Archives for June 2008

BAFAB; Buy a Friend a Book!

Win a FREE book at I was just chatting to Chris on MSN, when my Twitter thing popped up with someone posting a link to something, and I asked myself I don’t remember following anyone with BAFAB, so nosey me goes to see what it is (i finally did recall following them). Well every year apparently they hold a Buy a friend a book every quarter, so it would be held on January, April, July and October, so yeah it’s like 5 days until the week of BAFAB, the whole concept really is to promote reading, and friendship. So during this week, you would (if you participate), buy a friend a book, not for any special occasion, it should be a “just because” reason, imagine the shock they will have!! I think its a fantastic idea and I do plan on participating. If you would like to enter a contest to win any book you want, then I would say go and visit Karen and read up about her contest. Anyway I think it’s a fantastic idea and I would encourage all book lovers to get in on the fun! Oh yeah and Karen is also going to have a photo contest, for details on that go visit her blog, this link will get you to the post about the photo contest, I plan on entering that as well!

Wow I just heard from a friend, that his gf was mugged tonight. Omg that’s horrible. I won’t say who it is because they want privacy and it happened about 2 hours ago. It happened while she was walking home from a friends, poor thing got her handbag stolen along with her mobile phone. What is wrong with people these days? Well I just think its very sad that people have to prey oh the weaker. I am just glad she is okay, she is very shaken up. Apparently she was mugged by a group of teens, boys and girls! I don’t know what more to say about that but I really hope, they get caught. Although she said she didn’t report it to the police because there wouldn’t be anything they can do about it. I know how that feels. Anyway just goes to show you be careful when you are out and about. Even in your own neighborhood, which she was in.

I think I will be off to bed, and/or possible watch a film as I tend to not be able to fall asleep right away. And a good film would be just the thing I need. Earlier today I watched Step Up (hurry up Millie). Yeah I really didn’t expect to like those type of films, but I was pleasantly surprised, there was a very sad part in it, but otherwise a very lovely film. I know the film is a few years old, but still it was well worth seeing it. All I have to say apart from what I’ve said already is Channing Tatum = Yum! I also have Step Up 2: The Streets which I do plan on watching later this week. I have to say that I am doing really well in my Movie competition with Millie, haha, we are so keeping up with each other. There has been an odd occasion when I cannot find a film, but she helps me out, and vice versa. Oh yeah Millie is working on her site she plans to reopen it on Friday or during the weekend. I am so looking forward to seeing what shes’ done, she is basically revamping, and putting up a new layout so that will be nice to see. Ok well have a good week everyone! Good night all.

Happy Father’s Day

Another one rolling around already, wow it comes and goes so fast. I seem to always repeat myself when it comes to holidays, I say things like “time is going too fast, someone slow it down” yeah like that lol. But even if they repetitive, it’s just so true. So today is Father’s Day. I’m in England, and my father is in America. We have a funny relationship, well not funny just not cool I guess. We are not close, I mean I love my father, don’t get me wrong. But as an adult and after my mother passed away God rest her soul, he has become distant. When my mom was around, sure he took some interest but not like most dads would. That kind of made me feel sad. So after mom passed away in 2001, you would think it would make us closer? Well it didn’t! He somehow managed to find another partner, not marry her but just living with her, and ever since then he didn’t ever seek to see how both me and my sister are doing. Growing up he seemed to favor the boys more. Is it like that with fathers? So anyway regardless of all that, I still love him and well I just don’t let it bother me all that much. So Happy Father’s Day to my Dad, my brothers Eric, Omar, Nelson and Jo who is the father of the her family and she does a dang good job at it too, and last but not least the newest addition to the family, my niece Amanda’s baby’s father, whom I forgot his name and have to take a moment to remember… YES it’s Kyle haha, well it’s his first Father’s Day, so Happy Father’s Day to him as well!! And Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and soon to be fathers out there, and those women who have to take the father’s roll in the family because the father is not there. I think that covered everyone, I hope!

So the painter just arrived, 30 minutes late but who cares lol. I just wanted to mention it. He’s a really nice and cute haha guy. He’s putting on the gloss or whatever it is on the window edges or whatever it is you call them things, I’m in the bedroom and I can smell it lol. Omg my feet are still sore from helping packed for two days. And thats not even over yet, we got more stuff to pack that will come later. We’ve recently come to a problem, well not we but I am sort of involved even though I don’t own the property, but yeah a bit of a snag on the estate agents behalf, talk about rudeness, anyway their performance was asinine to say the least. I won’t get into details but don’t ever deal with Wakefield Estate agents in England they are the rudest people ever. Anyway Al is taking care of business with that! I had an appointment yesterday to view a room but had to cancel because of this new crap that came up. The guy seems like such a sweetheart, he’d make an excellent flatmate, I hope he text’s me back. Anyway other than that, we have no bed or chair in the flat haha because most of the things were taken to storage, so I’m sitting on two cushions in the bedroom floor as the guy works in the lounge painting. We do have a couch, but its probably cold out in the lounge as he has to leave the windows open, and if you remember seeing pictures of the lounge they are huge windows, and it’s a bit chilly out, I hope we don’t get rain because he’s putting the last coat on the balcony floor, and would hate to see that washed away. Ok well thats all for now, Happy Father’s Day everyone!