Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Son of Gun

Incase you didnt believe me....


How Times Have Changed

Wow, its been 6 months since my last post. I started working full time while still in full time university education and as you can imagine that left little time for thought provoking blog posts.

Well times have changed, and thus blog has served its original purpose perfectly. Reading old posts and seeing how my life and personality have changed is an extremely positive experience.

In the last 6 months I have:
  • Found an amazing woman
  • Got a 2:1 degree in Economics
  • Gained a graduate scheme placement with one of the largest companies in the world
  • Been to the most amazing town - Huron, Ohio
  • Seen the Atlanta Falcons play, live, in Cleveland, Ohio

"Self-reflection is vital to a nourished life". Apparently. According to a plastic mechanical physic at a Dave and Busters in Cleveland, Ohio. I have just been there on vacation with my girlfriend to visit some family friends. In 10 days I witnessed everything I want from life and fell in love with the entirety of the town. From firing a shotgun to watching ESPN all day, this is what I want. That's a powerful luxury and a great motivator.

Regarding self-reflection and motivation, if we look back to my last self absorbed post (all of them....I know) on goal setting; it makes terrific reading.

  • Get a place on a Graduate Scheme - CHECK
  • 5 Goals at the end of the season for D&C Athletic - ALMOST CHECK
  • Rent my first home - CHECK
  • Visit a city I have never been before - CHECK
  • See the Atlanta Falcons play - CHECK
Granted, the last two I owe to my girlfriend and her unbelievably gracious contacts in Huron, Ohio but I'd call that a successful 6 months. Maybe I should be aiming higher?!

So, for the next 6 months:
  • Get back to Huron, OH
  • Make some sort of progress at work IE. promotion
  • Have a second published article
  • Start writing a book
  • Become financially stable
Lets see how it goes this time, but I hope to be back in writing fashion from now on. Depends how the new job treats me!


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Challenging Yourself.....Again

As some of you may know, I like to check in at seminal (always loved the way the word means important but also 'containing semen') moments in my life.

About every 3 months I've checked my goals and see if I'm anyway near them or if i'm realising them.

August 2009

January 2010

My short term goals for 2010 were:

  • Get a place on a Graduate Scheme
  • 5 Goals at the end of the season for D&C Athletic
  • Rent my first home
  • Visit a city I have never been before
  • See the Atlanta Falcons play
I'm in the process of getting on a Grad scheme at my current work, but thats not in the bag yet. I've got 3 of the 5 goals I need. I'm looking into moving out, and I better start saving for a trip to Atlanta in september for the new NFL season to cover the last two!

Here's one more I want to add to the 2010 list:
  • Get my CBT Motorbike license and possibly a bike

"And if you come up from under that water and there's fresh air, just breathe baby, God's got a blessin' to spare. I know the process is so much stress but it's the progress that feels the best. I came from the projects straight to success and you're next, just try, they can't steal your pride, it's inside. Then find it and keep on grindin' 'cause in every dark cloud theres a silver linin'; I know."

Dwayne Carter


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Interview with Pirk Ja-Song

While riding the bus the home from University yesterday, I happened to bump into the goalscoring 'hero' from yesterdays not-so-local Premiership derby between Irish London United and Calmdownpool FC. He was kind enough to give an exclusive interview to TO's Headspace.

After an anonymous schoolboy scored for Calmdownpool, the game looked to be heading for the shock of the afternoon.

However, United's training with Olympic hopeful Tom Daley has clearly paid of and when Zaragoza saw his chance he went for his best efforts to wow the judges. Straight 10's from Howard Webb and a penalty as a reward. Shrek did his best to help his fellow scousers (irony completely wasted on the geographically retarded Cockneys anti-scouser chants).

This left it up to our South Korean hero, Pirk Ja-Song, to head home the winner at New Trafford (!) and the newspapers applauded.

TO: Hi, thanks for doing this interview! Do you often ride the bus?!

P J-S: Hey, it is cool. I get bus all time, me not like spend money flash cars.

TO: Ahh, thats refreshing to see. How do you feel after scoring the winner yesterday? How was the feeling in the changing rooms?

P J-S:
There is no feeling in the dressing room, we are married and like women. This is not Chelsea.

TO: Oh don't often start for Irish London, do you feel you've done enough to warrant a starting position?

P J-S:
I am under no allusion. I am here to play well enough to not be hated by fans and start enough games to sell lots of shirts in Korea. I feel I manage this well, however, my people would still rather watch rivals Bulton for Lui Ching-Yung...this make me sad.

TO: Thats a shame, maybe it's the Glazers fault, like everything else?

P J-S:
Yes, I think you are correct. They come and buy players, win trophies and reach two champions league finals but they are the devil.

TO: Ok, well this is my stop, I wish you well for the rest of the season.You deserve to be playing more with your non-stop stamina and dogged approach. Good luck.

P J-S:
How do you know about the dog....? You are not food standards...? I am not Pirk Ja-Song....I am....Michael MacIntyre....want to hear a joke?....wait.....wait....oh ****

(All names in this article are fiction, the interview didnt happen and all likenesses and people are coincidental and fictional)