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Sanity? Gone.

December 8, 2008

Assessment time…

Sometimes you need to let off a little steam!





November 24, 2008

“It’s great being a shambles.  Just peachy.”  says Charlie Brooker of the Guardian.  He goes on to describe his complete incompetence dealing with exhaustion, builders and repetitive songs about chips.

  It’s so much more fun to be a bit of a mess.   Ron Burgundy, Bridget Jones, Lloyd and Harry, Clark Griswold, Bill and Ted, Wayne and Garth, Napoleon Dynamite.  Some of the best and most-loved characters are haphazardly crashing their way through life.

  One of my favourite storytelling songs is ‘It Was Supposed to be so Easy’ on The Streets album A Grand Don’t Come For Free.   As my pal Louise likes to sing, “It’s funny ‘cos it’s truuuuuuuuue!”

  I have flu. If I didn’t I would be out, celebrating my ability to fall over.  Probably by falling over.

This was Nicola Cunningham for UWS TV.  I love lamp.


November 11, 2008

Didn’t lift a finger, landlord organised viewing. All I have to do is open the door and smile.

Cross fingers this’ll be the easiest room mate search in history.

Do you love me?

November 6, 2008

Definitely comes out of the mouth of one of the cats in this video.

  I love this – even the most cynical non-animal-lover will hopefully enjoy this little chat.  I wonder what they were talking about.

Cheered my hungover self right up!

(Presets were awesome by the way – Sigur Ros tonight)

I Love Pickled Onion Monster Munch

October 24, 2008

Has anyone else had a bag of the old-style ones yet?  I ate 3 in one go last week.


Bar Sightings

October 20, 2008

I work in a cocktail bar on George Street, a perma-tanned part of Edinburgh, with clientele ranging from footballers to people saying ‘yah’ a lot and drinking Veuve Cliquot like it’s tap water) to WAG wannabes in miniskirts and a hell of a lot of tit-tape.  

Last week I saw a weird sight.

Angels at work.  In October?

‘Mature’? Really!?

September 15, 2008

Lack of blogging recently is due to a mixture of too much work, exhaustion and general apathy for thought processes 🙂

  Meanwhile, more exciting – I started uni today!  10 years after the first time!  I am now what is known as a ‘mature’ student. Hee hee.  Hee.  As if.

  I got to press loads of buttons and push levers up and down in a radio station. Funfunfun.

More on it later. Right now I’m away to curl up and sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

Connect! The best a man can get!

August 28, 2008

i think it is fair to say i’m mildly excited about this weekend.


Not only do I get to see Sigur Ros, a band I have worshipped for many years but never seen!  BUT I am also for the first time ever in my history of festival-attendance going with two of my best friends on the planet – Jo and Helen.  We’ve never made it to one all together before, so this one is extra special.  On top of that, the rest of the crowd we’re Connect-bound with are amazing – we have the likes of Sammyfestival, Macca the amazing sleeping KitKat (apparently, although disputed by the man himself), the other side of my brain Niki (if she gets better in time!), Bobby J and Mark.  There are even rumours of an appearance by CT! 


The weather is 50:50 right now for cloudy:rain but hopefully it won’t be of torrential proportions, which I think is the only thing that could get in the way of fun fun fun…


I’ll report back soon.  Stay safe people and think of us if the world ends, drifting away in our sea of tents……..aaaaaaahhhhh……

Death by dance?

August 21, 2008

Last week – Krafty Kutz

This week – Digitalism

                   Taste and/or Dubpressure


Next week – Connect

Maybe my legs will die.  Is it possible for legs to disentegrate due to excessive dance-use?

Summer Festival Fun/Fatigue

August 7, 2008

So far so good, so tired.  Slept in again this morning due to body staging a protest against its owner insisting it works ridiculous hours, walks constantly and subjects itself to copious amounts of rain for sake of club promotion.  It would quite possibly help if I didn’t go out every time I’m not working, so I really should shut up! 

Highlights so far:

David O’Doherty – very very funny.  Any man who makes jokes about penguins on a plane definitely gets a thumbs up from me.

Melee – only caught the sound-check due to work but awesome, and really nice lads.

Spiegel Garden – why is it such a magnetic force?  I’m clueless but it draws me in regularly, whether for working or play.   Not so fun though at 3am when all you want is to go home to bed but you’ve got to exit-flyer the place and people take soooo long to come out plus a considerable number of people appear to have the wanker gene embedded within.  (NB: to the man who breathed on me with vomit-breath, asking if I’d like to get to know him better, I’m afraid I had to decline. I hope you understand)

The atmosphere – it’s all slightly Mardi Gras-esque, even the most skeptical person can’t help but get swept along a little and find themselves enjoying it a little! 

Ditto the random chat.  The part of my job I love the best are the diverse and, frankly, bizarre chats I have with the thousands of people on club nights as they mill around the Cowgate.  I like a challenge, but some of this chat is random even for me!  Some great people out there though and lots of fun.

The special guest club nights – so many so many, and all for free! This may have something to do with my lack of sleep…

Outhouse BBQ’s – a little bit mental, great crowd, awesome tunes. Dancing to Justice during the day on a Sunday = perfect.

And the downfalls:

Missing dentist appointment that you’ve left work 2 hours early for due to too many tourists talking to the bus driver – grrrrrrr!!!

The hours – who the hell thought 5am was a good idea?  Maybe for you, my beautiful clubbing people, not so much for the staff!  My caffeine intake has trebled during the day.

The rain – why God, why!?!?!?!?!?!!?!? Make it stop, my flyers are stuck together and I look like a drowned freak!

Presets cancelling.  Shite. 

 Still to come:

The last couple of Outhouse BBQ’s – fun fun fun

Pals coming to visit – always at this time of year, brilliant!

Krafty Kutz – I am oiling my dancing shoes as I speak. 

Midnight Juggernauts followed by Slam at Cabaret Voltaire – can there be a better way to spend the evening?  I may need to get that injunction MJ have against me lifted though.

Digitalism.  Enough said.

And finally:

Hydro Connect – quite possibly the event i’m looking forward to most, to be attended by some of the people I love most, plus my first time to see Sigur Ros.  My pop up tent is ready!

But for now, back to work…

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