A random discussion I’m sure you’ll agree, but yesterday I saw that the Rotherham branch of CeX had a Samsung Watch in stock.

I’ve had a Huawei Watch 2 for a few months now I’d been little dissatisfied. I bought that from the Barnsley branch of CeX and it was not in great condition when I bought it, but the biggest problem was the Android Wear platform.

Whilst I love Android, I think Google have really not put much effort into Android Wear. It’s laggy and very half baked. The Watch 2 really demonstrated this to me – I sometimes spent a few seconds looking at a black screen whilst an app loaded, often wondering if the screen had actually turned off and I needed to press one of the buttons again.

I missed the rotating bezel of my Galaxy Gear S2 – indeed I still often chose the S2 over the Watch 2 just because it felt more developed and professional.
I decided to take the plunge therefore, gathered together a few bits and pieces and headed down there with the goal of coming away with the Galaxy Watch.

After finding my stuff on their system and giving me what I considered to be a decent price I decided to go for it. It would cost me just over £20 for the upgrade – and yes I know I paid £279 for the watch, which is the retail price, but it is actually new. It still had the plastic protection all over the sides and front! I can only presume someone had got the free one with the phone deal earlier this year and not wanted the watch.

The test time was 2 hours, so I went and did a few other bits before heading back and finalising the deal.

Last night was also the mince pies event. It happens every year at a friend’s house and has become the “it’s Christmas” starting gun for us these days.

Whilst I was out earlier I collected my PVC suit from work, as well as my sprout shirt – but then I chickened out at the last minute and just went with the sprout shirt.

It has to be said that’s a very tasteless shirt!
The event itself is quite a laid back affair, although we did Skype with people not in the country anymore (some in Spain, one in the USA).
As a final note – Budweiser Prohibition is actually really niceA random discussion I’m sure you’ll agree, but yesterday I saw that the Rotherham branch of CeX had a Samsung Watch in stock.
I’ve had a Huawei Watch 2 for a few months now I’d been little dissatisfied. I bought that from the Barnsley branch of CeX and it was not in great condition when I bought it, but the biggest problem was the Android Wear platform.

Whilst I love Android, I think Google have really not put much effort into Android Wear. It’s laggy and very half baked. The Watch 2 really demonstrated this to me – I sometimes spent a few seconds looking at a black screen whilst an app loaded, often wondering if the screen had actually turned off and I needed to press one of the buttons again.

I missed the rotating bezel of my Galaxy Gear S2 – indeed I still often chose the S2 over the Watch 2 just because it felt more developed and professional.
I decided to take the plunge therefore, gathered together a few bits and pieces and headed down there with the goal of coming away with the Galaxy Watch.

After finding my stuff on their system and giving me what I considered to be a decent price I decided to go for it. It would cost me just over £20 for the upgrade – and yes I know I paid £279 for the watch, which is the retail price, but it is actually new. It still had the plastic protection all over the sides and front! I can only presume someone had got the free one with the phone deal earlier this year and not wanted the watch.

The test time was 2 hours, so I went and did a few other bits before heading back and finalising the deal.

Last night was also the mince pies event. It happens every year at a friend’s house and has become the “it’s Christmas” starting gun for us these days.
Whilst I was out earlier I collected my PVC suit from work, as well as my sprout shirt – but then I chickened out at the last minute and just went with the sprout shirt.

It has to be said that’s a very tasteless shirt!
The event itself is quite a laid back affair, although we did Skype with people not in the country anymore (some in Spain, one in the USA).
As a final note – Budweiser Prohibition is actually really nice

An 80th Birthday

It might seem unusual to have a rock/pop band for an 80th Birthday, but the birthday boy has followed us for a number of years now so it seemed apt.

The hotel it was held at was a great place. Top end of Heckmondwike; a place called Healds Hall.

It was an early start as we had to be set up by 6. The load in was quite easy although I think the staff were very surprised when we kept loading more and more boxes into the place though.

Setup went well. It was the first full length gig for a while so we ran through a few of the songs we’d not played to just brush them up. Strangely, the last few gigs had all been around an hour performance time. We had to be silent at 6:45 as the special guest was arriving for a “meal in the restaurant” but he was then told the restaurant was very busy so they were in the back room…

Surprise!

The first set was a blue suit set. It felt a little tight on me and even though the scales show my weight hasn’t changed I need to keep an eye on that. It could be that my newest jeans all have stretch in them and I’m not used to a rigid waistband? After all the waistcoat and shirt felt fine.

In-between we had food. That, for me, wasn’t great. No detriment to the food, but as a vegetarian any mention of buffet or hot buffet fills me with dread. If it isn’t the mixed sandwiches cross contamination hell, or the “has it got meat in it” roulette with quiche, it’s the hot buffet “that’s your entire vegetarian choice” which contained aubergine. I don’t like aubergine.

The chips were nice though.

For the second set, after much threatening and teasing I wore the PVC suit. Dennis had been searching for one for himself and like many others who weren’t quick enough when I told them about it, he’d missed the boat. He then ribbed me about it onstage… Twat.

I combined with with the new shirt I got from River Island.

I looked good. Kinky good.

Sadly that’s where the good ends, as I’ll never wear that suit onstage with Face the Music again. 45 minutes in a plastic sauna suit under hot lights… Nope nope nope nope nope.

I suppose the one amusing thing was the stereotyping thing… Apparently shiny suits like that are usually worn by gay men.

Yeah whatever…

I’ve got thick skin. I don’t actually give a toss.

So, back to normality for a few weeks. And next time it’ll be back to normal jeans for the second set.

So Tumblr is cleaning up it’s act.

I’ve just had a message through that Tumblr is getting rid of all adult content at the end of December.

That’s 99% of it’s servers emptied then! I’ve never seen a bigger wank bank than Tumblr. It’s all porn!

I suspect they’re renaming it Tumblrweed.