Archive for January, 2011

What I have been up to this week 2011-01-30

January 30th, 2011 No comments
  • Bought some stuff from @CrueltyFreeProd today :-)#
  • RT @ProfBrianCox: I wish everyone would stop banging on about 20 nobing 12 #
  • RT @CrueltyFreeProd: Lots of exciting new toiletries this month! #vegan #crueltyfree #
  • About time!! RT @thinkbroadband: ASA proposals for use of 'unlimited' and 'up to' in broadband advertising #
  • Would #blackpoolfc have been fined if they had won? Who decides whether team is weaker? Weaker than what? #
  • Furious about #blackpoolfc fine for using their squad. What's point in having squad if you can't use it? #
  • RT @gibfootballshow: If you're going to fine people for using their squad, just scrap the 25-man rule, it's an absolute joke!!!!! #
  • no access to money for at least a week (possibly two) means no excuses for not catching up on tv and blog ( ) #
  • Krispy Kremes are coming to Leeds tomorrow :-) SHOMP #
  • RT @markjt1978: Andy Gray has been offered a contract for being a voice over in Yorkie Bar Adverts #
  • RT @gibfootballshow: *NEW BLOG POST* The Obraniak Conspiracy – guest post from the wonderful @polishscout #
  • Ffs. Rbs have quoted 5-10 working days for a new debit card!! #
  • Number of followers is slowly creeping up :-) thanks to all the new peeps. Pressure to start tweeting real stuff is mounting! #
  • RT @chriscfrench: Would you believe it? Interview on psychics cancelled "due to unforeseen circumstances"! It had to happen to me one day… #
  • Get in there Cathcart :-)#
  • Join @leedsatheistsoc tonight for an insight into alternative medicine etc. 7pm upstairs in Union. #
  • Hmm haggis for lunch. Tasty. #
  • A special menu for @gibfootballshow @andrew_gibney #
  • Bbc4 doc on indian forced prostitution wrapped up in religion and culture. Makes me sad as the arguments are ones of equality and poverty. #
  • Anyone know if @jamesdelingpole is a legit twitter account for the 'journalist'? #horizon #
  • RT @ProfBrianCox: "The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." – Bertrand Russell #
  • Enjoyed #horizon but think it meandered a lot. A snappier, smarter show might have helped sell the ideas more. #
  • Ahh. #horizon is making me so mad. #
  • W00t. Got @Viki_Chan to say book to rhyme with duck and not with a long 'oo'. Win!! #

What I have been up to this week 2011-01-23

January 23rd, 2011 No comments
  • RT @gibfootballshow: Listen to this weeks pod – Transfers, La Liga, Comepetition, loads of great football chat #
  • RT @DominicPollard: NEW POST: Breaking the status quo – why players should be allowed to speak their minds… #
  • I have paid more in tax and insurance this month than I normally get paid!! Sad times :-(#
  • I swear people only screw stuff up on Saturdays just to piss me off. Spent all morning dealing with massive screw ups. Its rubbish. #
  • Big #ff shoutouts to colleagues, friends and footy bloggers @gibfootballshow and @cornb33fmckeith #
  • Congratulations to @DavidAllenGreen for hitting the 10k followers milestone. Get him a few more #ff for his excellent insight. #
  • Why did nobody make me watch the Soprano's before?! #
  • RT @cwfnews: Perspective Citywide launches in Leeds next month. More information at #leeds #interfaith #
  • Love the fact that @gibfootballshow is too popular!! #
  • Stupid bus is late. Bet this is cos that guy killed himself in leeds today. #stupidsuicidedelays #
  • RT @JeromeTaylor Anyone out there under 26, unemployed and wants to rant about it to a national newspaper and be photographed? @lizziemoogle #
  • Unacceptable! Insufficiently "spiritual" soldiers forced to talk to chaplains who pressure them to be born again: #
  • The apathy is kicking in, brought on by heavy drinking with @leedsatheistsoc @chrisworfolk @theblindking and the gang. Bad times. #
  • In old bar with @leedsatheistsoc having a few well earned rum and cokes :-)#
  • Watching Four Lions at @leedsatheistsoc this film is frikkin hilarious. #
  • Off to watch Four Lions at @leedsatheistsoc tonight :-) should be good. #
  • Really enjoyed Carmen tonight, though no one warned me of the nudity and sex scenes. Risque business from Opera North. #
  • Hitting up #carmen with @Aislinfrancis . Its a slightly bizarre production, but great vocals :-)#
  • I really shouldn't watch 'my superr sweet 16' it just makes me hate young people. #
  • It's so weird having 3 days off in a row!! #
  • So guy just got nailed by car outside the flat. #
  • Logan's run on TV. Old skool sci fi :-)#

What I have been up to this week 2011-01-16

January 16th, 2011 No comments
  • I'm so happy milano's hasn't changed a bit in the 2 or 3 yrs since I used to frequent the place :-) blame @Aislinfrancis for early night tho #
  • At what point do you interrupt your mate's nocturnal habits to remind him to suit up and play wingman? #
  • And so the baton passes on. #
  • RT @mattb811: I don't understand how the people of Tunisia overthrew their government without me signing an e-petition / changing my avatar. #
  • RT @gibfootballshow: If anyone wants to read my SPL Mid-term review I would be very grateful #
  • RT @LancUniHumanist: A little post to explain to everyone where we are and what we're doing. take a little peek if … #
  • Gah rubbish. Normally don't mind a quiet night in, but god am I bored tonight. Don't seem to be able to settle at anything. #
  • Do I go shopping or just eat out? Been really good so far this month and only eaten out once… #
  • Some #ff also for football reading/listening @gibfootballshow @chrismayerV1 @cornb33fmckeith @DominicPollard @the1steleven @threeupfront #
  • My #ff for this week go to the #uncagedmonkeys crew (who I now have tickets for) @ProfBrianCox @robinince @SLSingh and @bengoldacre #
  • Always like chasing in #t20 bad miss from @timbresnan but I am sure he will make up for it when he bows and bats! #
  • Apparently if it's legal it's right with reference to 16-18yr olds. Acccording to @BinaryMage that is. #
  • Argh. Means I'm prob gonna miss @wyhumanists tonight!! Rubbish. #
  • Can't believe I've missed the bus. Who escalates an issue 5mins before I walk out the door?! :-(#
  • I'm fairly sure I've had too much caffeine today. #highasakite #
  • Check out "The Death of Atheism" by @tessakendall an interesting analysis of the link between religion and fertility. #
  • I don't understand why people don't want to donate organs. I mean what use are they to you when you are dead? #organdonor #
  • BHA calls for Wales to keep moving towards presumed consent for organ donation (with opt-out) (via @BHAnews ) #
  • Well done to @cornb33fmckeith and his Leeds United blog – over 1000 views in 1st three weeks! #
  • Back at the grindstone, hopefully got another blog post to come oput today :)#
  • RT @robinince: anyone asking about/volunteering for/ offering information for idea of library shows, can you now add #libraryshows #
  • RT @RAtheist: Lol! > The Daily Mash – Mystery avian deaths suggest God playing 'Angry Birds' #
  • Well done to #blackpoolfc on beating Liverpool. Again. Was tempted to have a bet but we were at home, lol. #
  • Didn't realise how much rod stewart loves celtic. Got their crest on his drum kit. #
  • Too true (via @bengoldacre) “…normal rules apply: if you have insight about the possibility of being a dick, you are probably not a dick." #
  • RT @StuartJRitchie: Woah! Offit blames Lancet. Goldacre blames media. Deer blames Wakefield. We can certainly agree … #
  • Watching me some Rod Stewart. Reminds me of growing up. #
  • Woohoo – got over 100 followers! Thanks to all who helped. Feel free to check out my blog at #
  • W00t. 101 followers. You can now all check out my latest blog post at :P#
  • And so begins the addiction to Twitter. Chasing the impossible dream. #addictedtotwitter #
  • Thanks for all the retweets @gibfootballshow @andyjameshicks @cornb33fmckeith but I wasn't really begging for followers :P too much pressure #
  • I've decided I tweet/blog about rubbish too much. Maybe I have reached my twitter maturity and should now try tweeting with gravitas. #
  • If I had $1000000 (I could only buy a 1 bed flat in Hackney) #middleclassprotestsongs #
  • Why Can't I Get a Job? #middleclassprotestsongs #
  • 98 followers. Will I ever break the magic ton? #
  • Yay! England won the T20 game this morning :D Jut need #blackpoolfc to win against Liverpool tonight and it will have turned into a good day #
  • The wondwers of system outages at work means I can play on Twitter. Anything exciting going on? #
  • RT @gibfootballshow: Does anyone think Scott Brown signing for Liverpool is Kenny's way of saying sorry for John Barnes? #
  • RT @cornb33fmckeith: We are Champions, Champions of Europe: #LUFC #twitterwhites #
  • I do love the #nfl post season. First weekend of games over and last years finalists all ready out. #
  • Lots of people should read @gibfootballshow new post on his blog and agree with me that GKs should be sent off for serious foul play. #

There’s No Business Like Show Business

January 12th, 2011 2 comments

Following a lengthy debate with a good friend of mine over at Gibfootballshow about whether the automatic red card given to goalkeeper’s who foul an opposition player when acting as last man was fair it occurred to me that many people today don’t see football as being about fair and sporting play, but as a form of show business – an entertainment rather than an athletic competition.

Many people would argue that football, and sport in the wider sense, is about entertainment and I probably wouldn’t disagree. Top level sport needs public support to survive and continue to attract the very best athletes rather than watch them drift off into other careers. However, I don’t think that sport, and football in particular, should forget that whilst it has a need to be entertaining it is not in the business of show business. The rules and regulations of the games need to reflect the foundations on which sport was built – fairplay, sporting behaviour and honest competition.

I am not naive enough to think that sport is only about the ideal. Many sports created as a way of preparing for battle and honing fighting skills. Others were created as a means of control and to keep people’s minds off whatever the problem of the day was – indeed, this is still the case in less developed countries. However, the emergence of sport as being an embodiment of chivalry and honour stems from these very beginnings.

I believe that the rules of sport need to change with the times. They need to reflect the needs of participants, officials, spectators and other interested parties. They also need to change to accomodate advances in technologyand science, including medicine. However, the underlying spirit and traditions of the games need to be maintained and preserved.

This spirit is one of fairness, where any body can take part in the sport and know they have the same opportunity to succeed in any situation. Of course skill and physical ability have an impact on this. I know that technically I cannot compete with top class sportsmen and women in any field, but I know that if I were to challenge Ronnie O’Sullivan to a game of snooker, or my village team took on Manchester United at football, the only difference between us would be our relative skills and abilities.

Changing rules to differentiate between one player and another, between one group of participants and another is something that goes against this philosophy of openness and fair play.

What I have been up to this week 2011-01-09

January 9th, 2011 No comments
  • So Roy has gone and Kenny Dalglish back in charge. Dark times at Anfield. #
  • 2011 could be a great year. Eng won the #ashes eng could also win #6nations and #rwc and #blackpoolfc look likely to stay in #epl #
  • RT @willcarling: Wow, this time in a month we (England) will be celebrating having won our 1st Six Nations game….(Puts timer on…) #rugby #
  • In bed watching DVDs nice and early tonight. Only blaming @chrisworfolk a little. #
  • Apparently it's been snowing all morning. From my window at work all I can see is a tunnel. #
  • Last #ff for the moment to the #ashes heroes @Swannyg66 @JimmyAnderson9 @finnysteve @StuartBroad8 @Eoin16 and to @Aggerscricket for the comm #
  • Not forgetting the nearest and dearest on #ff @BinaryMage @andrew_gibney @Viki_Chan @kieranoshea @willwybrow @theblindking #
  • My favourite celeb tweeters on #ff are @JewelStaite @alydenisof @ActuallyNPH @NathanFillion @RealDMitchell and @marcusbrig #
  • #ff for student non-believers @leedsatheistsoc @warwickatheists @SecularStudents @ahsstudents #
  • That fantastic skepticism of @davidallengreen @caitlinmoran @DrEvanHarris @bengoldacre @SLSingh all deserve to get a #ff mention too #
  • My favourite stargazers @ProfBrianCox and @daraobriain deserve some #ff love. #
  • Also for #ff today, check out some great enterprises @CrueltyFreeProd and @cwfnews (run by @sarannity and @chrisworfolk respectively) #
  • Got some #ff for today. For football stuff you should follow the inimitable @gibfootballshow @chrismayerV1 and the newbie @cornb33fmckeith #
  • Just finished a big ass dinner at red hot buffet for @lauraaisthorpe bday. #
  • In red hot buffet for very first time. #
  • Loved the geekfest that was #bbcstargazing with @daraobriain and @ProfBrianCox (with cameo from @Wossy ) tho this stuff isn't just for geeks #
  • Yay. Going to see @ProfBrianCox @SLSingh @robinince and @bengoldacre at #uncagedmonkeys in Manchester in May :-D#
  • So who's coming to the Uncaged Monkey tour with me? They are in Manchester on 6th May. #
  • Happy birthday to @lauraaisthorpe #
  • Love the fact that @ProfBrianCox is such a celebrity he can call the International Space Station. #bbcstargazing #
  • Performance review time at work. I scored a 1 (highest score on a 1-5 scale) win. #
  • Crap. Didn't get my leave for rest of week approved :-( stupid work. #
  • Woo hoo. Got tickets for Carmen :-) opening night and everything!! #
  • Anyone know if #bbcstargazing is on iPlayer at all? #
  • Sorry @ProfBrianCox and @daraobriain I'm gonna mis #bbcstargazing tonight in favour of @leedsatheistsoc and steak night :-s #
  • Got such a tough decisison today… Go to steak night with @leedsatheistsoc or #bbcstargazing with @daraobriain and @ProfBrianCox #
  • Just watched #bbcstargazing with @daraobriain and @ProfBrianCox . One of best shows I've seen in ages. My man crush on brian cox continues. #
  • Finally got back to town. Finish work 90mins ago! Sometimes I regret selling the car. #
  • Decided to sod it and pay for an arriva ticket. That's a fiver its now cost me to get to work today. For not much more could have taxi'd it. #
  • Great, my bus is cancelled. Apparently the driver didn't show at work. An hour til next one :-(#
  • What's worse is that when I asked them about it they looked at me as if I was a crazy person for suggesting rubbish should go in the bin. #
  • Mum with her kid drinking mcd drinks by bus stop. Bin is literally next to them. Kid throws cup on floor, mum does same. #
  • Already got tickets to see blink-182 and @joshritter :-)#
  • Bbc orchestra doing verdi's requiem. Jimmy carr coming to leeds too. #
  • So many awesome concerts this year, not sure how I'm going to see them all. Opera north doing carmen and the ring cycle! #
  • I think tonight is going to be a dominos and GT5 night. Cba with heroics on wow atm. #
  • RT @stephenfry: The loss of the great Pete Postlethwaite is a very sad way to begin a year. #

A busy year already

January 9th, 2011 3 comments

Opera North - Carmen

The second week of January is upon us and it seems my diary is filling up faster than I could ever have imagined. I have developed a very bad habit in recent years of making big plans and not really following through with them, with perhaps the exception of the trip to Europe I did last year.

To try and counter that, I am going to post up the things I have planned right now so that I will hopefully see them through. It will also remind me to blog about the events and give me a lot more to say in my review of 2011, rather than the the relatively dismal look back at 2010.

The first major highlight of 2011 I have already organised is a trip to opening night at Opera North’s production of Carmen with my friend Aislin. I really love the opera and have only really started up going to see them again since I met Aislin. It is really cool to have a friend that likes some of the more obscure hobbies that interest me like opera and ballet etc.

Carmen was a natural choice for me to go and see as it is one of my favourites. I have seen a couple of productions of it, although both times were amateur ones, so will be great to see a professional performance.

I am hoping to squeeze in a few more operas this year too following the success of Turn of the Screw last year and what I am sure is going to be an epic experience at Carmen. It will also be my very first opening night!

Dungeon Ghyll

Next up is a trip to Langdale with some of my family. Langdale is one of my favourite places int he whole world despite its relatively unglamorous reputation in comparison to the rest of the Lake District. For me though, the valley has everything I could possible want from a remote, relaxing holiday destination. It is quite simply a stunning part of the country, a long glacial valley with a few vllages spread out along the valley floor and walled by soe impressive hills. The valley is home to three of my top 5 Lake District pubs, the Old and New Dungeon Ghyll hotels and the Wainwright Inn.

February also sees Andrew’s stag night, which will be an interesting experience as it will be my first ever stag do. Andrew is getting married in Jamaica in March which i can’t afford to attend, so it is my intention to make sure he gets a fantastic send off! Whilst I am talking about Andy, I should probably plug his great football blog that is probably his one true love (sorry Laura).

Josh Ritter

I have two trips abroad planned for April this year. The first is to go an see a band I really like play live in Dublin. Josh Ritter is doing a few dates in Europe as part of his tour and Dublin was the cheapest place to go and see him play. The other two cities he is doing in British Isles are Edinburgh and London and at the moment, both of those places are more expensive to get to and stay over in than Dublin. So look out Emerald Isle, I am coming for a party.

I plan to head over to Dublin on a Thursday and stay until Sunday, hopefully getting in a tour of the Guinness brewery as well as maybe seeing some of the sights and sounds of one of Europe’s capital cities.

The second trip in April is a little more ambitious. I hope to go and visit a friend of mine who is currently working for the British government in New York City. I am hoping to get out there for a week or so around Easter time to take advantage of the bank holidays (meaning I have to take less annual leave from work). I have never been to the Big Apple before, other than layovers at the airports there. I am not usually a city fan and prefer countryside and remoteness over the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s most populous conurbations. However, it is one of those cities that is everyone’s must visit list and that includes me. I want to be able to say I have see Time square, visited central park and been up the Empire State building.

Yankee Stadium, New York

I am going in April so that I have a chance of catching a ball game at Yankee stadium but I haven’t actually checked the schedules to see if this is going to be possible.

Following that is not going to be easy, but I have plans to go on holiday to Malta at the start of summer with my mum. Normally I would never consider Malta as a holiday destination, but on seeing the photos and stories my mum and auntie told when they visited the island a couple of years ago I was instantly sold on the idea. Malta has a rich history, perhaps best known for its role in the second world war where the nation and its people were awarded the George Cross for resisting the axis powers.

Lincoln Cathedral

June sees the long awaited marriage of two good friends of mine, Bryony and Chris. They have been together for over five years and I don’t think anyone could imagine them not getting married. The ceremony is taking place at Lincoln Cathedral and I have the honour of being one of the ushers. I have been to quite a few weddings over the years, but this will be my first as a participant (of sorts) and the first of my generation of friends. Technically Laura and Andrew get married earlier, but as they will be in Jamaica and I will be in Leeds I don’t think it counts.

The final plans for 2011 are less entrenched than those above. I want to try and get back to Venice in the Autumn as I had such a fantastic time there last year and would love to spend a few more days there, perhaps an extended weekend. I aim to also spend more time in my role on the management board of the AHS as I feel that the next 18-24 months for the organisation could be key to its continued success.

Beginning 2011

January 6th, 2011 2 comments

I hate “New Year”.

For as long as I can remember I have hated new year celebrations. Not so much the actual celebrating – I like a drink and a party as much as the next guy – but the fact that celebration takes place at all. Wht do we celebrate the transition from 31st December to 1st January? Maybe a more improtant question, is what are we actually celebrating with this quasi-festival?

Many will answer that we are celebrating the end of one year and the start of the next – a traditional rebirth metaphor On the surface, this seems a fairly good answer, if a little pagan, as this cyclical nature of death and rebirth is so ingrained in the human psyche that it would be stranger to miss a chance to celebrate the metaphor given half a chance.

My question to those that support this view would be why this particular point in the Earth’s orbit of the sun? There is at least some demarcation in other rebirth metaphors – night into day, phases of the moon, literal life and death – but this is just one of many opportunities to celebrate the fact that the planet is still orbiting its star.

Some argue that we are celebrating the fact we are moving from one calendar year to the next. This is perhaps a little more forgivable than the first argument as there is at least some demarcation. We are ripping up the calendar for 2010 and crakcing out the calendar for 2011 (I went from a Trinity Hospice in the Fylde calendar to a Marvel one).

It is far harder for me to find fault with this argument, although it still feels an arbitrary reason. I mean the calendar we use today was invented by Pope Gregory XIII to prevent Easter having to move all the time as the previous calendar had slightly miscalculated the vernal equinox, meaning the year was 11 minutes too short.

As an atheist and veritable anti-papist, I find it a little odd that I am supposed to celebrate the continued use of a tool invented to control congregations and ensure the continued influence of the Catholic Church on modern life. Don’t get me wrong here, I am fully aware that the calendar as a popular tool today has little to do with the Catholic Church and its continuing influence. However, I find it just as difficult to celebrate Christmas with its historical ties to Christianity and that tradition is well over 1000 years old. New Year as we know it less than 300 years of tradition (Britain didn’t adopt the Gregorian calendar until 1752).

The third argument (although I have only ever heard it once from a Catholic friend of mine) is the celebration of the circumcision of Jesus. This one I have absolutely no problems with. If people want to celebrate this then go ahead. Obviously, this defence only works for those sects of Christianity and Messianic Judaism that believe and therefore celebrate this. I don’t believe in Jesus as a god (and barely believe in him as a figure from history) and certainly would never celebrate the barbaric act of none-medical circumcision under any circumstances.

The final argument (and the one that my skeptical and atheist friends tend to fall back on) is one of opportunity. Why should we pass up on a chance to party just because the historical or traditional rationale for the party doesn’t hold up. Why can’t we celebrate an arbitrary festival for arbitrary (or no) reason?

Whilst there are idealistic flaws with this argument, these tend to come from contrarianism rather than any real evidentiary basis. This argument is clearly the hardest to refute as it basically says “who cares?” and in my experience, the answer is “very few”.

So, I continue to party at new year. I also continue to have this argument with anyone that will listen in the hope that one day someone will offer a better option than “if you can’t beat them, join them”.

Any ideas then feel free to add a comment!

2010 in Review

January 3rd, 2011 No comments

2010 started quietly for me on the blogging front, apart from my Twitter updates my first real blog post was about the 10:23 Homeopathy Overdose Project (which I was unfortunately unable to attend due to work commitments) and my strongly worded letter to David Cameron.

February was another quiet month on the blog front although I did spend a week in the Lakes and come hoem to find my house was flooded which left me without a PC for nearly a month.

March saw me foolishly making some long term plans about future living arrangements as well as celebrating’s 3rd birthday. I also gave up my car to cut down on costs and get ready for city centre living.

A good friend of mine was deported in April and threatened with death on his return to his native Pakistan. Leeds Atheist Society ran Reason Week 2010 and I started following Major League Soccer.

In May I spent a lot of time preparing for my speaking engagement at CWF’s Enquiry conference in Birmingham. I also split up with my partner and moved in with Chris and George.

June was world cup month, so the less said about it the better, but I was hardly in a celebrating mood following the events of the previous month.

I spent most of July running around the country with work, really throwing myself in to my job.

Blackpool started their Premier League campaign during August and I started to really get ready for my trip of a lifetime. The month finished with a really great weekend with Sarann at Solfest.

Eurotrip 2010 took up September. In three weeks Chris, Kieran, George and I took in Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Munich, Salzburg, Venice, Verona, St Gallen, Montreux, Monte Carlo and Jard-Sur-Mer. I also turned 26.

October was a catching up month. I was working a lot to pay off Europe and to make sure that I got my best ever performance review to date.

I was off around the country again in November. Taking in an audience with Greg Epstein and a load of gigs.

December saw me celebrate the success story of Blackpool FC’s season in the Premier League so far as well as the contribution made by their manager. I also found time to go and see Tim Minchin thank god for Sam’s Mum’s Cateracts.

As you can see, it has been a mixed bag of a year. Some real highs in the form of Eurotrip and the number of gigs I’ve managed to catch, but also some real lows.

I think 2011 might be OK, there are some things that I am already really excited about seeing how they pan out as well as some concrete plans to go to Dublin, Malta and maybe even back to Verona over the summer. I also have some great work to do with some of the organisations I support i.e. the AHS and BHA as well as continuing to build up my own career and developing some projects of my own.

Here’s to you 2011.

What I have been up to this week 2011-01-02

January 2nd, 2011 No comments
  • I really hate the ford c-max ad where the lady refers to the car seats as 'infinitely flexible'. Surely that's an unprovable claim?? #
  • Enjoyed my new year scotch and cigar last night/this morning but throat not appreciating it now :-(#
  • Wonder how @chrisworfolk @BinaryMage @Viki_Chan and @MR_OJR are today? All asleep when I left for work. #
  • Sooo much pain. Made it to work today, which is a good start. Sitting in dark room writing reports all day. Not a bad way to recover. #
  • What is the world coming to when @chrisworfolk goes to bed with a girl but I don't :-( #endoftheworldasweknowitbutifeelfine #
  • Time to party with my crew @chrisworfolk @BinaryMage @theblindking @MR_OJR @sarannity Kat and the house #wench @Viki_Chan #
  • Last #ff of 2010 top (officially) footy blogger @gibfootballshow and a newbie blogger @cornb33fmckeith #
  • Hiding in the canteen so I don't get yelled at some more. #
  • RT @iainmacintosh: There are loads of podcasts out there, but I was genuinely impressed with @gibfootballshow . A real class act. #
  • Grats to @gibfootballshow for being names in Guardian's top 100 football blogs! #
  • Placido domingo is such an awesome vocalist. #
  • The callous on my wrist from years of heavy mouse and keyboard use has finally given up… Owchies. #
  • Game have bumped up all the prices since last week. Just lost a customer. #
  • Paid for my own diesel for 1st time in aaages today. Question: when did they legalise enforced arse rape? 20 quid barely got 1/4 tank!!! #
  • RT @davidallengreen: Have just been cyber-ravished by two catholic girls wanting me to convert from atheism #WhyILoveTwitter #
  • RT @leedsatheistsoc: Join us for steak night tonight at 7pm at Stick or Twist. No excuses if you're in Leeds! #
  • Fantastic win for Blackpool. Sunderland had 31 shots on goal, yet we won 2-0. Win rest of our games in hand and we're in 4th :-S #
  • RT @RAtheist: saw a sign the other day that said "fight poverty", so i punched a tramp #
  • Worrk is going so slowly today. Only got through 2 things on to-do list :-(#
  • Really looking forward to recovery steak with @leedsatheistsoc at steak night :-)#
  • Obv in my last tweet I am approximating when using e. Tho a pretty close approx tbh. #
  • Really quite drunk atm. Tho managed to heal e heroics whilst pissed. I am the shizz. #
  • We need more road trip. #
  • It appears @BinaryMage is shocked by some big ass bull balls. #
  • Looks like I'm going to need new friends this week. :-(#
  • Very drunk now with @chrisworfolk and @BinaryMage . Warming up for @Viki_Chan #
  • Apparently @BinaryMage would have eliza dusku as his assistant. #
  • So I bought too much frol and now I've got nowhere to put it :-(#
  • 20 mins of work left today then off shopping. Then will catch up on #doctorwho and wow. #
  • Great Christmas weekend :-) tho never got round to having any Christmas dinner :'-( really upsetting. #