So I kinda took a bit of time out from everything blog related. I admit it was unintentional but it was good all the same.
Quite a bit has happened both a mixture of good and bad. One of the good things is that I finally became a mac owner. My Dad is a bit of an eBay geek and obviously knew I wanted an Apple computer badly. He managed to pick up a 15″ PowerBook G4 for 40 pounds. He couldn’t get it to work and it was bashed up a bit, obviously from being damaged in transit. We thought it was the battery so he bought another one. Then he ended up buying another PowerBook and has managed to get them both working. However one of them has been opened up and since he’s working so many 12 hour shifts he’s not managed to put it back together. So I’ve decided to ‘steal’ one and get myself used to the operating system. He’s recently bought another one and is bidding on a fourth. His plan is to take all the best bits out of all of them to make one brilliant one and then 2 good ones and the bits left over will be all rubbish – no idea what he plans to do with that. I realise that the PB (PowerBook) is about 10 years old and probably ‘old’ to some people but for me I’m chuffed to bits to even have a mac computer within my reach. Eventually I will update whichever one I’m allowed to have, to the latest OSX that the system can tolerate. I’m currently posting this entry from one of the PBs.
The network that my iPhone 5 is on allows you to earn payback from handing out sim cards and having people activate them not to mention earning ‘points’ by posting on their message boards and taking the helper tests. In the last year I have earned 6070 which is 60 pounds and 70 pence. I had been thinking long and hard wether I wanted it as airtime credit or cash and in the end chose cash which I had paid to me yesterday. I’ve spent all but about 7 pounds. I’ve bought a 320GB hard drive for my xbox slim and a data transfer cable so I can move the data from my current 20GB hard drive to the new one. I also tonight bought a xmas present for my Dad with a bit of the money left over. It’s an Avro Vulcan Tee shirt with a bunch of plans/details about it on the front. I really hope he likes it.
I was introduced to one of Kyle’s exs last weekend. I tolerated her because I was told by her Dad that it was what Kyle wanted. I have since asked him and apparently he never said anything of the kind. We got drunk on Saturday night and to cut a long story short he was being a dickhead. I couldn’t understand why so when he fell asleep I went through his phone. Something I have only ever done once before. There was no text messages so I decided to check his FaceBook to which I found a chat between him and her. He had said to her that he had had enough of me, that she would always be his fudge butt pie and that he loved her. I went ballistic. He was still drunk and just started bitching at me and I threatened to drive home drunk. We were supposed to work on Sunday but only I went in, he called in ‘sick’. When I finished at 2pm I drove back to his to find out what was going on with us. I told him I had been through enough bullshit and that he was to choose between me and her. He chose me and I asked him to cut his ex out of his life, as well as her mother as all she does at work is slag him off and say how he was found in bed with someone else when he was with her daughter. He has blocked and deleted her and we haven’t argued since. He came for tea last night and I’m hoping that this weekend we have a good time together.
I haven’t really done much xmas shopping and have only managed to buy 2 gifts. The tee shirt for my Dad and 3 pairs of lounge pants for Kyle (one with Thor, one with Iron Man and another with all of them on). My parents have bought him 2 Tapout hoodies and a Tapout t shirt. I still need to find some things for my Mum and a few more bits and bobs for the men in my life. I’m thinking of something Halo related for Kyle as well as a game for his xbox that he says he wants – I think it’s called Big Game Hunter but I’ve no idea which one lol. I’ve also seen certain gift pages on FB and I’m going to attempt to do something similar to what they’ve done with organza bags with ribbon closing which contains small items and sweets to represent certain traits related to the people it’s for. For example in the one for my Dad I’ll be putting an elastic band in for when I stretch him to his limit. I just thought it was be something quirky and different.
I should be able to get back to my regular once a week blogging. I finish work next Friday for xmas where I’ll have 2 weeks off. So I’m hoping that between spending time with Kyle, my family, friends and horses that I’ll be able to possibly work on a new layout.