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Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy Birthday to.........

ME! Yes I turned a quarter of century old today on the day that everyone parties with you!!! :D

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Retro time! Wild & Crazy Kids

One of the coolest TV shows on Nickelodeon!!! All my friends and me wanted to be on this show!

I'm off to find a t-shirt! :D

Kaitlyns Daily Dose

I always visit her blog daily and probably have mentioned it a couple of times on my blog! Kaitlyn's blog is awesome! She always updates daily on Famous Stars and Straps and other amazing brands!!!!

You can check out the blog here:

Click here

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Santa is nearly here!!!

Every year I check out the NORAD website. Santa should be here in London in 20 mins time! Guess I better go leave the milk and cookies out before he gets here :D

I hope everyone has a great Christmas wherever you are! :)

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Lockerbie 20th Anniversary

December 21st 1988 a 747 exploded over the town of Lockerbie in Scotland. The flight was Pan Am Flight 103 and 259 people were killed. 11 people in Lockerbie were also killed.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of this disaster.

This video shows the British news channel ITN with their news report on the disaster

Friday, 19 December 2008

Snow Rock!!!

Something fun I created for Christmas!!! :D You can buy the greeting cards,mug,shirt and stamps of this design by clicking on the pictures!!!

The Wild Ones Germany!

I am a frequent visitor to this blog as this is one of the coolest blogs around!!! It is the German street team for The Wild Ones! Let me tell you they do an awesome job promoting Famous Stars and Straps. I may not even be located in Germany, but thanks to them I know exactly where to find FSAS if when I next visit Germany :) Not only that but you can always find up to date stuff everything going on in the world of FSAS!!!

So check them out here!

The Wild Ones Germany

Retro Friday!

I have been thinking about this show all week! I used to watch this show when I was 6 and I still got a Chip soft toy from Disneyland!!! I believe you can buy season 1 and 2 on DVD now. So after Christmas I think i'm going to buy some retro tv shows I loved when I was a kid!

Friday, 12 December 2008

My Zazzle products!!!

Check them out!!!!

Send a holiday greeting to the 18 people on the International Space Station!!!

So spending Christmas 190 miles above Earth might be cool, but for the crew aboard the International Space Station they don't exactly get any Christmas cards or anything delievered to them by person, instead NASA has decided that everyone on planet Earth can send them a holiday greeting which will be beamed up to space (well sent electronically :D)


Thursday, 11 December 2008

Christmas Lemmings!!!

Remember when back in the 90s a lot of the games had 2D graphics and a lot of sequels came out with the game?! Lemmings was one of those awesome games! One of the games in the series of Lemmings was Christmas Lemmings!!! Exactly like the first 2 games, it had the Lemmings dressed as little Santas in Christmas themed levels.

You can play the game here: Christmas Lemmings

Christmas lights hell!!!!

Check out Ugly Christmas Lights! The website that doesn't show the good, but bad and ugly Christmas lights people have put up. I feel sorry to everyone that lives next door to these houses!

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Real time Super Mario Kart

Some French guy decided to do Super Mario Kart, using a real kart and driving on the roads in France. :D

It's that time of year.....Elf Bowling!!!

I posted this last year, so since it's that time again, thought I would repost this!

Elf Bowling consists of you being Santa and bowling. :D The pins are the elves though!

It is very quick to install on your computer, you can download it from this website:

Hmm that's one way to take down a 6'1ft football player!

Louisville's Travis Norton pulling Jourdan Brooks down by the dreadlocks!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Reminder to sign up to DSTROYR clothing!!!

Check out this new clothing brand DSTROYR!!!! Sign up to their myspace to get the latest updates from DSTROYR!!!!

Sign up now and message them to tell them you were sent by Jo! There's a little competition for the street team members (i'm one of them) so if you can help me out I will appericate it!


Check out my Hear the Drummer Stamps!

I made some more stamps! Check them out!

Virgin America now has the internet on all flights!!!

Virgin America is the latest airline to sign up with Gogo Inflight Internet! It joins American Airlines and soon it will also be on Delta Airlines. This is great news!

Hopefully soon it will be installed on Virgin Alantic cause a 11 hour flight from London to LA is my common route. If I had the internet I wouldn't get as bored as I often do. I don't sleep, but the thought of being on the internet for a couple of hours onboard is cool!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Best news I have heard all day!

Mark Hoppus of +44 and Blink 182 updated his blog yesterday and wrote a lot about what he has been up too and also an update on Travis. He also mentions this:

"In the midst of everything else that has happened lately, tom, travis, and i have all spoken together. first through a number of phone calls, and then a couple of weeks ago we all hung out for a few hours. they’ve all been great, very positive conversations. we’re just reconnecting as friends after four years of not talking. it’s a good thing. obviously the first question for a lot of people will be “does this mean a blink-182 reunion?” the answer is none of us know. we haven’t talked about it at all. right now it’s just good for the three of us to see one another, reconnect, and let the past be the past. the events of the past two months supersede everything that happened before. life is too short."

True words spoken! I am really glad that they are all talking again. :)

Mark Hoppus's blog

Saturday, 15 November 2008

I love Ozzy!

Check out Ozzy Osbourne's new commercial:

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Buy your stamps for Christmas

With Christmas coming up and the thought of sending all your Christmas cards it is worth buying a pack of stamps. This saves you from going to the post office every 5 mins! :D

I designed some awesome stamps on Zazzle that are of my Guitar Heaven design!

Check them out here and don't forget to check out the other products I have for sale.

Friday, 7 November 2008


Check out this new clothing brand DSTROYR!!!! Sign up to their myspace to get the latest updates from DSTROYR!!!!

Sign up now and message them to tell them you were sent by Jo! There's a little competition for the street team members (i'm one of them) so if you can help me out I will appericate it!


Thank you!!!!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Your next home?


Panama is best known for its famous canal and has many natural attractions. It is one of the best countries to go hiking and snorkeling in both North and South America. The country has an amazing coastline and a lot of different species of wildlife including many different tropical birds.

When visiting Panama go to the Casco Antiguo region. This area is filled with a history of the Spanish and French. This reflects in the few main landmarks around the area,National Theater, Golden Altar of the Church of San Jose, the Colonial Catholic Cathedral and the Presidential Palace.

For accomdation in Panama I recommend the Hotel Casco Antinguo. This hotel has 34 suites that offer many features such as plasma televisions, internet access, and iPod chargers.

One of the features of the hotel is the swimming pool that has an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean!

If you enjoy your stay you can also purchase one of the 34 suites that the hotel has. Information about the hotel and information about purchasing one of the suites can be find in their brochure so you can register now for an eBrochure

The Hotel Casco Antiguo is a perfect home for you. You can invest or purchase one of the thirty four suites. For more information about the hotel and how you can purchase a suit. Register for an eBrochure Here or you can visit the hotel’s website at here.

The Hotel Casco Antiguo might not just be a hotel for you, it could be your next home!


Sunday, 2 November 2008

It's nearly here!

Well only 3 more months to go till the next season of Lost!

Here are the bloopers from Season 4! :D

All football fans should take advantage of this!

American football is one of the highest watched and played sports in the US! Not only is there a huge following around the US, but also the world. The Superbowl is one of the highest televised sports events in the world!

If you are an American football fan like myself, you always want to be updated with all the latest news and scores around the league. That's why WaiverWire Beta is one of the best places to keep up to date with the latest real time information and statistics!

WaiverWire Beta offers a great service for the football fan. Not only do you get the latest news and game scores you can also receive the latest statistics.

If you can't watch your favourite team or if you will miss out on the latest news, it offers a service to send you all this information by email, or text messages!

You can register for free on their website where you will find forums and the latest news and for a low amount you will be able to receive the latest news and statistics to you!

So please check out WaiverWire Beta

WaiverWire Beta and be updated with all the latest football information in real time with out the delay!


Saturday, 1 November 2008

Friday, 31 October 2008

Awesome pumpkin!

Since it's Halloween, Famous Stars and Straps had a competition to find the best pumpkin with the FSAS theme. Mark Vaillancourt designed this awesome pumpkin showing the Wild Ones and the top of the pumpkin is the FSAS logo.

About to see....

The new James Bond movie,Quantum of Solace!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008


Houston Cougars player, Patrick Edwards has a painful collision with a service cart behind the end zone! He ended up breaking his leg. Ouch!!!

Sunday, 26 October 2008

While taking my tablets today......

I thought of this!

I have a chest infection and therefore have been given these red and yellow tablets that remind me of one of the pills that is in the Dr.Mario game. Soooo random! That game was soooo much fun to play!!!


From BBC:

Liverpool demonstrated their growing title credentials by ending Chelsea's 86-game unbeaten run in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge and moving three points clear at the top of the table.


Saturday, 25 October 2008

Sarah Palin causes injury to St.Louis Blues goaltender!

Ok it wasn't directly her fault! :D


ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues goalie Manny Legace left after one period Friday night with a hip injury that occurred when he slipped on the carpet placed on the ice for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

The Alaska governor dropped the ceremonial first puck before the Blues hosted the Los Angeles Kings. A narrow carpet walkway was placed from the gate at the Blues bench to centre ice for Palin, her husband and two of her daughters.

Just before the ceremony, Legace was the first player onto the ice for St. Louis. A team official pointed to the carpet. But Legace said the official moved his own foot from the carpet just as Legace stepped down, causing the carpet to slide.

Legace fell, then gingerly made his way to the crease.

After Legace's mishap, the official rolled up enough of the carpet so other players wouldn't have to step on it.

Legace described the injury as a strained left hip flexor. He doesn't believe it is serious but said it is painful. He said he won't play Saturday when the Blues host Florida, but wasn't sure if he'd miss any additional games.

"I felt a pull right away," Legace said. "I was hoping it would just go away."

But after making his first save, the injury felt worse, Legace said. He played one period, giving up two goals on 12 shots. After the intermission, the team said he suffered a "lower body" injury but did not immediately elaborate. He was replaced by Ben Bishop, making his NHL debut.

Monday, 20 October 2008

I think this ref should either a) be fired or b) join LSU

This happened in the South Carolina vs LSU match on the weekend:

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Travis Barker blogs from hospital!

Travis wrote an update about his condition for the first time since the plane crash a couple of weeks ago. He posted quite a lengthy blog on his myspace.

Continue to get well Travis!!!! <3

Travis's blog

Mike Vallely's new blog

One of my favourite skateboarders Mike Vallely has now got a new blog! Mike usually blogs from his myspace but now he has a separate blog! Check it out: Mike Vallely blog

I had to put the photo up of Mike with the Stanley Cup as he is like me a HUGE hockey fan and also a Anaheim Ducks fan like myself! Goooo Ducks!!!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Johnny Cupcakes Drop Oct. 17th and 18th

If you live either in the Boston area or LA area then head down to Johnny Cupcakes on the 17th if you live in Boston, 18th if you live in LA. Johnny Cupcakes are having a drop!!!

The first 100 customers of both releases will get a FREE limited exclusive shirt! So head on down to either Johnny Cupcake store:

Johnny Cupcakes Boston
279 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Johnny Cupcakes LA
7959 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

If you do get to go, you are very lucky! I am in England for a bit so its a little far for me to get over there.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Sarah Palin's new Disney movie.....

Some awesome people at Collegehumor have made a spoof trailer that shows if Sarah Palin was to be in a Disney movie :D

Monday, 29 September 2008

Can't afford the real thing?

Then buy the needle-felted iPhone!!!! :D A bargain for $25!!!!

Click here

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Last time to Vote!!!!

Last couple of days to vote for my blog in the Blognet awards!!!! Please vote for me! I appericate it!!!!


Peace One Day

I saw this really interesting documentary tonight about Peace One Day and its founder Jeremy Gilley. The documentary was made by Jeremy himself and featured Jude Law,Angelia Jolie, Johnny Lee Miller and Annie Lennox.

Peace One Day began in 1999 with Jeremy's idea of having peace for one day in September without any one getting killed. This idea took 8 years to develop and Jeremy went to various places around the world to promote his idea. His hard work paid off as last year on September 21st over 100 million people joined him for peace for one day. In Afghanistan the Taliban allowed the United Nations to have vaccinations against polio for children without the fear of getting kidnapped or killed.

To check out the story and for more information, check out the site:

Peace One Day

Looking forward to this!!!

Singapore will hold its first Formula One race! The only difference is its going to be the first time ever in the history of Formula One to be held at night!!!


Thursday, 25 September 2008

It's backkkk!!!!

Another favourite tv show of mine returns tonight! Grey's Anatomy!!! Luckly I didn't have to wait too long from the end of season 4 to watch the new season unlike *cough* Lost and Weeds *cough* *cough*!

I don't think he would make a good Samurai!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Michael Phelps to join Grey's Anatomy?!

NOTTTTT!!!! This was a skit on Jimmy Kimmel's Big Night of Stars show last night:

If you would like to pay your respects......

You can go to the Fast Life store in LA and pay respects to Chris Baker and Charles Still.

The Fast Life,
8101 3rd Street,
Los Angeles CA 90048

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Just Pray!

Travis Barker and DJ AM are both critically injured in a plane crash that happen in South Carolina. 4 people have been killed and both Travis and DJ AM were seriously injured.


RIP Chris! (Travis's assistant) :(

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Has Lego gone insane?

New LEGO figures are being made of random celebrities. Madonna,the Beckhams and Amy Winehouse are the latest to be transformed into LEGO figures. They look awful! Why are they pink and what is up with the Madonna figure?!

See more of the LEGO figures here:
The Sun

Mark Hoppus rocks my socks!

If your a Blink 182 or +44 fan you will probably know how Mark Hoppus usually updates us on what is happening in the studio. He posted a new video a couple of days ago of him playing guitar and today there's a new video for us to all enjoy!

Can't wait till +44 finish their album and tour so I can see them again for the 3rd time!

Being an Insomniac sucks

I hate being an insomniac! I have quite a few things on my mind, but I try and not think about anything before I go to sleep. Trouble is I can't get to sleep. I probably stay awake till 4:30am! I have about 2 hours sleep and then I am up again. Sucks! Anyone have any sugguestions of how they get to sleep?!

I always listen to this song when I can't get to sleep :D

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Reasons for selling your house

With today's ecomony the housing market has decrease in the past year. This is the affects of the housing crash in the US that has caused a knock on effect in other parts of the world including the UK.

Unfortunley at this time the housing market is so bad at the moment, it is a bad time of the year to sell your home as many home buyers can't sell their own homes.

There are other reasons why you must sell your home quickly. A lot of these reasons can be down to being in debt, illness, divorce, bereavement or having your home reposessed.

This would mean you would need cash fast and many times your cash is tied up in your own home. Therefore this can become a great hassle.

Services like Gateway Homes offer cash for property.

Gateway Homes began six years ago and they are one of the leading property purchasing companies in both residential and commerical property in the UK. With this success they have been able to offer their services to the whole of the UK.

The way Gateway Homes works is that you sell your home to them and you can still live in the property. They have a sell and rent back service which can take just about a week to have the whole transaction go through.

The company are trade cash buyers which means that they will pay below the market value in exchange for a quick sale that is also chain free.

They don't have any fees and they can recommend solicitors and also pay your legal fees as well. You can have a free valuation with them and this can be done within the next 24 hours.

If your circumstances change you are able to buy back your property from them without any hassle.

Little boxes on the hill side........

One of my favourite tv shows ended on Monday night till next year! Nooooo! I love Weeds! If you haven't seen it, I sugguest you do!

Weeds is about a widowed housewife named Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) from an a California suburb who becomes an upper-middle-class marijuana dealer to make ends meet.

Season 4 ended on Monday, so you have until next May to get caught up.

In the meantime I will wait for Greys Anatomy and Lost to begin.

Whilst we are the subject of voting! VOTE!

Continue to vote for my blog on the Blognet Awards website.

Vote here




Tuesday, 16 September 2008

How not to "sing" the Star Spangled Banner

Kat Deluna's take on the Star Spangled Banner before the Cowboys vs Eagles last night in Dallas.

I think Frank Derbin did a much better job! :D


Retro games rocks!

This is what I have spent my last 2 hours playing. I decided to download Monkey Island 1 and put it on my computer. I don't think my 3.5 floppy disks of Monkey Island will work on my laptop :D

Anyway this game will always be one of my favourite games ever. The jokes never get old and I hope the rumours of Monkey Island 5 to be made are true.

Ok, back to sword fighting insults and trying to charter a boat to Monkey Island :D

Monday, 15 September 2008

Favourite songs on Guitar Hero, by Travis Barker

From Entertainment Weekly:


Skins pounder supreme Travis Barker (blink-182, +44) says Guitar Hero's drums are the real deal. ''I was playing my own songs, and I would get perfect [scores], because you're really learning how to play drums!'' Barker recommends five headbanging classics from Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock — plus one blink-182 song from the new Guitar Hero World Tour, in which he became a featured character by recording his moves with motion-capture technology.

"Sabotage" by Beastie Boys: "Sabotage is super cool. My ex-wife Shanna and I play it together. It's fun because it's a song we both know so well."

"Paranoid" by Black Sabbath: "My oldest daughter Atiana plays it with my ex-wife and loves it. My 9-year-old daughter knows Black Sabbath now!"

"Raining Blood" by Slayer: "My daughter is scared of it, but I love playing 'Raining Blood.' It's really hard, and I'm not good or anything. I play at the beginner level."

"School's Out" by Alice Cooper: "Not surprisingly, this is a favorite amongst the kids."

"Talk Dirty To Me" by Poison: "Unfortunately, this is also one of my kids' favorites. It's easy on guitar, that's why they play it, but it's a little too much information for their age."

''I had to wear a spandex suit with balls all over it and these funny glasses, and they copy every motion. It's super cool. And 'Dammit' is kinda hard to play: It's really fast eighth notes with the right hand.''

MTV TRL to be cancelled in November!

Total Request Live launched on MTV in September 1998, to wrap with two-hour special in November.

According to the report, TRL executive producer Dave Sirulnick said the show, which launched in September 1998, will wrap with a two-hour special on a Saturday afternoon in November. Sirulnick added, however, that the show’s ending was not final, leaving the door open for a return in some form.


Saturday, 13 September 2008


(Photo taken by Chris Bascombe)

Liverpool 2 Man United 1!!!! :)


I'm a big fan of Liverpool football club (soccer)so today I am looking forward to this match! My friend is a huge Man United fan. When I say huge, he breathes and lives for Man U. When Man U loses he always comes up with any excuse to why they lost. 110% of the time it's always everyone else's fault, the referee,other team,weather,pitch blah blah blah. He can never turn around and say, yes my team didn't play well the end. Nope we have to suffer his lengthy explanations of why Man U lost. He could definitely work for the team as he would be excellent at talking to the media and coming up with every excuse under the sun. :D

Saying that in the past couple of weeks his beloved Man U are currently in 9th place in the Premiership League. They still have to play one extra game than all the teams in the Premiership. That being said he will keep telling everyone how every team in the top 4 of the Premiership suck and they don't deserve to be there! :D

So today if there is ever a game I really want Liverpool to win would be today's game! GOOOOO LIVERPOOL!!!!!

Friday, 12 September 2008


Thank Crunchie it's Friday!!!

Crunchie is a very popular chocolate bar over here in the UK. I say "very" popular because it's one of my favourite chocolate bars ever!

In the 80s, Crunchie adverts contain the slogan "that Friday Feeling" and in the background you heard The Pointer Sister's song "I'm sooo excited". It became very popular and now the slogan is used to promote Crunchie.

Crunchie is sold all over the world and if you are from the US you can find them in any British store and also try World Market as I have brought Crunchie bars from there before.

Crunchie's offical website

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Never forget 9/11

We will never the people who lost their lives on 9-11-01!

(The logo was designed by David Paranteau)

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

I have been notimated for Best Bloggers Blog! *Vote*

Blognet Awards runs a monthly competition where blogs are nominated and that blog will go on to win the blog of the month award. There are quite a few categories as well.

Well my blog is on there right now! So please vote for my blog! Whilst you are also on the site please check out the other awesome blogs that have been submitted!

Vote here

Everyone should try this:

Yearbook Yourself is a fun website where you upload a photo of yourself and in seconds,(minutes cause my computer is dying :D)you have loads of photos of yourself from various different eras all in yearbook style!

Monday, 8 September 2008

Yep I was right

Yesterday's post about Katy Perry covering Madonna's Like A Virgin, I did say I was a little weary when artists cover other massive artists songs. I was right (in my opinion. Check out a short video of Katy Perry attempting "Like A Virgin"

Now onto the VMAs themselves. I have not read one positive review about last night's MTV VMAs. Having Russell Brand as a host had me confused. He is popular over here in the UK but in the US not many people know who he is. He also has a kind of humor that some Americans don't understand. Obviously he struck a nerve with one particular artist yesterday...Jordin Sparks!

Then the winner's themselves. Britney is ok, however I wouldn't really have given her 3 awards! She hasn't been promoting her new songs anywhere. I was really surprised by the nominations as well. No wonder Britney won a lot compared to her other nominees, for example Video of the Year award!

Chris Brown — "Forever"
Jonas Brothers — "Burnin' Up"
Pussycat Dolls — "When I Grow Up"
Britney Spears — "Piece of Me"
The Ting Tings — "Shut Up and Let Me Go"

YAWN!!! I'm probably getting too old for MTV now but when decent artists get nominated I will be in support of the VMAs again.
Compare this with the same category 10 years ago:

1998 Video of the Year

Brandy and Monica — "The Boy Is Mine"
Madonna — "Ray of Light"
Puff Daddy and the Family — "It's All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix)"
Will Smith — "Gettin' Jiggy wit It"
The Verve — "Bitter Sweet Symphony"

You get my point?!

MTV, remember you were once a really decent music channel that played music videos and had really cool award shows?! Please MTV do us all a favour and watch old tapes of previous VMAs and realize why this award show sucked!!!

Just incase you don't want to watch the full show heres 2 mins of the "best parts"

Sunday, 7 September 2008


The 2008 MTV VMAs are on tonight in the US. Early Monday morning for me. Zzzzz! :D

The one thing i'm looking forward to is Travis Barker and DJ-AM's performance. According to the MTV offical blog, they will perform with Katy Perry! I'm not really a big fan of her. I don't like "I Kissed A Girl" maybe because its been played a million times and probably a massive hit in clubs everywhere. Apparently she is going to be doing a cover of "Like A Virgin" and hopefully Travis will drum harder to drone her out?! Hahaha I'm a little weary when artists cover massive artists songs. I love Madonna! I always get a little skeptical whenever someone covers her songs. On the other hand it must be really cool to be Madonna and get paid everytime someone covers your song. Madonna is probably over here in England and doesn't even have to show her face and her song is going to be played at one of the biggest music events.

However listening to Travis and DJ-AM's music and downloading some of their music they do AWESOME mixes and so I am looking forward to this performance by Katy Perry.

One of the best chocolate bars in the UK!

Bounty Bars!!! YUMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!

They are like Mounds in the US and they did sell Bounty Bars in the US in the 90s. I can't say I have ever seen them in stores in the US. Trust me I would have brought them.

Yes that photo of the box of Bounty bars is mine!

Cook Off Contest

The Great American Seafood Cook Off website is having a contest or should I say cook off to see what is the best seafood dish created by chefs across the US.

I had a look at all the entries and being a seafood fan myself I would probably choose the Texas Gulf Shrimp. I love shrimp and it looks really good and something I would choose if I was going to a restaurant. The only thing I would change about the recipe and yes it might change the whole recipe is being made with tomatoes. I am not a tomato lover. So I would probably substitute the tomatoes with red peppers.

This recipe is by Chef Mark Holley from Texas, which would indicate the reason why it is called the Texas Gulf Shrimp :D I liked his recipe the best because it looks easier to make than the other entries and also as I stated before being a shrimp lover he gets top marks from me.

All of the contestants have used domestic seafood which basically means that the seafood is local produce which equals to it having a great taste and it is fresh. As you probably know the key to having a good seafood dish is how fresh the seafood is to start off with.

The "cook off" contest closes in October and winners will be announced in November. So please do check the website out and vote for your favourite recipe. You can also enter to win a trip to New Orleans when you vote for your choice of recipe.

Sponsored by Lousiana Seafood

Friday, 5 September 2008

Fancy spending the night in a 747?

Check out the new hostel,the Jumbo Hostel, located in Stockholm, Sweden, where you can spend the night onboard a plane! The plane obviously has been out of service and you won't be going anywhere.

The 747 has been converted into 25 rooms with 85 beds! You can also pay a little more and spend the night in the cockpit!

Sounds interesting, might try it! Booking begins in December.


This is the way you promote video games!

To promote their new game Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, EA decided to "take over" a garage in North London and give away free petrol! EA paid 20,000 pounds ($40,000) to the garage for the petrol and people were allowed to fill up until the money run out.

However the stunt has been criticised by locals as they were unable to get off their driveways and also the roads were gridlocked. The whole thing lasted 4 hours!!!


Monday, 1 September 2008

London's calling......

(Photo taken by me, yea it might not be the best, but please don't steal it)

I'm back in the UK after a hiatus in the US. Flight was ok, a load of turbulence! When we flew over Canada it was bumpy. At one point the stewardess's were ordered to sit down. Not a good sign as you know its going to get really turbulent. Just as the pilot said that I saw lightning outside of the window really close to the wing. I thought oh great we get to fly through a storm. Luckily we missed the storm and the stewardess's carried on with the food service.

I hate night flights for 2 reasons:

1.I can never get to sleep on an airplane. I did however get to sit once in British Airway's business class and I got to use their new reclining chairs. It worked a treat I was out for about an hour :D So please upgrade me to business class everytime I fly kind airline people!

2. Night flights-the lights go off, i'm wide awake but the 2 other people who are sitting next to you are fast asleep. Doesn't help when you want to get up and walk around when you are sitting next to the window. Argh!

When we were over Greenland I got up and walked around the plane. Yea theres only a short distance you can walk, but its good for you and the only time you can say you walk around at 35,000 ft! I got to go upstairs to see Premium Economy, very nice. I sat with the stewardess's who were really cool people and allowed me to stay up there till they started to serve breakfast. An hour and a half later we landed in London.

So top marks goes to the Virgin Atlantic crew ! I love that airline. Been flying with them since 1990! Service is excellent, can't wait till the day I can try out their Upper Class seats!

Now I just got to get used to the rain and jet lag!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Custom design your own skateboard!!!!

I have been checking out Zazzle for over a year now. They are always coming in with products you can create your own design on. Well this week they introduced skateboards to the long list of custom products you can make and buy! Skateboards! YESSSSS!!!!

Zazzle Skateboards

So get busy creating your own skateboard!!!

Websites/blogs I have been checking out this week!

Cake Wrecks This blog is all about cakes people have brought professional and have not got in return exactly what they paid for.

Scribbler One of the coolest card shops in London, UK that sell the most coolest cards. They do deliver overseas or if you are ever in the UK, you can go to one of their many shops they have around the London area.

Kaitlyns-Daily-Dose Yes I have mentioned this blog before, however its still really awesome and you should check it out!

Thursday, 28 August 2008


Check out a banned Olympic video from Germany!

Travis Barker and DJ AM

(Photo from LA Times)

Travis Barker has paired up with DJ-AM to make some awesome music. I've been listening to their music today and it's really cool! I can't wait for their album.

Check out their new song "Fix Your Face", you will be playing that song more than once I guarantee it!

TRV$DJ-AM myspace

Also check out this interview with Travis in the LA Times:

LA Times