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Holmes_D_83

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  1. I got a job via an agency, told to turn up 0700 Monday morning. I turn up 0635, no-one there knew I was coming. I get sent to the canteen, I sat until 0800, no one came to see me. So I got up and left. The agency calls me, I tell them what happened, get told to go back. So, I go back out, around 0930. Yet again I'm left standing like a spare prick. Eventually around 1100 the boss comes to see me and shows me to my machine. I work the whole day until 1900, get told to come back on Tuesday. Show up on Tuesday, all is ok. This morning, the agency calls, how did i get on etc. "So you're in again on nightshift tonight". Er, no, no one told me. I haven't gotten a chance to get rest. Told them I couldn't do it, I needed more notice than a few hours. Am I being unreasonable?
  2. Are you unconsciously curling your toes inside the skate? I had a terrible habit of doing it and found Powerfeet inserts and Superfeet yellow really helped.
  3. Perfect, the other half lives in Van!
  4. Are the 70 cut similar to the MHP7000? I really like the Euro cut
  5. I have a 58 goalie cut Reebok Edge i picked up from the CT Whale sale, might be an option for you if like me you find player jersey sleeves a bit tight.
  6. That's great to hear! Now if they could cure mine I'd be forever grateful
  7. Will do. I've absolutely no need for them, but I'm like a magpie when it comes to Jofa stuff
  8. Hi, In the gear sighting thread there was mention of a Jofa branded CCM1899 pad on sale at ProHockeyLife. Does anyone know if they still have them on sale? I couldn't find them on the site and a search on here only gave the gear sighting thread. Many thanks, Aaron
  9. Hockey Monkey has the CCM HT12V pro stock helmet, rebranded Reebok 11k. I know what you mean about sizing, the 11k VN is the only helmet I found to fit my massive brick like dome without pinching.
  10. Can confirm, I've a pair of 20k long, pro stock with the extra plastic shell
  11. I'm in Northern Ireland, we use a different scale to the USA. Those results are in mmol/mol. Our normal blood glucose tests are done in mmol/litre, and those numbers would translate to 20.6 and 6.2 roughly. I believe you multiply by 18 to get it in US units. I'm a type 1 on insulin.
  12. Had my endocrinologist appointment today. My HbA1C has gone from 137 last August, to 37 today! So happy!
  13. My parents have totally knifed me in the back. Thank F**k I'm leaving this country.
  14. I have all three. There isn't much between them but the 8k fits a little closer than the 10k or CCM Pro due to the way it's strapped. To be honest the difference is so minimal I'd go with the CCM and save the money people on eBay are wanting (I picked up my 8k a couple years ago for £18. I see them regularly fetching £60 and over)
  15. So a little update from my post in the Venting Spot here. My visa came through! Canada, I'm coming for ya! If you see a slightly lost looking confused ginger Irishman with a beard and very few teeth, say hi!
  16. Depending on the unis we're wearing, I go between a Jofa 390, a Jofa 690 and a Reebok 11K pro stock (full VN liner, no microdial). I should probably get a new bucket but these 3 fit me best and here in Northern Ireland we don't have a LHS anymore so everything has to be mail order.
  17. Black Bush. Grew up close to the distillery and a few bottles always made their way to our house. Plus, being Irish, we had a perfectly legal (I assure you Officer) Poteen still. Absolute rocket fuel.
  18. Hi! So after the crapshoot that was 2016, I'm moving to Vancouver in 2017 and I'm looking for some beer league/pick up in the Vancouver area. Any hints or tips very much appreciated.
  19. I'm so sorry for your losses Chadd. Thank you for your kind words, I hope you had a good Christmas.
  20. Last week an old school friend died. 31, by herself. Tuesday this week, I was repairing a punctured tyre at work when my mum rang to tell me my granny had just died. Then Thursday, after we had buried my granny, my friend Colin died. If life is trying to test my resolve, I'd really like it to stop. Anyway, I hope you all have a merry Christmas. Hug your friends and family, tell them you love them. Be kind.
  21. If you can get them, Reebok 19k Pro stock shins are total tanks. I've taken slappers off them and yes I felt the impact, but no pain.
  22. Jofa 390, 690, and I have an 11k VN pro stock that fits me perfectly, YMMV.
  23. Funnily I did it for a few years when I left the army and was struggling. My boss always joked that i would be back, 10 years later here we are haha!
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