andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

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    • Featured User Mk II

      2 weeks ago

      andytheciderman RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      Guess this is as good a time as any to fire off another journal. It's been too long!


      Not much has changed since my last journal.  I'm still in Edinburgh, I'm still at the same job, and everything is going smoothly.  I am still thinking about what I want to do after I leave this job.  there are many options, but I'm leaning towards priority number one being staying in Edinburgh and seeking alternative employment. I might go into a cycling job, possibly something a bit different, or maybe inquire about joining Rockstar North as a games tester, which really would be something different.


      After a couple of injuries last year, I'm finally back on my bike commuting to work.  I only live a mile away from my office so I have to mix it up to keep it interesting.  We've also started a Friday ride-out at work, which is proving popular.  Today was the second ride and the first time I've crashed in over 5 years.  I took a unfamiliar corner too quickly and a gate appeared in front of me.  I slammed the brakes on, skidded the back wheel, dodged the gate and a huge mean looking rock, and skidded to a halt in a ditch.  Only a few scratches and some foliage attached to my ankle, the bike was fine.


      Apart from that, nearly all of my free time is spent either watching pro-cycling on Eurosport or playing zee gamez with the GGG.  I've now switched predominantly to the PC and it's awesome, playing the League of Rockets, the Grounds of Battle, the Siege of Rainbow 6's, and the 5's of Auto Grand Theft.


      Anywho, that's enough about me. How are you???


      Edit: Oh yeah! And thanks for the comments people! You're all the best :)

    • Thanks Brain.....

      3 months ago

      andytheciderman RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      Do you ever get memories that you're absolutely positive are true and accurate, but just turn out to be complete nonsense?  I know this is a real phenomenon and is particularly common with childhood memories, but I just had it happen today.  As in, I remember something that happened this morning that turned out to be complete and utter bollocks.


      So the situation is, my little team of three people has a super secret walk-in cupboard on the other side of the office (totally not super secret) and we keep the key for said cupboard of secrets on my desk.  Early this afternoon, I had to return a box of things to the cupboard that I'd taken out this morning, literally a gap of three hours, and I have a crystal clear memory of me bringing the key back to my desk, including where I held it and where I put it when I got back to my desk.


      So I go to look for the key, it's not on my desk.  Oh shit, where the hell did I put it?

      No one else has used the cupboard today, so where have I put the sodding key?

      I look on my desk, nope not there.  It's not in it's normal hiding place.  Did I sweep it accidentally under my keyboard? Nope.

      I know, it's in my pockets! That's what I always do with it! Nope, not there.  I haven't knocked it onto the floor have I? No.


      *Breaks news to boss that I've lost the key.


      Continue to look for it everywhere.

      Boss asks, "have you left it in the door of the cupboard?" No definitely not, I definitely brought it back here.

      Did I accidentally throw it away? No.  Am I sure it's not in my pockets? It's not in any of my pockets.

      Boss says, "you'll absolutely have left it in the door".  "No I totally haven't, stop talking nonsense!".


      I know! I'll have put in the box of things I have to take back to the cupboard.  That's definitely it!

      It's not in there.  "Are you sure? Check again." Nope not in there.


      Boss says, "I bet you it's in the door". "No no, we're just not looking hard enough."  It must be under the desk for sure.  It's not under the desk.


      Boss orders me back to the cupboard to check the door.

      "Well alright then, but I definitely brought it back here".


      ....mumbling about wasting time....


      It was in the door of the cupboard.


      What the hell brain?!?!?!

      Cue the laughter and ridicule from my colleagues.


      This has been an Andytheciderman tale of woe.

    • OCC Eleven Little Roosters - Theories and Discussion!

      in Forums > OCC Eleven Little Roosters - Theories and Discussion! | Follow this topic

      andytheciderman RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      Discuss any and all things ELR.  Theories! Clues! Predictions!


      Fire away! Spoilers will be rife in here ;)

      53 replies

    • Obligatory Life Update Journal (Warning - May Contain Emotion)

      5 months ago

      andytheciderman RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      So two things happened this week, one brilliant, the other not quite so much.  So let's start with the shite and get it out of the way.  benson


      It's to do with my job.  My company is based in Aberdeen, but for the past year and a half I've been contracting at a company in Edinburgh and I've loved every minute.  I love the city, the people, my apartment, and me job.  I've always known it wasn't a permanent position, but it still came as a shock when I was told next year will be my last here.  The contract will not be renewed past September 2017, there might be an option for a three month extension, but that's it.

      So my time in Edinburgh may be coming to a close, I don't want it to, but I may not have a choice.  Once the contract ends, it's likely that my company will need me back in Aberdeen.  I've there twice in my life and I'm not to keen to move back.  So this leaves me in a bit of a pickle.  What are my options?  Attempt to get a different job in Edinburgh? Suck it up and move back to Aberdeen? Take a break? In a way it's good that I found out this early.  Now I can at least prepare myself and think, but I might leave it until after the holidays.  Chat to my family about it and see what they say.  Is this an opportunity in disguise? Could this be my chance to pursue other dreams? Either to go travelling for a few months, or to switch career paths to something more fulfilling.  I'll give all options serious though.


      So that was the crap stuff, now onto the highlight of my week, possibly my year....well it's definitely top five.  tower

      This week, @jack and @Caiti decided to grace the UK with their fabulous presence and where was their first calling point? Edinburgh! And it was my absolute pleasure to join them and the RT Scots crowd for a few bevs on Monday night.  They are fantastic people, and Jack was great company for a few drinks.  We even had the Celsius v Fahrenheit debate.  Below are two potato quality photos of me with the big man (blame my HTC front facing camera....and Jack, he took the pictures  wink  jack).


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    • GGG ExtraLife

      6 months ago

      andytheciderman RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      This is my first year with the Good Guy Gamers and I'm joining in with their 24 hour live stream event for ExtraLife!


      Check out all the info in McDom's post here :)


      In short, kick-off is 8am EST on the 19th of November (1pm GMT) and I'll be joining in with games such as Worms, Rocket League, Minecraft, and Gmod.


      Official Twitch channel for the stream is here: https://www.twitch.tv/officialgoodguygamers

      And you can donate to our ExtraLife page here: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=212021


      Super excited to be part of the team, and really looking forward to 24 hours of fundraising fun! If you can spare some minutes of your weekend, I strongly suggest swinging by, because it'll be a blast.  tower jack


      Have excellent weekends people!


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    • Thursday Evening Musings

      6 months ago

      andytheciderman RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      The nights have drawn in and it's cold as fuck in Edinburgh right now, and I'm sitting here, slightly bored, counting down the minutes until the working day is over and thinking we need a bit of a language change.


      This refers to every person on Earth's continued misuse of the term 'Lol'.


      You see, whenever anyone uses 'Lol', they're not actually 'laughing out loud', it's more of a silent 'ha!'.  No one is 'lol'-ing, or 'lmfao'-ing, or even 'rofl'-ing.  So I reckon we need a new acronym.  Something that better reflects what's actually happening.


      It's really more of a 'silent internal chuckle', or 'Sic'.


      Another option is for 'mildly amusing moment', 'Mam'.


      How about 'you made me laugh internally for a fraction of a second', or 'Ymmlifafoas'.....this one might be a bit of a stretch.


      I don't know, what's everyone else think?

    • Weird Embarrassing Memory

      6 months ago

      andytheciderman RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      When I was in Physics class at school, I used to pretend crocodile clips were dinosaurs and have them fight.  I even pretended blue-tac was prey and had the crocodile clip dinos 'eat' it.


      I mean, come on!


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    • [Bug Report] Emojis Posting in Journal Comment Replies

      in Forums > [Bug Report] Emojis Posting in Journal Comment Replies | Follow this topic

      andytheciderman RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

      Just tried to use an emoji, from the standard list and then the RT list, in a comment reply on my journal, but it didn't show up in my reply box, it showed up in the normal post reply box above.  I tried to move it, cut and paste, and got a load of code.

      I'm using Chrome.

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  • Comments (42)

    • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

      2 weeks ago

      Hey... You. Yeah, you! FU buddy!

    • lizzycaput FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold fantastical realist

      2 weeks ago

      Yaay, friend! You are the Featured User today!!  I saw your picture and thought, I recognize that handsome face! Happy FU day, dude!!

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian V

      2 weeks ago

      Happy FU day!

    • Tudor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTUK Fireteam

      2 weeks ago

      Happy FU day!

    • McDom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold GGG Muhahaha

      2 weeks ago

      FU!!! Woo!!!

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      2 weeks ago

      Happy FU day, fellow OCCer!

    • IndiaRT28

      2 weeks ago

      Hey Andy. I got some big news for you here buddy.


      Congratulations for unlocking the Achievement: "Featured User!" Enjoy your 100 gamerscore!


       whiskey geoff jack ryan gavin michael jeremy tower

    • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold should always think ahea

      2 weeks ago

      Congrats on the FU from across the Pond!  thumbsup

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      2 weeks ago

      FU, friend!

    • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      2 weeks ago

      Eeeeyyy! Featured user! :D

    • HybridSquirrels FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Keeper of Nuts!

      3 months ago

      Hey Andy, remind me what days/UK times do GGG play in their set sessions?

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        3 months ago

        Minecraft Saturdays 9pm, Game Night is Wednesdays 9pm :D

    • OsageOrange

      7 months ago

      Happy (late) FU day!

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        7 months ago

         matt 

    • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

      7 months ago

      Hoy there mate! Jolly good and happy FU day gobna! 


      Mandatory semi-racist British accent is mandatory

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      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        7 months ago

        Well thanks there matey! That's well nice of you old chap gavin 

      • madmanmoe Keeper of Shenanigans

        7 months ago

        @andytheciderman, I'm sorry, i just have to make mention that that is a very VERY British thing to have a POT OF TEA as your backdrop.


        Ok, I'm good, stereotype pimple has been popped. 

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        7 months ago

        @madmanmoe Tea and cake!

    • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

      7 months ago

      HEY DUDE! FU!

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        7 months ago

        I still can't get over FU being both Featured User and Fuck You gavin 

      • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

        7 months ago

        And that is exactly why I said it...

    • IndiaRT28

      7 months ago

      Congratulations for unlocking the Achievement: "Featured User!" Enjoy your 100 gamerscores!


       whiskey  geoff jack ryan gavin michael jeremy tower 

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        7 months ago

        It's not FU day without 100 gamerscores! Cheers pal burnie 

    • Mr_Charles_Casey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Martial Guitarist

      7 months ago

      Yo, FU my boy!

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        7 months ago

         benson 

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      7 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        7 months ago

         gavin 

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      7 months ago

      Happy FU!

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        7 months ago

         jack 

    • Ratatoskr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Logics

      7 months ago

      FU of the day!

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        7 months ago

         matt 

    • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

      1 year ago

      Hey! I think you were my secret Santa! Thanks very much! The gifts were excellent! Also, excuse my delay.

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        1 year ago

        Ha! I was indeed!

        I took the hint about playing cards and I stalked your profile to find out which POP figure I should get :)

        Glad you like them!

    • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

      2 years ago

      How are you not friends with @shumble91? smiley7.gif

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        2 years ago

        Yeah I checked his profile. I shall introduce myself and ask him! smiley0.gif

      • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

        2 years ago

        IDK, but I know he's going to Aberdeen U for his Masters.

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        2 years ago

        Is he up here right now?

      • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

        2 years ago

        I mean, c'mon Aberdeen AND Geology? Can't miss! smiley1.gif

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        2 years ago

        Easily rectified smiley0.gif

    • AshleyBren

      2 years ago

      For winning that revelation, you get this random comment! smiley0.gif

      • AshleyBren

        2 years ago

        Thank you, thank you.

      • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

        2 years ago

        Hahaha, well played smiley0.gif

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