Challenging the norm

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I remember, many many years ago, having a chat with a guy I was at school with whilst he walked down the road, swigging from a bottle of red wine. At the time I was solely a beer drinker (with the odd Southern Comfort which is entirely down to Stephen King, yes I was very…

Red Bull

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Is Red Bull the Marmite of my generation? Although strictly speaking, Marmite is the Marmite of our generation but bear with me here… Red Bull, that sickly sweet, caffeinated drink, the one that gives you WINNGGSSS, seems to be increasingly popular. Particularly when mixed with vodka. Standing at the bar the other night instead of…

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Holiday by numbers

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12 tapas, 4 bottles of red wine, 2 jogs along the beach, 3 books (The Tipping Point, The Liar, A Short History of Tractors…), 1.5 litres of Southern Comfort, 247 photos taken (50 or so that are any good) 12 litres of Mahou, 2 days of full sun, 4 warm but cloudy days, 1 delicious…

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My old man

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A brief post to wish my father a Happy 60th Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!! We are out for a family dinner tonight, then a wee celebration tomorrow afternoon. Posting largely depends on inclination and quantities of Southern Comfort (which my sister said she’d buy! Hope you remembered Jen!).

Into the groove

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Louise is home and annoyingly tanned, but I can put up with that. Her plane finally touched down in the wee small hours of this morning after a three hour delay and as it was a further hour or so before we got to sleep I decided to work at home today. Still, it’s good…

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Matchsticks

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There is nothing better than lying, slightly bedraggled and hungover, on the couch all day watching crap TV and classic movies like Clash of the Titans. I’d forgotten just how spectacularly bad the latter was, although to be fair to the actors it can’t have been easy to work with that dialogue. Fantastically awful, I…

Help me get drunk

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My first ever drink in a pub (the same pub I celebrated my 18th birthday in after drinking there for about a year…) was a pint of “heavy” (80 shilling) and that remained my tipple of choice for many years, bar the occasional Newcastle Brown or a lager on warmer days. Ohh and for the…

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Think as you Drunk

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It’s 1am. Been drinking since 3pm. Quite drunk, shouldn’t be posting, don’t care. 50% proof Southern Comfort is lovely but does make the room spin!! bed now, up at 8.30am. Hangover city, here we come!! (Holy crap, I’m not too bad at tpying when I’m drunnk!!)

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Notes on a Family

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I can’t remember which one it is, but there is a sketch that Lee Evans does when he “learns” comedy from a tape. It starts off with him reciting the opening line to a joke: “My mother-in-law…” It’s quite a funny sketch, but more because of Mr. Evans than the content of the joke. You…

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Categorical

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So I’ve upgraded to WordPress 1.2.2. Pretty smooth. I bet you never even noticed. Right? Anyway, part of my redesign thoughts include making better use of some of the WordPress features. I’m still not overly bothered about using their comment feature, especially as HaloScan will be getting some new features in the New Year. However…

Three and a half

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I was very generously given a bottle of Southern Comfort last night. It was from Susan, as thanks for video-ing her wedding, and as it’s my favourite tipple it is very much appreciated. Mind you, I now have three and a half bottles of Southern Comfort. One here on my desk at work, and three…

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Behind you

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Eek. Haven’t done this. Or that. Said I do that but didn’t. Want to do that but haven’t. I’m blaming the weather. No! The changing of the clocks. I’ll blame that. Things just haven’t been the same since I switched my bedside alarm clock for that damn cuckoo clock… I’m struggling here, can’t you tell?…

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Hazy Memories

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Blackfriars, Cafe Mao (for food, again!), Del Monica’s to catch up with everyone else even though they weren’t there, Polo Lounge then Arte. A few Guinness (one for Peter), some Miller, Carlsberg, Southern Comfort… ooyyyyy. At least there were no champagne cocktails this time. Ohh and of course I pulled, in the Polo Lounge. He…

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Hic

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Tales from the booze cupboard A friend is having a BBQ soon, we’ve got lots of booze left over from Xmas. We did say we would make up a punch. But which one? Hmm what else have we got… Duh de de de dee de de de, duh de de de dee de de de…

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