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11 August 2007 @ 08:40 pm
Guys, when are we going to Brighton???

I really wannna!!! And I promise to be on my best behaviour. :D
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31 July 2007 @ 02:29 pm

This is stupidly cute. Go look :D
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24 July 2007 @ 02:11 pm
I have e-mailed you all about amounts owed for bills as I took the sheet back with me, and me and Matt have recieved the electric/gas bills and one of the water bills.

Please check your mail and let me know how you want to get money to each other.
11 July 2007 @ 11:44 pm

Tue Jul 10, 5:59 PM ET

BEND, Ore. - Last weekend, Kent Couch settled down in his lawn chair with some snacks — and a parachute. Attached to his lawn chair were 105 large helium balloons. Destination: Idaho.

With instruments to measure his altitude and speed, a global positioning system device in his pocket, and about four plastic bags holding five gallons of water each to act as ballast — he could turn a spigot, release water and rise — Couch headed into the Oregon sky.

Nearly nine hours later, the 47-year-old gas station owner came back to earth in a farmer's field near Union, short of Idaho but about 193 miles from home.

"When you're a little kid and you're holding a helium balloon, it has to cross your mind," Couch told the Bend Bulletin.

"When you're laying in the grass on a summer day, and you see the clouds, you wish you could jump on them," he said. "This is as close as you can come to jumping on them. It's just like that."

Couch is the latest American to emulate Larry Walters — who in 1982 rose three miles above Los Angeles in a lawn chair lifted by balloons. Walters had surprised an airline pilot, who radioed the control tower that he had just passed a guy in a lawn chair. Walters paid a $1,500 penalty for violating air traffic rules.

It was Couch's second flight.

In September, he got off the ground for six hours. Like Walters, he used a BB gun to pop the balloons, but he went into a rapid descent and eventually parachuted to safety.

This time, he was better prepared. The balloons had a new configuration, so it was easier to reach up and release a bit of helium instead of simply cutting off a balloon.

He took off at 6:06 a.m. Saturday after kissing his wife, Susan, goodbye and petting his Chihuahua, Isabella. As he made about 25 miles an hour, a three-car caravan filled with friends, family and the dog followed him from below.

Couch said he could hear cattle and children, and he said he even passed through clouds.

"It was beautiful — beautiful," he told KTVZ-TV. He described the flight as mostly peaceful and serene, with occasional turbulence, like a hot-air balloon ride sitting down.

Couch decided to stop when he was down to a gallon of water and just eight pounds of ballast. Concerned about the rugged terrain outside La Grande, including Hells Canyon, he decided it was time to land.

He popped enough balloons to set the craft down, although he suffered rope burns. But after he jumped out, the wind grabbed his chair, with his video recorder, and the remaining balloons and swept them away. He's hoping to get them back some day.

Brandon Wilcox, owner of Professional Air, which charters and maintains planes at the Bend airport, on Thursday confirmed Couch's flight. Wilcox said he flew a plane nearby while Couch traveled, and a passenger videotaped the flying lawn chair.

Whether Couch will take a third trip is up to his wife, and Susan Couch said she's thinking about saying no. But she said she was willing to go along with last weekend's trip.

"I know he'd be thinking about it more and more, it would always be on his mind," she said. "This way, at least he's fulfilled his dream."
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05 July 2007 @ 09:41 pm
Press Assoc. - Wednesday, July 4 07:03 am

Swiss police stumbled across a cannabis farm while hunting for a deer that had been acting strangely. Locals in Trient had reported a deer that had been attacking hikers, wandering into shops and even sleeping on the roads. When rangers set off in search of the deer, they found the cause of the deer's strange behaviour and two men harvesting their crop were arrested.

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20 June 2007 @ 11:47 am
Just incase any of us need to know this for any reason (will probably only be me they contact, but if it's here I know where to find it)

Our BT account number was = ND56222230

Ref number for account closure = NDF254ND

Might be adding more numbers later...
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31 May 2007 @ 10:48 pm
From http://uk.news.yahoo.com/register/20070530/ttc-man-barely-survives-hamster-attack-d1d76f9.html

By Lester Haines The Register - Technology News - Wednesday, May 30 05:30 pm

A Worcestershire man may well have saved his own life after suffering a "severe allergic reaction" to a hamster bite - by self-administering anti-allergy drugs before paramedics arrived.

The unnamed 50-year-old was "trying to retrieve his pet from under the floorboards of his home near Evesham" after his daughter accidentally let the beast escape its cage on Monday night, the BBC reports. The little blighter duly bit him, and by the time medics reached the scene the man was suffering "severe breathing difficulties and was in a semi-conscious state".

The crew quickly administered more drugs and whisked the patient to Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

An ambulance service spokesman warned: "If you have been identified as someone who can have severe reactions it is vital that you and your family know what to do. The man's actions in administering drugs to himself may well have played an important part in his recovery."

The victim in this case really did have a narrow escape. Back in 2004, a Japanese man died "after a bite from his pet hamster caused anaphylactic shock". An autopsy later showed he'd succumbed to an acute reaction to protein contained in the animal's saliva
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16 May 2007 @ 08:01 pm
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11 March 2007 @ 06:34 pm
There is chocolate cake in the kitchen. It's probably not a good idea for me to eat it all myself so you guys should help yourself to it. :)
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12 January 2007 @ 01:33 pm
Happy Birthday Jen-Jen :-)

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