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New Year: New Start?

January 4, 2012

Everyone on Twitter and Facebook have had one thing in common over the past week: “2012, new year, new me”.

This has been a common annoyance for quite a lot of people, mainly my older friends and by older, I mean mentally. The ones who don’t bull s**t and don’t whine about anything. Anyway, what is the big deal with every year the same handful of people saying they’re going to change and be a different person? We all know who they are, we all have them on our feeds and we all know what the outcome will be. Give it a month and I put money on the table that they either A) Start whoring about again, B) End up messing up the relationship they fought oh so hard to get back (you know, the one that you’ve heard them moan about so much over the past 2 months) or C) going back on ALL their resolutions and getting back into their bad habit’s or being shallow.

Everyone who’s doing this should take a big step back and have a long hard think about what they are telling the world online. I don’t think half of them realise this but the decent half of the world are laughing their virtual asses off behind their screens at all these promises of change and then going back to their old selves.

Take baby steps people, make simple resolutions which aren’t just going to help you, but maybe help others around you and make them feel better and if so, please keep them. You’re just providing those who have blogs material to post on… and of course Failbook. They love that stuff.

The Resolutions

January 1, 2012

Well, as you know one of my new year resolutions was to stop smoking. I know its only the 1st, but so far I’ve not had one cigarette. I think that’s pretty damn good considering the amount of stress I’ve been under with my graphic work and how many projects I’m starting in one day (today). Lord knows why I told my clients that I would start on the 1st of January. Today and January for that matter is the Monday of the year and it sucks.

Anyway, later on I’ll sort out some posts for the next few days, but until then I’m going to be playing GTA IV on the PS3 and relaxing.

Happy New Year

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and well done to all of you who 1) are still awake at this time, 2) able to read this amongst the amount of alcohol you have drunk and 3) have survived this long. 

As I have read on many blogs on WordPress and statuses on Facebook and tweets on Twitter, 2011 has been quite a sucky year. I feel like the whole year I’ve been going into the fridge and taking a glass of milk only to find after the first… 2-3 glasses that the milk is actually off. So far I’d like to announce that I have already got to a good start as I’m actually getting a lot more clients for graphic design, which brings my onto my next point: You peeps should totally click that like button on my page! I know many of you may not have seen my work but clicking that button lets me know you care about my blog at least. You doing this will bring a tear to my eye, and make it look good for other clients as well as making me look popular amongst you internet people

Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read, I hope you have a good new years day, and not much of a hang over.

In Time

December 31, 2011

Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there’s a catch: you’re genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich “earn” decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo’s love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.

This film guys. Now, I’m not Justin Timberlakes biggest fan, but in his most recent films I’ve began to feel like singing wasnt his calling, its by far acting. I wasnt expecting much from this film but it blew me away. It’s quite a dark storyline for the human race anyway. Still running along the lines of people always trying to get more of a currency, in this films case it’s time.

Also, Cillian Murphy is in it, why wouldn’t you want to give this film a watch?

Pokemon: Try & Fill Your Pokedex Now.

December 30, 2011

Believe it or not, the image above is all the Pokemon from the first games (Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow). I saw this and thought “That cannot be right” and actually counted them as I remember there being 150/151 including Mew and MewTwo. I remember with the card game I knew all the Pokemon. All being 150 of them. For my 21st birthday my mother’s side of the family got my a Nintendo 3DS so I thought I would go and get myself Pokemon. Before getting the game I thought I’d have a look at how Pokemon has been doing because a lot of games have been out since I last played (Pokemon Crystal). There are now 646 and they are releasing a further 200 next year for a new game they’re releasing for the 3DS.

I thought trying to catch 150 was hard!

The “F” Word

December 28, 2011

You’ll have to excuse the terrible illustration I’ve chosen to use for this post. I literally just put “swearing” into Google and the result was this.

Swearing. We’ve all done it, and we still do it. I remember when I was in primary school (5-10 years old) when someone swore we would do the whole bite the lower lip thing and say “Ohh you swore, that’s bad”. Now look us all. Most of us swear on a daily basis and to be fair I think its become a part of our language. Yes there are some words that are REALLY bad to use, but the normal ones like “fuck”… it can mean a lot of things.

The main reason I wanted to make a post about this was something that happened to me and a friend today. I went into town to pick up a HDMI cable for my mother. While in town I went into one of the shops I thought would sell one and while looking at the various cables with my friend we said in conversation “fuck sake” (I know when written it doesn’t really make sense but we normally say it when we realise something stupid has happened). Anyway, after saying this there was a man (obviously a father) who was with his daughter (which looked about 15-16 years old). He looked at me and my friend, looked at his daughter and said to us “Oi, watch your language”. Now, I can understand if this was a toddler because them buggers repeat everything they hear, but here in Manchester and many other cities in the UK there are bigger problems to worry about with the youths than swearing. Does he think his daughter is a little princess? I don’t want to sound like a prat, but if I was the father, I’d be more concerned about how many people she’s sleeping with at the same time than the words she’s hearing from two guys looking at cables.

I don’t swear when there are little kids around. If on the off-chance I slip up, I’d like to think I’m pretty damn good at covering it up, but if there is someone who is of age to understand right and wrong, then I will use what words I think fit best. I know that some people will disagree but c’mon, in this day and age, kids are doing drugs, having sex with a lot of people, and drinking until they pass out.

Pleading To You All

December 27, 2011

Good afternoon to you all.

Just a quick post. Not sure how many of you have noticed, but on my blog page I have a Facebook Like button. I’ve been trying to rack up as many likes as possible so when it comes around to getting a project from a client they can see the number and although not all of them are for graphic design he can see that the number is a decent one and he will know I am reliable which I am, especially with my work.

Would it be possible for you to very quickly go to my page or click here to like the page. I dont spam at all. At most once a week there will be an upload of my work for a project I’m doing or progress with clients at meetings. I would just like as many “likes” as possible.

Thanks a lot guys 🙂 and just for reading, here is a nice picture for you

Suit Up!

December 26, 2011

Ok, ok. I know it doesn’t class as “suiting up” but I got some smart clothes for my birthday along with some nice ass ties which I intend on wearing a lot in the new year. I wont be wearing any crappy clothes. I’ll be wearing my jacket, smart shoes, trousers and tie. For my casual… well, I took a picture which I’ve put below. Yes, I am posing. A little bit of self-confidence can be a magical thing.

As you can see, the beard is gone thus my cheek bones show a bit more which looks a bit… odd actually.

How Was Your Christmas?

December 26, 2011

Hello everyone. Merry Christmas to those of you who are on their new computers right now, enjoying the interwebz for the first time in many moons.

I wanted to make a post to see how everyone’s Christmas was? Maybe we could think of it as a form of competition? Anyone out there who has had a rather “interesting” Christmas this year, whatever the reason, email or comment on this post and whatever this experience the best one will be wrote up into a short video script which I will try to do by February.

Just to let you know my 21st was fantastic. A lot better than last year (long story but it involved the evil ex). My mother, knowing what a big kid I am, bought me a Nintendo 3DS with Zelda: Ocarina of Time on it which at present I am stuck on the Water Temple. All of you who are Zelda fans will know that when you get to the Water Temple its pretty much game over for your stress levels and to be honest I don’t think its mixing very well with my alcohol consumption.

Anyway, I hope you all had a good Christmas and have a great new year!

 

Happy Birthday: I’m Now 21

December 24, 2011

Today is my birthday. I am now 21 years old, and have successfully survived to the last “major” mile stone (at least for the next 9 years).
Wishes? I keep getting told by my mother that I’m too old for stockings and by my grandma I’m too old for getting a pound in my Christmas pudding, but I think I could make a few if they aren’t stupid right? I’m even going to tell you what they are.

1) 2012 to be a better year.  No, I’m not being depressing or anything silly like that. I just feel like 2011 from start to end has been a massive struggle financially, mentally, and emotionally. I wont go into detail, all I want is for 2012 to hold a bit more excitement and positivity. Not only from people around me but for me to be more positive when something happens because I know its my style to come out of something shit smelling like roses.

2) Graphic Design. I’m really hoping that over the next year or so my graphic design kicks off. I have no qualifications in graphic design, but from all the good feedback I receive about the work I do I don’t see why I should differ from the people who spent that extra year in school learning it. I hope I get given the chance to work for a company in graphic design and be working in an industry I’m really going to like because lets face it, retail sucks.

3) Iron Man Costume. I would pay a large amount of money to be in possession of an Iron Man suit. The exact same as the Mark 3 Tony Stark has. If I had one of these, I wouldn’t need to use public transport in Manchester, no one would mess with a dude in an iron suit and I would also become the local super hero.

I think I deserve that right?

P.S. I’ve noticed how camp I look in the photo shoot picture I did earlier this month. Next time I do a photo shoot for fun, I’ll put more explosions, meat, and guns in it.