Random acts of violets

Friday, December 08, 2006

When is a candle not a candle?

When it is a euphemism in search of something dirty!

Yes, it can only be "The Mandle Candle".

I mean, what the fuck?

Please delight and pleasure yourself at the following link http://www.mandlecandle.com/

An appalling product, and yet another occasion when you think "surely somebody, at some point, said this outloud".

A brilliant example of this previously was with a local firm of Solicitors, call Nalders. They went for a fleet of posh cars, all with personalised number plates.
Unfortunately they were all of the form "A16 NAL".

Honestly, I can't believe that no-one twigged.

Jam and Jerusalem

Still not sure what I think about this series yet.
It's kinda "nice" but not really much in the way of laugh out loud funny.

That said, there have been two nice 'local' quotes:

1. Suggestion of a day trip to Trago Mills
2. "There will be no Ginsters on my watch"!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Is it or isn't it?

Just received a great email subject.

"Genuine scam"

Which is it? Should I be worried? What to do now!!

See You Next Tuesday

Well that was fun.

Tuesday got a text asking if I had been on the phone for the last three hours. Turns out no, but my phone line was buggered. Shortly after lost broadband connection.

Being without a working phone line or internet connection really isn't a problem when you work from home. Honest.

Phoned BT and finally got through to a person. Was instructed to test my line with 2 different corded telephones that I knew to be working, else I could end up paying £70 for an engineer if there was a problem with my equipment. Eventually got an appointment for an engineer at their earliest convenience: next tuesday.

so that would be a week then.

Thankfully Dan's brother is a BT engineer, and he came over this morning and fixed it all in about 10 minutes. I can now get back to downloading cake recipes and porn doing my essential and worthwhile internet business.

No thanks whatsoever to BT. Tons and tons and tons of thanks to Dan's brother.