Sunday, 17 April 2011

Disabled Belly Dancers, US hurricanes, and Irish dancing?

A woman in New York has had her life-long benefit claim of $850 a month cut to $400 a month. The claim was being made because of a car accident a number of years ago supposedly leaving her 'unable to work'. Que angry ex-husband. The womans ex-husband, who, pressumably doesn't like her very much, found some pictures of her online belly dancing. Alongside the pictures she mentioned how many hours of intense practise goes into the demanding physical activity each day. Brilliant. She then had to pay his legal fees and 60% of the money from selling their former home some years ago. I <3 Karma.

At least 43 people have died in the southern states of America after as many as 62 hurricanes over the past few days. The states included North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia. The death tole is expected to rise. Bad times indeed.

Another topic I wanted to talk about is Irish dancing, a bizzare tradition, which involves being orange and wearing hilarious wigs. The world championships are currently on in Dublin, and next year my sister will probably be competing. There are two competitions she will be in, and I have the choice of which one to go along to and see America.

Now I would love to see what America is like, so tell me readers which city should I go to in the name of Irish dancing (lol jk excuse for a holiday) Boston or Chicago?
Let me know which one you prefer or don't prefer and why :)
Much love, Sam.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Slow news day, Royal Wedding!

so not a huge amount has happened recently, not that's overly interesting anyway so I thought I'd give a little update on the Royal wedding.

Now, no one actually cares about the Royal wedding, except for two reasons:
  • A 4-day weekend, followed by a 3-day weekend will make most of us patriotic.
  • The Royal Wedding drinking game.
The rules of said drinking game are as follows:
1. If the Queen is on the screen you must be drinking. The woman has ruled the country for over 50 years, the least you can do is get destroyed in her honour.

2. Any time Prince Harry appears all players must produce a Nazi salute. The last player to do so must consume 5 fingers/mouthfuls for their poor reactions.

3. If Elton John is spotted the last person to shout "Candle in the Wind" must drink 5.

4. Any time time paralells are drawn to the Diana and Charles wedding (or any previous Royal Wedding for that matter), by commentators or otherwise, all players must consume 3 fingers/mouthfuls of their drink.

5.We're British (or shall assume the role for the day), which means we're a simple folk who enjoy comforts such as bacon and beer. With this in mind then, what better way to greet our anthem than with a hearty chug. As a result when the National Anthem is playing, everyone must be stood up and drinking. (Cheers to Will Sugg for inspiring this rule)

6.William will one day become king of this fine country, a fact that needs to be celebrated no? Every time the word "future" is said, in the mentioned context or not, an amount no less than 1 finger must be added to the "Future Kings Cup" by any player. This should then go in a clockwise direction from the first player to do so everytime future is mentioned, to ensure the cup has a good mix of drinks.
(Cheers to Sam Baggot for inspiring this rule)

7. And following on from Rule 6, The last person to shout "God save the future King!" upon the proclamation of "I now pronounce you man and wife" has to down the Future King's Cup. I fear for those that are last here, I really do.
(Cheers to Dick Sharp for inspiring this rule)

8. Prince Phillip has found a warm place in many of our hearts, his "Racist Grandad" appeal simply too hard too dislike. As a result, whenever he is shown independant of the Queen (to avoid complications with rule 1), the last player to shout "Bloody Foreigners" must drink 3 fingers. Penalties can be awarded for anyone who makes no attempt to imitate his accent.

9. Prime Ministers never tend to be popular, but our current one is hated even by those standards. So to allow you all to "stick it to da man" whenever our fearless leader David Cameron appears on screen, the first player to shout "Censored" is allowed to come up with a rule of their own. Enjoy your one chance at tyranny!

I know it's a long post, but I coldn't give you half the rules now could I? Enjoy, I hope to. Oh, and drink responsibly ;)

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Back Again!

Hello my wonderful readers, sorry I have been gone for so long, I have been building a website ;D
It's very poor, but I'm new to all this, and shall be investing in some sitspinner or dreamweaver softeware in a couple of months.

Teenagers in the UK are being qouted somewhere in the region of £2000 to £27000 for car insurance?
As if this makes sense. How many 18 year olds do you know that have £2000 a year disposable income? and thats the lower bracket!
On the bright side another 17,000 jobs have been created in the UK, maybe finally the recession is wearing off.
Two planes collided at JFK airport, "Oh no" you might say. Well that were taxiing, so there was no real damage at all.

A few days ago the wreckage of an Air France passenger plane that crashed in the atlantic from Rio de Janeiro to Paris was found after being missing for almost two years. Which I'm sure is nice, but at the same time a horrible reminder for the families. I will be back in a couple of hours to have a read through your blogs guys, and I'm back permanently now :) I promise.