World of Bile

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Nutters on Thursday

The joys of working in the public sector.. you get the ocassional loony who calls to make your day worthwhile....

I have been sitting at my desk for not even two hours and we have a mad old bag doing the rounds. Caroline Jones is a local woman who has more time on her hands than common sense in her head. The woman loves to have a moan and has been complaining about everyone from the lowly workers at the bottom of the pile (i.e. moi) through to the top lady of the business! Still it makes the day go quicker doesnt it?

Plans are afoot for Mark's/My 30th - a possible jolly abroad is mooted. Barcelona, Warsaw or Ljublianca are top of the list with Falkirk somewhere near the bottom..

Some priceless banter from the boys followed which went something like this

1. ME: As it's gonna be my birthday - you boys will have to club together to get me a bird

2. JAKE: Here's who I have in mind.


3. ME: Your ex Jake?

4. MARK: All it took was a little Rohypnol in the sheep-dip.......

Words cannot express my amusement at this. Evidence of a sharp (if unstimulated) mind...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Well Im sitting here at work.

Doing sweet FA (again..)

The reassuring feeling is that everyone around me is doing pretty much the same thing.

I got off suprisingly scott free with the train strike. A short train journey from North Camp to Guilford (unpaid) and a bus journey up to Kingston got me into work only 15 minutes late! I felt like the bosses round here were very impressed by my tenacity...

Different story on the way back. It was like catching the bl**dy schoolbus at hometime - packs of gobby little teens looking haughty and playing with their mobiles. Happy days..

To add insult to injury I managed to get home for about 8.45!!! I reckon I may develop a case of that frustrating 24 hour virus for the next two - it really aint worth the effort - grrrr!

At least it's payday tomorrow - time to piss all my hard earned cash up against a wall then..

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Had to include this one

More special effects. I could play with 'em for hours..

A night out in Angel

About a month ago I jumped into Liv's car and we drove up to London to see her best mate Charlotte. As she drove I heard all about her plans for her visit to New Zealand. She plans to work and will be gone for anything upto a year. Looks like I'll have to find another girl to swear like a navvy at from now on..

C now lives in domestic bliss with James Staley in North London. It's clear who wears the trousers in that pairing and nuptials will be following next year. We went out for beers in uber-trendy Angel - 3 quid pints, shots and mindless dancing followed...

Here are the pics:

Friday, August 25, 2006


I'm at work.. it's quiet.. the last hour is always the slowest one isnt it? You sit in a quiet, empty office and the mind waaanders..

All the pretty young things have made a bee-line for the pub and I shall be following in pretty short order. Talking of pretty young things, I sit opposite one - she is a slim English rose who has the frustrating habit of wearing veery low cut tops. You try to focus on the eyes but it's like gravity draws your vision downward!!! I feel like a kid in a sweet shop - and thats as far as I'll take that metaphor!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I smoke..

It's a real waste of time isn't it? When I light up, do I look as glamourous as this?

Or this?

Im bored.. I smoke.. Im pissed off.. I smoke - both those situations happen with alarming regulary. I guess I should give up soon.. but it's a bit difficult isnt it?

Here are 9 very good reasons to stop...

Benzene (petrol additive) A colourless cyclic hydrocarbon obtained from coal and petroleum, used as a solvent in fuel and in chemical manufacture - and contained in cigarette smoke. It is a known carcinogen and is associated with leukaemia.

Formaldehyde (embalming fluid)A colourless liquid, highly poisonous, used to preserve dead bodies - also found in cigarette smoke. Known to cause cancer, respiratory, skin and gastrointestinal problems.

Ammonia (toilet cleaner)Used as a flavouring, frees nicotine from tobacco turning it into a gas, found in dry cleaning fluids.

Acetone (nail polish remover)Fragrant volatile liquid ketone, used as a solvent, for example, nail polish remover - found in cigarette smoke.

Tar Particulate matter drawn into lungs when you inhale on a lighted cigarette. Once inhaled, smoke condenses and about 70 per cent of the tar in the smoke is deposited in the smoker's lungs.

Nicotine (insecticide/addictive drug)One of the most addictive substances known to man, a powerful and fast-acting medical and non-medical poison. This is the chemical which causes addiction.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) (car exhaust fumes)An odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas, rapidly fatal in large amounts - it's the same gas that comes out of car exhausts and is the main gas in cigarette smoke, formed when the cigarette is lit. Others you may recognize are :

Arsenic (rat poison),

Hydrogen Cyanide (gas chamber poison)

Need any more encouragment????

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Picture Gallery Two...( I mucked around with some of these)

G &V - The Happy Couple

These were taken on Saturday 12th August at the wedding reception of Mr Gareth and Vikki (forget what Gaz's bloody surname is - Archer?) We consumed large quantities of booze and danced theatrically for the evening... bonus points to Jake
for his always enthusiastic and distinctive style...

Picture Gallery One

Dear reader,

With the joys of my digital camera I can now show you the rogues gallery of characters who feature in my life. The first installment was taken in Weybridge about four weeks ago during the Summer - remember sunshine? remember the welcoming warmth against your skin? Happy Days!

Anthony (aka 'The Claw') and Doctor Livingston - a mate of his called Steve

Friday, August 11, 2006

Thought provoking

Another interesting website from one of my fellow bloggers..

Those who would give up Essential Libertyto purchase a little Temporary
Safety,deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

--Benjamin Franklin, An Historical
Review of the Constitutionand
Government of Pennsylvania, 1759

Nuff said really...

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Welcome to the Machine..

I seem to have a whole lot of spare time nowadays..

That combined with a very active imagination (and not the most overstimulating job) means as I sit at my seat my mind rapidly wanders elsewhere onto other things.

The lovely Gareth and Vicki will be tying the knot after countless years together on Saturday. His Stag Do in Budapest sounded like a blast, and I'm totally gutted I missed it. On another nuptual related note I received a call from my buddy Paul (named changed to protect the innocent), he'd just popped the question on holiday with his other half Amanda (name changed) and was looking for advice. My first thought was 'What the f**k do you think you're doing!!!!!' but I'm pretty sure he didn't want to hear that.

If anyone is reading this ( and I have my doubts), Amanda is a harridan. No other word does her justice. She dug her claws (and I mean claws) into Phil many years ago and is finally sealing the deal with a big diamond. Talk about ball and chain, here is a superb example. The shame is Phil is such a lovely guy but ultimately he's looking forward to a messy marriage and divorce!

Maybe I'm just bitter ( in fact I know I am bitter - it's not a redeeming quality in a guy isnt it?).

As the afternoon progresses, my spirits have been raised. We tonked the Pakistanis at cricket (again).. queue much flag waving and jingoism. Good to keep the colonials in their place.

Joke that - I dont mean it!

Or do I?

No I don't...

Monday, August 07, 2006

Im probably clutching at straws but...

Well its the big kick off again. Saturday was Championship kick off and I am suprisingly optimistic about the chances of my team.

The mightly Sky Blues may have lost Dennis Wise to management at Swindon but really have wheeled and dealt well in the transfer market. To get 500,000 for Jamie Scowcroft was a fantastic start and I reckon Gary McSheffery is gonna knock over some trees for us. Providing Birmingham dont come and offer us four million for him that is. Don Hutchinson is our Wise replacement and I reckon Elliot Ward from West Ham will be a discerning buy. Consider him to be a decent Tim Sherwood.

It was a tough opener though - at home against Sunderland. They're really poo at the back but would surely be able to score a few goals with their Premiership forward line in a lower division. Apparently we handled them pretty well and won 2-1! Probably wont stay like this for long but The Cov are sixth in the table, SIXTH!

You read it here first: John Hartson will score a sh**load of goals for the Baggies, he is a superb purchase. A s**tload

So there...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Random Rant I

Depression Time...

As noone is reading this I've decided Im gonna be a bit more honest in my postings...

Its funny when you're happily pottering through your life isnt it? A low point can hit you without any warning, like a bicycle hitting a brick wall at great speed. BANG! Ouch! Still, walking around with a face like a bulldog chewing on a wasp with my own personal black cloud over my head achieves very little doesnt it?

'Ave it!!!

On a positive note I had a lovely little visit down memory lane the other week. I mamaged to stumble across two trance compilations of my dope smoking years: Reactivate 10 and Carl Cox's F.A.C.T. Woo hoo! Even ten years on parts of both those albums make my hair stand up on end - my favourite by a country mile being 'Drum' by Aloof (or is it 'Aloof' by Drum? f**k knows..) Thumping, urgent baseline with plenty of breakdowns in it - sounds so basic nowadays but still very effective.

Besides that I am settling into my new 'jobsworth' role at Surrey County Council in Kingston. Nice bunch of people, but working with good folks does not pay the bills. I have an(other) interview with regards a part time job, another Cannons gym, this time in Kingston. It seems whenever I really hunger after something it squirms from my grasp so not holding my breath on this one...

I still await my application in regards so something else, I wont mention it here for fear of further jinxing things. They received my application about a month ago so surely Ill be getting a letter from 'em soon. SURELY? I no longer have the reservoirs of patience I once had so this is a troublesome wait.