Saturday, September 22, 2018

2018 National Lottery Advent Calendar Scratchcard

I managed to do something that I have been unable to do for the past couple of years today.

I found - and purchased -  a National Lottery Advent Scratchcard!

For a few years in succession, I would buy a card and scratch off a window a day leading into Christmas. Then - for some reason - I couldn't find them in any of the shops where I purchase scratchies. 

Either that or they weren't released by the National Lottery (Someone from Camelot told me they were definitely produced in 2016, but I still couldn't find them a year later).

What I do know is they have been released for Christmas 2018. And the card is already where previous cards spent Christmas at my home - on the door ready to be scratched.

2018 National Lottery Advent Calendar Scratchcard

Friday, September 21, 2018

Last Night's Result

Whenever I finish off the Thursday Night Football prediction posts, I always mention that I have no intention of betting on what my spreadsheet has recommended.

Last night's results is one of the reasons why.

It recommended a play on the New York Jets +3 and the total to go over forty. The final score was 17-21 to the Cleveland Browns.

This is why I state that the Thursday picks are for 'experimental purposes'. It has me entering the weekend with trepidation as I do bet on Sunday/Monday games using what it has selected for me....

Thursday, September 20, 2018

TNF 2018: Week 3 Picks

I have placed the stats into my (not so) trusty spreadsheet to work out what it has selected for tonight's game of NFL football. Here's what it told me.

It has the New York Jets winning the game by nine points and the total to hit forty-seven points. When I compare my numbers to the bookies' lines it recommends:

NY Jets +3
Over 40

As is stated at the end of these Thursday Night Football posts - I don't plan on betting. It's for experimental purposes only.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sony Dives In

If you've been following this blog regularly over the past two years plus, you'll be aware that I have bought both a Nintendo Mini and a Super Nintendo Mini. Both of these consoles are filled with classic games from these systems.

The reason why I am writing about these retro consoles today is because there is a new miniature being released in early December.

Nope, it isn't the Nintendo 64 Mini, which is what I had been hoping for.

Sony has now dived into the pool of creating these machines to attract the nostalgia gamers by releasing a mini version of its original PlayStation.

The console will have twenty classic games from the gaming machine that debuted in the mid-1990s.

I wasn't a PlayStation owner. I owned a PS2 and still have a PS3, so this console isn't something that would appeal to me. However, a lot of my friends from back in the day were owners, so I am sure at least one or two of them will see the news and be tempted.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Laurel And Hardy Movie Coming Soon

I watched a trailer for a new movie about Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy today.
Stan and Ollie Movie
It's looks really good.

Steve Coogan plays the role of Stan. Going by some of the dialogue in the brief parts I've seen, he does seem to get his accent right.

As for Ollie - well, that part has gone to John C Reilly. He looks visually perfect for the role.

The movie - title Stan and Ollie -
will be released in early 2019.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Community Is 9 Today

Today's visit to Twitter taught me that this is the ninth anniversary of the television series - Community.

I cannot recall which year I came across it. It would have been maybe 2012, if I were to make a guess. Whichever year it was, I came across one of the funniest programmes that has ever been written.

It's about a US community college and how a group of people from different backgrounds become good friends.

Unfortunately, the series ended after its sixth season. Still, if you've never seen it, I highly recommend watching.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Scratchin' 2018 : Week 37

I have just finished up the thirty-seventh week of playing at least one scratch card a day - a goal I set myself for 2018.

As of right now, I am £139 in the hole. I didn't have any wins in the past week to write about.

Hopefully, I'll have a story.. or more... next week!