A few days ago I was clearing out my old files. I try to do this every year or so to keep my disk drives free of crap, and it also gives me a chance to re-evaluate things. I have dozens of DVDs in a cupboard burned with pictures, videos and such of times that I don’t need to find on a day-to-day basis. This year I’d found a load of USB drives that I just copied all the files from to keep safe, and look through later.
I went through them today and found that this was back when my main machine was Lakota, a big beige box that had a Celeron 500Mhz processor in it; my first ever computer made from scratch. Two CRT monitors, with two printers; one for B&W printing and the other for colour. This was back when I was still in secondary school. 2005, nearly eight years ago now. I was still fixated on getting into the IT Support business, and my friends were all in the same area. I missed those times, and went back to my del.icio.us bookmarks back then and found all but a time-capsule. My old web addresses (limoure.servebeer.com), a link to my first hosted site (kaecyus-drake.net), my Myspace (pre-Timberlake), and even my old VampireFreaks Profile! It had been deleted of course, but the memories were still there.
And then I came across a picture that made stop. I had pictures of all my old friends, but then I found one of me. One of me way back when.
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It’s been a while since I’ve been to an event. We’re probably talking years at this point. But when TNA was hosting it’s Road to Lockdown Tour (aka Maximum Impact V) and was bringing it to Nottingham I couldn’t resist. The ticket was £45, but it turns out the tiered seats could’ve been £22.50. But being that close to the ring was worth it. Apparently they won’t be coming back to Nottingham next year, so it was worth spending the extra cash.
I would like to apologise beforehand for my photos. I was meant to be getting a Nexus 4 the previous week but I ended up getting it the morning after the event. Typical, and I made my feelings known. Anyway.
There was no promo faff like there is on Impact! itself. This was just match after match and it was great. The matches were (winners in bold):
- Tag Team Championship: Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez (c)
- British Boot Camp Rematch: Rockstar Spud vs. Party Marty Scurll
- Knockouts (Velvet Sky as Referee): Gail Kim & Tara vs. The Blossom Twins
- X Division Championship: Zema Ion vs. Rob Van Dam (c)
- Tag Match: Austin Aries & Bobby Roode vs. James Storm & Magnus
- Cage Match: Devon & DOC vs. Sting & Kurt Angle (intervention by A&8s and Bully Ray)
Continue reading ‘Maximum Impact! V Nottingham: Road to Lockdown’ & Gallery
With Impact! Wrestling’s Road to Lockdown UK tour happening this week I thought it would finally be time to write an entry on what I have so far. I plan on buying more though, and not only because it turns out a colleague’s son is a big wrestling fan and it would be cruel not to bring something back.
UPS really tried to do me over with this parcel. They tried to charge me £51 for £40 worth of merchandise, not once but twice. The second time happened just recently, a month after I got the package delivered. They filled in paperwork incorrectly, making the package a ‘Complex Entry’ since it apparently had two countries of origin or something like that. Life lesson for you: always double-check charges. What made it even more insulting was that they tried to make me pay cash on delivery. No way in hell was I paying it.
Anyway, enough moaning, here’s the haul.
Continue reading ‘I’m on my way to the Impact Zone!’