Monday, 29 August 2011

Did a quiz to see what D&D character I would be and . . . .

I Am A: Neutral Good Human Sorcerer (3rd Level)

Ability Scores:







Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

And I can can can . . . . . . very slowly

I really don't know why but the can can is so far the hardest piece I have attempted so far, which is really annoying as everyone else working through the book says its cafe vienna and blow the man down. Hell I did not struggle as much with them as I am doing with this.

Anyway . . . . . . getting there slowly! At least its sounds somewhat like the can can should. Thats good.

More Alfreds piano course - Got those Blues

I have to say I am really enjoying the blues stuff. All the beginners forums I have been visiting seem to be of the opposite thinking but there not bothering me - well yet!

This piece is coming on, I just need to work on the timing between moving my hands up to play the E flat. You can so tell in this video that my brain seems to skip a beat when ever I have to move my hands higher up for the black notes. I definitely have to work on that.

Harcourt and Haigh

The legend beginneth . . . . .

Okay well I am majorally biased in the fact that I fancy Verne who plays one half of this duo something rotten but it has finally started to land and knowing and having experienced Vernes humour - its going to be GOOD!!!!! 

Anyway moving on to the important stuff. . . . . Harcourt and Haigh is the brain child of Verne and his friend Chris (who I have never met but have seen on tv once as an extra in coronation street I think. I also did a pencil drawing of the photo that spawned the creation of this when I was going through my drawing phase not so long back).

So what is Harcout and Haigh?

Just in case you cannot be bothered to click the newly added link under the my favourite websites list! Here you go:

Well, it’s an upcoming web-based comedy show about two drunk out-of-work actors who are trying to find that breakout job, or to just survive on a day to day basis and to keep themselves topped up with booze by any means necessary.
Trust me, you wouldn’t like them when they’re sober. 

The BBC passed on this series - Idiots! So it is up to us bloggers, youtubers and the allround tinterweb community to get the word out. We need to get a following behind it like other such good web shorts/videos i.e the Guild or the V-Log Brothers.

 This is not Vernes first venture into filming. I draw your attention to his earlier major work- The room


To this day I have not managed to get Verne to verify if my conclusion of what did happen in this film is correct, its one of those things you watch that make you wonder several different things. However I think that was his desired effect.

I know on good authority that there is an even earlier filmed commercial revolving round Oranges that he also filmed in his media studies days but as Sahra (also staring in it would kill me. I mean serious chop me up and hang me out to dry!) and due to the fact I actually cannot find the link on youtube - Sorry folks!

Anyway click the link, visit the newly created blog and experience Harcourt and Haigh!

P.s. just found a humorous out takes vid from the room. Heres the linkage:

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Even more amazing things

Yesterday my boss told me I was being made a grade 4 for all my hard work!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!

I strongly believe that good luck comes in threes. So thats a comment from the fabulous Martin Spitznagel - 1, a promotion - 2 and . . . . something else - 3. Theres going to be another dose of good luck hit me. I'll let you know once I know hehe.

I took some time this morning to catch up with some of my youtube subscriptions. Three vlogbrothers ones - joint ones which were extremely funny. Its nice to see Hank and John together at the same time for a change. I want a t-shit that says "don't mention my t-shirt or I will stick a fork in you!" how cool is that hehe.

Toyko Sam put up a vid talking in Japanese completely. He's going on a diet and thinking of starting a new blog up. I will deffo be dipping into that. We are in the same place dude. Trying to get rid of mine too! He recommends watching a documentary called Fat, Sick and Nearly dead. Heres the trailer and it looks pretty good: - Won't let me embed!

I think I will be needing this on DVD as soon as its out. I recon it will be a useful tool to watch to make myself feel disgusted like with Supersize me. I'm not sure but I may be able to watch it on megavideo. I'll check that one out later. On granddaughter duty and baking a guinness cake today. That sounds so good doesn't it Im make a big fat cake yet talking about watching an australian diet documentary in the same paragraph.

Ortopilot put up a lovely cover of The A Team by Ed Sheernan. Never heard of it but some gorgeous piano.

In other news in a mates round up, one friend has had a bloke write 2 songs about her. Another is getting a horse. One may be getting a £120 corset. Ones on holiday in grand canaria. Ones having a third date (hope it went well, want the goss tommorow or no Guinness cake for you!) and ones hopefully going to be doing a teaching course - yes! For years I have told him how brilliant a teacher he would be!!!!

 Right breakfast and then get my fat arse up to the G'Ma's! Peace out folks.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Wozer encouragement and BB

I got up this morning and one of the most amazing things happened. Martin Spitnagel commented on my blog encouraging me to keep learning piano. How brilliant is that? I mean even my own family don't encourage me. I tryed to get Dad to look at my videos last weekend and he couldn't be bothered. That was so totally unexpected. I considered the fact he might read my comment on his blog but to actually take the time to look at my blog in return and make a really encouraging comment back. Brilliant. Thank you Martin. I will continue to learn! And I think I can feel a CD purchase coming on once pay day hits hehe.

All I need now is for Wil Wheaton and the Vlog brothers to comment on here too. I will be an exceptionally happy women then!

So last night hearlded a new era of Big brother. And boy what a mismatch of celebrities went in the house. Kerry Ketonia, Tara Reid -seriously. She seemed totally out of it. The bloke from my big fat gypsy wedding, some paparazzi guy, the levi's model (kudos for that one actually, we needed some eye candy!), the hoffs ex-wife, some polititans wife made famous by posing in a sheet, so lass from something about Essex, some bit star from Corrie and Jedward! Recon theres some major car crash tv ahead!

Saturday, 13 August 2011


I seem to be really on a roll with the blog posts today. I think meeting up with my highly creative friend earlier has sparked a fire in me to attempt to let out more of my thoughts and creativity! That can only be a good thing!

And in putting up all my piano vids, I was compelled to find out more about Mr Spitznagel (cantina rag - a few posts back) and I discovered he had a blog. Naturally when I come across anyone particually interesting I have a read up. And when I come across someone else who also keeps a blog - well thats even better. I had a noisy . . . .

Not only does this man play piano spectaculously exhibit B (A is the starwars cantina vid already posted)

Yes its the muppets and I love them. Naturally such a cool version of a muppets classic had to be shared . . . . but he also writes some pretty interesting stuff. I really felt the need to share the below views on friendship as it was really interesting to me and I think Mr Spitznagel has hit the nail on the head.

As I am really crap with technology and have no clue how to link this post to sed gentlemans blog - I tryed to click follow the blog and something about RSS feeds????? popped up. No clue . . . .the jargon scared me!  So an ole copy and paste did the job instead. I hope thats okay and I haven't broken some sort of sharing bloggers link rule Im not aware of. Anyway Im babbling. This is the part of the post that interested me:

Friendship comes out of nowhere, grows inexplicably, and has the potential to delight and devastate you like nothing else on the planet. If friendship was a plant, it'd be illegal and we'd have to buy it from the guy who stands outside the fence by the tennis courts.
I've been thinking a lot about friendship recently. It's kind of a weird thing, if you ask me. The ideal friendship involves two people who share an equal amount of respect and affection for each other, but if you think about this, it's crazy talk. How can you possibly expect someone with an entirely separate set of life experiences, hopes, goals, moods, and dreams to be able to reliably love you in the way that you need them to? It's like relying on an electric motor with two magnets that may or may not attract or repel one another on a given day. When it runs, great. But what about when it stops running?
Friendship is celestial
Friendship is celestial
Some friendships grow slowly over time, a planet accreting into a sphere under the gravity of shared experiences, while other friendships, Big Bang Friendships, explode into a galaxy in the first few minutes and feel you feel like you've found a shard of yourself. No matter how they're formed, both take work to sustain and, if left to wither untended, sustained only by inertia and the memory of hotter days, you wake up one day and realize they died. The magnetism is gone.
It's not really one thing that kills a friendship, is it? It's the myriad miniature hurts and minor slights, the diaspora of disappointments and the steady rhythm of resignations. It's the you-never-call-me's and the you-weren't-there-when-I-needed-you's, the where-were-you's and the I-can't-talk-about this's. They're like cavities that turn the inside of the tooth to powder.

Martin Spitznagel - Ive just had a thought perhaps all I needed to do to link it was put that address in???? Oh well . . 

Anyway as I said, just something interesting to think about . . . . .

Piano video - Blues for Wynton Marsalis

I absolutely adore playing this. First of all it says Lazy. So if I stuff up I have time to improvise or get it back on track. Two its actually once you get your head round it really simple and sounds pretty nifty. My brother really liked it when I played it him the other day. Again dabbling with my first couple of flats.

Piano video - On top of old smokey

Ahhh the old favourite from guide camp, except we sang different lyrics. Our lyrics were, "On top of Spaghetti, all covered in cheese, I lost my old meatball when somebody sneezed. It rolled off the table and onto the floor and now my old meatball is nothing but mush!"

Piano video - Rock it away

My first dabble with a flat note. Wasn't sure about playing blues at first but its growing on me now. Again youtube chopped off the first note or so. 

Piano video - Joy to the world

So I have had a couple of people suggest posting my progress up on here. Its taken me roughly 3 hours to get my pinnacle software to cooperate and then blogger just decided to be a total arse and not recognise anything so I had to post everything to youtube which took absolutely forever to upload 4 items . . . . but anyway heres a few bits of Alfred I have been working on. NB - They are not perfect and for some reason youtube has cut off the first couple of notes on some of them. Madness! Anyway enjoy!

Because you can can can . . . .

Actually I can't can't can't right now. I naively moved on to attempt the can can piece in my Alfred book. It should look like this:

My version right now is a total mess! It feels like Im right back to the beginning. I clicked somewhat with Blow the man down and Cafe vienna and now bam Im right back to waiting for my hands to coordinate and speed up again. Very frustrating!!! Oh well back to practice practice practice!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


I am really really getting into this. I mean its difficult as hell remembering everything and getting my hands to coordinate but wow when they do you belt out something that doesn't sound half bad. Like at the moment Im working on this blues piece. I didn't really like the idea of blues intially but once my brain started to click somewhat its pretty nifty. Infact my brother and the clan are gracing me with their presence tommorow so I may debut it.

I can now play on top of old smokey and joy to the world. I moved on and had a look at the cancan piece but at the moment I am still struggling with the bass line notes. I think I need to purchase one of those charts and try memorise them. Infact do they have charts with chords on as well . . . . perhaps I should investigate.

I have been checking out some bods on youtube who can play amazingly. I thought I would share a few favourites with you. Theres this chap called PianoNoobAlexMan whos fantastic for watching vids to see if Im getting the Alfred stuff anywhere near right. He also plays beautifully.

Martin Spitznagel - What a name. I love him just for his name. But his starwars cantina. Respect!

And of course the main reason I wanted to learn - the final fantasy music. This chaps pretty good!

In fact I REALLY REALLY REALLY wish I could afford Piano lessons. Theres a chap does them just down the road from me but I can't afford £20 a week. Sobs. One day!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Creative writing and photobombing

I am considering at some point looking out for a creative writing course. I write, well I start stuff and never seem to see it through. I think I need some help with the story development part. I started writing a book back at college  - okay it turned out to be rather starwars like lol but I have re-written and rewritten certain parts of it for years and still no completion in sight.

Im really bad as I haven't got the whole thing typed on here. The last incarntation is in an old notepad somewhere. I started writing the story of guildwars, following my character but that died too. I have two starocean fan fictions that started out great but so far the stories drizzled. I really need to plan stories out better and Im not sure how I go about doing that. So yes I think I will look out for a creative writing course. Or a book on creative writing. I mean no way can I afford to do an online one - and I did look. I found one for £150 but Im saving for so many other things first.

Okay I just googled books on amazon. Only  42,576 suggestions. How do you know if ones a good book? Creative writing for dummies. Yeah that sounds like me. Awwww the stress at just trying to find a book to help . . . . . . . .

In other news I was doing incredibly well healthy eating today and have now just devoured a bag of haribo. Damm it! Fingers crossed that doesn't cancel out all my hard work for the rest of the week.

Also Im wondering what the deal is with all the photo jacking at the moment. Yoda at work keeps sending me amusing photos of Wil Wheaton (I know one of my idols!) and nathan fillion photo bombing folk. Is this a new celebrity craze? Its rather amusing anyway. May warrent further investigation.

Monday, 1 August 2011


I have just felt grumpy today. Honestly Im sat here starving but I have had appropiate food portions. Im drinking water trying to fill me up but so far all I feel is annoyed. I don't know if its the sea kelp. Had coffee with Rach at the weekend and she suggested it for energy and helping lose weight. I definitely feel more alert than normal but its not curbing my appetite. Meh! Maybe Im just that way out . . . . . .

Anyway offically put the event up for this years halloween doo. Need to find a costume now. But what to go as:

Spooky/ Witch
Wonderwomen - I do love the costume . .
Betty Rubble - I also love that costume . .
Nessa from Gavin and Stacey? Found the stick on Wales tatoo  . . . .

Endless possibilities hehe