Luck

Luck or being lucky is one of those things  that can get horribly complicated to think about, however what is simpler is the odds on the lottery suck and I do ponder why I still play it

In 2017 I played the Euromillions 16 times at £2.5 a go, the normal £2 lottery 8 times and one £1 Thunderball because it was Christmas – this cost me £57 in total

On those I won at total of £45.50 made up of £4.70 in March, £9.30 in April, £2.60 in June, £3.90 in October and a happy £25 in December

The £25 was on the lottery, the rest on Euromillions

I get the impression that playing really isn’t a good use of money!

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Questioning the efficiency of capitalism

The stupid manufacturer of our water filter jug has changed the filter shape and discontinued our jug so I need to buy a new jug as the new filters don’t work in it

My £80 trainers (reduced from £130) that I’ve had for just under 5 months randomly wore away the material at the top back and cut up my ankles

We ordered weed suppressing  membrane for the second allotment, 2 sets of 2 m by 10 m, we got 4 packs of 1 m by 14 m

None of this is that big a deal but add them together and I want to shout at someone  – L7 clearly had a the right idea

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Rant: Everything and Nothing

This November isn’t feeling a fun month, it’s not one big thing just lots of little ones that are driving me around the bend

From the top:

On the 1st November I sat a stupid exam at the end of a stupid course on System Modelling – the course hadn’t been good and the exam was a bit grim even before I noticed the first question (out of three) asked for us to use a specific form of notation for our dodgy wonky diagrams; this form of notation hadn’t been taught on the course…

So now I get to wait eight weeks for the result, I am really hoping that I scrape a pass as I really don’t want to do that rubbish again

The weekend of bonfire night we always get a lot of fireworks where I live – although I am increasingly wondering what exactly we are celebrating on Guy Fawkes, neither cat is a fan of fireworks. Yet due to scheduling issues for the second year running I had to look after them solo as my spouse was away for the entire weekend

Not that my spouse was necessarily having fun, they were rear-ended by some prats in a van on the Friday when they were minutes away from their Northerly destination. Then the weekend transpired to have been rather rigged through abuse of the stupid Favourite Game system – don’t ask.

Then the week after that there were hiccups and general f**kery at Spouse’s work, bad traffic all week, failed car MOT, whiplash aftermath, my work deciding that I need to go to Liverpool again and trying to dictate when that will be, the postroom doing stupid things with my post – I admit that it wasn’t labelled well however it really shouldn’t be that complicated given how ‘unique’ my name spelling is

Add in that my normal annoyance outlet is not available as my long-term gym is closed for at least two weeks due t some dubious claim about needing to “monitor the underwater water supply with a view to possibly relocating the route of the incoming electrical supply” and I am feeling anger rising far too easily of late

Even stupid things like the binmen putting my emptied bin outside of a random house three doors down is enough to currently making my blood boil

I am really hoping that things calm down a smidge and that the gym reopens soon

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My new CEO is probably evil – With added skulls.

My employer got a new CEO a couple of months ago, the old CEO wasn’t keeping the investors happy so they got rid of him – he didn’t see it coming, which is probably pretty good evidence that he had no vision (strategic or otherwise).

The new CEO seems sending chummy blog post style emails, this is a good sign that he shouldn’t be trusted but until the other day I hadn’t actually met him – saying “hi” at 7am when I am rushing to the gym in a t-shirt adorned with a skull doesn’t count.

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(I saved this photo about 10 years ago, no idea from where)

After some prompting he decided to arrange “chats” with a few Business Areas, including mine. He didn’t come over very well. Given I am trying to swear less and chill out I can’t fully express what I felt in my own words, but I was inspired to start a playlist which covered some of my feelings.

Name Artist
Trust? Limp Bizkit
We Must Bury You Katatonia
Fat Around the Heart KING 810
Another Day, Another Vendetta Hatebreed
Let the planets burn Hanzel und Gretyl
Car Full Of Stash Gluecifer
Mr. Wiggly Full Devil Jacket
American Capitalist Five Finger Death Punch
Burn It Down Five Finger Death Punch
Burn MF Five Finger Death Punch
Dot Your Eyes Five Finger Death Punch
Droppin’ Plates Disturbed
Just Got Wicked Cold
Lumps Chimaira
What If I Lost It Bloodsimple
A Better Lie Pitchshifter
Brand New Hate Backyard Babies
Stab You Through The Everything A18
Counterfeit Limp Bizkit
Dot Your Eyes (feat. Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed) Five Finger Death Punch
Sick Of Man Cold
Heffalumps and Woozles Walt Disney

It is still a work in progress and I probably need more screaming in order to properly express how much I don’t trust this person.

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How not to quit your job

Dear Sibling,

Why did quitting your job in Japan seem like a good idea when you have 11 months left on your new visa, no intentions of returning to the UK and you’ve been job hunting for the last two months with no luck?

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(Photo from weddingbycolor.com)

And more to the point did you have to tell me this when one of the parental units is in the same country as me sorting out the burning of their mother’s corpse? Because now I feel like I need to let them know your current predicament just in case you need rescuing from a debtors prison in Japan or from the Yakuza.

I agree that you tend to land on your feet, far more so that I ever would, and I honestly hope that you find something super and bloody fast as I fear your return to the UK and the inevitable camping out on my sofa!

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