Back On Track

I feel I am back at track. Late Thursday nights partying away in some god awful club until 5 o’clock in the morning or Sunday nights in German beer houses lending to Soho’s gayest club* are all behind me.

*The club is called G-A-Y.

Today, I’m bringing in the normality. Allowing myself a rare glimpse into a life I’ve never really allowed myself to settle into. This is it. Although, I’m not as panicked as I thought I would be. Dare I say, I’m kind of enjoying it.

I do have a cheaper vice replacing my alcoholism and today I am going to use it to brighten any tedium I might encounter. I am betting on the football. I got heavily into football following the last World Cup. On the World Cup I made a nice £100 on bets of £2 each. I’ve found myself now unable to miss a Fulham match (my team) and now I feel confident enough to bet on a few teams.

I’ve whet my appetite with three bets of £5. Two of them are pretty safe bets of four selections. The last one however is a crazy 13 selections with the chance of netting me £92,000. Lets hope I win that one!

Happy Valentines Day!?

I know Valentines Day is almost two weeks away, but unfortunately my Valentines present from the boyfriend arrived yesterday. I didn’t really know what it was and opened it. So, it our crazy minds it just made more sense to celebrate Valentines Day earlier. All I had to give the boyfriend was a card which read inside: “You still do it for me!” (The only reason I bought it!!) and the box set of the I.T. Crowd. His present to me was a selection of award-winning British ales. I’m so excited!! Now I am going to list the ales/beers/stouts:

Yorkshire Terrier
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York Brewery
(4.2%)

Titanic Stout

Titanic Brewery
(4.5%)

Pride of Oxford

Oxfordshire Ales
(5.0%)

Conqueror Black IPA

Windsor & Eton Brewery
(5.0%)

Landmark

The Waen Brewery
(5.5%)

Blueberry Classic Bitter

The Coach House Brewing Co.
(5.0%)

Station Bitter

Stonehouse Brewery
(3.9%)

Shropshire Gold

Salopian Brewery
(3.8%)

Potholer

Cheddar Ales
(4.5%)

Citra

Oakham Ales
(4.6%)

Pipe Dream

George Wright Brewing Company
(4.3%)

Hebden’s Wheat

Little Valley Brewery
(4.5%)

Needless to say, I’m incredibly excited especially since a friend and I have been rating ales around the pubs of London. I won’t show you our ale guide yet, but I will one day, I promise.

Happy New Year!

It’s been a bit of a crazy start to the new year for me, but I’m confident as ever that this is my YEAR!!

It started with the usual drunken New Years celebrations and a job application to be a Funeral Director. That’s right, A Funeral Director. Unfortunately I wasn’t selected for an interview (Not sure if that is a good or bad outcome), but I did get a job interview for a hospital that is 2 hours journey from me. I’m really hoping to get this job, so please wish me luck.

I’m still writing away. This includes the story I started for NaNoWriMo. I’ve also started work on a little side project. It’s mainly an animation series about a group of British superheroes mixed with comical elements. We’ll see how it pans out.

I also hope to writing more poetry this year. I had a major lull in my poetry due to my confinement of one area. I normally write best when on long journeys or on long walks. Getting this job will help that.

Anyway, I hope you all have a good year and we’ll see how it goes!

NaNoWriMo, My Birthday, The End of the World and Christmas!

I know I did my all to infamous disappearing act again and I’m afraid it was because too much stuff happened all at once.

I never finished NaNoWriMo I’m afraid to say. I did what I always do. I got bogged down in all my research. However, I’m still plowing through the insane research I have declared that needs to be done and I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Picture 9 Picture 8

Those pictures are just some of the research I’ve been doing. There is more, but I can’t be bothered to take more pictures or give anything else away.

Then in the midst of all this, it was my birthday on the 9th December. I celebrated two weekends in a row. The second weekend was mainly because the my local pub had just reopened under new management. It’s all done up and looks brilliant. I’m not too embarrassed to bring people down anymore. My parents were meant to come down for a drink, but both were a bit ill and didn’t quite make it. No drunk, embarrassing parents for me.

After the parties, I focused all my efforts on preparing for Christmas. Decorating, sending Christmas cards and buying presents. I only wrapped half of the presents… the other half I gave to my partner to wrap. He enjoys doing it and I was incredibly frustrated at the time. I’m almost ready for Christmas. Just have to buy one more present for my brother and then I am all set.

I would like to have said that I have been preparing for the end of the world, but I haven’t. I have plans meeting some friends on Saturday and then a Christmas dinner Saturday night. Sunday I have a friend coming over to see me and Monday is my last chance to wrap any presents before heading out for my Christmas Eve drinks with friends at my local. It’s tradition I’ve kept going for 4 years now. It’s also a last chance to swap presents.

I can’t lie, I’m excited about Christmas. I love giving out presents and getting all my friends together. It’s an awesome time of year. Christmas Day I spend with my parents and in the evening I head to my partners and his family. Boxing Day, my partner and I are at one of my cousins with all my family. It makes me glad I have so many people in the world to spend time with…

Day 10

DAY 10

Put Your Music Player On Shuffle and Write the First 10 Songs That Play

I’m glad this is an easy one. I’m too hungover for anything hard. Haha, hard! That’s especially funny as last night I was at strip night. Anyway, Let’s do this!

1. Sonique – It Feels So Good (Funny for the dirty minded out there)

The irony of that video is that Sonique is probably waiting tables listening to her song on the radio these days.

2. Little Shop of Horrors – Some Fun Now (Dirty minded again! Also, one of my favourite musicals)

3. Spor – Claret’s March (A bit of Drum N Bass from the days when I was a raver)

4. Can Bonomo – Love Me Back (The Turkish entry for the Eurovision 2012)

I love the boat they make on the stage!

5. Brand New – Luca (I’m glad this song came on, I love it!)

6. Alphabeat – 10,000 Nights (Another song I love :D)

7. Fall Out Boy – Homesick At Space Camp (One of my favourite bands!)

8. Eurythmics – There Must An Angel (Love Annie Lennox)

9. Marina and the Diamonds – Hermit the Frog (I’m actually in love with Marina)

10. Sum 41 – No Brains (A blast from the past)

Pictures/ Questions

Pictures

A picture of what you had for lunch

This picture has many memories. I know it’s not a picture of what I had for lunch, but its a great picture anyway. It’s with my best friend, Julian, at a Chinese buffet. A vegetarian Chinese buffet. We only realised after we had started eating. Bad times.

Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.

Well, the nearest book to me is actually my diary. Or should I say diaries. I lost the first book, but I did copy the seventeenth line from the twenty-third page of each book of my diary. Just to warn you, each book has it’s own title. Normally a song lyric which relates quite fittingly to the contents of the said book.

Book 2: Which came first,
the music or the misery?

“Sorry, writing this on the bus home.”

Not a very interesting line I must admit. I promise it gets better though.

Book 3: Here in this diary,
I write you visions of my summer.
It was the best I ever had.

“Sooze: Ur not stupid.”

Testament to the fact I am not stupid I suppose. This is a text message from a friend.

Book 4: Well it rains and it pours
when your out on your own,
If I crash on the couch can
I sleep in my clothes.

“Apparently he enjoyed our kiss (I didn’t) and that he wasn’t expecting tongues.”

There is a story to this sentence. There was a guy who wanted to kiss a guy to try it out. We had a few drinks and I agreed he could try on me. I realise this makes me sound like a bit of a whore, but it was a drunken dare and who cares 🙂

Book 5: Just Think Happy Thoughts

“I then started lifting up her top and playing with her breasts.”

This is about my ex-girlfriend. She wasn’t actually my girlfriend at the time, this was way before we got together. I went round to hers, we watched the Lion King and some stuff sorta happened.

Book 6: “When I disappear,
It is clear I am up to no good.”

People lined up to pay their last respects to nan in the open coffin.

This is quite self explanatory. It’s from my nans funeral in Cork, Ireland.

Book 7: I AM ON THE MEND
AT LEAST NOW I CAN SAY THAT I AM TRYING

“my beds comfy for that”

This is from a flirty web conversation with someone from my past…

Book 8: Back in school they never taught us what we needed to know.

Talked to an old Scottish couple until it closed.

Julian (the guy in the picture) should remember this one. It’s from our holiday in Malta. After we had visited some catacombs we rested and spoke to some Scottish couple.

Book 9: No Good,
You’re Up To No Good!

That’s when he kissed me.

So this is about another ex. This time an ex boyfriend. In fact this was our first kiss.

Book 10: I think I’ll figure it out
With a little more time!
But who needs time!

In AAU I had more people prodding and poking me.

This is from when I was admitted to the hospital I worked at with appendicitis. I eventually had my appendix out. It was quite an odd time for me. Being treated by doctors who I knew and worked with.

My Weekend and Some Pictures of Doors

I’m not sure what to write tonight. I didn’t have time to think about either. I went out Friday night for a drink after work, spent Saturday shopping and having a blood test, went out again for the night and ended up staying at my partners.
So tonight I decided I am going to show you all the pictures I have taken of doors. It’s a rather usual habit I have normally from when I go on holiday. I just find them fascinating. I like trying to imagine what is behind every door. The doors themselves sort of tell the story of the life the people lead who live behind it.

Malta

Bristol, UK

Estonia

Amsterdam

Prague

Brighton, UK

London, UK

I hope you enjoy the pictures. I really hope one day to improve the collection, blow them up to life size and put them in a gallery. I think it would be a really cool idea.