I Got to Be the Team Captain

I am not quite sure what the leadership assessment is among the guys, but they decided that I am going to be the captain of the team. The big thing of that job is that you are the only one who is supposed to talk to the referee. It is not good to have eleven guys yelling at the referee. Obviously you are often going to find his rulings to be wrong. It is hard for you to be fair and impartial to some guy who has just ruled against you in a game where every goal is beyond price. That is why there is some much diving in football. It is obvious that one goal is usually the difference between a win and a loss. So you are deeply motivated to influence the referee’s decisions to your advantage.

It is hard for you to think about whether or not you are right or wrong about it when you are trying to win the game. Obviously many people are willing to show a lot more moral flexibility in what they will do to influence the referee. I have to maintain my composure, even when the other team is acting as though they were shot dead by a sniper. That is very frustrating, even though you know quite well that your own team’s players are diving as egregiously as the other side is. You have to be a leader by not losing your cool even when you are certain that the decisions are unfair. In fact it obvious that it is not possible for the refs to be fair so long as diving is as prevalent as it. The best thing would be to kick players out of the match and then suspend them for very long times if they do it.

Finding a Great Chiropractor for Neck Pain

I am going to try to find chiropractors in Devizes that are known for rendering good services, and actually being able to fix problems that their patients have. I have been skeptical of chiropractors in the past, but now I realize that I am going to have to go see one, because I am simply in so much pain, that I do not see that I have many other options. It is really a lot of pain that I am in, and I really do not see myself being able to bear this type of pain for longer without having something done to try to alleviate some of the pain.

I have no idea what the source of the pain is. But I have done a bit of reading on the internet, in an attempt to look for some answers, and it does seem plausible that it could be a pinched nerve. I don’t know if that is what is going on, but if it is, then I need to figure out how to fix it. Right now, my neck pain is keeping me from sleeping, and I really feel discomfort on a constant basis. It is hard to live with suffering on a constant basis.

I am going to look for a chiropractor that is near my house. I do not like driving much right now, due to my neck pain. Mostly because it is hard for me turn my head to the side. As such, I can’t check the blind spots of my mirrors easily, and it causes me a good bit of discomfort. I really do not enjoy feeling this way, so I do hope to be able to get some help for this problem, and to find a cure for all of my pain and suffering.

Old Style and New Style Taxis in the UK

I call them cabs. Always have. However, when visiting the UK, everyone seemed to call them taxis. One thing I have noticed though is that they have some really nice ones over there. I took a Bristol Taxi to see a relative in a rural area. I was trying to visit everyone on the list since this was my first trip abroad. The last time I was here I was too young to remember most of it. In London they have really cool looking cabs. Plus, the drivers have to undergo some serious training that I don’t think any cabbie in the States has to do.

They have to learn pretty much every route from just about any location to another. They have to know the shortest routes by memory. You might think that is an easy task, but you have to remember that London has a rich history of culture as well as being rebuilt and built over many times. There are what you would call regular streets and the ones that are not so regular. The taxi drivers have to know which routes to take from just about any point A in the city to point B.

I don’t know how the drivers even pass the tests. I saw a show on TV about it. The show was really interesting. You really have to know pretty much every street and alley in the London area to get your license to drive a taxi. I have had a hit or miss mix of cab drivers who really know the area where I live. Anyway, back to the taxis. You probably have seen those black taxis that look more British than any other vehicle on the road. However, the Bristol taxi I was in was a nice new sleek vehicle that was comfortable and modern. The old squarish taxis are still a staple in some areas, but there are a lot more vehicles in Britain now that are called taxis.

Playing Around with Stuff I Found at an Auction

I am playing around with this stuff I got at an auction last weekend. In essence I hung around until it was all over and made an offer on the stuff that was left over which was worth taking a flier on. There was a couple of things that I did not want to mess with, but some of it was worth a bit of money for salvage. There were a couple of CCTV kits, which seemed to be completely worthless. It was obvious that they were about ten years old and well past their expiration date when it came to useful life. They probably make systems which have twice as clear of a picture as these old things do. However if you take them to a junk yard they will try to take the precious metals out of it. They are not worth a lot of money, but then you did not see me giving a lot of money for them.

I figure that I can try to sell them at an auction site like ebay. It is not likely that they will be able to sell for much, but again I can make a profit off them without getting much for them. It is all a side line for me after all. Most of all I am doing this stuff to keep my hand in the game, but I do not have to make a killing off everything. People mess up when they get greedy. You just have to make enough money off the deal for it to be worth the time and trouble that you put in the task. If you have very little in the whole process, then all you need to do is get very little plus a small profit to make things worth it.

Spent the Day Down at the Park

Eve and I did a lot of the tourist stuff today. She went to watch one of her friends jump out of an airplane at Netheravon. A charity called the Army Parachute Association has a service where you can do a tandem skydive in London, although really this is up the A345 on the River Avon. You have to pass some tests I think, or at least you have to appear to be healthy. I suppose they want to know if you are going to drop dead of a weak heart if you try to jump out of an airplane. Eve tried to talk me in to the thing, but I am pretty sure that she was just seeing if she could mess with me. Of course I am pretty much afraid of heights. It is not as though I am terrified of climbing up a ladder, but I do not like the ladder if it is too high.

For instance our house is a split level and so I am fine on the front side of the house. That is probably about a dozen feet high and I figure that if I fell off the roof there, it would hurt a lot, but probably would not kill me. I might limp away or I might need an ambulance, but I would eventually get up. On the other side of the house it is twice as far from the roof down to the ground, and of course there is also a concrete patio under about half of it. So I do not like my chances of walking away from that sort of fall. I just want to avoid situations where I might die and of course I might die for real if I jump out of a plane and that parachute fails.