Excuses Choo-Choo

Something I meant to post the other week but forgot.. the start of a list of reasons why the trains are delayed or cancelled on either end of my daily commute..

  1. Flooding
  2. Signal Faliure
  3. Broken Down Train ahead
  4. Line side fire
  5. Line side fire involving gas canisters
  6. trespasser on the line
  7. road vehical striking a bridge
  8. suspicious package on the train ahead
  9. passenger taken ill
  10. person under a train
  11. Doors not opening properly
  12. Passenger incident
  13. Security Alert (@ Blackfriars)
I will add to this as I hear more.. feel free to add any in the comments too.

So very sick.

Vomiting seems to be becoming an all too regular occurrence in the realms of me.

In this instance tho, no bug or dodgy food, simply far too much alcohol for my system do feasibly deal with. Although scarily I wasn't aware that I'd drank that much, so...either I drank a shitload and didn't realise, or the little I had hit me harder than usual.

Either way not a good thing, especially when it involved vomiting from the early hours of Saturday morning until around 8.30 that evening :/

Needless to say I'm still feeling a tad rough today. :(

Birthday Calculator

The Birthday Calculator...another website of meaningless toss for filling up blogs and myspace...and why not eh? (via digg)

27 August 1976

Your date of conception was on or about 5 December 1975 which was a Friday.

You were born on a Friday
under the astrological sign Virgo.
Your Life path number is 4.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 6 & 7.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 3, 5 & 9.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2443017.5.
The golden number for 1976 is 1.
The epact number for 1976 is -1.
The year 1976 was a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/31/1976 and ending 2/17/1977.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Dragon.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Bear; your plant is Violets.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Hathys, the third month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 1 Elul 5736.

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 18 April 1976.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 25 April 1976.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 3 March 1976.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 6 June 1976.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 13 June 1976.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Saturday, 25 September 1976.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Thursday, 15 April 1976.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 2 March 1976.

As of 10/14/2006 5:26:41 PM EDT
You are 30 years old.
You are 362 months old.
You are 1,572 weeks old.
You are 11,005 days old.
You are 264,137 hours old.
You are 15,848,246 minutes old.
You are 950,894,801 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Alexa Vega (1988)Mason Betha (1978)Alex Lifeson (1953)
Paul 'Pee-wee Herman' Reubens (1952)Barbara Bach (1947)Tuesday Weld (1943)
Daryl Dragon (1942)Martha Raye (1916)Mother Teresa (1910)
Lyndon B. Johnson (1908)

Top songs of 1976
Tonight's the Night by Rod StewartSilly Love Songs by Wings
Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki DeeDisco Lady by Johnnie Taylor
Play The Funky Music by Wild CherryDecember, 1963 (Oh What a Night) by Four Seasons
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul SimonKiss and Say Goodbye by Manhattans
If You Leave Me Now by ChicagoLove Hangover by Diana Ross

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.30724070450098 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)

There are 317 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 31 candles.

Those 31 candles produce 31 BTUs,
or 7,812 calories of heat (that's only 7.8120 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.54 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1976 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.
In 1976 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1976 in the US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)
In 1976 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1976 the population of Australia was approximately 14,110,107.
In 1976 there were approximately 227,810 births in Australia.
In 1976 in Australia there were approximately 109,973 marriages and 63,230 divorces.
In 1976 in Australia there were approximately 112,662 deaths.

Your birthstone is Peridot

The Mystical properties of Peridot

Peridot is used to help dreams become a reality.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Sardonyx, Diamond, Jade

Your birth tree is
Pine Tree, the Particularity

Loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, many disappointments till it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.

There are 72 days till Christmas 2006!
There are 85 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waxing crescent.

So far today, Friday the 13th is certainly living up to it's reputation >:/

Got up on time, got the right train, train got to Burgess Hill and decided that the doors didn't want to work properly so everyone got chucked of at Haywards Heath..thanks. Thus I have to wait 10 mins, get a slower train, change a East Croydon, wait another 10 mins, get a train to Victoria, get to Victoria just before 8, which is when I'm due at the studio!

Get into the tube station and YAY my Oyster card's expired, unlike my train ticket that I can still use on the day of expiry, the Oyster card's clearly a no-no, rush to buy ticket from the machine, even later.

Oh yeah and I didn't get paid this week like I was told I would :( Hopefully that'll get sorted otherwise I don't know how I'll even get to work.

Apart from that, filming's going fine :)

Oh my god I got up early today! :( 4.15AM to be exact!!!

Dark, damp and way too fucking early!! :S I hate getting up early, but I've yet to find a job that's any good, where I don't have to (and isn't a night work job), so until that time I will continue to grumpily get up early when required to.

So a couple of hours and a McDonalds Big Breakfast later I'm stood, slightly chilly outside the Brook Lapping offices, various people on their way to work giving me strange looks as a loiter outside the building :/

We pack, we load and we get on our way, for five minutes until we get stuck in traffic just down the road, also why we're in traffic, moving albeit not a great speed, so our driver was reading the paper at the same time!! :/, not so encouraging!

A couple of hours spent setting up and we're ready to go.

My responsibility today, apart from general continuity, fact checking, errands etc...SOUND!, not just booming, but mixing too! It's only a small mixer and we're pretty much running off one clip mic for most of the time, but still :)

Long old day tho!, 16 hours for me before I got home, thankfully a slightly later start 2moro, but then it's also Friday 13th :(

SecondLife Part 1

Ok, this weekend me n Jim signed up for SecondLife and it's officially one of th funniest things online.

I urge people to sign up and come find us (I'm Matt Geiger, feel free to put me down as a referral)

so far, I've bought a dress, got some free dance moves and uploaded a very bad version of my face onto my avatar.

Made friends with a girl called Lilly (I'm assuming she's a girl) and joined a Crazy club, which I promptly left again, cos the owner's mental.

It's a tad slow and a bit complicated to work out, but damn funny, especially now I can breakdance :D

A good grumble n stuff

Pissing rain >:/ I got drenched making the short trip round the corner from the office to Tesco and back.

On the way there the damn graffiti ridden cashpoint was OUT OF SERVICE (damn things are almost as bad as cocking MySpace!), fortunatly I had enough change for, what seems to be the ritual, Deep Fill Smoked Ham and Cheddar sandwich, bottle of Sprite and pack of BBQ Chicken crinkly hula-hoops, although throwing in a racy pack of choccy buttons this time.

Lunches seem to be incredibly dull over recent months, although while at Square Donkey I used some of my lunchtimes to do a bit of exploring of the area around that particular bit of London and will probably do the same up this way (when it's not raining enough to drown Noah), the actual food aspect of the lunches are..well..a bit shit.

A ham'n'cheese sanger, occasionally in a granary bap from a sandwich bar rather than a pre-pack Tesco one, but still Ham n cheese, at SQD came the odd Jacket Potato, every time with Cheese And Beans, so nothing racy there, overall, the same stuff and it all gets a bit dull.

I need to sort out some different lunches :/

Old skool 1

It's time.. HOFF alert recieved and I've just spent £1.49 on the Jump In My Car EP from the iTunes store, HOFF TO NUMBER 1!!!

Update craziness!

Well well well, for the first time since February, (with the exception of updating my CV in August), I've actually updated my website, not a huge amount, changed the layout on certain subpages, made it a little tidier, added some links, added some photos, the relevant film pages now have the YouTube feeds embedded in them, which is nice, all in all a productive day today me thinks :)


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