Saturday, May 20, 2006

Hangover Blues!

Hmmm... playing poker last night with several of my friends, £5 buy in from everyone, pot ended up at £40. Nice little sum for a card game. I played very tight the whole way through, and when getting into the final three I was the short stack, with the other two left dwarfing my stake. Doubled up through them and quickly took the whole game with a fantastic Ace high flush! So money is not so tight this week.

But of course as with any decent poker game, alchohol was had by all. Pity their were no cigars to go with a bottle of wine, couple of bottles of beer, half a bottle of Jack Daniels well mixed with some coke, some vodka shots, and then oozo mixed with iced water. As such I am suffering this morning and could really do with going home and sleeping it all off, but unfortunately I'm stuck at work.

At least when I got up this morning the carts were being all cute, and Cooper fell asleep on my stomach for about a half hour.

Could just do with getting out of here! Why won't somebody just send me home! Damn this world!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Cats are so cool!

Well it's been a about 10 days since the cats arrived and they seem to be settling in just fine.

At first Cooper was quite timid and reserved, and spent the first couple of days hiding under the spare bed. Slowly he has come out of his shell, and is now really comfortable around the house. In fact he spends most of his time sitting on the front windowsill staring down the local street cats.

Rhino on the other hand, has been completely at home since he came out of the travelling cage. He has been running around, pouncing on things and generally being all sweetness. hat is until he tries to bite you. He can be a bit erratic at times, and rather jealous of attention not being lavished on him. Just last night he swiped at Cooper simply because one of my mates was stroking Cooper after having already met Rhino. Hopefully it is just him getting used to his new home, but I think I may have to break him of a few of his bad habits.

I will get photos of the boys once I get some batteries for the digital camera.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Just one of those weeks, I guess...

Well last week started quite differently than usual, just got into work for an 8am start and noticed that one of my good buddies hadn't tuned in, which is pretty rare for him.

Around about 8.30am my manager came over to tell us all that Andy had been knocked down by a car just along the dock road here in Liverpool and that he wouldn't be in today. Well that kind've knocked us all for six, but I managed to get in contact with him at the hospital and find out that whilst sure he had pretty much wrecked some little red car, he was walking away without any head injuries, or broken bones. In fact the lucky git has only ended up with bruising all over his body. Still he's in quite a bit of pain and has yet to come back into work.

Then a day later, if you remember all those problems I was having with the management at work about my pay rise, I found out that it had all been overturned and that I would be getting everything that I had rightfully earned. So that was very nice indeed, as I now have an extra batch of money coming my way, as well as the pay rise and new job title also comes with increased opportunities.

Then to cap off the week, the wife and I went to Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre ( www.freshfieldsrescue.org.uk ) to take a look at getting some cats. Now Freshfields Rescue is a great little place that works in the best interests of the animals and in many ways operates more like an adoption agency than a cattery. Well both me and the wife were completly smitten by two of the felines, a black cat with white paws called Rhino, and a little grey tabby called Cooper! Within days we had the cats here at home and hey have been slowly getting used to the house and us. Once I get some batteries for the digital camera I'll get some photos of these two little guys!