Apr. 29th, 2008 03:20 pm
mad_andy: (Tuff Dirk with gun)
I just 'fessed up to the South Mountain Reptiles order to Slay.

Three hundred and eighty quid's worth of snakes.

I did it by email. Yep, I am a coward, why do you ask...?

If I vanish offline, he's probably chopped me into little bits and buried me under the patio.



No reply yet. I suspect I am in for a mahoosive bollocking when he gets home....


Mar. 22nd, 2008 01:41 pm
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So I thought I'd do an update on my ophidian brood - Slay is coming home today (he's been in Brazil for a week), so he'll probably be all needy and wanting to be paid attention to when he gets here. So god alone knows when I'll get back online.

Plus, I fully expect a bollocking of Epic Proportions for (a) not doing any significant de-cluttering while he was gone and (b) bringing more snakes home.

So it goes like this: )

And now Slay is home and thus my train of thought has been totally derailed. *Sigh*

Also, I feel I should make a comment on the latest Rockfic...kefuffle.

I consider those on both sides of the fence to be good, true friends. And it makes me sad to see people I love not being happy with each other.

And that's all.
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It's awesome and full of win and incidentally? Sick and mental and has QOTSA and Zico and EoDM and Mastodon in prison and IT RULES.

Misfit Love by [livejournal.com profile] duffnstuff!

In other news, I got a speeding fine today which sparked a huge row between His Nibs and I. In which the word 'divorce' was used by both parties.

Merry fucking christmas!!!

Go read the fic.


Oct. 7th, 2007 06:04 pm
mad_andy: (Tea animated)
So, if someone says 'I'm not saying anything' when you ask, can I has this ginormous snake? do you think they mean yes or no?

I mean, said snake isn't ginormous yet.

He's just a wee thing. Couple of feet long.

But he's going to grow a bit.

In a year he'll be about seven feet. In three years, maybe approaching ten.

He'll probably top out at around fourteen feet. But he could go to twenty... plus...

Yes kids, I've gone and got all starry eyed about a Burmese python.


I should probably be sensible and hold off, and to be honest I expect that's what I'll do. But having always said 'no I don't want one of these ginormous snakes' and then getting the chance to work with some babies... well, made me rethink a bit. A lot. Or maybe not.


I should stick to snails...
mad_andy: (Dirk smirk)
OK,a few nice things have happened today. (I know, I made a mark on my calender too.)

1 - [livejournal.com profile] isilrandir wrote and posted a Gamma Ray fic. *Shrieks with utter delight*

And in common with all her work, it's absolutely bloody amazingly good. I owe her such a big fat snog when I get to Asheville!

Alarm Call.

OMG it's so great. *Big cheesy grin*

2 - Got off my ass and went into the studio. Didn't stay long - just long enough to book myself in for a session next week with Jon. Apparently business is so bad even he has taken a second job. *Ker-sigh* But he and Nurse both appeared pleased to see me, which was very nice indeed.

3 - My latest ebay order arrived. I now have tarot cards!

4 - And another biggie: the new Magnum album arrived!!! Princess Alice And The Broken Arrow. Fucked up title but a bloody great album.

And now Slay is home, so I'm off to have my good mood shattered. ;)
mad_andy: (Tuff Dirk with gun)
Well, here I sits, in the bar at the Old Swan Hotel, in Harrogate.

And how is your roving reporter feeling? Heh. )


Mar. 18th, 2007 11:07 am
mad_andy: (Dirk smirk)
I'm outta here for a few days - off to Harrogate with Slay. He's got a conference, and since his work paid for the hotel room I'm going along for the ride.

Incidentally, I weighed Braclay when I cleaned him out - he weighed approximately 10 grams (give or take a quarter of a gram or so) when we bought him on Christmas eve. And this morning he weighs 50! I shall have to try and get pics when I get back.

Anyway, y'all be good, and I'll see you either late wednesday or early thursday, M1 depending.


Feb. 26th, 2007 07:14 am
mad_andy: (Yoz' boys)
Woke up grumpy.

This may have something to do with the following two facts:

One, Slay makes such a godawful racket getting up and leaves every light in the house on so that no matter how deeply I am asleep he wakes me up. I bloody hate that.

Two, I was having a very weird dream about driving around the countryside half naked with Gamma Ray's drummer and I couldn't figure out why I'd lost my shirt and bra.

Dirk, yes - but Dan?

In other news, RPF got a bazillion oscars. I wonder what the queen thinks?

Also, Sam hasn't eaten his mouse that I gave him last night. Git.
mad_andy: (Bassist animated)
Looky looky, new Ed! )
mad_andy: (Tuff Dirk with gun)
I did my first piercing yesterday. Guess who on?! )


Jul. 22nd, 2006 08:42 pm
mad_andy: (Tuff Dirk with gun)
Finally got round to watching Serenity. It was OK.

Worst of the hangover has gone - good party last night. It's very humid, sticky and unpleasant. If I wanted to live in a rainforest I'd move to Borneo, not stay in Oxfordshire....

Writing not happening. Too hot to get any privacy upstairs and there's a 21 stone imagination blockage sharing the sofa with me right now.

And Yahoo messenger doesn't want to work.


Hope your weekend is going better than mine....


Jun. 12th, 2006 06:11 pm
mad_andy: (Tuff Dirk with gun)
Fred has updated! And these are my faves: )

Two other pieces of news, one good, one not so much. You want the bad or the good news first? )

ETA: Holy shit, bunny anyone?! )
mad_andy: (Headdesk animated)
And it's chaos as usual here at Slaymaker Towers.... )


May. 8th, 2006 02:51 pm
mad_andy: (Tough day bunny)
Doing a full week this week, covering Karen's shifts. Early inpatients this morning. Tally so far?

Pissed on by dog x 1
Crawling around in piss trying to dry dog off x 1
Bitten (by cat) x 2
Scratched (cat) x 2
Bitched at and generally insulted by vets x LOADS


In other news, I am not going back to counselling. Ever. Fuck 'em. Once Slay gets the idea that THIS MARRIAGE IS OVER, DAMMIT I can go about cheerfully attempting to bankrupt the tight bastard or, if I have to go down in flames, taking him down with me.

No, I am not in a good mood - does it show?

And my Muses have all pissed off to Rio. Life sucks.


Apr. 12th, 2006 09:49 pm
mad_andy: (Bruce Animated)
I will remain calm.

In a little over nine hours I shall be getting on a plane to go see [livejournal.com profile] silicondreams.

My urge is to run in small circles screaming.

I shall, however, remain calm.

The last few hours before leaving are always the worst, don't you find? And I'm quite sure Slay will do something horrible to reduce me to tears before I leave. He's good at that. The more excited I am about something the more he seems to take delight in bringing me down.


I shall remain calm.



Dec. 19th, 2005 08:09 am
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Breathing through my nose hurts like hell. It hasn't hurt this much since I quit doing speed. *ow* *ow* *ow* Either the air is very dry, or I've got a sinus infection or something jolly like that. Just what I need, the cavities in my head sealed off when I'm going to be flying on wednesday. How terribly jolly that will be, yeah?

Oh, and my eyes have dried out. *ow*#2 Weird.

Heating still not fixed. Engineer due out today - and he'll probably be pissy, because Slay screamed at the poor woman who rang yesterday saying he'd been held up and wouldn't be with us till today. I don't blame them; I know their priorities are homes with young children (down, [livejournal.com profile] stonefinder) and the elderly. The latter I can sympathise with, at least.

So instead of being able to do whichever job is closest to home - or at least organise his own schedule - Slay went out of his way to insist that we were the first call of the day. Which means - if the engineer does it - that he'll probably be pissy, and who's here to take the flack?


Not Slay.

In other news, there's another chapter of Journeyman over at Rockfic. After such a long dry spell the Muses appear to be falling all over each other to complete this one - which is a very pleasant change.

Ah, christmas. I hate it so.
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We have a new floor. And it's awfully spiffy. Now all I have to do is spend the next two days getting the last of the wallpaper off and painting the fucking walls so that they're spiffy and nice too. Nuts!

Rang [livejournal.com profile] arrys_girlie this morning. The thing was, despite all the activity over the weekend I couldn't sleep; I looked over some submissions for Devil's Work, exchanged a few e-mails with [livejournal.com profile] rockfic, and chatted to [livejournal.com profile] arrys_girlie via Yahoo. Then I thought I'd surprise her, so when I went downstairs I tried to give her a ring.

The person I got through to, whilst being undoubtedly American, didn't seem to know who I was asking for...

I begged off, claiming a wrong number, and curled up in a ball on the floor in almost terminal embarrassment.

Anyway, back on YIM and I told of my woes, only to be met with hoots of laughter - turns out it was [livejournal.com profile] arrys_girlie's aunt who'd answered the phone - and she was so confused by the accent she had no bloody idea who the hell I was asking for. Thus reassured, I tried again and we had a lovely chat - that is, until Slay came down at half five...

So then I was in the shit for calling the States direct instead of using the puter, or waiting a few days and signing up for some bumfuck phone service - blah blah blah. I think he just hated to hear me laughing with somebody.

Anyway, dog spent the day in kennels - he was so pleased to be there he dragged me out of the car without leaving me time to shut the fucking door - so that he wasn't underfoot while the fitters were here.

Me, I slept.

And now I'm awake, and chatting to [livejournal.com profile] silicondreams on YIM, and waiting for Slay to get home and I'd like to say it's all been worth it but it hasn't. *Sigh*


Sep. 26th, 2005 05:49 am
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0549, and why am I up?

Because His Nibs has a meeting today in London and wanted his hair all brushed out and freshly braided. So who got turfed out of bed at ten to five to do it?

Mmph. Anyway. And now, the memes. )

Anyway, enough memeage! I'm just hanging out waiting for [livejournal.com profile] arrys_girlie to finish a chapter, then she can go to bed and I can do a beta before I leave--

Because yes! I departeth for town - London, that is - by lunchtime, to meet the Leppard girls. We're off to see Phil Collen's solo project, Man-Raze, on tuesday night, and we're doing a little hanging out first. And possibly a little shopping. *Grin*

So, I shall see you all when I get back on Wednesday...

Be good!


Sep. 25th, 2005 06:10 pm
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OK, I'm knackered. But I had a blast at the drum show!

We got there ridiculously early, and there were two things I noticed right from the word go:

1 - Lots more people in Maiden shirts. By orders of magnitude.

2 - Different atmosphere - or at least, different reaction to me. And this, I think, is why... )

Ah, Nicko...
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And it's drizzling. And I ran out of tobacco, an event guaranteed to make me swear. So I had a cup of tea, eyed the greyness of the morning and headed out, dog in tow, to fetch more of my favoured poison. Poor Axl, he sat in the car and watched the steady stream of pensioners getting their morning paper with deep suspicion. He's such a wuss.

On the way back we stopped off at the park, and I spotted that we weren't going to be alone. However - O happy coincidence! - that it was one of my favourite clients and her two delightful dogs Cassie and Alfie.

Cassie is an elderly German Shepherd and Alfie is... well, I think his mum was a Bedlington/Whippet lurcher but dad was, by all accounts, a Rottweiler. He's a sweet dog. And thank god their owner is a sensible sort so all three were able to bomb around the park quite happily; Cassie had to try and pounce on Axl as he turned the corner, because she isn't quite as quick as she used to be!

Axl was in heaven; he could race about the field at top speed, do his famous flypasts and Alfie did no more than growl if the idiot zipping around came too close to his ball. And I had a nice stroll chatting to the owners; one of the great things about what I do for a living is that it introduces me to a lot of great people. And it's nice to be able to chat to them when their animals aren't poorly!

So we've had a good walk.

Slay's just turned up - I swear, that man can smell a kettle boiling at fifty paces - he's just woken up again. He got me up at five this morning (by accident, he swears) when he got up to watch the moto GP and left all the lights ablaze...


He's crashing and banging about noisily, preparing to take the drum boxes over to his brother's. They're moving, and the boxes are for James's (our nephew) drumkit. We're going to see if he wants to come to the drum show with us next weekend - Nicko is compering, and I'm going to try and stalk meet him and thank him for the Hammersmith gig. Because what I saw of it was awesome...

Plus I'd just like to meet Nicko again. He's all kinds of cool.

So. I have tobacco. I have tea. I will shortly have some peace. I have Live After Death playing. Let's see if the Muses will come out to play...


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