Thursday, 30 July 2009

Medical post!

I am so glad it is almost the weekend. And payday. A payday with a bonus in fact. At least it sorts out the holiday money.
Went to the Doctor today (I was supposed to be seeing the nurse but for some reason the receptionist made me an appointment for the doctor) told him that I'm fine with my change of pill, the migraines have got less frequent, blood pressure is fine etc. I had him baffled about my hand however. I had an op on it two years ago to have a nerve decompressed but now my hand it acting up again, nothing serious just pins and needles, numbness and a bit of discomfort. Apparently it might be carpal (carpel?) tunnel but I have something that had caused the tendons in my hand to thicken and my hands claw up slightly. I can straighten them, but they just naturally curl up and when it's straight there is a bit of a strain. My dad has the same problem and so does my sister but he said he's never heard of it being in anyone under 60 let alone it being hereditary. Hah. He was all interested in going off to research it.

Not very interesting I know, but I found it amusing :)

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Just watched 'Milk.' We had a free film at blockbuster so we rented it, having missed it in the cinema. Absolutely superb, anyone who hasn't seen it, I can't recommend it highly enough. I did cry at the end but I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't. Dave is now watching a documentary about Fred and Rose West. Lovely.
I've just drunk wine for the first time in about 2 months and now I have a really bad stomach ache. Although that may also be due to the GBK I had earlier. It was nice though. A celebration for hitting the stone mark I think.
Oh how I can't wait until holiday.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

I'm learning to knit! My nan has started to teach me and I can cast on and do plain stitching. So I'm going to practice this week and then she will teach me to purl. I can knit myself a massive Gryffindor scarf then! And maybe a case for my ipod. It's quite relaxing.
I've decided that I'm going to start learning to drive as well. I'm 25 in a few weeks time and was bought lessons for my 21st so it's about time I put them to use. I have said this before but now I feel like I've been kicked into action because it'll make things so much easier workwise and regarding wherever me and Dave live in the future. I want a nice little KA to zoom around in.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

I've been looking forward to this film for so so long. It's my favourite out of all of the books so my expectations were quite high. I wasn't disappointed really, there were things they could have omitted in favour of other things but if I had my own way the film would have been other two hours long!

Spoilers!

+The scene in the cave. I huddled in my seat when the Inferi grabbed Harry and then Dumbledore saved the day.
+Fawkes!
+Aragog!
+Every scene with Ron in it. He's lovely, bless him and the funniest thing in the film
+Fred and George <3
+Luna and her lion hat. Genius.
+The bit where Katie is given the cursed necklace, really quite creepy
+I liked Draco a lot in this one, seeing his attempts to fix the cabinet was something that wasn't really touched upon in the book and it was good that they went into more detail this time.

Not sure about Dumbledore dying (yes I did cry) but I liked the book version better and wanted a battle!

-Not enough Lupin
-No Bill. WHEN WE WILL SEE BILL?!
-The burrow burning bit. Why? I'm not sure what the point of it was.
-Not enough Quidditch. I love Quidditch
-Implications that Harry and Ginny have sex. Sex has no place in Harry Potter
-Now I have to wait over a year for the next film

I will see it again though!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The bird killer:
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He struck again. This is Xenu (so named after the evil overlord of Scientology, or something.) Look at those eyes, he's so cute. He wouldn't hurt a fly (although he does and eats them on a frequent basis.)
Harry Potter is out tomorrow. Yay!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

maine-coon-cat-facts-2

I want a Maine Coon cat so bad! They look amazing. I will have one one day. I don't know how the others would react though. One of them has managed to kill a magpie much to my disgust. I suspect Arnold as he doesn't have a collar at the moment but Chap is the only one big enough I think. Xenu is too small. Poor magpie.

Anyway, I thought I'd put a link to some webcomics I like to read:-

http://www.questionablecontent.net/
http://www.daniellecorsetto.com/gws.html
http://www.johnnywander.com/

Can someone recommend me some others? And maybe some other blogs too?

Bruno..

wasn't that great. There were one or two funny bits and an absolutely hilarious bit at the end. other than that though it seemed like a bit of a waste of time. I'm not even that big a fan of Borat but I enjoyed that slightly more than this. Nevermind. Couple of good films coming out soon and Harry Potter next week! Yay!

Friday, 10 July 2009

New Blog

So here I am with yet another blog (online journal?) I do have another but it's a locked one over on livejournal. Not that I post much on there these days anyway. It isn't that I don't have anything to write about, it's just that I don't think people are all that interested. Nevermind.
I guess that for those that don't know me, an introduction is probably in order. I'm Rae (or Rachael), 24 (almost 25) and live in Cardiff with my boyfriend Dave and three cats. I work at the ONS, have done so for the last two years. I like to do a lot of things that I don't do as often as I should, most notably spend time with my friends. I am working on it though. I also should really learn to drive, I'm sick of buses. I'm not sure what else to say really. If anyone is reading this and wanted to ask a question I guess that would be okay. I'm not a fan of introduction posts, they make me feel weird.