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Refreshed [06 Aug 2005|12:01am]
[ mood | happy ]

What a day. Just what I needed :)

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY goes out to the equally fantastic Craig and David, who are 19 and 24 respectively today! Have a great day guys!!!

Oh.. I'm working tomorrow. Bedtime!

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Enquiry from Ghana [04 Aug 2005|04:21pm]
We received an enquiry email from someone in Ghana:

"Enter your enquiry: May God bless you"

... and that's it. No actual enquiry! I think they may have us confused with someone else, but a nice message anyway :)
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[14 Jul 2005|12:57am]
[ mood | dizzy ]

I have returned... with many memories and stories to tell, if I can remember them!

Anyway, not in a fit enough state to type anything just now as I've been travelling since 8am (well, with a lot of waiting in the middle) and I'm just home now but I shall have a large update... sometime soon. When I have time and/or I can be bothered.

Night folks

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[27 Jun 2005|04:07pm]
[ mood | blah ]

Bit of a mix still today.

I got paid the most amount of money I've earned in a month today... Great feeling from going from having almost nothing in your bank account to quite a bit of money sitting in there. :)

On a bad note, I have a sore throat and I've been talking since 8.30am. I sound like I'm 13 again, my voice is all over the place. I'm also on 'til 6. Blah.

Note to Philip: Stop laughing at my voice!!

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[27 Jun 2005|12:56am]
[ mood | overcrowded brain ]

Today was an odd day. It was strange, it had it's many ups and downs, which were most likely due to my lack of sleep and itchy eyes/sneezing, which gets me irritated.

Guess we all have days like that once in a while and I apologise to anyone who crossed my path today, I probably just seemed listless and gave off the impression that I didn't really care much about anything.

I'll make an attempt to explain later but it was pretty much down to the physical annoyances combined with an overactive brain which was making me feel quite strange

Night night

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Courtesy Car [16 Jun 2005|05:50pm]
[ mood | excited ]

I had a day off work today, as I'm working Saturday. My Mum brought home this today:

Clicky, clicky!!Collapse )

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[16 Jun 2005|12:11am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

I remember singing this when I was young:

"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone,
Because I know, I know, He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives"

I love that chorus. It has always stuck with me. It has always been my help in times of trouble.

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Two elephants fall off a cliff.... *Ba doom chhh!* [15 Jun 2005|10:31am]
[ mood | bored ]

WANTED: Humourous customers to keep me sane! I've only had sensible, normal people on the phones today so far... give me a challenge!!!


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Qwertyuiop [15 Jun 2005|10:20am]
[ mood | confused ]

Well, there hasn't been much happening lately. I'm without car (still) as the engine which almost fell out is still being fixed. If it's not fixed today, then we have been promised a courtesy car. I demand an Aston Martin/Ferrari :P

Anyway... my brother's home from London for a year to do his last year at Uni. The house is quite weird now, more people floating about! As I've been without car, I've not been doing anything apart from going to meetings and working. Hopefully I'll get the car back soon... when you're without it, it makes you realise just how dependent you are on it and how things are much more complicated when it's screwed.

I'm ordering a new mobile today, time to replace the exceptionally beat up/scratched K700i, it has served me well!

Getting my new guitar soon too, which I'm also looking forward to.

It's my Mum's 50th on Friday, family get together at my sisters house, Yaas!

Back to work now I guess... I've found that the less sleep I get, the better I'm able to function at work, which doesn't make sense but hey, I don't make sense anyway so I guess in obscure Phil logic... that makes sense...


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Ibuprofen [14 Jun 2005|02:54pm]
[ mood | sore ]

Today is not going well, at all. I had an awkward customer on and when I'd finished, my head just started pounding, increasing in severity really quickly. I felt at one point faint/dizzy, so I went to the water cooler to get a drink and dropped my cup, soaked myself. Took some pain killers which are beginning to take effect but I just want to go home.

Just one of those days

Edit 15:44 - Praise be to Ibuprofen :)

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Stuff. [13 Jun 2005|10:09am]
[ mood | indifferent ]

Be warned Matthew, this is going to be a long post, so I apologise before I start.

Had a very good weekend in general. Friday night was out at the youth meeting which was really good, just what I needed at the end of a tough week. Then went out with Cat and Jen afterwards.

Saturday morning, went over to help Jen feed Carly's various animals. Gave the snake and the loads of other assorted animals food and then left to go back to Peter's house to get ready for sailing! Took the engine down in my car to the boat club and Pete got it set up while I went to Tescos to get some food. Came back, got ready and then off we went. We went over to Kilcreggan and just floated about for a while, then just sailed up/down/across the Clyde for a few hours. Was fantastic, I love sailing. Lovely day for it, quite breezy and a few waves to sail over to make it more interesting! It went much faster than I would have thought, which was fun. Also, trying to drive the boat is pretty difficult. Trying to keep it in a straight line is the worst bit, but I got used to it after a while!

Got the boat back on to land at about quarter past 5 and then headed up the road for a quick shower then straight back out again to the meeting up in Glasgow. Again, the meeting was really good, presence of God there was very strong.

Sunday morning, got up to go to church as usual. Came back and got my brothers room ready for his return tomorrow. He's been away in London for a year and comes back to stay here for a year while he does his last year at University.

Then out to the open air service, which was good. Last night, went to get the weekly shopping from Tescos, then went and picked Pete and Cat up. Then the engine problem. Large clunking sounds and excessive roaring from the engine made me think it was going to blow up. Which wouldn't have surprised me at this rate. Anyway, called Callum out, as he knows a bit more about cars than Pete and I. He came out and couldn't see what the problem was, like me, he thought it was something to so with the clutch.

Called out the RAC who took over an hour or so to arrive. The guy arrived, then opened the bonnet. He then stood back and looked at the engine. He then asked "Does that look squint to you?", at which point I looked at it and thought "Oh man."

The engine was lying at an angle, the supports at the left hand side had just fallen out. I can't believe we've had so many problems with this car, it was bought brand new (November 2004) and already it's broken down/had a serious problem 3 times. I also can't believe we didn't notice that the engine was lying at a large angle. *sigh*

It now sits in the garage waiting to be fixed.

Tonight, I'm going to pick up my brother from Glasgow Central, as he has so much stuff to bring back up.

I'm going to type something else later that's been on my mind that, for some reason, I feel I should post.

Take care,


P.S To all the people at Cedars who are sick right now - Get well soon!

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[12 Jun 2005|11:14pm]
[ mood | distressed ]

Car is dead again. Engine almost fell right out the bottom. Don't know if that's an exaggeration or not but the bolts supporting it, one fell out and the other was snapped clean in half. Joy.

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Ugh. [10 Jun 2005|08:53am]
[ mood | lethargic ]

I am very, very, VERY tired! I can't wait until tomorrow morning, I can spend some time sleeping! I love Saturday mornings... don't see much of them!

My eyes are heavy and a week with somewhere between 5 and 6 hours sleep a night is taking it's toll. Today it going to be a hard one, hopefully things will pick up after lunch!

I think (I say think because I'm not sure if it will actually happen) we're having a quiz today. I hope we do as when we did last year, it was great fun! Every friday we used to have a quiz where all the phones were turned off for the last hour on a Friday. It gave you that last bit of motivation during the Friday when you're on the phones, something to look forward to.

Think I may rest my head on this comfortable desk here...............

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The early night which didn't materialise [09 Jun 2005|11:25am]
[ mood | content ]

Today has been funny, there have been a lot of crazy/hysterical/just plain amusing customers on. I love days like this!

It's great when you get people who laugh at absolutely nothing, brightens up the day a bit. We do get an awful lot of strange people on the phones...

Well, the early night last night that I had planned did not happen! I was out at the prayer meeting, then was out with David, Craig and Pete at Lunderson Bay, just sitting in the car listening to music and talking, was good! Passed loads of folk I knew on the way, both walking and in cars! It was weird, I saw loads of people in quick succession! A large group of people I knew, then I passed two car loads of people I knew one after the other, all in the space of about 20 seconds!!! Anyway, last night was good, but didn't get to sleep until about 1.30am. Which is about normal for me.

Tonight I know I won't get to bed until about that time so no point in making an attempt to get to bed early! Work has been busy this morning, thankfully only 30 minutes 'til food! Hope the afternoon goes as fast as this morning. Looking forward to the weekend, only one day to go! :D

WARNING: There are many comments and picture intensive comments posted by Keegan which will not make sense to practically anyone, so if there is any confusion involved, I apologise profusely.

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Results [08 Jun 2005|06:18pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

I just checked Examsurf on the off chance that my results had been published. Got two out of 3 back today, got an A and a B. Score! :)

I'm very impressed with the speed of the marking, I only did those exams 3 weeks ago.

Just got to wait for the results from dreaded Statistics now... if I pass that, I will be extremely happy!!

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[08 Jun 2005|04:48pm]
[ mood | amused ]

YAS. I have discovered (been told) how to do this now too.  WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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[07 Jun 2005|02:16pm]
[ mood | working ]

Been back at work for just over a week now and getting back into the swing of things. My sleeping patterns are shifting back to being normal/healthy and I'm feeling much better. It takes a while to adjust properly and things seem to be fitting into place. Not much has happened today, not really very exciting. Nothing to report! Which sort of defeats the purpose of this entry... ahh well! I'm working 'til 6 today... it's going to be a long one *sigh*

Edit: 17:56 - 4 minutes to go, this day has been a KILLER! Because I've been talking since half 8 this morning I'm just shattered! Need my bed I think... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Thing. [06 Jun 2005|12:51am]
Oh before I go, please do this, because it will provide me at entertainment at work tomorrow. I'm on emails so I'll have a lot of spare time. Thanks :D

1. Reply with your name and I will write something about you.
2. I will then tell you what song/movie/game reminds me of you.
3. If I were to apply an o'clock to you, it would be...
4. I will try to name a single word you've said that's cool.
5. I'll tell you the most memorable moment I've had with you.
6. I will tell you what animal you remind me of.
7. I'll then tell you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. Put this in your journal.

This may be pointless but what the heck, gives me something to think about!
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Many thoughts on... stuff. [06 Jun 2005|12:49am]
[ mood | good ]

This weekend wasn’t so good. I had my mind set to make Saturday a fantastic day, because I was shattered and was looking forward to it immensely. When it came, it was completely anti climax and I really didn’t enjoy myself. Just one of those days really, not much you can do to better them. The last few hours were good but apart from that don’t have much else to report.

Today was much better. I had much time for procrastination about who I am, what I’m doing with my life and basically just how I’m living. Saturday was full of negative thoughts, lots of negativity and it spiralled from one tiny thing that happened to me early in the day. Amazing how something like that can affect your day so much.

Anyway, today I have been thinking (as is usual for me, I spend a great deal of time in thought, those of you who know me well will know) about many different issues which are on my mind. Some good, some bad and some are just plain confusing.

I was focusing on one of the most famous and probably most well known portion of scripture today, Isaiah Chapter 53.

“He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that made us whole,
and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb,
so he opened not his mouth. “

This is the heart of the gospel message. Just thinking about this today, it’s never been so real to me the sufferings of Christ. To think of who I am, a sinful human being like everyone else on the planet... yet, Christ died for me and you… such a sacrifice. He was perfect, without sin, yet he bore all our sins that day. The fact that Jesus Christ died for me, to purge my sins and make me fit for Heaven… it’s just something that I can never thank him enough for.

You know people say to me “How do you know this is true? What makes you think you’re right about this?”

A few comparisons I would like to draw.

I eat food. When I eat food, I have faith that this food will provide me with energy and keep me going. I don’t see how this food is converted into energy or how it works, I’m no human biologist, but I feel the effects and see the results of the food I intake.

When I sit on a chair, I have faith in that chair, that it will support my weight. When I sit on it, it takes my weight and I stay seated in it.

When I’m outside on a windy day, I feel the wind. I don’t see it, but I know it’s there. Same with God.

When I put my trust in God, I had faith that he would come into my heart, uphold me and keep me right. I gave my life to him in faith that he would look after me and that if I walked with Him, He would walk with me also. I did that, one day when I was very young and to this day he has never let me down. I can’t touch God or see him, but I know he’s there and I can feel/see the effects of Him in me. Just like the food I eat. I can’t see what it’s doing inside me but I feel the effects of it. The way I’ve changed my life, the way I act, the way I conduct my life, everything is different from how I would normally be, with a few exceptions. I don’t just change through the power of free will. To me, God is very real and has completely turned my life around.

Matthew Chapter 7, verses 13 and 14

“Enter ye in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.

Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it”

These verses make me immensely grateful for who God has made me. A transformed human being through Him. I’m not afraid to say that I am radical for Jesus Christ and I will be until the day I die and I go to be with Him.

The things I worry about sometimes seem so trivial compared to the things I should be thinking about. Sometimes I think about "Worst case scenarios" which I shouldn't becuase they probably won't happen anyway. My mind is sometimes cruel to itself. I should think about the things that really matter more often and I’m ready to take my next step. I wonder what this week will bring.

In other news, I haven’t heard from my Dad for 3 months. This is slightly worrying as I have no idea where he is in the World. Strange to think that. I hope he’s OK.

I have work tomorrow and I’m very tired now so I’ll be going to sleep.

Take care and God bless,


(If you read this whole post, I am impressed.)

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Let them know it's Christmas time [01 Jun 2005|12:43am]
[ mood | bouncy ]

I found a Christmas tape in my car. Dancing to Christmas music at 00:00 hours in a car park on the 1st June with your old school friends = good times!

Another nosebleed tonight = :(

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