Welcome to yet another of our famous monthly chat topics.
Well famous ish anyway. For anyone who hasn't seen these before (they're not that famous), this is your place to chat about pretty much anything going on in your life each month.
Games, books, films, school, work, relationships, all of those happy fun and cuddly things, ---- or indeed sad, depressing and spiky things as the case may be for you.
For me, while the relationship side of things is still most definitely cudly, other aspects are less so.
As I said at the end of last month's thread, unfortunately my laptop is playing silly buggers turning off the wireless capability for no reason, so I'm having to borrow my lady's to check the forum. This means not much by way of games or indeed email at the moment though since we are hopefully going to get a carpet next Saturday which is the first step in deboxifying the living room of our new house, setting up my desktop should follow relatively quickly I hope.
If not , hopefully we can take my laptop back to the firm I got it from and get the model number and function key commands to turn wireless back on.
Actually I hope the problem is that simple, but we'll see, certainly the network is working.
In other news, last night I went to the first band concert here in this new town, disconcertingly for those in the states called Newark, though the one in Nottinghamshire, not the one close to new Jerzy (I have been to that one, or at least to it's airport and they're very different).
Newark over here is a rather quiet little market town, but one conveniently on the trainline in the center of the country where it's possible to get most places, which makes it A, conveniently small to walk about and B, easy to visit other parts of the country from.
Exhibit A I demonstrated last night by heading to the theatre for the first time for a band concert.
This was a concert by a wind band, which is similar to a brass band.
for those only familiar with the American style marching bands, British bands are rather different. Back in the industrial revolution going right through up to the eighties and nineties, every small mining village and factory town in North England had a band who played a lot of popular classic stuff.
The mines and colearies are gone, but the bands are still around.
They don't march but give concerts in halls, churches etc, accept anyone with an instrument (they used to be pretty much men only but that's long since changed), and are usually rather fun performances.For a good look at a band and some of the north English culture, see the film Brassed off.
Last night the band, being a wind band was basically like an orchestra without a string section and played a lot of fun stuff from War of the worlds (the Jeff Wayne version), to Pirates of the carribian, Swan lake and even a beatles medly and bohemian rhapsody by queen as well as a few more standard things like Colonel bogey.
It's nice to have a theatre within walking distance and the staff are rather friendly, though I missed my lady since she was still feeling unwell so couldn't come with me which was a pest since she would've rather enjoyed it I think.
Oh bwell, since I saw my first Christmas advert last week (they're getting earlier every year), that means the buying season is approaching, which generally means more concerts etc, so I'm sure we'll be back, hopefully at some point as performers if we're lucky.
Well that's probably enough for a col and grim morning, or at least it is here, so hope everyone else is having fun.
Hopefully when my desktop is up and running I can get back to the db, trying new games and doing generallywhat I usually do on a more regular basis, though as with a lot in my life currently moving house is proving getting in the way of most everything.
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)