Sunday, 27 December 2009

Sun 1100

Guarding seats

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Friday, 25 December 2009

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Wednesday 645am

Snow, we have certinally had a lot.

I went out at 6.20 when the main street (road) is clear. You cant walk on the pavement. Its normally about a half a foot high there.

I had to walk to my gas meter this morning, I think the snow is atleast a foot deep. Its not good.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Cumnock 115

It is snowing again.

My back 1018

My stairs 1018

I have a committee meeting tonight in Cumnock, might stay there.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Mum and andy



Thanks to

here are the links to buy this track online:

***PLEASE REMEMBER, YOU CAN ONLY DOWNLOAD ONCE FROM EACH SOURCE*** Itunes will allow you to 'gift' 2 copies and buy 1, so gift to a friend or family member if you like.
iTUNES - 99p - track #2 (click on 'view in itunes' on the right)

PLAY.COM - 65p - it's the only track on the page

7DIGITAL - 50p - track #2

HMV.COM - 79p (careful - this is track #1)

TUNETRIBE - 49P - track #2 - LIVE version (yes it counts)
or (Studio Version)

TESCO DIGITAL - 67p - track #2

WE7 - £1.07p - track #2

AMAZON - 29p -

Please note by 'purchasing' the single you will make a huge difference, it's a small price to pay to make such a huge difference.



To begin with, please don't make multiple accounts with this, there's no reason why all 900,000 can't create one account and the charts company cant hassle us about bulk buying!

If... you don't have a Credit Card and want to support Rage for free, there's still a way and I have confirmed with the Charts Company that its eligible!*

1) Go to Download and install the player on the main page insuring you select UK when it gives you the setup options! (watch your secuity settings though).

2) Open the program and click "Join Now", Click "Join Nokia Music", fill out the details to create the account (No credit card details are needed)

4) Go to the main Store page and to the left you will see a box that says "Redeem Pin" Click on "Continue"

5) Enter ONE random of these codes, doesn't matter which one! Each one will give you £4 free credit and that's all you need to buy all 5 versions of the song, you can get up to £16 worth if you use all the codes, but please don't as Nokia may pull it if its abused!


6) Search for: Rage Against The Machine - Killing in the name of

7) Click the Orange down arrow next to each of the songs, then click the blue tick.

Congratulations you have just contributed

Friday, 18 December 2009

Follow Friday 18 December

Well after a well deserved lie in due the amount of beer I drank last night on my birthday I think I had better do my Follow Friday.

I dont think I am going to do this on Christmas Day and New Years Day. So if I don't talk to you have a good festive period.

DJMissfrenchie (great photos)
tezzer57 always running around
_alexham local Ayrshire man, really busy
tweetybear67 she is just ace.
ms_cornwall great taste in music (dont know if she likes RATM though) and great lass.
dezbee2008 good man, been liking backstory with him this week.
Slashasterisk, great capper of us tv on tvnewscaps and lover of m&ms. He has had snow.
Braescotland great woman.
tookiebunten new dad, good luck!
lliswerryguy great youtube video provider for all #followfriday users and great laugh.
joreynolds55 jo is just great.
weeyin13 ah jen, new profile pic for her. very nice. She is still very busy and using flickr. great ayrshire lass.
rbmartin ah bicbasher fellow fan of all things wendy hurrell and Laura Tobin on tscelebs and steveregionalcaps
SophieLouiseJ nice lass.
zuzufalta suzy, lover of all things CNNI especially backstory
Josh_biggs busy man, likes an early morning workout and going to see Avatar. A MUST SEE MOVIE.
EvilNanny very nice lass (not evil).
alexander_jones absoluteradio fan and getting to uni shortly
caldjr Dan is always busy. Have a good time.
dj_atomik blipper, great taste
abacab1975 Edinburgh RUGBY FAN (finally) (Remember my main interest is rugby).
AllyAyr havent heard from him in a while.
Faulko1 good dj, listen to him online sometimes.
Shadwell1970 Jason, busy man, he likes his WELSH rugby and sport.
birssy busy woman. Hope she has a good xmas
AExAVF Aldrin, good man.

Also a big thank you to all of you on twitter, facebook, tvnewscaps who wished me a happy birthday yesterday. You dont know how much I enjoyed the messages.

Thursday, 17 December 2009


Me and Ian

Yes in the pub


This is the view from my living room window, of my street in KA18 2**

The snow and birthday update.

Ok I was at my parents and it was snowing outside. Got better pressies fae aunty margaret, mum and dad than. Some stuff for me to laugh at. I have came home now (via the bus).

The snow is lying, but it isn't deep. My brother David knows that some of you like the card he sent me. I got a mention on westfm as well when I was walking up to my parents home

Bro birthday card.

Inside it says ... So no room for the TENNER then!
Happy birthday. It didn't even have a stamp, it was franked. Cheers bro.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009


Well I am having a fairly quiet couple of days. Last night I really enjoyed The Gadget Show on five. I thought the Iphone would win.

Then I went and watched Dave with Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week and had a good laugh. I then moved over to Graham Norton Show on BBC1 and Robert Downey Jr and Ed Byrne were great on it. The new Sherlock Holmes movie looks good. Maybe I need to read a proper book for some background.

Then got some sleep and I watched the Wright stuff on Channel 5 this morning. Austin Healy was talking a lot of sense when it came to the BA staff. I am dis positioned not to agree with ex england rugby players ofcourse, but Austin made sense. Its also bin day so I have done that as well.

I also see Emma Bunten is replacing Ruthie Henshaw as judge on dancing on ice. Ruthie is doing Chicago. Emma doesn't skate but is judging the dancing.

Oh yeah and Rage against the machine is ahead of #xfactor (good).

Now its getting towards lunch time and I am getting hungry.

See you all around.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Paisley rfc

It ended up being a good day. I did touch (which I made 2 mistakes on) but with the last play of the game Mark scored the winning score with a try.

Then we went back to our club and I had a few pints and went home at a reasonible time (with a black pudding supper (I was not cooking). I went to bed early (11pm) and got up at 8.30am this morning, refreshed.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Christmas card

This card is from @braescotland on twitter.

I like it.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Rage against the machine UPDATE

Rage against the machine website
At 3pm Wednesday UK time we want #ratm4xmas to trend on twitter.



ONCE WE GET TWITTER ON BOARD WE'LL BE FLYING HIGH. There needs to be 150 tweets a minute for it to trend (approximately).

If even all my followers (including spammers) did it, we would trend. I supposedly have 446 followers. Time to do some work.

There is 400,000 facebook users as fans of this group.

Come on.

Also check this blog

I tried doing this at 3pm and didn't trend and I even managed to annoy people who follow me, so please take your direction on your tweets from this blog link

Monday, 7 December 2009

Monday 7 December & Tuesday 8 Dec.

Well that was fun today. I watched the american football on channel 5 last night. I had went to bed at 9.20pm and got back up at 12.50 for Minessota vs Arizona. Arizona was winning easily at 4am so I headed back to bed. I also did some publicise on next Cumnock RFC Friends and formers players event on 16th January during it. I also had fun talking to my american friends about the game. It was fun.

I went to bed, I think I got back to sleep about 5am (drinking coffee during games did keep me slightly awake), got up at 9am. I did feel fine.

Today I headed into Cumnock at 11.30am, took a walk upto
View Larger Map">Caponacre Industrial Estate, looking for something The burger van up there sells cheese burgers for £1.60 (I might not buy there again).
Next I visited my mum and andy at home. Did some talking and then headed to my cousins and chatted with him until 6.30pm (catching up).

I then headed to
View Larger Map">Cumnock RFC for mini/midi committee meeting which started at 7pm. It went well. We finished at 9.30pm. It was a bit foggy when I went home. Now I am a bit tired and heading for some sleep. When I got home I did the stats for 1st XV. Unfortuantely you have to have joined pitchero website to see the stats (and the forum)

I am now heading for bed as I am a bit tired.

I got up at 8.30am. I applied for several jobs as I emailed atleast 3 people my cv. Filled out 2 application forms. I then went out printed 2 cv's, sent a package for my mum. I printed out a cv for one of the app forms and headed to Cumnock.

When I got off the bus I said hello to a couple of people. I then handed in the app form then did some shopping in farmfoods in cumnock.

When I was on bus home I listened to newsbeat on radio 1 on these gold dealers on tv. It was very interesting and here is the link.

Now I have headed home and just going to have sausage sandwiches. I wonder what @birssy will say to my question.

There is the answer, coffee.

Relaxing afternoon now.

Friday, 4 December 2009

world cup draw - south africa 2010

Group A - South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France
Group B - Argentina, South Korea, Nigeria, Greece
Group C - England, USA, Algeria, Slovenia
Group D - Germany, Australia, Ghana, Serbia
Group E - Netherlands, Japan, Cameroon, Denmark
Group F - Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Slovakia
Group G - Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal
Group H - Spain, Honduras, Chile, Switzerland

Thats the draw.

The England's fixtures:

12 June v USA, Rustenberg

18 June v Algeria, Cape Town

23 June v Slovenia, Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth (thanks BBC website for that)

Here the link to BBC site for the draw.

Follow Friday, My weekend and why I am rugby daft

I got to sleep after 2am this morning. Since I got up I have put my washing on, done my follow friday's on twitter @weeyin13 @lisaseat @tookiebunten @_alexham @birssy @faulko1 @shadwell1970 @caldjr @lliswerryguy @dezbee2008 @backstory @holmescnn @iamboutique @bellahomecouk @evilnanny @ceggs @josh_biggs @aexavf @thegreenwelly @braescotland @unahealthyfan @davidforster @b26marauder @centcaps @tweetybear67 @birssy @tezzer57 @ms_cornwall @djmissfrenchie @thepathtoamen @kidsonbridges @jonallenmusic @lesleygunn @absoluteradio @lj_chi @michaeljbyers @michaelmcguk @openallmics @thetwitcleaner @westfm @pitchero @iainmhepburn @craigmcgill @fallout666 @cumnockchron

For fuller descriptions from last weeks Follow Friday click here.

I also had to update news on where the Cumnock minis are going on Sunday. I did this in several ways. So I posted it within their own age groups I did a club news on all the teams details for this weekend in club news on pitchero Cumnock site. I then updated facebook with a note and then I sent an update to all the fans of Cumnock RFC on facebook. That should cover most of my computer stuff. I also had to add a pdf into club documents for mini/midis as well for Scotland/Glasgow/Edinburgh.

I know I am busy Saturday. Weather permitting I am videoing my 1st team rugby game (the head coach asked me, I don't say no to him (I am there to help)), having dinner at home then doing bar that night in the club.

Sunday I have 2 or 3 different youth teams playing at home and then do reports (myself) maybe for one or two sets for paper (plus advertise for more players in paper for another youth team).

I had better say one team is off this weekend and the youngest ones are away from home (which I will sent reports for that night or next day to put on website).

You wonder why I talk rugby as much (does that explain the role at the club as webmaster, me).

I hope that answers why I am rugby (and computer) daft. If I am boring you just check the jokes I posted earlier this week (down the blog).

Thomas Cunningham
Cumnock RFC Webmaster.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009



Bottle bingo and Wednesday 2nd December

Question. Where ìs it.

I was in Cumnock Shopping precinct this morning and saw the sign. Just a slight problem, it doesn't say where the bottle bingo is being held (not that I am going).

I was down in Cumnock as I had an appointment with my optometrists. I got glasses just there but for RUGBY I am getting contacts. Last week the nice young man put them in my eyes in about 1 minute. Today after he showed me the technique of putting them in it took me 15 minutes to put it in 1 eye and 5/10 for the other. I couldn't get them out (there the daily ones) in the last 5 minutes.

I am back next week to try and finish this.

Next I had to go up to my mums and connect her dvd and video correctly in the living room. Program her new phone speed dials and connect up her other tv with digi box, dvd, video.

It took me a bit of time.

I came home, added primary 7 reports for the rugby which I had been emailed to facebook and pitchero sites. I had a bit to do in the council office, forms to do.

I had chips, 4 sausages, burger for lunch at about 3pm today.

You think I was busy today.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Me with contacts

Follow Friday 27 November

Good morning all, my list this week is very long for #followfriday on twitter, so I will post it as usual, but I am also putting it on here (all the links to twitterpage work as well):-

@craigmcgill PR Guru and great man.
@ms_cornwall I had great fun with blip and she is a great lass.
@_alexhamLocal Ayrshire man, and knows how to have a laugh.
@dezbee2008An american friend who likes basketball and Backstory on CNNI.
@weeyin13Another local lass, supplier of resources, motogp expert, gives advice, she is the best (even when she sleeps in).
@shadwell1970Jason, welsh man who likes motogp and rugby (good luck tomorrow, we will both need it).
@backstoryCnn programme with Michael Holmes, even answers back, geat programme and twitter follower.
@richardquestCNNI 7pm (London). Best business programme out there (and giving @dezbee2008 a mention this week).
@evilnannyA new lass to me, very chatty, nice lass, always seems in a good mood (or is that just her avatar), no I cant change shopping trolleys though.
@alan_shawThe breakfast WestFM (ayrshire) presenter, great bloke, I am glad he got the xmas tree sorted.
@jenniredanother @westfm and @westsoundfm DJ, did really well to survive Ayr Central lights last week, does a great show as well.
@ajm1030followfridays me every week (even when I forget to) american friend.
@birssyOh Diane, great football coach scottish lass, busy lady with her lads and still talks to us and the fact her followfriday list was short (and I was on it).
@tookiebuntenDavid, local Cumnock man who works in East Kilbride, fan of Cumnock RFC on facebook, man who gives good answers I can even use at committee (and they listen).
@unhealyfan Clairey, a lass I have known for ages as we are both fans of Kirsty Crawford. She likes hats, she needs to the now.
@tweetybear67Jane, always willing to chat, really good scottish lass, caring.
@bobsblitzAmerican football fan.
@bellahomecouk Great shop in Ayr, near Kyle Centre (No I am not being paid to do this), willing to chat about lots of stuff, great man.
@iamboutiqueBoutique owner in Prestwick, pregnant (good luck), chatty (even at the weekend), good luck.
@soldier_sophieMy condolences go to Sophie and her family.
@thegreenwellyLikes a sausage sarnie, gets it quite cold up in Tyndrum, his pen is still working (might look me up on googlewave, please).
@lliswerryguyEven though I am not in his youtube video (I have watched it) in October, welsh rugby, driver, great laugh, likes GMTV and I even supplied him a pic of Philipa Tomson from tscelebs. Funny man.
@freshplasticFunny London twitter.
@lisaseatGood luck with cycle and getting your followers, great lass.
@shadwell1970Jason, motogp fan, good man, even talks rugby with me as well, good luck against Australia (after scotland beat them).
@djmissfrenchieMusic lover, met fatboyslim (legend), great lass, chats, great music. Understands public transport trouble.
@paulson500good talker, does lots of early mornings, good man.
@absoluteradioSupplier of great tunes, online community.
@ceggsShe is new to me, nice chatty welsh lass.
@joreynolds55Great welsh lass, chatty, motogp fan, mate.
@josh_biggsAmerican shop worker (good luck over thanksgiving), great chat, cool man. His blog is great as well.
@A_ClappertonLocal lass.
@lj_chiChicago mate, tv lover, american football fan, great bloke.
@centcapscapper man, chatty, nice bloke.
@b26marauderGreat man, chatty, likes CNNI as well.
@braescotlandGreat lass, work working, really busy. She is great.
@tezzer57Very cool american.
@michaelmcgukAyrshire bloke, web design extraudinaire
another great ayrshire web design and great source of useful info.
@faulko1 Very busy DJ, great man.
@pitcheroThe website I use for Cumnock RFC, who just made me a division admin, my club love our site (so do I, I just wish more people would join, so if you dont have a rugby website, join them. They are great (yes I am on there a lot).

People know I do a lot at the rugby. You have seen my twitdoc's, facebook and stuff.
Saturday the 1st XV are playing Cumbernauld, then we have Alex's 50th birthday party that night (where I am serving drink (not paid), then Sunday from 9am - 5pm I am doing emergency 1st aid for sport with East Ayrshire Council, in Shortlees, Kilmarnock. Today I am trying out contacts for an hour.

Well thats the list. Anybody I forgot, I don't think so. Enjoy (and interact with me), but I do know how to edit it when I have new people to add.

I have to say a big thankyou to Josh Briggs on this blog I feel really honoured to be mentioned on his blog.

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Thanks to weeyin13 I have googlewave now. If anybody I know needs an invite, tell me. I have 8 invites. People I don't know won't. You do need a google account (which I use to blog with).


Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Share - Yellow by Coldplay - Song of the Decade

Share - Yellow by Coldplay - Song of the Decade

The Real Mackay blogs so far this week

and Robert Pattison being talked about an interview for New Moon.

Monday John and the x factor posse talk about this weekends show.

These probably will only show in the UK.

This is the forum

Monday, 23 November 2009


Back home

Yes its still wet.

I went down to Cumnock, said hello to my mum who was going to the revamped Farmfoods. Unfortunately my lunch today was cancelled. Grrr. I have came back home. I must have missed the dry spell. I certinally didn't miss the rain, my jeans are wet (I changed to another pear of jeans).

Just took a pic fae my kitchen.

Rain again

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Ad in New York Times...We need more "victims" like Alex!

This Add Was Posted to Craig in the Personals

To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last. Date: 05-27-09, 1:43 A M EST.

I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on my girlfriend, threatening our lives and me.

You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings.

I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.

First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment when I drew my pistol after you took my Jacket. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason.

My girlfriend had just bought me that Kimber Model 1911 .45 A CP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder holster for it that very evening.

Obviously you agree that it is a very Intimidating weapon when pointed at your head wasn't it?

I know it probably wasn't fun walking back to wherever you'd come from bare footed since I made you leave your shoes, cell phone, and wallet with me. [That prevented you from calling or running to your buddies to come help mug us again].

After I called your mother, or "Momma" as you had her listed in your cell, I explained the entire episode of what you'd done. Then I Went and filled up my gas tank as well as four other people's in the gas station on your credit card. The guy with the big motor home took 150 gallons and was extremely grateful!

I gave your shoes to a homeless guy outside Vinnie Van Go Go’s, along with all the cash in your wallet. [That made his day!]

I then threw your wallet into the big pink "pimp mobile" that was parked at the curb ... after I broke the windshield and side window and keyed the entire driver's side of the car.

Later, I called a bunch of phone sex numbers from your cell phone.
Ma Bell just now shut down the line, although I only used the phone for a little over a day now, so what's going on with that?

Earlier, I managed to get in two threatening phone calls to the DA's office and one to the FBI, while mentioning President Obama as my possible target. The FBI guy seemed really intense and we had a nice long chat (I guess while he traced your number etc.).

In a way, perhaps I should apologize for not killing you ... but I feel this type of retribution is a far more appropriate punishment for your threatened crime. I wish you well as you try to sort through some of these rather immediate pressing issues, and can only hope that you have the opportunity to reflect upon, and perhaps reconsider the career path you've chosen to pursue in life.

Remember, next time you might not be so lucky.

Have a good day!

Thoughtfully yours,

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Police warning

> >
> > Warning..!!!!
> > Just last weekend on Friday night we parked in a
> > public
> > car park. As we drove away I noticed a sticker on
> > the
> > rear window of the car. When I took it off after I
> > got home,
> > it was a receipt for petrol. Luckily my friend told
> > me not to
> > stop as it could be someone waiting for me to get
> > out of the
> > car Then we received this email yesterday.
> >
> >
> > Heads up everyone! Please, keep this circulating..
> > You walk
> > across the car park, unlock your car and get inside.
> > You
> > start the engine put it into Reverse.
> >
> > When you look into the rearview mirror to back out
> > of your
> > space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the
> > middle
> > of the rear window. So, you stop and jump out of
> > your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is
> > obstructing your view.
> > When you reach the back of your car, that is when
> > the carjackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and
> > take off. They practically run you over as they speed off in
> > your car.
> >
> > And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in
> > the car.
> > So now the carjacker has your car, your home address
> > , your
> > money, and your keys. Your home and your whole
> > identity are
> > now compromised!
> >
> >
> >
> > If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back
> > window, lock your doors and just drive away.
> > Remove the paper later. And be thankful that you
> > read this e-mail. I hope you will forward this to
> > friends and
> > family, especially to women.
> > A purse contains all kinds of personal information
> > and identification documents, and you certainly do NOT want
> > this to fall into the wrong hands.
> >
> >
> > Please tell all your friends



Any thoughts.

Link to STV Forum

This is what I think:-

I just read the article now, there is no date set for final process beginning. I can't see how a Conservative UK government would give extra funding to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland but not England.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

The Real Mackay blogs.

stv video blog for 03/11/09

New STV blog for 04/11/09

Ok look at the above blog from the Real Mackay on STV News at Six and tell me how many got all of these. Maybe I am old as well and didn't get them all.

Go to the forum on STV and tell them there as well.


The box house cumnock

Roast beef and chips, peas

The box house cumnock

Chicken noodle soup.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Saturday 650

Thats me at work. 7am start sun, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun, mon to go.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Flowers for sister

This was flowers that david, terry and me gave sally for her birthday.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Central train station

Thats me at Glasgow Central train station. It only took me 15 mins walk to get here.

My train is at 828 and its the front one.

The victoria house hotel was briliant. I had a double bed. Breakfast was served from 7am.
It had great power shower.

I have 2 cds in my bag, one signed which cost me a tenner each.

It was ok. My taxi driver on the way back to the hotel was a bit funny. i said take me to my hotel then he comes out with, youll have to pay or talk to owner if you want it?

I lost him there.
Well i have docs this morning then bt this afternoon.