Handwritten Blog

It’s probably 1:40pm, I say probably because I don’t know.

Why don’t I know?

I don’t have a watch, I check the time on my phone, so why don’t I have my phone?

Currently my phone is undergoing some minor surgery at the Apple Store, the front facing camera has been crescenting since December and OCD wouldn’t allow me to just leave it, I wanted it to look perfect!

I bought myself a notebook and am currently sat writing in it.

After dropping the phone into Apple, I paid a visit to TIGER and bought said notebook.

Anyway, that’s all pretty boring stuff!

I’m sat in EAT having lunch, nothing exciting, just a simple chicken wrap and some houmous crisps, no idea what they actually are or what they will taste like but I’m sure I will fill you in with such “mind-blowing” information fairly soon!

It’s nice to have a disconnection from my phone, albeit for a short period of time but just looking around me, everyone, including the O.A.P’s here, are on their phones – I’m the only one who isn’t.

I don’t usually handwrite things but it’s a nice thing to do, although my hand hurts if I do it for too long!

Probably only 10 minutes have passed since I started writing, I don’t know!

Ok, time to eat HOUMOUS CRISPS!

*NOM*

They weren’t that bad – spicy and crunch, chilli and lime flavour.

So today marks the first day of my holiday, yesterday as a treat for the guys at work I bought Pringles, Mini Eggs and Minstrels and embarrassingly I devoured a tube of the Mini Eggs on my lunch break, I then felt rubbish as I’d had way too much sugar!

This morning I woke up with a horrendous headache, probably some sort of sugar hangover, just like a standard alcohol related hangover, the though of consuming the thing (sugar) that made me feel shitty, is the absolute last thing on my mind.

When I was in TIGER earlier I bought a glass bowl thing as I thought it could be used for something at home, it only cost £2 so if it doesn’t get used then it’s no loss.

Glass Bowl

I’m trying to drag out my time sitting here, the longer I stay here, the less time I will have to burn before I pick up my phone.

Do any of you reading this name objects that you have?

I do, my iPhone is called Pluto and my iPad is Goliath LOL, my previous iPhone and iPad mini were known as Pixel and Megapixel, my desktop is called Gigapixel and the external hard drives are known as Terabyte and Petabyte, when I had a car I called it Nico but Tom bought it from me and renamed it :( LOL

I have to say that not having a phone is strange, well not strange per se but I’m realising just how much of a distraction it can be, although having music to listen to would be nice whilst I write.

Later on when I get home I will type all of this up and put it up for you all to read, that’s very meta isn’t it? Is it? I don’t know, I feel that in this paragraph I’m talking to myself!

I wish there was a clock up here, then at least I’d know how long I had left, I could have seen the one on the Lloyd’s building but there are people sat there and I don’t think they’d appreciate my amorphous frame wobbling over towards them, so I will sit here for a bit longer writing.

Shall I write a poem? Yes? Ok!

View said poem here by clicking here

Was that ok? I might publish it separately!

It’s suddenly got rather empty up here, I think the lunch hour has passed, might pop and get a coffee and walk around town, the only downside with doing that is my jeans are falling down, I forgot to put a belt on when I left the house and because I’ve been losing a bit of weight, I’m now in danger of showing the tourists, professors, tramps and students of this city, something that isn’t on any map or tour guide…

MY GARGANTUAN BOTTOM

…at least I’m wearing decent underwear (I only wear decent underwear), black aussieBum, I suspect the only thing stopping a full trouser drop is my package!

Yeah it’s time to find coffee!

So I was in EAT for about 50 minutes!

I’m now sat in a relatively new (to Cambridge) coffee place called Jamaica Blue, it’s lovely and I was surprised to discover that it’s all table service too!

I’m having a cappuccino and it’s so good, proper coffee!

I’ve just counted that so far I’ve written 9 pages! This is the most I’ve handwritten in yonks!

Madonna fell down the stairs at the Brit Awards last night and of course the people of Twitter and Facebook though it was hilarious, I’m pretty sure that if it was a family member or friend of theirs falling down the stairs then they wouldn’t be laughing!

I just checked out the menu of this place, it looks really good, think I’ll bring Tom here soon :)

Invisible Cords [2015]

We’re all so connected
Through invisible cords

A slave to devices
The devices we hoard

A lunch with a friend who isn’t actually there
The friends who have joined you
Have joined you
In Stare

We’re constantly seeking recognition in form of click or press
We use a decent filter to hide all of our mess

We miss moments we capture through the screens on our phones
Take time to live life
We don’t need to be drones

Recognition

So I’ve been in my new job now for just over 4 months and I really enjoy it, in December I was made staff member of the month and yesterday I had my first appraisal and I was elated to discover that I’d been rated excellent!

For me, this recognition means so much, in my previous job I worked my arse off and NEVER got any form of recognition for the blood, sweat and tears that I poured in.

Well actually, that’s not entirely true, I got a lot of recognition from my customers, this was because I always made sure that they were happy, it’s a simple thing to do and it worked.

There were days when we would be ridiculously busy but a customer would wait to be served by me because they knew that I was going to make sure they had the best customer service whilst in store, and that is so important in any customer facing role.

The other day I accompanied my mum to EE to assist her whilst she got a new phone and the customer service there was incredible, both the manager and the sales guy that served us were friendly, attentive and knowledgable and my mum left happy, again it’s a simple thing to provide but there are so many places that get it wrong!

Going back to the whole recognition thing, the customer recognition was lovely, knowing that made me feel worthy, but the non-recognition from the company I used to work for was horrible, the team I was part of worked really hard, sacrifices days off, stayed later, started earlier and drove ourselves into the ground with stress and rarely/never got recognised for it, the regional manager would always give us the impression that all of that was expected and still not good enough!

So now I’ve been recognised at my new job it’s like a confirmation that I’m doing good things, and it clears away the self-doubt that my old job planted in my head!

I’m so glad I made changes in my life to get to where I am today!

[MP3] Energy 52 vs Kelis – Cafe Del Pella (TDYLN REMIX)

I have loved the original Energy 52 classic for years and when I heard the deadmau5 remix I knew I had to fuse it with Kelis’ Acapella!

Valentine’s Gay

It was Valentine’s Day yesterday and it was really nice to spend the day with my OH.

We started the day with Tom making American Style pancakes, stacked high and covered in Maple syrup.

These were eaten rather quickly!
These were eaten rather quickly!

After a letting breakfast go down we decided to make our way into Cambridge to shop and also for lunch, however EVERYWHERE we went was either fully booked or had a mile long queue consisting of groups of families!

After spending a lot of time looking for a place to eat we ended up at Teri-Aki, a favourite of ours but it wasn’t really where we’d planned to eat, we were hoping to be able to eat at the Cambridge Chop House, somewhere that has recently become one of our new favourite eateries!

When we got to Teri-Aki it was rather busy and we had to sit next to another couple, Tom didn’t really enjoy that!

It wasn’t that bad because as our food turned up they left! After lunch we walked towards the market square and then went to M&S to get steaks for our dinner, we plumped for rib-eye steaks as recommended by Tom’s mum.

Dinner was served with a bottle of Lanson Rosé

What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

My Opinions on WWE Royal Rumble 2015

As a long time wrestling fan and supporter of all things WWE, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed at how the Royal Rumble pay-per-view went from strength to strength and then suddenly took a nosedive into predictability.

I though that the matches leading up to the Rumble were strong.

The tag team championship match was well executed and although I cannot stand the Miz, I enjoyed it, it goes to show if the match is decent and even if you don’t like one of the participants, you can still enjoy a match if it’s done well.

I loved the Diva’s tag match too, it was a favourable length and it kept me hooked throughout, Paige and Nattie work so well together and the Bella Twins have improved so much since the days of “Twin Magic”, each of them with their own style, both in wrestling style and how they look.

 

998…..999…..

The title match was good, a little predictable in places but Seth Rollins’ high-risk manoeuvres really made it intense viewing.

Brock Lesnar doing 1000+ suplexes however, was a little off-putting as it reminded me of how I used to play wrestling games on my old PlayStation, repeating the same move over and over until I would win, my brother hated me for doing it then and now I’m hating on Brock for doing it for real!

It was impressive the first time he did it, but it quickly became boring seeing the same move used repeatedly!

 

Then the pièce de résistance – The Royal Rumble Match.

To kick things off was the Miz…*sigh* and then R-Truth, don’t get me wrong, R-Truth is great in-ring but his whole character is stale.

Then BUBBA RAY DUDLEY *shocked face*

I loved seeing him return, I was taken back to the glory days of the Tag Team division and had the stupidest grin on my face.

Then things started to get slightly boring as Bray started throwing people out and dominating the match…I don’t want to make this a play-by-play account of the match, but I knew about halfway through that Roman Reigns was going to win.

In, Out, In, Out, You Shake It All About.

Now, I like Roman, but I don’t think it was his time to be Main Eventing at WrestleMania, not yet.

The one thing I struggle with in any form of televised wrestling is predictability, if you aren’t surprised or if you know/think you can the outcome of something, it takes away part of that enjoyment which you just cannot fake, a way of describing the feeling is if you were all set to watch the finale of one of your favourite shows and then you stumble upon a spoiler, it takes away the important element.

I’m not saying make EVERYTHING unpredictable, but if week after week we as fans can guess the outcome, we’re soon going to wonder why we are watching.

I recently signed up for the WWE Network and have been spending hours watching the documentaries and learning a few things that I didn’t know along the way and the Royal Rumble was the first PPV that I watched on the network itself, not the best way to start the network off in the UK, but unlike other people I will not be cancelling my subscription, not yet, as a fan, you support the things you love, through good and bad.

After Brock ended the streak at WrestleMania I thought I was done with wrestling then, I’m a HUGE Taker fan and part of my wrestling childhood died when that streak was beaten, but I stuck by the WWE, I hope they learn that people want things to change!