Recent shennanigans in the realm of DarkAeon


So I figured that it was about time for another personal update to my blog; I never seem to find time to be able to do these sort of posts any more.

That said, not all that much has happened if I’m honest (well, nothing interesting enough to blog about!).

My employers have decided to shackle me to my email inbox with a new BlackBerry – I have the Curve 8310, and so far, I really like it (the device, not the email and the constant beeping!). I’ve named him Barry as it is easier to exude my wrath onto a personified object as opposed to an objectified person!


The spec of the device is rather good, and along with my N95 8GB (personal phone), there is pretty much nothing that I cannot accomplish thanks to the wonderful smartphone technology. Between them, they can do more than my computer can I think!

Size Dimensions 107 x 60 x 15.5 mm
Weight 111 g
Display Type 65K colors
Size 320 x 240 pixels
– Full QWERTY keyboard
– Trackball navigation
– Wallpapers
Ringtones Type Polyphonic (32 channels), MP3
Vibration  Yes
– 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
Memory Phonebook Yes, Photocall
Call records Yes
Card slot microSD (TransFlash)
– 64 MB flash memory
Data GPRS Yes
3G No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, miniUSB
Features OS BlackBerry OS
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser HTML
Games Yes
Colors Silver
Camera 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, LED flash
– Integrated GPS
– Java
– Media player
– BlackBerry maps
– Organizer
– Voice dial
– Built-in handsfree
Battery   Standard battery, Li-Ion 1100 mAh
Stand-by Up to 408 h
Talk time Up to 4 h

… now, I just need to find a way to get it to use the dishwasher and I’ll be sorted for life!

I am still loving the musical that I went to see the other week, Spring Awakening. I now have the soundtrack too, which is on a constant loop it seems. There’s nothing better than missing your train and breaking into ‘Totally F**ked’ hehe.

The Saturdays are featuring quite highly on the music that I am listening to at the moment too, as are P!nk, Queen, the Dreamgirls soundtrack, the Pan’s Labyrinth soundtrack, the Across The Universe soundtrack and the ever fabulous Scissor Sisters.

Greg and I have recently started shopping at Waitrose and are very impressed with them as a supermarket. A completely different work ethic seems to be present when compared with their larger competitors, most likely due to the differing business models. We’ve found that Waitrose do price competitively, have pleasant staff and sell excellent quality food (especially fresh fruit and vegetables) – I don’t think that we’ll be returning to Tesco anytime soon to be honest. For those who haven’t tried Waitrose yet (and happen to have one nearby!), I’d heartily recommend them.

I’ve just embarked on the CBA stage of the CIMA exams, and plan to study for my first paper (Business Economics) over the next 8 weeks or so, so that is a bit of an adventure I guess… be intrigued to see how this all pans out, as I’ve wanted to get back into study for quite a while now, and so this is a perfect opportunity to spend several years working towards becoming a Management Accountant and hopefully carve out my career further as time goes on.

A friend of mine, Adam, has suggested the BBC comedy series ‘Beautiful People’ to me… does anybody else have an opinion on the series before I go out and spend £20 on it?

(ooo, I’ve just noticed a strange correlation between the freeze-frame poses of both P!nk and the chap from Beautiful People! Is this the new fashion? Should I arrange myself in a similar picture and send it to Vogue??)

I think that’s it for news really, and most of the above isn’t really all that newsworthy! Should I feel depressed?

Right, that’s decided, I feel depressed and I need, no, I DESERVE(!) chocolate… which I will see to, right after I’ve slapped Barry Beeping BlackBerry back into silent submission! 😀


About Gari

Northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

3 Responses

  1. Beautiful People is ok. Don’t read the book if you see the TV show though, they’re barely related! I didn’t see all the episodes. They had one free on iTunes back when it first came on but I doubt it’s on there any more. Thinking about it, there are only about 6 eps, so on itunes it would cost £12 to buy, so you could do that to save some money! OR do what all sensible people do and torrent one episode, if you like it then go and spend the pennies 😉


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