Friday, 4 February 2011

Mr Motivator

I've been on a roll recently. I got some good results from university (including an A on something that I thought was half-arsed), I got up on my first alarm yesterday (a feat I haven't achieved in years), and I've successfully reduced my sugar intake. It's great being motivated, although it can take some strong feelings to make yourself do something. Okay, admittedly I got up on my first alarm because my need to pee was greater than my need to sleep. But there's always that make or break moment. Will I get up even when I'm only going to beaten up by Apollo Creed even more? Will I finish that essay even though I'm tired and I could probably do it another time? Will I resist the temptation to eat that creme egg, the most tasty of the easter offerings?

I WANT YOU to blog more often
I occasionally wonder if such things are your decision, or if it's 'in the genes'. Ringo Starr's son, Zak Starkey, became a drummer, and has become a session drummer for the likes of Oasis, and the Who's live band. All in the blood? Or did he actually knuckle down and practice without any such assistance (Ringo actually persuaded the guy to take up another career with Keith 'the loon' Moon providing the lessons)? But then there's countless other examples of king's sons failing to make the grade throughout history. And sexuality is supposed to be in your DNA the second you are born. I was of that belief for a while. But do you really get gay babies? Ones that after being born think 'UGH I'm not going in that again'? It doesn't seem that way. But then we have plenty of people who completely deny their homosexuality, or ones that hate themselves for it. And there's people that believe that choices and events are fate, or destiny. Sometimes I find myself believing in fate. In the back of my head I think it's a bit stupid. Good people die and wankers survive. Injustices happen. I don't like to say anything for definite. But that's because I'm terrible at making decisions and planning things in advance, and it's why I'm always late.

I can only apologise for the lack of my consistent blogs. I've been writing for a site called BigDistraction, doing some reviews. I volunteered for the position after they said they were looking for writers. I wrote a couple of press releases and a review and they said nothing. And then out of the blue they promoted me to music editor and put me in charge of someone else. I don't know if the reviews are any good, but I'm continuing it anyway. And of course, university has resumed, so I have a few things to do for that. But I won't forget about you lot! So thanks for the patience, and thanks for reading!

Note- It looks like 'thanks for reading' has become my blogging catchphrase. Pretty poor and unoriginal, isn't it?


  1. I have a hard time keeping motivated myself...

  2. I often get annoyed by the debate of whether homosexuality is a choice or in the genes. I reckon it can be either! When in doubt, just presume it's all of the above.

  3. Enjoy the wave for as long as you can. Usually, when it stops, the misfortune hits you hard.
    But, you know, I hope this lucky lasts! :)

  4. No one in my family is a writer, and I seem to excel at it, so I'm not sure where that comes from. I hardly think it's genetic. However, I definitely was born a straight man. At no point in my life have I ever thought I wonder what penis tastes like. Nope, no thanks.