Archive for July, 2010

Travelling The Country

July 27th, 2010 No comments

Over the last two months I have travelled over 1000 miles for work, from Glasgow to Slough to Leeds and London several times. I have started staying in Marriott hotels enough to warrant a loyalty card and already have nearly enough points for free night!

Travelling for work is hard, it means early mornings, late nights and a lot of eating alone. I don’t think I will ever really get used to booking a table for one. Although it’s a tough life and I am glad I only have to spend a day or so a week on average away from Leeds I am starting to enjoy certain aspects of it. The variety of the work is something I really love, along with meeting all sorts of characters. It is amazing to think that I spend a lot of time chatting to strangers in the hotel bar or at service stations whilst I am refuelling on relentless.

I am starting to look at moving on from my current job as I want to progress my career, but I am starting to think that I don’t want to move somewhere where I lose the opportunity to travel and experience the things I have experienced over the last few months.

I mean, as I write this I am chatting to a really interesting guy that works in real estate. he is currently setting up a deal to buy a warehouse and turn it into a contemporary opera space in East London.

What I have been up to this week 2010-07-25

July 25th, 2010 No comments

What I have been up to this week 2010-07-18

July 18th, 2010 No comments
  • Sod #wordcampuk and the #lasanwich tonight is about #wendy #
  • RT @gibmasterflash: RT @playcom: Green Zone. Blu-rays. Giveaway. RT by 5pm to win one! #
  • Apparently its #wordcampuk today. Its not like its all @kieranoshea has talked about forever or anything :-p #
  • Gah, why does interesting stuff always happen when I'm at work?! #
  • Outkast – Ms Jackson just came on my iPod. forgotten how much I liked it when I was still in short trousers! #oldskooltune #
  • Friday is such an awesome day. #
  • Starting to wish I hadn't stayed up past one this morning :-( @malahath was always a bad influence :-p #
  • Had a good night with @chrisworfolk and @malahath and @BinaryMage . Steak was excellent from Blackhouse :-)#
  • Totally forgot to do my homework last night :-( gonna have to blag it 1999 style! #
  • Bloody haxored! #
  • Hmm, @leedsatheistsoc 's members are tardy. #
  • Also, epic lulz… RT @jackofkent: Have now formally emailed @gillianmckeith re my upcoming #BadLaw article on her libel of @bengoldacre. #
  • Wtf!! Spoons is busy?! #
  • And I want all that at frenetic pace. Too much to ask? #
  • What I want from football is chances, box to box action, tackles and goals. #
  • Don't get me wrong, its technically awesome and spain do it better than anyone else, but if I wanted art I would go to gallery. #
  • Can't sleep :-( which is weird after watching spain bore me to death with passing. #wc2010 #
  • So who's gonna win #wc2010 today tweeps? #
  • #ahs agm weekend almost over. @chrisworfolk james and I will be leaving bristol soon. #wc2010 final on later tho :-)#

What I have been up to this week 2010-07-11

July 11th, 2010 No comments
  • Recovery steak is full of win :-)#
  • Bed time for little old me. If anyone can tell me when I'm supposed to be up that would be awesome!! #ahs #
  • So apparently I'm too clingy. #
  • So 30 mins of talking then an hour break. That's why the #ahs never gets anything done!! #
  • And so we begin #ahs #
  • I really hope there are some @warwickatheists and people from edinburgh at breakfast today. Need to resurrect #challengewarwick #ahs #
  • I really hope there are some @warwickatheists and people from edinburgh at breakfast today. Need to resurrect #challengewarwick #hs #
  • In my room, hopefully gonna get some work done before sleep. Anyone would think I was on holiday. #ahs #stupidworkonholiday #
  • On the M5. Not far now :-) #ahs #
  • Me, @chrisworfolk and james leaving Leeds now. Be in bristol in 3.5hrs! #
  • Ooh, #eng v #ban odi is on at bristol on sat when I'm there. Might go if #ahs is doesn't go to plan. #
  • Well the late finish wasn't too bad :-) well worth the 1.30 finish on Fri!! #
  • So, working til 9 tonight :-s but means I get Friday afternoon off :-)#
  • The extra 100ml in the new bigger 7up bottle really makes a difference. Not sure if 600ml is too much for a little bottle. #
  • W00t got sky again :-)#
  • First day in the office for CWF today. #
  • Final fantasy 13s new battle engine is pretty awesome. Loving the party dynamics management system. :-)#

What I have been up to this week 2010-07-04

July 4th, 2010 No comments
  • First time ever? Just got 100% deposit back from landlord!! #
  • Accidentally bought a new suit. #
  • Forgot to get my dry cleaning done yesterday. Any one know of a 24hr dry cleaners in Leeds? #
  • Project at work is making my brain hurt :-( stupid quality control. #
  • So apparently I'm not fluffy enough. No wonder all our managers are shit!! They want fluffy people who don't need to know anything. Grr. #
  • Picked up new Final Fantasy game and ashes cricket (both for ps3) for 15 quid today :-) also got stardust and 300 on blu ray. Total < 40quid #
  • Random guy on the sofa this morning. Definitely not there when I went to bed. Why can't random hot chicks appear instead?? #
  • Pink wine and The Devil Wears Prada. Anyone would think I lived in an all guy house, lol. #
  • Just bad. They deserve everything @gibmasterflash is gonna throw at them. #

New post types

July 2nd, 2010 No comments

I have been mulling over the way in which I produce content for the site and think I will be moving to some new media types, i.e. audio and video blogs for a few of the posts. I really want to get some more interactive material up on the site too to encourage debate and conversation. Anyway, I will be beavering away on the background stuff to make this possible and keep you informed over the coming weeks.

Chicago Fire

July 2nd, 2010 No comments

The Fire have had a tough couple of months, failing to win in May and struggling in June as well. The team played in the Sister Cities Cup,a friendly tournament between Chicago Fire, Red Star Belgrade, Legia Warsaw and Paris St. Germain. Fire lost in the semi-final to PSG and then lost the 3rd place play-off against Legia Warsaw. Belgrade went on to win 7-6 on penalties in the final. The team also failed to win in the MLS during May and suffered a 1-0 defeat to AC Milan in a friendly.

The team broke its bad run by beating New England Revolution 1-0 on the 27th June. Chicago have only lost two of their games this season but have been guilty of drawing too many (six in total now).

Team USA didn’t take any Chicago players to South Africa for the World Cup so hopefully the team will benefit from having a full squad to choose from for the rest of July with some big games coming up, including the start of the SupaLiga.