Apr 28 2009

Riddick is hard as

Mr Stuff

Riddick

For a while now I’ve been waiting for the new Riddick game and it arrived last week, so I got it fairly cheap with some trade-ins, and am loving it so far.

The game follows the fortunes of Riddick, the anti-hero from Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick, as he is captured and traded by the merc Johns. There are 2 campaigns to play through, a remake of the Xbox classic Escape from Butcher Bay, and a new campaign Assault from Dark Athena.

So far I’ve only played through EfBB and it’s so much fun, the game has a lot of stealth elements where you shoot out all the lights so that you can take advantage of your ability to see in the dark. Then wander up behind a hapless guard and stick a screwdriver into his neck, sweet. If the guard spots you then you can duke it out with them and use some great counter-attacks if your timing is good, with one of them I managed to catch his punch and stick a shiv into his mouth :). I’ve just started playing through AoDA so I don’t really have a proper opinion on how good it is yet but it has started off well.


Apr 28 2009

Health update

Mr Stuff

Now I have my net connection back I can add stuff properly rather than on my mobile. So a quick update on my general health and stuff.

Last week I had to go to a medical assessment for the DWP about my claim for ESA. So I went along to it and had a chat with their doctor, there was no physical exam just a chat, and they sent me through the results. They were a bit odd since she seemed to get that my ability to work depends on a successful diagnosis and treatment of my condition, but seemed to think that I would be ready to get back to work in 6 months. No idea where that came from. So I now have to wait and see what the DWP think of it and what they decide to do.

In other news I have now given up the wheat free diet since it was clear from the 3 weeks that for 3 weeks it was making me feel worse. So now I’m giving up lactose for a few weeks to see if that makes any difference.


Apr 28 2009

The hunting has started

Mr Stuff

Yesterday Pepper kept jumping onto the flat roof and bringing me sticks, which I thought was quite sweet and is very like when she wants to play and will bring me her favourite toy. But this morning the hunting started proper

I could hear that she was wandering about outside and called her to see if she wanted to come and say hello, and she came bounding through the hedge with something in her mouth. It turned out to be a frog that she had caught for me. Her back legs were wet so I think she went swimming a bit with it, but it won’t be long now until she is bringing me other kills.

For anyone interested the frog was OK after being carried so I put it back in the hedge so it can try better next time :)

Hello Froggy

Update:

She went back out after the rain had stopped and up onto the flat roof again and brought me back in a plant root. Not as impressive as a frog but not all kills have to be animals :)

Plant root


Apr 28 2009

My internet is back

Mr Stuff

After a few very long calls with Demon this morning, they were calling me so that’s OK, they finally managed to get it all working again. Oddly enough it was the settings on the router and it just needed turning off, back on again and resetting until it decided that the old settings were gone. So I’ll now spend ages looking at all the useless stuff I was unable to over the weekend, first stop Wiki random for a laugh


Apr 26 2009

Router woes

Mr Stuff

I got a new router from Demon but it wouldn’t login. I’ve spent hours on the phone to their tech support guys with no positive result so far. I borrowed a router from Eor that wouldn’t connect either.
So it looks as though they messed up my account when migrating it to adsl2+ and i’ll have to wait for the Demon engineers to fix the issue.


Apr 23 2009

Someone’s got the horn

Mr Stuff

On and off since about 3.30 this morning someone has been firing off their foghorn. It sounds like it’s close by on the river and has just started off again.
It’s a bit early for such noise and it’s scaring the hell out of Pepper


Apr 23 2009

More of the same

Mr Stuff

I haven’t posted for a few days since it’s all been pretty much the same. Up early, pain, nausea etc.
The only real news i have at the mo is that my adsl has been upgraded to adsl2+ which my router can’t handle. So i currently have no broadband, i’m adding this on my mobile so i’ll leave it short.


Apr 17 2009

Noooooooooooooooooooo

Mr Stuff

Because I’ve been feeling a bit off today I was unsure about what to have for dinner until the idea popped into my head, chips from a chippie. So I mentioned it to Mrs Stuff

“Chips from a chippie” I said
“Well I do declare that is the best idea I’ve heard all day” she may have replied
“Well then that’s it sorted I shall head there right away”.

So I wandered to Charlies, the best chippie in Southampton despite what the sign on Lardy George’s says. But just before I left I realised that pretty much everything they have apart from chips will contain wheat since it’s going to be in the batter, and the sausages will have wheat in to bloat them out. So I had to stump with just chips, bugger. But they were really good chips so it wasn’t all bad.


Apr 17 2009

Not my best day

Mr Stuff

I’m only 3 weeks, well just over, away from hitting 500 days and if anything it seems to be getting worse. For the last week or so the nausea has been really bad and the pain has been coming and going more frequently and today has just been terrible.

I’ve been up since about 4.30 when I woke up with terrible nausea, I was almost gagging as I got dressed and from then on I’ve had headaches to go with it. I’ve been drinking lots of squash in case I am dehydrated but that doesn’t seem to help much, nothing seems to be helping much today apart from playing on my 360 to distract myself from the discomfort. Then there is the aches, for the last few weeks I’ve been getting aches in random bits, mainly my legs and shoulders, and I haven’t been doing anything to cause such aches. So I’m popping pain killers like smarties to see if that does any good and surprisingly they don’t do much, and I thought co-codamol were meant to be hardcore painkillers.

But my bad day will end soon and it’s meant to be sunny tomorrow. So seeing as how I believe Eor needs looking after tomorrow, he’s knackered his back again, I may well have to sit in the garden with him and drink a nice cold beer.


Apr 14 2009

Calling all cat trainers

Mr Stuff

I know there isn’t such a thing but we really need to stop Pepper waking us up at 4am every morning. I know that me getting up every other day only reinforces to her that it is a good thing but that’s only because I feel so crap that I would have gotten up anyway. I think she does it because of the way our sleep cycles work and she probably hears us stirring and thinks it means we’re ready to get up, or at least give her some attention.

It doesn’t help too much that when she is in her padding and purring frenzy she will often pad on my stomach which only makes me feel worse. Yesterday morning I had the duvet pulled up to just under my chin and she was padding on my neck, which was somewhat uncomfortable.

So if anyone has any good ideas on how to stop her from doing it I would appreciate the feedback.