Friday, December 21, 2007

Odd dream

I had this dream the other night, most vivid for a long time. After mulling it over for a while I know what it means now. Do you?

I found myself in a world where something terrible had happened and I was surrounded by Zombies. They seemed to be everywhere and all the un-afflicted people would have to be constantly on guard in case of attack. It wasn't too difficult to defeat these Zombies though, a simple whack on the head with any suitable tool would do the trick. But you always had to be on your guard, lest you were bitten as you slept.

After some time living in this world, I found my way to a large group of people who were not Zombies and had a long-term plan for the future. As I chatted to them an enormous rat-like creature, larger than an elephant appeared; roaring and snarling, its huge teeth gnashing as it ran towards the group.

I grabbed a phaser-type gun from someone and opened fire. The creature was stopped, but seemed to take a long time to die. It fixed me in the eye and said, 'Don't kill me, I have something important to tell you.' But I didn't believe it, and fired on. 'Tell me quickly, so I can stop firing before you die.' I said. 'Ah,' it replied, in agony, 'it would take longer than that.' And died.

At this point two huge unearthly swords appeared shooting up into the sky, one red, one blue, stretching from the horizon to above our heads. A voice from everywhere at once boomed, 'By your act, you have chosen the to have your world ruled by men, not by gods.'

I realised then that the voice was from a race of alien-like creatures, who had caused the Zombies and the rat, and that this was all part of some vast plan, unknowable for now.

The blue sword fell from the sky towards us, it's fiery blade flashing.

As it hit us the everything changed and found myself in a new world. The Zombies were gone, and all around were people, going about their normal business. All was as it used to be, but the architecture was strange, the people odd.

I lived in this world for a while, until one day I was in a recreational building, watching a group of men drink beer and banter. A feeling of deja-vu came over me as I listened to them. I realised suddenly that I had heard this before, word-for-word, in a sitcom from a decade earlier. This was scripted, all these people were fakes, nothing was real, or as it seemed after all. This was still part of the aliens' plan.

I wandered outside and awoke.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Moby posting

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Damp, misty Lancaster.

Damp, misty Lancaster., originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Behind the Priory.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Hi-grease meal of champions...

Hi-grease meal of champions..., originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Yes, that's a large amount of tempura. Batter made with cider and folded-in whipped egg whites. Fillings of squash, sweet potato, aubergine, mushrooms, French beans, tofu and some chillis stuffed with cheese. Greasy but damn good.

Pint at the george

Pint at the george, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Outside the George and Dragon pub ion the Quay in Lancaster. Just out of sight is a large gang of cider-drunken, slightly rough people.

Surely not?

Surely not?, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Veg balti and egg fried rice lunch!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Google advert

Noticed this on a website recently. Great contextual advert!


IMG_0068.JPG, originally uploaded by Okko.

Great picture

Shit, is it the 80s again?

Shit, is it the 80s again?, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Top man, 2007...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lancaster penny st at 5pm

Lancaster penny st at 5pm, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Along the river lune

Along the river lune, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

A nice Lancaster walk along then over the railway bridge, then across the back of the priory, along the railway path, over the allotments then back down the canal to town.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Outside at last...

Outside at last..., originally uploaded by Happyralph.

At windmill farm near Caton.

Friday, September 21, 2007


Sigh, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Scrabble block

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lunch of champions!

Lunch of champions!, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Lunch of champions!

Bbq time

Bbq time, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Bbq time

Sunday, September 09, 2007

At humphrey head

At humphrey head, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

At humphrey head

Walking near grange over sands

Walking near grange over sands, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Walking near grange over sands

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Summer has arrived... A bit bloody...

Summer has arrived... A bit bloody late...

Drinking a guinness at the bree...

Drinking a guinness at the bree louise pub yesterday. Waiting for my late train to arrive.

On my way to clapham junction,...

On my way to clapham junction, taking an odd route back... This train speeds by as I take a picture of the view.

The millenium footbridge

The millenium footbridge, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Shit, i hate london.

Shit, i hate london., originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Waiting for the london train, hot...

Waiting for the london train, hot sun, cold concrete

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

At the foot of the old man

At the foot of the old man, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

A fine walk yesterday up the old man. Well, not *all* the way up... ;)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Breakfast time

Breakfast time, originally uploaded by Happyralph.

Waffles today...


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

New table

An ikea special!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Iron man

Your results:
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Iron Man
Green Lantern
The Flash
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Inventor. Businessman. Genius.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Pre-Party at Easter

And just before we left for the party:

Easter Bling

This is for a party we went to at Easter - the Golden Bling Egg, that is.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Seed tray view

I have now removed all the sprouted seedlings and moved them to a sunny windowsill. The still dormant or very young have been left in the propagator.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Black Country Rock

I was just listening to this track by David Bowie, and I just love the verse at about 2 mins 30 secs in so much that I felt compelled to blog it and encourage you to go and listen to it right now. The odd voice trick is what I like. Great... the 'ahh' is just great.
Some say the view is crazy
But you may adopt another point of view
So if it's much too hazy
You can leave my friend and me with fond adieu

Friday, February 09, 2007

HP Officejet 6310 - Error

Damn my IT luck.

Whatever I buy, it doesn't work, or has a fault that involves me carrying it back to the bloody shop. Only this time, it was the last one, so I got my money back.

Mind you, the people at PC World didn't believe me.

'Doesn't work eh?' The PC World man raises his eyebrows. 'Ere, Dan, check and see if this works...' He smiles at me, as if to say, ha! You didn't expect that, now we'll catch you out!

But of course, it doesn't work. The lights flash and it does nothing else.

They are reluctant to hand over my money and keep on asking if I want another one.

'Yes,' I reply, in a tired way, 'but you don't have any more do you?'

Eventually they return my cash, but it took 30 or more minutes.

The previous night I wasted 2 hours of my life (I want them back, HP) with an on-line technical support person, preumably in India. It's a kind of MSN type thing, like, LOL it's fubar man.

Here's a record of my 'conversation'. Be aware, this is the future...

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Scary, when the paper is so expensive, but it went better than expected...