In one of P.G. Wodehouse's Ukridge stories, we read what I believe to be one of the most delightful descriptions of a dreadfully slow and boring experience. During a taxicab tour of London, Corky Corcoran describes the commentary of a distasteful child as being expressed with "...the gloomy importance of a confirmed bore about to … Continue reading A Delightful Image of Boredom
The title of this post is misleading *** This evening I reached and surpassed 10,000 pages (53 books) of reading for the year. I can think of no cooler way to have done so than with Volume 1 (May 1984 - May 1986) of the collected original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. Cowabunga
Selected from Tony Hawk's Skateboarding, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 1. New Girl - The Suicide Machines Destruction By Definition, 1996 Tony Hawk's Skateboarding 2. May 16 - Lagwagon Let's Talk About Feelings, 1998 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 3. 96 Quite Bitter Beings - CKY Volume 1, 1999 … Continue reading Five Top Tony Hawk’s Tunes
Kill the Lights Kill the lights so we can't see what isn't left: a wreckage writ to dizzying heights Humanity: bereft.
Dear R, I just wanted to offer a few words to let you know how special you are. I hope desperately that my sometime-sadness does not lead you to doubt yourself. Whilst I would rather have solved this already at almost 29 years, I am still finding myself and my path. I can promise, though, … Continue reading A Letter to the R
the reason i smile; why i might just like to stay awhile, is You are smart, sexy, sublime; with whom i wish, forever, to stop time.
As I opened my previous post, "I haven't blogged much lately". That was over a month ago; with nothing since: Why? Life has been so busy! ...in a good way, I should add. I'm now living in London, working a new job I'm really enjoying, and spending a spectacular amount of time with a beautiful and … Continue reading Where I’ve Been
I haven't blogged much lately. In fact, it's been only twelve days; but that feels like a lifetime. This is neither good nor bad. What is good, however, is the things that have been going on in my life. I am incredibly happy and, more than I am happy: I am thankful. In this, I … Continue reading A Brief Update of Sorts [24.08.17]
Having slept on it, I remain bemused by a (very) brief Twitter spat I found myself in last night. One woman tweeted: "the concept of being a slag does not fucking exist it was invented because men thought women shouldn't enjoy sex" Another woman retweeted it with the caption: "Say it louder for the people … Continue reading Question & Accusation
People write for a number of reasons. Why successful, world-renowned writers do so remains enduringly interesting to me. I'd like to briefly, and with tongue-in-cheek (precisely why it rests there should become clear), breeze over why three of my favourite writers do so. *** George Orwell published in 1946 a thoughtful essay entitled 'Why I … Continue reading Why Writers Write