Saturday, September 30, 2006

Another typical Friday

Well Friday has been and gone and quite a rollercoster day, shouldn't have started drinking so early as I nearly didn't even make it home to get out. Went for pub lunch and instead of the usual double Vodka Red Bull to accompany my nachos I went for a bottle of wine. After lunch pretty much shot by and then at the end of the day got on it at work. That's right at work, knocking back bottles and feeling slightly off it. My work day hadn't even ended and I was staggering across the office. Journey home was fun, for some reason the new trains do not have toilets. I walked the length of that train and then pitstopped at Woolwich before eventually falling asleep on the next train and ending up at the last stop having to come back on a fast train and then catch another train to my station. Trains, Planes and Automobiles.

Tonight was already feeling like it was going to be a crazy night and I was not wrong. Our club hadn't been burnt down but the entrance had a make shift look about it. Bouncers told me that I was too lively and they had reports of me being lively on the bus the following week. Don't remember that but anyway I know that I can be exciteable so I just apologised and got to moving around the dancefloor. We never normally bust moves on the dancefloor but tonight, tonight was special Haha. My friend had brought with him a special guest, a Firby and I never realised how popular these little fellas were as everyone wanted to kiss and hold him. I was useless taking photos tonight as was really drunk and just trying to stay on my feet was a chore but I pulled it off and thought that my dancing was impressive. Naive was the tune of the night as everyone was in good voice when that came on and jumping around.

Then a strange thing happens, I don't usually go out looking for trouble and would rather dance the night away then bad mouth or be confrontational. I am walking across the dancefloor to go elsewhere in the club with my friend and this group are in my way so I politely ask them if I could pass and get a strange look. Unsure why I just pass through, I hear an insult and ask the guy to repeat himself as I couldn't really here what he was saying. He insults me again and then starts strangling me in front of everyone. A little out of the blue and to be honest not expected and I am thinking what should I do here. Now I was in a very bad situation a few years ago where I got bottled several times in the face so I am not prepared to be in a situation like that again. I turn to the person and PUSH him in the face, he hits the deck and I get to moving as I can't be bothered to be manhandled out of the club and get my clothes all ripped by the bouncers. Hide and Seek is not one of my strong points so it doesn't take long for them to find me and escort me to the front. Waiting at the front I feel very vulnerable and the bouncers eventually get me a cab but unsure whether I will be allowed to attend next week. I am sure this isn't the last of this anyway and it's kind of like the end of an action series. Will I be allowed in the club, will there be repercussions, do people actually like my dancing, will Firby be with us again ?? Tune in next week for another episode of Friday night Live Haha...

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Working it out...

Still recovering from the crisis chain that we had at work the other day, very emotional and traumatic. What this basically stands for is that if there is a crisis, key word there, then we have a contact sheet that cascades through the company and we have to call each other and then call through to work and leave a voicemail. I love that I am last on the list, is that because I am unreliable or something. Well anyway did this trial work, did it ever as most people were on it as it was a Champions League night Haha.

Anyway moving to the present and being a single parent can be tough, as most dads that CARE will explain we always seem to draw the short straw. We both want the best for our children and I suppose that is where the arguements stem but for me only seeing them weekends is hard. Being away from them without any real contact during the week makes it difficult as I like being involved in their lives as they are getting dependent now and they have great little characters. Hopefully things will change soon as we have both moved on in our lives and we need to concentrate on them.

So while me and their mum are at a stand off still, I find myself looking for adventures and nights out. Tonights adventure was going to the gymnasium which if I must admit I was kind of not looking forward to but my friend is wicked so I thought I owe it to him as he has asked me so much lately. My friend is going to be huge one day, I know that's his goal and I see it in his enthusiasm. It will be like Jurassic Park when he walks across the dancefloor with peoples drinks rippling. And the tune playing will be 'What's that coming over the hill is it a monster, is it a monster...' Bring it on big boy, He Man is waiting to test you Haha. I must say at the gym I did enjoy it, not really the weiths but swimming/drowning in the pool was cool and the sauna was refreshing. We also bumped into a celebrity down there, I will update with his name and a picture later but he was in the Football Factory.

Not long now until the weekend begins and apparently our main place where all roads lead has been burnt down. Not sure the full extent of the damage but we still plan on going down there. And if it is proper damaged then Super Tennants all the way by the ruins Haha. Just messing as my friend believes it is open tonight so we will be heading there tomorrow. Let the games begin...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Xbox 360 Welcomes New Worlds of Entertainment
I love the way that our society is evolving and how entertainment in general is changing. It's evolving not just to broaden appeal but to shock, to achieve something that raises the bar not just through one medium but several. As I write this message I am streaming footage live from Microsoft's X06 event and there is a lot going on that I can see being high on peoples shopping lists over the coming months. I love my entertainment so I can see myself spending a lot of money and Microsoft are sure to make a bundle as they are the market leader of the next generation. From the show so far we have seen details on software, connectivity, HD DVD, Vista and Halowars looks incredible. you can check out the game here

Moving on to shock now and last night I watched the Dirty Sanchez movie and these guys are legends. I have pierced parts of my body but I would never go to anywhere near the pain level that they do. Watching the reaction of other people watching the movie as well I knew that I wasn't just the only one. I would love to go for a night out with them but my worry would be falling asleep as they absolutely cain Pancho who I think asks for it with the way he just gets smashed all the time. The TV show is hilarious and this pushing it out even further which is expected. I read some online reviews on the movie and yes it does plunge to new depths and in an age of happy slapping and You Tube it's risky but it's crazy to watch. I don't think you will find too many people eager to mimic what goes on here anyway. I won't spoil it so go check it out as trust me it's an experience. It may not be for everyone but this is our generation and I think that we are normal. Take me for instance just an average fella...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fight Club...

Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off...

It may just be me looking too much into this but other than this movie having some great quotes it also paints most of our lives. In the movie Fight Club is the release for people, tired of the routine and being slaves to the pound. The repetitiveness that we find ourselves in an all too similar cycle. My cycle on a different level to the characters of the movie pivoted on something last year. My life changed, from being lost at sea and feeling like I didn't have any respect for myself to becoming me again. Not getting deep so moving away from that but what made me relate to this movie today was how I see people that I usually see at the weekend. It reminded me of a part of the movie where they see each other outside of Fight Club.
We cook your meals, we drive your ambulances. We connect your calls, we guard you while you sleep...

It's only at the weekend where people discard the image and really let go, all be it with plenty of alcohol but they become themselves or a version of themselves that they enjoy being. Walking passed people at train stations on the way to work and the smile or nod that is more than acknowledgement but true as in saying I will see you next when you are on it. The weekend is too short, I plan on enjoying it to the fullest though and whether it's dancing the night away or being with my children the release is needed as it's what breaks the cycle and sets us apart from the next person.

Monday, September 25, 2006

No such thing as quiet

Since I have started blogging I feel like I am walking/dancing around looking for the next scoop. Everywhere I go I find myself looking for stories or adventures that I could participate in. Doubt I will ever get into the same league as the boys from Jackass/Dirty Sanchez but I'll give anything a go. Having seen some trailers for the up and coming movies I doubt I will be doing anything too similar anytime soon. Yesterday started with taking the new bikes out to see if they were comfortable with the children. They got along great although not looking too forward to the next heavy time when I have to carry two children and two bikes Haha.

Later I figured would definitely end with me leaving a club staggering and thinking to myself that I was not going to be able to recover in time for the morning. This has always been the way and I feel I have a residency with attending OHM every week. Did get an invite to go out to yet another birthday celebration and started the night in a bar but instead decided to...

Check out the new cinema release Children of Men. I wasn't disappointed either as I thought it was a great film and there's a great cinematography moment that begins with a burning car rolling down a hill. That really had me on the edge of the seat and I felt well absorbed. The film makes an impact and hopefully if our world is going to deteriate it's in a more stable condition than what is dictated here. Not too far from it now though if I am honest as mentioning about having a quiet night just going to the cinema I witnessed a car accident at the traffic light and also a fight kick off outside the police station. Welcome to South East London which isn't too different to the two images below taken from the film.

Today has been a quiet day as not too much has occured, basically catching up on all the stories from the weekend and having a laugh at how each others weekends ended up. Come on everyone else get the blogs going and keep them regularly updated as we are a connected society now so lets all preach our lives Haha.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

What should we do with the drunken sailor...

Not so much a sailor but very much drunk and the only water that we managed to 'sail' wasn't that of the seven seas but instead a bucket. And I wouldn't even go as far as saying I sailed as I spilt the water all over me. As a rule of averages we have to take the rough with the smoove and tonight there was no smoove about us but still had plenty of laughs but mainly at our own expense. Not going to name and shame any places we went to tonight but where was the atmosphere.

This will be a Saturday to remember but for all the wrong reasons, apologies to my parents who had to rescue us after we got stranded in outer Europe. Back to the night though and blagging our way into a bar just because my friend had stripped socks and I have a Adidas stripes tattoo up my leg was an Achievement. Also the bucket was random and had we made it so that it had rained down on the unsuspecting clubbers below it would have made a great photo for the collection. Didn't manage to get far from the toilet though as I spilt loads down my legs and had to flee the scene Haha. Another strange situation was later in the night we were laying down beside a road when two cars speed passed with fellas hanging out the windows. First thought is we are about to get absolutely cained with eggs, second was where are we and finally after nothing thrown hits us I find myself asking one of lifes great unanswered questions. Who actually drives around throwing flapjack out of cars and cheering. Well anyway after one mess of a night and even more confusion over the events that took place it's time to enjoy God's day of rest and raise a glass to Chelsea Football Club and welcome back Super Frank !!

Retail Therapy

Saturday was all about the family, after a false start to the day it all clicked into gear and as payday had just passed it was time for some retail therapy. Firstly I went locally and got some bikes as from my previous posting I knew it would be an ideal purchase. Then it was on course for Bluewater - The biggest shopping centre in the United Kingdom of Great Europe.

Usually I find shopping a chore but there are some nice clothes around at the moment. Well into Diesel and All Saints as there clothes are quality. Picked up a waiste coat which I have been after for a while and a few other bits and pieces. Then it was on to TGI's and onwards home to arrange the nights activities...

Saturday, September 23, 2006

For one night only

Well feeling off key by the end of the night and we manage to attract a fan who we Baptise 'Yohan'. Felt proper like Angelina Jolie and not sure if Yohan is his proper name but as you can see from the pictures he was loving our moves. We got him high fiving and by the end of the night I saw him lurk off with two fine looking blondes. Yohan, brother we showed you the way and you left us for dust Haha...

I'll leave you with this final picture of our Friday night that resembles something like an Album cover. Yohan looks like Jackie Chan in this picture which makes it even more special !!

... we're going to party like it's your birthday

We arrive in style on London Transport in great spirits and we made some new friends on the bus who believed me to be called Moses. I honestly didn't lead them to believe that in anyway Haha. And also it may just be me but everytime I get the bus/shuttle at night there just seems to be a battle of who can sing/shout the loudest football songs. Don't give up the day jobs fellas but regardless it makes the journeys that much better Haha. In Zens they were banging out the tunes and we headed straight up to the balcony to mix it up with another birthday party. Was wrecked by this point and I think I have a way to go before I master taking photos of myself with someone else Haha...