Guilty Pleasures: Blog Tagging

The lovely Mr Shev has again tagged me in a blog challenge. He desires to know of my ‘Guilty Pleasures’ and I promised him I would furnish him with tales of such. It’s been a while since he asked me, but I’m determined not to let him down, like a hired bouncy castle that no one played on.

Read his excellent blog here

Firstly, if you believe everything you read in FHM and Nuts,you’d think that all women’s guilty pleasures involved hanging around in your underwear putting rollers in your mate’s hair who has come around for a sleep over and is also in a similar state of disrobement.

Fortunately for you, the world, and FHM readers, this is not a guilty pleasure of mine. No. I’m going to spare the world the mental image of that burnt on your throbbing cerebral cortex and give you one much less harrowing.

My guilty pleasures mostly involves shit telly

1. Coach Trip
2. The Biggest Loser
3. Come Dine With Me
4. The Hotel Inspector
5. Britain’s/Australia’s/America’s/Wigan’s Next Top Model
6. Anything involving make overs (Gok Wan, Trinny and Susannah, Ten Years Younger pre Myleene Klass).

All of these I LOVE to watch. My other half just can’t understand why I do this

“You’re an intelligent lass, I can’t believe you enjoy this shit”

Oh, but Cowwie, I do. I love no-thinking TV. I HATE watching anything to do with work as it feels like I’m still in work. My mum, in a misguided attempt to inform me, will ring me up “Sheds (as obviously that’s my real name), there’s a programme on kids with Woolly Brain Syndrome  on channel four at 9pm”.

Right, then at exactly that time I will be switching over to watch “I used to look like a battered old hag but now I’m quite tasty” on itv2. Or CSI. There’s always a CSI on.

Which brings me onto my next Guilty Pleasure. CSI Miami.

Why, these shades are just so…(stands side on)heavy

Oh it’s just ridiculous isn’t it? Horatio taking his glasses on and off like some kind of ginger automaton programmed to save kids and stand sideways. Alex the coroner with her saccharine sweet tears and “Poor baby. Looks like Heaven couldn’t wait for you, angel” lines that make me shout at the telly. Cally Du Cane and her tight tops and ridiculously long hair to be left down in a scientific environment where it’ll just contaminate all of the evidence and crime scenes. I hate it but I love it.

I’m so guilty.

The return of Walter Dorman!

You may remember a little while back, of my exciting financial developments with the humbly titled “little” Walter Dorman.

And it’s been a fair old while since I’ve heard from the most unfortunate man in ‘Diamond Rich Sierra Leone’, but hurrah! He’s written back to me, and here’s what the fucker said!

  • Please accept this little compensation from Master Walter Dorman.‏

  • Hello my good friend,
    how are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this mail meets you in a perfect condition. If you can remember me, I am Master Walter Dorman the little boy of 21years that seek for your hand in assisting me to transfer a huge amount into your account that is worth 6, 200.000.00USD, (six million and two hundred thousand us dollars) that belongs to my late parent, which i am the beneficiary of this fund. 

    I am using this opportunity to inform you that the transaction has been concluded with another person who financed it to a logical conclusion. As you now know that i have travelled with the new partner that assisted me, he came down to my country and finalizes the transaction and i had to move with him to his country.

    I left an order with the bank’s Attorney after the transfer of the fund to the new person who financed this transaction to the full that he should make sure that he compensate you with the sum of $600,000.00us dollars, (six hundred thousand us dollars) thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of this fund into your account due to one reason or the other. But I want to inform you that we have successfully transferred the fund out of my bank to my new partner’s account in Paraguay that was capable of assisting me in this great venture.

    Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trust worthiness which you showed during the course of the transaction I want to compensate you and also show my gratitude to you with the sum of $600,000.00. I have left an international certified bank cheque draft for you worth the sum of  $600,000.00 cashable anywhere in the world.

    Presently I am not in Burkina Faso but I have given an instruction to the bank attorney who is presently in Burkina Faso to hand over the certified draft cheque to you immediately you contact him.

    My dear friend I will like you to contact the bank attorney Barr John Buki for the collection of this international certified bank cheque draft I have authorized to release the international certified bank cheque draft to you as soon as you contact him regarding this issue.
    At the moment, I’m very busy here in Paraguay with my new partner who financed the transfer to the end, because of the projects which i had in my mind and to utilize the fund and go back to school and open a good company and still help the charity with the fund including who ever that assisted and now I am on the process in Paraguay. Please I will like you to accept this draft cheque with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart. Also comply with the bank attorney Barr John Buki, so that he will send the international certified bank cheque draft to you without any delay.
    CONTACT:Barr John Buki.

    PHONE NUMBER—-00226-76 64 23 06.

    Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone and address where you want him to send the international certified bank cheque draft to you.
    Note: that for now I will not be online until further notice because of the project at hand, so I wish you good luck as you collect your draft cheque from the bank attorney.
    Yours son, brother,

    Master Walter Dorman

My reply to follow soon!

2010 in review: courtesy of WordPress.

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 53 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 226 posts. There were 28 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 4th with 55 views. The most popular post that day was Happy Birthday Angel?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and WordPress Dashboard.

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Attractions in 2010

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