No pains, all gain :)

Haven't had any pain since last thursday. Haven't had any fags for a week and a half. Have started going to bed at a reasonable time. Have got a job starting on monday (fingers crossed). Have been painting again (miniatures). Have realised I need to find my glasses. Have sold some shite on ebay. Have bought some shite on ebay :/. Have been to Rockingham Oval to see ASCAR racing and enjoyed it. Have been cycling at least 3 times a week. Have not decided to go today because I can't think of an art shop within cycling distance so will take the car today.

Have got bored with Have/Have not starting sentences. Will talk normally(?) now. I've run out of olive green paint. I wouldn't mind, but I had two pots and a tube, and both pots dried out and the tube is gouache (poster paint) so as a result it blends superbly but takes aeons to dry (compared to acrylic paint).

I'm quite pleased at how well I can still paint. I used to be a world-class miniatures painter (even though I say so myself :)) but in 1990 I had a problem with my right eye. It's called a 'Puckered Macula' and is basically a wrinkle on my retina from where pressure has caused the humour to burst out of the back of my eye. As a result my focusing in that eye is akin to projecting a film onto a curtain - you can see all the colours etc and can tell what's going on, but the actual clarity is missing. Fortunately my eyes were 20/20 before so the left eye makes up for it, but that obviously puts strain on that eye. I also now have a problem with depth perception, so catching balls and putting a paintbrush to a miniature for really delicate work like eyes can prove difficult now. I've put some photos of the stuff I do up, and you can all boost my confidence by telling me how good you think I am :)

  • Current Music
    The Darkness - Permission to Land

Desert Island Choonz

phlegmbibbled from elves_uk who in turn narfled it from adrasteah

Your meme, should you choose to accept it, is to rank the following bands in order, from COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT to COULDN'T CARE LESS. To add value to this process, you must also add one band to the list, and remove one band from the list, before passing the meme on (including these instructions).

From the good to the bad:
Ok, none make the 'couldn't live without' status, but, in order:

MUSE (added)
The Stranglers
Sex Pistols
Lords of Acid
The Pixies
David Bowie
Fleetwood Mac
The Sisters of Mercy

The Eagles (remove)
  • Current Music
    MUSE - Absolution

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Livejournal Mood Ring

is intense.

You're no-nonsense, to the point, working all the time, looking to die an early death in a bathroom somewhere when your body finally gives out. Way to go.

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Grolloped from elfee

Bloody pain

I don't like pain.
I keep getting pains in my chest. I worry. I've been to hospital when it got bad, and they say that I wasn't having a heart attack - which can only be a good thing. I'm going to the chest clinic tomorrow anyhow so we'll see what's what.

Busy putting more of my stuff onto ebay. The social security say that as I share a flat with a girl, I am married to her. This is bollocks, but I don't get any dole, and even worse no insurance payments on my loan until it's sorted out.

Life is weird
  • Current Music
    Daft Punk - Alive 1997

Lazy weekend

Just sitting here with my godson Peter showing him Livejournal.
I'm a bit worried about him now :) - he is 69% Evil Genius

Evil courses through my blood. Lies and deceit motivate my evil deeds. Crushing the weaklings and idiots that do nothing but interfere in my doings.

Take the Evil Genius Test at


I'm up in Sheffield - it was my bro's birthday yesterday. Enterprise T-Shirt and mug - was quite pleased to find it because the bloke in the space centre said there was only one design made by anyone and this was it! :)

Got hold of a copy of Player's Handbook 3.5 there too, which is nice.
  • Current Music
    bloody radio - we don't get xfm up here