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The Booshambles Journal, full of news and goings on.

What a month

Nobody was happy when Ron learned the 'Arseus Explodeus' spell

Nobody was happy when Ron learned the ‘Arseus Explodeus’ spell

Been rather busy with work and going out nearly every day i have had off. Leeds, Pub Crawl, Cold Pizza.

First off I have made a few changes to the site. I can now hide articles so updates can be worked on over time then made visible when finished. Also I can change the time something is posted so I never miss a deadline. It’s cheating but no one reads this anyway. Once i have learned how to make articles visible on a certain date the site will update itself as long as i stay ahead of the updates. It’s all to do with timestamps kids.

Sadly this new system was setup after this journal so there is probably a few things that i have missed out, that won’t happen anymore because as soon as something interesting happens i will make a note of it hidden away until later.

Anyway on with the update y’all.

Well after the Of Montreal gig in Manchester i went to with Troy, he began a campaign of pestering me to go see him at Leeds. After a bit of research and good timing i managed to get a ticket to Leeds from Kendal for £14.50 with a change at the dreaded Manchester.

I said this in the Leeds Scrapbook but i don’t have a compact/good digital camera, something the size of a phone would do. All i have is a big chunky professional thing so there is only one picture of me in Leeds and Troy took it and he can’t find his camera, add irony where appropriate. Maybe i didn’t go to Leeds after all.

The week after Leeds we had a Pub Crawl, which was one drink in Ring O Bells, Wheatsheaf, Brewery, Shakespeare, Wetherspoons, Burgandys, Ruskins then Dickie Doodles. No one really managed a drink at Dickies and i was still drunk the next day. If we did it again we wouldn’t bother going to Ring O Bells again, it’s a strange place. It was a good night though and picked up Rory on from Wetherspoons, who i asked if he wanted to be on Booshambles, he said YEAH like it was something awesome. So here you go Rory enjoy. Also in Burgandys Chris wanted a pint of Duvel, i was drunk enough to buy it at over £6 a pint, upon researching the name for this journal i found it was 8.5%.

A few weeks ago the oven broke, and it’s amazing how much i actually use it. If the microwave had gone too i would probably have starved to death. Ended up buying an overpriced dominoes because i ran out of stuff to microwave and really fancied a pizza. Didn’t eat it all and only because we had no oven i kept the left over slices. Never had cold pizza before, just because it never appealed to me like cold gravy or melted ice cream. It was really nice though.

Well that will do i think, it has taken me ages to get this update together because i ran out of caption pictures and doing all this background stuff to the site not had any time as usual.

New Year Hot Dogs?

and you thought i couldn't be a bigger helmet.

and you thought i couldn’t be a bigger helmet.

I am fighting laziness to bring you these updates so here goes. Chinese Hot Dogs, Clint Eastwood, Ebay and College.

This shouldn’t take me too long as nothing much has happened in the last couple of weeks except this weird shit. So i was at work which involves taking stuff out of boxes and putting it in other boxes, when I found this wrapper.

It must have been in some other warehouse in china; fallen out of someone’s pocket and wedged between two boxes. I wanted to find a proper picture of the logo so went to the website which was on the wrapper. It was all in Cantonese or Chinese and I couldn’t find the actual product but I found other delights. I had to take a picture of the pigs trotters you can order online. They also sold pigtails of the not a hair style variety.

I have just found another wrapper which I scanned in over a year ago but forgot, will research it and put it up on the next update.

In other news I bought The Spaghetti Western Trilogy on Bluray for £10. I have to confess I’ve only seen the first one and the other two bits of. I’m planning a week off in early march by booking 2 days off work, so will work Monday and Wednesday one week and Friday Saturday the next. In that week I plan on watching a “bluray a day” as I have a few that are bought but unwatched. I will also be emptying the garage, building a media center for the living room and other bits and bobs.

Sold my first things on ebay, it’s quite fun and what put me off all these years was having to go into town and weigh everything and pay for postage. I don’t know how long this has been available but you can just use PayPal and print a prepaid postage label off. Got rid of 3 Xbox games, might try it with some DVDs that have been replaced by blurays.

I also found a picture from the local paper from about 10 years ago so I scanned it in. We are in the back middle.

Bye for now

I’m always up for a quickie

I thought they smelt bad... on the outside

I thought they smelt bad… on the outside

Trying to update more so here goes, Henry Westons, Flooding and Dodos.

Not really been up to much so just thought i would post this stuff before i forgot. I ordered some Henry Weston Glasses (The drinking kind) in October, they turned up today. They are about half pint size i would say, very nice though.

If you have a life you won’t have seen this but i saw this last night. Very funny moron watch and enjoy.

Walking home last night across Romney bridge you could see the river about a foot from going up the bank. I only had my phone on my so had to brighten up the image as best i could.

Nothing else has really happened that i can think of that’s worth mentioning so it’s a bit of a pointless update but there you go.

New Year Roundup


If you tell anyone it was a wet dream, so help me god...

If you tell anyone it was a wet dream, so help me god…

I can put it off no longer, i must update before the year is out. Of Montreal, Asian Investors, Booshambles Mugs, Plans, Red Dead Redemption, False Priest, New Phone and Fifth Element. Probably even more too when i start writing it.

Wow how many i will update it tomorrows have been going round my mind. I even started this intro about a month ago and didn’t finish it. The problem was new thing kept happening then Christmas and what not kept me busy i was going to do it last week then i was ill. With the excuses out of the way let’s get on with the update.

First of all i never said how my Trip to Manchester went, well if you want the film version of how i got home just watch “Planes, Trains and Auto Mobiles”. The gig was excellent and i have already posted a few pictures in the scrapbook. When it came to sleeping at Robs, that was a different story, i ended up sleeping in the Kitchen for 3 hours then it was up at 6am to try get a train home. 3 hours later i finally made it, never again. Unless Of Montreal are on in Manchester in 2011 then all the hassle will be worth it.

Also i bought some posters from America the picture isn’t that great but the red one is the album cover.

I’m self employed half the week while the other week i work in a warehouse, it’s a nice balance. The best thing about being self employed, isn’t the extra money or even being your own boss, it’s the stuff that comes in the post.

Scams, 15 year olds CVs, Business Junk mail i have it all. This is a new one though (see the image on the right) It is a letter from a company who gets around the hassle of immigration buy buying a business in the UK then filling it with immigrants. I was almost tempted to sell them my business for £200,000 just to see if they would pay. I wonder how many Asians can fit in my bedroom?

Christmas was crappy this year, i avoided the shit weather by sacrificing a week off in march so i could have two weeks at Christmas. I ended up being ill from about the 23rd to the 27th, i was going to go out Christmas eve and Christmas day and boxing day. Instead i watched die hard while uncontrollably shaking and coughing, to be fair i never realised how good that film is when your just too ill to do anything, give it a go next time you’re rotten. I found the last Booshambles mug so gave it to Troy, i think he likes it.

For some unknown reason i got totally addicted to Red Dead Redemption, ended up going for achievements i couldn’t be bothered with and now everyone i know has bought it. The “West-Dickens Mobile” travels the countryside grabbing land and killing scum. Mat threw a tomahawk at my crotch and from the right angle looked rather flattering for old West-Dickens.

I also got a new phone an Orange San Francisco, the customer service is awful and rude so i bought it online and instantly unlocked it and went back to Three. Fuck you Orange.

I will talk about what i got over Christmas in the next update but i managed to get my hands on a region free Fifth Element on Bluray which i bought from America. It hasn’t been released here for some reason and it turned up 3 weeks later, completely forgot i ordered it. Going to watch it over new years.Think that will do for now. I have some plans for the site with updates and features so should be good…

Happy New Year!

When will I, will I be famous?

Although Shia broke the stock exchange looking at porn, it was never as bad as Indiana Jones 4.

Although Shia broke the stock exchange looking at porn, it was never as bad as Indiana Jones 4.

I am actually looking a bit like Shia in that picture at the moment, wondering what to write. Well i will start with Birthday stuff first, i turned 27 and if you search Booshambles for Birthday you should find the last 4 years of birthday posts, this one is a bit more special though.

Chris yet again Surpassed his usual bunch of shit films with “cock” wrapping paper. Luckily our meal got cancelled but if we had gone i would have had to unwrap these beauties. Not to mention Ian buying me “Labia: Warrior Princess” or the High School Musical 3 bedsheets from Chris. Only Carl took my Birthday seriously and got me lots of zombie films.

I also went to see Scott Pilgrim at the Brewery, not knowing anything about it i was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it, it will look amazing on bluray methinks.

I’m venturing to Manchester on Tuesday to see Of Montreal. It looks like it will be at a student spot but i think i still got the moves to pass for 18…… honest. So it will be quite the adventure for me since i don’t leave Kendal well ever.

Gaming wise Halo Reach came out and i got my brand new xbox for a whopping 6 quid because of the amount of shite games and 2 refurb consoles i traded in. If you have the old ones i recommend the new ones; cooler, use less power and nearly silent. It is actually quieter than my pc which is very hard to top.

Also the game that got me into Xbox in the firstplace, Dead Rising had it’s sequel come out. I completed it over the weekend and it is just brilliant, story wise not as good as the first but as a game far better.

This leads me to welcoming potentially 500,000 more people to the site although highly doubtful. I was going for 1000 zombie kills barehanded and got myself a new outfit for doing it. I follow Simon Pegg on twitter and thought he might like it so told him about it. Celebs don’t tend to talk to us working class scum but good old simon replied:

@simonpegg just so you know there is a shaun of the dead outfit in dead rising 2 if you kill 1000 zombies barehanded.. it has red on it.

@Booshambles No shit?! That’s very cool.

@simonpegg a picture of the outfit, just for you…

Simon Pegg:
I gotta get me Dead Rising 2 ASAP!! RT @Booshambles: a picture of the outfit, just for you…

He only went and retweeted to his 500k+ followers a link to the bloody scrapbook! I got a whopping 8 random followers because of it. So who knows, people might actually be reading this now and looking at the cock drawings and everything. Exciting times.

Today i went and got myself 18 bottles of Henry Westons for £18 quid a saving of £18! and they are the 1880 edition. Things are definitely looking up… now where did i put Labia: Warrior Princess?

Just got time for a quickie Mr. Humphries

You know I'm hung like Dr. Manhatten right?

You know I’m hung like Dr. Manhatten right?

Well it’s Sunday night and I am bored of playing games right now so it’s high time (or is it tide?) that I update. Games galore, Websites, Fast Freezing Lolly Pops and Trade-ins. Another jam packed journal.

Been a busy couple of months with nothing worth mentioning along the way except inception (which i did) it’s excellent and can’t wait for the Bluray, i managed to see it twice at the cinema which i haven’t done since South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut back in 1999.

I managed to finally get (at the end of Summer no less) a Zoku Lolly Maker, it makes iced lollys in 8 minutes. Tried it with a yogurt and it went a bit wrong and couldn’t get them out for about 2 hours. There seems to be a knack with popping them out the case, reading the manual more would have helped. They were excellent and will make some more with pictures me thinks.

95 Games 11 of which i haven’t played yet, My xbox collection is getting out of hand with Mafia 2, Halo: Reach and Dead Rising coming soon i need to start completing stuff and trading in the finished ones that i don’t want to keep.

I have added a features section to the website, well there was already one there but these are basically permanent articles. I can then go back and add to them depending what they are. They appear on the homepage when i add them to the site then slip away and will live on the features section.

Going to also work out a way to integrate the forum with the posts so you can leave comments.

I have traded in my oldest refurb console and now have enough money to get the Halo: Reach Xbox 360. You can see it on the right. Comes with the game (which i would have got anyway so might as well get the console too), two controllers and a 250gig hdd.

Birthday next week, 27 the dreaded year as that number follows me round everywhere. It’s on the 27th too.

Busy Busy Busy

It was only a matter of time before someone found Aston's MILF porn

It was only a matter of time before someone found Aston’s MILF porn

Speakers, Batman, Gym, Football and Anniversaries, DJ Hero and Cowboys. What more could you ask for in a Journal update.

Not updated in a while as usual but i have been fairly busy with work in both the counting spatulas and making websites variety.

Been on the Gym which has only been possible by emptying the garage of rubbish. So quick trip to the tip sorted it out, a bit more tidying and it will be great. Need to really clear a big chunk of floorspace and get 1 piece of carpet to lay down and maybe get some sort of mat to do my squat thrusts on… or maybe not.

Also my speakers started fucking up for the last time so i went ahead and bought my first

set, all the speakers i have had in the past either came with the computers or were

presents. So i got these totally amazing speakers. I have yet to try out DJ Hero on them but i bet it will sound ace. I bought DJ Hero i a one day sale on Play for 35 quid, the little mixy

desk thing will come in handy for DJ Hero 2 which is looking good.

Also grabbed a Bluray bargain of the first 4 batman films for 18 quid. I only really wanted the first 3 and i have never seen Val Kilmer’s one all the way through, the Clooney one will be a laugh i suppose.

Now the World Cup is in full flow we have been able to watch the games at work and it’s

been quite good, if only England were any good we would probably have more of them. Looks like Wednesday will be out last brew room get together.

Friday marked 8 years working at Lakeland can’t believe it really, the company has nearly doubled in size since i started.

Finally i bought Red Dead Redemption, it’s an excellent game and can only hope it is supported as much as GTA has been and more.

I can’t really think of anything else to say, need to keep on top of the updates when something happens that’s interesting really as doing it this way i forget stuff. Ah well.

Funkin Hell I met Lister

Looks like Isaac could do with a paracetemol and a fry up

Looks like Isaac could do with a paracetemol and a fry up

Went to Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show last night at The Brewery. First new site Journal Update! Craig Charles, funk and squiff.

Since the whole ‘Volcano Gate’ I haven’t seen Ian who had been stuck in Spain for 3 weeks. We ended up going out to see Craig Charles of Red Dwarf fame, or Robot Wars for younger readers, or Corrie for middle aged readers. He was presenting a Funk and Soul show which is basically a warm up to Kendal Calling.

I’m a big fan of funk and it was great to see a more hip hoppy funk band before Craig’s set.

They were called The Mouse Outfit. Had a New Testament of Funk/RJD2 feel to it.

The band were excellent and really got the crowd going, it’s a shame they weren’t on longer. Then at about 9 Craig Charles came on stage and started his set. It looked a bit like he was just playing pre mixed stuff with the odd scratch or woooop sound thrown in there by himself.

It was a really good selection of music and he really really enjoyed it, jumpin around waving his arms and getting people to join in. Then it all went a bit weird when people got on stage and the bouncer who was about 6’4 looked about 22 but was built like a house made of beef had to get everyone off the stage.

Once the band from before cleared their stuff Craig got everyone to come back up again

and every so often shook a few hands and gave a few high fives. It was amusing though seeing people try to get him to sign their tickets and he wasn’t on for it. Maybe he did them after the show but we left once we got hand shakes our mission complete. There was also his manager or some guy (look at the pictures to see what i mean) he was weird and kept hanging around in the background.

Also the whole event including Kendal Calling is organised by Squiff (Andrew Smith) who we went to college with back in 2002, was good to see him again after probably 5 years.

Very hard to get any pictures, hopefully Laura did better than me as Craig wouldn’t stop moving and the lighting was always changing.

That’s all for now. Updating on a mild hangover isn’t fun.

No one reads this anyway

So true Gordon

So true Gordon

Meant to keep this more up to date, i have added the odd picture to tumblr or the scrapbook but nothing too fancy.

Nothing really happened in February that i can remember only that Film Night is back on and Chris got his Website backup again. Which mentions the film night starting.

So far we have watched in order:

La Confidential (Chris)
Battlestar Galactica Mini Series (Me)
Alien (Carl)
Napoleon Dynamite (Chris)
Insomnia (Me)
Goodfellas (Carl)
Last Action Hero (Chris)

Since the Battlestar Mini series showing which i bought on Bluray. It’s amazing. Anyway since watching that we watch an episode every week. I have the choice next time to either let us watch 3 episodes in a row or choose a film, think i will go with the episodes.

Then in March Chris got married, and i was the best man. What a weekend that was, very hectic and lots of ring checking. I had to do a speech in front of 60 people and it was just exhausting by Sunday. Really enjoyed the whole experience though and got some good pictures which i will try to put together.

I also bought Super Mario Kart for the Snes on the Wii and got another classic controller in case anyone wants to have a race with me? I also bought the entire series of 3rd Rock from the Sun for a whopping £12 all 22 discs of it. 2 quid a season or 9p an episode.

Finally i did my Emperor impression for Sam Leader, he loves it and wanted an Mp3 of it so i dusted off the microphone and said GOOOOOD.


Bye for now