Aug. 11th, 2010 10:28 am
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So this is being a good week so far! I went to a mate's stag do at the weekend which was a lot of fun and about which I will not blog any further.

Then on Sunday I (Iron Hands Space Marines) played a doubles game of Warhammer 40K with Tony (White Scars Space Marines) against Becky (Dark Eldar) and Tom (Necrons). Unfortunately the evil xenos won the day this time, but I'm looking forward to playing Tom and Becky individually and thrashing them both!

On Monday Sam, Tom, Becky, Tony and I drove down to Plymouth to meet up with Ash and Nic, so last night we went to see some fireworks because it is the National Fireworks Championships. They were extremely pretty last night (we preferred the third set) and I also saw a meteor! Several people lit Chinese Candles, too.

I also accidentally purchased one of the Star Wars RPG sourcebooks (Galaxy of Intrigue) so I'm going to have a good read of that on the drive back to Leicester! :D

Today Corporation is the roleplay of choice although yesterday some of the others played Dark Heresy and we were playing Solairis and Penny Arcade: The Card Game whilst waiting for the fireworks to kick off.

I think a powerboat ride is on the cards this afternoon before the second lot of fireworks tonight, and then tomorrow we head back to Leicester. I think I may spend the evening watching Suoernatural with [ profile] sarkywoman.

Also, I think I need a few new icons. Robot Wars, fireworks and an iPhone all spring to mind!

Until next time folks!

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Jul. 14th, 2009 11:15 pm
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[Poll #1429893]
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An Alton Towers annual pass costs a normal person £75 (which is more than last year, naturally), but it's possible, using a bit of your clever, to get it for £57 instead. It's very easy. You go to the theme park, and you take some two for one vouchers (these usually start coming out free with packets of cereal and whatnot). When you go into the park, you get your mate to give you £18 and thus split the cost of the two tickets between you fairly. When you get the tickets, one will say £36 and one (the 'free' one) will say £0.

When leaving the park, simply take the £36 ticket to the annual pass people at the entrance, and they'll sell you an annual pass for £75 minus the cost of your ticket. Since you only paid £18 for the ticket, but the ticket says you paid £36, you'll receive £18 off the price of the pass. Just make sure your mate doesn't see you do it, or heads could roll!

(I can't believe it's gone up to £75 for a year, though - when I paid last year, it was £66, which worked out at £48.50 using my trick... I'm glad mine continues through to September!)


Sep. 14th, 2008 02:25 am
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My observation of the day is based on a quotation from the Wikipedia page on kissing: "The tongue can also be an extremely important part of the kiss.[citation needed] Lips have many nerve endings so they are sensitive to touch and bite.[citation needed]"

The fact that the editors at Wikipedia need to put "[citation needed]" after both those sentences clearly shows that they have never, ever gotten laid.
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I have no idea if you have to be a member of Nintendo's website to see this link, but it's Wii Fit incense sticks, that you can purchase with your loyalty points. WII FIT INCENSE STICKS.

Nico Calm

Jun. 23rd, 2008 12:46 pm
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This made me giggle. It's a nicotine patch which a man applies down there which reduces the number of erections he gets, alongside his sperm count, for the low low price of €99.99. It came up on my Facebook newsfeed today...

I win

Jun. 7th, 2008 04:10 am
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Today, I played D&D for the first time ever. Most people playing the game for the first time in 2008 would learn by playing in 3.5 or fourth edition... I learned by DMing a second edition game. It was great fun - I had graffiti scratched on the walls of the crypt, and a cursed scroll, and everything.

In other news, today I won at computers, UNIX, milkshakes, women, roleplaying, torrenting, shopping and life. I will proceed to go to bed, I think.


Jun. 5th, 2008 10:53 am
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I would just like to apologise in advance for any drunk text messages I send tonight, and if I do wind up in hospital, I'll apologise in advance for that as well. And phonecalls. And drunk arguing on the Internet.

In short:


(Oh, and I should really apologise for the 90s HTML...)
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If anyone on my flist uses Facebook and also likes Mornington Crescent, comment here and I'll invite you to join the application. In other news, I could buy an Eee PC... (Thanks to [ profile] drplokta!) Also, someone overclocked a Game Boy. I want to overclock a Game Boy (that would be great). Finally, I saw something on Facebook - go here and put your country and e-mail address in. They'll e-mail you when Firefox 3 is released, and then you can download it on release day and they can make a Guinness World Record for the most downloads in a twenty-four hour period. :)


May. 18th, 2008 04:44 am
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It's daylight. Why is it daylight? I didn't give it permission to be daylight...

Ice Diet!

May. 10th, 2008 12:19 am
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See if you can follow the logic behind my new ice-water diet plan. In the interest of full disclosure, I must confess that I have assumed that the water you'd be drinking would be at 0˚C and that your body temperature is 37˚C in these equations (hence the difference in temperature being given as 37˚C). For those who don't know any thermodynamics, just take my word for it that this physics is sound.

What this is saying is that for every 500ml of ice-cold water you consume, you lose 18.5 calories. Thus, if you drink a pint of ice-cold water per hour in a day, you will lose upwards of three hundred calories, which is interesting - honest, guv'nor.

I will leave you with this particularly neat quote: "Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." - Richard Feynman, Nobel Prizewinner

Car parked

Dec. 24th, 2007 08:28 pm
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The lane leading to my house is not wide. In fact, it's wide enough for one vehicle to drive down, but probably not two. Thus, when a car was parked in the lane so that nothing could pass, I thought to myself, "What a wanker!" before noticing that someone had very sensibly written a note and affixed it to the car.

The note read:

"Private road! Our cars cannot get past! Tosser!"

Merry Christmas, everybody! :)


Dec. 21st, 2007 12:10 am
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I'm on the train! :)


Dec. 13th, 2007 05:12 pm
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They changed the Facebook statuses - it no longer has to be 'John is'. It's now just 'John' (with the 'is' prefilled in the box, because it's still the most common choice). That means I can have loads more cool statuses, like, for instance, 'John just lost the game.'

That's right, you all just lost the game too.

(A semi-explanation of the game can be found at Lose The Game.)
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[Poll #1096968]

This poll brought to you by the 'not having done English as a subject for two and a half years' gremlin. :)

EDIT: In the comments, it has been noted that according to the OED, 'practice' and 'practise' are acceptable spellings of the verb, but 'practice' is the only good spelling of the noun - thanks to [ profile] ang_grrr for finding that one.
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Today is Remembrance Day. In the two great wars, ninety-one members of the Coxon family were killed in duty to their King and to their country, including nine who shared my Christian name. The list is available from here.

They shall not grow old,
As we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years contemn.
But at the coming down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.
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I go away for two weeks and the duty manager notices I've gone. Also, they changed the menu. Grr.

EDIT: Just to point out that this is referring to my 'local' - the Wetherspoons I generally frequent in Peterborough city centre.
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The latest Facebook poll amused me. Also, though, if you look at the stats, it turns out that men love ninjas and women love pirates.

Also, India are 187 all out, and England have fifty overs to get 188 and win the series. Should be fun! [crosses fingers and touches wood] EDIT: What the fuck was that? Wright and Prior both gone in the first fucking over?


Aug. 25th, 2007 05:15 pm
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The older members of my flist who are British will remember the round-pin plugs that used to be the norm before we switched to the familiar rectangular pins. I found out about them today - I hadn't realised that the current British plug is that recent. The old ones sound weird.


Jul. 20th, 2007 02:06 am
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