at 8:00 to go to a new restaurant which has opened up for Craigs birthday, so we had to leave college to 1. get there in time and 2. have time to drop off my bike at cheryls.

We first met Steven, Simon and Heidi in the Litten Tree to play a bit of pool and generally have a laugh, before moving onto this restaurant place to meet everyone else.

Hmmm…. Heidi got a bit drunk and seemed to become either incredibly horny, or just really wanting to know about sex, so made up most of the conversation for the night. I think people were trying to take advantage of her, so made sure simon kept his claws off :) :lol:

Food was great though…. and yes that is all i am going to say about it….

After eventually paying the bill (and stuffing all 9 of the free mints into my mouth :lol:) we headed back to the litten tree again, which was Thursday Night Karaoke.

Now i’ve never done it there before, but man is it fun :) after waiting around for ages, we eventually did ‘Pretty Fly for a White Guy’, which was me Ashar and Simon as the blokes, and Donna and (someone) as the gals…. they were LOUD!!!

Getting late, so had to take Heidi back to the car and a bit later leave ourselves (cause it had shut!) where we firstly went to put craig back in his car and help him with his wheel chair and then to run back to Cheryls (it was now 12:25) to get my bike….

I thought she was going to be angry, but she is sooooo sweet when she’s tired, even if she had been annoyed, i would have just picked her up and put her in a little ball :)
CHatted for a bit, then cycled home (although i kept her on the phone) to get home and in bed at about 1:oo.

SO her we are, after a bit of sleep, i’m back at work and whilst not rearing to go, and quite happy to move slowly along with the pace!

I must get back upstairs cause i got donna and lisa coming to find me, then i have to teach raphael after break..

woop woop!

broke as usual

Saturday, July 1st, 2000

well, why didn’t i write yesterday, i’ll tell you why! i was still pissed off about holland going out of the euro 2000. i mean, and if that wasn’t enough, i had bet all my winnings on it.

So lets recap, each bet i won throughout euro2000 was put in the betting account, which accumulated £31. i put £10 back into my bank, and put the final £21 on holland (as well as the £5 i already had on them) and they lose, so i lost everything :( :angry:

Apart from that, i think yesterday was ok :D
Today was a bit different, working a bit more on olivers machine to make sure everything is absolutely perfik :) and investigating into the new email software i shall install.

I need to setup as many things as possible from now until i leave so they have no choice but to keep me on :) :D
Stay really late at college (about 7:30) just sitting in the network office chatting with zak about anything really, raphael has changed his mind and will be taking my job next year (in a way thats good, means i don’t have to do it :D)

Went home and rented out some dvd’s from blockbuster, ‘Human Traffic’ and ‘Romper Stomper’ both which look good, and i will try and actually see before i have to take them back :)
What else, hmmmmmmm, ate and got shit bored on the computer, i wish i had something else to do, anyway, i think i will get that haircut tomorrow :)
nite all, films await me… xxx

stressed seriously earlier, but am ok now :)

Wednesday, June 28th, 2000

What a day, have been the most stressed i have ever been in ages, but luckily all has been sorted out now.

Even though I went to sleep quite early last nite (about 11:30) i still woke up shit tired and not wanting to go anywhere, especially not work :P
Got ready really quickly and because the bike has been fixed up, i managed to get in on time. woo hoo!

Found out that 2020 are being real bastards about fixing some broken machines, cause basically they didn’t get the maintenence contract. Here’s how the story goes.

Last July, ADT were looking at getting a new computer provider, and going for 2020 Group. They provided a load of machines etc and all seemed to be well. However, the machines started to go wrong a lot, and then the maintenece was crap etc etc, so Zak decided ‘no we’ll use someone else’.

Right, so 2020 find out about this, and then become all friendly and the like, trying to win his mind back (as it were). However, he’s having none of it and this year, the contract goes to someone else. (June 1st this month).

Now, a machine (well 2) go down now, and seeing as they had 3 years onsite, we ring them up (2020 this is). NO, they are not onsite and need to be sent back. Bear in mind one of these is a server and this is NOT an option.

So we tell them this. ‘NO’ it was not onsite you had, so send them and we will fix them (yeah, like when??). We fetch out the invoice for when they were bought 3 years onsite - 8 hour response is says.

I ring them up (i hadn’t yet spoken to them) and talk to the head guy. Nonon, he says not onsite. I mention the invoice, ‘we even if they were, we have a week to do it’, i mention the 8 hour response, ‘i don’t believe this arrangement was made, can i see the invoice’.

Bloody cheek! calling me a liar basically! so anyway, we now await a response.

So that was most of the day, but in between there was quite a bit else going on, oh and why was i stressed?

Well, i have been waiting for some cheques from various people for a while, which have not yet arrived, and no word from them either. I then find out my email (company one) has been down since friday, so there may be loads of people that have been trying to get to me (this REALLY pissed me off).

Zak says Mark is coming in, so i cancel my lunch with cheryl, and rearrange with him (cause mark always pays and puts it as company expense :))

OK, to put it past me (email is sorted now) i go to lunch, with the intention of afterwards going to pay in my cheque i had been sent. I get to the cafe, and just want to check i have everything…


I frantically look for it, but just cannot find it. I then leave my lunch and run back to college, NO i cannot find it.

Then it hits me, i sent a letter earlier, oh no, it had better not be in there?!? I rush to the postroom, and luckily the mail has not yet gone, find the letter and, hurrah! that was damn lucky!

Back to the cafe then (all sweaty :eek:) and then to the bank to pay it in, before browsing around putney for a bit (well about an hour actually :)).

Mark never showed so i had to pay :( however, make note of price and get a receipt….

When i get back, i have olivers machine to config for him, it;s great, if i put enough stuff on it, he’ll give me a phree 7110 :) (you know, the matrix phones). Didn’t manage to finish it, so will do it tomorrow.

Club is an uneventful as usual, except i find out its Yolandas last day tomorrow, hmmm, maybe i should get her something, i never really paid much attention to her before :( Oh well, Staines ain’t too far.

Mark turns up with the new digital cameras, so give him the receipt and demand he pays it :) Sweet, cause he says OK :) hurrah! :D
Finally, its checking mail, sorting out zaks machine, and generally just playing music until 8, when i realise i should have left at 5 :) whoops! :rolleyes:
Quick stop off on the way home to see cheryl and to apologise for not being there for lunch. She says she’s gonna start going to the gym and get a belly button ring. Hmmm, she just wants to pull and lot in ibiza, and you know what you need the energy for …. ;)
On the way home I manage to reach incredible speeds on my bike, but get home totally f*cked up and out of breath, although i managed just over 2 miles in under 6 mins (with hills and stoppages in between :P)

Check mail here, fulfil any requests and setup my new domain account, which basically takes me up to now, oh i do love to read the newsgroups (they take up so much time… woo hoo!)

So once again, its good nite and godbless :)

am recovering from cheryls present… almost there!

Tuesday, June 27th, 2000

first day going to college with me upgraded bike, which was lucky as i didn’t get going until about 10 to 9.

Normally, this would mean i would be late, but oh no, not today! i got in to college (yeah i know i should say work) in a minute 10 minutes, which is amazing. (bear in mind it used to take 20 mins minimum!! :D).

Cisco was still going on this week, but decided against it and just hung out in the network office talking to derrick about the next load of football matches :)
Day… internet, rest, internet, rest etc etc with my only bit of work being installing Windows 2000 on one of the new machines, the one which zak had forgotton the password to :lol:

Went down the bank after lunch to pay in a cheque and the money i had got from the hd yesterday, but also to get zak a chipmunk :D from mcdonalds.

Back at school, it was club time, so more internet and lazing about, woo hoo!

Heard this really cool song on the box - Freestyler by the Bomfunk MC’s, so just downloaded it from Audiofind, man it is a cool tune, nice bass :):D

Cheryl gave me a cuddly ‘Genga’ which i am dead pleased about, and have put it in pride of place next to Pikachu (i AM NOT TOO OLD FOR THAT!!!), he looks dead scary in the dark! hehehehehehe…..

Oh, good news, Jennifer Lopez has split with puffy (arogant bastard he is, HA! :P) so i am now back in with a chance. Zak keeps saying she is gay, but hey, i don’t care, i just hope she releases some pictures :) :) :) :lol:

Anyway, I don’t intend to stay on the computer too long today (which is why i am writing this now), so i will go off, maybe subscribe to FHM and get my free lopez book :P
So long people, sleep rox, i rox, hurrah! :P