Wednesday, December 22, 2004

A Hoho Holidays Trip to London

Yes indeed, as promised there was a happy happy joy joy trip to London. As per usual it started at West Wickham at around 9.30. There I met with Stewart Dan Rob And special Guest Rob's Girlfriend Emily. At first there was a bit of confusion about what train to get as there had been a lot of delays and cancellations (hah and they say trains are getting better still it is Christmas).
On the train once we passed Clock House we found Steve and Dave had missed the train for some reason or another. Still though there was time for tomfoolery (or Davefoolery as the case may be)

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DJ Stew breaks down some fresh beats INNIT CHAVSTERS!!!!!!!!!

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More insanity on the trains. It was a new one today which was nice.

Anyway we soon got to Charing X and met with Lewis, We snuck up on him and gave him a shock. We then waited for a bit and soon Sarah (Stewarts Girlfriend for anyone who doesn't know (Interesting fact I cannot be bothered to hyperlink her name USE THE NAVI BAR YOU LAZYY TWATSS ITS UNDER SARAHS BLOG EASY EH!!!)

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As you can see here we have Stewart posing in a radient Scarf and matching bag ensemble, isnt he lovely.

After much waiting Dave and Steve finally turned up having missed the train we were on earlier (I mean honestly Dave has a compass and a map of London just in case yet he cant even get on the right train) and Rowan another newcomer on these trips joined us too.
I felt at this point I should take lots more random pics.

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LOOK OUT ITS DAN!!!!

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Dave poses in his customarily odd style (shocking eh Dave :))

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Rowan surveys the station for Chavs but gave up after spotting 50.

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Steve embraces Chavism and gives us a look of pure je ne cest qua (hehehe i use complicated words alot don't I)

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Andrew one of our newer chums, He only joined the school this year.

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The John the Legend

Well anyway once we had all formed as a group we headed round the corner to Trafalgar Square for more Davefoolery.

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*BAD JOKE WARNING!!! JOKE ONLY GARY WOULD FIND FUNNY COMING UP!!!* He must get tired standing up there (DUUUUUUUHHH!!!)

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The whole Crazy lot.

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Erm the Crazy lot again.

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Hehehe TREEmendous eh readers (AHEM!!!)

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Good old Big Ben (hahahaha I'm such a tourist)

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Yet another Group Picture (BUT I'M IN THIS ONE)

We then went down the road to St James' Park to play PDQ (pretty darn quick) Its a silly game where we try to jump on each others feet but without moving our feet any other time (i don't know the rules that well)

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Here we are taking the weird beginning stance

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And the Games begun.

We then headed to Harrods to look at all the expensive crap. I bought some Ice Cream but it costed £2.25 per scoop and an extra £0.50 to eat it inside the store although it was very tasty. We looked around the food court a bit

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Here I found some Rosti's hehehehehe! (not the living legend sadly)

We then went up to the pet section

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Here I found a very chavvy dog.

We then went to the TOYS ( I mean whats a trip to Harrods without looking at the toys)

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Here I am with a Cuddly pig toy thing (cue awwws)

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Here John loses his temper with a hampster toy.

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Here John and Dan pose in front of a Very large Teddy

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Dave Levitates balls in front of our eyes (cue Amazement)

After this we went to Victoria for Lunchtime. Me Rob Emily and Andrew went to an all you can eat Pizza place and we annoyed Lewis by taking a very long time in there. We went to the apple store on oxford street.

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As you can see my blog is very popular there :)

We then went to the Bourgh street market to buy the most choclaty brownies ever. Sadly I bought the wrong ones and had to make do with a small piece of Steve's.
We then headed for Home.
Here are more random pics

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I was watching a Marx brothers film called Duck Soup and saw a man who looked suspiciously like Saddam Hussain.

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YAY The Jani's have a Christmas tree lalalalalalala etc etc

Well thats all for now (at least I think)

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

An aMUSEing night (and other short stories)

For those of you who don't understand what my title is on about i shall explain. I went to see MUSE the other night, having waited for a few months to see it.
Our story begins on sunday night at Bromley south station. We (Me Matt Tom Rob Outram Rob Guest Nick and Chris Champion) all met up ready for some heavy Rockin'

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As you can see, we were all quite exited to say the least.

We then got a Train to Victoria and got the tube to Earls Court. This was absolutly jam packed, then again this was the first concert I'd ever been to so it was bound to seem weird. We were sorted through the crowds by the crowd control and made our way up to our seats.

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Here is the view from where I was sitting (you could see MUSE quite easily plus there were screens to get a better view of the action.)

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Heres the whole crazy crew from their seats.

Soon enough the first support band was up. They were a small band called Soulwax. They wern't very impressive in my opinion. Then came the Zutons who were infinatly better although not very hard rocking, more acoustic.

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Here is a poor picture of the Zutons, My camara doesn't do a good job with the stage lighting.

By now we were all heavily anticipating MUSE's arrival. Here follows a montage of the guy's reactions (including my own).

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Matt was very exited for example.

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As was Rob

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Chris was thinking about swans at the same time as anticipating MUSE so there was no helping him.

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Tom here is single so all you ladies out there who are interested, (must go to a good home before christmas or he will be put down)

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Ahem!

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Itsa great says Rob

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Well what can I say I was rather over exited.

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Rob and Chris Insult JAPENESE STYLE!!!! (RIGHT UP THE EYE!!!!!)

Finally MUSE arrived on the scene and played what I feel was the best opener they could have done HYSTERIA!!! They then played these songs (no particular order some may not be there because I can't rememeber them)
Butterflies and Hurricanes (yes they did the piano solo)
New Born
A new one I've never heard
Sing for Absolution
Citizen Erased
Dead star
Bliss
Thoughts of a dying atheist
Micro cuts
Muscle Museum
Ruled by secrecy
Sunburn
The small print
Plug in baby
Time is Running out
and Finally STOCKHOLM SYNDROME!!! (some lucky bastard got Matt Bellemy's guitar because he threw it into the crowd at the end)
here are some very poor pics of MUSE performing.

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Here they are perfoming Hysteria I think (on the screen you can vaguely make out Matt Bellemy)

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Easily the best Picture I got. (Matt Bellemy on the screen again)

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Well I can't say what exactly is going on here

Sadly it was over too quickly (even though it had been about a 2 hour long performance) We made our way deaf, hoarse and knackered although still hyper) throught the floods of MUSE fans and T-shirt sellers to head back to Victoria. Unfortunatly we got on the wrong Tube and ended up at High Street Kensington. After some argument as to where to go next we eventually got a Tube to Victoria. We were in time to catch the last Train back to Bromley South by quite a margin.

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One more group Pic for the road.

After this Nick left us as he had to go to work in the Morning, Rob O went home as he was also tired and Me and the others headed back to Chris's house. I stayed till about 2.50 in the morning and went home. It had been quite a night, it was hard to believe that I had been at work all day too.

Here are some other random pictures from the life of Dave

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For those of you who remember Power Rangers (It was all the rage in year two) I managed to find my old delux Megazord Set and here are the Zords.

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And HERE IS THE MEGAZORD!!! MUAHAHA! If only someone had the Dragonzord.

Well Thats all for today but still there be a Trip to London tommorow so expect more tommorow
Peace Out players!


Friday, December 17, 2004

Free at last after a completly wasted day

Well thats right I'm now hacked free from the shackles of school now if only I could hack the chains of work off. Today was a complete waste of my time. I knew that I had only one lesson today which was actually quite important but having braved the rain on the way to school it was all in vain as I found the lesson had been cancelled. I then proceeded to just hang around the place randomly hanging with whoever passed (Arn't I sad and clingy). I then made a quick trip to Eden park to buy some nibbles for this form party thing we were gonna have. On my travels I came across

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ROSTI!!!! Sadly I didnt stay to chat with him as it was pissing down and I had a mission to accomplish

Next on the fun roster of fun came the Assembly. I was expecting about half an hour of arse kissing the rugby and hockey team from the headmaster but thankfully that was all done in about 15 minutes. Then we were treated to some entertainment. First up was that Becky whatsherface from my psychology class who did a very nice bit of singing, that is a talent. Next came a group of boys and girls from my year dancing to chav music (gary must have been in heaven) This is NOT a talent. Then was more singing from Ashley and loads of other random people which I must say wasnt too bad. All in all the singing parts had been good whilst the dancing bits had been totally shite. The whole thing had been moderately reminiscant of a thing from my primary school called "pickhurst discoveries" (you know and love it eh?) which mostly included a load of girls miming badly to the Spice Girls (as was the style of the age) Then again I was in it one year (NO I DIDNT SING TO THE SPICE GIRLS) and was a great success although only one person remembers it who wasnt in it (you know who you are). Anyway we were then given the news that we could leave after that so I couldnt make use of the Pringles I had bought along, I am eating them as I write this hehehehehehe! I got totally soaked on the way home and was pissed off that I had been made to go in for nothing. Still though ALMOST FREE (DAMN YOU WORK!)
Here are some random pics of the day

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As you can see I embraced the Christmas cheer and was lit up by the Gods for it (not really but still it looks cool)

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Steve also joined the party (hehehe he looks like an elf)

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As did Tom (ELF! COUGH! ELF!)

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COCKBURN!!!! Sounds rather unpleasant to me!
Peace out players! until next time!

Thursday, December 16, 2004

To London to see light shined on a big wall

Well that's right kiddies I had another joyous trip to the cinema to see a film. I do so enjoy film studies and I'm going to New York thanks to that.
Anyways on to a long and over detailed description of the day. I had me first few lessons and they kind sucked history actually required work and in Psychology I discovered I'm dangerously stressed and I had a free period first thing that was just dull. Not only that I was forced to listen to the drama group acting out kind of Christmas plays nearby on the otherside of the hall which included one girl (who's called sydney I think) WHO COULD NOT STOP SCREAMING ARRGH IT WAS SO ANNOYING, especially as I was trying to write an essay still though that's boring so I'll stop right there.
Here seems like a decent point to splice in some random pics from this week to save my audience falling asleep:

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John and Dave pose for looks of sceptism and shock at school

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Talk of swans proved too much for Matt so much so even Chris had too look away

FILM TRIP!!:
Well I left school pretty much round mid day and skipped merrily to the station (not actually true) then met with Louis and Stewie (hehhehe that rhymes) And we boarded the train to London yehhaaaaaaaaa etc etc blah blah.

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Here Stewie tries a new look on the Train (I know I'm confused too)

Then we we headed off for eats me being the greedy twat that I am had a XL bacon double which was alright by fast food standards although stewie had a super size meal so maybe I'm not that bad.
We then headed to the Filmatorium (cinema) even though Saville tried to lead us the wrong way we got there in the end and I payed an extortionate amount for a large packet of Skittles (I'm hooked by them I tell you I love the sugary rush and hate the burn out after! I'm a shameless junkie I am!) and a Small (Thats right a small) coke that cost me £4,35! DAMN YOU UCG CINEMAS! Me and Stewie then sat down to watch whilst Louis Mysteriously disappeared. The Film was Garden State which was Had the bloke off of Scrubs (I don't know his name) who writes directs and stars in this film. To sum it all up bloke on some sort of emotionally suppressive drugs visits home town in 9 years for mothers funeral and encounters quirky towns people and eventually sorts out his demons finds love and learns to "feel" again. Well that's how I saw it anyway. On the whole I thought it was a well cast well directed and funny film. Its not Hollywood so its easier to believe in the story and the actions taking place in this film. Whether, like me you like intelligent film or not its definitely worth seeing. Especially good if you love a good old soppy romantic endings (I just like them that's all).
Then we made for home (well me Louis and Stewie anyway) luckily we managed to lose Gary who had been tailing me all day (DERN THAT COCONUT HEADED CHAV!!) Then the rest is as they say NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!! :) Peace out Players!!!! (funny quote from the film)