Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fitting A Vanity Unit

There are a lot of ways in which you can describe your bathroom to make it sound particularly impressive. It's funny because even the most mundane looking bathroom can sound more than it is. Take this for instance: "The bathroom features a bath with mains-connected shower and curved shower screen, mahogany-style vanity unit with storage cupboards, heated towel rail and underfloor heating." It sounds pretty impressive doesn't it. When you walk into the room there would be little that you would find there to take your breath away.

That being said, the underfloor heating does sound rather nice.

In a lot of ways the type of vanity unit that you use in the bathroom is going to set the scene for the entire room. Unless you have a particularly large bathroom the vanity unit is going to dominate the space. For this reason it is important to fit one that is going to make a suitable impression. It shouldn't be an overbearing piece of furniture and it should look relevant to the rest of the room.

Fitting a vanity is a fairly straightforward affair although it will probably be necessary to call in a plumber to hook everything up.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Twice the Lethal Limit

A man in Bulgaria somehow managed to stay conscious long enough to only cause a minor traffic incident when he has recorded as having twice the lethal (that's lethal...not legal) blood alcohol reading.

The guy admitted to police that he had just drunk 20 litres of beer before passing out, missing out on, I'm sure, the round of applause from the undoubtedly impressed constabulary.

This guy managed to remain alive, even though his blood alcohol reading registered 0.851. A lethal blood alcohol reading is apparently 0.40.

Now there's one doozy of a hangover as well as a prison stay in that guy's future.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Tiki Torch Danger

Are we getting so desperate for new experiences that we're reduced to drinking the tiki torch fuel? Well, maybe not on purpose. The liquid that fills tiki torches is a yellowish oil that obviously resembles too closely the color of apple juice. A whole bunch of people have been visiting the hospital suffering from poisoning after mistakenly ingesting the stuff.

There has been at least one case of someone dying after drinking the tiki torch fuel which causes aspiration pneumonia which is an inflammation of the lungs and bronchial tubes related to breathing a foreign substance.

For goodness sake, people, lay off the tiki torch fuel.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sleepy Thieves - Again

One of my favorite types of stories has popped up again (stoopid thieves), this time in Monroe, Washington. Police have followed a trail of pillows and backpacks that had been stolen from a department store to find a couple of petty thieves asleep on their stolen booty.

The pair broke into a storage container and stole the comfy goods before absoconding. But when you've got that many nice, comfortable sleeping accessories, and you've worked so hard, and you're getting sooooo sleepy...

They found 1 guy asleep on a stolen hammock and the other lying on a pile of cushions, dead to the world.

Surprise, surprise the police say that alcohol was involved.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What's My Mother-In-Law Doing in Germany?

After 30 hours of listening to the non-stop incessant chatter of her friend a German woman became so desperate to rid herself of her friend that she dialled emergency services to have her removed.

Sounds like it was an emergency to me, after all the woman would have been in danger of a severe case of bleeding ears. Either that or she could have been driven to murder...or suicide.

Hopefully, when the police came to take the guest home they figured out a way to tactfully say "Shut the f*ck up!"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Foiled Prison Break

It all seems so easy in the movies.

17-year-old Jesus Albert Suarez Chavez and 22-year-old Roman Orozco Martinez tried to escape through air conditioning ducts of the Alton city jail. Unfortunately for them the air ducts weren't built to hold a couple of petty crims and even though it worked in Die Hard, real life is a little less forgiving.

While the daring duo were making their escape one of them fell through the ceiling and into the office of the Police Chief. Of all the dirty luck. The crim that didn't fall through the ceiling was attempting to crawl into an air conditioning duct but, as I said, this isn't Die Hard and the air conditioning duct was way too small for a human body.

Add a couple of years onto the sentence please judge.