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An Lor Xen

Life’s a bitch – as the saying goes.

One moment you’ll be plain sailing, living every day to the fullest and the next moment things will be crashing down around you bringing you to despair. Things have been too good on my side – for far too long and it was only a matter of time I guess. Suffice to say I balls’d things up nicely.

Recently I’ve been so down that I pondered if there ever was a way back up. Most of what I did is purely my own fault and I admit I’m a fool to have gone the route I did but that’s life. You make mistakes and you should try and learn from them. I don’t think I have and despite me rambling on here as I am I think I’m about to enter even more pain then I’m already in.

I am writing this at present because I have a week off from work to ‘cool’ down as it were and get some R&R. My work began to suffer and a lot of people noticed my flash temper emerging and well I now have an opportunity to reflect on quite a few things as a result. The past two weeks have been rather taxing, both emotionally and mentally and all of that just took its toll on me – something I thought could never happen to be honest as I’ve always controlled myself too well. Guess I aren’t as good as I thought…so what am I on about?

Well have you ever fallen for someone at work? I guess a lot of you are answering yes here. Well have you ever fallen madly for someone *apparently married at work? That quietened a few of you down. OK, have you ever fallen for someone at work who is *apparently married and at the same time become close friends with them whilst you’re in a relationship with someone else? I hear silence…

*Could be divorced!

Earthquake!

<–Cloverfield Monster!? YA RLY

I’ve gone and done it again. The moment something bloody exciting happens, yours truly sleeps right through it without a wink. Last time it was Buncefield, and now an Earthquake that measured a colossal 5.2 on the Richter scale last night at around 01:00 GMT. I crashed out on my bed at around 22:30 because I was so tired, and then woke up at 05:00 only to see the BBC News readers on TV going crazy about something that had happened in Lincolnshire, North East England. Then up popped a map with a bullseye on the ‘danger’ zone and immediately my thoughts were "Oh noes! Bomb!". Bomb indeed…

So I resumed my early morning duties of checking a few forums, as well as blogs. One of these forums was Overclockers UK, where I’ve hung around for a fair number of years now. Sure enough there was a bigarse thread there about the quake. Even funnier was the picture just below of many users all rushing to the forum to find out what had happened.

Its hilarious when you think about it – if a bomb or major accident etc happens the first thing half of us do is rush off to the interwebs! Balls to contacting loved ones to see if they’re OK, just post on forums instead! It’s amazing how reliant we are of the Internet now. At this point I thought I’d phone my lovely girlfriend who will have definitely been awoken by this event. Instead I got an earful of abuse for waking her up! Charming!

Explosion at Buncefield Fuel Depot

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Some photo’s of the devastation that occured at the depot in Hemel Hempstead.

Sleeping through a Fuel Depot explosion…

So, I’m snoozing away at 06:00 this Sunday morning completely unaware that half my street had woken up to the sound of a thunderous explosion. Houses as far as Watford shook, and I’ve no idea about ours but I somehow assumed it was the phone ringing so I went back to sleep. Meanwhile my father is running around thinking there was a car crash outside due to the colossal fog. The Fuel Depot in exploded sending out plumes of smoke which could be seen for miles. Photo’s can be found at Flickr!