Posted by sean on December 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm in Fish, Fun At Home, Leeds United, Video Games, Weather with No Comments

Frosty the Snowman decided to piss ice and snow all over the country last week. Bath City were supposed to be playing Kettering on Saturday. Kettering does unfortunately not share the temperatures of Qatar, so as with most fixtures across England, the match was postponed due to the cold weather. Therefore, it was a Saturday spent indoors.

Amazon delivered Donkey Kong Country for the Wii, which I spent a lot of the afternoon playing. I bought the original DKC back in 1995 for the SNES. It was one of my favourite games as a child and a title I probably played more than was healthy for any human. I was therefore a little dubious about the re-release for the Wii and if Nintendo would do the classic title justice. I am pleased to say that they have. Like the original, it has beautiful graphics and is full of charm. It is also frightfully addictive – just like the 1995 release. While I love this game, it is maddening at times. Trying to make the stupid ape jump from platform to platform and avoid enemies is enough to drive even the most placid of people insane with rage. I would be lying if I said I hadn’t shouted any profanities at the TV during the last 24 hours.

I didn’t spend the whole Saturday playing video games. I had work to do as well – mainly cleaning out the fish tank. The confused fish which swims upside down is still alive and healthy… well, if you can call swimming the wrong way round ‘healthy’. Luckily, none of its friends have copied its strange behaviour. While cleaning fish shit out of the gravel and pump, I listened to Leeds United game over the internet. Despite having fish faeces on my hands, I was very happy. No, I’m not a fecalpheliac, I had simply heard Luciano Becchio score two late goals in as many minutes.

This is where I put the contents of the fish tank pump. For sale on eBay later today.

Later that evening John and Simon came round. We were going to play the SNES, but after eating our meal of pie and curly fries, we decided to play Bath Monopoly. A rather crafty plan on Simon and my part, as it allowed us to watch Match of the Day at the same time. I dominated the game, but was rather disappointed I wasn’t able to buy Twerton Park. John, the man who hates football more than anyone in the entire world, bought it and refused to sell it to me for anything less than £100,000. I was also saddened by the fact that despite owning Bath Rugby, I did not have the complete set, so could therefore not develop any properties. It is my dream to one day own The Rec and build a massive hotel on top of it!

The snow and ice has now gone. About 48 hours too late! It would have been nice if it was this warm on Saturday – I might have got to go to Kettering. Never mind, I had a fun time playing Donkey Kong, listening to Leeds and cleaning fish pooh.

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