Stargate Archives

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Jan blues

It's been a slow time at work, the global economy has slashed our export order books and a slow down in UK sales has put everyone on edge, it's not critical right now but it can't continue like this without the usual staff reductions to counter reduced production targets.
I had my yearly assessment and it went well, I may be having some training in another department to make me more useful to the company and provide coverage in that area, hopefully that means redundancies are not imminent.

On the post-xmas period I've paid all the debts and managed to go through the whole month without spending any money on anything but essentials. The decision to only buy Blu-rays in 2 for 1 or 3 for 2 deals has helped, yes I can't buy on day of release but a few quid savings are worth the wait.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Ricardo Montalban RIP

Sad news today with the passing of Ricardo Montalban aged 88, best known in the genre world for his role on Fantasy Island and as Khan the genetically advanced human that gave Captain Kirk a run for his money.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Atlantis on Blu-ray

Well sorta, in a movie pretty much lifted from the Star Trek Fan Collectives MGM are holding a poll to pick the fans favourite episodes for a compilation disk. I like the idea but you wonder if that means no Blu-ray full season releases.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Here We Go Again

So it's the last day of my holidays, I don't count this weekend since well I don't work them anyway.
Was these last few weeks worthwhile, well I got together with a few people I hadn't seen for a while some by choice and some by just having to do the family thing and not quite watched all the TV or caught up on the podcasts I wanted too.
That aside it's been a good christmas, my dad loves his Homer Simpson slippers and normally like me he is difficult to buy for:)

I don't know what this year will bring, I work for a company this relies on commercial construction and rejuvenation so we are going to get hit by the down turn and well I'm one of the most recent new employees so a little concerned. I will of course pay off my credit card and at least for the first quarter limit spending to the essentials, not a time to be reckless especially as interest rates are pathetic and my savings not growing very fast at all.

A little good news as Terry Pratchett is Knighted in the new years honours list.