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I'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe me.



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Sat, 26 Feb 2011 10:57:00 +0000

Well since my laptop went kaput a few weeks back I've been pretty quiet of late due to using mums crappy under powered laptop and it making me frightened of the internet.

But here is what's happening.

I quit pub work about 3 weeks ago. Since then its been great. I had lots of time to myself and to look proper job hunt for my impending departure from work completely.
Having applied for many jobs and not heard back anything I got really worried, especially as my last date for full time employment was close.
Then about 2 weeks ago I had a handful of interviews.
Its funny how something's work out. I got rejected by vodafone, whose interview process sucks balls. Didn't even get to interviews for Gala Bingo or toppstiles customer service jobs. I did go for interviews at Mars, RBS and a young and fast growing solar panel company.
The solar panel company invited me to a second interview, which has been postponed till next week. Mars offered me a job the next day with an immediate start although for just 3 months. And RBS offered me a position yesterday with immediate start.
So I started working at Mars last week. I'm hoping to charm the socks off this second interview as I really want the job offered. And had to turn down a permanent role at RBS. I just hope that decision doesn't come back to haunt me.

As soon as I started work I immediately started house hunting. On Tuesday I viewed a nice post grad kinda place. It was nice but not something I'd be happy in. The next day I visited two places in West Bridgford. Both scared me. I'm pretty sure the first place I went in to had blood on one of the mattresses. Ew. Gross.
But West Bridgford is normally a lovely place with posh restaurant bars, cute cafes and people who jog even after the Sun goes down. And its within walking distance of Notts city centre, should you lose your wallet.
I viewed another room in Notts which had a huge massive and I mean ridiculous size room that was gorgeously decorated and a second room in a quirky loft that had a sky light. The rest of the house was nice but never met the housemates and I really wanted to be in West Bridgford.
There was a third house I viewed in West Bridgford, on a lovely quiet road in a beautiful house with gorgeous and friendly house mates (who incidentally own a N64 which sweetened the deal). But after viewing the house and saying I'd call the owner back I realised I didn't have his phone number. Luckily he got my email, called, I went back for one more view and to see second house mate and now have a gorgeous place to live in and move in on 13th.

All is working out for me!

Fingers crossed for Tuesday and second interview.

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Creature comforts

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:44:00 +0000

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Since moving from Spain there have been a few things that I miss about that place.

First and most importantly is their phenomenal tapas. Nothing is as good as a proper Spanish tapas, especially from El Pulguilla, Nerja.

Second are insects. There were so many awesome insects and small creatures in Spain. Flying lotus, especially the one that freaked out @pinkjellybaby, mini lizards, cicada (I do miss their buzz). In England we get boring spiders and butterflies in the house. And that's it.

Bor-ring!

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Cowabunga

Sat, 05 Feb 2011 14:17:00 +0000

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Which one of the teenage turtles were dyslexic?

Which ever one it was, sure they were driving the car in front

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In and around your face

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:32:00 +0000

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My razor recently did a walk so I've just purchased a new Philips one.
Inside is this little card that directs me to their site so I can receive "updates on all the latest in shaving."
Hows that work then?

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What becomes of you?

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:26:00 +0000

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As much as I love "The Office" USA, the UK version makes me laugh out loudest.

Gareth could totally take Dwight by surprise from the rear.

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What becomes of you?

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:23:00 +0000

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As much as I love the American "The Office," the UK version makes me laugh out loud the most.

Gareth could totally take Dwight by surprise from the rear.

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Bigger is not better

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:31:00 +0000

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I recently purchased for my enjoyment, some Asda cupcakes. I have to say, the 1:1 cake to icing ratio isn't the best.

A little less icing, a little more satisfaction please, Asda.

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Bigger is not better

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:28:00 +0000

I recently purchased some Asda cupcakes as a treat for myself. I have to say, the 1:1 sponge cake to icing ratio isn't ideal.

A little less icing, a little more satisfaction please Asda.

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Need to teach my mum IT.

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:21:00 +0000

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TEN important updates, and this after a few updates plus Service Pack Two that I've installed.

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Meet Bebe

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:24:00 +0000

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This is my new car. Purchased for similarities with old car, ie last car reg was BBC, this one is BBA.

A sign surely, no?

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Always say no first?

Thu, 06 Jan 2011 13:30:00 +0000

So after crashing my car a lot of people were giving me advice on what happens with insurance, "they'll make you wait and offer you a low pay out hoping you'll accept," "always reject the first offer." That last one was said A LOT. 

I bought my car for £1500. I crossed my fingers that I'd be offered £11-1300, anythin between this figure I'd be happy with. Autotrader had similar cars for about £13/1400.

After almost a month of not hearing a peep from the insurance company and a few people asking if I had a new car yet, I tried chasing insurance company yesterday and was told I'd get a call back. I chased that call up today. A voice finally interrupted the hold music on the other end of the phone, I answered some questions, told them I was chasing up a month old claim and after a few seconds of silence the voice came, back;

"our loss adjusters blah blah blah, and your car is valued at £1382,"

More then I was hoping for. Almost matching the higher bracket of what I had found online for a similar car.

For a few seconds I tried to process this. Everyone had told me that the first offer would be rubbish, that I should reject it. I had to fight the urge to involuntarily say "no, next?" immediately. I kept thinking, "this is more then I had expected, is this some weird ploy? Or is this guy just not in the mood to haggle and offering best price first?" I then realised that I should say something, so I made him repeat the offer, just to be clear. It was the same four numbers. I said ok, I think I did, I was a bit confused. Like a verbal sucker punch in my ear. They said they'd send out the cheque in 5 to 10 days. I hung up the phone, still very confused by what had happened.

In 5 to 10 days, plus cheque clearing time, I should hopefully be in my new car. I'm thinking another Focus or Ibiza.

But that's when the real fun starts. I can then go job and flat hunting. As long as there's no ice.

Robbie

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Must stop looking

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 18:59:00 +0000

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I must stop looking at cars ... at least wait until the insurance company return my call.

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Mysterious planes

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:39:00 +0000

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Because of a nearby sky diving centre you don't see or hear planes around here. Sometimes you do hear jets, but they're much too crafty for me.

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Best after

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:56:00 +0000

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So my new life, the one that comes with a new job with colleagues and possibly career, new house mates and new everything, now has an approximate date.

The end of the month.

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Rook hunting

Mon, 03 Jan 2011 15:22:00 +0000

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Do people still use gumtree.com for house hunting? I'm not sure, but its time I move on from this quiet village.

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Look what I found after dusting off Chrome

Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:07:00 +0000

I've been using Chrome since this morning. You can tell it's been a while since I last used Chrome as look what I found in the most visited tabs section; None other then our old friend Google Wave. Remember that? That didn't last very long did it!There is a reason for me using Chrome though.Google and it's browser Chrome are running a campaign at the moment called Chrome for Causes. I've recently moved back to using Chrome for the next few days - to the 19th to be exact - while this campaign is in effect. What Chrome for Causes does is, with every tab you open in Chrome while you have the Chrome for Causes extension Google will donate money to charity.The extension itself tries to get you to open new tabs with every new page you load buy having your current opened tabs count on the extension - mine since this morning is sitting at 68 - and also giving you pop up messages every so often, ie "You've opened your 10th tab, that's enough for a tree to be planted." I like good causes but find that I don't really do much. But if I can do something while simple surfing the web that donates books, money, clean water to charities then I'm all for it. I've never opened as many new tabs for no reason at all. I'm middle clicking everything I want to read or reply to. You can also get Chrome for Causes herehttp://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/p/cause/#tncOr if you already have Chrome installed get the extension here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bbfammmagchhaohncbhghoohcfoeckdiChrome is very good browser and made a few innovations since it's arrival on the scene. Even if' it's just for a few days everyone in the World should be using Google's Chrome for Causes. You can read a bit more on Chrome for Causes herehttp://mashable.com/2010/12/15/chrome-for-a-cause/ PS On or before the 19th you should send Google Chrome to Opera's homepage and download Opera 11. It's my favourite browser and one of the quickest, safest and even at 11 is still more innovative then the other browsers. And they have some of the best minds working on advertising.Robbie Posted via email from itsmoirob's posterous [...]



Merry Christmas Redditgifts

Thu, 16 Dec 2010 09:29:00 +0000

So if you follow my twitter account you'll notice from about 9 in 10 links I post I'm a reddit fan. This year I signed up to redditgifts. Now redditgifts in case you don't know is where members of reddit can sign up to a huge community Secret Santa game. A Secret Santa that not only spans local areas, but whole countries and even continents (if you fancy throwing in some extra shipping fees). My Secret Santa got me a shot glass chess set along with a flash drive. The chess-set instantly got a smile from the house mate. Chess has been played in the pub a few times and it's not like we could ever run out of things to put in the shot glasses. Unfortunately this gift was quickly taken off me by housemate so to be wrapped up for actual Christmas. But I'm sure that on Christmas Day this will get a lot of use out of during Christmas dinner.  The flash drive contained lots of goodies, wallpapers linking to various amusing memes, The Walking Dead comics (which I am trying to stop myself from reading as I'm enjoying the show a lot) and a bunch of movies, including the first Toy Story, which shall keep me entertained on Christmas Eve night when I cannot sleep. Now the person I got to be Secret Santa for wasn't very forthcoming with clues. Even his redditgifts profile had nothing in it. I checked all through his reddit account for some ideas. Seen a few things about a band that he liked. I googled the band and found they were touring. I thought briefly about getting tickets but I didnt want to get a gift that could only be used once and tied the person down. So I checked his twitter account. And all I could see where a lot of replies to people. I tried facebook but his profile was protected. So I googled his name. I found out he produced and presented a podcast, made short movies but nothing gave me any idea as to what to get. So for the next few days I read further and further in to his reddit comments and twitter feed until one day I spotted a tweet he had retweeted on the 2nd of September (thats some major digging/stalking right there). He had retweeted a David O'Doherty tweet. I instantly thought of the comedians book "100 Fact About Pandas," and knew that this was my gift. I got an email last night from redditgifts saying my gift had been received and a comment was online. It seems that my Giftee enjoyed his present a lot, which has made me feel good :-) Yey. Which is what Secret Santa is all about.Redditgifts also have a stats page on info they collect when people submit they've sent a gift. This year 17,130 people took part over 90 countries across the World. Now although not all people sent gifts (some people are bad) 15,149 redditors did get in to the Christmas Spirit and sent gifts. A total of $572,105.16 was spent on gifts and shipping. That's a lot of love. The most spent was $1,506.90 (lucky person) with the average being $37.77. (All stats here) That's certainly a lot of love for a community. And another reason why I enjoy reddit so much.Make sure you check out the gallery page for some of the awesome presents that were gifted this year. Perhaps it might bring some inspiration on what to get someone you're stuck buying for. Robbie Posted via email from itsmoirob's posterous [...]



Sitting around just chilling

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 18:13:00 +0000

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It wasn't just the Mystery Machine that I spotted outside the Asda http://bit.ly/ePGEf2 I also spotted this dog waiting for his owner sitting like a boss.

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From Android

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:13:00 +0000

Thought I'd test out posterous new Android app. Hopefully my posts will get a bit more exciting than this.

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