Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The prodigal blogger returns.

I've not posted a blog in over 3 weeks now, and I have many a good reasons for this long delay.

  • I've been busy with work (I'm now an assistant manager, so I've been training for that position).
  • I've been hanging out with my friend Anthony, playing on Fallout 3 (an amazing first-person role-playing game).
  • My gran died, so I've been dealing with that, was up in Glasgow this weekend for the funeral, etc.
  • I've just been plain lazy and everytime I've sat down to blog, I got distracted (there are plenty of half finished blogs in my drafts section).

So, this blog is just to let everyone know I'm doing fine, and that I should be back to my blogging self soon enough. I've got enough material to keep the blogs coming, and they should last me around two or three weeks. Also, there are a few ideas bouncing around in my head that will need to materialise into drafts before I forget them. Lol.

That's all for now, I shall continue again tomorrow when I'm not so tired, take care y'all.

Ciao. x

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Foo Fighters - New Way Home

Monday, 27 October 2008

UK Bloggers

A couple of days ago, my good friend Ema (link to her blog here) created a forum for UK bloggers. It's still in it's developing stage, and there are currently only 4 people registered on it, but all you British bloggers out there should go over and sign up and join the community. There's a link by clicking the banner below.

Go check it out. My screen name over there is Mr-Writer. I look forward to getting to know you all that little bit better.

Ciao. x

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Jay-Z & Linkin Park - Jigga What/Faint

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Anton du Beck

So the past couple of nights have been awesome. Just been hanging out with my best friend Anthony. He's awesome, we have such a good laugh together.

Wednesday night we had Subway and then went back to his to play on the PS3 for a bit, and just chilled out. We played CoD4, and he kicked my ass with that, although I got a few good kills back, lol. Then we played GTA where we kept knocking things over and just generally wrecking our cars in it, was fun though.

Thursday night we'd planned to go to the cinema, but couldn't decide which film to go see. It was a toss up between Burn After Reading, Eagle Eye and Taken. Well, we arrived too late to go see Burn After Reading, and we had no idea what Taken was about. So we went to go see Eagle Eye. We had Pizza Hut (sorry, Pasta Hut) beforehand, and just talked for a while.

He's been my best friend for 4 years now, so I was looking at all my photos, and found a few of just the two of us, so decided to upload a kind of crude timeline to see how we've both grown over the years.

NOTE: this timeline starts from July 05 (apparently, cameras weren't invented before then).

From top left:
July 05 - Friend's 17th Birthday at Nandos restaurant. It's been commented we look like old men in this one.
November 05 - Anthony's 18th Birthday at my house. Yes, I threw an 18th birthday party for him.
December 05 - At a New Years Eve party, we look so thrilled to be there. It was the first of 2 parties that night.
March 06 - Friend's 18th Birthday. Look at the height difference between us, you can really tell it here.
May 06 - Friend's 17th Birthday. My hair looks awful here ... just awful.
July 06 - A random day at my house. We had a picnic (not just us two) and the girls decided to take a picture of us talking on the blanket.
November 06 - Anthony's 19th. Yes, we are holding the same flower in our mouths, how cool are we!
January 07 - Another birthday party. Stupid faces are an element in our photos, this is also one of the last photos before Anthony decided to grow a beard.
January 08 - The same person's birthday a year later. This is my favourite picture of us two. It almost looks professionally done.
September 08 - Annual end of summer party at mine. I was quite drunk at this point, Anthony wasn't. You should have seen the first picture taken.

So that's a glimpse into our past few years. And hopefully there'll be plenty more to come in the future. :)

Ciao. x


Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Tattoos and such

Sorry it's been a week guys, but I've been mega busy with work and stuff. Yeah, I started full-time so I've been exhausted at nights. I sit down ready to blog and then I just can't be bothered, but I've got into the swing of things now, so I should be okay from now on.

Just a quick blog to say I'm thinking of getting a tattoo now (after around 2 years of um'ing and ah'ing), and have a design in mind. I got it from a website, and then I just altered it a bit to suit myself more. There's a picture below of my version, criticisms welcome :)

Yeah, tell me what you think, and leave comments about your own tattoos.

Oh, and another note, I've got the new Keane album and Kaiser Chiefs' one too. They're pretty awesome, a lot better than their previous ones, but like I said in my previous blog not as good as their first albums. They have got quite a few catchy songs though, I can see myself loving these songs in the future. I'll leave you to your own thoughts now.

Ciao. x

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Kaiser Chiefs - Always Happens Like That

Monday, 13 October 2008

Coming soon to a stereo near you.

Right, so we've established that I live for music (in fact, I just got back from a gig, The Subways, and it was frigging awesome!), and while flipping through one of the music magazines that I buy, I came across the "future releases" section, and noticed quite a few albums that I can't wait to be released, and they're all Indie bands, excellent!

13th-Oct: KEANE - Perfect Symmetry.

I love Keane, they might not be one of my favourite bands, but they're a band I would search for to listen to. Their first album "Hopes and Fears" was amazing, I could listen to it on repeat for hours. Their second album "Under The Iron Sea" had a few good songs on, but all in all, wasn't as good as the first (personally I think their sound changed slightly). I'm hoping though, that they've turned this round and that this album is going to bring back the sound that I've always associated with Keane.

20th-Oct: KAISER CHIEFS - Off With Their Heads.

Kaiser Chiefs are another band like Keane. An amazing indie band with some awesome songs. But like Keane, I think they bombed out with their second album. "Employment" was full of bouncy songs that were very memorable, but "Yours Truly Angry Mob" was somewhat, forgettable. Don't get me wrong, there are some great songs on that album, but not as many as on Employment. I've not yet heard any songs from the album and I'm hoping that it's going to live up to my expectations.

28th-Oct: SNOW PATROL - A Hundred Million Suns.

Now Snow Patrol are one of my favourite bands, and I've been waiting for this album since they released their last album in 2006. Now unlike the previous two bands I've mentioned, I think Snow Patrol have gotten better. I don't really like much off their first two albums "Songs For Polar Bears" and "When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up". I thought "Final Straw" was very good, but then when "Eyes Open" came out the songs on that album were amazing, I thought they were so moving, with a mixture of fast, slow and emotional songs. I've heard one song from the new album, and I think it's going to raise my expectations of the band, and I will definitely be going to their concert when they announce it!

25th-Nov: THE KILLERS - Day & Age.

The Killers, an indie band from Las Vegas, NV. Now I wouldn't have thought a band from the middle of the desert would have made it so big over here, but they have. Their first album is by far the best though. A lot of very popular songs, but they are great indie tracks. I love them. Their second album wasn't as good as their first, but still had some good tracks. Let's just hope that they can create some more number 1s in this new album.

So as you can see, before the year is out, I'll have a lot more indie music to listen to, and I can't wait. Ha!

Ciao. x

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Keane - Somewhere Only We Know