Monday, 23 September 2013

Keeping up Appearances

Well I'm trying to stay in the habit of posting here. Sadly most of these posts will be inane rubbish.
Oh well.
I've been writing more, which is good. And I went out for a friends birthday. I was tempted to take part in the karaoke but I opted out of it. They wouldn't let me do a whole song as Christopher Walken.

I've also been working my way through Preacher again, while the Library is closed. I forgot how great that series is.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

I Done Me Some Word Smithing (or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Procrastinate)

So hey there internet. It's been a while, how've you been?

I've been alright, working on writing a story, which started out short but is growing in scope rather rapidly.
But seeing as the feedback so far has included
"It was good, which is  a relief otherwise this reply would be slightly more awkward. What happens next??"
and calls for me to hurry up with the next chapter, I think it's going well so far.
However I do sometimes struggle to get stuck into the task of writing, and find myself seduced by the sirens call of procrastination on the interwebs.
Hence this post.

I also got GTA5. It's rather bloody amazing.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Oh yeah, this thing.

Well I knew I'd eventually forget to do this. I just figured that it would take me more than four posts.
Anyway, there's not much more to mention. I've discovered that I enjoy proper beer and I've also started playing New Vegas again (again).

To clear up the last post.
I'm not angry at the lady in question. Far from it. I just needed to vent.

Is anyone actually reading this?

Sunday, 19 May 2013

From Such Great Heights...




"And I cant seem to keep myself straight. I've forgotten which habits to hide, and which habits to fake. And I'm waiting for someone..."



Well you know that feeling when you know something is going to happen but figure it'll be ages until it does?
And then BAM, suddenly it's happening now?
Well that happened to me today.

Let me explain, for those who aren't aware.
I've been single now for a while, and I took to online dating like a duck takes to cycling. But I persevered and eventually met an awesome woman, who was intelligent, witty, attractive, very easy to get along with. We had a bomb and got on like a house on fire from the get go.
The problem?

She wasn't looking for a relationship or anything. But I stuck with it, because being with her was frankly better than most of my relationships have ever been.
But today, we talked and we (by which I mean she) decided that as much as we really like each other, neither of us is getting what we truly want out of this, and so we should just remain friends.
I do intend to, but I know how difficult that can be.
But I'm hopeful. Even if she's in my life as a dear friend, that's better than nothing. But I'm not going to let it stop me from finding someone who is at least as good for me. And this new person might even be closer to home.
None the less, lesson learnt.
I'm going to mope for a few hours and then do my best to get over this self pitying bullshit.
In the mean time, two songs are running through my head, both featuring the wonderful Amanda Palmer.
The first, found in the title of this post, is a cover song that I've always loved.
Found Here. (It's unlisted so you need a link to see it)

The second, that quote at the top of the post, is one I heard about a week ago thanks to Spotify, and it's summed up my depression and anxiety pretty much spot on.
Found Here. (Because I'm new to blogging and the insert didn't seem to work)



On the plus side, Doctor Who was amazing. Can't wait for November.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Fourteen hours later...

...and I'm just about to go to bed.
The preceding 14 hours were spent creating characters for and then role playing as 1940's magicians in Mage Noir.
And it was fucking amazing.
We broke down in hysterics several times, but also got a hell of a lot done. Much more than usual.
It seems a smaller, tighter group is much better. Though that may be down to certain people, who seem to have no patience for anything that isn't punching things, not being involved.
I can't wait for the next session in a few weeks and I might post some more tomorrow, but for now, bed is calling me.
Night folks.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Doing the day backwards.

Well it's 11.10 pm and I've just finished some marmite on toast. Now I'm having a cuppa and watching Kitchen Nightmares on youtube.
I guess having breakfast as the last meal of the day is one way of living an alternative lifestyle.
I'm out tomorrow night for a few beers and then spending the whole day Saturday doing Role play with a few of the lads. I'm looking forward to being a 1940's wizard in LA.
One of these days I might have something worth actually blogging about.
Until them, on with the mediocrity.

And so it begins...

Well I've never done anything like this, but now I've got lots of spare time on my hand I've decided to keep a blog.
This is for a few reasons. I need to get back into writing and also I figure it'll help me get some stuff off my chest.
Well I guess I should say a little about myself.
My name is Russ, I'm 26 and I live in Essex. I enjoy all the usual stuff, films, books, music and games yadadada.

Well that'll do for now. Thrilling reading isn't it?