Archive for November 2009


November 30, 2009

I have been watching the 3rd season of this on DVD,It is one of the best Dramas out there,I highly Recommend it.



Life changing

November 25, 2009

This humble looking cable has just changed my life,I am by no means computer savvy but I saw a guy watching the fitba via the internet on to his TV,thinking that you needed some hightech machinery and Bill Gates to set it up,I just never bothered looking into it…..Until Now.

We got a new computer so I had a wee look around the internet to see how it is done and this cable is all it took.Our computer is near the telly so it just took a 15ft cable.

So I was watching the Celtic game (shite game Mowbray must go) on my 42″ TV  via Channel 67 ,through the wonders of technology,I am fucking ecstatic about this.8yrs I have been here having to go out to pubs at all hours in the morning just to get my fix of the fitba,now I can sit at home wi Katie when Sarah is at work watching fitba all day.hahahaha I can’t contain myself hahahahah ya fucken Dancer!!!!!!!!!!

Theres even more,I subscribe to Netflix which is like ILove Film and I can watch tons of films instantly.

The cable was only $2.99,I know you are probably saying fucksake Peter I had that up and running wi ma zx spectrum back in 86 but as I say I am not computer savvy.

Anyway heres a song to celebrate.


November 20, 2009

This is day 2 of being a home alone dad,I have just finished bathing Katie after she and I got covered in the brown stuff when I was changing her,Its the first time I have had to do that.

Things are going alright and I even managed a trip to the shops with her,people seem to stop and talk to you when you have a baby in a pram,I think they want to make sure its mine and I haven’t stole it,as I am a 6ft3 250Ib guy and I don’t think I am the typical type of person to be walking around the supermarket on a rainy Thursday afternoon with a wee baby,also having a strange accent adds to the suspicion .I think that might be my paranoia,but I am amazed at the amount of people that stop and talk to you here.

Its only 24hrs a week I am on my own with Katie I am looking forward to the summer and I can go the zoo and things like that with her,but the weather is terrible here just now I cant even get out for a walk around my block.

Don’t ever come to Seattle between November and May the weather is worse than Scotland in the winter.

Otherwise not much going on I read this book it was pretty good,It was taken from peoples writings to a government dept during the war called Mass Observation.It was for people to volunteer and write about their day to day lifes, it was to give the government a general feeling of how the ordinary punter was feeling during the war.People still write to it now and they have a website etc.


I suppose the other big news is the Scotland job being made available.I cant think of anyone who would really want it these days.If John Collins is interested I think they should give it to him as it might be the best we can get.

We also got a new computer it was a bastard trying to set it up.

see ye’s

Wired for sound

November 11, 2009

I got these beauties today from Amazon for a grand total of $4.77 with free P&P.I love getting bargains and I have put them in the car so I can listen to my favourite sounds while I’m out cruising the highways.

Here is what I am listening to just now.

Death Penalty

November 11, 2009



BBC NEWS | Americas | Washington sniper is put to death.


I don’t know.I am against the death penalty but sometimes I can’t help saying to myself,good riddance,I know in Britain we don’t think like that because there is no death penalty but here sometimes you think,och the guy deserves it anyway.I know it is a hard one and I am not saying I support it but you know sometimes,I mean say it was your loved one?

This guy who was put to death last night was originally from Tacoma which is about 40miles down the road so a wee bit of a close to home feel about this one.


What do you think?


November 6, 2009

There have been a couple of shootings here in America over the last couple of days one in Ft Hood Texas and another in Orlando.These large shootings are on average about a two monthly occurence,and when you have gunlaws like the USAs and a multimillion business built on gun ownership then it’s not surprising.

Anyway I want to tell you a wee story about a time I thought I had foiled a massacare.

Here goes,

It was around 2 years ago and me and my good pal Matt were out for one of our long walks around Seattle.Both of us had gave up the drink and other things at the same time  so we used to hang out together in Coffee shops and other non drinking establishments around the many different neighbourhoods of Seattle,especially at the weekend when the urge to get wrecked was at its peak.

We were walking around the University District or The Ave as it is more infamously known.The Ave consists of bars,bookshops,music shops,drug dealers in fact anything the young student needs in his period of time studying at the prestigious University of Washington.Matt lived in this neighborhood so we would wander around it quite frequently,it was dingy but full of character and had a lot of cheap places to eat and  many Coffee shops.

We decided to go into my favourite used bookstore,It always killed an hour and you got some good bargains.

Anyway I was in the used bookstore browsing in the History section I looked up the aisle and there was this nerdy speccy looking boy with a white shirt and black trousers.Nothing unusual really until I noticed the holster and the big fuck off gun sticking out of it.I must admit a wave of fear came over me,as it was not long after the mass shooting at Virginia Tech.

I managed to find my friend Matt as I wanted to let him know and find out if maybe it was a fake or maybe it was allowed,but I had never seen anyone with a gun in Seattle except for the Cops.Matt was as freaked out as me and being ExUS Navy he was all set to tackle the guy.I was right behind him on this,way behind him,like out the door across the street and on my bus home behind him.

I managed to collect myself and I told the shop assistant,she didn’t seem to alarmed but wanted to see the guy so I pointed him out.I then went outside and saw two cops talking to a group of homeless Kids.I tried to tell them but they told me to stand aside while the gave shit to the homeless Kids.Finally I managed to tell them through the help of my Scottish interpreter Matt(Many people do not understand Glaswegian over here)that there was a guy in the bookshop with a gun,They got quite excited and one went in the front and another around the back with their guns out.

Me and Matt were across the street watching it all.They brought the young guy out and were holding his gun,to our surprise they got a plastic bag out the shop put the gun in it and sent him on his way.The Cops came over to us and said we were quite right reporting it but there was nothing they could do.The law states that as long as it is not concealed or is being used in a threatening manner it is legal to bear arms in public.

Fucksake I thought,To make it worse the stupid fucking Cop stated that the kid was from hicksville, smalltown , Washington and was a bit scared working on The Ave.He then went on to say he didn’t blame him that he would do the same.I thought to myself what a fucking prick firstly imagine if we were all a wee bit apprehensive of a new neighbourhood so we decided to get tooled up.  So the Cop thought this was alright,So now you know why there are so many shootings in the US.

Anyway I could go on but the babies crying and the wife is just in fae the shops,

Please comment.

By the way I thought the Fort Hood Shooter looked like a cross between Alexi Sayle and Barry fae Eastenders/Extras fame.

Katies first Halloween

November 1, 2009



Wee Katie The Crab