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» Best Graffiti Ever

This is my own personal favourite right now
Shamelessly stolen from the newsletter a few weeks back. I showed it to some people, and it produced a hearty chuckle.
The sort of thing that would brighten your day if you saw it:

(Thu 3rd May 2007, 19:34, More)

» Guilty Pleasures

Walking up to automatic doors and making a little Ben Kenobi hand movement in perfect synchronisation with the doors opening.

Just me?


Certainly not. I do that all the time. Gets me some dodgy looks!
(Wed 13th Apr 2005, 18:54, More)

» Debt pron

Apologies for reply; story will follow
apeloverage - It's entirely possible that you need/wish to buy something that you currently don't have the funds for, but will shortly. It still covers you before the interest kicks in, but you still needed the credit.
I also quite often get tasked with buying gig tickets for myself and mates when something comes up that we want to go to. I can't afford to pay straight off, so I whack it on credit, knowing that by the time the bill comes round, I'll have everyone else's money to cover it.

Anyway, on to the story. It's not the greatest of stories, and not strictly speaking a debt, but I don't care.
Last week, I had a nightmare behind the wheel. I got a speeding fine (I was caught doing 38 in a 30 zone. The signs quite clearly said 40), and the tiniest of tiny prangs, within the space of 2 days of each other. Until then, I'd never even come close to any driving related mishap in over 3 years of driving.
This got me to the tune of £185. The fine came out at about £70, and repairing the flipping tiny scratches on the other guys bumper came to £115.
Being a student, a cost like that from out of nowhere is something of a pain.
I'm not going to get all preachy. I've only ever really been in fairly minor short term debt.

I do have a mortgage, although my parents are helping with that.
(Mon 27th Nov 2006, 16:01, More)

» Fancy Dress

Power Rangers
Back in year 5, building up to the end of year Junior School Disco, we were told it would be fancy dress.
My mates decided to go as various things - stormtroopers, gangsters, scottish people, etc.

Then there was me, somewhat obsessed with Power Rangers at the time. I went as the Green Ranger.
I loved it!
Looking back, it was damned embarassing though.

I still have the costume at home somewhere as well :)
(Sun 15th Jan 2006, 20:58, More)

» It was a great holiday, but...

Fencing trip
Must've been 6 years or so ago now.
I was on a trip for a fencing competition in France, with some of the countries best under 15 fencers. As you all undoubedtly know, fencing competitions take a long time of doing absolutely nothing, followed by around half an hour of something, then nothing again.

In one of these many periods of nothingess, I was sitting on a rail fence outside the sports hall. I was quite happily rocking back and forth, talking to people, thinking nothing of it. Then my rocking got the better of me - I fell backwards.
But it was no ordinary fall off a fence. Oh no! I was holding onto the rail, so I rotated around the top of the fence, whacking the back off my neck on the rail that ran along the middle, parallel to the top. This followed by me falling off completely, in a crumpled heap.

I spent the next 3 days unable to compete in the competition, and concstantly throwing up from concussion.
(Mon 25th Apr 2005, 11:55, More)
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