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Thursday, November 04, 2004
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol. I pleaded guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license suspended for 30 days. My Texas driving record has been "lost" and is not available.
I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL. I refused to take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use.
By joining the Texas Air National Guard, I was able to avoid combat duty in Vietnam.
I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. I was a cheerleader.
PAST WORK EXPERIENCE:
I ran for U.S. Congress and lost.
I began my career in the oil business in Midland, Texas in 1975.
I bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas.
The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.
I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using taxpayer money.
With the help of my father and our friends in the oil industry (including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of Texas.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS:
I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making Texas the most polluted state in the Union. During my tenure, Houston replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden city in America.
I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions in borrowed money.
I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American history.
With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida, and my father's appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President after losing by over 500,000 votes.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT:
I am the first President in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.
I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of *over one billion dollars per week*.
I spent the U.S. surplus and effectively bankrupted the U.S.
I shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in U.S.
I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.
I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
I set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the U.S. stock market.
In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their jobs and that trend continues every month.
I'm proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history. My "poorest millionaire,"
Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her.
I set the record for most campaign fundraising trips by a U.S.
I am the all-time U.S. and world record-holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations.
One of my best friends, Kenneth Lay, presided over the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud in U.S. History, Enron.
My political party used Enron private jets and corporate attorneys to assure my success with the U.S. Supreme Court during my election decision.
I have protected my friends at Enron and Halliburton against investigation or prosecution. More time and money was spent investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair than has been spent investigating one of the biggest corporate rip-offs in history.
I presided over the biggest energy crisis in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed.
I presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history.
I changed the U.S. policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
I appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any President in U.S. history.
I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States government.
I've broken more international treaties than any President in U.S. history.
I am the first President in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the Human Rights Commission.
I withdrew the U.S. from the World Court of Law.
I refused to allow inspector's access to U.S. "prisoners of war"
detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.
I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 U.S. election).
I set the record for fewest numbers of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.
I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one-year period. After taking off the entire month of August, I presided over the worst security failure in U.S. history.
I garnered the most sympathy for the U.S. after the World Trade Center attacks and less than a year later made the U.S. the most hated country in the world, the largest failure of diplomacy in world history.
I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record for protests against any person in the history of mankind.
I am the first President in U.S. history to order an unprovoked, preemptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I did so against the will of the United Nations, the majority of U.S. citizens, and the world community.
I have cut health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families -- in wartime.
In my State of the Union Address, I lied about our reasons for attacking Iraq and then blamed the lies on our British friends.
I am the first President in history to have a majority of Europeans
(71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.
I am supporting development of a nuclear "Tactical Bunker Buster," a WMD.
I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.
During the Iraq War and Occupation thousands of American troops were injured and killed. I did not have the time to attend any of the funerals for our fallen soldiers but I did have the time to attend more than 43 fundraising events of the Republican party.
RECORDS AND REFERENCES:
All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my father's library, sealed and unavailable for public view.
All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice-President, attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 11:38
Monday, November 01, 2004
Just saw a programme on TV that opened my eyes
It was called "The Pornographer V's The President" and is about a porn king (albeit a low budget one) who is about to be dragged through the court for making some (very) hard-core porn movies. He and his wife both face a total of 50 years in jail (each)if convicted. The program focused on the Christian movement in the USA and how they were becoming one of the biggest political forces in the country. To anyone who has taken any interest in American history, they will know this goes against the constitution where the 6th article was designed to strictly prevent this. Also about how the Bush campaign is using Church groups as base stations for campaign drives and rallies etc... which is actually illegal in America (but that doesn't seem to concern the bush team). Even though the title of the program says President, it is actually the Christian Fundamentalist right's campaign to clean up the USA to a standard they see fit, and how they are not that far from getting what they want.
What was more scary (and I don't know why as I'm not American), was the fact that the attorney general is a devout Christian and is leading a personal campaign based on his beliefs. He has openly stated that he is being hindered by the law. Also, the supreme court judges hold their places until death or retirement. A few are due to retire within the next 4 years and there is a good chance that if elected, Bush will load the bench with far right Christians. That will basically give the Christian groups free will to impose their beliefs into law (and it was hinted they would do just that).
Now I don't mean to offend any Christians here, but one person speaking made a very good point that these people will not be swayed from their quest to enter their beliefs into law as they are written in the Bible and that is that. Their mindset is basically "it is against the law to do so, but the Bible is right so it is all ok in the end". Where does that leave everyone else who is not Christian? What about the Muslims, the Jews, the Hindus, the atheists, even that wired one where they worship aliens as the creators of life on Earth (and insert any other belief here)? They are forced to live their life to a belief system they don't believe in. "Oh, well they will be exempt from certain laws" someone might say. Well, how would one tell one from the other? Make them wear identifying marks? A shiver from history should creep up your spine there. I'm not saying nazi, but what is stated above is definitely class separation based on religious beliefs. I don't know how true it is but one person claimed one of the biggest Christian political groups in the US didn't disagree with the way the Taliban ruled in Afghanistan. They just thought they ruled to the wrong religion.
This is not a Christian bashing post (I used to attend a happy clappy Church and wave my hands with the best of them), but there is a fine line that the movement in America seems to be stepping over and they have clear plans to head on into the distance. Law is law, no matter how much you don't like it. law is there to hold society together. Even with law in place, if it is so greatly tipped to the favour of a class then you are living in a dictatorship, no matter how many elections are held. As stated above the 6th article of the US constitution was written to specifically deny political power to any religious group, yet that seems to be what is happening.
I'll stop there as I've gone on a bit. I'm not actually sure what my point is apart form "watch out Americans" (the majority of whom are not Church going far right Christian fundamentalist's).
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 23:16
Watched a news article yesterday about how people in Florida are starting to worry that with their new electronic voting system there is no way to do a re-count.
They can do a query to get a number from the database but there is nothing to look at that will tell a person a voter's intention as to whom they voted for.
It is obvious to me as someone who knows about software, but it seems a lot of Americans are shocked by this. If the system for some reason started logging every fifth vote for Kerry as Bush, unless after pressing a button for Kerry the system put a message on the screen saying "Thank you for voting Bush", there would be no way of knowing.
Another note from the news report was that whoever oversees the US election has trebled the number of personnel it has watching for irregularities. There was also a person from the Bush campaign moaning about how "anti-Bush" the UK was. Aw, bless him. Poor chap.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 13:18
Friday, October 29, 2004
This is a repeat of what is on Iain's blog (click here for what I'm talking about). It seems a little shocking, but when you think about it a second time you think "Yeah, big brother is watching you".
I don't live in the USA but I have no doubt that saying certain things on my blog could get me turned away at passport control next time I take a holiday in the States. That is if I ever get the chance to do so again :(
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 14:25
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
This story made me feel (for a second) that the law is actually on the side of law abiding Joe Public.
I suggest it be written into legislation that if you catch a burglar in your home you should be allowed to kneecap him/her with a pellet gun.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 13:46
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
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Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 11:26
Monday, October 18, 2004
Well if finally hit on page 37: Writers cramp. Hmmph!
Not sure if it is the fact that I've written nothing for the past five days and I need to get back into it, or I've just found a point in my story that I'm having trouble putting into words.
Anyway, let's hope it goes away tomorrow.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 13:44
Sunday, October 17, 2004
A good five days must have passed since I've penned a single word for 3500 Miles from New York (my current screenplay). I have about thirty hand written pages to type up, but home life never seems to allow me the time. Also at work my current project is going live so I've even found it impossible to write by hand in my lunch hour.
Things should slow down at work next week so I should be able to continue on with pen and paper, but as for typing it up I feel I'll have a complete hand written screenplay before I get time to type another character. Then again I've just typed a load of them in this post, so I must have some time, but hey... :)
Can't say I should feel sorry for myself though. My friend Iain (aka Mosh) has open uni deadlines coming up with no time to work. I should quit moaning, as at the end of the day I am working to my own deadline, not one that I have to meet to get a qualification.
Let's all send a bunch of positive waves Iain's way. All the best dude!
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 17:35
Weekend is over. Not sure anyone will understand be being thankful for the thought of returning to work the next day, but after this weekend I'm shattered.
Anna-Louise (my little daughter) has just turned 2 years old, so on Saturday most of my family turned up out of the blue (not bashing that guys, it was a nice surprise), so we had a house full. Anna-Louise had a great time opening gifts, however today Lydia's family and some friends turned up (again not bashing it), and it all happened again, this time with party food. All that along with the fact that I've been unable to sleep for the past two nights has wiped me out. I'm looking forward to what in comparison seems a nice relaxing day at work :)
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 17:27
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
I was a bit pushed for time so I only browsed around on my new Clerks DVD.
I came across a 'Lost scene', that was too expensive to shoot when the movie was made. So now that view askew has bags of money (I assume), they got the actors back in and they did voice overs for an animated version.
Funny as hell. I was laughing my head off watching it on my laptop whilst Lydia was watching TV. I think she thought I was going doo-lally.
Loads of extras on there and from what I've seen if you like the movie then this is a must have.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 13:30
Monday, October 11, 2004
Ordered the Clerks X dvd from cd-wow last thursday evening. £17.99 with free postage, which isn't bad at all for that dvd. It said it would take 5 - 7 business days to reach me so I was expecting it around Friday at the earliest. However this morning it landed on my desk, air mail from Hong Kong.
With free postage I call that good service.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 13:23
Saturday, October 09, 2004
Lydia came home late last night.
While I was visiting a group of 4 very senior looking doctors came in and had a brain storming session about her.
They came up with a CT scan to find out if there was a clot on her lung. They did it and there wasn't, so they let her go home. I'm happy she is going to be all right, but I still am a little worried about her.
Basically they have proved it isn't a clot on her lungs that is causing her to be constantly out of breath, so now they don't care why. How does the saying go? Ours is not to reason why,..........
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 09:20
Friday, October 08, 2004
I now have a very miserable wife and I don't blame her.
She has been told she has to stay in hospital until at least Tuesday. One good point is that they have moved her to a private room with a TV and video, so at least she won't be as board.
The ward she was on was awful. Imagine a film that depicted a nightingale ward full of mental patients in the 1920's and that is what she was on. If was full of old people who couldn't walk trying to break their neck's by getting out of bed and trying to walk away, or people constantly for help. The latter didn't get much help because the 3 nurses who were on duty were too busy sprinting up and down the ward trying to stop the latter from killing themselves.
The thing that is pissing me off is that they suspect she has a blood clot on her lungs which is something that could kill her. They have told her that she needs a test but they only run these tests on Tuesdays and Thursdays and that she has to stay until they can test her. If they suspect she has something that could kill her you would think they would run the test now and not wait.
I guess all of this is typical of our under funded crap NHS. I don't blame the staff as they are doing the best they can, usually with somewhere around 50 to 75% of the staff they need to do the job (I know this because Lydia is a nurse herself).
Perhaps Mr Blair should have more money into the NHS instead of helping that Bush fella blow up Iraq looking for chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons that didn't exist.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 14:01
Now I have the momentum that may see this attempt at writing turn into a complete script, I have become a little puzzled about what to do next.
I take it for granted that may rewrites may happen, and I don't mind spending some money on coverage. I will probably put it in a drawer while I write one or two more scripts and after that see what I think of it. Whatever happens, if the finished product seems promising, what I don't want to happen is for it to gather dust on a shelf.
To get my script out there to those that matter, perhaps I need an agent, but to get an agent I need to sell something. See the problem?
Perhaps my way in to the business is through competitions?
Perhaps I should wait until I actually finish the thing :)
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 10:18
At the moment I'm watching any news to do with interest rates and the housing market with interest as I wouldn't mind moving at the moment.
The problem is that every time I see an article on the subject, it seems that it only includes data South of Watford.
So really the headline: House Prices in England Fall means a whole lot of nothing up here in the northern parts of the country where the total opposite could have happened. If we are not in England, and not in Scotland, where are we?
Perhaps the Yorkshire indepandance party won their struggle and I didn't even realise.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 09:51
For those who know me, Lydia (my wife), isn't well in hospital at the moment. She is having trouble with her breathing.
If you are interested she is on ward 1 at BRI.
With a bit of luck they will find out what is wrong today and then we may know when she cancome home.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 07:31
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
I have to say that I am keeping the momentum going with my current script, which is the total opposite to any attempt I have made before. It has nothing to do with the story (well, apart from one), but has more to do with the fact that I can't get any free time to write at home with my little daughter tugging at my arm.
Before I'd always write at my computer. I'd perhaps scribble somenotes down on paper, but that was about it. This time I've taken to spending each lunch time in my car writing away into a note book. I'm still having trouble typing my work up (the number of written A4 pages in my notebook has risen to about 25, however the file size of the script on my computer hasn't changed for about a week).
I guess when I've finished the script in my notebook, I'll take my laptop into work and type away over lunch breaks.
At least I'm writing.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 20:00
Monday, October 04, 2004
Saturday, October 02, 2004
I've been thinking about this film for a while. I rented it on a whim the other week not really knowing what it was about. I had heard it was a comedy, but that was it, so I expected something like an Adam Sandler film (I guess).
Not getting what I expected, the film started low in my opinion, probably because I was a bit miffed that I didn't get the Adam Sandler type film (hey, we all have our tastes).
With it's slow pace I was about to give up on it and contemplated switching off. Then it occured to me that I should forget it was not what I expected and give it a chance.
What emerged was a film so fantastic that I almost missed why. It tells a simple story simply. There is no high concept hollywood here, no plot twists within plot twists. No gunfights or car chases, just a very simple story. Much of the time the story is told with the camera as there often isn't much dialogue, which leads me to the question:
Was it well written or well made?
I guess I should hunt down the script and give it a read.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 21:09
As well as this blog keeping me from writing my screenplay, I have also found the beginnings of a web site I intended to host this blog on when I first came up with the idea. I haven't touched it for ages, but I've decided to bring it back to life.
With a bit of luck it will be up and running in a week or so ("Ha! He's said that sort of thing before" I hear you say).
Well, time to dig out those HTML books.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 20:58
Thursday, September 30, 2004
I’ve just had the most profound screenwriting moment. I was sitting in my car penning away on 3500 Miles from New York, with a CD on in the car stereo. Then the last pages of the screenplay came to me. I’ve always known how it will end but like a punch in the face I knew exactly what to write. I’m only about 20 to 25 pages in but I had to jump to the end and write that then and there.
As I started to write a song came on the CD that went perfectly with what I was writing. I closed my eyes, listened to the song, and imagined a montage of scenes. It brought a tear to my eye! And I can’t ever remember crying at a film.
I know that if my screenplay ever gets picked up, I’ll probably never have any input like what music to use but, my God, it’s an emotional last few scenes and that music was the perfect icing on the cake.
Oh well, now I know if I ever get the chance, I’ll have to make this thing myself. I think I may have just gotten too attached to what the finished product may look like, but every screenwriter must fall into that trap.
I just hope I can keep the rest of the screenplay as good as the ending.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 13:26
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
As a newbie to screenwriting with no complete screenplays under my belt, I realise it is advantageous to produce a low budget screenplay. This is for two reasons:
(a) I don’t have the ear and personal phone number of all the people who matter in Hollywood (or anywhere else in the world for that matter), so if I keep the required budget as low as possible I don’t shoot myself in the foot by making my screenplay unattractive to low budget companies.
(b) Hey I might come into a little money and go to film school. If I am going to make the thing myself I don’t want to break the bank. The lower the budget, the better.
To me, making my screenplay low budget means producing a screenplay that won’t need big expensive sets, guns and explosions, or fancy CGI (although that can be done on the cheap).
What I have come up with that will hopefully turn out to be low budget is 3500 Miles from New York. What I’ve gone for is a screenplay that moves along the story with people talking rather fancy effects. This presents me with the ultimate newbie challenge: I have to be able to write good dialogue as I won’t be moving the story along with car chases and gunfights.
I have about 15 to 20 pages so far (once my handwritten pages are typed up), and the hardest part has been in a few key scenes with some lengthy dialogue. The challenge there being keeping the dialogue relevant to the story, rather than dialogue for the sake of dialogue. I think I have pulled it off but that is always for someone else to judge.
Anyway that is long enough for one post. When I’m happy with the start of 3500 Miles, I will post it somewhere for comment.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 16:24
I've been a lurking around various screenwriting communities on the web on and off for years now and one thing is quite clear: The chances of anything I write actually making it to the big screen are infinitely small. So why bother I hear you ask?
One reason is because I have a story to tell. I enjoy seeing a well written film at the cinema and if I can match that, even for my own satisfaction, then I will be happy.
However main reason is what I call the "what if?" factor that has been running around in the back of my head bugging the hell out of me. What if I turn out to be good at this writing lark? What if I do hit it lucky?
I would love to do this for a living, and perhaps that would open up the chance to actually make films myself (another aspect of film I would love to do).
So that is what has built up some momentum with my current writing attempt. I like my job, but I don't really want to do it until I retire.
In short, keep you fingers crossed for me, but if nothing comes from my writing, at least I can say I gave it more than just a half hearted shot.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 08:30
One thing I have found when I attempt to write my screenplays, is that getting time to do so does not come easy. I don't seem to be able to do it in a little 20 minute slot every night. Work and my little daughter don't help either. She won't want anything to do with me, but as soon as I sit down at my computer, she is bugging me to see what I am doing.
However it seems I may have cracked it. Every lunch time when at work I now go and sit in my car with a pen and pad of paper. I eat lunch and write. So far I've managed to get at least three or four pages written each time which is good. Finding time to type them up is another matter (I think I'm about two days behind at the moment), but at least the pages are written.
So far so good :)
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 08:17
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Can I relax yet? Who knows, but what I do know is the project I am working on at work only has two outstanding show stoppers and both fixes are away with the testers. Which means I'm scratching my head for something to do at the moment. For the first time in about three months I'm going to have to go in search of something to do instead of it piling up on my desk.
Then again I should not get too excited. There are people out there that would suggest posting this is tempting fate.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 14:24
Monday, September 27, 2004
Everything I have seen on the subject of screenwriting has told me to get everything out there (characters, genre, first major plot point) in the first ten pages, or the reader will put it in the bin.
Two of my screenplays have hit that mark or beyond:
3500 Miles from New York
Deep Thoughts is about twenty pages in but has become a little week if I do say so myself, so I've put that down and started on 3500 Miles from New York. That is the screenplay that has been buzzing around my head for longest and it is looking promising.
Anyway, when I am happy with the first ten of 3500 Miles I'll post them somewhere for comment.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 21:47
Watched Chasing Amy yesterday. It's a film written and directed by Kevin Smith and I highly recommend it to everyone (if they are over 18 of course). Full of dick and fart jokes and a lot of four letter words. If I'm in the right frame of mind I find that sort of stuff funny. Even if you hate that sort of thing, if you put up with it you will notice some brilliant writing going on there.
I've seen it loads of times before but this was the first time since I started writing my own screenplays. Since starting to write I have come to appreciate good screenwriting more, and I've also learnt to spot and hate the bad screenwriting (see the third instalment of the Matrix as a fine example of that).
Other stuff by Kevin Smith (in order of release):
- Clerks. Great film.
- Mallrats. Least favorite of his films.
- Chasing Amy. Fantastic.
- Dogma. Loved it.
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Funny as hell if you get the in jokes.
- Jersey Girl. A bit of a break from the norm for Kevin Smith.
If you are Catholic and feel like bashing me for liking Dogma, I will quote Kevin Smith himself "Lighten up! It's a film with a rubber poop monster in it"
I haven't seem Jersey Girl yet but I've got it coming next from
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 20:33
I must say that the taxi driver I saw this morning must be a top candidate for this award.
Now if you are a reading this and are both a taxi driver and also a perfect driver then I apologise for enforcing a sterotype, but you have to admit you a a minority among the species.
Anyway, when I set off to work this morning it was still too dark to drive without lights, and approaching me I saw a taxi with lights turned off. Being the good person I am, I dipped my lights a few times to remind him or her that they should have their's on. Who knows, some innocent granny out walking her little terrier might not see the car and get knocked over. Well as the taxi drove past me I realised that I need not have bothered. There was no way the taxi driver would have seen what I was doing as he was reading a newspaper, giving the road only the occasional glance!
That must take the piss. I just hope he drives into a tree and kills himself before he kills someone else. With a bit of luck he won't have any children and his line will have been wiped from the gene pool!
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 19:22
Monday, May 17, 2004
In the spirit of keeping this thing ticking over until I launch the full website for real:
I've had one of the best weekends in a long time. I sat in the sunshine on my decking and did a whole lot of nothing. Well I cut the grass and went to the supermarket, but that was it.
On the down side it made me see that I really need to finish off the decking, and rip the garden out and re-do it ;(
Oh well :) 3 weeks to go until my holiday. The down side of that is that I'm getting those "I wish I was on holiday now" blues and I'm fighting very hard to keep motivated at work. If you loose motivation here a 7 hour stint in the office seems to stretch to about 24. I'd be tempted tap into Iain's "things to do in the office when you are board" list, but within a 8 meter radius of my desk sits the my team leader and the IT director :) or should that be a ;(
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 08:41
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Well this Sunday we (my wife and I) couldn't think of anything to do and were being driven crazy by out 18 month old little angel (ahem), no really she's a darling :)
Eventually we went to kill time by looking at new cars with no intentions of buying. Well, now I want a new car. I know they are a bit of a bus but we looked at a Renault Espace and it had more buttons to press than my computer, even little buttons and readouts for the rear seats. One problem: I don't have £28,750 :(
Oh well, perhaps next time we'll just play cards.
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 20:54
Sunday, May 09, 2004
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
My first post (from work so it had better be short). Just a test really. Hope anyone who reads this keeps checking in. The more visitors and comments I get the more I will feel encouraged to keep this up to date.
WARNING - I can't spell for toffee (spell checkers rule) so don't complain. If you can correct the spelling you must have understood what I was saying so what does it matter :)
Posted by Chris Parr (ukscriptwriter) at 13:25