Sunday, 17 January 2010

Mega exciting times!

I began this blog with the idea being to update it maybe once a month. But, the last week has had such an impact on my life as I see it, that a blog was called for!

First of all I would like to take this time to mention the girl that constantly tugs on my heartstrings. Stacey. The girl took the time to read my first blog, (which I wrote while I was in the same room as her while she was asleep) and was rightfully upset that she was not mentioned in it at all! I was thinking long and hard during that blog about things that had past me by in the last decade, and seemingly tuned out the snoring woman by searching the depths of my mind for all the other crap! I hope this makes that up to you Stacey... You surely know how I feel about you now I hope, after 4 whole years!

Stacey and I had a great chat a few nights ago, leaving our relationship feeling somehow renewed again! This sort of thing seems to happen every year or two, but helps us to grow stronger, which is probably how we've stayed so strong all these years.

We have also got a lot now planned for this year too! Added to the list mentioned in the previous blog, we are now going to see Muse play live at Wembley Stadium in September and are planning to spend a week in Spain during the (hopefully hot) summer.

In other news, my little sister is now a 7 year old with an ipod (toys apparently aren't cool anymore). She had her birthday shindig yesterday which involved trying to make a group of 6 and 7 year old girls bowl faster so that we could make the meal on time. After rushing to the restaurant 10 minutes late, we find that they weren't ready for us yet anyway! I caused one girl to get upset because I told her that she couldn't have the colour of bowling ball that she wanted and also found that my cousin William is the most popular 7 year old around, even if he does still go all silly around girlies!

My weekend has also consisted of getting drunk with some teacher friends, having my hair cut shorter than its been for quite some time, watching (and enjoying) 'Take Me Out' (a rather trashy, but fun, Saturday night dating gameshow), work, and spending more quality time with Stacey. In fact, I have even managed to get Stacey to do something with me that she always said she'd never try... We watched 'Dexter' together this weekend and she enjoyed it! About time!

I'm off to rest now after a tiring weekend to say the least and am starting a new OU course tomorrow (a new adventure begins, I guess).

Night world!

Monday, 11 January 2010

A new year begins... It's a new day!

I have decided to start blogging with the beginning of a new decade. Part of the reason for this decision was that I've enjoyed reading the blog of a certain friend of mine (*cough* PETE *cough)+ and hope that this encourages him to write more often! Another reason was that in 2009 I started tweeting (I think 'twittering' is a much cooler word) and found that chronicling my life was great in retrospect and decided that I should maybe do so in more detail.

With the start of this new year, we are waving goodbye to the decade known as the 'noughties'. The noughties was effectively the decade in which I technically grew up. I say technically because like Peter Pan, I refuse to 'grow up'! I began the noughties as 10 year old in his final year of primary school, I finished the decade at... primary school! In between I went to 2 secondary schools (one for the main 5 years, the second for sixth form), I then went to university and began a career in television, before deciding to quit it all and start again. This was all mixed with part time jobs for both the late Woolworths and Blockbuster. I'm now studying for a degree with the Open University while working as a teaching assistant at a local primary school (the aim now is to be a teacher) and also working still as sales assistant at Blockbuster.

Aside from career aspects and changes that came with being a teenager, I also made many, and waved goodbye to some friends over the last decade. As well as that, my family also went through many changes. The decade saw the arrival of my only cousin and, in what is probably still the biggest shocker of my life so far, my little sister arrived, 13 and a half years my junior!

Moving on to the present and 2010 is already shaping up to be a GREAT year! I'm already booked up to see one of my favourite bands in 30 Seconds to Mars, two nights of wrestling action with a few mates, and stand-up comedian Frankie Boyle. With other more personal events, such as the delayed (due to snow) staff Christmas dinner with my school colleagues and the event of the summer, My 21st Birthday Celebrations.

The big question now is: Am I ready?