Thursday, 30 October 2008

My Fave Star Trek Moments - No 5

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock

'Stealing the Enterprise'

I was too young to see this the first time around, but it's now one of my fave scenes!
Captain Kirk is always at his best when he's pissing someone off or going against orders, and in this scene, he's doing just that!
Desperate to save the life of his friend, Captain Kirk asks permission to take the Enterprise on a rescue mission. When the answer 'No' is given, he decides to take it anyway.

My fave line in this scene?

McCoy - 'Are you just gonna WALK through?!'
Kirk - 'Calm yourself Doctor'

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

My Fave Star Trek Moments - No. 6

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
'What you leave behind'

Deep Space Nine is probably one of my more favourite Star trek shows. The story, writing and acting was incredible. I think that's why I'm struggling finding my favourite clips from the show, 'cos it was always so consistently great!
After watching the show religiously for 7 years, this final episode flashback scene made me cry..LITERALLY! No other Star Trek show has said goodbye like this, but I think it's exactly the way it should have been done.

Not only do the flashback scenes make me realise how good DS9 was, it also brings back memories of myself when I was younger and watching these episodes for the first time. Add to that the wonderful tune of 'The way you look tonight' and I'm gone!

I'm already a big softie, so to pull my heart strings like this was just a crime.

Oh it's all too much....I need Kleenex......

Monday, 20 October 2008

My Fave Star Trek Moments - No 7

Star Trek 7: Generations

'All hands, brace for impact'

Those pesky Klingons are at it again. Following a battle in orbit of a planet, the Enterprise is left hurtling toward the planets surface with the crew stuck on board with no seat belts... I remember seeing this in the cinema when I was a kid. My heart was racing through the whole thing!
In the words of the pilot (Data).....'Ohhhhhh SHIT!'

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Something kinda ooooh!!

This was a request from Anthony.
I laughed all the way through it, but I'm quite happy with how it turned out actually. Makes a nice change to the usual load of old!

and here's the orginal version just incase you wanna see it .........

Hope ya like! xxx

Friday, 17 October 2008

My Fave Star Trek Moments - No. 8

'Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country'

The 6th and final installment of the original series movies.

This final scene was the last ever featuring all of the original crew.
The music, the script, the signatures.....PURE GENIUS...perfect send off, AND ALWAYS BRINGS A TEAR TO MY EYE!

"Second star to the right, and straight on till morning"........

My Fave Star Trek Moments - No. 9

Number 9 - 'Star Trek: Voyager'


Taken from the 100'th episode of 'Voyager', this clip shows the whole crew killed after a disastrous crash!

My Fave Star Trek Moments - No.10

First of all, I KNOW I'm a geek, but with the latest buzz about Star trek again, it's got me thinking of my fave moments from the various Star Trek episodes.
Here's my top ten countdown.

10. - 'Star Trek: Enterprise'

First Xindi attack on Earth

Thus begins a whole year of searching for the evil 'Xindi' species in the dangerous region of space known as the 'Expanse'.

After a shaky start which wasn't received well by viewers, 'Star trek: Enterprise' ended season 2 with a bang, making way for a season 3 full of action and drama with the crew of the Enterprise hell bent on revenge and racing against time to save earth from the myserious Xindi's biggest and final attack.

My boys.........

Sorry D, I know I've stole your line, but I too also have a set of my own!

My boys, 'The All-American Rejects' have a new album out in December, and this is their new single. It's my favourite song of theirs yet....they just get better and better! There's no video yet, but you can hear the song. I can't stop rockin' to it!! It's already securely on my ipod...with a play count of 70 odd! The lyrics are very fitting for me at the moment too (they must be psychic).

Also, some of you already know her, but my Mother has a new blog here, so please go visit her. ~The perils of patricia~

She'd really appreciate it....thanks guys.

I think it was Indigo's journal I was reading the other day. She pointed out that even though we've all been given the boot by trusty 'AOL', the spirit of it has very much followed on here at blogger, and I'm really happy about that.
We're a team!! *Raises glass*...CHEERS! xxxx

(This is a pic I took over a year ago, before the 6am start at Tescos. I was hanging out of the bathroom window 'cos the sun rise was beautiful!)

Thursday, 16 October 2008

A funny thing........

Hey readers, how's it goin'?

Today was the first day of 'college' for me. I'm taking a NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in youth work and community. I had to sit an English and math assessment, as that's an add on course which I chose. Apparently I have nothing to worry about, although I'm SURE my math results will be AWFUL!

For a while now, I've been questioning WHY I'm a youth worker. Maybe it's all the recent events with the stabbing and whatnot, but I began losing my drive for the job.

Anyways, today was no different. I sat in this room with three tutors and all the other youth workers who were taking the same course, but all the while I'm asking myself if being here is really worth it. It was interesting. I met some great people, so I'm glad I went.

I can't believe this next part. It's like some cheesy scene from a movie or something.

After the session ended, I walked through town to my bus stop. It was pretty quiet, but there was this really shifty lookin' guy at the bus stop too, and he kept staring at me like, every 20 seconds. His hood was up, he had a scarf round most his face. He looked like such a chav! I really felt creeped out, so I went and sat on the bench. Sure enough, he comes and sits next to me and asks me for the time. 'Ten to ten', I told him. He then asked if I'd got 30 pence for the bus to Pittsmore (which is an area that's not too far from the bus stop), so I gave him a pound instead. He seemed grateful, said thank you and went quiet, but he kept looking at me again!

I got this feeling that he wanted to talk, so I asked him 'So have you had a good night?'. He shook his head, looked down and said 'I've been a naughty guy tonight'. He went on to tell me that he was 17, no job and had been involved in some kind of drugs raid just minutes before. I knew straight away that 'youth worker Ste' was gonna get involved here, so in front of other people, I gave him the whole youth worker lecture and asked him about his life.

He said 'Grand theft auto, the computer game - that's my life, but in real life and that's what I'm used to'. He explained that he's involved in gang wars. 'You people don't see the wars that are going on around us'. Little does he know, but I do know about these 'Post code' (Zip code) wars.

I KNEW that there was a good kid in there somewhere, so I carried on chatting to him, trying to make him laugh. Sure enough, it worked!

His hood came down, the scarf came away from his face. The transformation was unbelievable! Such a good looking and SOCIABLE character. Turns out he's really into street art and writing. How could a kid like this be involved in drugs raids at 17 years old, especially being as bright as he is?! I told him about the work we do. We actually hire professional spray painters in to do street art projects with groups. Like some stores want their shutters spraying with a theme....we do work like this.
I also told him about all we can offer, and I tell ya, he totally lit up. I passed him my number, and although he has no phone, he's gonna borrow some one's and we'll arrange for him to come visit us at the centre.

Both our buses turned up simultaneously. He shook my hand and thanked me. Actually though, I should be thanking him, 'cos he seemed to be a big reminder of why I work with young people, right when I needed it the most, and so I told him so.

I soooooo hope he gets in touch with us, 'cos his life could easily go the wrong way, and I don't wanna be hearing about another stabbing or shooting again.

I just can't believe that I bumped into this young lad with the problems he had, and I managed to help him, or at least do my part to get him on the right track. What a sign....and not even a subtle one. It's right smack dab in my face!! WEIRD!!

First glimpse..........

After 2 years of waiting, I've finally seen official pics of the new Star Trek movie, to be released in 2009 (should've been this December, but they changed it to May '09, just to piss me off I think!).

Call me a geek, but I'm wetting my pants at these! Woo!!

Gotta wait till May 2009 now..grrrrrrrr!
How hot is the new Captain Kirk!??! lol!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Catch up...........

Hey bloggers!!

Ya know what, I'm actually liking this place. In my opinion, there seems a lot more to do than we could on aol journals. I LOVE that it auto saves drafts while you're typing. The times I'd sat on aol for hours typing something, just to have some thing go ape shit on me and delete my whole entry..grr! I'm sure we've all been there!

I'm kinda glad aol's had this nervous!
Anyways, just thought I'd write a little update on my life, which strangely enough, I never seem to do in a blog that's supposed to be about my life.

Well, I now realise that I'm 25. It really wasn't that big of a deal to me at first. 25 isn't old.....not to me anyways. It wasn't until a young guy said to me the other day............

'You look great for your age'.........Sorry but................WTF does that mean?!


I'm like 4 years older than this douche and he's already got me in the old biddies home!! I tells ya, I'm not a violent person, but I could easily have been at that!

On to other stuff, and I apologise but this is heavy.

I returned to work on Friday after a 2 week leave of absence. Dunno what happened but a LOT of stuff seemed to heap on top of me really quickly over the last few months that lead to me getting ill from being run down. I wouldn't say depressed but I was crying a lot It was very strange actually, 'cos I'd been keeping on top of things for the past year or so.

I guess it started with the break up of my relationship, which was my choice but still affected me harder than I thought. After all, 7 years is a long time.

Then this happened..........

This incident happened right here where I am. A house party got out of control and resulted in a teenager being beaten and stabbed to death, over something so meaningless as an X box game. This happened during our half term break, so none of us (Youth workers) knew which youths were involved with it, but we knew we'd know them because we work with every young person in the area. That wait was AWFUL!

As it turns out, I didn't personally know the youth that was murdered, and I'll admit to taking a tiny bit of comfort from that, but shockingly, I knew one of the youths that had killed him. I've worked very closely with him for a year now.

For some reason, when the other workers found out, they somehow concluded that the best course of action was to not inform me that this particular youth was involved and let me find out for myself from other young people in the youth club, which REALLY pissed me off.

In my opinion, I should've had some warning of what to expect. As youth workers, we should all have the same basic knowledge of events concerning youths in our club and the surrounding areas. Otherwise, how can we be there for them adequately and do our jobs?

Instead, I was left to find out while I was actually surrounded by the young people at work, who were all very upset, angry, confused and shocked. It was obvious that I was shocked as they spoke about it, and I feel that I let them down because I didn't have the info beforehand.

Does that make sense? I should've been able to offer them support when they clearly needed it, but my own feelings got in the way because it was such a shock. The young lad involved is someone who I've always got along with. He's asked me for advice on things countless times, and we used to just chat about relative issues. Out of everyone, he would've been the last person I'd suspect of murdering someone. He's now been sentenced to jail. WHAT AN IDIOT!!

What makes me more angry is, to stab someone, it happens in a flash. I'm not excusing it at all, but one moment of blind rage, and it's done. But to BEAT someone while they're already down with a knife wound - you have to think about that act. You KNOW what you're doing, yet you carry on. He was one of many that helped beat him and no matter how hard I try, I cannot figure out what the hell this 'Lovely young lad' was thinking!

One person is dead, yet many have thrown their lives away, all over a damn X box game!

I'm gonna stop there because I'll just be shoving opinions down people's throats, and I don't want to do that. It's just been nice to vent, even though I swore not to write about this in here. Mind you, everything is public now and I haven't mentioned names apart from Dale, which everyone knows anyways.

I just wanna offer my condolences to Dale Robertson and all those affected. Such a waste.God speed fella. xxx

Well, I hope you're all doin well. I'm gonna get to going round everyone's journals more regularly, so see ya soon.

Catch up again soon!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

How do you get that lonely?

Recorded this earlier today. Love the meaning behind the song so HAD to record it.

Hope ya like it.

Hope ya all ok

How do you get that lonely?

It was just another story printed on the second page
Underneath the Tiger's football score
It said he was only eighteen, a boy about my age
They found him face down on his bedroom floor

There'll be services on Friday at the Lawrence Funeral Home
Then out on Mooresville highway, they'll lay him 'neath a stone...

How do you get that lonely, how do you hurt that bad
To make you make the call, that havin' no life at all
Is better than the life that you had
How do you feel so empty, you want to let it all go
How do you get that lonely... and nobody know

Did his girlfriend break up with him, did he buy or steal that gun?
Did he lose a fight with drugs or alcohol?
Did his Mom and Daddy forget to say I love you son?
Did no one see the writing on the wall?

I'm not blamin' anybody, we all do the best we can I know hindsight's 20/20, but I still don't understand...

How do you get that lonely, how do you hurt that bad
To make you make the call
that havin' no life at all Is better than the life that you had
How do you feel so empty, you want to let it all go
How do you get that lonely... and nobody know

It was just another story printed on the second page
Underneath the Tiger's football score...

Thursday, 9 October 2008

'Wanna make you cry'

Well, I can't start a new blog without adding a new song can I? lol!
You'll have to jump to the bottom of the page and turn my jukebox off before you listen to this, otherwise you'll have music comin outta ya ears..haha!

Plus, you can't have a diner without some entertainment.

This is a song originally by the AWESOME Jeff Bates......Hope you like it.

New home.........

Ooh I must say, this new place is quite comfy...

*plumps up cushions......looks around*

WOW, it even autosaves drafts so we never have to suffer lost entries again...OH I'M IN LOVE!!

I'll miss AOL, but I could get used to this place!!

If you're reading this, thank you. I've managed to transfer my blog here (phew..I really thought my old journal was a goner!), so PLEASE give me links to your blogs so I can keep up with you all. I freaked out on aol journals and somehow lost touch with everyone......NEVER AGAIN!!

I'm turning over a new page thingy.....and I'm gonna keep in the know with all of you...cos I BLOODY MISS YA'S ALL!!

Well, the kettles on, the cushions are plumped, Corrie's not on for let's get crackin' on this blogger thingy!

Thanks to the lovely Donna (nightmaremom) for my sig image.