I now live in Tokyo, so I sometimes have marginally interesting things to report. So I suppose I’ll put them on here when the mood takes me. And maybe some other stuff too. I just hit the one year mark in Japan, and it seems to have resulted in a resurgence of interest in stuff [...]
Once I have some money saved up I’m going to move to some rural spot in New Zealand and raise honey bees on a tract of land, by myself, save for one or two trusty hounds. I’ll only encounter other people when I roll up into the nearest village once a week to collect my [...]
If having an alcohol problem means that a person’s alcohol consumption interferes with his work or personal relationships, then I probably never had one when I used to drink, but I appear to have developed one since I stopped drinking. I am very much looking forward to leaving this island. The picture is not particularly [...]
Pondering questions like, “How the fuck is buying a marimba going to help me?” But then I just carry on.
Essay deadlines are looming large on the horizon, so I’ll be posting nonsense here again for the next two weeks as I desperately try to avoid doing work. Here’s some stuff I encountered and liked while I was off-lining: The Idiots (the Lars Von Trier film) Wild Strawberries (the Ingmar Bergman film) Biffy Clyro The [...]
I would very much like to put something up here, but I’m afraid that it could fuck everything up, so I won’t. … Looking back on it, blogging here has been a mixed bag. In the early days I posted reactionary political opinions which I’m thoroughly ashamed of now, but thankfully they were mostly washed [...]
Just say no.
The people who do medicine are awesome, and if you disagree then fuck you! (Disclaimer: utterly inebriated post, but the sentiment still stands. One of my best friends does med, and he’s one of the nicest, most considerate guys I know. And everyone in my class is really nice too. I genuinely feel bad for [...]
This is what YouTube was made for – Scar from The Lion King singing Richard Cheese and Lounge Against The Machine’s cover of ‘Down with the Sickness’ by Disturbed. Awesome.
One of the better results of dropping out of med school has been that I’m having one of the longest runs of good sleep in my life, with the result that I’m having plenty of interesting dreams. Usually they’re exciting in a good way (apocalyptic survivalism scenarios where I’m leading an unruly band of real-life [...]
From The Guardian: Written in Greek, Philogelos, or The Laughter Lover, dates to the third or fourth century AD, and contains some 260 jokes which Beard said are “very similar” to the jokes we have today, although peopled with different stereotypes – the “egghead”, or absent-minded professor, is a particular figure of fun, along with [...]
Fortunately I didn’t. Instead I dyed it purple, but it came out pretty much black, which isn’t a bad result, all things considered. Apologies for the camwhoring, but it’s useful here for purposes of illustration. I’ve mentioned to a friend how I often step out of the shower with new hair and think something along [...]
Maybe it’s the 4am crazy talking, but the more time that elapses between my last relationship and the present, the less I want to be involved in one ever again. So hypothetical future-girlfriend, if you exist and happen to read this sometime, you’re probably quite special.
Last night I got drunk and disgraced myself, not for the first time. So I’m giving up alcohol, at least for a while, for the benefit of everyone, especially my friends, who end up having to take care of me when these things happen.
Does anyone else sometimes have strange daydream-like sensations in which they see their body in their mind’s eye, from a kind of out-of-body perspective, and some part of their brain asks “who the hell is this?” It’s not always quite that extreme, often there’s a sense of familiarity with the person in view (me), but [...]keep looking »